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July 31st, 2014 at 3:59pm

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2014 Autoline Automotive Fantasy Draft

Rules & Procedures

Selection order is determined by the Producer who chooses the First Round rundown. For subsequent rounds each team will move up one slot as the owner who selected first, falls to fourth. This gives each participant the advantage of choosing first in a round at least one time.

Once a choice is made or drafted by a team, he, she or it is no longer an available choice for the 2014 Draft.

Each team owner will have 1-minute per round to make his selection. If that limit is exceeded, the Producer reserves the right to take appropriate action to keep the Draft moving apace.

After each selection, all team owners are required to explain his draft choice to the audience and who else he may have been considering.

The categories are self-explanatory. If there are any specifics about that particular category it will be highlighted in the text. If there are questions regarding that category by any team owner they must be addressed prior to the round starting; An answer will be determined by the Producer.

The Producer’s decision is the final word in any questions, disagreements or choices made during the Draft.

Round Categories and Selection Order

ROUND ONE:
CATEGORY: WHICH CURRENT BUSINESS EXECUTIVE WITH NO AUTOMOTIVE EXPERIENCE WOULD YOU HIRE FOR YOUR COMPANY?

SELECTION ORDER FOR ROUND 1: BASIC MOTORS, MOTOR CITY MAMMOTHS, URSUS MOTORS, AUTOMOBILES PORTLANDIA
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ROUND TWO:
CATEGORY: WHICH CURRENT U.S. ELECTED OR APPOINTED POLITICIAN WOULD YOU HIRE FOR YOUR COMPANY?

SELECTION ORDER FOR ROUND 2: MOTOR CITY MAMMOTHS, URSUS MOTORS, AUTOMOBILES PORTLANDIA, BASIC MOTORS
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ROUND THREE:
CATEGORY: WHICH EXISTING VEHICLE WOULD YOU CHOOSE AS THE FIRST VEHICLE FOR YOUR BRAND?

SELECTION ORDER FOR ROUND 3: URSUS MOTORS, AUTOMOBILES PORTLANDIA, BASIC MOTORS, MOTOR CITY MAMMOTHS
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ROUND FOUR:
CATEGORY: WHICH U.S. CITY WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO LOCATE YOUR FLAGSHIP CORPORATE DEALERSHIP IN?

SELECTION ORDER FOR ROUND 4: AUTOMOBILES PORTLANDIA, BASIC MOTORS, MOTOR CITY MAMMOTHS, URSUS MOTORS
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ROUND FIVE:
CATEGORY: WHAT WOULD BE THE SIGNATURE FEATURE FOR YOUR BRAND AND WHO WOULD DEVELOP IT?

SELECTION ORDER FOR ROUND 5: BASIC MOTORS, MOTOR CITY MAMMOTHS, URSUS MOTORS, AUTOMOBILES PORTLANDIA
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ROUND SIX:
CATEGORY: WHICH SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE (PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE) WOULD YOU WANT YOUR BRAND AND MARKETING TEAM TIED INTO?

SELECTION ORDER FOR ROUND 6: MOTOR CITY MAMMOTHS, URSUS MOTORS, AUTOMOBILES PORTLANDIA, BASIC MOTORS
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ROUND SEVEN:
CATEGORY: FROM THE UNIVERSE OF RECENT AND CURRENT AUTO EXECUTIVES, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU FIRE IF HE/SHE WORKED FOR YOUR COMPANY?

SELECTION ORDER FOR ROUND 7: URSUS MOTORS, AUTOMOBILES PORTLANDIA, BASIC MOTORS, MOTOR CITY MAMMOTHS

AAH #251 – 2014 Automotive Fantasy Draft

July 25th, 2014 at 3:39pm

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It’s that time again! Join us for the Autoline Automotive Draft as some of the best minds in the auto business assemble their fantasy car companies. This year’s event features some all-new challenges; team owners will have to choose at least one executive from outside the auto industry, choose a premiere vehicle and even fire an executive during the course of the contest.

2014 Roster:
Gary Vasilash, Basic Motors
Aaron Bragman, Ursus Motors
Paul Eisenstein, Motor City Mammoths
Jeff Sabatini, Automobiles Portlandia

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Get Ready for the 2014 Automotive Draft!

July 23rd, 2014 at 9:00am

Once again it’s time for our panel of expert journalists to assemble their fantasy car companies. See what’s new for 2014!

Check out the 2014 Categories and Rules»

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AAH #250 – Lawyers, Luxury & Life After Sedans

July 18th, 2014 at 5:15pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM CEO Mary Barra gets grilled in front of the U.S. Senate… Again.
- Are B-segment CUVs and luxury cars set to boom?
- VW announces its CrossBlue SUV will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg; Michael Robinet, IHS; Bill Visnic, Edmunds.com.

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AAH #249 – Hyundai Sonata Sings a New Song

July 11th, 2014 at 4:10pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Is the next automotive recession due to arrive in 2017?
- First drive impressions of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C.
- Can recalls actually help sales?

SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O’Brien, VP, Corporate & Product Planning, Hyundai
- Among other vehicles, is there a pickup in Hyundai’s product plans?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Doron Levin, Journalist & Author.

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AAH #248 – Totally TrueCar with John Krafcik

June 27th, 2014 at 2:28pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Fuel Cell Vehicles or “Fool” Cell Vehicles?
- Ford reveals its new Fusion-based Edge and readies it for a global play.

SPECIAL GUEST: John Krafcik, President, TrueCar
- One of the most dynamic executives in the industry today.

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Steve Finlay, Ward’s Dealer Business.

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AAH #247 – How Volkswagen Puts Power Under the Hood

June 20th, 2014 at 4:01pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM CEO Mary Barra Returns to the Hill.
- J.D. Power, AutoPacific and Edmunds are out with their latest ratings. Who’s tops?

SPECIAL GUEST: Oliver Schmidt, General Manager, Engineering & Environmental Office, Powertrain & Fuel Strategy, VWoA

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press.

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AAH #246 – Everything Camaro: From A to Z/28

June 13th, 2014 at 3:08pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- After driving BMW’s M3 and M4, we ask: how will sports cars evolve?
- Thoughts on the Cadillac ELR’s failure to perform.
- By 2025, survey says, 75% of North American pickups will be aluminum.

SPECIAL GUEST: Mark Stielow, Program Engineer Manager, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
- How and why his team developed a $70,000 Camaro

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader Group.

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AAH #245 – Jeep Renegade Gets Ready to Invade the World

June 6th, 2014 at 3:16pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM’s internal investigation.
- First impressions after driving the Lincoln MKC.

SPECIAL GUEST: Philip Jansen, Vehicle Line Executive, A/B Segment, Minivan & Current C/D Segment Vehicles, Chrysler
- A closer look at the Jeep Renegade in studio and an exploration of Jeep’s Product Development Process

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Todd Lassa, Automobile.

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AAH #244 – Toyota Throws Out the Plain Vanilla Approach

May 30th, 2014 at 8:01pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Why is racing losing fans? Look no further than your TV screen.
- Google’s car puts the OEMs on notice. Autonomy is coming.
- The Union of Concerned Scientists issues a damning report (with a political agenda).
- BMW i8 First Drive: panelist Christie Schweinsberg has her report.

SPECIAL GUEST: Monte Kaehr, Chief Engineer, Toyota Camry
- What will it take to keep Camry #1?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com.

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