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2011 Archives

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  • Dec 24, 2011
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "HYBRID ADVANTAGE"
    • Holly Reich, Automotive Journalist - "CAR COLORS"
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "BANG ON TARGET"
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "CHEVROLET VOLT"
  • Dec 17, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "LED'S AND NANO'S
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "JEDDA TDI SPORTSWAGEN"
    • Russ Rader-Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "SHOPPING FOR AQ SAFER CAR 2012"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - "SCION IQ"
    • Robert Sinclair-AAA NEW YORK - " AAA STRONGLY SUPPORTS COMMUTER PROTECTION ACT"
  • Dec 10, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "ROARING IN THE WIND" - THE NEW 2012 JAGUAR XKR-S
    • Jeff Bartlett- Editor Consumer Reports - "CONSUMER REPORTS OWNER SATISFACTION SURVET:CHEVROLET VOLT EDGES OUT SPORT CARS FOR TOP SPOT"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "VW GOLF TDI"
  • Dec 03, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "ITS NOT A HYUNDAI ITS A CHERY"
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "LAND ROVER LR4"; "WINTER DRIVING PREPARATIONS"
    • Bill Laforet, Mayor - Mahwah, New Jersey - "STRICT LAWS FOR TEEN DRIVING IN NEW JERSEY"
    • Robert Sinclair, AAA NY - "PORT AUTHORITY CHANGES ITS POSITION ON SPENDING TOLL INCREASES"
  • Nov 26, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "BANG ON TRAGET"
    • Sharon Sudol, John Russell-Senior Correspondents - "CHEVROLET VOLT"
    • Russ Rader- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "HYBRID ADVANTAGE"
    • Holly Reich, Automotive Journalist - "CAR COLORS"
  • Nov 19, 2011
    • Robert Erskine Senior European Correspondent, London England - "OLDER BETTER"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "CHEVROLET SONIC"; "INFINITI FX 50"
    • Rick Bolt, Ford Program Manager - "ALL-NEW FORD ESCAPE"
    • Jeff Bartlett , Editor Consumer Reports - SURVEY: CAR OWNERS WANT BETTER FUEL ECONOMY, SUPPORT INCREASED STANDARDS"
    • Michael Porcelli-Central Avenue Information
  • Nov 12, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England, and Stuart Rolt, Chairman British Racing Drivers' Club - "SILVERSTONE'S SILVER LINING"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "INFINITI g37 COUPE"; "CHEVROLET'S 100 YEARS"
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "NEW BROCHURE ON MOTORCYCLE ANTILOCK BRAKES PROVIDES KEY SAFETY INFORMATION FOR RIDERS"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - "LA AUTO SHOW PLANS"
  • Nov 05, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "FLYING THE FLAG-HISTORIC LONDON TO BRIGHTON RUN"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "SUZUKI GRAND VITERA"; "HYUNDAI ACCENT"
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "KIDS IN CRASHES FARE BETTER IF STATES HAVE TOUGH RESTRAINT LAWS"
    • Robert Sinclair, AAA NY - "UPDATE OF TOLL INCREASES"
  • Oct 29, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "DOGGED PERSISTENCE PAYS"; "CHINESE TAKE AWAY"
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "ACURA TSX SPORTS WAGON"; "DELOITE STUDY-UNPLUGGED"; "CONSUMER REPORTS - PROTECT YOUR CAR FROM HALLOWEEN TRICKS"
  • Oct 22, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Bigger Warnings in the Lights"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist - "2012 KIA SOUL and KIA RIO"
    • Trish Serratore, Senior Vice President, Automotive Service Excellence - "What is the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence"
    • Robert Sinclair-AAA New York - "Tis the Season to Prepare for Winter"
  • Oct 15, 2011
    • Robert Erskine- Senior European Correspondent, London England - "EURO TRUCK MANUFACTURERS JUMPING ON THE WAGON"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell- Senior Correspondents - "2011 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID TEST"
    • Dr. Steven Tischler, Empire State College, SUNY - Empire State College, SUNY and GASDA's Automotive Degree Program
    • Jim Travers, Editor, Consumer Reports - "CONSUMER REPORTS: REDESIGNED CHRYSLER 300 NOW RANKS AMONG THE BETTER UPSCALE SEDANS
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "New booster evaluation: More top-rated seats help parents make a safe choice for their kids"
  • Oct 08, 2011
    • ROBERT ERSKINE, SENIOR EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENT, LOONDON ENGLAND - "IS AN AUTOMOTIVE REVIVAL EVENT LOOKING BACKWARDS OR FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE?"
    • RUSS RADER-INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY - "JASON PROJECT"
    • SHARON SUDOL AND JOHN RUSSELL, SENIOR CORRESPONDENTS - "SAAB 9-5"
    • DR. WILLIAM SHARFMAN, AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALIST - HYUNDAI "VELOSTER"
  • Oct 01, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "SAFE DRIVING PORSCHE CAYMAN STYLE"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - " NEW BEETLE AND PASSAT"
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "Effort to make SUVs, pickups less deadly to car occupants in crashes is paying off"
    • Robert O. Sinclair, AAA New York - "AAA Clubs File Suit To Reverse Port Authority Toll Hikes"
  • Sep 24, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London, England - "ROLLS ROYCE CENTENARY"; "IS AN AUTOMOTIVE REVIVAL EVENT LOOKING BACKWARDS OR FORWARDS INTO THE FUTURE?"
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "AUDI A4"; "SAAB 9-5"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - Hyundai Veloster
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "JASON PROJECT"; "LOW - HANGING FRUIT"
    • Audra Fordin - "WHAT WOMEN AUTO KNOW"
  • Sep 17, 2011
    • Robert O. Sinclair-AAA New York - "AAA to U.S. Department of Transportation: Stop NY-NJ toll hike"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - 'Dodge Grand Caravan"
  • Sep 10, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "RESTER EVEILLE-STAYING AWAKE"
    • SHARON SUDOL AND JOHN RUSSELL, SENIOR CORRESPONDENTS - "BMW 328i"
  • Sep 03, 2011
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Test Drive"
    • Robert Smith, Associate Director of Automotive web Products Consumer Reports - "Consumer Reports Best Car Deals for Labor Day Shopping"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - "Cadillac Ciel"
  • Aug 27, 2011
    • Sharon Sudol, John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "Audi A3
    • Jeff Bartlett- Editor, Consumer Reports - FIAT RETURNS TO U.S. AFTER NEARLY THREE DECADES WITH A FUN CITY CAR:THE FIAT 500
  • Aug 20, 2011
    • Robert Erskine-Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Oh, Non Le Chef Doublure a Baisse' Sur Ma Tete! ( Oh, No The Head Lining Has Fallen Down On My Head"
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "Chevy Cruze Eco"
  • Aug 13, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "MORE OF QUALITY SPARK"
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "Nissan Quest"
  • Aug 06, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE BRAKING SYSTEM APPLIED TO MOTORCYCLES"
    • Jeff Bartlett, Editor Consumer Reports - "CONSUMER REPORTS: REDESIGNED HONDA CIVIC SCORES TOO LOW TO BE RECOMMENDED"
  • Jul 30, 2011
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russsell, Senior Correspondents - "Infiniti G25 & EX 35
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "HIGH-TECH SYSTEM ON VOLVOS IS PREVENTING CRASHES"
  • Jul 23, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "WHERE'S ME VEST"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist - " Hyundai Accent and Genesis"
  • Jul 16, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "A Sticky Solution Coming From Europe"
    • John Russell & Sharon Sudol, Senior Correspondents - "NISSAN LEAF"
  • Jul 09, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "MUSSOLINI SEEN IN LONDON"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "2011 Infiniti QX56
  • Jul 02, 2011
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - " Safety Now Comes In Green"
    • Kate Pearce, Lincoln Marketing Manager - "AutoPacific Vehicles Satisfaction Award"
    • Dr.William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - " FIAT 500C"
    • Nick Prague- MTA & Rockland Community College,SUNY
  • Jun 25, 2011
    • Jeff Bartlett, Cars Deputy Editor On-Line Consumer Reports - "BEST WAYS TO SAVE GAS"
    • JOHN RUSSELL & SHARON SUDOL - "MAZDA 2"
  • Jun 18, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "WHERE'S THE HOT WIRE"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "2011 KIA SORRENTO"
  • Jun 11, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "SHIPS 'N CARS
    • Dr. William Sharfman - "FIAT 500"
  • Jun 04, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "EFFORTLESS HIGH AVERGAE SPEEDS, COMFORT, AND STRIKING ELEGANCE OF APPEARANCE-THE NEW 2011 BMW 640i SE CONVERTIBLE"
    • Bob Gordon, President The Auto Channel - "New Free Consumer Car Research Product www.e-carmony.com"
  • May 28, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "LITTLE CHANCE OF A SHOCK"
    • Bruce Wennerstrom, Chair The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance - 2011 Theme -"Mid-Century Hybrids"
    • Russ Rader - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "SAFETY NOW COMES IN GREEN"
