Archive for the ‘John’s Journal’ Category

AAH #173 – Topless at the Beach with Three Cylinders Thrown In

November 30th, 2012 at 4:27pm

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This week Autoline After Hours comes to you from California with a special edition. John McElroy will be taking an in-depth look at the latest incarnation of VW’s Beetle Convertible with Product Manager Andres Valbuena. McElroy will also get a hands-on preview of the new 1.0L EcoBoost engine in the Ford Fiesta with Stephen Russ, Tech Leader of Gas Engine Systems, and Liz Elser, the Marketing Manager for the Fiesta. John will even get behind the wheel and experience both of these cars on the streets of Santa Monica! So, buckle up and join us for the best insider information in the industry.

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Autoline LIVE from the 2012 LA Auto Show

November 29th, 2012 at 5:03pm

Autoline takes you to the 2012 LA Auto Show for a driver’s seat tour of the show floor. John McElroy talks to automotive newsmakers like Mark Reuss, President of GM North America, who shows off the new Chevrolet Spark EV; Tom Doll from Subaru who gives Autoline an early peek at the 2014 Forrester; and Fiat brand chief, Tim Kuniskis, with a walkaround of the new 500L. All that and much, much more including a Q&A session with John.

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Coming Soon: LIVE from the LA Auto Show

November 20th, 2012 at 12:00pm

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Mark your calendars because the last big auto show of 2012 is right around the corner! Autoline will be broadcasting LIVE from the LA Auto Show on Wednesday, November 28th at 4PM ET/1PM PT bringing you all of the biggest news as we walk the show floor.

You can submit questions to our scheduled guests now! Just click the link below to get an up-to-date list of the latest guests we’ve lined up and to send us the questions you’d like us to ask on the day of the big show.


Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
4PM ET/1PM PT Live Show Begins

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AAH #172 – How Ford Developed the New Fusion

November 16th, 2012 at 11:52pm

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Well, the Ford hit parade continues, and this week we have the hottest new star out of the Motor City, the Fusion, parked in the Autoline Garage. But, more importantly, to get the back story behind this four-door looker, we have invited John Jraiche, the vehicle’s chief engineer. We’ll be asking him what Ford has done differently to turn out a vehicle that is truly a world-class car. And, you can count on a discussion of some of the biggest news stories of the week as well: the U.S. is set to dominate worldwide oil production in the near future; Tesla’s Model S wins Motor Trend Car of the Year; and Ford PR outflanks GM in electrification announcements. Joining John McElroy to talk about this and a whole lot more is the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, and Alisa Priddle from the Detroit Free Press.

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AAH #171 – A Breakthrough in Automotive Materials

November 9th, 2012 at 4:21pm

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What’s the true cost of that Nissan LEAF your neighbor is driving? How about that Chevrolet Volt? We’re not talking about the cost to own; we’re talking about the cost to manufacture. Sandy Munro is a manufacturing expert, and as the president of Munro & Associates, he makes it his business to figure out the smartest way to assemble cars. He recently reverse engineered the Chevrolet Volt, and as our guest this week he’ll be able to tell us what it really costs to build an EV and where that expense originates. Of course, we’ll also be getting into the hottest topics in the news including a discussion about what impact the 2012 election results will have on the auto industry. Joining John McElroy to talk about this and a whole lot more is the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, and Joe White from The Wall Street Journal.

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AAH Encore – Fifteen and Counting …

November 2nd, 2012 at 11:58am

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Celebrate 15 years of Autoline on this special edition of After Hours! We’re having a party to commemorate our anniversary and you’re invited alongside some of our illustrious guests including: Mustafa Mohatarem, General Motors’ Chief Economist; Mark Fields, soon-to-be COO of Ford; and author Margery Krevsky with a couple of her “Sirens of Chrome.” We’ll be talking about some of the changes we’ve seen in the industry over the last decade and a half, and we’ll take a look back at some of the notable interviews we’ve conducted over that time. Have a listen or sit down and watch this very special edition of Autoline After Hours!

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