Category: 2011 Los Angeles auto show
The Aston Martin One-77 and Julian Jenkins, VP, Aston Martin Americas

Julian Jenkins, Vice President Aston Martin the Americas, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the Aston Martin One-77. The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door coupe two-seater, carbon fibre monocoque structure built by Aston Martin. The special edition super car is limited to only 77 units, and all of them already sold to [...]

Ian Callum talks about designing Jaguar cars

Ian Callum is Jaguar’s chief designer.  Callum is a world renonwned designer and my favorite designer to interview. His answers are not scripted, he thinks about the questions. What part of the car does he start with when designing a car? Is it “a line” or a lack of lines? How do you create motion [...]

J Mays, global head of design for Ford Motor Corporation

Los Angeles, CA – J Mays, global head of design for Ford Motor Corporation, talked about who Ford designs cars for in the industry. Does Mays like lines, or a lack of lines? How has all the technology in Ford’s vehicles changed the way Ford designs cars? Loading the player… jwplayer(“myElement”).setup({ file: “http://www.drivingthenation.com/video/2011_la_j_mays_ford.mp4″, image: “http://www.drivingthenation.com/video/2011_la_j_mays_ford.jpg”, [...]

Mark Reuss, on General Motor’s numbers

Los Angeles, CA – Mark Reuss is General Motor’s President of North America. Reuss talks about his third quarter earnings for North America. Not General Motors worldwide, North America. Reuss talks about incentives, especially on the older trucks. He also talks about days on the lot, downtown on the Chevy Cruze. Reuss also talks about [...]

Geely’s car designer, Peter Horbury, at 2011 LA auto show

Peter Horbury has worked all over the world in different car companies as a famed car designer. He is best known for reviving the Volvo brand. In 2009 Horbury returned to Volvo as Vice President of Design. Horbury is leaving Volvo, and will be Senior Vice President of design at Geely Group. In 2010, Geely [...]

Shiro Nakamura, designer for Nissan/Infiniti, on car designing

Los Angeles, CA – Southern California is known for design and designers. At the 2011 Los Angeles auto show we talked with Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura for Nissan and Infiniti. The interview wasn’t about a particular car, but about the way Nakamura designs. What part of the car does Nakamura start on when he [...]