CNBC Does Ford

Fresh from bedding a broke and busted GM, CNBC's Phil LeBeau now prepares to go deep inside lovingly, metaphorically caress deify Ford CEO and soon-to-be-patron-American-automotive-saint Alan Mulally. Watch him do it November 10th at 9 PM ET/PT on CNBC. » 10/29/10 3:00pm 10/29/10 3:00pm

Bob Lutz Is A CNBC Contributor Now?

Wait, what? Seriously? GM's ex-Vice Chairman — and CTS-V Challenge track star — "Maximum" Bob Lutz is a CNBC contributor? Does CNBC's Phil LeBeau know someone's muscling onto his turf? [via Business Insider] » 7/22/10 2:45pm 7/22/10 2:45pm

CNBC's Phil LeBeau Owns Meek Fox Business Reporter

CNBC auto industry reporter Phil LeBeau's job is to try to explain simple concepts to Mike Barnicle, so he's got a lot of pent up frustration. It explains why he so brilliantly scrum fucks this Fox Business Network reporter. » 4/26/10 12:30pm 4/26/10 12:30pm

What To Expect From Chrysler, GM "Mid-Terms"

CNBC's Phil LeBeau reminds us this morning we'll be seeing Chrysler and GM's plans to the federal government revealed after 4:00 PM and probably before 6:00 PM EST. But what should we expect? » 2/17/09 9:30am 2/17/09 9:30am

Today Show's Matt Lauer First Journalist To Drive Chevy Volt

We knew the Chevy Volt would increase global levels of smugness. Here's Matt Lauer, crowing about being the first to drive it to CNBC's Phil LeBeau — and that was only a test vehicle! » 1/08/09 12:30pm 1/08/09 12:30pm

GM's Wagoner: Send Help... Please

Speaking with CNBC » 11/07/08 3:20pm 11/07/08 3:20pm's Phil LeBeau, who has spent today to more distressed people than Dr. Phil, GM CEO Rick Wagoner outlined how for the troubled automaker, and mentioned the "domino effect" losing GM would have on the economy ( as an aside, the claims 6.5 indirect jobs for each OEM job — whether that's supplier…

Officially Unofficial CNBC "Saving General Motors" Live-Blog

You know, just in case you're interested, "Saving General Motors" is on CNBC right now. Turn it on just to see Phil LeBeau look a little awkward in the passenger seat of the new Chevy Camaro as Dale Jr. rips it around an Aussie test track. If you're watching at home, leave some comments below — kind of like a… » 8/06/08 9:00pm 8/06/08 9:00pm

Dale Earnhardt Takes The New Camaro Sideways With CNBC On Secret Aussie…

While yesterday gave us our first look at the un-camouflaged new Chevy Camaro, who knew CNBC's Phil LeBeau had a scoop that'd put our blow-the-top-off coverage of Chevy's new muscle car to shame with the mullet-wearing demographic? He's got NASCAR star-of-stars Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ripping the new 2010 Chevy Camaro » 7/19/08 2:17pm 7/19/08 2:17pm

CNBC's Business Nation Shows Us How To Shred A Car!

Sweet! CNBC's website has a clip from the new episode of Business Nation airing tomorrow night showing a car getting shredded! Alas, Phil LeBeau isn't running the crane dumping the car into the waiting blades. Sad. [CNBC via Digg] » 12/04/07 9:30am 12/04/07 9:30am

Car & Driver Reveals Top Ten Cars For 2008

We just saw Chubby Checkers Sabra Sarah Csaba Csere, zee editor-und-chief of Car und Driver revealing the top ten cars for 2008 live on CNBC, 'merica's business channel. Hmm, maybe we need a top ten list to give out as an exclusive...hmm, not so shabby of an idea — we'll have to look into that. In the meantime we'd… » 11/30/07 8:45am 11/30/07 8:45am

Climb Into A Lamborghini "Road Rocket" With CNBC's Phil LeBeau


What with UAW negotiations, sales numbers and the boardroom-stocking going on over at "The New Chrysler," I feel like it's getting to be rare for us to see CNBC's auto blogging on-air talent Phil LeBeau actually get the chance to sit down and do some ride n' drives with one of the products he covers. So, when he… » 10/02/07 1:00pm 10/02/07 1:00pm

Which Automaker Is CNBC's New Motown Stock Star?

And the answer is: It's General Motors! Woo-hoo! They win this week's "rags to riches" award. That's right, because given the cyclical nature of media reporting on automakers we're almost certain they'll be "CNBC's New Motown Moron" by the end of next month. The month after? Why, they'll be "The Motown Master." And… » 6/29/07 11:15am 6/29/07 11:15am

Breaking Even: CNBC's Phil LeBeau "Causes" Accident In Front Of GM…

The message the General's giving on their earnings is that the NorAm operational net losses were only $46 million, an amount Rick Wagoner said this morning live on CNBC was "essentially breaking even." OK, that's a total load of crap — especially considering the automaker has sold more cars globally during the first… » 5/03/07 12:02pm 5/03/07 12:02pm

The Official Car Pundit Drinking Game: Is The UAW In Bed With Kirk…

We're willing to forgive CNBC's Phil LeBeau for not including a link to the Jalop on his blog yet over at their newly-revamped website for the financial news network, but only because he totally gets us the scoops. Like this little Chrysler Group sales speculation: » 4/05/07 4:33pm 4/05/07 4:33pm

Must be why they've gone and asked our Senior Editor…

How Many Drinks Was That? Wert Talks About Hybrids, LeBeau Talks About…

Talk about all your CNBC automotive clips are belong to ToMoCo. Wert was "On The Money" last night by following the money on hybrids and helping them figure out whether or not they're mainstream enough to have some serious sales given lower gas prices the past month. He's closely followed by CNBC's professional auto… » 2/09/07 12:19pm 2/09/07 12:19pm

CNBC's Phil LeBeau "Finds" The Bugatti Veyron, Attempts To Drive Wheels…

Hey look kids, it's a 1000 hp car that Jean Jennings says "you can drive the wheels off of" — and in this clip from CNBC, you can watch Phil LeBeau do just that. CNBC's auto correspondent takes us inside the VW Bugatti "HQ", where he — umm — we're not really sure why he was there. Although we've noticed that the… » 12/08/06 2:18pm 12/08/06 2:18pm

CNBC's Phil LeBeau Put "On Notice" After Getting "Behind The Wheel"

CNBC has long been the web-version of the red-headed stepchild of NBC Universal's on-line presence due to an agreement giving them second billing to the online "juggernaut" that is MSNBC. Well now they're more like the fave son after a relaunch of it's website today with among other things, for-pay streaming video. On… » 12/04/06 9:29am 12/04/06 9:29am

Maximum Bob, Born From Zurich


The General's Vice-Chairman, Bob Lutz, got down with the french elbow press this past week at the Paris Auto Show, and although yours truly was there hanging on each and every one of the multi-talented and multilingual product czar's every syllable (with emphasis all in the right place, we might add) tape recorder… » 10/02/06 5:24pm 10/02/06 5:24pm