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L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website, www.drivingthenation.com, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.

Classic cars, culture, and coffee in Cuba

By | 2017-03-30T09:51:09+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Classic cars, Travel, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

Brenda Priddy is well-known worldwide for her photography. Since 2013 Priddy has been traveling to Cuba under the people-2-people license, which falls under the educational category. It’s currently one of the 12 categories that Americans are allowed to visit Cuba. Classic cars, culture, and coffee in Cuba by Brenda Priddy Priddy puts together [...]

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle FCX

By | 2017-03-27T14:41:20+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Fuel cells, Honda, Hydrogen|Tags: , , , , , |

Not everyone is going to be able to drive a fuel cell vehicle (FCV), but for the people that can, the Honda Clarity has a great deal for you. For those that can purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or Electric Vehicle (BEV) hold tight, only Honda has the ability to bring [...]

Chevy, VW, luxury cars Washington Post carchat

By | 2017-03-24T16:40:07+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, How is everyone today? I hope you're ready for Spring because it is going to go from 40-50s to mid-70s in a matter of days. Make sure your windshield wipers are still in good shape because you're still getting rain on the East Coast. We're still getting rain on the [...]

Donald Trump, CAFE, EPA waivers & SB32

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), electric vehicles (EV), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

California has saved almost 50,000,000 gallons of gasoline a year by using less than 175,000 alternative technology vehicles. If California hadn't instituted rules that required companies to use better fuel economy technology, we wouldn't have these cars on the market. These are two very important points to remember as you read this article. President Donald [...]

Fast Furious and Fun at Geneva Motor Show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, touring disco volante 2017 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS)|Tags: , , , , , , |

A friend went to the Geneva Motor Show and came back with some photos of cars that struck them. A couple of the cars were concepts, others will only be seen in Europe, a couple will make it to the shores of the United States of America. The cars are a mix of mainstream and [...]

Ford F250 diesel Cadillac XT5 Toyota C-HR WAPO carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Cadillac, Ford, Toyota, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Finally, the rains have stopped, and the Sun has come out. There are so many sparkling clean cars in California; everywhere you look there is green, the flowers are blooming, it's going to be a beautiful Summer full of allergies people never knew they had. I drove a 2017 Ford [...]

2018 Toyota C-HR racing Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Racing, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was at the first Scion event in San Francisco, CA. I remember Jim Farley, currently CEO and Chairman of Ford Europe, talking about Scion's goal; to be a skunkworks group to research what young people wanted in future cars. Somehow Scion ended being a brand by itself, succeeding for many years, but [...]

Dick Taylor Roasted Chocolate bars

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Food and Wine|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you live on the Northern Coast of California you know a lot of people that work with their hands; from fishing to working with wood they are both well-established businesses. How do you go from working with wood to creating chocolate bars? It's the question Adam Dick & Dustin Taylor answered with the chocolate [...]

Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Aston Martin, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Ferrari, Italy, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract the new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, [...]