Autoline After Hours w/ Bob Boniface, GM Designer

Tonight we talk the future of car design with Bob Boniface, Director of Crossover Exterior Design and Global Electric Vehicle Design. Bob was the design director on the Chevy Camaro concept, but most recently his work can be found on the forthcoming Volt. We’ll be asking how designing an electric vehicle is different from an internal combustion vehicle and whether cars should be designed with a global audience in mind. 
We’ll be getting into those issues, plus a discussion of this week’s news including the Toyota hearings and Fritz Henderson’s reappointment at GM. John McElroy’s in studio as usual as well as David Welch of BusinessWeek and Bloomberg and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

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Two For Two Wheel Tuesday

First off, very excited to hear that Brett McCormick is going to be racing in the US (I would have preferred to see him in BSB but rides were sparse there this year) and he’ll once again be riding for Pascal Picotte on Suzuki’s.  We will get to see him at Daytona, where he’ll race the 200 and Superbikes.  Check out his new lid for Daytona! The work was done by Andre Roy of 66GraphX.com

 

 

Really well done lid!!  Good luck to Brett!!

 

Now some of you may have seen this on other sites, if not, this is mega cool.  Here is the valve train of the new BMW S1000RR spinning at 14,000 RPMS!!

 

RoundAboutShow #24 The “Not So Fast” Episode

So, you’re a crook in Hoboken with designs on a couple Land Rovers that don’t belong to you? You think you have the perfect getaway planned, but not so fast. Those SUVs you’ve just stolen are probably driving about as fast as the Deja Vu Strippermobile down a crowded boulevard in Florida. But if you think that’s the only place you’re going to see a booty shaking out the back of a car, then you haven’t met the pink lady of NASCAR. All that and more in this ‘Not So Fast’ edition of RoundAbout. Plus we’re back with America’s favorite gameshow The Price is CORRECT, Miss MotorMouth has a doozy of a tale about when Malibu meets a train (standing still), and we’ll actually provide some useful car advice (what?!?) in our Tip of the Week! 

 
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Autoline After Hours Tonight w/ Bob Larivee, Jr of AutoRama

Tonight we talk hot rods as we invite a special guest on the show, Bob Larivee, Jr., the owner of the traveling AutoRama exhibition. Are baby boomers going to lose their shirts over the investments they’ve made into classic cars? What are the newest trends in customization? Which of today’s cars will be the future collectibles?

We’ll be getting into those issues, plus a discussion of this week’s news. John McElroy’s in studio as usual as well as David Welch of BusinessWeek and Bloomberg and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

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Two Wheel Tuesday, YZR500 Replica

I know, it’s a real bombshell that I would post something two stroke related for Two Wheel Tuesday, but, come on, it’s a YZR500 replica!!!  I know they show this as an Abe replica, and that paint scheme is one of my favorites, but there is nothing preventing you from doing this a bit different.

Anyway, MCN was down in Sydney and spent some time at Mico Products going over this bike.  Enjoy!

RoundAboutShow #23 The “Love-Hate” Episode

Is there more polarizing a holiday than Valentine’s Day? If you’re in a happy, stable relationship then you probably love it. On the other hand, you may be one of the legions who prefer to stay indoors with the windows shuttered, in which case you probably hate it. So, this week we bring you stories of automotive love and hate.

Turns out that despite raising the ire of environmentalists everywhere, the Suburban is the GM vehicle most loved by the youngsters. And, over time there are those noises and creaks in your car that you come to both despise and adore. One clever group of artists have composed a veritable love song made entirely from the noises of a Jeep. Plus we’ve got another installment of Meet Your Roadmates, this week the Dodge Edition, and we’ll get a Chicago Auto Show wrap-up from our guest Colin Bird!

 
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Autoline After Hours

t seems like the bad news just doesn’t stop for Toyota these days. Millions of vehicles have been recalled, with perhaps, more to come, tarnishing the auto giant’s record of high-quality workmanship. Now, members of Congress are calling for Akio Toyoda to testify stateside. To discuss the delicate art of Crisis Management on this week’s show, and what Toyota could have done better, we’re summoning an old friend for a deposition before our panel.

Jason Vines was at the helm of Ford Public Relations when the Explorer rollover crisis occurred in the 1990s. We’ll ask how a company can effectively diffuse a PR bomb and keep the situation from spiraling out of control. John McElroy’s onboard as usual as well as David Welch of BusinessWeek and Bloomberg and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

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