Archive for the ‘John’s Journal’ Category

AAH #143 – I Am the Master Cylinder

March 30th, 2012 at 11:49am

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If you wanted to assemble your ideal car from existing components, what engine would you use? Who would craft the interior? How about the transmission? On tonight’s show, we’ll talk about the auto industry’s “magical ingredients,” and we’ll find out what guest host Peter De Lorenzo would put into his car, the Bandini. Plus, guest Mark Phelan just reviewed the Turbo and Hybrid versions of the Porsche Panamera in the Detroit Free Press, so we’ll talk about this misunderstood car and what it means for the company. Also in house to talk about all this and a whole lot more are Charlie Vogelheim from ResponseLogix and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production magazine.

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RoAb #122 – Cimarron Down, Now

March 26th, 2012 at 5:32pm

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What happens when an impatient driver tries to steal a spot at the gas station? Fire! Brimstone! Plus, our guest Joel Ratts (you might know him as Bajabusta or the Test Drive Junkie) has three classic automotive videos with major retro flair.

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Featuring: Joel Ratts, Christiaan Conover, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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AAH LIVE from Katz’s of NYC

March 23rd, 2012 at 5:06pm

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On Thursday, April 5th at 6PM, everyone’s favorite tell-it-like-it-is automotive show will be broadcasting from the city that never sleeps! And we’ll be coming to you from one of New York’s most treasured landmarks, Katz’s Delicatessen. Best of all, you can be there in person to watch LIVE and meet the show’s hosts, John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo.

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AAH #142 – Turn it up to ’12

March 23rd, 2012 at 11:28am

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It’s time for another episode of Autoline After Hours! Host John McElroy will be joined by Frank Markus of Motor Trend as well as Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production magazine. Together, these three mus-car-teers will delve into the top news stories from the past week, including Chevrolet delaying the Camaro ZL1, BMW missing fuel-economy targets on its latest 3 Series and Consumer Reports panning the Fisker Karma. In addition to these hot-button topics, they’ll also cover everything Mopar. The brand’s president and CEO, Pietro Gorlier, is this week’s special guest, and he’ll be pulling the special Mopar 12 Chrysler 300 right into the AAH studio. We’ll be asking him how he’s working to build Mopar into a strong, credible brand. And we’ll want to know: how does Chrysler balance the strengths of Mopar and SRT?

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Hall vs. Hall – Favorite Automotive Fuel?

March 19th, 2012 at 7:00pm

In this edition of Hall vs. Hall, the know-it-all twins tackle this age-old question: what is the best automotive fuel? Each brother picks his favorite. Will batteries or diesel be on the list? Find out!

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AAH #141 – Inside an “American Icon”

March 15th, 2012 at 9:20pm

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Get an inside peek at all the fights and controversy behind Ford’s epic turnaround at the hands of Alan Mulally. Tonight’s guest is Bryce Hoffman, the author of “American Icon,” which is all about what went on behind the scenes during Ford’s restructuring. We’ll also get into the news of the week including the DeltaWing race car’s debut with Nissan behind the wheel. Audi’s bid for Ducati and its luxury motorcycles. And, the appointment of Ferdinand Piech’s wife to Volkswagen’s board of directors. Plus, we’ll announce a chance to win a copy of “American Icon” so stay tuned for details. Joining John McElroy in studio to discuss all this and a whole lot more is Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist.

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RoAb #121 – 60 Cars, 90 Minutes: Geneva 2012

March 12th, 2012 at 2:30pm

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Once again it’s Geneva Motor Show time and as we often like to do we’re covering as many cars as we can get to in the short time allotted for us in this week’s progrum. That means we’ll attempt to conquer 60 new reveals in 90 minutes or less. Luckily we’ve got an all-star team to help out including Aaron Bragman from IHS Automotive.

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Featuring: Steven J. Ewing, Aaron Bragman, Michelle Naranjo, Josh Lewis, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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AAH #140 – In Search of Josef Ganz

March 9th, 2012 at 12:04pm

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Get ready for a fascinating episode of Autoline After Hours. We’ll talk to a man who claims Hitler stole the idea for the Volkswagen Beetle from a Jewish engineer. Paul Schilperoord is the author of “The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz” and we’ll ask him about the facts behind this obscure bit of history. Of course we’ll have a few other items on our agenda including a discussion of electric cars: do they have a promising future or are they already a sales flop? Plus we’ll get into the intriguing blank sheet design of the Mazda CX-5, which John McElroy drove around Laguna Seca last week. Joining John in studio to discuss these burning topics and a whole lot more are Peter De Lorenzo the AutoExtremist and David Kiley from AOL Autos and the author of “Getting the Bugs Out.”

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RoAb #120 – Siri, What is Toasted Skin Syndrome?

March 5th, 2012 at 5:57pm

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This week’s RoundAbout features one Florida town that wants to ban a summer favorite. Plus, be warned: seat heaters harbor a hidden threat to your health and don’t try asking Siri what she thinks about it, because she’s more interested in her new Mercedes than she is in you.

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Featuring: Steven Ewing, Jeffrey Ross, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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Hall vs. Hall – Pontiac Solstice or Saturn Sky?

March 5th, 2012 at 7:00am

The Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky were constructed on the same platform, but is one better than the other? Jim Hall and Bob Hall debate this one out in another hilarious and enlightening edition of Hall vs. Hall.

Find more tireless automotive debates and the weirdest collection of car news around at RoundAboutShow.com.