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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com December 12, 2014 December 15, 2014 3:27 pm

Good Morning Warren and friends I am in Detroit MI for a Ford event. This could be the first time I have said that the weather is better in Michigan, even though it is 32 degrees, than it is in Northern California. We’re going to miss the storm only because we’re leaving Detroit late so [...]

World premiere of the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS on Driving the Nation December 15, 2014 3:16 pm

Detlev von Platen, President & CEO, Porsche Cars North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the world premiere of the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. Which two cars is the 911 Carrera GTS in between and why? What is the horsepower and torque on the Carmen Red 911 Carrera GTS? How [...]

Domestics versus foreign auto makers for the car and truck of the year on Driving the Nation December 15, 2014 2:47 pm

The three finalists for the 2015 North American Car of the Year are the Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis, and Volkswagen Golf. The three finalists for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford F-150, and Lincoln MKC. Ford’s Mustang was the only domestic vehicle in the car segment. In the [...]

Auburn, CA, Dreams of Christmas, Festival of Lights parade on Driving the Nation December 14, 2014 6:20 pm

Auburn, CA held its Festival of Lights Christmas parade in the California Gold Country’s old town on December 6, 2014. Bands, ballerinas, dogs, horses, mermaids and Santa Clauses, lots of Santa Clauses and hundreds of cars decked out in Christmas lights of all variations. The Auburn Jeep Club showed up in full force and decked [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com December 5, 2014 December 9, 2014 4:23 pm

Good Morning Warren and friends It’s raining in California. It’s been raining, on and off, for four days now. The next week calls for rain, on and off, all week long. In between raindrops yesterday we drove the new 2016 Nissan Murano around Sonoma, CA to Bodega Bay. If you want to take a road [...]


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  • World premiere of the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS on Driving the Nation
  • December 15, 2014 3:16 pm
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    Detlev von Platen, President & CEO, Porsche Cars North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the world premiere of the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. Which two cars is the 911 Carrera GTS in between and why? What is the horsepower and torque on the Carmen Red 911 Carrera GTS? How [...]

  • Auburn, CA, Dreams of Christmas, Festival of Lights parade on Driving the Nation
  • December 14, 2014 6:20 pm
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    Auburn, CA held its Festival of Lights Christmas parade in the California Gold Country’s old town on December 6, 2014. Bands, ballerinas, dogs, horses, mermaids and Santa Clauses, lots of Santa Clauses and hundreds of cars decked out in Christmas lights of all variations. The Auburn Jeep Club showed up in full force and decked [...]

  • 2016 Mazda CX3 on Driving the Nation
  • December 5, 2014 8:21 am
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    Derek Jenkins, Mazda’s North America Design Director, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the Los Angeles auto show about the all new subcompact 2016 Mazda CX-3. The CX-3 is the fifth model in Mazda’s line-up that features SKYACTIV Technology and Kodo design. Jenkins takes us through the interior of the car [...]

  • Lincoln Black label exclusive bespoke themes on Driving the Nation
  • December 3, 2014 5:29 pm
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    Janet Seymour, Black Label, Colors and materials design manager, Lincoln Black Label, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, what could be the first bespoke option for Lincoln vehicles. Only six states offer it so far, and only 32 car dealers in those six states offer it, but soon, the Nation will get [...]

  • Free charging of the VW e-Golf through Chargepoint on Driving the Nation
  • December 3, 2014 4:34 pm
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    Tavis Szeto, Senior Director of Chargepoint, the world’s largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network, talked to Driving the Nation about the ease of finding a charging network through its smartphone and how to use it without cash. Chargepoint and Bosch are the companies that Volkswagen has partnered with for its Volkswagen e-Golf, the first zero [...]

  • 2016 Ford Explorer and the new Platinum on Driving the Nation
  • December 1, 2014 5:23 pm
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    Matt Zuehlk, Ford Explorer brand manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the 2016 Ford Explorer that was shown at a preview before the Los Angeles auto show. Zuehlk describes the Platinum as the “highest execution of Explorer ever”. “Bringing Explorer Platinum to market is a natural extension of the Explorer [...]

  • The 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class on Driving the Nation
  • December 1, 2014 11:07 am
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    Women journalists from fifteen different countries voted and the results are in! 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class The top three cars overall were the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Tesla Model S, respectively. There were ten different criteria which remained the same in each of the six categories. The [...]