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Introducing a New Automotive Venture: Automobiles Bistango

June 29th, 2011 at 9:00am

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Join John McElroy, Peter De Lorenzo, Jim Hall and Ed Lapham as they assemble their automotive super teams in the first-ever Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft. Can the owner of Bistango find an executive big enough to be so small? You can only find out at one place: right here LIVE at 7PM ET Thursday, June 30, 2011.

Create Your Automotive Dream Team for a Chance to Win Big!

June 28th, 2011 at 6:24pm

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On Thursday, June 30th Autoline After Hours will be conducting the first annual Automotive Draft during which our panelists will be assembling their fantasy corporate teams. Now you have the chance to assemble your automotive dream team and enter to win one of five prize packages furnished by our friends at Hyundai and Chevrolet!

Grand Prize
Chevrolet T-Shirt (Male)
Chevrolet T-Shirt (Female)
Hyundai Genesis Coupe Hot Wheels Car
Hyundai Travel Mug
Hyundai All-Weather Jacket
Chevrolet Volt Die-cast Model

Second Prize
Chevrolet T-Shirt (Male)
Chevrolet T-Shirt (Female)
Hyundai Genesis Coupe Hot Wheels Car
Hyundai Travel Mug
Hyundai Hoodie

Third Prize
Chevrolet T-Shirt (Male)
Chevrolet T-Shirt (Female)
Hyundai Genesis Coupe Hot Wheels Car

Fourth Prize
Chevrolet T-Shirt (Male)
Chevrolet T-Shirt (Female)
Hyundai Genesis Coupe Hot Wheels Car

Fifth Prize
Chevrolet T-Shirt (Male)
Chevrolet T-Shirt (Female)

If you match all or some of the picks from any one of our panelists in the first five rounds, you could win one of these great packages. Click “continue reading” to learn how to enter!

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Introducing a New Automotive Venture: Dymaxion Motors

June 27th, 2011 at 9:00am

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Join John McElroy, Peter De Lorenzo, Jim Hall and Ed Lapham as they assemble their automotive super teams in the first-ever Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft. Which CEO is “ready for the future”? You can only find out at one place: right here LIVE at 7PM ET Thursday, June 30, 2011.

AAH #108 – Cue the Theremin Music

June 23rd, 2011 at 11:00pm

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This week we take an up-close peek at the next phase of transportation with our guest, Chris Borroni-Bird, the Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts for GM. We’ll be getting into the details of the EN-V program and even take a ride in one of the futuristic concepts. GM’s President of North America, Mark Reuss, suggested that an EN-V trial program could happen in Detroit, but what would it take to make that happen? As usual, we’ll be getting into some of the hottest topics of the week. John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo as well as Charlie Vogelheim from Intellichoice.com.

Thanks to our sponsors who make Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone, Chevrolet and Hyundai.

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Introducing a New Automotive Venture: DeWard Auto Group

June 23rd, 2011 at 11:00am

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Join John McElroy, Peter De Lorenzo, Jim Hall and Ed Lapham as they assemble their automotive super teams in the first-ever Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft. What executives can put the needs of the “Everyman” before their own? You can only find out at one place: right here LIVE at 7PM ET June 30, 2011.

Introducing a New Automotive Venture: Renzo Motors

June 21st, 2011 at 2:21pm

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Join John McElroy, Peter De Lorenzo, Jim Hall and Ed Lapham as they assemble their automotive super teams in the first-ever Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft. Who will lead Renzo Motors into an “Epic” future? You can only find out at one place: right here LIVE at 7PM ET June 30, 2011.

RoAb #87 – The ‘Nooo!’ Episode

June 19th, 2011 at 12:01am

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Coming up on Roundabout . . . learn about one community where pickup trucks are strictly verboten!  Are states considering advertising on license plates?  HOW DARE THEY!  And a very special Pontiac you have to see to believe is going up for auction.  Stick around for all of these exciting stories and a many more, only on RoundAbout!  Our muy especial guest this week is Zach Bowman from Autoblog.

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Featuring: Zach Bowman, Michelle Naranjo, Eric Trytko, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.

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AAH #107 – Good On Ya, Mate

June 17th, 2011 at 12:20pm

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This week while we’re enjoying some beers on the set, our special guest will just be having his first cup of coffee. That’s because Peter Robinson, contributing editor for Wheels magazine, will be Skyping in all the way from the land down under — a difference of 14 hours. We’ll be asking him about the latest automotive issues in Australia and find out what Aussie-derived platforms we can expect stateside. We’ll also get into the news of the week including California’s EV mandate that says 5.5% of all vehicles sold must be EVs by 2018. Also, CAR says that reaching the CAFE goal of 62 MPG will cost an additional $4,000 – $9,000. John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Thanks to our sponsors who make Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone, Chevrolet and Hyundai.

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Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft 2011

June 15th, 2011 at 12:45am

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Thursday, June 30, 2011
7PM ET/4PM PT

It’s a staple of every major sports league as well as the life blood of all fantasy teams chosen around the world. And coming June 30th, Autoline After Hours unveils its first annual Automotive Draft. Team owners John McElroy, Peter De Lorenzo, Jim Hall and Ed Lapham will be drafting from the current pool of today’s top auto executives to form the core of their own automotive companies. In addition to broadcasting the several rounds of the draft itself, AAH will provide context for the evening with its own team of draft analysts hosting the show. Join The Detroit News and Free Press auto critics Scott Burgess and Mark Phelan as they rank the choices and tell us which company owner won the evening. So get ready for an hour of picks, second guessing and automotive fun with the the first annual After Hours Automotive Draft.

RoAb #86 – The ‘Taking it to the MAX . . . Again, Part II’ Episode

June 12th, 2011 at 3:38pm

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Coming up on Roundabout . . . we put the pedal to the metal for the second time, again.  Find out what vehicle has been blessed with Viper power and some other CRAZY modifications.  There are some birthdays to celebrate as well . . . the Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG turns 60 and the company released a bizarre concept version of the real-life monster truck PLUS a group Ford Pinto enthusiasts — yes, there apparently are a few — commemorate the model’s 40th by taking a cross-country road trip.  I hope they don’t get rear-ended.  And I hope you don’t go anywhere because there’s a whole lot more fun in store this week on RoundAbout.  Our guest this week is Dan Gray of MPGomatic.com.

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Play RoundAbout Episode 86

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Featuring: Dan Gray, Jeffrey Ross, Eric Trytko, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

Show notes and Ustream video after the jump!

RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.

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