|Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance|
|Nearly 12,000 people gathered on the lush grounds of Lakewood Yacht Club to get an up close look at some of the most pristine, classic automobiles and vintage wooden boats in the United States at the 17th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance. The 2012 event was co-hosted by the Antique and Classic Boat Society-Southwest Chapter. In addition, the event raised significant funds for Boys & Girls Harbor. To date, Keels & Wheels has donated more than one million dollars to charity. The 2012 event featured Pre-War American classics featuring Cadillac and LaSalle as well as Packard, Chrysler, Duesenburg, Bugatti and some classic Italian exotics. The boating displays honored the Chris Craft Capri as well as other vintage boats including Century, Hacker, Lyman, Elco, among others. Celebrity-owned cars such as Marlene Dietrich's Phantom 1 Rolls-Royce; the Little Deuce Coupe, hot rod made famous by The Beach Boys; and Hollywood's cowboy megastar Tom Mix's Supercharged Cord 812 drew large groups of onlookers. The Best in Show was awarded to an immaculate 1931 Bugatti Type 54 Roadster owned by Peter and Merle Mullin of Los Angeles and the 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom 1, owned by Richard and Irina Mitchell of Montgomery, Texas. David Watts' 1934 custom Chris-Craft Antique Runabout 'S A Gem was awarded Best of Show - Runabout. While the exquisite, one-of-a kind 36' Limousine Launch Tolka, built in Nova Scotia at the Alexander Graham Bell Laboratories and owned by Lee Anderson of Minneapolis, Minnesota took Best of Show - Cruiser. Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance was made possible by the following sponsors including: the City of Seabrook, Fidelity Investments Clear Lake Investment Center, Richard and Irina Mitchell, Alex Rodriguez Mercedes-Benz, Bayway Auto Group and many other sponsors. We were honored once again this year to have the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) hold their annual meeting in conjunction with Keels & Wheels. We hope to see you all again next year! For a complete listing of sponsors and winners, visit www.keels-wheels.com.|
|JAGUAR TO OFFER 2015 XK FINAL FIFTY LIMITED EDITION TO U.S. CUSTOMERS◾2015 model year will be the final production run for the Jaguar XK|
◾The 'XK Final Fifty' limited edition will be the last XKR models produced exclusively for the US market
◾This limited edition will be based on the 510hp XKR model
◾'XK Final Fifty' limited edition will consist of 25 XKR coupes and 25 XKR convertibles Inspired by the final 50 special-edition run of the E-Type in 1974
◾All painted Ultimate Black with special trim
◾All fifty will be equipped with Performance Pack and Dynamic....
| 2014 Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance Increases Classes to 22Chrysler designs by Virgil Exner added|
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – April 17 , 2014 - The 22nd annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Sunday September 14 has increased the number of its classes from 20 to 22. The changes result from adding a class for Chryslers designed by Virgil Exner and dividing Post War American into two classes - 1957-1958 and 1959 to 1966.
The event will celebrate automotive innovation ....
| McQueen's Famous 1956 Jaguar Coming to Pinehurst ConcoursVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 16, 2014) – A 1956 Jaguar XKSS owned by movie legend Steve McQueen, now housed at the world famous Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, will make the cross country trip from California to North Carolina and be displayed at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance.|
McQueen, called 'The King of Cool,' became the highest paid movie star in the world in 1974 and starred in such movies at 'Bullitt,' 'The Great Escape' and 'Papillon.' McQueen, who was al....
| Sir Stirling Moss to be Featured Guest on Saturday of Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion• Legendary Driver to Participate in Q&A and Celebratory Parade Laps|
MONTEREY, Calif., April 15, 2014 — Arguably the greatest all-around racing driver of his time and a true icon of the motor racing world, Sir Stirling Moss will be the honored guest at the Picnic in the Park at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Saturday, August 16. Historian Murray Smith will conduct the always engaging noontime session in the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca marketplace where fans may bring t....
| Rare 1938 Steyr Winner Returns to Pinehurst ConcoursVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 7, 2014) – A rare 1938 Steyr Roadster, which captured Best in Show at least year's inaugural Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, returns to Pinehurst Resort to be displayed for patrons at the 2014 classic auto showcase the first weekend of May. |
The cream-colored Steyr, one of only six ever made, is owned by Peter Boyle of Oil City, Pa., and will be staged in front of the hedges at the Carolina Hotel prior to the start of the Iron Mike Rally on Friday, May....
|JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR MARCH 2014◾Jaguar Land Rover North America sales increase 9 percent in March, for its best March sales month result since 2005|
◾Land Rover brand has its best March sales month ever
◾Best Range Rover Evoque Month ever
◾Jaguar continues growth streak with 29 percent growth in March
(MAHWAH, NJ) - April 1, 2014 - Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported March 2014 U.S. sales: Jaguar sales were 1,816 units, 29 percent up from 1408 units in March 2013; Land Rover sales reached an all-time Ma....
| Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's : Class PreviewsHere is a little preview of two of our special classes for St. John's upcoming show.|
Featured Designer: Virgil Exner
The 2014 Concours d'Elegance of America will honor the work of famed chief designer Virgil Exner with an unprecedented display of Chrysler Corporation's 1955-1961 'Forward Look,' a daring two-pronged styling revolution that changed the look of the American car.
First up were the 'jet-age'1955 Plymouths, Dodges, DeSotos, Chryslers and Imperials. Then came the 1957 m....
| British Music & Cars Invade Village of PinehurstVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (March 26, 2014) – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arriving in America and the elegance of classic British automobiles, the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance will stage a 'British Invasion' concert in the Village of Pinehurst on May 3.|
The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Tufts Memorial Park (also known as the Village Green), with the Beatles cover band 'Let It Be' performing at approximately 5:30 p.m. The concert is a prelude to the May 4 Pi....