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Victor Muller and the Spyker C8 Preliator

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:31+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Spyker|Tags: , , , |

He's back! It was so good to see Victor Muller standing in the middle of the Lodge at Pebble Beach during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Muller goes through the aviation history of the Spyker, and what Preliator means (even though his Son Oliver told me it meant something different). The engine is [...]

Bid on Moss and Fangio poster for charity

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:35+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Celebrities, Charities, Health & Fitness, Radio|Tags: , , , , , |

William Jeanes is auctioning two items from memorabilia he collected during his years as editor of Car and Driver to benefit veteran auto journalist Bob Long and his family in their time of great need. One is a replica poster, 28 x 19 and framed, from the 1954 German Grand Prix. The poster [...]

America’s best Auto employers for 2016

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:37+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Categories: #unitedstates, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Continental AG, Ford, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every year Forbes comes out with the Top 500 America's best employers. Eighteen of those 500 companies were car companies, or auto suppliers. In order of their ranking in 2016 here is the list; Every year Forbes comes out with the Top 500 America's best employers. Eighteen of those 500 companies were car companies or [...]

Evolving mobility, Detroit Auto Show, and the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:42+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Click to hear the John Batchelor radio show The Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) is a dealer show, hosted by the Detroit Auto Dealer Association (DADA), similar to the Washington Auto Dealer Association Show that I will attend next week.

Derek Jenkins out as head of design for Mazda

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:54+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Mazda|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Volvo hires Google Head of Creative as Director, Marketing Innovation and Strategy on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:54+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Latest, Volvo|

Well this should be interesting. Volvo just hired away from Google John Militello as Director, Marketing Innovation and Strategy for Volvo cars America, reporting to Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Volvo North America . John Militello, Volvo's Director, Marketing Innovation and Strategy Google and Apple are playing an increasingly more important role in [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com December 12, 2014

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:04+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Categories: #carchat, #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Car designers, Driving tips, Featured, Technology, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and friends I am in Detroit MI for a Ford event. This could be the first time I have said that the weather is better in Michigan, even though it is 32 degrees, than it is in Northern California. We're going to miss the storm only because we're leaving Detroit late so [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com November 21, 2014

By | 2016-09-25T19:49:59+00:00 November 22nd, 2014|Categories: #carchat, #drivingthenation, #LAAutoShow #LAAS, #louannhammond, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Car accessories, car buying tips, Featured, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, Technology, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

Good Morning Warren and friends What a great auto show in Los Angeles this week. For any of you that are into performance, racing, and muscle cars I got to see the unveil of the new Shelby GT350 and to meet Henry Ford III and Aaron Shelby. Are you considering purchasing a Lincoln? Lincoln just [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com November 14, 2014

By | 2016-09-25T18:48:44+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Categories: #carchat, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Car accessories, car buying tips, Driving tips, drivingthenation.com, Featured, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

Good Morning Warren and friends I had dinner last night with my brother, Ed, who lives in South Carolina but was in the San Francisco bay area for work. My husband, Stretch, and a couple of Ed's co-workers, Jason and Mark, all helped Ed celebrate his birthday. Mark is from Oklahoma so the first thing [...]

Cars affected by the Takata air bag recall

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:08+00:00 November 7th, 2014|Categories: #recalls, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy|Tags: , |

The New York Times uncovered former employees of Takata airbags that say there was a cover-up. This recall is only going to get uglier folks. Eleven automakers have recalled more than 14 million vehicles worldwide because of the rupture risks, and it was all hidden by the Takata executives. Takata airbags, courtesy Takata [...]