Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 18, 2012

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 18, 2012

GEORGE WILL ON PRIUS OWNERS
Warren, George Will, in his column last Sunday, basically says that if someone drives a Prius, they are smug and pretentious. Do you agree with the underlying concept — that we can judge an entire group of people based on what they drive?
“ May 17, 2012 1:06 PM Permalink
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LOU ANN HAMMOND :
I agree that people do judge entire groups on what they drive. George Will was talking about the book “Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars” by Paul Ingrassia

Paul has been around the auto industry for a long time. Instead of just giving stats, Ingrassia talks about cars that belong to people. You might do it with dogs. You will see a dog and an owner together and say they belong together.

Read the book and let me know what you think.

BTW – Prius owners, when they are driving in 75 mph in the carpool lane, are smug and pretentious – just in the wrong way.
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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.