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 [...]

Miami auto show Ford Trends VW Golf All-track carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, A week of traveling this great Nation of ours; Unveiled at the Miami auto show were the Nissan Rogue and Nissan Sentra RS Turbo. My favorite part of the show was meeting Duaiv, the artist that painted the ode to Picasso on a 2016 Chevy Corvette Z06. For the chatter [...]

A Republican in CA, free charging carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm in San Diego today, saying goodbye to my friend Jim. RIP Jim, you were real, and I liked that. It's heating up in California; 101 degrees in Auburn, CA today! Don't forget to carry water with you, and make sure all of your liquids in your car are accurate. [...]

Real Wheels car chat on Washington Post December 11, 2015

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Is everyone getting ready for the Holidays? Does that include changing tires, getting new windshield wipers, a new snow blade for scrapping snow, some sand/kitty litter in the trunk in case you get stuck? Stretch has been sick with the flu this week, and it reminded me to keep hydrated. [...]

Lou Ann Hammond Washington Post carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, How was everyone's Thanksgiving? It was wonderful at my little house on the hill. Lots of fun, friends and food and food and food. Last week I drove from Auburn, CA to Laguna Beach, CA. It takes about seven hours to drive without stopping. That's no fun, so we decided [...]

Washington Post Real Wheels Toyota Ritz-Carlton

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm still in Los Angeles at the auto show. It's been a whirlwind. We test drove the new Toyota Prius Toyota RAV hybrid in Dana Point. Great new design for both and new fuel numbers and pricing below. The new models for the Prius based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture [...]

Los Angeles and Frankfurt auto show car chat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Next week is the Los Angeles auto show. If you want me to ask any questions or take pictures of certain cars let me know. I have put up some pictures I took from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show of MINI, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, BMW, Audi and other pictures on www.drivingthenation.com [...]

Mazda SKYACTIV-R Washington Post Real Wheels

New Mazda rotary I read that Mazda has unveiled a rotary-powered prototype. Have you heard anything about it? Thanks. A: Lou Ann Hammond Here is the speech that was given at the Tokyo Motor Show about the Mazda RX-Vision sports car. RX-VISION represents a vision of the future that Mazda hopes to one day make [...]

October 23 2015 Washington Post Real Wheels

Volvo and WWCOTY The Women's World Car of the Year awards results just came out and the Volvo XC 90 won. 2016 Volvo XC 90 soaring I drove the Scion iA, Chevy Malibu, and the Honda HRV this week. The Scion iA was around $17,000, the Honda HRV around $27,000 and the Chevy [...]

October 16 2015 Real Wheels Washington Post

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I've driven a group of SUVs in the last couple of weeks and my favorite is still the 2016 Hyundai Tucson. For just $27,000 you can get a decent SUV that isn't big and bulky, doesn't wallow when driving and has lots of standard equipment and technology. Tesla's cars are [...]

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