2012 Automotive Draft - Autoline After Hours 156
Download podcast version at http://bit.ly/AfterHours They're on the clock...almost. This week the Autoline After Hours studio transforms into Draft Central as the show conducts its second-annual Automotive Draft. If you recall last year's event, John McElroy led a contingent of four "team owners" — made up of his colleagues from the auto press — in choosing the executives who would lead their own car companies. This year's automotive draft is bigger, better and even has its own ESPN-like "Draft Reporter" — Ms. Tiffany Stone — who will try her best to moderate the show's returning Draft analysts, Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press and Scott Burgess from AOL Autos. Join John McElroy from Dymaxion Motors, Jim Hall from Automobiles Bistango, Michelle Krebs and her team Edmunds iMobility, Drew Winter and New America Motors along with Todd Lassa and Jaeger Motor Car Company and see who they choose during the seven rounds of the 2012 AAH Automotive Draft.
Exclusive Tour of GM's Design Center - Autoline After Hours 159
This week our webcast goes where no webcast has gone before as our camera gets into the highly guarded, super-secretive GM Design Center. We'll give you a walking tour of the facilities guided by none other than the man himself, Ed Welburn, GM Vice President of Global Design. John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo will get an inside look at the creative heart of GM including the Color and Trim Studio, the company's high-tech Virtual Reality room as well as Bill Mitchell's historic garage populated with iconic cars like the Mako Shark concept. Join us for an intimate look into the design rock stars' playground and a discussion about how GM's past is informing the cars of the future.
Bob Lutz's "Icons and Idiots" - Autoline After Hours 205
If it exists in the automotive world, he's got an opinion on it. And, he won't be afraid to tell you what he really thinks. The man of the hour is the cigar-chomping, helicopter flying, car guy's car guy Bob Lutz. He's just recently been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame and has authored a new book, "Icons and Idiots." We'll be picking his brain about the state of the automotive industry with no particular agenda in mind, but make no mistake, this will be a wide-ranging, engaging discussion with the man who couldn't mince a word if he wanted to. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Csaba Csere from the Valvefloat Group. Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv
Why Bob Lutz Prefers Used Cars - Episode 1186
In a surprising move, GM hires the former head of Volvo to run its new Consolidated International Operations. One major automaker is teaming back up with Isuzu to supply it with diesel engines. To avoid import tariffs, Daimler is considering building a new plant in Brazil. All that and more, plus automotive guru, Bob Lutz explains why he prefers buying used cars to new ones. Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv