Phillip Zak, Hyundai’s Chief designer at the 2011 NAIAS

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:35+00:00 February 1st, 2011|Categories: 2011 Detroit auto show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Car shows, Concept cars, Hyundai, Manufacturers, Video, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com, youtube.com|

Phillip Zak, Hyundai's Chief designer at the 2011 NAIAS showed Warren Brown, washingtonpost.com, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, around his newest baby, the Hyundai Curb concept. How does Hyundai decide what type of car to design as a concept car? What is missing from Hyundai's lineup? Is there a contest inside of [...]

GM DAT designers at the 2011 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:35+00:00 January 30th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Detroit auto show (NAIAS), Car designers, GM, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

The General Motors Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM DAT) designers talked to Warren Brown, Washington Post, and myself at the 2011 North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. John Mack is design director for crossover exterior design and GM accessories. He worked in Korea, but is back in the United States design center [...]

Micheal Austin, BYD, at the 2011 Detroit auto show on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:35+00:00 January 29th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Detroit auto show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automotive executives, BYD, Environment, Green cars, Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Everyone wanted a minute with Micheal Austin, the VP of BYD America. Warren Brown, Washington Post, and I got ten minutes to hear what BYD was up to in 2011. BYD Auto is a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China,established in 2003. Warren Buffet owns 9.9 percent of BYD. BYD brought out [...]

Michael Mauer, Porsche’s designer, at the 2011 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:35+00:00 January 28th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Detroit auto show (NAIAS), Car designers, Hybrids, Porsche, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , |

Michael Mauer, chief designer for Porsche took time to talk to Warren Brown, Washington Post, and myself at the 2011 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. Mauer talked about the future of Porsche's sports cars, and why Porsche is building a 918 Spyder Hybrid. What does the Porsche 918 RSR mean to [...]