The British Are Coming!
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|Rodeo Drive Concours Announces British Theme and Aston Martin As 2012 Featured Marque The Rodeo Drive Committee, in conjunction with the City of Beverly Hills, have announced the 2012 theme for the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance – 'THE BRITISH ARE COMING!' Aston Martin will be this year's featured marque. Gearys Beverly Hills will be the presenting sponsor in celebration of their new Rolex store opening on Rodeo Drive in June 2012. The annual Father's Day tradition features a wide variety of vintage and racing cars and motorcycles lining Rodeo Drive north from Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard Sunday, June 17 from 10 am to 4 pm. As the 2012 featured marque, Aston Martin will be the centerpiece of the 200 block of Rodeo Drive with both new and classic cars. Combining iconic styling, thrilling performance, true craftsmanship and exclusivity, Aston Martin boasts unprecedented breadth and appeal. The marque's iconic DB5 has been featured in five James Bond films. The 300 Block of Rodeo Drive will also feature British classic and racing autos including Austin Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, MG, McLaren and Rolls Royce brands. Also, a special British motorcycle area will honor Triumph, Vincent, BSA and Norton. On the 400 block of Rodeo Drive, this year's concours will feature 'The Best of the Best' with classic cars of any marque considered by the show's curators. Also on the 400 block, the Rodeo Drive Concours will feature a special tribute to Cobra's 50th Anniversary. 'We are thrilled to honor the British automotive industry and Aston Martin as the featured marque at this year's Concours,' said Bruce Meyer, Chairman of the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance. 'Great Britain has a long and storied history in creating some of the most legendary cars and motorcycles highlighted by elegant design and spectacular performance. This annual event has been a tradition for thousands of Southern California residents, car collectors, aficionados and families and we look forward to once again welcoming them on Father's Day on Rodeo Drive.' Aston Martin will be presented at the Rodeo Drive Concours by O'Gara Coach Company in Beverly Hills. The O'Gara Coach Company is a Factory Authorized Dealer for Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Respected as one of the most successful luxury automotive outlets in the world, O'Gara Coach Company, led by founder Tom O'Gara, continues to set unmatched records in luxury and performance sales and service. The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance has been named one of the '300 Unmissable Events & Festivals Around the World' by top travel publisher Frommer's. The car show is FREE and open to the public. For more information and registration details, please visit rodeodrive-bh.com. The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance is produced by the Rodeo Drive Committee in association with the City of Beverly Hills. GEARYS Beverly Hills is the 2012 Presenting Sponsor in celebration of their new Rolex Store on Rodeo Drive. Aston Martin is the 2012 Featured Marque. Other sponsors include Auto Gallery, O'Gara Coach Company, Ferrari Beverly Hills, RM Auctions, Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau, Brooks Brothers, Lladró and the Consulate General of Great Britain. Media sponsors include the Beverly Hills Courier and Sports Car Market Magazine and Asprey USA is the official award sponsor. Hospitality sponsors include Fat Burger, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Smart Water. The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, located at Wilshire Blvd. and Rodeo Drive is the official hotel of this year's Concours d'Elegance. For reservations call (310) 275-5200. About Rodeo Drive: Rodeo Drive, internationally recognized as the intersection of fashion and entertainment, is a unique destination for both Southern California residents, as well as visitors from around the globe. The more than 100 distinguished retailers all help create an unparalleled atmosphere only found on the three blocks of this famed street. About Aston Martin: Founded in 1913, Aston Martin is based in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. The company name is derived from the name of one of the company's founders, Lionel Martin, and from the Aston Clinton Hillclimb near Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire. The marque's iconic DB5 has been featured in five James Bond films including Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale.|
|Car Expert Hans Wurl Joins Gooding & Company's Team of Classic Automobile SpecialistsSANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 9, 2013) – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, is expanding its existing team with the addition of Hans Wurl, a well-known classic car specialist with a strong technical background. Wurl has served as advisor to noted collectors and participated in some of the best collector car events around the world. Based in Seattle, Wurl joins Gooding & Company's team of respected automotive specialists David Brynan,....|
| BMW's 'BATMOBILES' SET FOR 19th ANNUAL AMELIA CONCOURSScheduled to appear in the 19th Annual Amelia Concours' BMW 3.0 CSL 'batmobile class' are not only the 1975 Sebring 12 Hour and '76 Daytona 24 winners, but Alexander Calder's 1975 Le Mans 3.0 CSL with his trademark signature on the left rear fender.|
BMW's 'Batmobile' racers were glorious mutants. They arrived from Europe wearing a frosting of giant wings, huge fender boxes and big spoilers, all powered by a 430 hp straight-six engine that made a glorious noise and propelled BMW's luxury cou....
| 400TH BUGATTI VEYRON SOLD – THE VEYRON BEGINS ITS FINAL LAPJust 50 models of the super sports car are still available|
• 400th Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse 'Jean-Pierre Wimille' of the six-part edition 'Les Légendes de Bugatti'
• Head of Bugatti Wolfgang Schreiber, 'A unique success story about the most exclusive and luxurious super sports car brand in the world'
Molsheim, 5 December 2013. Bugatti has sold its 400th Veyron. Since the production run of the Veyron and its variants is limited to just 450 models, thi....
| MIAMI AUTO MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SPECIAL COLLECTION LIMITED DISPLAYMIAMI, Florida-- The Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection has created a special exhibition to share their latest acquisition. Nearly 50 classic cars were obtained from a private collector and are now on public display. Highlights from this new exhibit include:|
1910 Ford Model T roadster
1924 Packard Single Six series 233 sedan
1929 LaSalle Series 328, 134'-inch wheelbase rumble seat convertible coupe
1930 Citroen C6 torpedo
1935 Cadillac Series 370E Fleetwood cabriolet
| Cars As Art – Aston Martin Centenary Celebrations On CanvasAs luxury British sports car maker Aston Martin's centenary year draws towards its close the company is unveiling a collection of unique artworks created to celebrate and document its 100 years in business.|
More than 150 of the sport car maker's owners, enthusiasts and advocates last night (21 November) joined key figures from the London art world at the brand's unique central London showcase – W-One – for the unveiling of the paintings created by Aston Martin's centenary artist-in-residence,....
| RM Auctions and Sotheby's Stun the Market with Incredible $63 Million 'Art of the Automobile' Sale in New York• RM Auctions and Sotheby's momentous Art of the Automobile auction generates $62,797,500 of sales in two hours of furious bidding|
• Records tumble with the historic 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Carrozzeria Scaglietti achieving $14,300,000 while the stunning 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet by Figoni et Falaschi sells for $7,150,000
• 93 percent of all lots sold to an international audience of bidders representing 17 countries
• Full results are available online at www.rmauctions.c....
| Expert Symposium Delivered to Packed Room Ahead of 'Art of the Automobile' New York Sale• RM Auctions and Sotheby's deliver highly outstanding expert symposium to more than 700 people|
• Six hugely influential and respected specialists set the scene in advance of truly groundbreaking Art of The Automobile sale
• Anticipation building for what is being regarded as one of the finest and most innovative collector car auctions ever held
NEW YORK, New York (November 20, 2013) – The eyes of the collector car community are firmly fixed on New York, as RM Auctions and Sotheby's,....
| AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE WINS PRESTIGIOUSThe annual International Historic Motoring Awards, in association with EFG International and Octane magazine, announced this week that the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance has been named the recipient of the 2013 Motoring Event of the Year award.|
The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is the third winner of the Motoring Event of the Year Award, which honors automotive celebrations from Australia, Germany, Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom. Finalists in the 2013 events category ....