|Inaugural Concours d'Elegance of Texas deemed a massive success|
|Houston, Texas. May 15, 2012. Last weekend, the award winning La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery played host to the biggest and most prestigious classic car weekend in Texas, welcoming thousands of visitors through its gates for the inaugural Concours d'Elegance of Texas, a highlight of The Houston Classic Weekend. Concours organizers had promised a spectacular gathering of world class cars at a world class venue, and they definitely delivered, assembling a superb selection of rare and exotic motorcars, historic military machinery, sports and racecars, antique motorcycles, vintage tractors, and even the odd stagecoach, all displayed in a beautiful golf course lakeside setting. The first Texas Tour d'Elegance got the weekend off to a racing start on Friday May 4th, as Concours participants took to the open road on a 50-mile scenic tour of the local area, stopping for a distinctly Texas style lunch at the unique Thomas Ranch, with a Cocktail reception later that evening. Event partners, Worldwide Auctioneers, presented their 11th annual The Houston Classic Auction on Saturday, May 5th, packing the Versailles Ballroom at La Torretta with bidders and enthusiasts from across the country and further afield. 120 hand-selected motorcars went under the hammer, with 85% finding new homes over the course of an action-packed, six-hour sale. The inaugural Concours d'Elegance of Texas on Sunday, May 6th attracted a stunning array of entrants, with sixteen classes recognizing pre- and post-war classics, through American and European sports cars, American Woodies and performance cars, competition cars and pre- and post-war motorcycles. Long-time collector, judge, writer and exhibitor, Roger C. Willbanks Jr. served as Chief Judge. A spectacular 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500/540K Cabriolet A, owned by John Groendyke of Enid, Oklahoma, took Best in Show in the pre-war category, with a 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera Competition Coupe owned by Jeff Moore of Houston, Texas, taking the post-war Best of Show award. J.B. Saunders' beautiful 1937 Ford Darrin Convertible Cabriolet appropriately won the People's Choice Award in an event that honored custom-bodied classics. Special displays on Sunday included Beatle George Harrison's Aston Martin DB5, which made its U.S. debut at the Concours, an awesome trio of hand-built tribute Cobras, and a rarely seen collection of historic military vehicles and antique tractors. 'We were stunned and excited by the quality of entries and we sincerely thank all those who made the time and effort to participate,' said Executive Director, Lolly Bezy. 'We also extend a big thank you to the Gullo Family Dealerships and all our sponsors, to our volunteers, to the local community, and the team here at La Torretta who embraced this event right from the start and whose commitment to its success has been overwhelming. We set out to build the foundation for one of the finest Concours in the country and we could not be happier with the success of our first year.' The 2012 Houston Classic Weekend has in its totality helped contribute nearly $1million to charitable causes. The Concours d'Elegance of Texas is itself a 501(c)(3), with Texas Children's Hospital and the Collectors Foundation as its official charities. Proceeds from the sale of the Paul J. Meyer Estate Collection of cars and memorabilia, auctioned by Worldwide during The Houston Classic Auction, are being donated by the Meyer family to the Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation, supporting more than 30 charities and organizations in the United States and throughout the world. George Harrison's famous Aston Martin DB5 was on display at the Concours d'Elegance of Texas to help raise funds for its anonymous owner's chosen charity, Faith Comes by Hearing, an organization that produces the Military Biblestick. A full list of the 2012 Concours d'Elegance of Texas awards winners is available online at www.concoursoftexas.org, along with a gallery of images from the event. The 2013 Concours d'Elegance of Texas is scheduled for Sunday, May 5th, with Worldwide Auctioneers 12th annual The Houston Classic Auction on Saturday, May 4th. Interested parties are invited to stay up to date with Concours news and updates by visiting www.concoursoftxas.org and by liking concoursoftexas on Facebook.|
|1960 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA SWB CABRIOLET HEADLINES STUNNING LIST OF EUROPEAN SPORTS-TOURING CARS AT RM'S AMELIA ISLAND SALE• RM Auctions announces additional highlights for its Amelia Island, Florida sale, March 14|
• Recent entries led by a 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet, one of the most valuable automobiles ever offered during the Amelia Island weekend
• The official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, single-day RM sale lifts gavel more than 90 automobiles
• Premier offerings showcased at http://m.rmauctions.com
BLENHEIM, Ontario (January 27, 2015) – Fresh on the hee....
|BILL WARNER IS RRDC'S 2014 BOB AKIN AWARD WINNERDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2015) - Bill Warner, best known as the force behind the hugely successful Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance since 1996, received the 2014 Bob Akin Award from the Road Racing Drivers Club at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2015 TUDOR SportsCar Championship.|
Each recipient of this honor, considered the top award in motorsports for amateur, vintage/historic or semi-professional drivers, is selected by Akin's ....
|RK Motors Charlotte Acquires Iconic '66 Le Mans-Winning P/1064 GT40Historic Racecar Undergoes 20-Month Restoration That Will Culminate With Appearance at 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance |
CHARLOTTE (January 20, 2015) — RK Motors Charlotte today announced it has purchased one of motorsports history's most iconic racecars – the 1966 LeMans-winning #2, P/1064 GT40, the first American-built car to win endurance racing's most prestigious competition.
The company also revealed a comprehensive, 20-month restoration has begun, culminating with....
|THREE NEW NISSANCONNECT MOBILE APPS AVAILABLE IN EQUIPPED NISSANS NOW• Pandora® for iOS, Twitter® and TripAdvisor® available on NissanConnect℠ with Mobile Apps|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan drivers will be more connected than ever in 2015 with NissanConnect℠ Mobile Apps – Nissan's global connected services platform – offering Twitter® and TripAdvisor® along with the launch of iOS support for Pandora®. These latest additions to NissanConnect Mobile Apps join an already-established list including Facebook, Google and iHeartRadio.
These important add....
|Historic 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Races to an Impressive $9.6 Million as Records Tumble at RM's Arizona Sale• RM Auctions achieves its strongest performance to date in Arizona: $63.7 million in total sales with 90 percent of all lots sold|
• 1964 Ferrari 250 LM achieves $9.6 million to secure the title as the most valuable automobile sold in Arizona auction history
• 17 motor cars achieve million-dollar-plus results with numerous new auction records established
• RM's 2015 calendar continues in Paris, February 4, and Amelia Island, Florida, March 14
PHOENIX, Arizona (January 18, 2015) – RM....
|THE McLAREN P1 GTR TO DEBUT AT GENEVA◾Production-intent model to premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show|
◾In excess of 700 PS per tonne power-to-weight ratio achieved through motorsport-derived weight-saving and powertrain optimisation
◾Testing continues at global circuits in Europe and the Middle East
◾High definition video shows the latest stages in the McLaren P1™GTR development programme at: http://youtu.be/4pDwmMruOtA
The development programme for the most powerful and most exclusive McLaren model to-date has been stepped....
|NEW DODGE VIPER DOCUMENTARY CAPTURES HAND-BUILT CRAFTSMANSHIP AND PASSION IN EVERY DODGE VIPERTwenty-two minute 'Viper: DNA of a Supercar' available for viewing at driveSRT.com/2015/viper/documentary|
January 8, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - A new 22-minute documentary, 'Viper: DNA of a Supercar,' launched today by Dodge showcases how the Dodge Viper is created like no other car – with passion driving every ounce of design origin, attention to detail and meticulous handcrafting. The film can be viewed at driveSRT.com/2015/viper/documentary.
'The Dodge Viper is a precisi....
|Ferraris Take Center Stage at 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'EleganceAdditional Features Range from Early Popes to Mercury Customs |
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (January 8, 2015) -- Ferraris return to compete on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links this August 16 when the marque of the Prancing Horse takes center stage at the 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
'Our plans to feature Ferrari have been many years in the making,' said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. 'But it seems particularly appropriate to be showcasing this marque n....