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Criss-Crossing the globe in a 4X4 Compass

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Car designers, Jeep|Tags: , , , , , |

It's one of those days when an ordinary day of driving becomes an extraordinary day of fun. Jeep Compass is manufactured in four different countries; China, Brazil, India, and Mexico We started the day in the all-new compact Jeep Compass that will replace the old Compass and the Patriot crossovers. The Compass is [...]

Jaguar I-Pace chief car designer Ian Callum

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: #LAAutoShow #LAAS, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Concept cars, electric vehicles (EV), Jaguar|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Los Angeles, 14 November 2016 - Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: “The I-PACE Concept represents the next generation of electric vehicle design. It’s a dramatic, future-facing cab-forward design with a beautiful interior – the product of authentic Jaguar DNA, electric technology and contemporary craftsmanship. Better than any 3D I-MAX movie I have [...]

Ital design chief car designer Filippo Perini

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:31+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Lamborghini|Tags: , , , , , |

We caught up with Chief car designer for Italdesign, Filippo Perini at the Concorso Italiano. Perini talks about designing Lamborghini cars and being the chief designer for Ital design. Perini is an engineer and a car designer. He wanted to be a car designer, but his Mother requested he become an engineer first. [...]

My favorite videos of GM’s Ed Welburn

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:36+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Categories: #generalmotors, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Travel, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

2008 - Ed Welburn talking about the just released Chevy Volt It had to happen at some point after all Ed Welburn had been with General Motors for forty-four years. He has been preparing us for this moment for a couple of years; talking more and more about the "team" [...]

Three gallons of gasoline in three days in a 2016 Nissan Sentra

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:41+00:00 February 13th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Food and Wine, Nissan, Technology, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

While others are covering plants, stocking wood for fires and turning up the heat, I am sliding open the balcony door at The Resort at Pelican Hill to breathe in the seventy-degree salt-tinged ocean air. The resort is right on the Newport Beach coastline, a perfect place for a wedding or playing golf [...]

Liz Wetzel, Buick Cascada interior designer

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:42+00:00 January 31st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Car designers|Tags: , , , |

Liz Wetzel, Buick Cascada interior designer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show pre-show. The last time Buick made a convertible, the Reatta, in the United States George H.W. Bush was President. There are two models; Buick Cascada and Cascada Premium. You can see, from [...]

Ed Welburn, chief designer talking about General Motors global design

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Categories: #generalmotors, Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Car designers, Video|Tags: , , , , |

We caught up with Ed Welburn, GM Global designer, and talked to him about Buicks and design. General Motors is racking up the awards for some of the new cars it is producing. Ed talks about his favorite design. What are the traits of a Buick? How much of the LaCrosse is from [...]

Andrew Clark, Garage 54, functional car art on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:46+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Categories: Art, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Holiday gift ideas|Tags: , , , , , |

Breathing new life into failed or forgotten, twisted or rusted parts and pieces is Andrew Clark's motto. Andrew Clark, Garage 54, turns classic cars, and other vehicles, into works of functional art. These functional work-of-art pieces are available at amazing prices for the one-of-a-kind work he does. You can find more of his [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]