AAH #109 – 2011 Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft

July 1st, 2011 at 11:53am

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Who would make the perfect automotive CEO? What if Alan Mulally was already taken? How about a chief designer — would you try and lure Ed Welburn away from GM? That’s the game we’re playing this week as we perform the first-annual Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft. Just as in fantasy football, we’re assembling our top executive teams, and once a coveted executive has been picked, he or she is out of the running. Our team owners for the 2011 Draft are John McElroy from Dymaxion Motors, Peter De Lorenzo from Renzo Motors, Ed Lapham from DeWard Auto Group and Jim Hall from Automobiles Bistango. On site in our War Room will be Scott Burgess from The Detroit News and Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press with their play-by-play analysis of the draft picks. Our master of ceremonies will be none other than Frank Markus from Motor Trend. So tune in and get ready for the battle to begin; this is gonna be good!

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5 Comments to “AAH #109 – 2011 Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft”

  1. Scott Burgess Says:

    For the record, I was actually sitting closer to the camera, thus I looked bigger than Mark. Also, I’m bigger than Mark.

  2. Robert Says:

    I quit listening after 20 minutes … what a waste. Please don’t ever do this again.

  3. Anthony Says:

    Great show. Don’t know what Robert was thinking, but I feel that this was a great show. These picks would create very interesting car companies that I would be interested to see in real life.

  4. Anthony Says:

    Great question by Mr. Phelan about the lack of Asian execs on the market. I agree that part of it is lack of credit to individuals, but I was surprised by the lack of Hyundai people, unless I missed a few…

  5. Manoli Katakis Says:

    Had a lot of fun listening to the show. A lot of left-field picks kept me guessing. But who could win a prize when executives are being picked from JC Penny? Also, Frank Markus’ suit needs to be shinier next time.