Charlie Vogelheim | Auto Enthusist and Industry Commentator

Charlie Vogelheim

Auto Enthusist and Industry Commentator

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Charlie Vogelheim

Charlie Vogelheim brings over 35 years of automotive experience his presentations
including roles as the host of Motor Trend Audio, the executive editor at Kelley Blue Book
and as a VP at J.D. Power and Associates.
Charlie's career has involved many aspects of the automotive industry. He spends his time
evaluating new and interesting vehicles and helping consumers receive and understand car
information. He has developed keen and humorous observations and insight to this ever-
changing business and the cars we love, own and remember.
In order to study trends, further product familiarity and develop contact with industry
personalities he travels worldwide, attending test-drives, auto shows and gatherings.
Charlie is often a featured speaker at automotive seminars, conferences and media
interviews. He's a regular media correspondent and an automotive industry commentator.
Charlie has hosted the weekly radio show "The Flying Car and the podcast "Motor Trend
Audio". Each week he shared a variety of car related conversations and interviews with car
owners, characters and celebrities.
At J.D. Power, Charlie produced the International Automotive Roundtable, the premier
forum for industry leaders and executives to share and discuss market forces affecting the
automotive industry.
During Charlie's 20 years at Kelley Blue Book, he served as a key member of its editorial
team. He was responsible for Kelley Blue Book's extensive database which produced the
fabled Blue Book and eventually the website:
As an internet pioneer, Charlie was an original contributor to the development and
implementation of the automotive sites at Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, Google and e-Bay.
Additionally, he was Chairman of the Automotive Internet Standards Committee contributing
to the development of all major automotive Internet sites.
Charlie earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Gonzaga University in Spokane,
Washington. His education included one year abroad studying the formation of the Common
Market/European Union.
Immediately following college, he pursued an interest in aviation, including several years as
a commercial pilot, flight instructor, ground school teacher, flight club manager, Alaskan
float-plane bush-pilot and air traffic controller.

Charlie Vogelheim
Featured Keynote Programs

The Ever-changing Cars we Drive

A review of the the cars we have owned and driven. Insight to the changes that have and will affect us all. What the future holds including, technology, alternative fuels and connected cars.

The World of Cars

Different cars are driven and sold throughout that we'll all experience going forward.

The Auto Industry in it's Second Century

The auto industry is just over a hundred years old. There's lot's success and failure to talk about. Most important is what we've learned and where we're headed for the next hundred years.

Car Technology

The automobile is the single most complex consumer object. That said cars are getting more complex as technology is offering a plethora of new safety, convenience and connected features. We'll review the good and bad of all these new technological offerings.

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