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A Shunpiker's Journal

A Shunpiker's Journal, hosted by Steve Purdy, covers the stories of its host and others who shun the turnpikes and freeways of America to better enjoy the businesses and life that revolve around the automobile.

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Diane Flis-Schneider from America’s Automotive Trust

A Shunpiker's Journal
February 6, 2019 1:00 PM

On this Segment of A Shunpiker's Journal is “Detroit Diane”!

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Auto industry pundit and publisher of the AutoInformed blog site, Ken Zino

A Shunpiker's Journal
February 6, 2019 12:00 PM

On this segment of A Shunpiker's Journal is  Ken Zino!
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The Drive Home - with Auto Journalist Bill Hall | A Shunpiker's Journal

A Shunpiker's Journal
February 6, 2019 11:00 AM

A Shunpiker's Journal - Bill Hall
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The 2019 Automotive Heritage Awards UPDATE

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 11, 2019 8:00 AM

 

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Ford's New Mid-Sized Pickup

A Shunpiker's Journal
December 18, 2018 4:00 PM

A Shunpiker's Journal wrap up today’s program talking to Ford’s marketing manager for the new Ranger pickup, Brian Bell, who talks about the fabulous, new, mid-size pickup, the conversion of the trusty Wayne Assembly Plant, and hints about next year’s introduction of the Ranger-based Bronco SUV.

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"Teen Street Skills" Advanced Driving Program

A Shunpiker's Journal
December 18, 2018 3:00 PM

Shunpiker's Journal met up with famous race car driver and racing team owner, Detroit native Robbie Buhl, at a vacant lot in Corktown near the old Michigan Station not long ago for a demonstration of an advanced driving program he and some partners created for teen drivers. His “Teen Street Skills” program spends a whole day teaching skid control, emergency braking, and a variety of skills. Robbie recently moved his racing business to the Corktown neighborhood. Details at www.teenstreetskills.org.

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2019 NAIAS Will Be the Last Dead-of-Winter Show

A Shunpiker's Journal
December 18, 2018 2:00 PM

The first three segments of this Shunpiker's Journal feature a gentleman you’ve heard on our program over the years - Rod Alberts, executive director of both the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the North American International Auto Show.
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Recap of the 2018 Automotive Heritage Awards

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 26, 2018 3:00 PM

Steve Purdy and A.J. Baime provide an update on the Automotive Heritage Awards we talked about on our last program. They presented a series of awards for journalism, special automobiles and one for lifetime achievement at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns. GM executive vice president, Mark Reuss, was there to accept the Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year award from the National Automotive History Collection and the Mercedes Maybach Cabriolet won the Concept Vehicle of the Year honor. Most important is the AHA Lifetime Achievement Award that went to veteran columnist for Road & Track and Cycle World magazines, Peter Egan.
www.autoheritageawards.com

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Auto History of The Epic Competition Between Ford and Chevrolet | A.J. Baime

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 26, 2018 12:00 PM

This episode features best-selling author A.J. Baime talking about his masterfully written 4-program series of half-hour stories for the Wondery Business Wars podcast detailing a century of automotive history centered on the epic competition between Ford and Chevrolet. Mr. Baime is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal as well as author of five books about important historical topics. One of his books, Go Like Hell, chronicles the conflict between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari that resulted in Ford building a race car that beat the unbeatable Ferraris at Le Mans. 

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The Mid Michigan SAE Calendar of 2018 Events

A Shunpiker's Journal
July 29, 2018 1:00 PM

 

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