|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.|
|PORSCHE LAUNCHES 'THE SOUND OF PORSCHE' – A THREE-WEEK, MULTISENSORY POP UP IN MANHATTAN• Brand immersion experience features brand stories, virtual driving and design challenge|
New York. Porsche Cars North America announces the launch of The Porsche Brand Pop Up in New York City on Monday, September 15, 2014. 'The Sound Of Porsche: Stories of the Brand' transforms space in Manhattan's fashionable Meatpacking District into a modernized record store – to transport consumers to the true essence of Porsche. At this interactive multisensory brand experience, visitors a....
|2015 KIA SOUL EV PRICING ANNOUNCEDStarting MSRP of $33,7001(not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) with an expected introductory lease price2 of $249 per month makes all-new Soul EV a compelling offer for eco-conscious buyers|
◾ The 2015 Soul EV is Kia's first mass-market, all-electric, zero-emissions car and the centerpiece of the brand's Clean Mobility program
◾Fully electrified variant retains Soul's funky design while delivering best-in-class3 EPA-estimated driving range of 93 miles4
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|CHRYSLER CANADA: 2014 RAM 2500 HEAVY DUTY WINS VINCENTRIC BEST VALUE IN CANADA AWARDRam 2500 Heavy Duty named best-in-class for value in the Full-Size ¾-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup truck segment. |
◾Value is determined using a statistical analysis that incorporates the total cost of ownership of all vehicles for the 2014 model year along with the current market price of those vehicles.
◾Ram 2500 delivers best-in-class gasoline engine power with a 410 horsepower, 6.4-litre HEMI V8, a segment-exclusive five-link coil rear suspension with optional air suspension and a segment-best 17,....
|TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUND 10 IN AUSTIN, TEXAS USA; FACTORY SQUAD CAMPAIGNS THREE PORSCHE 911 RSRSAtlanta. The Porsche North America works team will field a third Porsche 911 RSRs for the first time this season at the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship round in Austin, Texas on September 20. Along with the 911 RSR run by the United State's customer squad Team Falken Tire, a total of four 470 hp GT racers based off the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car will compete at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). With just two rounds left on this season's calendar of the new serie....|
|NEW 2015 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR EQUIPPED FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE AND REFINEMENT◾More powerful engine, redesigned exterior, updated interior and customer-focused technologies reaffirm Lincoln Navigator's leadership in the full-size luxury SUV market|
◾New 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost® engine delivers more power and torque than previous-generation Navigator, while providing EPA-estimated, best-in-class fuel economy of 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined
◾Available Reserve Package includes leather-wrapped instrument panel, armrests and gear shift, premiu....
|HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF 2014 SAVANNAH SPEED CLASSIC• Celebrating a decade of vintage racing, the Savannah Speed Classic boasts exciting additions, brings racing back to its roots|
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance (HHIMF), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast event weeks, today announced the expansion of its Savannah Speed Classic, held October 24 – 26. The Savannah Speed Classic presented by Mingledorff's, Inc., brings togeth....
|DODGE EMBRACES VIPER'S ROOTS AND REVS UP EXCITEMENT WITH A NEW MSRP OF $84,995◾New for 2015, Dodge is reducing the Viper's starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) by $15,000 to start at $84,995|
◾Adjusting for inflation, the 2015 model year Viper is priced competitively to the first generation Viper, which launched in 1992, as calculated by Kelley Blue Book
◾The Dodge Viper was first introduced in 1992 with a starting U.S. MSRP of $50,700. Adjusted for inflation, the equivalent in today's dollars would be $86,130
◾Current Gen 5 Viper owners to receive....
|McLAREN P1™ GTR TO DEBUT ALONGSIDE UNIQUE 650S AT CHANTILLY ARTS & ELEGANCE AS DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES◾McLaren to exhibit at inaugural Chantilly Arts & Elegance event in France|
◾McLaren P1™ GTR design concept to make European debut as development continues
◾Development shots of the McLaren P1™ GTR show race track-inspired camouflage
◾Unique MSO-commissioned 650S Coupé to be showcased
The McLaren P1™ GTR design concept will make its European premiere at this weekend's Chantilly Arts & Elegance concours (6-7 September), following a global unveil last month at the Pebble Beach automotive wee....