|1955 MOTORAMA LaSALLES TO DEBUT AT AMELIA|
|The LaSalle show cars built for the 1955 General Motors Motorama will be featured at the 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, March 10, 2013. Presented by Chubb Personal Insurance in partnership with the Bortz Auto Collection, Highland, Park, Illinois, the two cars, an unrestored sedan and the newly restored roadster, will be seen in public for the first time in 57 years. 'Joe Bortz has been on the cutting edge of dream car discoveries for over 40 years', commented Bill Warner, Chairman of the Amelia Concours, ' and he has done a fantastic job of restoring the roadster. It is absolutely stunning and we feel fortunate that he has chosen Amelia to unveil this significant dream car from the fifties'. Although the two cars featured an advanced fuel injected, DOHC (double overhead cam), aluminum V-6 engine, they were never functional and were intended to be driven by electric motors for show purposes. In keeping with current technology, Bortz has restored the roadster to run on electric power and the public will have the opportunity to see it in action for the first time ever. Bortz found the cars in 1988 in the Warhoops scrap yard in suburban Detroit where they were to be destroyed on orders from General Motor's executives. The sedan was fairly complete, but the roadster had been cut up in numerous pieces. It was through Bortz' passion and dedication they were saved and preserved. 'Seeing the LaSalle in motion will be one of the highlights of the concours and not to be missed by dream car enthusiasts from around the world', said Bortz. About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Now in its second decade, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, 'The Amelia' draws nearly 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Since 1996, the show's Foundation has donated over $2 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other deserving charities on Florida's First Coast. The 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for March 8-10, 2013. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org or call 904-636-0027.|
|GM TO ANNOUNCE NEW MICHIGAN INVESTMENTS AT DETROIT ECONOMIC CLUB◾Chevrolet Volt electric drive unit to be built in Warren, Mich. |
◾Michigan established as GM's global center of excellence for vehicle electrification
DETROIT –Today at the Detroit Economic Club, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) CEO Mary Barra will confirm that the company's Warren Transmission Plant will build the electric drive unit for the second-generation Chevrolet Volt. That means most major Volt powertrain components – from its battery cells to its range-extender – will be made....
|Next-Generation Chevrolet Volt Features All-New Voltec Propulsion System for More EfficiencyDebuting in 2015, new model will have increased EV range|
WARREN, Mich. – When the next-generation Chevrolet Volt debuts at the North American International Auto Show in January, it will feature an all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion system substantially developed from Volt owners including data collected on their driving behaviors.
The Voltec system includes the battery, drive unit, range-extending engine and power electronics. The new system wil....
|2015 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK AND XV CROSSTREK HYBRID GET NEW INFOTAINMENT AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES◾Subaru-developed driver assist technology, EyeSight® now available on XV Crosstrek|
◾EyeSight-equipped vehicles also add Steering Responsive fog lights standard
◾New 6.2-inch infotainment system with rear vision camera standard on 2.0i, 2.0i Premium and Hybrid models
◾XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium with EyeSight, 2.0i Limited and Hybrid Touring trims receive 7-inch multi touch gesture infotainment system
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. has introduced the 2015 XV Crosstrek an....
|2015 VOLKSWAGEN E-GOLF RECOGNIZED AS MOST EFFICIENT CAR IN COMPACT EV CLASSThe fully electric, zero tailpipe emissions e-Golf gets top marks from the Environmental Protection Agency|
• 116 combined MPGe puts e-Golf at head of compact electric vehicle (EV) class
• MPGe announcement reinforces e-Golf position as a fun-to-drive, no-compromise plug-in vehicle
• Fully equipped e-Golf starts at $35,445
• Standard fast charging capability can allow 80 percent battery charge within 30 minutes
Herndon, VA – Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the com....
|THE STEERING WHEEL OF THE PORSCHE 919 HYBRID – A MULTIFUNCTIONAL CONTROL CENTERFIA World Endurance Championship, LMP1 Technology|
Stuttgart. Setting the direction is the most trivial task of the steering wheel in the Porsche 919 Hybrid. The drivers of the Class 1 Le Mans prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship have a computer in their hands. They operate 24 buttons and switches on the front as well as six paddles on the reverse side to control the most complex racing car built by Porsche to date.
Although it is called a steering wheel, it is n....
|VOLKSWAGEN TEAMS UP WITH GLOBAL GREEN USA TO AUCTION OFF THE FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC E-GOLF IN THE U.S.• Bidding is Live at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf; Proceeds Benefit Global Green USA's Efforts to Advance Smart Solutions to Climate Change|
Herndon, VA (October 13, 2014) – Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) and Global Green USA today announced the auction of the first 2015 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf. The auction, hosted online at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf, gives bidders the opportunity to be the first owner of the brand's first all-electric model before retail sales in the Unite....
|Porsche Announces Rennsport Reunion V• The World's Largest Gathering of Porsche Race Cars and Drivers Come Back to Monterey for an Encore |
ATLANTA – Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced today that the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will again take place at the famed California racetrack the weekend of October 9-11, 2015.
Hosted by PCNA, Rennsport Reunion V will, once again, bring together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current racecars, as well t....
|HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL TO FEATURE CARS OF THE RICH & FAMOUSThis year's 'Life' exhibit puts the spotlight on cars with headline heritage|
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance, one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast event weeks, takes a more glamorous approach with its annual 'Life' exhibit and presents Life of the Rich & Famous sponsored by Marriott Vacation Club. Life of the Rich & Famous is the sixth annual 'Life'-themed exhibit on the Fe....