    • Kate Pearce - Lincoln marketing Manager - "AutoPacfic Vehicle Satisfaction Awards"
    • Trish Serratore, Senior Vice President ASE - "WHAT IS AUTO SERVICE EXCELLENCE"
    • Dr. Willima Sharfman, Automotive Journalist - "FIAT 500 C" "SAAB 9-4X"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudol, Senior Correspondents - "KIA SORRENTO"
  • May 21, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "SURPRISE WIN FOR BEST ENGINE IN THE WORLD 2011"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - "SAAB 9-4X"
  • May 14, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "BRITISH IS SUPER BEST"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "KIA SORENTO"
  • May 07, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "STO OSIGURANJE -WHAT INSURANCE"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, John Russell & Sharon Sudol - "BUICK LACROSSE"
  • Apr 30, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Something Old, Something New"
  • Apr 16, 2011
    • Bill Wade, National Program Manager, Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving program - "Consumer Reports To Host First-Ever Teen Driving Safety Program"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "2011 Buick LaCrosse"
  • Apr 09, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - " BLUER RHYTHMUS-MERCEDES BENZ E350 CDI BLUE EFFICIENCY SPORT CABRIOLET"
    • Russ Rader- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "Big Strides "
    • Ralph Bombardiere- Executive Director New York State Association of Service Stations & Repair Shops - "Gasoline Pricing"
    • Jim Travers-Consumer Reports - " New Volkswagen Disappoints"
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - " 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2500"
  • Apr 02, 2011
    • ROBERT ERKSINE-SENIOR EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENT, LONDON ENGLAND - "FRESH AIR TO GO"
  • Mar 26, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "NO LONGER NICE AND SHINY"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "Toyota RAV 4"
  • Mar 19, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "EVOCATIVE DESIGN WIN FOR RANGE ROVER EVOQUE"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "2011 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG SUPERCHARGED HYBRID"
  • Mar 12, 2011
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - "2012 FORD FOCUS"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudol, Senior Correspondents - "Audi 8L"
  • Mar 05, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Gender Fender Bender"
    • Dr, William Sharfman - " Ford Focus"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudol, Senior Correspondents - "Buick Regal Supercharged"
    • Jeff Bartlett, Deputy Editor-On - Line Consumer Reports - "Consumer Reports' Used Car Reliability Survey "
    • Russ Rader-Insurance Institute For Highway Safety - "Underride guards on big rigs often fail in crashes"
  • Feb 26, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - " AHEAD OF THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW-VARIATIONS ON A THEME"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - "2012 Mazda 5"
  • Feb 19, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "THE NEW 2011 SAAB TTi D AERO"
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - " 2011 BUCK REGAL"
  • Feb 12, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Without Vision The People Perish"
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "Chevrolet Cruze"
  • Feb 05, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "ALL IN A NAME"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudol, Senior Correspondents - "Kia Sportage"
  • Jan 29, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "So Very Special"
  • Jan 22, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Keeping The Momentum"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudol, Senior Correspondents - "Range Rover Supercharged"
    • Jeff Bartlett, Deputy Editor On-Line, Consumer Reports - "Consumer Reports Car Brand Perception Survey"
    • Russ Rader Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "66 winners of 2011 TOP SAFETY PICK award"
  • Jan 15, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent- London England - "HANDS TOGETHER"
    • John Russell, Sharon Sudol, Senior Correspondents - "2011 Jaguar XJ"
  • Jan 08, 2011
    • Dr. William Sharfman, - " 2011 Nissan Quest"
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "2011 Jaguar XJ"
  • Jan 01, 2011
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "BUT IT'S NOT A RODIN - AUDI'S NEW A-1
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - "Lexus RX 450h"

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