The good fellas at www.unticket.com posted these steps to have our stream on your Iphone with 3 min of setup. It works slicker than greased owl stuff. (below)
Posted on 30 December 2009 – blame this person –> BabyArm
1) Download the app “FStream“
2) Once installed, press “favorites”, then press “edit”. Press the plus sign next to “Add new web radio”. The URL that you want to use is:
“The Show” with John Clay & Greggo web feed
Live from 4-6pm. Running a loop during other times.
(Tiger Woods discussion the Saab deal with his middle eastern investment partner)
This morning, a day after Jalopnik reported GM’s keeping options open on Saab beyond December 31st, Automotive News reports GM will restart some production lines in January including the 2010 Saab 9-5. So Saab’s alive. For the moment anyway. Tiger Woods may have cost Wall Street 12billion of lost value with his ‘trasgressions’, but he is buying Saab for his Swedish family to operate.
“We are preparing the wind-down process. At the same time we are open to options, to bids that come in. Therefore the deadline has also been dropped,” Saab spokesman Eric Geers told Automotive News.
Saab will restart some production lines again in January for its new 9-5 model. “We have the orders and we have to deliver them as usual. We also have the orders for the 9-3 and others. The factory has to continue again,” Geers said. (Woods is beign tight lipped on any Tiger badging of new models)
GM was still in talks with potential bidders for its Swedish unit but Geers only named Spyker Cars and declined to talk about other parties.
Merbanco Inc., a Wyoming-based group, has been named in the media as another Saab bidder. Woods has more ‘skin’ in this game than his competiors on the SAAB brand. More to come.
Hyundai won several awards for its 2009 marketing efforts, in large part on the basis of its Hyundai Assurance program. The program began as a way to get reluctant customers back into showrooms to at least consider buying a new car in spite of the fact that many people were justifiably terrified of losing their jobs. By promising to take back a car if a customer lost their income, they managed to keep sales going while other companies were tanking.
That program has been extended to at least the end of 2010 and Hyundai is now adding free roadside assistance to the mix. The Korean automaker has already been offering a fully transferable five year full vehicle warranty and will now offer help to customers who can’t make it back to the dealership. The program offers the usual suite of assistance that you would get from AAA including lockout aid, flat tire replacement, towing, jump starts and bringing you some gas if you run out. The roadside assistance is free for five years. (more…)
UPDATE Jan 15 2010. The 4-6 Show is on ice until March first. We ran for two weeks, got a good feel for it, realized that both of us needed to tie up some loose ends before being able to make that big of a daily commitment to our listeners. Plus, we realized we need a 3rd wheel, so we’re having a contest. visit www.greggoshow.com for contest instructions. See you soon.
Watch what you wish for. I said I wanted to do weekday radio again, and I’ll be damned if I didn’t just make another personal commitment between 4 & 6 PM weekdays. The Show with John Clay (me) and Greggo (Greg Williams) is in orbit all the sudden. We were going to keep it on the QT while working out the bugs, but those hacks at the Dallas Observer broke wind of it, and now all hells broken loose. Phones ringing, emails buzzing, WHEN WHERE HOW and the infamous “WHERE’s Greggo” BS has been flyign left and right. GREGGO is here, right here, in this office reading comic strips in the Dallas Morning News (see above). That old bastard from People’s Court is onsight as baliff, (Dough Lewellyn may drop in for commentary as well) so greggo aint leaving. He’sgot an ankle bracelet on him (told him it was a PPM monitor and to keep his radio tuned to us for ratings…he fell for it).
None the less, we’ll be on in a town near you on air soon enough, but for now….listen right here on the stream. When we wrap, I’ll run the replay in a loop until the next day.
I found Greg Williams. On the radio. Again. Sounding coherent, opionated and
Sounding like, well, the Greggo you know and love.
“I’ve had to hook my delay back up,” says Williams’ new radio partner John Clay Wolfe. “This guy makes me want to cuss.”
Wolfe, who happens to host a snappy, savvy car show Saturday mornings on 105.3 The Fan, owns KSEY ESPN 1230, a 1,000-watt station based in Seymour but catering to Wichita Falls. For the last couple months he’s pondered and probed Williams about a radio comeback, the end result of which can be heard weekedays 4-6 right here.
The plan is to polish The Show with John Clay and Greggo and then take it syndicated into Texas towns from Laredo to Lubbock, even to Albuquerque, New Mexico. For now The Show is heard in Wichita Falls and Amarillo. (more…)
Chris Hafner, 2009
It’s hard to imagine a car more divergent from yesterday’s Ford Fiesta than the Wagon Queen Family Truckster. For one thing, the Fiesta was a real car with real significance to the automotive industry; the Truckster was fictional, significant only in the degree of anguish it inflicted on the Griswold family in National Lampoon’s Vacation, the 1983 movie paean to family road trips. The Fiesta was a simple small car that excelled at doing more with less; the Truckster was monumentally excessive and yet completely hapless.
The Truckster might be fictional, but it’s still worth discussing–if only because it is right at the center of one of the funniest movies of the 1980s. Captain Ahab rode to inexorable and tragic disaster aboard the Pequod; Clark W. Griswold did the same thing much more entertainingly aboard the Wagon Queen Family Truckster.
Everybody knows the Family Truckster is funny; what is not as well-understood is the fact that the Truckster’s disgusting excesses make it intelligent, incisive, pitch-perfect satire of the dismal state of American cars in the 1970s and early 1980s. It was certainly over-the-top, the Truckster is so well-aimed that it’s not hard to imagine it being real. Don’t believe me? Let’s step through the ways in which the Truckster satirizes the typical 1983 American LeBehemoth Brougham. (more…)
Now that 2009 is drawing to a close, it’s time to look back and see what stories spoke the loudest to AutoblogGreen readers. Which topics got the most attention (i.e., clicks) this past year? We took a look at the traffic records and found there’s not a single hydrogen vs. EVs debate post to be found. Oh, and only one that features bikinis. We were surprised as well. Number 10 is pictured above – a quirky and way cool VW bus sidecar – and the rest are available after the jump.
Summer job 1991, fresh out of high school, I take a salesman gig at Hillard Auto Park (Ford) in Fort Worth Tx. Checked into ‘Hillard Trainning’ 2 week school with their fresh class of recruits to hit the sales floor. During this training course, the class of 15 slowly reduced itself with dropouts to 8. I hung around till the bitter end, as did classmate Chris Cagle (country star).
Some things I vividly recall during this summer of 1991 was A) Chris Cagle couldn’t sign worth a damn back then B) Dealerships back then train salesstaff to lie C) Suzuki’s were a joke.
Hillard had recently brought on the Suzuki Franchise as an add-on to it’s Ford showroom., and what a pile of dung they were. If you thought Ford Festiva’s were cheap, you should have test drove a new Suzuki Swift for under $5,000 MSRP. All that aside, this post is about Samurai’s are on the brain this morning. Here is Edmunds.com pricing new/used on the little sword fighters. (more…)
by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Dec 28th, 2009 at 9:58AM
If Scuderia Ferrari drivers Alonso and Massa don’t do well in qualifying next year, it won’t be because they didn’t have the best tools with which to practice. Ferrari has built a driving simulator that could well be the Ferrari of driving simulators. It took two years to build, is 18-feet high, takes up two stories and received assistance from Moog, a control systems maker primarly known for its work wit the U.S. military’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The sim rests a base that, by itself, weighs two hundred tons, and on top of that are a platform and actuators that support the aluminum and composite driving structure. The driver watches his progress on five displays good for more than 180 degrees of viewing, and hears his progress through a 3,500-watt Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound system. It has ten microprocessors and 60GB of RAM, and produces 5GB of data per day.
Oh, and it puts out 130 kW of power. Some perspective: the average American home is said to use 25 kW of power a day. Ferrari will hope it helps power at least one of its drivers to the crown.
Ford Motor Co. is using the Los Angeles Auto Show this month to showcase a 2011 model of the F-550 Super Duty chassis cab, upfitted as a fire department first-responder vehicle, with the company’s new Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine.
Ford introduced the company-built diesel earlier this year. The engine will replace the current model, built by Navistar International Corp., beginning next year in 2011 model-year trucks.
Ford decided to develop and build the engine after disputes with Navistar over warranty costs and payments led to a mutual agreement to end the 27-year relationship after Dec. 31.
below, is a nice Business Week article on the new Powerstroke and it’s design team. (more…)