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  • 00:44

    F1: Is Honda in trouble? NASCAR: Is the Chase a Gimmick?

    in News

    Here at Motorsports Unplugged we'll be joined this week by Gene Boyer and racing expert Bill Marlowe to challenge the racing world with two big topics. With this past week's debacle for Honda in their Abu Dhabi test, is Honda in for a nightmare 2015 Formula One season with McLaren? Or were they smart to get it out early in testing before the official Jerez tests in February? Does NASCAR really have a great points to Championship format or is too much of a gimmick that will bite them if one or more manufacturers don't get in the playoffs for 2015? 


    Michele Rahal is a former professional racing driver having driven for Tom Gloy Motorsports in Formula Atlantic, for Nissan, Honda and The Championship Group. Gene Biyer is a racing enthisiast since childhood who hangs his hat in IndyCar and Formula One. Bill Marlowe is former NASCAR, IMSA and Formula Atlantic engineer as as a driver in Formula Atlantic. Bill Marlowe has engineered for marquee teams and drivers including: Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, the Woods Brothers, Micael Waltrip Racing and Bill Elliot. He's engineered at Indianapolis in IndyCar for Lyn St. James and Robby Unser and in The NASCAR truck series for Ultra Motorsports.

  • 00:16

    Brandon Honda Introduces Grant Hocking - Quality Assurance Manager

    in Automotive

    Brandon Honda is proud to introduce Grant Hocking as our Quality Assurance Manager!


    Owner John Marazzi oversees Brandon Honda and he is at the dealership every day to personally greet you. John is a down-to-earth, hands-on leader who has a passion for building strong relationships and doing business with integrity.


    John has placed Grant Hocking as the Quality Assurance Manager at the dealership to make sure that we exceed your expectations in sales and service. Our selection of the latest Hondas and pre-owned vehicle inventory will make Brandon Honda your first stop when buying an automobile.


    In this podcast Grant will introduce you to our Green Star-certified parts and service operation in our state-of-the-art service facility that is staffed with CSA-certified technicians and features 36 air-conditioned service bays and three express lube racks to get you in and out promptly. Best of all, we’re open seven days a week for your convenience.


    While you are our guest, enjoy our comfortable waiting lounge, stocked with complimentary beverages. Visit our gourmet Watering Hole Cafe that dishes up delectable meals and snacks. Settle in with current newspapers, magazines, Wi-Fi, and a big-screen TV, as your children enjoy their play area. We also offer a shuttle service and discounted car rental rates to accommodate your busy schedule.


    We’re no ordinary dealership! Come by for a memorable lunch soon—and browse our customer letters of appreciation that keep all of us motivated every day to be the BEST dealership in Florida! You are important to us … we look forward to being your dealer of choice!

  • 01:50

    TalkingCarZ Happy Honda Days at Schaumburg Honda

    in Sports

    TalkingCarz ReallaTV's Number One Show nationwide presents: HAPPY HONDA DAYS with legendarySinger Michael Bolton, General Manager of Schaumburg Honda Mr Ryan Rohrman.Hosted by ReallaTV and The Soldiers family TV own Host Steve Tomaszewski.


    Tune in and Find HIDDEN Rebates on 2013 & 2014 REBATES on Civic, Odyssey,Pilot, Ridgeline,ACCORD and even LEASE DEALS> 


    How to Budget for a car in 2014


    The Chicago Auto SHow Specials


    The Detroit Auto SHow Special and more.............

  • 00:59

    NASCAR: Young Drivers Advantage? F1: Ferrari Late, Honda Engine Battle

    in Automotive

    Podcast 1-14-15: Join Michele Rahal, Bill Marlowe and Gene Boyer for a one hour race around the auto racing issues of the week. Unfiltered, unbiased and completely unafraid to tell it like we think it is.  


    In NASCAR the rules changes may benefit the young drivers such as Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott.  Chase Elliott joined JR Motorsports in the Xfinity series in a NAPA powered car. 


    In Formula One Honda may be included in the engine rules "Unfreeze" thus allowing it to develop it's engine throughout the season. Ferrari admits that it's late with it's 2015 car and engine development. 


    In Sports car testing at Daytona one of the Daytona Prototypes got airborne for approximately 100 yards, no one was injured, but does this mean the DP's have a problem that needs to be addressed? All Four Ligier cars ran well.


