Bill Auberlen in a BMW M2 around Laguna Seca

BMW Driving Experience The reason you can't understand the gibberish on the first video is that I accelerated the track 2 times the actual speed I was driving so that you could watch the video of me following Claudia Hürtgen, the chief instructor at the BMW Driving Experience. Seriously, it was painful for me to [...]

By |2019-12-29T20:35:26-08:00February 19th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Racing|Tags: , |0 Comments

2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) BMW

We’re one week away from the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS), the beginning of the auto shows in the United States. Here’s a last look at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) BMW. What can we expect BMW to show next week at the LA Auto show? You’ll have to wait, but [...]

By |2017-03-22T07:59:46-07:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

October 9, 2015 chat about cars on Washington Post

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm in Tarrytown, NY, today for the Honda Civic launch. Of course, there is an embargo but think of all the new "stuff" the Accord has on its car. What is amazing is how much the shape and size of the Civic have changed. I was talking to George Peterson [...]

By |2020-05-27T15:25:16-07:00October 12th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Honda, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|0 Comments

Driving the BMW 7-Series, Hyundai and Kia

My good buddy, Warren Brown, writer extraordinaire for the Washington Post is habitually insightful. While others are comparing the new BMW 7-Series to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Brown's mind wanders to the rest of the industry. Here he is talking about the competitiveness of the new 7-Series, his thoughts on the autonomous vehicles and technology and [...]

By |2020-04-16T07:26:29-07:00October 9th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Technology, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|0 Comments

A dinner, A promise, A dealership in Mexico

A promise is a promise At a BMW dinner introducing the BMW 7-Series, I sat next to BMW's CEO and President of North America. Most of the evening was spent talking shop, but Willisch and I have become friends over the years, and we talked about family and schedules. Willisch would be heading home to [...]

By |2020-06-06T15:54:19-07:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BMW|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Helicopter ride from Monticello Motor Club to New York City on Driving the Nation

BMW 7-Series If you're going to go exclusively, you go all the way. BMW showed off its flagship vehicle, the BMW 7-Series at the exclusive Monticello Motor Club. It would have taken hours to drive there, not that we couldn't have gone there in luxury since the new 7-Series is a long-wheel, bordering on limousine [...]

By |2020-01-02T05:30:15-08:00October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, BMW|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2016 BMW 7-Series, John Batchelor radio show with BMW’s Ian Robertson

Host John Batchelor welcomed Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, to his radio show to talk about the 2016 BMW 7-Series. We drove the BMW 7-Series on the Monticello race track, on the roads around the track and through an autocross. 2016 [...]

By |2017-03-22T07:59:53-07:00August 28th, 2015|Categories: #johnbatchelorradioshow, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Which BMW vehicle Takata airbags recalls

In June 2014, Takata acknowledged that their airbags needed to be recalled because of random explosions with bits acting like flying shrapnel. Takata could not identify which vehicle manufacturers and cars needed to be recalled at the time. Fast forward to May 2015 and 33,800,000 vehicles have been recalled, and the list of manufacturers have [...]

By |2016-10-31T21:16:16-07:00June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Safety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Takata airbag recall for BMW on Driving the Nation

Takata airbag recall At this time, Takata believes that a number of the inflators identified above were provided to the following vehicle manufacturers for use in vehicles sold in the United States (the manufacturers are listed in alphabetical order): BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota. If we determine that any of those inflators [...]

By |2020-04-28T13:42:37-07:00April 4th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW|0 Comments

Bobby Rahal, RLL = Rahal & Letterman & Lanigan on Driving the Nation

Bobby Rahal talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about RLL. Bobby Rahl is one-third of the RLL. Who are the LLs in the RLL? That would be Letterman & Lanigan. RLL - Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan. RLL races in the American Le Mans Series and the IndyCar Series as [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:07-07:00November 22nd, 2014|Categories: #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Racing, Video|0 Comments