|1956 DeSoto FireFlite Hemi Convertible Breaks Records at Worldwide Auctioneers Weinberg Collection Sale.|
|Worldwide Auctioneers, responsible for the sale of some of the world's finest collector cars, achieved a record result at the weekend, selling a 1956 DeSoto FireFlite Hemi Convertible for $154,000 at this year's first auction of a private collection. The Weinberg Collection, encompassing over 100 vintage automobiles and a significant selection of antiques, was auctioned without reserve in Escondido California on April 3rd and 4th, at a total $3.2 million. High sales went to the DeSoto, a desirable 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible which hammered sold for $106,700 and a stately 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom II Dual Cowl Touring, at $82,500. Full results may be obtained by visiting www.wwgauctions.com
Next stop for the Worldwide team is the fifth annual Houston Classic Auction on May 2nd, where collectors and enthusiasts alike look set to be rewarded with a mouth watering array of more than 100 spectacular vintage automobiles. Among the selection of very special sports racers, select American muscle cars and stately European and American classics is a singular 1960 Scarab Grand Prix Race Car, awesome 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible, magnificent 1933 Duesenberg LaGrande Cowl Phaeton and gorgeous 1951 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta Coupe. Racing fans will also get a rare chance to see Corvette racing legends Dick Guldstrand and Delmo Johnson reunited with some of the celebrated race cars that contributed to their success on the track, as a selection of iconic Corvette racers go under the hammer. If that weren't enough, everyone will be given a further one-off opportunity to get their hands on 'Burt's Bandit', a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, as immortalized in the movie Smokey and the Bandit, currently the property of Mr. Burt Reynolds and titled in his name.
|SRT MOTORSPORTS POST-RACE REPORT - TRANS AM SERIES AT VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAYSeptember 28, 2014 , Alton, Va. - SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports and its Dodge Challenger SRTs ran as high as second with a best result of 12th in the Trans Am Series' 10th event of the 2014 season at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Sunday afternoon. |
Tommy Kendall piloted the No. 11 Dodge Challenger SRT to a 12th-place result in the TA2 class, while Cameron Lawrence finished 15th in the No. 1 Dodge Challenger SRT in the 31-lap contest on the 3.27-mile VIR circ....
|CAMARO Z/28 IS MOTOR TREND'S BEST DRIVER'S CARDETROIT –Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is Motor Trend's 2014 Best Driver's Car. It's the first American-brand car to win the 7-year-old award.|
The Best Driver's Car contenders are selected from all new or significantly revised performance cars launched in the 12 months prior to the test. To pick the winner, the editors of Motor Trend conduct objective and subjective testing – including digitally instrumented laps at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and high-speed driving up and down a 4.3-mile h....
|RACERS REVISIT HISTORY AT ROAD AMERICA DURING ELKHART LAKE VINTAGE FESTIVALELKHART LAKE, Wis., Sept. 3, 2014 - Vintage racers from across the U.S. will take to the track September 12-14 as Road America hosts the Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association (VSCDA) Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival®. The annual celebration of vintage and historic sports cars attracts nearly 250 cars to the famed 4-mile, 14-turn road course and the fan-friendly paddock is open to spectators for close-up views of amazing racing machines prepared to era-specifications all weekend. For 2014,....|
|SRT MOTORSPORTS MAKES ITS TRANS AM SERIES DEBUT WITH DODGE CHALLENGER SRT• Tommy Kendall to Return to Trans Am Racing|
August 14, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - SRT ® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports will make its debut into the Trans Am Series when Miller Racing fields two all-new Dodge Challenger SRTs at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Aug 15-16. Four-time series champion Tommy Kendall makes his re-entrance and first Trans Am start since 2004 in the TA2 series class this weekend.
As SRT Motorsports partners with Miller Racing to enter ....
|FOR HALF A CENTURY, WOMEN HAVE BEEN INTEGRAL TO THE FORD MUSTANG STORYAs customers, designers, race car drivers, engineers, marketers and journalists, women have been an integral part of the Ford Mustang story for 50 years. The spirit of freedom and independence Mustang inspires has been embraced globally among women and men, the young and not so young, for half a century.|
Mustang has built a dedicated audience thanks to its authenticity. From the first retail customer to a successful race car driver to a journalist with a lifelong love for the pony car, these ....
|DARIO FRANCHITTI TO DRIVE CAMARO Z/28 INDY 500 PACE CARNEW YORK — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25.|
It's the eighth time a Camaro has been the pace car, starting in 1967 – and the 25th time a Chevrolet has paced the race.
Franchitti won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012, and he is only the third driver ever to win at least three consecutive IndyCar titles – among four championships overall. Franchitti's appearance in t....
|AUCTIONS AMERICA ENJOYS RECORD BREAKING SUCCESS IN SOUTH FLORIDA WITH MORE THAN $21 MILLION IN SALES AT FORT LAUDERDALE• South Florida's premier collector car auction generates more than $21 million in sales with 76 percent of all lots sold at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center|
• Top seller: 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra achieves $825,000
• 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition realizes $412,500—a record price at auction for the Heritage Edition mode
• Other notable highlights: 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird sells for $319,000; 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel-Injected Coupe achieves $189,200
• Full res....
|SCCA PRO RACING ALL-STAR TEAM ANNOUNCEDTOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 10, 2013) – SCCA Pro Racing is proud to present its 2013 All-Star Team. The lineup features many of the top stars in North American road racing, including young, up-and-coming racers and seasoned veterans still at the top of their game.|
The team draws its members from the five road racing series that are sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing. Each class is represented by the 2013 championship-winning driver.
Here's a snapshot of each championship run:
Pirelli World ....