Once again Autoline heads to Washington D.C. to get a take on what the lost and the clueless in our nations capital have to say about the auto industry. Fear not, there will be a few people John McElroy will be talking with that don’t need a map to find their backside with either hand.
Some of the people that John will be talking to are:
Margo Oge, EPA
Roland Hwang, NRDC
Jake Jones, Daimler
Phil Murtaugh, CODA
Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai
The show starts at Noon EST, so hang out and see what happens!
John McElroy is LIVE Tuesday from the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, better known as the Frankfurt Motor Show, bringing you coverage direct from the floor of the show! Strap in and get a driver’s-seat tour of one of the world’s largest auto shows and participate in the interactive chat. Join us Tuesday morning to experience some of newest product being revealed and the people who are making it happen with representatives from Audi, Ford, Continental, BMW and more. So, get ready to see Frankfurt with an All-Access Pass courtesy of Autoline!
This week can you say “Double Feature”? Join us for not one but two visionary guests. Our first guest wants to do away with the assembly line as we know it. Tom Crumm, the author of “What’s Good for GM?”, believes the future of manufacturing lies in the past when small teams built each car from start to finish. Crumm thinks this is a surefire way to rekindle the passion workers once had for their products. Speaking of passion, our next guest has plenty of it. Duncan Dayton is the owner of Highcroft Racing, which is involved in bringing the DeltaWing concept to race at Le Mans in 2012. He says this could be “one of the most significant developments in motor racing in 50 years.” John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.
This week we take an up-close peek at the next phase of transportation with our guest, Chris Borroni-Bird, the Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts for GM. We’ll be getting into the details of the EN-V program and even take a ride in one of the futuristic concepts. GM’s President of North America, Mark Reuss, suggested that an EN-V trial program could happen in Detroit, but what would it take to make that happen? As usual, we’ll be getting into some of the hottest topics of the week. John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only AutoextremistPeter De Lorenzo as well as Charlie Vogelheim from Intellichoice.com.
This week while we’re enjoying some beers on the set, our special guest will just be having his first cup of coffee. That’s because Peter Robinson, contributing editor for Wheels magazine, will be Skyping in all the way from the land down under — a difference of 14 hours. We’ll be asking him about the latest automotive issues in Australia and find out what Aussie-derived platforms we can expect stateside. We’ll also get into the news of the week including California’s EV mandate that says 5.5% of all vehicles sold must be EVs by 2018. Also, CAR says that reaching the CAFE goal of 62 MPG will cost an additional $4,000 – $9,000. John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo.
This week we welcome Francois Castaing who was the VP of Vehicle Engineering at Chrysler back when the company was making boatloads of money. We’ll ask him about what he’s doing these days including his effort to raise money for the Detroit Science Center. As usual we’ll be parsing the news of the week including GM’s Dan Akerson, and the controversial comments he made about the Lincoln brand. We’ll also find out why Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, is lobbying Ford to return to Le Mans. John McElroy is also joined in studio by AAH founding member Jason Vines.
This week we pose one very important question to Saab’s U.S. COO, Tim Colbeck: how is this company going to survive? If the company is in fact manufacturing cars again, how are its dealers going to keep their heads above water while they wait for product to arrive in showrooms? And how is Saab going to get the message out to the world that it is alive and well? John McElroy and the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, will also talk about the news of the week including the announcement of Ford’s three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. They’ll also talk about why three pony cars outsold all hybrids in May, combined. All that and much more on this edition of Autoline After Hours.
This week we get the skinny on some of Chevrolet‘s upcoming products as we talk to Russ Clark, the Product Marketing Director for the brand. In particular we’ll be asking him about the next-gen Malibu and the Chevy Sonic, but we’ll also be asking him about the news that the redesigned Impala will be built in Detroit alongside the Volt and Malibu. John McElroy and the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, will also be talking about the upcoming Indy 500 weekend, which marks the 100th anniversary of the race. They’ll be talking about the four women who will be running on Sunday and how some of the big teams choked in qualification. John will also be joined in studio by Todd Lassa from Motor Trend.
This week we’re talking about one of the best ways to have fun wasting fuel as well as all the boring ways to save as much gas as we can in a crisis. First we’ll be getting into some drag racing talk with the knowledgeable Jim McCraw. We’ll talk about the emerging popularity of vintage drag racing, something called “Project 1320” and why the IRS is investigating the NHRA for fraud. In the meantime, a survey says most Americans want to get 62 miles per gallon. So why aren’t hybrids that popular? While we’re at it: why haven’t CAFE regulations ever reduced our dependence on foreign oil? John McElroy is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo