Skip to main content

1955 MOTORAMA LaSALLES TO DEBUT AT AMELIA
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

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.

1955 MOTORAMA LaSALLES TO DEBUT AT AMELIA  

'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.

   Recent Articles
Collector Cars in Santa Monica: Auctions America's California Sale Finds New Home at the Historic Barker Hangar

• Auctions America's California sale moves to an exciting new venue in Santa Monica
• Held July 17-18, 2015 event follows two highly successful Auctions America sales in Southern California in 2013 and 2014
• Multi-day auction to feature diverse roster of 300 quality vehicles, catering for collectors of all genres
• Early highlights led by a private San Diego Collection of 50s and 60s American Classics
• Frequently updated list of entries available online at auctionsamerica.com

CULVER CI....
Rita Hayworth's Rare 1953 Cadillac to Appear at Pinehurst Concours

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2015) – A rare Cadillac once owned by 1940s Silver Screen starlet Rita Hayworth will be one of several iconic automobiles of note displayed for patrons attending the 2015 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance on Saturday, May 2 at Pinehurst Resort.

The 1953 Cadillac coupe Series 62 with bodywork by Ghia is one of only two ever made -- and has a star-studded history. The world's wealthiest man at the time -- Prince Aly Khan -- gave this Cadillac with Ghia co....
CPT SEES RAPIDLY GROWING INTEREST IN 48V MILD HYBRID TECHNOLOGY AT INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE SYMPOSIUM

Environmental award winner Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) witnessed more interest in 48V mild hybrid vehicles when it recently showcased its switched-reluctance (SR) motor-generator technology during three days of auto industry presentations and deep engineering discussions at the international SAE 2015 Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Technologies Symposium held in Los Angeles on 10-12 February.

'Hybridisation at 48V provides a cost-effective near term alternative to full hybrids and pure ele....
METROCAB AND COMCAB TEAM UP TO OFFER PROMOTIONAL ZERO-FARE ZERO-EMISSION RIDES IN CENTRAL LONDON

◾Partnership between Metrocab and ComCab marked with promotional short film offering passengers free rides in central London
◾Metrocab is the first Range-Extended Electric taxi to be licensed in any metropolitan area in the world
◾First fleet of pilot Metrocabs now being trialled in London by ComCab

Mytchett, Surrey, 24 February 2015 – Frazer-Nash Research Ltd and Ecotive Ltd, the makers of the all-new Metrocab, are proud to confirm that the Metrocab is now operating, in association ....
LONDON FORMULA E RACE GETS GREEN LIGHT

- Wandsworth Council confirm Battersea Park to host 'double-header' on 27 & 28 June 2015
- Organisers unveil proposed circuit layout for Rounds 10 & 11

LONDON, UK (February 19 2015): Following a decision by Wandsworth Council, the London race of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship has received planning approval to be held within the grounds of Battersea Park. The London ePrix will also encompass two separate races – Rounds 10 and 11 – on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June, increas....
Gooding & Company Brings Legendary Maserati 200 SI to Headline Amelia Island Auction

Historical and exotic automobiles from Fiat and Lotus will also cross the block this March

Santa Monica, CA (February 5, 2015) - Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is thrilled to announce the presentation of three legendary motorcars to its Amelia Island Auction. Offerings include an iconic, champion Maserati driven by some of the greatest names in motor sport history and limited-production exampl....
2016 Chevrolet Volt
2016 Chevrolet Volt  2016 Chevrolet Volt  2016 Chevrolet Volt  2016 Chevrolet Volt  2016 Chevrolet Volt  
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid  
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid  2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid  2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid  2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid  2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid  
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell  2016 Toyota Fuel Cell  2016 Toyota Fuel Cell  2016 Toyota Fuel Cell  2016 Toyota Fuel Cell  
2016 Toyota Mirai
2016 Toyota Mirai  2016 Toyota Mirai  2016 Toyota Mirai  2016 Toyota Mirai  2016 Toyota Mirai  
2015 Acura NSX
2015 Acura NSX  2015 Acura NSX  2015 Acura NSX  2015 Acura NSX  2015 Acura NSX  
2015 Audi A8
2015 Audi A8  2015 Audi A8  2015 Audi A8  2015 Audi A8  2015 Audi A8  
2015 Audi Prologue Avant Show Car
2015 Audi Prologue Avant Show Car  2015 Audi Prologue Avant Show Car  2015 Audi Prologue Avant Show Car  2015 Audi Prologue Avant Show Car  2015 Audi Prologue Avant Show Car  
2015 Audi TT Roadster

2015 Audi TTS Roadster
2015 Audi TTS Roadster  2015 Audi TTS Roadster  2015 Audi TTS Roadster  2015 Audi TTS Roadster  2015 Audi TTS Roadster