The 7th Annual Festivals of Speed was held in Orlando at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The first night Luxury Lifestyle Reception was staged inside an actual Jet Port hangar. While the band played guests mingled through the vintage & contemporary aircraft, imbibing in the open bar full of premium brands and red wines such as Ben Marco Australian wines. Add to this the worlds most exotic cars (think Pagani Huayra and McLaren), and a custom created 1928 Rolls-Royce Thunderbolt with fire spewing.
Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.