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2014 Archives

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  • Oct 18, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, SUFFOLK, England - FROM RAGS TO RUINS
    • Robert J. Piechota, Director- Small Business Development Center New York City College of Technology
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - SCION TC; CADILLAC CTS V
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - KIA SEDONA; KIA EV
  • Oct 11, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, SUFFOLK England - PEUGEOT VROOM VROOM NO MORE TUK TUK!
    • Robert Sinclair- AAA New York - IMPERFECT HANDS-FREE SYSTEMS CAUSING POTENTIALLY UNSAFE DRIVER DISTRACTIONS
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - SCION TC
    • Russ Rader, Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - SMALL OVERLAP RESULTS FOR 3 LARGE LUXURY CARS RUN THE GAMUT; INFINITI Q70 EARNS GOOD RATING, TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD
    • Lynn M. Wilhelm, President - Women's Automotive Association International - REACHING OUT TO FEMALE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN PURSUING AND EDUCATION IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
  • Oct 04, 2014
    • Russ Rader, Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - HOW GOOGLE'S SELF DRIVE CARS WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING
    • Tamara Warren, Automotive Journalist - 2015 SUBARU LEGACY
    • Joanne Porcelli and Michael Porcelli - TESTING TOYOTA TEENDRIVE 365 EVENT
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, SUFFOLK England - A LITTLE BIT OF MISCHIEF NOW AND THEN RELISHED BY WISEST MEN
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - NISSAN SENTRA
  • Sep 27, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - NOT SMART LANE CHANGES
    • Robert Sinclair AAA NY - GASOLINE PRICES DIP
    • Russ Rader, Vice President- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - VOLKSWAGEN JETTA EARNS GOOD SMALL OVERLAP RATING, TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD
    • Sharon Sudol, & John Russell Senior Correspondents - 2014 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER
  • Sep 20, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - A LITTLE BIT OF MISCHIEF NOW AND THEN RELISHED BY THE WISEST MEN!
    • Tamara Warren, Automotive Journalist - 2015 SUBARU LEGACY
    • Russ Rader, Vice President- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - HOW GOOGLE'S SELF-DRIVING CAR WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING
    • Michael and Joanne Porcelli - TESTING TEENDRIVE 365 EVENT
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - NISSAN SENTRA
  • Sep 13, 2014
    • Jim Travers-Associate Editor Autos Consumer Reports - 2015's RED HOT RIDES
    • Sharon Sudol , John Russell, Senior Correspondents - 2015 HYUNDAI GENESIS
    • Michael Porcelli, Joanne Porcelli - WOUNDED WHEEL'S 3RD ANNUAL CAR SHOW HELD ON SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2014
  • Sep 06, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - DON'T MESS WITH THE PHUFFEL VALVE
    • Russ Rader, Vice President-Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - REDESIGNED CHRYSLER 200 ACES SMALL OVERLAP TEST
    • Dan Short-FantonWorks and Michael Porcelli - WOUNDED WHEEL'S 3RD ANNUAL CAR SHOW
    • Tamara Warren Automotive Journalist - INFINITI Q70
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - BUICK REGAL GS
  • Aug 30, 2014
    • Russ Rader, Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - HYUNDAI SONATA EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK
    • Audra Fordin - BABY + FUNERAL...2 WORDS THAT SHOULD NEVER GO TOGETHER
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - COUGHINGHAM PALACE-QUEEN NOT AMUSED!
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - HONDA CIVIC SE HYBRID; HYUNDAI ELANTRA COUPE
  • Aug 09, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - SYSTEME PANHARD; Tamara Warren, Automotive Journalist; SUMMER ROAD TRIP DRIVING IN LINCOLN MKC & OTHER FAMILY-FRIENDLY SUV'S; Russ Rader, Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; RANGE OF RATINGS: SMALL CAR RATINGS RUN THE GAMUT IN CHALLENGING SMALL OVERLAP FRONT TEST; Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents; MAZDA CX 9; MAZDA MIATA
  • Aug 02, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - COUGHINGHAM PALACE-QUEEN NOT AMUSED!
