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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 00:15

    Auto Industry Insiders Share Best Practices With Jeff Spreen From Spreen Honda

    in Automotive

    Today's 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.

  • 01:01

    In the Gravel Trap: Indy Month of May Preview

    in Sports

    Josh Farmer and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing look ahead to the Month of May and all the action from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


    The superspeedway aerokits for Honda and Chevrolet have been released and testing began today at IMS, which manufacturer had the edge? Will this be the year Arie Luyendyk's speed records fall?


    Plus, a look ahead to the Grand Prix of Indy, as well as the 99th Indianapolis 500.


     

  • 01:16

    In the Gravel Trap: Episode XXV

    in Sports

    Joey Barnes and Josh Farmer team up to tackle this special weekend edition of In the Gravel Trap.


    The Verizon IndyCar Series is at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, and we're ready to give you the latest from qualifying as well as picks for Sunday's race. Ryan Hunter-Reay won this event last year and looks for his third win at the track.


    Also, the 99th running of the Indy 500 just got more interesting with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports putting Conor Daly in its third entry for the famed event.


    The Mazda Road to Indy is also in Alabama. With the opening races for each series done, we give you the latest on who won and what to expect for tomorrow.


    Also, Tribute Racing just released their Pound-for-Pound (P4P) World Rankings, the duo debate the list as they give you the latest on who is on April's top 15.


    All this on the weekend special edition of In the Gravel Trap.

  • 00:14

    Lewis Hamilton, Vettel, Rosberg Lineup After F1 Qualifying Bahrain

    in News

    It was a fascinating day in Bahrain during Formula One Qualifying. Mercedes champion and current master of the universe in Formula One, Lewis Hamilton did not disappoint as he easily cruised into pole position.  In four races, Hamilton has been on pole four times for a total of 42, which places him 4th on all times list of pole sitters.


    Following Hamilton was Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen, and Valtteri Bottas. Two top drivers will dominate the front row on race day and fans will be in for a blockbuster.  Bottas Williams-Martini teammate Felipe Massa qualified 6th and Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo 7th.  Carlos Sainz Jr. with Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean with Lotus were, 9th and 10th respectively.


    As we last reported, the thorn in the side of the powerful Mercedes team will be, and is, the new and improved Ferrari team with former Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.


    Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg qualified 8th and Sergio Perez 11th.  Unfortunately for the McLaren-Honda team, Fernando Alonso made a gallant effort but was held at 14th, and Jenson Button’s car appeared to have some electrical issues preventing him from making it into Q3.  Red Bull Daniil Kvyat rolled into a sand trap at P3 and failed to make it past Q1.   


    Stay tuned to Xiro Xone News and F1 Sports

  • 01:58

    Bobby Brown Bail and Beyond with Special Guest Rick McCallum

    in Entertainment

    At the age of three, Rick’s mom and dad took him to a John Wayne movie, where the key scene was a stage coach going over a cliff..obviously very impressed by what he saw, Rick drove his little red pedal car as fast as he could past his parents, who watched in horror as he headed toward the flight of stairs directly in front of him.. his dad tried to catch up to him but could only watch as he went airborne, and then he, while still in the pedal car, rolled end over end, crashing into the floor at the bottom of the stairs..Rick received two black eyes for his effort..


    At the age of thirteen, when he lived in the country, a small place called Sam’s Valley in southern Oregon, his dad was having a bunch of people over for an outdoor barbecue..deciding that the party needed a little excitement, Rick rode his Honda 50 motorcycle through the party, all while he was standing on the seat..after the party, he received a sore behind for his effort..Rick entered the stunt business in 1981..who would have guessed?


    Rick’s first movie was Lone Wolf McQuade, a Chuck Norris movie that was filmed in El Paso. While working on the movie he met another stuntman by the name of Kane Hodder, who became one of his best friends, and they have worked in numerous movies and TV shows together..Kane went onto to play the character Jason Voorhees in four Friday the 13th movies, as well as Victor Crowley in the Hatchet trilogy..


    With the help of Kane, Director Richard Friedman, ( Darkwolf, Born, among many others, which Richard had Rick as stunt coordinator) and Director Adam Green of the Hatchet series, who cast Rick as John , the silent hunter in Hatchet 2, and has had Rick on several other projects, including Saber, which won Best Picture and Best Action at Comic Con, Rick has gone on to be in more than 70 movies and TV shows.. Tune in To Find Out more!!

  • 00:39

    Y-CLAD CHAT - Episode 2: Revving it up at the New York City Auto Show

    in Lifestyle

    Listen in April 15th at 7 p.m. to hear about Y-CLAD’s adventure to the New York City Auto Show! From hyper hybrids to good old antique racers, the New York Auto Show featured something for every auto enthusiast. 


    We were blown away by the all-new Porsche Boxster Spyder, the BMW i8 and the Camp Jeep off-road course. Co-host Cailin Burke even had a chance to meet Rueben Randle of the New York Giants.


    DESIGNER FEATURE: Live Laugh Scarf - A beautiful blush and cream chiffon scarf with soft tones of pink and cement grey accented with curvaceous calligraphy inscriptions that reads Live and Laugh in Arabic. 100% Silk Chiffon.


    Y-CLAD offers a diverse collection of jewels and fashion accessories. We curate with a keen eye an international, modern mix of unique handmade jewelry and accessories for the sophisticated shopper. We offer collections with price ranges that vary from high-end to economic pieces. Our assortment of accessories and jewels are unique yet functional and are of quality materials.


    Y-CLAD’s Hidden GEM functions as the Y-CLAD storefront, as well as, a unique event venue. Located in Manhattan’s premier Midtown East neighborhood, the Hidden GEM blends contemporary style and elegance to create a sophisticated venue.


    Visit: Y-CLAD.com or Y-CLADSHIDDENGEM.com.


     

  • 00:15

    World Champion Lewis Hamilton on Pole at the Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai

    in News

    World Champion Lewis Hamilton is in pole position for the third time, since the start of the season. Racing in the beautiful city of Shanghai, Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton, will lead the pack on Sunday, at the Formula One Grand Prix China.  Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg pushed his way into second, leaving the Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, third and fourth.  Formula One teams, Mercedes AMG, Scuderia Ferrari, and Williams-Martini have started making moves on the track to build Championship Constructors points. Ferrari and Williams are poised to fight it out on the track, against the superiority of Mercedes.  Not to be ignored are the Red Bulls Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciard, or Sauber, whose drivers Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericcson made it into the top ten at qualifying.


    The Sahara Force India team is at the bottom of the heap, and may remain there until their upgraded packages arrive, mid season. Dropping off the pace at qualifying was McLaren.  When Fernando Alonso was asked about the performance of the McLaren Honda, he relied, “I enjoyed the session. All the updates we brought here seem to be working as we’d expected, and they’ve put us closer to the mid-pack. It’s very encouraging to see that we’re moving firmly in the right direction – it’s a question of time as to when we’ll become competitive.  “Obviously, we began the season from a lower starting point than some of the other teams, so it’s been easier for us to make quick improvements, but the team is so focused and determined to improve – that’s very impressive."


    Keep it tuned to Xiro Xone F1 Sports

  • 00:59

    kyle's Conversation

    in Current Events

    This week on the conversation  the Religious Restoration Act of 1993 was introduced by Chuck Schumer (D-NY). It was passed by a unanimous Democrat House of Representatives and a near unanimous Democrat Senate, and none other than Bill Clinton signed it into law -- and that law that is practically identical to the one in Indiana. So why is Mike Pence getting the crap thrown at him and being called a hater who is against same sex couples, I will respond.  Also Juan pablo montoya and Chevrolet grabbed a 128-70 points lead over Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg as engine manufacturer competition entered its fourth year. My thoughts on that race and what looks to be an exciting season.  With the premier league off last week my thoughts on the top five teams in the table and where they might all end up by season's end. Finally was Joan Rivers killed over statements that she made saying Obama is gay and Michelle is a tranny. That and much more so join me for the conversation. 

  • 02:23

    In the Gravel Trap Episode XX

    in Sports

    Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing are joined by Christopher DeHarde of motorsport.com, Josh Farmer of motorsport monday and Matt Weaver of popularspeed.com.


    The gang will talk Kevin Harvick's record streak of finishes, the recent caution filled chaos in California and a look ahead to Martinsville where Chase Elliot will be making his first Spring Cup series start. 


    They also look ahead to the IndyCar season and the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series kicking off at St. Pete. F1 in the Malaysian Grand Prix and MotoGP in Qatar.


    Tune in for all this and more as we take you In the Gravel Trap.

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