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August 1, 2014 Washington Post Real Wheels

MINI takes the States 2014

Good morning Warren and Friends

Driving the Nation had a great time at MINI takes the States in 2014. I know to some (Warren!) it sounds like a marketing scheme, but it’s so much fun to see regular people take their own car and spend their own money tromping across the United States and just enjoying themselves.

I met some of the nicest people, and they’ve saved up their vacation time and their money for this event. It’s not cheap, they say it costs $5,000-$7,500 for the trip.

MINI had Tony Hawk, the ultimate skateboarder skating over MINIs as they left the beginning line of the San Francisco trip.

I have a question for the people who own 3-row SUVs. How often do you use all 3 rows for hauling people?

Let’s chat about cars:

Lou Ann Hammond

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Lou Ann Hammond

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.