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2010 Geneva auto show – Bob Lutz retires

80th International Motor Show,March 2010 Geneva

Lou Ann Hammond talks to John Batchelor on The John Batchelor show about the vehicles on display at the 2010 Geneva auto show.

The next day, after the auto show, we drove Chevy Sparks up to Gruyeres, Switzerland to the H.R. Giger museum.  Giger is the famous surrealist known for creating the figures in the movie Alien.  Unbeknownst to  anyone Lutz was married to a relative of  Gigers.  Lutz has a few reproductions of Giger’s art, and is a fan of his work.

ob Lutz at the Giger cafe

We were having lunch (Gruyere fondue) at the Chalet de Gruyeres in Gruyeres, Switzerland when Bob told us he was retiring. “Theyre announcing it tomorrow, but it wont be effective till May 1st.” Anyone who knows Bob isn’t surprised that he didnt wait till the announcement came out. Its what we love about him.

Tonight, on the John Batchelor radio show, I announced that Bob Lutz will be retiring from General Motors as of May 1st, 2010.

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.