Tom Appel and Damon Bell, GM and Nikola

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Episode: 46

Broadcast date: September 13, 2020

Guest: Enrique Ramirez

GM and Nikola, Road America Attractions

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start the show by talking about General Motors’ plan to team up with upstart automaker Nikola to build the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck. We also discuss Cadillac Live, an online showroom that provides personal guided tours of Cadillac’s current products. Enrique Ramirez, Director of Business Services at the famous Road America race course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, joins us to talk about a few of the many attractions the Road America facility has to offer–even if you’re not a racing fan. Tom has a “who made it?” quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including a photo feature on a “plain jane” 1964 Ford Galaxie 4-door sedan.

Back Episode Index and Live Stream

The Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast is broadcast every Sunday on Chicago’s WCPT AM 820 at 1:00 PM CST.

Discussed this week:

Nikola and GM deal

Road America website

Test Drive: 2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited

5 Cool Things About the Toyota Tundra

Photo Feature: 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Four-Door Sedan

More Consumer Guide Test Drives


Follow the crew:

The CG Daily Drive Blog

Car Stuff Facebook Page

Consumer Guide on Twitter

Tom on Twitter

Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter

Road America on Twitter

Drive, She Said (Jill’s blog)


Tom on the radio:

Tom on the Nick Digilio Show

Tom on Green Sense Radio

Tom on the Stan Milam Show


The Crew


GM and Nikola