     


     


     





     

  • 00:29

    Honda in America Talks EVs and Solar

    in Energy

    Ryan Harty is a mechanical engineer and Manager of American Honda's Environmental Business Development Office (EBDO), where he is in charge of developing product proposals, business models, and policy proposals in support of Honda's environmental initiatives. Current projects include Honda’s partnership with SolarCity to make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers in the U.S.;  Honda’s "Green Dealer" program which reduces the energy use and environmental impact of Honda's automobile dealerships; and the Honda Smart Home Program, which is demonstrating zero net energy use for housing and transportation using renewable energy. Honda has a company-wide goal of reducing CO2 emissions per unit production by 30% by 2020 compared to 2000 levels.


     

  • 00:15

    Auto Industry Insiders Interview Jeff Spreen, the GM/Owner of Spreen Honda

    in Automotive

    Today's encore presentation of the Auto Industry Insiders show has Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC, interviewing a third generation "Car Guy" - Jeff Spreen, the GM and Owner of Spreen Honda in California.


    Jeff's family history in the business started in 1952 at Bob Spreen Cadillac in Downey California.  At that time they were the third largest Cadillac Dealer in the world. Spreen Honda starting serving the community in 1982 following the same customer first philosophy that built their first dealership.


    According to Jeff, the secret to their success is best defined by their Mission Statement that says it all:


    Spreen Honda is dedicated to perfecting the customer experience through continuous improvement of our processes and procedures. Spreen Honda embodies a true family experience for the discriminate customer. Our goal is for every customer to feel as though they truly enjoyed their experience whether it is in a car purchase or a simple oil change.


    One of Jeff's main focuses over the years has been with computers.  When he came to Spreen Honda in 2003 he applied his computer skills as the world moved online.  Under Jeff’s leadership Spreen Honda has always ranked in the top 5 dealerships in new vehicle sales in CA., but they have been one of the first places people look for quality Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles..


    Philip and Jeff will discuss best practices applied by Jeff in his varied self assigned areas of responsibility that include overseeing all day to day operations.  However, Jeff takes personal pride in what he sees as his most important role; attending to customer complaints to ensure that a high level of customer satisfaction is obtained.

  • 01:00

    Author & Motorcycle Expert Bill "Mr. Honda" Silver

    in Lifestyle

    As a San Diego native and enthusiastic Honda owner since 1967, Bill Silver has owned over 300 cars and motorcycles (mostly vintage Hondas) and has translated the working knowledge of those bikes into Restoration Guide CDs, Honda History Books and has become an unofficial “Vintage Honda Guru” in the process. His latest publications are Classic Honda Motorcycles and History of the Honda Scrambler. Check out his website


    Andrew Hurley is Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis where he teaches courses in urban, U.S., and Latin American History.  He is the author of Beyond Preservation: Using Public History to Revitalize Inner-Cities and one of our favorites Diners, Bowling Alleys, and Trailer Parks: Chasing the American Dream in Postwar Consumer Culture. As a member of the Virtual City Project at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, he works with computer programmers, architects, and scholars to develop software for the 3D reconstruction of historic landscapes.  His current research focuses on the recent history of industrial suburbs in the United States.


    Read more at Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys website

  • 00:15

    Auto Industry Insiders Interview Jeff Spreen, the GM/Owner of Spreen Honda

    in Automotive

    Today's encore presentation of the Auto Industry Insiders show has Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC, interviewing a third generation "Car Guy" - Jeff Spreen, the GM and Owner of Spreen Honda in California.


    Jeff's family history in the business started in 1952 at Bob Spreen Cadillac in Downey California.  At that time they were the third largest Cadillac Dealer in the world. Spreen Honda starting serving the community in 1982 following the same customer first philosophy that built their first dealership.


    According to Jeff, the secret to their success is best defined by their Mission Statement that says it all:


    Spreen Honda is dedicated to perfecting the customer experience through continuous improvement of our processes and procedures. Spreen Honda embodies a true family experience for the discriminate customer. Our goal is for every customer to feel as though they truly enjoyed their experience whether it is in a car purchase or a simple oil change.


    One of Jeff's main focuses over the years has been with computers.  When he came to Spreen Honda in 2003 he applied his computer skills as the world moved online.  Under Jeff’s leadership Spreen Honda has always ranked in the top 5 dealerships in new vehicle sales in CA., but they have been one of the first places people look for quality Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles..


    Philip and Jeff will discuss best practices applied by Jeff in his varied self assigned areas of responsibility that include overseeing all day to day operations.  However, Jeff takes personal pride in what he sees as his most important role; attending to customer complaints to ensure that a high level of customer satisfaction is obtained.

  • 01:49

    The Wheel Men's Honda Spectacular

    in Automotive

    With 1 out of every 4 living Americans having owned a Honda, it seems reasonable to say we have a love affair with this once humble Japanese brand.  Like the trials of character, every one of The Wheel Men have owned, modified, and raced a Honda in our path to becoming maven motor monks.  We each have stories to recall about our first, our best, our last moments with these machines.  We know you do too...  As we approach the dawn of America's most attended sporting event the Indy 500, we discuss the decade long legacy of Honda/HPD's participation in this 500 mile test of heroes.  John Cawley checks in with us after fielding the Shea Racing / Titan Motorsports Honda Civic Si at C.O.T.A. for the first time, as he recaps the glorious battle in the Honda-rich Pirelli World Challenge.  So dig up those 35mm pictures of your first Civic, pop open a Bartles & Jaymes (you know you were sipping that in those days), and ride with us as we pay homage to the H.  

  • 00:15

    Auto Industry Insiders Interview Jeff Spreen, the GM/Owner of Spreen Honda

    in Automotive

    Today's encore presentation of the Auto Industry Insiders show has Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC, interviewing a third generation "Car Guy" - Jeff Spreen, the GM and Owner of Spreen Honda in California.


    Jeff's family history in the business started in 1952 at Bob Spreen Cadillac in Downey California.  At that time they were the third largest Cadillac Dealer in the world. Spreen Honda starting serving the community in 1982 following the same customer first philosophy that built their first dealership.


    According to Jeff, the secret to their success is best defined by their Mission Statement that says it all:


    Spreen Honda is dedicated to perfecting the customer experience through continuous improvement of our processes and procedures. Spreen Honda embodies a true family experience for the discriminate customer. Our goal is for every customer to feel as though they truly enjoyed their experience whether it is in a car purchase or a simple oil change.


    One of Jeff's main focuses over the years has been with computers.  When he came to Spreen Honda in 2003 he applied his computer skills as the world moved online.  Under Jeff’s leadership Spreen Honda has always ranked in the top 5 dealerships in new vehicle sales in CA., but they have been one of the first places people look for quality Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles..


    Philip and Jeff will discuss best practices applied by Jeff in his varied self assigned areas of responsibility that include overseeing all day to day operations.  However, Jeff takes personal pride in what he sees as his most important role; attending to customer complaints to ensure that a high level of customer satisfaction is obtained.

  • Low Down and Dirty 8/11/2015

    in Radio

    Starting off big with this show. A guy that never forgot his roots in dirt track racing. Steve Post, Pit Reporter/"NASCAR Performance Live" , pit road reporter for MRN Radio and co-host of “Winged Nation”. The native of Hallstead , Pa. has been with the network since March 2003. Post started his career announcing short track races at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa. Along with announcing he handled media relations and was owner/editor of the speedway's program book. Following success on the short track level, Post moved to North Carolina to pursuit a full-time career in motorsports. Steve will return to his roots Wednesday August 26, 2015 to pick up the mic for The Legends of Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Racing extravaganza at Lincoln Speedway. A Fred Rahmer Promotions Event. Steve will give us his view of this great event and fill us in on the happenings in winged Sprint Car Racing.


    Next week in PA we have a record setting event in the Keystone State. For the first time in over 25 years ARDC and USAC midgets will square off in a co-promoted three day event. We will have a driver from each organization on the show to showcase this series. First up from ARDC we will have Ryan Greth. Ryan a feature winner with ARDC has debut the new Hyper Midget car this year. Past Champion in 600 micros works for Hyper Racing during the week. Sounds like a dream job.


    We are not finished. We will have the 2014 USAC Honda National Midget Rookie of the Year, Kevin Thomas Jr.  That is right KT Jr one of bright stars of USAC midgets is set to come east and we will get all the news on his preparations to do battle with ARDC.


    Come check out the USAC Racing stars compete with the stars of the American Racing Drivers Club - ARDC. They will be competing at Path Valley Speedway Park on Tuesday, August 18th, Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, August 19th and Susquehanna Speedway on Thursday, August 20th!