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AAH #180 – From Indy to Le Mans, Mose Knows Engines

January 25th, 2013 at 9:00pm

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He spent 55 years developing racing engines with Ford, worked with some of the greatest drivers of the 20th century, and now he’s talking with us! Mose Nowland is the former Senior Motorsport Engineer for Ford Racing, and he’s only recently retired. Having worked on cars for Le Mans, Indy, NASCAR and drag racing, this guy’s no one trick pony. We’ll be asking him to opine on the good ole days and compare them to what’s going on today in racing. Plus, you can bet there’s a discussion of the past week’s hottest topics on tap, including the revelation that Mark Reuss got passed over for Dan Akerson at GM. And, should Corvette spin off into its own brand? Peter De Lorenzo thinks so, and John McElroy thinks his ambitious plan might not be ambitious enough. Joining John and Peter in studio is none other than the man who knew far, far too much: Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics.

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AAH #179 – Corvette C7 Heaven

January 18th, 2013 at 5:40pm

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For the first time ever, John McElroy and the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, host the webcast from the floor of the Detroit auto show! They’ll be joined by Todd Lassa of Automobile to review their favorite reveals to come out of the show. Plus, they’ll be taking a stroll over to the Corvette booth to take a look at that little car you may already have heard about, the 2014 Stingray. Harlan Charles is the Product and Marketing Manager for the Corvette and he’ll be giving us the lowdown on this all-new two seater.

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Autoline Supplier Symposium 2013

January 18th, 2013 at 12:01pm

Guests include:
Neil De Koker, President & CEO of Original Equipment Suppliers Association

Michael Martini, President Bridgestone OE Division, Bridgestone Americas
Doug Grimm, Chairman, President & CEO, Grede Holdings LLC
Jim Kamsickas, Global Pres. & CEO, International Automotive Components
Dieter Ehrmanntraut, President & CEO, Yazaki North America
Jeff Klei, President, Continental North America
Michael Finney, Pres. & CEO, MEDC Michigan Economic Development Corp
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Burt Jordan, Exec. Dir. of Global Vehicle & Powertrain Purchasing, Ford
Alex Nitsche, CFO, Schuler Inc.
Sonya Sepahban, Sr. VP, Eng. Dev. & Tech., General Dynamics Land Systems
Jim Bos, Vice President of Purchasing, Johnson Controls

Autoline LIVE from NAIAS 2013 – Day Two

January 15th, 2013 at 6:37pm

Guests include:
Chris Chapman, Chief Designer, Hyundai Design Center, Irvine, CA
Rainer Michel, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America
Mike Accavitti, VP, Marketing, Honda and Acura, American Honda Motor Co.
Robert Carter, Sr. VP, Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, USA., Inc.
Bob Ferguson, Vice President, Global Cadillac
Michael Martini, President Bridgestone OE Division, Bridgestone Americas
Bo Andersson, President & CEO of the GAZ Group
Fred DePerez, Director of Marketing, Nissan

Autoline LIVE from NAIAS 2013 – Day One

January 14th, 2013 at 7:28pm

Guests include:
Tadge Juechter, Executive Chief Engineer for the Corvette
Dr. Gorden Wagener, VP of Global Design, Mercedes-Benz
Peter Schreyer, President, Hyundai-Kia Motor Group
Paul Ferraiolo, Head of Product Planning & Strategy, BMW of North America
Mike Manley, President and CEO, Jeep Brand
Olivier Francois, Head of Fiat Brand and Chief Marketing Officer
Anthony Foulk, Product Manager, A8/A7/A6/Q7 Model Lines
Johan de Nysschen, President, Infiniti Motor Car Company Limited
Phil Popham, Global Sales Operations Director, Jaguar Land Rover
Rod Alberts, Executive Director, North American International Auto Show
Jim Seavitt, Chairman, North American International Auto Show

AAH #178 – Yesterday’s Chevrolet, Tomorrow’s Corvette

January 11th, 2013 at 2:01pm

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“Chevy Runs Deep” no more, instead it’s trying to “Find New Roads” with a new slogan. And, as another tagline lands in the dustbin, we’ll be asking a Chevrolet historian for his take on the matter. Mike Davis is the author of “Images of America: Chevrolet,” a two-volume pictorial history of GM’s flagship brand, and we’ll see what lessons he learned in the long tale of the bowtie. We’ll also get into the news of the week and talk a bit about what we’re anticipating as brands roll out their newest stuff at the North American International Auto Show next week. Joining John McElroy in studio to discuss all this and more is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and a face we haven’t seen in a long time, none other than grizzled PR veteran and AAH founding member Jason Vines.

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Coming Soon: LIVE from the North American International Auto Show 2013

January 11th, 2013 at 12:47pm

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Mark your calendars because it’s time for our LIVE webcasts from the Detroit auto show!

Guests include:
Tadge Juechter, Executive Chief Engineer for the Corvette
Dr. Gorden Wagener, VP of Global Design, Mercedes-Benz
Peter Schreyer, President, Hyundai-Kia Motor Group
Paul Ferraiolo, Head of Product Planning & Strategy, BMW of North America
Mike Manley, President and CEO, Jeep Brand
Olivier Francois, Head of Fiat Brand and Chief Marketing Officer
Anthony Foulk, Product Manager, A8/A7/A6/Q7 Model Lines
Johan de Nysschen, President, Infiniti Motor Car Company Limited
Chris Chapman, Chief Designer, Hyundai Design Center, Irvine, CA
Rainer Michel, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America
Mike Accavitti, VP, Marketing, Honda and Acura, American Honda Motor Co.
Robert Carter, Sr. VP, Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, USA., Inc.
Bob Ferguson, Vice President, Global Cadillac
Michael Martini, President Bridgestone OE Division, Bridgestone Americas
Bo Andersson, President & CEO of the GAZ Group
Neil De Koker, President & CEO of Original Equipment Suppliers Association

Doug Grimm, Chairman, President & CEO, Grede Holdings LLC
Jim Kamsickas, Global Pres. & CEO, International Automotive Components
Michael Finney, Pres. & CEO, MEDC Michigan Economic Development Corp
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Burt Jordan, Exec. Dir. of Global Vehicle & Powertrain Purchasing, Ford
Alex Nitsche, CFO, Schuler Inc.
Jim Bos, Vice President of Purchasing, Johnson Controls


Monday, January 14th and Tuesday, January 15th
1PM ET / 18:00 GMT Live Show Begins
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Thursday, January 17th
1:30PM ET / 18:30 GMT for first-ever Autoline Supplier Symposium

2013 Toyota RAV4

January 10th, 2013 at 7:01am

Toyota really needs to get sales going with the new RAV4, it’s currently 4th place in the segment. Autoline correspondent Sean McElroy, recently drove the all-new version. Watch to find out what changes Toyota made for the 2013 model.

Fiat Bravo Diesel

January 9th, 2013 at 7:01am

Have you ever wanted to take a European vacation and drive around the continent taking in the sites? That’s exactly what Autoline correspondent Isaac Bouchard did, and he came out of it with a test drive report on the Fiat Bravo.

BMW i3 Interior Design

January 8th, 2013 at 1:31pm

We’re getting closer and closer to the introduction of BMW’s electric cars. And the company is taking a decidedly different approach to designing the interior of those vehicles. Recently John McElroy interviewed Benoit Jacob, the head of design of BMWi to point out what the company did with the interior of the i3 electric.