RoAb #129 – Twice-Daily Venza

May 21st, 2012 at 2:22pm

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A quartet of Romanian kids went for the ride of their lives and almost didn’t make it. Find out what the driver was doing that was so bad. RoAb visits the fakest little town in Sweden. Learn all about it. And this week’s panelists play another round of LIE OF THE BEHOLDER. Enjoy!

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Featuring: Michelle Naranjo, Steven Ewing, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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AAH #150 – Hitting 150 with Ralph Gilles

May 18th, 2012 at 11:25am

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There’s no doubt that one of the most hotly anticipated cars to rise from the ashes of the Detroit auto implosion is the 2013 SRT Viper. On this week’s show, we get down to brass tacks and talk to the man behind the two-seat beast. And, that man is none other than the President and CEO of the SRT Brand, Ralph Gilles. We’ll be getting all of the details about the fierce new snake, where the SRT brand is going, and we’ll ask what we can expect next from Chrysler’s rising star. To discuss this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Chris Paukert from Autoblog. Plus, find out which five lucky people will win copies of the book Engines of Change.

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RoAb #128 – I’ll have a “Bacon and Losing Things”

May 14th, 2012 at 3:41pm

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Convert a Toyota Prius (or any other vehicle for that matter) into a wintertime workhorse. A man in Japan has created an incredibly detailed model car that actually transforms. This thing has to be seen to be believed — so listen up. And this week’s panelists duel to the death in another round of A CAR BY ANY OTHER NAME.

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

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AAH #149 – Graceful Directional Stabilizers

May 11th, 2012 at 10:59am

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Engines of Change is the new book by Paul Ingrassia. In it he names the 15 cars he thinks have had the biggest impact on American society and culture. Paul is our guest this week in the AAH studio, and this conversation is could be a big debate! What 15 cars would you pick? Plus, you know we’ll be digging deep into the hot topics of the week including Dan Akerson blaming Detroit’s downfall on the car guys. To discuss this and way, way more, John McElroy is joined in studio by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the one and only Autoextremist, and Todd Lassa from Motor Trend and Motor Trend Classic.

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New York, New York!

May 9th, 2012 at 11:24am

If you didn’t notice, Autoline really made the rounds in New York City last month to catch up on all the goings on surrounding the momentous New York International Auto Show. Past the jump you’ll find a roundup in case you missed ANY of our extensive coverage from Autoline Daily, Autoline After Hours or Autoline This Week.

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AAH #148 – Inside Ford’s Technological Sandbox

May 4th, 2012 at 4:09pm

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TechShop is for doers. If you want to make something with your own two hands and you don’t have the thousands of dollars to spend on a top-of-the-line workshop, then this is the place for you. Think of it as a gym membership for the DIY crowd. Now, TechShop, in partnership with Ford, will become an incubation lab for new ideas that will fuel R&D. To get to the bottom of this, we’ll talk to the man who’s behind this new plan, Bill Coughlin, President and CEO of Ford Global Technologies. Plus, you can bet we’ll be getting to the news of the week including a rundown of what companies kicked ass in April sales and which companies got their asses kicked. Also, we’ll talk about which companies are doing a beautiful job building their brands and which ones don’t seem to have a clue. John McElroy is joined in studio by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Charlie Vogelheim from Digital Air Strike.

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Instant Impression – 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL-550

May 2nd, 2012 at 9:26am

The Mercedes-Benz CL-550 is in a league of its own, literally and figuratively. The car really doesn’t have any direct competition from BMW or Audi and it’s a total dream to drive. Here are a few of John McElroy’s brief thoughts on it.