Womens World Car of the Year - Introduction

The Judges – Lou Hammond

Lou Hammond

Lou Hammond – United States of America

Lou Ann is the founder and owner of www.carlist.com, the longest-running used car database in the world and one of the first auto sites on the Internet.  

She belongs to the Motor Press Guild (MPG) and is former Vice President and chairperson of media day for the Western Automotive Journalists (WAJ).  Lou Ann has written for Wired magazine, wired.com, Auto Aficionado, Pink magazine and Green Car Journal. Her blogs and new car reviews are syndicated and seen on many top auto sites where she talks about engines, alternative energies and technologies that drive America.  Lou Ann appeared on WABC radio’s “The John Batchelor Show” every Friday night for 2½ years, which was syndicated through WABC on ABC radio network, XM, Sirius and streamed on the internet. Every other week, she guests on Autoworldradio and Motortrend radio with host Bob Long.  

An original member of the “Concept Jury”, she works with other journalists to name the concept car and truck of the year. Lou Ann graduated from Chofu high school, in Tokyo, Japan and has a degree in Accounting and Computer Science from San Francisco State University.

Contact: lou@carlist.com