|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.|
|NISSAN ANNOUNCES 2015 PATHFINDER U.S. PRICINGFRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, which is on sale now at U.S. Nissan dealers nationwide.|
Totally redesigned just two years ago, the 2015 Pathfinder offers exceptional levels of versatility, fuel efficiency and full-size comfort for seven passengers. Pathfinder is available in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations, with all models powered by a fuel-efficient 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6.
A number of enhancements ha....
|FOUR ENGINES, FOUR DOORS, EIGHT-SPEEDS AND UP TO A WORLD-LEADING 204 MPH: DODGE ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR CHARGER LINEUPDodge unleashes the Quickest, Fastest and Most Powerful Sedan in the world, along with the most capable and technologically advanced Charger lineup ever with a starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $27,995|
◾The Dodge and SRT brands take America's only four-door muscle car and offer the most comprehensive sedan lineup ever, loaded with even more performance, technology and world-class hardware: ◾As the most-equipped entry Charger model ever, the new Charger SE model i....
|GOODYEAR'S GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS EARNS LEED GOLD RATING• One of the largest LEED Gold certified buildings in Ohio|
AKRON, Ohio, October 20, 2014 — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's global headquarters building here has earned a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design® (LEED) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council®. At 639,000 square feet, it is among the largest LEED Gold certified buildings in Ohio.
The LEED green building program ensures buildings conserve energy, water and other resources and are safer and heal....
|HONDA CR-V NAMED 2015 MOTOR TREND SPORT/UTILITY OF THE YEAR◾Refreshed CR-V chosen for its fuel economy, driving dynamics, long list of new safety features and overall refinement|
◾Noted for its new Touring trim with Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive safety technologies
◾America's best-selling SUV over the past decade
10/15/2014 - NEW YORK -- The Honda CR-V has won Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year for 2015.
The CR-V claims the title with a long list of vehicle enhancements for 2015, including its improved fuel economy and uncom....
|CHRYSLER GROUP LLC SCOOPS UP NINE AWARDS AT 24TH ANNUAL TEXAS TRUCK RODEO◾Jeep® Grand Cherokee wins 'SUV of Texas' for the fifth consecutive year|
◾Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee take consecutive year-over-year titles
◾Jeep brand SUVs victorious in every category entered
◾Ram wins Heavy Duty Truck of Texas for the second consecutive year
◾Ram Power Wagon scores Off-road Truck of Texas award
◾Chrysler Group's 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine and Uconnect system score top honors
October 13, 2014 , San Antonio - Jeep® and Ram Truck brands took top awards at....
|ALL-NEW FORD F-150 EARNS TRUCK OF TEXAS TITLE AT TAWA TEXAS TRUCK RODEO; FORD HONORED WITH FIVE ADDITIONAL AWARDS◾The 2015 Ford F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever, is named Truck of Texas, the most prestigious award presented by the Texas Auto Writers Association at its annual Truck Rodeo|
◾All-new 2015 Ford Transit awarded Commercial Vehicle of Texas
◾In the heart of the country's largest truck market, Ford Motor Company also ropes in Truck Line of Texas, in recognition of the breadth, features, capability and durability of America's best-selling truck lineup
SAN ANTONIO, Oc....
|VOLKSWAGEN TEAMS UP WITH GLOBAL GREEN USA TO AUCTION OFF THE FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC E-GOLF IN THE U.S.• Bidding is Live at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf; Proceeds Benefit Global Green USA's Efforts to Advance Smart Solutions to Climate Change|
Herndon, VA (October 13, 2014) – Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) and Global Green USA today announced the auction of the first 2015 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf. The auction, hosted online at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf, gives bidders the opportunity to be the first owner of the brand's first all-electric model before retail sales in the Unite....
|Porsche Announces Rennsport Reunion V• The World's Largest Gathering of Porsche Race Cars and Drivers Come Back to Monterey for an Encore |
ATLANTA – Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced today that the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will again take place at the famed California racetrack the weekend of October 9-11, 2015.
Hosted by PCNA, Rennsport Reunion V will, once again, bring together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current racecars, as well t....