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About Lou Ann Hammond

L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website, www.drivingthenation.com, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.
  • Toyota Camry was one of the top American contented cars in America

Toyota President on Made in America NAIAS2017

By |January 17th, 2017|

President-Elect Donald Trump has been talking about production in the United States. I asked Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.,Toyota Motor Corporation, how does Toyota stack up […]

  • Kia's cardesigner worldwide unveil of Stinger

Kia’s cardesigner worldwide unveil of Stinger

By |January 16th, 2017|

Kia’s chief global designer, Peter Schreyer talked about the Kia Stinger at #naias2017 in Detroit, MI. This is the worldwide unveil for the Stinger. An added bonus, at the end of the show the fastback […]

  • Congratulations Chevy Bolt! NACTOY's Car of the Year to an electric car that gets 238 driving range.

Donald Trump, Joe Biden, NACTOY, NAIAS2017

By |January 16th, 2017|

Good Morning Warren and Friends,

Congratulations Chevy Bolt! NACTOY’s Car of the Year to an electric car that gets 238 driving range.

Another great week! The Detroit Auto show was packed with news. It was overshadowed by […]

  • John Batchelor Larry Kudlow talk Trump, EV, General Motors

John Batchelor Larry Kudlow #NAIAS2017

By |January 12th, 2017|

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS2017) was overshadowed by President Elect Donald J. Trump’s tweets. Vice President Joe Biden walked through the Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. While sitting in a Chrysler sedan, I […]

  • Continental's Jeff Klei

Continental is a global business Made in USA

By |January 10th, 2017|

Continental owns fifty-five facilities in the United States, and around 25% of Continental’s business is in the United States.

Continental’s Trade policy, according to Jeff Klei, President, North America, Continental, is that they are in […]

  • BMW's Ludwig Willisch

BMW manufacturing exporting USA

By |January 10th, 2017|

BMW’s Ludwig Willisch talked about BMW’s manufacturing plant in Spartanburg S.C. and exporting from the United States of America to other countries.

Willisch talked about the production in South Carolina. Over 400,000 vehicles are produced […]

  • Vice President Joe Biden at #naias2017

Vice President Joe Biden at #NAIAS2017

By |January 10th, 2017|

Vice President Joe Biden is not gone yet as evidenced by his appearance at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

“The folks that are out there selling these vehicles, they’re job creators too,” as […]

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Harman making music in your car #CES2017

By |January 9th, 2017|

What do you buy when you can’t buy a car with 77-speakers and the windows of your car are a monitor?

Buy something called kinetics add some magic called digital signal processing and waala […]

  • General Motors Mark Reuss, Mary Barra, Dan Amman

GM CEO Mary Barra at #naias2017 scrum

By |January 9th, 2017|

General Motors CEO Mary Barra at #naias2017 scrum talked about Donald Trump’s tweets and Mexico trade issues.

President-elect Donald Trump named the first female CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra to a Strategic and Policy […]

  • Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG,

#NAIAS2017 VW scrum after Tiguan Atlas R-Line

By |January 9th, 2017|

Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, talked to journalist after the unveil of the Volkswagen Tiguan and […]