|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.|
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April 22, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Muscle car enthusiasts and rock 'n' rollers looking for a chance to be bad....
| Jeep Brand Debuts Four Design Concept Vehicles at the Beijing Motor Show•Four Chinese-inspired design concepts push boundaries of Jeep brand|
•Jeep Zi You Xia design concept showcases a sophisticated interpretation of the all-new Jeep Renegade
•Jeep Wrangler Sundancer brings premium luxury to the iconic model
•Jeep Cherokee Sageland and Urbane reflect distinctive Chinese inspired personalities
April 19, 2014 , Beijing - The Jeep® brand introduced four new design concepts at the 2014 Beijing International Motor Show today. The quartet takes Jeep product....
| HONDA HR-V COMPACT SUV TO JOIN ALL-NEW 2015 FIT AS HONDA EXPANDS SMALL CAR LINEUP◾All-new HR-V will launch this winter with sleek and expressive styling|
◾2015 Fit resets segment benchmark with class-leading interior space, top fuel economy ratings and standard features
◾Next-generation ASIMO also makes appearance at New York Auto Show
Honda will continue to expand its lineup of small cars aimed at the next generation of buyers with the launch of the 2015 Fit subcompact car (http://automobiles.honda.com/fit) and the all-new compact SUV, the Honda HR-V (http://automobiles....
| 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 ....
| 2014 Nissan Rogue named a 'Must Test Drive' SUV for 2014 by AutoTrader.com- All-new crossover recognized for practicality and sophisticated interior; joins the ranks of 2013 Pathfinder -|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off a record-setting March, encouraging news continues to pour in for the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue. Today, AutoTrader.com, a leading resource for car shoppers and sellers, named the 2014 Rogue a 'Must Test Drive' SUV for 2014. According to AutoTrader.com research, the test drive is considered one of the most influential parts of the decision ....
| 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....