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Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Aston Martin, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Ferrari, Italy, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 the new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, [...]

A 5-Series option for every Ultimate Driving buyer

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: BMW, Hybrids, Luxury vehicles, Plugin-electric vehicles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Luxury vehicles, Rolls Royce|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 powerful about this vehicle is what [...]

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

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Luxury vehicles, VLF Automotives|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Top vehicle State and car registered in America

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:44+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Luxury vehicles, Top Ten|Tags: , , |

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 at the New York Auto Show on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:58+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Lamborghini, Luxury vehicles, New York Auto Show (NYAS), Video|

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 debuted as a prototype at the [...]

Branden T. Coté on the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:20+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Categories: 2014 New York International Auto Show, Automobiles and Energy, drivingthenation.com, Featured, lou ann hammond, Luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Newsletter, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Branden T. Coté, 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. rear-biased all- wheel drive (known as 4MATIC) Coupe. Boasting a A 0-to-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds means you barely get time to [...]

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

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:27+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Automobiles and Energy, Europe, Featured, Gumpert, Luxury vehicles, Newsletter|

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 [...]

Geneva Motor Show Russia Ukraine gas cars

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:27+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Audi, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Ford, GM, Luxury vehicles, MINI, Politics, Radio, Renault, The John Batchelor show, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Russia and the Ukraine are starting to seep into the Geneva Motor show discussions, and there is concern about what will happen if this situation is not contained soon if cooler heads do not prevail. European, American and Asian car makers are closely monitoring the “situation” in Ukraine. An unmarked military truck in Crimea [...]

2013 Festivals of Speed, Orlando, FL celebration

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:31+00:00 January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, drivingthenation.com, Festivals of Speed, Food and Wine, lou ann hammond, Luxury vehicles, Video, youtube.com|

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 [...]