What’s cooler than being at the start of MINI takes the States in 2014? Having Tony Hawk jumping over your MINI as it starts your adventure! Tony Hawk, former professional skateboarder and actor, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about his skateboarding career, his foundation that helps kids bring their dream of [...]

David Duncan, Vice President MINI of the Americas, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving on the eve of the start of MINI takes the States 2014. MINI is expecting 900 MINI owners partying every night across the country and there are 450 MINI owners making the trek all the way across the United States [...]

Brian Saloka is a senior software engineer for Continental AG. Saloka talked to Driving the Nation about the connected car, internet in the car and the ability to see your car on a 360 degree platform on your smartphone, no matter where you were. There is already connectivity in vehicles, such as Onstar, blue link, [...]

Good morning Warren and Friends I’d like to congratulate Ken Gross. Ken received the Distinguished Service Citation Award at this years Automotive Hall of Fame Ken has written about cars for over 40 publications, has authored 13 books, and written a 12-episode, historic car series for TV, “Behind the Headlights”. Today Gross devotes much of [...]

You have seen it for 21 years now in commercials, in newspapers and all over the internet, a car or truck wins “North American Car/Truck of the Year” (NACTOY). Who are the people that decide which car and truck win that award? Here is the list of complete jurors that write for United States and [...]

David Duncan, Regional Vice President, Western Region, assumed the role of Vice President MINI of the Americas, effective January 1, 2014. Duncan talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation in Puerto Rico in February, 2014 at the New Mini unveil. MINI sales were the best ever in 2013. Who are the competitors for [...]

Jeff Luke, General Motors, Chief engineer, Full and mid-line trucks, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the difference in trailering uphill and downhill in the new 2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. “We want to make sure the power goes to the wheels” said Luke as we pulled 10,000 pounds up [...]

Front and center at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was the Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by the 2.8-liter Cummins turbo diesel that could make 200 horsepower and more than 350 lb-ft of torque controlled by a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Nissan says the Frontier diesel is based on a Frontier Desert Runner 4×2 model and [...]

Good morning Warren and Friends Carlist and Driving the Nation correspondents drove two hot fun cars this week. First was the 2015 Dodge Challenger and the new models Four Engines, Eight-speeds and up to 707 Horsepower: Dodge Announces Pricing for Its New 2015 Challenger Model Lineup As Tim Kuniskis, President and Chief Executive Officer – [...]

Tesla Motors has just announced they will be producing another vehicle, the Tesla 3 (or III) after the Tesla X. Superchargers are being opened up all over the continent, but we’re still getting to know the Tesla S. S for seductive. Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist took Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation for [...]