|Rare, Historic Cadillacs On Display At Pebble Beach|
|Custom 'none-of-a-kind' Fleetwood V-16s from 1930s featured Aug.16-19 A pair of one-of-a-kind Cadillac Fleetwood V-16s that were available but never ordered by customers during the Great Depression will be among the cars on display at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Carmel, Calif., this week. Cadillac's exhibit, open to the public Aug. 16-19 at Peter Hay Hill, features Cadillac's newest cars, along with the two custom-built Fleetwood Convertibles from 1934 and 1937. Each has a historically significant pedigree. A 1934 rumbleseat roadster model 5802 and a 1937 Phaeton model 5859 were part of Cadillac's made-to-order Fleetwood collection, featured in the 'build books' that customers used to select options for their cars. All other body styles were built for customers, but these two lavish models went unselected. Decades later, noted automobile restorer and coachbuilder Fran Roxas built the Phaeton 5859 and Roadster 5802 from scratch, relying only on the original blueprints of Cadillac designer John Hampshire. Both have won best-in-class awards at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The two one-of-a-kind models were rarely seen until being profiled in a recent Hemmings Classic Car article. Each recently sold at auction. The Phaeton 5859 sold for $962,500 and the Roadster 5802 for $1,001,000. Both vehicles are powered by Cadillac's legendary16-cylinder engine. Cadillac designers recently used the original drawings as inspiration for the Ciel Convertible concept car shown for the first time in the Cadillac exhibit at Peter Hay Hill in 2011. It will be on display again this week. Held annually since 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is a premier exhibition of pre- and post-war automobiles and motorcycles, as well as concept cars from manufacturers across the world. In order to be showcased, vehicles must be a well preserved or accurately restored model of the original and offer 'historic value' in the form of engineering and design and craftsmanship among other factors from the vehicle's time period. 'The Cadillac Phaeton 5859 and Roadster 5802 are literally unlike any other vehicle ever built,' said Clay Dean, Cadillac design director. 'The Cadillac design team is still inspired by these two vehicles as we dream and conceive of future Cadillac entries.' Cadillac will also showcase a 1953 LeMans at this year's event. The LeMans, a relatively small and athletic design, is one of the famed Motorama show cars of the 1950s.|
|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....
|2015 JEEP® CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK NAMED ‘FOUR WHEELER OF THE YEAR' BY FOUR WHEELER MAGAZINE◾The most capable mid-size SUV – the 2015 Jeep® Cherokee – recognized with esteemed award from leading off-road enthusiast magazine|
◾All V-6-powered Jeep Cherokee models feature Engine Stop-start (ESS) technology, an emission-lowering and fuel-saving feature new for 2015
◾Jeep Cherokee delivers legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, fuel economy ratings of up to 31 miles per gallon, more than 70 advanced safety and security features and best-in-class V-6 towing capability of 4,500 pounds
|JEEP® GRAND CHEROKEE ECODIESEL NAMED 2015 GREEN SUV OF THE YEAR™ BY GREEN CAR JOURNAL◾Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel delivers 30 miles per gallon with a driving range of more than 730 miles|
◾Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever
January 22, 2015 , Washington, D.C. - Green Car Journal has named the Jeep® Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel its 2015 Green SUV of the Year™. The announcement was made today at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C.
'The Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel delivers what today's drivers really want in an efficient SUV,' said Ron Cogan, editor....
|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....
|2015 FORD EXPEDITION EARNS HIGHEST VEHICLE SAFETY RATING FROM NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION◾National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards 2015 Ford Expedition a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program|
◾2015 Ford Expedition offers drivers comprehensive safety systems that include AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, tire pressure monitoring system and traction control
◾2015 Expedition – with best-in-class towing, torque and third-row legroom – is now available in range-topping Pl....