Tag Archives: Mark Bilek

Review of the 2019 Subaru Forester

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill welcome Chicago Auto Show Chairman Ray Scarpelli to share some inside scoop on the new vehicle debuts coming to the Chicago Auto Show. Also in today’s show an extensive review the new 2019 Subaru Forester.

Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill start talking Chicago Auto Show with First Look for Charity chairman, JC Phelan along with Social Media Director, Jennifer Morand about various contests and more. A full review of the Jeep Compass rounds out the show.

Family Vehicle of the Year

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill review the ultimate road trip hauler Ford Expedition, and discuss smaller scale cars with diecast collector Damon Bell and our own Jim OBrill.

Consumer Guide’s 2018 Best Buy Finalist

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill review the all new Chevy Silverado, talk with Consumer Guide’s Tom Appel about their 2018 Best Buy Finalist, and share our thoughts on the vehicles to watch out for in 2019.

Review of the five passenger Ford Edge

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill review the 5 passenger Ford Edge, talk with Apple Chevrolet owner about what he does within his community for the holidays along with how other dealers give back and have a little holiday trivia fun.

Review of the Fiat 124 Spider

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill shift into gear with an exhilarating review of the convertible Fiat 124 Spider, examine the market for certified pre-owned vehicles with JC Phelan of Jack Phelan Chevrolet and Jack Phelan Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Dealerships, and talk about their favorite car movies.

The Latest From the LA Auto Show

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill share the latest from the LA Auto Show, review the ultimate hatchback with the Volkswagen Golf, and discuss the latest automotive headlines hitting the news.

Subaru’s New Ascent Family Crossover Vehicle

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago. Com General Manager Mark Bilek, and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill review Subaru’s new Ascent 3-row family hauler, discuss how to get the best value from your vehicle with Brian Moody from Auto Trader and share some holiday gift ideas for the car enthusiast in your family.

Review of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill review the 2018 Ford Mustang GT, talk about winter driving in an electric vehicle, share insight on how to break into an automotive career and talk with Robert Olson about the one of a kind Klairmont Kollection of vehicles here in Chicago.

Lexus Shows Off The New ES Sedan

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill review the new all new Lexus ES, talk with a Fiat executive about their new Abarth Performance models, share the latest in automotive news, and discuss a scholarship opportunity with Drive Safe Chicago.

Kia Shows Off The New Sorento Crossover

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill share tips on how to determine if your car has an open recall, review the new Kia Sorento, discuss the new car delivery process with Chicago Auto Show Chairman & dealership owner, Ray Scarpelli and talk about some of the last cruise nights of the season!

Hyundai Shows Off The New Veloster Sedan

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill share their thoughts on the new 2019 Hyundai Veloster sedan. Also in today’s show an in depth look at the Midwest Automotive Media Association Rally at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet.

DOJ Opens Criminal Investigation Over Musk Tweets

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, Mark Bilek, Director of Communications and Technology for the Chicago Auto Trade Association and the General Manager for DriveChicago.com, and Jim Obrill, Director of Marketing for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Chicago Auto Show fire up the engine on DriveChicago by discussing the Cadillac XT4 going on sale shortly. This is the first Cadillac in the compact crossover category. They discuss the start of the Chrysler 300 phase out, and Audi announcing the E-Tron. DriveChicago also talks about the Department of Justice opening a criminal investigation over Elon Musk’s tweets.

Living with an Electric Vehicle

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, Mark Bilek, Director of Communications and Technology for the Chicago Auto Trade Association and the General Manager for DriveChicago.com, and Jim Obrill, Director of Marketing for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Chicago Auto Show rev into this week’s episode with an in depth look at the refined, roomy, and fun to drive Mazda 6. Also in today’s show, a focused discussion on the positives and perils of living with an electric vehicle.

Highlights of the new 2019 Challenger Redeye and Scat Pack Widebody

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, Mark Bilek, Director of Communications and Technology for the Chicago Auto Trade Association and the General Manager for DriveChicago.com, and Jim Obrill, Director of Marketing for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Chicago Auto Show talk to Dodge Challenger brand manager Kevin Hellman about the exciting new performance packages available with 2019 Dodge products and the MAMA Driving School sponsored by Dodge/Jeep. Also in today’s show a review of the new Kia Stinger.

GM Marketplace & Exxon Mobil team up

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, Mark Bilek, Director of Communications and Technology for the Chicago Auto Trade Association and the General Manager for DriveChicago.com, and Jim Obrill, Director of Marketing for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Chicago Auto Show rev into gear with an in depth review on the new Toyota Camry Hybrid. Also in today’s show Chicago Tribune reporter Robert Duffer joins the discussion to weigh in on manual transmissions versus modern paddle shifters.

Lincoln to offer stand alone dealerships

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, Mark Bilek, Director of Communications and Technology for the Chicago Auto Trade Association and the General Manager for DriveChicago.com, and Jim Obrill, Director of Marketing for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Chicago Auto Show are joined by Deborah Hersman of the National Safety Council to talk about back to school road safety and the best cars for young drivers. Also in today’s show an in depth review of the tantalizing Lexus RX.

The 10 millionth Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, Mark Bilek, Director of Communications and Technology for the Chicago Auto Trade Association and the General Manager for DriveChicago.com, and Jim Obrill, Director of Marketing for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Chicago Auto Show are joined by the owner of River View Ford, John Hennessy who shares some great customer stories that highlight how important the Mustang is for the company and what it means to customers in Chicagoland. Also in today’s show, an in depth review of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake.