TodayApril 15, 2022

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A couple of weeks ago a chatter asked about the redesign of the Hyundai Azera for 2018 because they loved the car and would be interested in purchasing one. I just got word from Hyundai that, “There won’t be a 2018 model Azera. We didn’t have enough fans like this one.”

Do you watch racing? If you do, then you’ve heard of the race car driver Scott Pruett. Pruett won TWO awards this week; West Coast Sports Car Hall of Fame, Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, and the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame I don’t follow a lot of racing, but Scott is a neighbor, and we’re very proud of him. Score two for one of the good guys. To celebrate, he will do what he does best; he’ll race the No. 14 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen in New York this weekend.

If you are interested in an auto supplier that is making its way to the top of the ranks in autonomous driving look at the article, I just wrote about ZF, and all the strategic partnerships they are amassing.

We drove the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8 Dune Turbo this week, or as I call it the VW lovebug. I used to have a 1974 VW Bug, named Herman. I loved that thing. It was green, manual transmission, and I drove the heck out of that thing. This convertible Dune is so much fun to drive. If you’re looking for a small car that is easy to park – and did I mention it is a convertible – consider this one and get it in the yellow metallic exterior with the dune gray & black with yellow piping. Out the door, it was $30,465. The EPA estimated fuel economy was 24 city/31 highway/27 combined. We got 27.5 mpg combined.

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Scott Pruett: living the Hall of Fame dream

Scott Pruett: living the Hall of Fame dream

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.

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