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It’s not a secret that David Green was a World War II veteran and a two-time prisoner of war. We were on our way home after helping Miriam clean out her parent’s house, an abode full of treasures from an extraordinary family. They lived and loved each other for 60 years in the very same [...]

Jeff Klei, President, Continental Automotive division, NAFTA, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show about the connected car. There are different aspects of the connected car, whether it is connected car-to-car or car-to-infrastructure. Klei talks to Hammond about the importance of the cloud in the connected [...]

Good Morning Warren and friends Today will be the last chat of the New Year. I thought you would like to see an edited version of how my little town, Auburn, CA, throws a Christmas parade. I didn’t get the horses in this time, but maybe next year. http://www.drivingthenation.com/lou-ann-hammond/auburn-ca-dreams-of-christmas-festival-of-lights-parade-on-driving-the-nation/ I drove the Lexus IS250 this [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]