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Autoline After Hours: Peter De Lorenzo Hosting

July 22, 2010 by Justin Loyear

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This week our dear leader is on the road, so Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, grabs the wheel and takes over. We’ll discuss the news of the week and other pressing topics: Is Ford running a risk having too many similar vehicles (Explorer, Edge, Flex) on the road? Can we ever realistically expect subsidy-free electric vehicles to be viable in the marketplace? Honda has lost its mojo — can it go green to get it back? Peter’s in studio with special guests Frank Markus from Motor Trend and Scott Burgess from The Detroit News.

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This week we welcome Peter Hofbauer, a former diesel-engine designer at Volkswagen who’s now the Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of EcoMotors, the company that’s developing a revolutionary opposed-piston engine. We’ll be talking all about the future of the ICE and what his company’s new powerplant can offer the auto industry as it shoots to deliver better fuel economy. As usual, we’ll also get to the news of the week like how GM’s getting ready to start mass producing batteries for the Chevy Volt. John McElroy’s in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

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AB Podcast #31: Full Spectrum Episode

July 14, 2010 by Justin Loyear

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Episode 31 features a full spectrum of automotive news, from a tiny electric powered Mitsubishi, to a giant city bus. We welcome, for the first time, our Canadian correspondent and Cheers and Gears member, Jeremy Sally. along with regulars Joel Feder and Justin Loyear.

In this episode, we discuss the top 20 car models for the month of June and we get to hear Justin ramble on about his dreams for the Impala in 2013. Finally, we learn about a Canadian only Pontiac in our Car Spotting segment.

Garage:

  • 2010 Linclon MKT (Joel)
  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Gran Sport Convertible (Joel)

This Week in Cars:

  • New Nissan Quest Minivan Images: link
  • 24/7 Wall St. believes Kia isn’t long for the U.S. : link
  • Mitsubishi plans on selling electric car for under $30,000: link
  • California ends HOV lane access for Prius and other hybrids: link
  • 19 year old steals bus and crashes it: link

Car Spotting:

  • 1928 Ford Model A Roadster: image
  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1: image
  • 2010 Cadillac CTS-V: image
  • 1986 Pontiac Acadian: image

Talking Points:

  • Top 20 Vehicles for June 2010: link

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For additional information visit AutoBirdAccelerate Minneapolis and CheersandGears

Images by: Mirko Reinhardt

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Autoline After Hours All Q&A Episode

July 1, 2010 by Colin Bird

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This week we bring you a special all Q&A show. Our Rapid Fire segment has proven to be so popular that we never have enough time to make it through all our viewers’ questions. Tonight we do. Our good friend Jason Vines is even coming in to help us get through all your mail and phone calls, so get ready for some answers to come your way! John McElroy’s in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

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AB Podcast #30: Bon Voyage Episode

June 30, 2010 by Colin Bird

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This week’s episode is a tearful parting of the ways between Colin Bird, owner of the AutoBird Blog, and the AutoBird crew, who will continue to participate in the heated automotive dialogues that the podcast has become known for.

This week’s discussion topics include the 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2011 Honda Odyssey, 2011 VW Jetta, Tesla’s IPO and much more. We also introduce our newest segment, called “Car Spotting,” in which we discuss the latest car ‘odysseys’ (pun intended) that we’ve seen on the roads.

This week we are joined by Justin Loyear of the AutoBird Blog, Joel Feder from Accelerate MPLS and Drew Dowdell, owner of CheersandGears.com.

Garage:

  • 2010 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ (Drew)
  • 2011 Ford Fiesta (Joel)

This Week in Cars:

  • 2011 Honda Odyssey: link
  • 2011 VW Jetta: link
  • 2011 Dodge Challenger details: link
  • Hyundai Equus, Genesis To Get 429-HP 5.0L Tau V8: link

Clip of the Week:

‘New Mercedes ads inspired by old dead guy’ link


Car Spotting:

Vehicles spotted this week included:

Talking Points:

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For additional information visit AutoBirdAccelerate Minneapolis and CheersandGears

Images By: Andrew Walensa

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RoAb #41 – The ‘Body’ Episode

June 28, 2010 by Colin Bird

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Another week, another guest appearance by Colin Bird (Founding Editor of AutoBird) on the RoundAboutShow Podcast. This week’s theme is the “Body” episode. We discuss a wide range of subjects from a Soviet-era car turned Transformer, the Chevy Volt video game and North Korea’s nascent “green” industry movement. Episode 41’s Auto Gadget segment is a special one as Dalibor Dimovski reports on his findings at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, as well as some interesting information on Microsoft’s innovative Xbox 360 Kinect.

This week’s episode was hosted by the one-and-only Craig Cole and produced by Ben Sanders. Featuring guest included Dalibor DimovskiEric TrytkoMichelle Naranjo,  and myself.

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Show Notes:

AUDIBLE PICK OF THE WEEK

BLIND SPOT

IN THE GARAGE

  • Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

AUTOGADGET

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This week we welcome Kathleen Ligocki, an auto industry consultant who is a former top executive at Ford and CEO of supplier companies. We’ll be asking her if she thinks Detroit has really recovered yet from the economic meltdown. As usual, we’ll also get into the news of the week like Edmund’s prediction that sales will be down this month. Also we’ll discuss Ferrari’s decision to drop manual transmissions and a study that says EVs will depreciate wildly. John McElroy’s in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

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Autoline After Hours: “Branding Iron”

June 17, 2010 by Colin Bird

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This week we welcome Charlie Hughes, the author of “Branding Iron” and an expert in automotive brands. In the past couple of years we’ve had a major culling of automotive marques–especially in Detroit. Tonight we’ll talk about what else can go: Acura? Infiniti? As usual, we’ll also get into the news of the week. John McElroy’s in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

As always, if you decide you would like to embed the webcast on your site, give us a heads up and we’ll make sure you get a link on our page and a thank you on the air.

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