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, [...]

Silly Valley wine country slip sliding away

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: #carchat, BMW, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, It's been one wet week in Northern California! Yes, we need it, but we're not used to it, and certainly not this much all at once. Stretch, and I drove to Palo Alto, CA for a BMW event (when you see me in my videos, Stretch is the videographer). We [...]

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 [...]

BMW manufacturing exporting USA

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , , , |

BMW's Ludwig Willisch talked about BMW's manufacturing plant in Spartanburg S.C. and exporting from the United States of America to other countries. Willisch talked about the production in South Carolina. Over 400,000 vehicles are produced in the Spartanburg plant with the value of exports over $10 Billion, according to the Department of Commerce. The BMW [...]

Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 in Germany

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:30+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Classic cars|Tags: , , , , |

It had to be the find of the century for BMW when a 1959 Elvis 507 was discovered in a California backyard. The Classic Car department wanted this car to be part of the next 100 years BMW celebration. They knew from the ownership title that the car belonged to Elvis Presley while [...]

California and BMW M2; not a State, a state of mind

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:41+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Racing|Tags: , , , , , |

There's a reason that California houses the most Billionaires in the United States. Known for trendsetting, for thinking outside of the box, California loves uniqueness. California is not just a State; it's a state of mind. The Pacific Coast Highway is 150 miles of jagged rocks and blue water stretching from Carmel to [...]

Kicking it up a notch with Bill Auberlen in a BMW M2 around Laguna Seca

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:41+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Racing|Tags: , , , |

The reason you can't understand the gibberish on the first video is because I accelerated the track 2 times the actual speed I was driving, so that you could watch the video of me following Claudia Hürtgen, the chief instructor at the BMW Driving Experience. Seriously, it was painful for [...]

2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) BMW

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:46+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Frankfurt Auto Show|Tags: , , , |

We’re one week away from the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS), the beginning of the auto shows in the United States. Here’s a last look at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) BMW. What can we expect BMW to show next week at the LA Auto show? You’ll have to wait, but [...]

Warren Brown on the BMW 7-Series and Hyundai and Kia on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Technology, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , |

Warren Brown and the BMW 7-Series My good buddy, Warren Brown, writer extraordinaire for Washington Post is habitually insightful. While others are comparing the new BMW 7-Series to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Brown's mind wanders to the rest of the industry. Here he is talking about the competitiveness of the new 7-Series, [...]

A dinner, A promise, A dealership – BMW’s President & CEO goes to Mexico

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BMW|Tags: , , , |

At a BMW dinner introducing the BMW 7-Series, I sat next to BMW's CEO and President of North America. Most the evening was spent talking shop, but Willisch and I have become friends over the years, and we talked about family and schedules. Willisch would be heading home to his wife that evening, but his [...]