Veteran’s Day, NACTOY, Washington Post carchat

Good Morning Warren and friends, Before anything we do today let's stop and say Thank You to the Veterans. As many of you know, Stretch's Father was at Omaha Beach; his Mother was a member of Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. My Father served in the military for twenty-eight years, serving in [...]

Hyundai rocks SEMA and Valley of the Fire

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Ken Block unveiling his 90’s WRC Ford Escort Cossie in its Gymkhana TEN livery at the Pennzoil display Another wonderful week in the world of automobiles. I drove the 2018 Hyundai Accent in Las Vegas, NV. I can't give you my driving impressions, and the pricing hasn't been [...]

Range Rover Evoque convertible, turbo, carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, One of the chatters last week asked, "What group would have this information? I know when the turbo 4 ECOBOOST came out at first, people seemed unsure about it in terms of MPG and reliability. Specifically talking about the 2.0T in the Fusion Titanium, not the smaller 1.5. Has the [...]

World Premieres, speakerless cars, WAPO carchat

Sorry that we couldn't chat last week. We're back! The last time we chatted a chatter asked about the new concept from Continental AG, one of the big auto suppliers. They were showcasing a speakerless car; the system was built into the car instead. The chatter asked, "Using structural elements of the vehicle as speakers [...]

By |2019-12-24T13:14:03-08:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , |0 Comments

Race car driving autonomous cars WAPO carchat

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? [...]

By |2017-08-14T13:55:07-07:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Lexus, Racing, Volkswagen, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

ZF, Continental CAMPING, Hella, WAPo Carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, This week was a bit longer than most. I thought I was getting out of the California heat by going to Austria and Germany, only to find myself in 95 degrees and humidity (something you DCers know all too well; humidity). Heat exhaustion is a real thing; make sure your [...]

Warren Brown day in Washington D.C. WAPO

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Say Congratulations to Warren Brown of the Washington Post! I am in Washington DC today. I flew in last night to celebrate a very special day with Warren; yes our Warren. Yesterday was Warren Brown Day in the District of Columbia as proclaimed by the D. C. Government. It was [...]

Volvo, Infiniti, Washington Post, carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm back in the United States of America! Did I miss anything? The last of my month-long European trip was spent in Barcelona, Spain driving the new 2018 Volvo XC 60. A great two-row SUV that handles nicely looks spectacular and has a plug-in hybrid coming out in September. Last [...]

By |2017-06-26T18:13:22-07:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Volvo, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Italdesign, BMW 8 concept, Rolls-Royce sweptail 08

Ciao Warren and friends, I'm still on the two-week tour of Italian cars with Veloce Tours Inc. Yesterday we visited Corrado Lopresto's car collection. Lopresto has an impressive collection of prototypes, one-offs, and chassis number one cars. The cars have won some of the most prestigious awards around the world, including the Concourse d'Elegance Villa [...]

By |2020-01-29T16:37:11-08:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , |0 Comments

Nicola Bulgari, Vatican cars, Rome Italy

Good Morning Warren and Friends: What is the first car you ever remember seeing? Did you collect model cars as a child? What is the first car you ever owned? Did you ever try to buy that car again later in life? Nicola Bulgari as a boy I am currently in Rome, Italy. [...]

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