AAH #106 – We are Going to Clean Their Socks

June 10th, 2011 at 10:47am

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This week we welcome Francois Castaing who was the VP of Vehicle Engineering at Chrysler back when the company was making boatloads of money. We’ll ask him about what he’s doing these days including his effort to raise money for the Detroit Science Center. As usual we’ll be parsing the news of the week including GM’s Dan Akerson, and the controversial comments he made about the Lincoln brand. We’ll also find out why Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, is excited for the DeltaWing concept to come to Le Mans. John McElroy is also joined in studio by AAH founding member Jason Vines.

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Make Fuel Out of Beer with Open Line

June 7th, 2011 at 7:01am

Tonight’s the big return of Open Line, and we’ve got some great improvements in store for you. First off we would like to introduce you to the show’s new co-host Chelsea Sexton an alternative fuels advocate and lover of all things automotive. Secondly, in addition to our normal, anything goes, car conversation, on the first Tuesday of every month, Michelle Naranjo of Autobytel will also be bringing you a special guest during the second hour of the show. And, of course you’ll have the chance to participate in the conversation and ask them questions. During the guest segment just press *6 to let the hosts know you have a question. This week’s special guest is Eric Fitch, the CEO of PurposeEnergy, a company that specializes in turning beer into fuel. So, join us tonight for Open Line: Car Talk that Talks Back!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
8PM ET/5PM PT

Phone: 712-432-0900
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To ask a question during the guest segment dial *6

RoAb #85 – The ‘Tearjerker’ Episode

June 5th, 2011 at 9:34pm

Crying-DeSoto-AutolineComing up on Roundabout . . . we bid a VERY belated farewell to an automotive icon . . . of sorts.  We grab the demon of plagiarism by his twisted horns and discuss a copycat commercial one carmaker recently debuted.  And we introduce an exciting new show format in the news portion of the program. Also, the panel welcomes designer Jason White back as this week’s special guest.  Stick around for all of this juicy goodness and a lot more, only on RoundAbout.

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Featuring: Jason White, Steven J. Ewing, Michelle NaranjoCraig Cole and Ben Sanders

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AAH #105 – From Subaru to Saab

June 3rd, 2011 at 11:42am

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This week we pose one very important question to Saab’s U.S. COO, Tim Colbeck: how is this company going to survive? If the company is in fact manufacturing cars again, how are its dealers going to keep their heads above water while they wait for product to arrive in showrooms? And how is Saab going to get the message out to the world that it is alive and well? John McElroy and the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, will also talk about the news of the week including the announcement of Ford’s three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. They’ll also talk about why three pony cars outsold all hybrids in May, combined. All that and much more on this edition of Autoline After Hours.

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