Car survivors and thrivers of 1st half of 2020

Can 2020 get any worse? Yes, but... Pickup share has been resilient in the wake of COVID-19 CUVs are gaining slightly, with increased share year-over-year Car segment shares continue to decline EVs gaining slightly, while plug-ins are declining Improvements underway across the luxury segments Looking ahead to the balance of the year, the IHS Markit [...]

By |2020-08-19T21:17:28-07:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, electric vehicles (EV), Luxury vehicles|0 Comments

Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, Cone, [...]

A 5-Series option for every Ultimate Driving buyer

Fast, efficient, technological sound the 2017 BMW 5-Series will be offered in a completely redesigned sedan with more versions of the Ultimate Driving Machine than ever offered before. The first lap in the BMW 530i took me to the BMW technology center in Palo Alto, CA. The newest technology originates in the tech center, goes [...]

John Batchelor radio, Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100

Listen as I talk to John Batchelor Most companies are saying they expect autonomous vehicles to start showing up in dealerships by 2025, there is even a website dedicated to the goal of autonomous driving by 2025. In London, Rolls-Royce showed the VISION NEXT 100 the marque’s first-ever Pure Vision Vehicle. What is [...]

VLF automotive: Villarreal, Fisker, Lutz and the VLF Force 1

If you've been in the auto business for anytime you've heard of, and from, Bob Lutz and Henrik Fiskers. They are icons in the business. Prior to the unveil of the VLF Force 1, Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Lutz and Fisker about their newly formed company, and the [...]

By |2017-03-22T07:59:43-07:00January 13th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Luxury vehicles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Top vehicle State and car registered in America

California still reigns supreme as the number one place Americans registered cars from Nov. 1, 2014, through Oct. 31, 2015. Experian Automotive announced that the Ford F-150 continues to hold the top spot in the light-duty registration for the same period, but the big announcement is the diversification of vehicles registered. California is a no-brainer [...]

Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli edition

 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) President and CEO of Lamborghini, Stephen Winkelmann unveils the Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli edition at a party during the New York Auto Show. Back in 1963 automaker, Ferruccio Lamborghini turned to Pirelli, one of the finest tire makers for sports cars, for tires for his first car. The 350 GTV [...]

Branden T. Cote on Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Branden T. Cote Head of AMG, U.S.A., talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the beautiful S63 AMG 5.5-Liter 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque V-8 Biturbo engine and the rear-biased all-wheel drive (known as 4MATIC) Coupe. Boasting a 0-to-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds means you barely [...]

Gumpert in the red Apollo S at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Gumpert has had it's problems, even rumors of bankruptcy, but at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show it was back with a beautiful red Supercar called the Apollo. Only the rich can afford this car, but the rest of us can watch the video of this beautiful hot Apollo car. The car is wrapped in [...]

2013 Festivals of Speed, Orlando, FL celebration

The 7th Annual Festivals of Speed was held in Orlando at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The first night Luxury Lifestyle Reception was staged inside an actual Jet Port hangar. While the band played guests mingled through the vintage & contemporary aircraft, imbibing in the open bar full of premium brands and red wines [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:31-07:00January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Luxury vehicles, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments
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