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January 15, 2016 Real Wheels live Washington Post car chat

Warren and I are going to be at the auto show TOGETHER Friday, Jan 22 from 12:00-1:00, at the opening of the show at the WANADA booth.

The Washington Auto Show has given us some tickets to give to you! If you can go to the show on January 22, send me an email at lou at, and I will get as many of you in as I can.

We gave away ten of them last week; I still have more to give away.

The Detroit Auto Show was good, not as busy as previous years, but a solid show with lots of discussion about mobility, connected car, and what it will take for us to get there. Continental AG has created a website for everyone, including you, that wants to talk about automated driving.

The first evening Buick brought out a beautiful concept, but if they don’t build it, they are crazy. General Motor’s Chairman and CEO, Mary Barra, presented the Buick Avista, and GM’s global designer, Ed Welburn, talked about the car.

A new car company with icons of the industry running it, VLF, brought out their new Force 1. Henrik Fisker and Bob Lutz have teamed up with manufacturer Gilbert Villarreal to create super luxury, high-powered sportscars that many would buy if they had won the lottery. Gorgeous!

Let’s chat about cars

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January 15, 2016 Washington Post Real Wheels live car chat

January 15, 2016 Washington Post Real Wheels live car chat

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.