|Edsel Ford's Speedster Stars at 'The Amelia'|
|Edsel Ford's 'continental car', a custom boattail speedster, will take its rightful place in the Sports Car Class of the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. In the shape of Edsel's seminal speedster is the genesis of Ford's legendary design department. Edsel Ford was hardly 'a chip off the old block'. The acorn fell well away from the mighty oak that was Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. Edsel was not just the President of Ford, he was a car guy to his core. His tastes and passions still resonate in the lines of Ford's contemporary cars. Edsel was enchanted by European sports cars. His trips to Europe, he called it 'the continent', triggered visions of Fords with 'continental' styling. In 1934 what would become Ford's in-house design department created his first 'long, low and rakish continental car' (as Edsel described it to his designer and confederate E.T 'Bob' Gregorie) on a '32 Ford chassis. His boattail speedster had Ford V-8 power and running gear wrapped in a sleek, all-aluminum boattail body made by Ford's aircraft division. It was just what Edsel Ford wanted and had described. No running boards and a steeply raked split windshield that disguised Edsel's continental car's humble assembly line origins. The Continental name stuck. Within the decade, the radical new Lincoln Continental was a stylish world class luxury contender. When the 1939 Lincoln Continental debuted, the world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright called it 'the most beautiful car in the world'. All because Edsel Ford wanted a sports car when he came home from Europe. 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 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. When Edsel's boattail speedster was resurrected and restored more than seven decades later, the new owners, Jim and Bonnie Gombos, spent five years returning it to Edsel's original specifications. They even painted it 'gunmetal gray', Edsel's favorite color.|
|FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND SENDS CHICAGO AREA WORLD WAR II VETERANS TO WASHINGTON, D.C.◾Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring Honor Flight Chicago to bring 91 veterans to Washington, D.C.|
◾Ford Fund has sponsored three Honor Flights this year, adding to the six flights it has sponsored since 2012
◾Ford Motor Company has a long tradition of partnering with veteran organizations that began with Henry Ford in 1922. Ford has donated more than $9 million to veterans' organizations across the country
In advance of Veteran's Day, Ford Motor Company Fund will sponsor Honor Flight Chi....
|2015 KIA SOUL WINS ACTIVE LIFESTYLE VEHICLE OF THE YEAR◾Soul Takes Top Honors in Urban Segment for Third Straight Year |
◾2015 Soul lauded for spacious cabin and driving dynamics
◾Kia's urban passenger vehicle pairs style with function for a winning combination
IRVINE, Calif., October 23, 2014 – Kia Motors America's (KMA) fun and funky urban passenger vehicle, the 2015 Soul, was named a winner at the 11th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards held recently at Local Motors in Chandler, Arizona. For the third consecutive year, ....
|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....
|SPIRIT OF THE LEGENDARY DODGE BROTHERS LIVES ON IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN INTRODUCING 2015 MODEL YEAR DODGE MUSCLE CARS◾First television ad in series begins Saturday, Oct. 4, for the new 2015 Dodge Challenger|
◾Fully integrated campaign highlights the Dodge Brothers' passion for making great cars and how that passion and spirit still drives Dodge brand today
◾Additional television, print and digital ads launch later this year for 2015 Dodge Charger and Dodge SRT Hellcats and Viper
◾View ads at www.youtube.com/dodge
October 3, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - One-hundred years after John and Horace Dodge ....
|50 YEARS LIMITED EDITION 2015 FORD MUSTANG RAISES $170,000 AT BARRETT-JACKSON LAS VEGAS FOR GET YOUR HEART RACING◾Final production unit of the 50 Years Limited Edition Ford Mustang, No. 1,964, commands $170,000 at Barrett-Jackson|
◾Proceeds from sale benefit Get Your Heart Racing program to support Henry Ford Health System's Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute
◾Together, Ford Motor Company and Barrett-Jackson have raised more than $6 million for charity
The final production unit of the 50 Years Limited Edition Ford Mustang, carrying badge No. 1,964, fetched $170,000 at the Barrett-Jackson....