Autoline After Hours Tonight with Joel Piaskowski, Ford Design

Behold the future of Ford! Well, we’re sure our guest won’t giveaway ALL the secrets, but if you want to know where Ford design is headed, tune in this week for guest Joel Piaskowski who is Ford’s Director of Exterior Design for the Americas. As you may remember, Joel recently came from Hyundai where he was responsible for the fresh design language of the Sonata and other models out on the roads now. We can’t wait to find out what he’s got in store for the blue oval’s product line. We’ll also take some time to remember David E. Davis Jr., a former AAH guest and an outspoken automotive legend who died earlier this week. Does this mark the end of the enthusiast magazines as we know them? John McElroy is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press.
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Reviewed: 2011 Ford Edge

Rumblestrip.NET had a chance to spend a week with the refreshed 2011 Ford Edge.  This Crossover is a keystone in Ford’s lineup, and we wanted to see if Ford could take this from just another Crossover to something that would stand out against the rest.

Ford has been on a huge roll these past couple years, will this newly sharpened Edge continue the trend?  Find out in our video review.

RoundAboutShow #76 The ‘One Man’s Trash…’ Episode

On this week’s RoundAbout we take a look at the clever way GM is recycling leftover Chevy Volt parts.  We also uncover how they actually tow cars in mother Russia – it’s not pretty – and we debate the merits of the world’s ugliest Pontiac Grand Prix . . . if it has any.  So stick around for all that and more on RoundAbout!  Alex Villani of GM Inside News and Charles Krome of Autotropolis fame are this week’s special guests. Plus, our old friend Zach Bowman sits in and tries to keep the language as clean as possible.

 

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Autoline After Hours Tonight with Ken Lingenfelter

Does your IRA stink? Are they going to tax your pension? Maybe it’s time to invest in classic cars … or maybe not. That’s one of the questions we’ll put to our special guest tonight. Ken Lingenfelter is the owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering as well as the Lingenfelter Collection, an assortment of Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics. Of course, you can be sure we’ll get into the latest news including Bob King’s accusation that Alan Mulally’s raise is “morally wrong” and what the near future holds for automakers in crisis-stricken Japan. John is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as auto journalist Jim McCraw.
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Reviewed: 2011 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai has been on quite a roll these past few years, and with the new 2012 Elantra, they are looking to to move the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic aside to become the leading compact car from Asia.  The U.S. manufactures are on the case this time though as the new Chevy Cruze and Ford Focus are very strong competitors in this market now.  So how good is the new Elantra?  Watch the video and find out.

 

 

Have a look at the slide show of all the pictures we took of the Elantra as well.

 

Autoline After Hours Tonight with Scott Burgess, The Detroit News

This week it’s time for that big, important talk about journalistic ethics. One of tonight’s guests is Scott Burgess, former auto critic for The Detroit News. Although he hasn’t given a reason for his resignation, it appears it may have had to do with a negative review he wrote about the Chrysler 200, which was subsequently softened at the request of an advertiser. We’ll be asking Scott what happened and whether he might go back to the paper now that they have reversed their changes. Also, can you get an unbiased review these days — especially from the buff books? Should journalists accept trips from automakers to drive their new cars? John McElroy will even talk about the time GM threatened to sue him for a report he did. John is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as fellow journalist Sharon Terlep who covers the auto industry for The Wall Street Journal.

 

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Autoline After Hours Tonight with Fireball Tim, Hollywood Car Designer and TV Host

This week the After Hours crew has stars in their eyes as they welcome Hollywood Car Designer and TV Host Fireball Tim Lawrence to Skype in from Malibu, California. He’s conceptualized vehicles, spaceships and other props for some of Hollywood’s biggest movies and television shows. As always, we’ll be getting into the news of the week including Alan Mulally’s big payday, Renault’s ever-stranger tale of EV espionage and the exit of GM CFO Chris Liddell. John McElroy is joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as our pal Todd Lassa from Motor Trend.

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RoundAboutShow #73 60 Cars In 90 Minutes

You are about to go where no podcast has gone before. This week the Geneva Motor Show happened–with our own Steven J. Ewing in attendance–and we will cover 60 vehicle reveals from the show in under 90 minutes! As soon as the podcast starts, so does the clock, and guest host Eric Trytko will be under the gun to guide spaceship ROAB-73 into the friendly nebula that is coalition space. Or something. Will we make it or will the devious specter of non-sequitur sound drops and tangential anecdotes defeat us once again? There is only one way, dear listeners, to find out. Now consume this podcast, the ’60 Cars, 90 Minutes’ episode, with your listening organs at once!

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Autoline After Hours Tonight with David Madeira, LeMay Car Museum

This week we bring in a guest all the way from Tacoma, Washington where what will be the largest car museum in the world is currently under construction. David Madeira is the President and CEO of LeMay America’s Car Museum, and we’ll be asking him what the museum will be like when it’s finished, why they chose Tacoma of all places, and why he thinks it will become a mecca for gear heads everywhere. We’ll also get into the news of the week, including February’s fantastic sales numbers. John McElroy is joined in studio as always by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as AAH first-timer Mark Gillies, a hardcore enthusiast, acerbic commentator and survivor of the buff book magazine wars. You’re not going to want to miss it.

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