    • Robert Sinclair-AAA NY - NEW YORK CITY IMPOSES A USED-CAR REPAIR RULE
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - HYUNDAI ELANTRA COUPE; HONDA CIVIC SE HYBRID
    • Russ Rader, Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - HYUNDAI SONATA EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK+
    • Audra Fordin- What Women AUTO Know - BABY + FUNERAL...2 WORDS THAT SHOULD NEVER GO TOGETHER
  • Jul 26, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - 7 YEAR ITCH
    • Jeff Bartlett, Deputy Automotive Editor-Consumer Reports - CONSUMER REPORTS FINDS UPDATED BUICK REGAL CHALLENGES EUROPEAN LEADERS FOR LESS MONEY
    • Tamarra Warren, Automotive Journalist - NEW SMART CAR IN BERLIN; DRIVEN IN MICHIGAN: ALFA ROMEO 4 C, DODGE JOURNEY, BUICK VERANO TURBO, FORD CONNECT; DRIVEN IN ITALY/UK: MERCEDES - BENZ CLS, S 63 AMG COUPE,S550
    • Russ Rader, Vice President- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - IIHS ISSUES RECOMMENDATIONS ON USED VEHICLES FOR TEENS AFTER RESEARCH FINDS MANY AREN'T THE SAFEST ONES
  • Jul 19, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - AND NOT JUST WELDING GASES
    • Eric Evarts-Senior Associate Editor Autos,Consumer Reports - SIX BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT ELECTRIC CARS
    • Jurek Grabowski- Director Of Research at the AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety - DROWSY DRIVING
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - KIA K900; JEEP CHEROKEE
  • Jul 12, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - SPRING TO THE FUTURE
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - VISIT TO CHRYSLER HEADQUARTERS IN DETROIT; VISIT TO FORD MOTOR COMPANY HEADQUARTERS IN DETROIT
    • Russ Rader Vice President- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - 2014 BMW 2 SERIES EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD
    • Michelle Krebs-Director, Automotive Relations at Auto Trader.com - AUTO TRADER.COM
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - HYUNDAI EQUUS; KIA K 900
  • Jul 05, 2014
    • (Previously broadcast June 14, 2014; see that page for audio archive.)
    • JUREL GRABOWSKI, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, AAA FOUNDATION FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY
    • HIOLLY REICH, AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALIST - BENTLEY EXPERIENCES
    • SHARON SUDOL & JOHN RUSSELL - LEXUS GS450 H; ROBERT ERSKINE, SENIOR EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENT; UBER TAXI UBER ANGRY
    • DANIEL ZIELINSKI- SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT -RUBBER MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION - TIRE SAFETY WEEK
    • SHARON SUDOL & JOHN RUSSELL - LEXUS CT 200 H
  • Jun 28, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - DE TRUCK HEEFT GREEN DRIVER? (THE TRUCK HAS NO DRIVER?)
    • Jim Travers, Editor Consumer Reports - BMW M235i SURPRISES IN CONSUMER REPORTS TESTS OUTSCORING IMPRESSIVE PORSCHE 911 & CHEVROLET CORVETTE
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - FIAT 500 ABARTH; LEXUS GS 450h
    • Mr. Evan Schwartz, Principal - Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical High School - Bronx New York - A HIGH SCHOOL AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM
  • Jun 21, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondents, London England - NO MORE EAR PLUGS!
    • Tamara Warren, Automotive Journalist - JAGUAR F COUPE; THE ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY" by AJ Baime
    • Robert Sinclair, AAA NY - BILL TO REDUCE SPEED LIMITS TO 25 MPH
    • Russ Rader-Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - THE 2014 MERCEDES-BENZ E- CLASS EARNED THE TOP SFAETY PICK + AWARD
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - TOYOTA CAMRY; TOYOTA COROLLA
  • Jun 14, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - UBER TAXI UBER ANGRY
    • Daniel Zielinski- Senior Vice President Rubber Manufacturers Association - TIRE SAFETY WEEK
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell- Senior Correspondents - LEXUS CT200 H; LEXUS GS450 H
    • Jurek Grabowski, Director of Research AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
    • Holly Reich, Automotive Journalist - BENTLEY EXPERIENCES
  • Jun 07, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, BATTERIES & MAYONNAISE, WHAT'S NEXT
    • Robert Sinclair- AAANY - AAA SUPPORTS PORT AUTHORITY REFORM PROPOSAL
    • David Goldsmith-Urban Fulton Service - NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S DISTRICT 13 ANNUAL FAMILY DAY
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - BMW 535i DIESEL; TOYOTA AVALON
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - NEW FORD ENGINE - 2015 FORD FIESTA ECO BOOST 1 LITER ENGINE
  • May 31, 2014
    • Robert Erskine - Senior European Correspondent, London England - NEW TOUGH AND OLD - EUROPE'S MOTOR INDUSTRY
