“Here Comes the Sun” (#1512)

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Friday, 3/18 @ 12:00pm ET
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Wednesday, 3/23 @ 5:30pm ET
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  1. PLAYING: Entire Show

  2. Open: John's Opening Thoughts

  3. Segment 1: Hallmark Interview

    Guest:

    • Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar
  4. Segment 2: Interiors

    Guests:

    • James Kamsickas, President and CEO, IAC Group
    • Scott Strong, Director, Interior Design, the Americas, Ford
  5. Segment 3: Doll Interview

    Guest:

  6. Close: John's Closing Thoughts

Synopsis

Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar, James Kamsickas, IAC Group, Scott Strong, Ford, Tom Doll, Subaru of America. Topic: NAIAS Interviews.

This January, 2011 Detroit seemed to be channeling 1969 London for a time. That's when Beatle George Harrison, to escape the burdens of the business world, took some time off to commune with nature and stroll around the home gardens of friend Eric Clapton. With a clear head, he emerged with his epic song "Here Comes the Sun;" a tune that 42-years later you could almost hear walking around the floor of this year's North American International Auto Show.

Gone was the financial gloom of the 2009 NAIAS as well as the shrunken floor space from 12 months ago. This year Detroit welcomed back big aisles, bigger reveals and even some big names -- like Porsche -- who had been staying away. Here comes the sun, indeed.

This week Autoline captures a little bit of these sunnier climes with four interviews from the floor of Cobo Hall. Joining John McElroy from Detroit, in order of appearance, are: Adrian Hallmark, the Global Brand Director for Jaguar; the President and Co-CEO of IAC Group North America and Asia, James Kamsickas; Scott Strong, the Director of Interior Design for Ford Americas; and the COO and CFO of Subaru of America, Tom Doll.