2018 Toyota C-HR racing Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Racing, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was at the first Scion event in San Francisco, CA. I remember Jim Farley, currently CEO and Chairman of Ford Europe, talking about Scion's goal; to be a skunkworks group to research what young people wanted in future cars. Somehow Scion ended being a brand by itself, succeeding for many years, but [...]

Superformance brings back the Ford GT 40

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:31+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles, Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Racing|Tags: , , |

Doug Campbell is at the Concorso Italian, and tells me that the GT40 continuation is built to exacting standards - in fact over two thirds of the rolling chassis's parts are interchangeable with that of an original car. The recreation by Superformance of the GT 40 that beat Ferrari and finished in the [...]

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 [...]

Bobby Rahal, RLL = Rahal & Letterman & Lanigan on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:07+00:00 November 22nd, 2014|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Featured, Newsletter, Racing, Video|

Bobby Rahal talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about RLL. Bobby Rahl is one-third of the RLL. Who are the LLs in the RLL? That would be Letterman & Lanigan. RLL - Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan. RLL races in the American Le Mans Series and the IndyCar Series as [...]

Racing and marketing Volkswagen on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:20+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy,, Featured, Newsletter, Racing, Video, Volkswagen,|

Chicago auto show - Clark Campbell is Volkswagen's General Manager of Experiential Marketing. Campbell talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the marketing of Volkswagen to their customers. What does volkswagen have to do with racing? Campbell talks about Dakar, rally cross and natural gas racing. How much of the racing for [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on March 14, 2014

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:27+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Driving tips, Food and Wine, Racing, Warren Brown,|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lou Ann Hammond : Good morning Warren and Friends I checked with car manufacturers around the world and suppliers. The suppliers (like Bosch) supply the air recirc devices to the auto manufacturers. They do not limit the amount of time it can be on, the auto manufacturers do. When I was in China the chinese [...]

Qualcomm’s CEO, Paul Jacobs, and the Formula-e at 2014 CES on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:31+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Consumer Electronic Show (CES), Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV),, electric vehicles (EV), electricity, lou ann hammond, Racing, Video, Warren Brown,, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. Jacobs talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV. Qualcomm and the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile (FIA), showed off their new Formula E (yes, as [...]

Sebastian Vettel helping Infiniti refine the drive

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:37+00:00 November 21st, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Infiniti, Newsletter, Racing, Video|

Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel. Everywhere I turn I'm hearing the name Sebastian Vettel. I was watching The Amazing Race the other day and the contestants had to go around the race track in the desert of Abu Dhabi Gran Prix and find the driver who had gone around it in the fastest time. [...]

Shiro Nakamura on Nissan’s heritage racing cars

By | 2016-09-25T14:40:36+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Featured, Newsletter, Nissan, Racing, Video|

Southern California - It was the first night of Nissan 360, a global view of all of Nissan's cars. Nissan's Creative Director, Shiro Nakamura, talks about Nissan's Heritage Racing Vehicles. The first car is the Datsun 210 from the 1958 Mobilgas Australian historical endurance race. Nissan was represented by two Datsun 210 cars, the Fuji [...]