    • Tamara Warren - Automotive Journalist - MONACO GRAND PRIX
    • Russ Rader - Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - QUICK WORK: BETTER AUTOBRAKE HELPS MORE MODELS EARN TOP RATINGS FOR FRONT CRASH PREVENTION
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - 2014 GREENWICH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE
    • JIM TRAVERS, ASSOCIATE EDITOR AUTOS - CONSUMER REPORTS - HONDA ACCORD HYBRID DELIVERS CLASS-LEADING FUEL ECONOMY, BUT FALLS WELL SHORT OF EPA'S 47 MPG ESTIMATE
  • May 24, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - L'AVEZ-VOUS ESSAYEE TRACTION AVANT- HAVE YOU TRIED FRON WHEEL DRIVE
    • Robert Sinclair, AAANY - AAA ANALYSIS OF RED LIGHT CAMERA PROGRAMS FINDS SERIOUS FLAWS
    • Melissa Burden, Automotive Writer-The Detroit News - GM PARTNERS WITH GOOGLE FOR RIDE- SHARING PILOT PROGRAM
    • Ivan Anderson, & Fred Bordoff Response to: - AIADA- U.S. AUTOMMOTIVE REPAIR EDUCATION MISSING ON ALL CYLINDERS
    • Joanne Porcelli, Esq. - GM'S RECALLS
  • May 17, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - JAGUAR 'SSSH' - IT'S NO SECRET
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - CADILLAC XTS VSPORT
    • Bruce Wennerstrom-Greenwich Concours d'Elegance - SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014 & JUNE 1ST 2014
    • Russ Rader, Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - 2015 HYUNDAI GENESIS EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • May 10, 2014
    • TAMARA WARREN, AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALIST - THE RESULTS OF WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR; THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ART AND CARS AT THE FRIEZE ART FAIR
    • ROBERT ERSKINE, SENIOR EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENT - ALL THE SAME, WOULD LORD NUFFIELD BE AMUSED
    • RUSS RADER, VICE PRESIDENT - INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY - SUBARU WRX
    • DR. WILLIAM SHARFMAN, AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALIST & CONSULTANT - 2015 HYUNDAI GENESIS LUXURY SEDAN
  • May 03, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - IS TOUGHER ANY BETTER
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - GMC YUKON 2015; CADILLAC XTS VSPORT AWD 2014
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - SAFETY ISSUES WITH SMART AND SIMILAR VEHICLES
  • Apr 26, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - 5 THEMES
    • Robert Sinclair-AAANY - KEYS2DRIVE
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - 2014 HONDA CIVIC; 2014 MITSUBSHI OUTLANDER
    • Jim Travers-Consumer Reports - 2014 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
  • Apr 19, 2014
    • Robert Erskine- Senior European Correspondent, London England - CHARGE HER UP
    • Holly Reich, Automotive Journalist - MINI PRODUCES A FAN'S DREAM CAR; PUTTING YOUR PEDI TO THE METAL:OPI CREATES MUSTANG INSPIRED POLISH
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - FIFTY YEARS OF MUSTANG; 1948 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR FOR THE BENEFIT OF WOUNDED VETERANS
  • Apr 12, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - GIVE ME A GHIBLI!- MASERATI
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - 2014 HONDA CIVIC; THE CAR WASH MARKS ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY
    • Russ Rader, Vice President- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - MIDSIZE SUVs DISAPPOINT IN SMALL OVERLAP FRONT CRASH TEST
    • Nicole Markson-AutoEmpowerment - LYNN WILHELM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-THE WOMAN'S AUTOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL (WAAI)
  • Apr 05, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - EVERY SMOG HAS A PLATINUM LINING
    • Holly Reich, Automotive Journalist - TALKING ABOUT WHAT SUV'S ARE ALL ABOUT" -2014 BUICK ENCLAVE, MAZDA CX-9 and TOYOTA HIGHLANDER
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - 2014 HONDA CIVIC; THE CAR WASH MARKS ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY
    • Russ Rader, Vice President-Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - 2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK+
    • Tamara Warren, Automotive Journalist - EXPLAINING THE TEST DRIVES ON AUDI A7, HONDA ACCORD HYBRID AND THE KIA SOUL
  • Mar 29, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - SUPER GOLF -2014 VW GOLF GTi
    • Tamara Warren, Automotive Journalist - MARY BARRA-GM CEO'S HANDLING OF THE IGNITION SWITCH ISSUES; EXPLAINING TEST DRIVING VEHICLE
    • Russ Rader, Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - PREVENTING DRIVEWAY TRAGEDIES
    • Nicole Markson, Author - SUCCESONOMICS
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - HISTORY LESSONS ON MAZDA MIATA MX5 AND NISSAN LEAF
  • Mar 22, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - TOUT GRATUIT AUJOURD'HUI - ALL FREE TODAY
    • Jim Travers, Editor Autos Consumer Reports - CONSUMER REPORTS REVEALS THE BEST USED CARS AND ONES TO AVOID
