Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com January 9, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great holiday. We did. Stretch and I stayed home and got to see so many friends.

I am one of the jurors for the North American Car and Truck of the year. Next week we find out which car or truck wins the awards. Most the cars I drove over the break were the finalists for NACTOY

While I was on vacation I drove the Ford F150 aluminum 4-cylinder truck. Our friend Bill got to drive in it and is already talking about buying one.

My husband’s, Stretch, favorite car we got was the Ford Mustang.

My favorite car was the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE for $30,910 out the door. Great little hatchback that gets about 30mpg.

A piece that is a little off automobile topic is the article I wrote titled, Peace on Earth; a POWs old secrets and a Steinway piano on Driving the Nation.

How do you feel about self-driving/autonomous cars? That was all the talk at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week in Las Vegas, NV

I have a few articles up about what was shown on www.drivingthenation.com but if you want to hear me talk on

WJR with Frank Beckmann about the challenges of autonomous vehicles and CES.

If you want to hear me on WABC’s John Batchelor radio show with Thaddeus McCotter.

Finally, it is winter. If you think it is cold in DC, I was talking to my relative via Facebook last night and she said it was -37 celsius there! I cannot fathom. That is -34 farenheit here. And yes, they let there cars warm up on remote start before they get in them. Not because there is ice on the car, but because they can’t drive safely when they, and the car, are that cold.

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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 founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.