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AAH #121 – Leaving Livonia

September 30th, 2011 at 10:16am

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This week we talk UAW and all the other top automotive news of the week. Joe Szczesny from The Oakland Press, joins John McElroy and Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo for a discussion about where negotiations will go with Ford and Chrysler. Watch this week’s show for your weekly dose of unscripted, unapproved, unusually frank discussion on Autoline After Hours!

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RoAb #98 – The ‘Juan-Ton Soup’ Episode

September 26th, 2011 at 2:11am

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Coming up on RoundAbout, Heinz makes dining while motoring a little bit easier.  Wheel skirts could be making a comeback . . . except not.  And we take a look at a money-saving iPhone app in our Auto Gadget Segment.  Stay tuned for all these incredible savings PLUS a brand-new segment after the break.  You’re going to want to sit down and stay awhile . . . go ahead, take your shoes off; make yourself comfortable.

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Featuring: Dali Dimovski, Christiaan Conover, Jeffrey Ross, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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AAH #120 – From Clay to Concept

September 23rd, 2011 at 3:09pm

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This week the topic is wood. Sorta kinda. Actually, we’ll be touching on the very special wood that went into the new Cadillac Ciel concept, and we’ll be talking with none other than Clay Dean, the Director of North America Advanced Design for GM. We’ll be asking him where the future of Cadillac and other GM design is going in the next few years, and we’ll see if we can talk him into letting us test drive Cadillac’s new über-sedan — but somehow we doubt it. To discuss this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Scott Burgess from The Detroit News.

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OL #4 – Turning Oil into Salt

September 19th, 2011 at 3:43pm

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Shhh… keep this on the down-low, but this month’s Open Line guest is hush, hush. Jim Woolsey is, for all practical purposes, a “greenie,” but not necessarily for all the reasons you might think. You see, Jim served as the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and so he knows a thing or two about national security and why we should curb our use of foreign oil. Jim’s committed to doing his part and he’s happy to rub it in Al Qaeda’s face. We’ll ask him what he thinks the threats are and learn how automotive can be part of the solution.

Open Line is LIVE on the first Tuesday of every month at 8PM ET/5PM PT with co-hosts Michelle Naranjo of Autobytel and Chelsea Sexton, an alternative fuels advocate and lover of all things automotive.

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RoAb #97 – The ‘60 Cars, 90 Minutes’ Episode: Frankfurt 2011

September 18th, 2011 at 2:38pm

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Coming up on RoundAbout, a very special episode recapping the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.  We cover a whopping 60 vehicles in just 90 minutes.  If you need a Frankfurt fix this is your one-stop shop!

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Featuring: Michelle Naranjo, Steven Ewing, Mirko Reinhardt, Eric TrytkoCraig Cole and Ben Sanders

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AAH #119 – Alfa-Bet Soup

September 16th, 2011 at 2:16pm

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This week the Autoextremist hijacks the Autoline airwaves while John is in Frankfurt for the big auto show. Speaking of the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, we’ll be getting into a Frankfurt post-mortem including the invasion of tiny slo-mo EVs from VW, Opel and Audi and the Jeep Grand Cherokee-based Maserati Kubang. We’ll also discuss the NADA’s lobbying effort against upcoming fuel regulations, and we’ll talk about whether we’ll see watered down rules if Obama loses the White House. Also, Coda’s EV will be the first (almost) Chinese vehicle to enter the American market. And, Chevrolet will be aiming the next-generation Corvette at younger buyers — will it work? To discuss this and more, Peter De Lorenzo is joined in studio by Sharon Terlep of the Wall Street Journal and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

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Autoline LIVE from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

September 13th, 2011 at 5:05pm

John McElroy is LIVE from the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, better known as the Frankfurt Motor Show, bringing you coverage direct from the floor of the show! Strap in and get a driver’s-seat tour of one of the world’s largest auto shows. Experience some of the newest product being revealed and the people who are making it happen with representatives from Audi, Continental, BMW, Cadillac, Ford and more.

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Special Webcast: LIVE from the Frankfurt Motor Show

September 11th, 2011 at 7:01pm

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John McElroy is LIVE Tuesday from the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, better known as the Frankfurt Motor Show, bringing you coverage direct from the floor of the show! Strap in and get a driver’s-seat tour of one of the world’s largest auto shows by jumping in the interactive chat. Join us Tuesday morning to experience some of newest product being revealed and the people who are making it happen. So, get ready to see Frankfurt with an All-Access Pass courtesy of Autoline!

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RoAb #96 – The ‘8-Bit Hole in Craig’s Side’ Progrum

September 11th, 2011 at 1:54pm

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Coming up on Roundabout, one surly Subaru driver does the unthinkable.  Learn what absurd thing an intoxicated Pennsylvania man did while towing his boat.  And prepare yourself for another installment of our popular VERSUS segment.  This will be a good one, I promise, so stick around for all of these fun stories and a whole lot more, well, fun, only on RoundAbout.  Artist, educator and author Jason White is our special guest this week.

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Featuring: Jason White, Eric Trytko, Christiaan Conover, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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AAH #118 – Bulli for Volkswagen!

September 9th, 2011 at 12:31pm

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This week we’re coming in with our shoes shined and ready for inspection because we’ve invited the man in charge of quality for Volkswagen, Bentley, Lamborghini and Audi. Marc Trahan is the Executive Vice President, Group Quality, VW of America and if you want to know how the company is going to maintain its commitment to quality while growing to become the largest automaker in the world, this is the man to ask. To discuss this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo of Autoextremist.com and Todd Lassa from Motor Trend.

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