TodayApril 15, 2022

NYIAS, spin doctors, cars and concepts

Good Morning Warren and Friends,

Fashion week for car, aka New York Auto Show, is over. Fast and furious, the show had a bit of something for everyone. More SUVs, performance cars, and clean air – green – cars were in the mix.

This is quintessential New York – I’m walking out of Hotel Eventi, where I’m staying, waiting for a car and a guy walks by me. I say out loud, that looks like Chris Barron and he turns and smiles. Chris is the lead singer for the Spin Doctors, but his Father, Ken Gross, is a very good friend of mine as well. Ken is in the Automotive Hall of Fame, the longest auto writer for Playboy, and works with Jay Leno. That is so New York!

I didn’t get to attend the Spin Doctors show, but I attended the Lexus LS 500 F-sport party and the Toyota party where they showed a FT4X concept which they say they’re not going to produce, but from all the great press you know they will – think Honda Element meets Toyota FJ.

Of course, if you bring dogs to a show it’s a hit, and Nissan Rogue Dogue was a “pawfact” vehicle for dogs. Built by Dennis McCarthy, car coordinator for Fast & Furious films, the special equipment includes built-in food and water dishes, custom removable dog bed, 360-degree dog wash shower, and integrated dog drying system. Great idea.

Let’s chat about cars

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New York Auto Show cars, SUVs, concepts

New York Auto Show cars, SUVs, concepts

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.