About 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 the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

Abortion, automobiles, and Alabama

By | 2019-05-30T08:26:17+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Categories: Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Politics, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , |

Shortly after the female Republican Governor of Alabama endorsed HB 314, a law that would ban all abortions statewide, even in case of rape or incest, the calls for boycotting Alabama in all forms started. Kay Ivey signed into law the “Human Life Protection Act” a bill that is intended to be a “vehicle” to [...]

Carlos and Sergio gone, FCA merging with Renault?

By | 2019-05-27T14:54:20+00:00 May 27th, 2019|Categories: Auto industry news, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Renault|Tags: , , |

If you’re going to be a CEO of a major car manufacturer, you’re going to have an ego and thick skin. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Auto to his death, was credited with the turnaround of FCA. Marchionne was smart. Other CEOs didn’t like what he had to say, mainly because he was right [...]

Maserati and Antinori ~ an Italian collaboration

By | 2019-05-23T10:10:32+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Maserati|Tags: |

Modena, Italy – All of a sudden I love Maserati even more than I used to love them. Maserati is partnering with the historic Tuscan wine-maker Antinori, my favorite winery in Italy. Maserati says they chose Antinori to underline one of the Brand’s fundamental values: Italian excellence in the uncompromising pursuit of quality. I’ll drink [...]