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 [...]
Car parts into art Breathing new life into failed or forgotten, twisted or rusted parts and pieces are 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 [...]
Car designer out before major launch 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. [...]
Ford announced the new SYNC3 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 [...]
French Canadian Dany Garand is the lead designer for the Audi A3. Garand talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the intricate details of drawing the new Audi A3. Where does Garand get the inspiration for drawing the 2015 Audi A3? How different was it to draw the A3 versus the A4?
Brian Smith, Exterior designer for the Cadillac CTS loves the way the exterior color crystal red looks on the 2014 Cadillac CTS. Smith talked about the 2014 Cadillac CTS-V sedan that can make 556 horsepower from a V-8 engine moving it from 0-60 in a blistering red 4.0 seconds. The curves of the CTS are [...]
2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) Head of General Motors design, Ed Welburn, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation on the Chevy Corvette Convertible unveiled before the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). What color would Welburn get if he got a Corvette Convertible? Listen as Welburn goes through each [...]
2014 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President of Nissan's creative design team at the 2014 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) What does Nakamura think about when he starts to design a car, what does he draw upon for each [...]
Adrian van Hooydonk designing the MINI Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talks to Adrian van Hooydonk, chief designer for BMW about the new MINI. The new MINI has competition from the small cars that are coming out. How does Hooydonk separate the new MINI from its competitors and from other MINIs?
Joe Dehner, Head of Dodge & Ram Exterior Design talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the 2014 Ram 1500 and the subtleties of change. A complete overhaul/change wasn't needed for the 1500 so Ram talked to their customers and changed only the things those customers wanted changed. Dehner talks about those [...]