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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on August 28, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends,

Doing the happy dance! My good buddy, and yours, showed up at the BMW 7-Series launch yesterday and we got to spend the whole day together driving a car and having a blast. It was a beautiful day to be in upstate New York at the Monticello private race track driving […]

By |August 31st, 2015|#carchat, Featured, Warren Brown,|0 Comments

2016 BMW 7-Series, John Batchelor radio show with BMW’s Ian Robertson

Host John Batchelor welcomed Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, to his radio show to talk about the 2016 BMW 7-Series.

We drove the BMW 7-Series on the Monticello race track, on the roads around the track and through an autocross.

2016 BMW 7_series 6th generation  September 14 […]

By |August 28th, 2015|#johnbatchelorradioshow, BMW, Featured, Podcasts|0 Comments

The Five Seasons of California on Driving the Nation

Most States have four seasons, Spring, Fall, Summer, Winter. In California, we have five seasons. The fifth season is called fire season.

Most people don’t even realize it when they say it, but once the rain stops, and the grass starts turning green people start talking about California’s fifth season, fire season.

More acres have […]

California sales; Honda Civic #1, Toyota #1, Ford F-150 #1

According to the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA)

New light vehicle registrations in California exceeded one million units during the first six months of 2015 and improved 11.5 per- cent versus the first half of 2014. The market was up an impressive 105 percent from the recessionary low-point in 2009. The com- bination of strong […]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on August 21, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends,

I love August. August is naked lady month. If you don’t know what a naked lady is look at the picture of the Ford escape. There are naked ladies in the foreground. I have thousands of them in my yard. Some years I have a naked lady party and invite all […]

By |August 21st, 2015|#carchat, Featured, Warren Brown,|0 Comments

2016 Acura ILX reduces noise through the wheel and ANC technology

Seijirou Sone talked to Driving the Nation about the new noise reduction in the new 2016 Acura ILX.

There is road noise and cabin noise, in an effort to decrease that noise Acura is using a polypropylene Helmholtz resonator that encircles the center portion of the inside of the wheel. Such resonator wheel technology significantly […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Acura, Featured, Technology|0 Comments

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on August 14, 2015

Are you ever so groggy in the morning, coffee in hand, stumbling out of the door that all your looking for is your blue car?

That’s what happened this week.

This week I drove a blue Honda Accord 4 DR EX-L and a blue Volkswagen CC 2.T R-Line.

(The 2015 Honda Accord EX-L. Photo courtesy […]

By |August 17th, 2015|#carchat, Featured, Warren Brown,|0 Comments

Donald Trump, Presidential candidate, on cars and production of cars

Detroit News’ David Shepardson reports that “Trump disclosed in an interview with The Detroit News Wednesday that Ford CEO Mark Fields wrote to him explaining the automaker’s planned $2.5 billion investment in Mexico after Trump criticized Ford in June. And Trump suggested one way to stop automakers’ expansion to Mexico is by moving some production […]

By |August 16th, 2015|Featured, Politics, Presidential candidates|0 Comments

CA-EPA Nichols plan to get gas cars off California roads by 2030

Mary Nichols, Chairperson, California Air Resources Board (CARB), has been a pain in the tailpipe to car manufacturers since she re-joined California’s Environmental Protection Association (EPA) in 2007. Bloomberg News’ John Lippert reports that Nichols has set the goal for California higher than ever before stating that she wants every new car sold in California […]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on August 7, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends,

So, what did everyone think of the GOP debate? What was your favorite line from the evening?

You know what I realized? I realized I missed Tim Russert. I missed the days when we sat down to hear what the candidates had to say to make a decision, not to […]