Tour of Bob Lutz's Garage - Autoline After Hours 158

How do you find the proper title for a man like Bob Lutz? In the end, there's really only one choice: Automotive Icon. He's been everywhere from BMW to Ford to GM to Lotus, and he hasn't quit yet. This week, he gives Autoline After Hours the unique honor to visit his farm where we'll get to tour his extensive collection of automobiles and motorcycles. For the man who could own just about anything, what does he choose to keep in his garage? We'll find out. But, we won't let him go without asking what he thinks of the state of GM now that he's no longer the much-vaunted vice chairman. And, is Lotus going to survive? On hand to do the hard work of hanging out with the ultimate car guy is John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

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Bob Lutz's "Icons and Idiots" - Autoline After Hours 205
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2012 Automotive Draft - Autoline After Hours 156
Download podcast version at 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.