Honda dream garage on Driving the Nation

When Honda brings out all its products you not only can drive them, you can run your whole house and yard with them.

Yesterday we went to the adult playground called Pacifica Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. A ranch is a misnomer; Mansion is more like it. It’s completely at home in Ranch Santa Fe, […]

By |July 31st, 2015|Featured, Honda|0 Comments

Sweep riders volunteer at the Western States and Tevis Cup on Driving the Nation

All eyes were on 70-year-old Gunhild Swanson as she crossed the finish line of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains Western States 100-mile Endurance Run in Auburn, CA. Swanson beat the clock with only six seconds to spare, becoming the oldest woman runner to finish the race in under thirty hours, the cut-off to be counted as […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Dodge, Featured, Ram|0 Comments

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on July 24, 2015

It’s been a busy week again. We drove three cars this week: the 2016 Mazda Miata, the 2016 Mazda CX-3, and the 2015 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe Manual.

What a surprise it was to find out that Mazda’s head designer, Derek Jenkins, was no longer with Mazda as of last Friday.  Jenkins had been working with […]

By |July 27th, 2015|#carchat, Featured, Warren Brown,|0 Comments

Derek Jenkins out as head of design for Mazda on Driving the Nation

Derek Jenkins is no longer the head of design as confirmed by Eric Booth. Senior Manager, Public Relations at Mazda North American Operations. According to Booth, Jenkins’ last day was Friday, July 17, 2015, just days before the launch of the 2016 Mazda CX-3, “His last day was Friday. Derek was a huge part of […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Auto industry news, Car designers, Featured, Mazda|0 Comments

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on June 26, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends,

Today I am in Warren, Mich., at the Fiat Chrysler Auto (FCA) LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds. FCA is showing off What’s new in their stables.

A question for you – which do you like better – a turbo direct injection or a diesel pickup? I have a friend at Chrysler that wanted […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Featured, Newsletter, Warren Brown,|0 Comments

Mopar offers hottest Drag Pak in Dodge Challenger yet on Driving the Nation

Reaching back into the technology that made Mopar (a contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) famous in the 1960s muscle-era the new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak was revealed today at the Fiat Chrysler Auto (FCA) LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds.

The Mopar Drag Pak Challenger is not to be confused with a street legal […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pollution an underrated factor in new development goals on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 26 2015 (IPS) – Pollution is likely to be the most pressing global health issue in the coming years without effective prevention and clean-up efforts, experts say.

Air, water and soil pollution already kills nearly nine million people a year and cripples the health of more than 200 million people […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The cost of cotton in water-challenged India on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy

You might not realise it, but India exports enormous amounts of water when it exports raw materials such as cotton and products such as automobiles.

The water consumed to grow India’s cotton exports in 2013 would be enough to supply 85% of the country’s 1.24 billion people with 100 litres of water every […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Proponents of Renewable Energy Will Own the 21st Century on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy

Vancouver city council’s unanimous decision to commit to running on 100 per cent renewable energy is the kind of political leadership the world desperately needs says Jørgen Randers, professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway.

“Despite the looming catastrophe of climate change the market will choose to do nothing,” […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marilyn Baptiste Wins Goldman Prize, Elevates Indigenous Struggle on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy

Marilyn Baptiste of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation in British Columbia has won the prestigious $175,000 Goldman Prize  for her five-year effort to prevent construction of the Prosperity gold and copper mine 600 kilometres north of Vancouver.

“I hope the Goldman award will bring world recognition to help us protect our land,” Baptiste told […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments