• 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth at NYIAS

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth at NYIAS

By |March 22nd, 2016|

Making Karl Abarth proud, this performance-inspired 2017 Fiat 124 Elaborazione Abarth will debut at this year’s New York International Auto Show. The first Abarth was debuted in 2011 at the Los Angeles auto show and […]

  • Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves in Southern Italy

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves in Southern Italy

By |March 3rd, 2016|

Flying down the toll road in my Fiat 500, I saw the woman from a distance. The Telepass lanes came up fast and choosing the right lane in Italy is always critical. I had euros […]

Reid Bigland on Ram, Fiat and Chrysler on Driving the Nation

By |May 20th, 2014|

Reid Bigland currently holds three distinct Senior Management roles with Chrysler Group LLC. He is Chryslers Head of U.S. Sales Operations, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Canada Inc. and President and CEO […]

Automotive executives talk about Russia and Ukraine on Driving the Nation

By |March 9th, 2014|

The 84th Geneva International Motor Show was full of exotic cars, a 24 hour of Lemans hall and eco-friendly cars. In the background, in dimly lit rooms, in roundtables with executives the questions were starting […]

Luca Dal Monte on the history of Maserati on Driving the Nation

By |July 26th, 2013|

Luca Dal Monte, Director of global communications for Maserati, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the history of Maserati.

Next year is the 100th anniversary of Maserati. Who are the people that created […]

Fiat’s designer, Fabrizzio Vacca, on the Fiat 500L on Driving the Nation

By |July 24th, 2013|

Baltimore, MD – “The Fiat 500 is known as Mammone in Italy, a Momma’s boy,” Fabrizio Vacca, one of Fiat’s senior interior designers from Centro Stile in Turin who worked on the 500L’s interior said, […]

2014 Fiat 500L commercial “The British are coming… the Italians are coming…”

By |June 15th, 2013|

Recently we saw Audi take Mercedes-Benz head on with the Vulcan grip commercial which I thought was hysterical.

Now Fiat is throwing down the gauntlet in front of MINI in a soon to be released […]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com April 12, 2013

By |April 17th, 2013|

We are at a Fiat 500 EV event. Some of the information (the most important things, like price! are still embargoed, but I’ve got some folks that can answer the questions that aren’t embargoed. Top […]

Tim Kuniskis on the 2013 Fiat 500E on Driving the Nation

By |April 14th, 2013|

Timothy Kuniskis, recently named President and CEO of the Dodge Brand, is the former head of the FIAT Brand for North America. Before he left Fiat, Kuniskis talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about […]

R. L. Polk’s Analyst view of Europe on the eve of the 2013 Geneva auto show

By |March 3rd, 2013|

In January, 2013, at the Detroit auto show I interviewed Anthony Pratt, Director of Forecasting, Polk of America. I asked Pratt about Europe, what Polk was forecasting for 2013 and beyond for Western, Eastern and […]