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - PRUIS V; DODGE DART GT
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist and Consultant - AUDI A3
  • Mar 15, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - LET'S HAVE THE GREEN LIGHT; DON'T YOU SWIPE AT ME
    • Robert Sinclair-AAA NY - DISTRACTED DRIVING
    • Jordan Weine- Bay Diagnostic & Chairman GASDA - RIGHT TO REPAIR ACT
  • Mar 08, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - OF'T FOR A WAFT - 2014 ROLLS ROYCE WRAITH
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - LEXUS Rx 350 F SPORT
    • Russ Rader, Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - ROUNDABOUTS
    • Tamara Warren-Automotive Journalist - AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE IN FLORIDA
  • Mar 01, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London, England & Rick De Blaby CEO MEPC - SILVERSTONE-UK'S PREMIER RACE CIRCUIT
    • Jim Travers-Associate Editor Autos Consumer Reports - CONSUMER REPORTS 2014 CAR BRAND REPORT CARDS: ACURA & AUDI JUMP TO JOIN LEXUS AT THE HEAD OF THE CLASS
    • Russ Rader, Vice President-Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - FIT FOR THE ROAD: OLDER DRIVERS' CRASH RATES CONTINUE TO DROP
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - LEXUS ES300H
    • Jaime Woo, U.S. PIRG. - NEW FEDERAL HIGHWAY FIGURES REVEAL NINTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF AMERICANS DRIVING LESS
  • Feb 22, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England, and Rick de Blaby, CEO of MEPC Ltd - SILVERSTONE
    • Mike Quincy, Consumer Reports Auto Content Specialist - MAZDA3 DELIGHTS, JEEP CHEROKEE DISAPPOINTS IN CONSUMER REPORTS' TESTS
    • Robert Sinclair, AAA New York - GAS PRICES
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russsell, Senior Correspondents - 2014 TOYOTA SIENNA MINIVAN; 2014 RAM PRO MASTER CARGO VAN
  • Feb 15, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - MICHELIN GOES FLAT CLEAR
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - SCION FR-S SORT COUPE
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - CAR-TO-CAR TALK TECHNOLOGIES
    • Tamara Warren, Freelance who specializes in cars and culture - THE WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR; CAR DESIGN TRENDS
  • Feb 08, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - SSSSH! IT'S NO COSI SECRET
    • Tamara Warren-Freelance writer who specializes in cars and culture - GOOD DRIVING VS BAD DRIVING
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - WINTER TIRE MYTHS; HONDA ACCORD HYBRID
    • Jeff Bartlett-Deputy Content Editor, Autos Consumer Reports - CONSUMER REPORTS 2014 BRAND PERCEPTION SURVEY
    • Peter Skopec, Program Associate NJPIRG - UNIVERSITIES TRAILBLAZERS IN REDUCING DRIVING
  • Feb 01, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - DIG THE TRI.5- NISSANS ADVANCED DIG TR 1.5 ENGINE
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - MITSUBISHI MIRAGE; KIA CADENZA
    • Russ Rader-Senior Vice President - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - THIRTY-NINE VEHICLES MEET TOUGHER CRITERIA TO EARN 2014 SAFETY AWARDS FROM IIHS
  • Jan 25, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England
    • Russ Rader , Senior Vice President - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - ALCOHOL - IMPAIRED DRIVING; MINICARS FALL SHORT FOR SMALL OVERLAP FRONTAL PROTECTION
    • Bruce Hamilton, Manager, Research and Communications AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety - SAFET FOR OLDER DRIVERS
  • Jan 18, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - GOING SOFT IN THE HEAD-SOFTWARE!
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - 2013 DETROIT AUTO SHOW
    • Bruce Hamilton, Manager of Research and Communications AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety - DISTRACTED DRIVING AND PERCEPTIONS OF HANDS - FREE TECHNOLGIES
    • Peter Reyes, Chief Engineer Ford F-150 Chief Engineer - FORD REDEFINES FULL SIZE TRUCKS WITH ALL- NEW F-150
  • Jan 11, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - REALLY WHITE LIGHT!
    • Eric Evarts, Editor Autos Consumer Reports - 10 WORST CARS OF 2013
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - MAZDA 3 5 DOOR GRAND TOURING; WINTER TIRE TIPS
    • Holly Reich, Automotive Journalist and Sandy Myhre - THE WOMEN'S WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR TROPHY FOR 2013
  • Jan 04, 2014
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent London England - UP UP WHRE THE AIR IS CLEAR
    • Robert Sinclair- AAA New York - RED LIGHT RUNNING
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - BMW 328i SPORTS WAGON
    • Josephine Moran, Santander Region President New York, Northern New Jersey - SANTANDER BANK AND ITS STRONG FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

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