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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com August 1, 2014 August 1, 2014 10:53 am

Good morning Warren and Friends Driving the Nation had a great time at MINI takes the States 2014. I know to some (Warren!) it sounds like a marketing scheme, but it’s so much fun to see regular people take their own car and spend their own money tromping across the United States and just enjoying [...]

2015 VW Golf line-up through 2017 on Driving the Nation August 1, 2014 10:49 am

Marc Trahan, executive vice president of quality for Volkswagen in the U.S, and Kevin Joostema, VW’s General Manager Product Marketing talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the future line-up of the Golf. Trahan went through the forty years of the Golf and Joostema talked about when the Golf variants would come [...]

Tony Hawk and MINI takes the States 2014 on Driving the Nation July 28, 2014 5:27 pm

What’s cooler than being at the start of MINI takes the States in 2014? Having Tony Hawk jumping over your MINI as it starts your adventure! Tony Hawk, former professional skateboarder and actor, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about his skateboarding career, his foundation that helps kids bring their dream of [...]

David Duncan and MINI takes the States 2014 on Driving the Nation July 28, 2014 3:54 pm

David Duncan, Vice President MINI of the Americas, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving on the eve of the start of MINI takes the States 2014. MINI is expecting 900 MINI owners partying every night across the country and there are 450 MINI owners making the trek all the way across the United States [...]

Continental’s future connected car interface on Driving the Nation July 26, 2014 3:04 pm

Brian Saloka is a senior software engineer for Continental AG. Saloka talked to Driving the Nation about the connected car, internet in the car and the ability to see your car on a 360 degree platform on your smartphone, no matter where you were. There is already connectivity in vehicles, such as Onstar, blue link, [...]


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  • 2015 VW Golf line-up through 2017 on Driving the Nation
  • August 1, 2014 10:49 am
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    Marc Trahan, executive vice president of quality for Volkswagen in the U.S, and Kevin Joostema, VW’s General Manager Product Marketing talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the future line-up of the Golf. Trahan went through the forty years of the Golf and Joostema talked about when the Golf variants would come [...]

  • Tony Hawk and MINI takes the States 2014 on Driving the Nation
  • July 28, 2014 5:27 pm
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    What’s cooler than being at the start of MINI takes the States in 2014? Having Tony Hawk jumping over your MINI as it starts your adventure! Tony Hawk, former professional skateboarder and actor, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about his skateboarding career, his foundation that helps kids bring their dream of [...]

  • David Duncan and MINI takes the States 2014 on Driving the Nation
  • July 28, 2014 3:54 pm
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    David Duncan, Vice President MINI of the Americas, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving on the eve of the start of MINI takes the States 2014. MINI is expecting 900 MINI owners partying every night across the country and there are 450 MINI owners making the trek all the way across the United States [...]

  • Continental’s future connected car interface on Driving the Nation
  • July 26, 2014 3:04 pm
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    Brian Saloka is a senior software engineer for Continental AG. Saloka talked to Driving the Nation about the connected car, internet in the car and the ability to see your car on a 360 degree platform on your smartphone, no matter where you were. There is already connectivity in vehicles, such as Onstar, blue link, [...]

  • Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com July 25, 2014
  • July 25, 2014 10:38 am
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    Good morning Warren and Friends I’d like to congratulate Ken Gross. Ken received the Distinguished Service Citation Award at this years Automotive Hall of Fame Ken has written about cars for over 40 publications, has authored 13 books, and written a 12-episode, historic car series for TV, “Behind the Headlights”. Today Gross devotes much of [...]

  • The new North American Car and Truck of the year jurors on Driving the Nation
  • July 25, 2014 9:50 am
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    You have seen it for 21 years now in commercials, in newspapers and all over the internet, a car or truck wins “North American Car/Truck of the Year” (NACTOY). Who are the people that decide which car and truck win that award? Here is the list of complete jurors that write for United States and [...]

  • David Duncan, Vice President MINI of the Americas, on Driving the Nation
  • July 24, 2014 9:07 am
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    David Duncan, Regional Vice President, Western Region, assumed the role of Vice President MINI of the Americas, effective January 1, 2014. Duncan talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation in Puerto Rico in February, 2014 at the New Mini unveil. MINI sales were the best ever in 2013. Who are the competitors for [...]

  • trailering uphill and downhill in a 2015 Chevy Silverado on Driving the Nation
  • July 23, 2014 5:02 pm
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    Jeff Luke, General Motors, Chief engineer, Full and mid-line trucks, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the difference in trailering uphill and downhill in the new 2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. “We want to make sure the power goes to the wheels” said Luke as we pulled 10,000 pounds up [...]

  • Nissan Frontier diesel cummins turbo on Driving the Nation
  • July 23, 2014 9:56 am
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    Front and center at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was the Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by the 2.8-liter Cummins turbo diesel that could make 200 horsepower and more than 350 lb-ft of torque controlled by a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Nissan says the Frontier diesel is based on a Frontier Desert Runner 4×2 model and [...]