“After Hours” on the Art of Ford Racing Engines
For the past several weeks, this space on Monday morning has had a recap of the most-recent “Autoline After Hours” and a button you can push for your viewing pleasure.
For those of you who don’t want to wait, there is another option to waiting until Monday.
If you go to the homepage (we know that some of you go straight to this page, which we certainly appreciate, but there is other stuff, too, so you might kick around a bit) you’ll see that there is the ability to see the most-recent “Autoline After Hours” whenever you’d like. Ain’t technology grand?
Jim Clark at the 1965 Indianapolis 500 powered by Ford in a Lotus
Anyway, so what about last Thursday’s show? A few of the things that were discussed is the 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler’s credible competitor in the exceedingly important midsize space (and on this Thursday, there will be a 200 in the studio, brought there by Ralph Gilles, who runs SRT as well as Chrysler Group Design); Jeff Boyer, GM’s new vice president of global vehicle safety (should GM have named a 40-year insider to the post or gone outside?), VW’s new diesel and why it could help power the brand in the U.S. market, and more.
In addition to which, Mose Nowland, a man with more than half-a-century’s experience building race engines for Ford, a man who was told how to run bolts on an engine by Colin Chapman, who got moonshine from Junior Johnson, who worked with both Dan Gurney and Jim Clark, and who probably has forgotten more about engine performance than any 30 people you know know, is the guest. Not only is he questioned by John McElroy and me, but also by Jim McCraw, another man who knows a massive amount about automobiles and racing, given his background which includes stints at publications including Motor Trend and Hot Rod, as well as doing PR for Ford Motorsports (McCraw and Nowland know plenty of people from the ‘50s and ‘60s in racing.)
And you can see it all here:
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It’s the fifth generation of a vehicle that has been increasing in sales year after year since its introduction in 1997.
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