Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com August 1, 2014

Good morning Warren and Friends

Driving the Nation had a great time at MINI takes the States 2014. I know to some (Warren!) it sounds like a marketing scheme, but it’s so much fun to see regular people take their own car and spend their own money tromping across the United States and just enjoying themselves.

I met some of the nicest people, and they’ve saved up their vacation time and their money for this event. It’s not cheap, they say it costs $5,000-$7,500 for the trip.

MINI had Tony Hawk, the ultimate skateboarder skating over MINIs as they left the beginning line of the San Francisco trip. You can see him jumping here

Tony Hawk and MINI takes the States 2014 on Driving the Nation

I have a question for the people who own 3-row SUVs. How often do you use all 3 rows for hauling people?

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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 member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.