|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.|
|MOPAR GOES ALL-IN WITH FLEET OF CUSTOMIZED SEMA SHOW RIDES◾The 15,000-square-foot Mopar Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show display will feature Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brand vehicles personalized with Mopar products |
◾Hundreds of existing and prototype Mopar parts and accessories also will be showcased at the Las Vegas Convention Center
◾Dodge brings a high-powered collection of concepts and production performance vehicles, including the Dodge Viper ACR Concept, Dodge Dart R/T Concept and Dodge Challenger T/A Concept, as....
|Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Announces 2015 ScheduleMONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 – Fan favorites, international series and historic racing are on the calendar as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced its 2015 race schedule today.|
The 2015 season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is as follows:
• TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (May 1-3)
• eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round (July 17-19)
• Moterey Pre-Reunion (Aug. 8-9)
• Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (Aug. 13-16)
• Pirelli World Challenge (Sept....
|2015 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK AND XV CROSSTREK HYBRID GET NEW INFOTAINMENT AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES◾Subaru-developed driver assist technology, EyeSight® now available on XV Crosstrek|
◾EyeSight-equipped vehicles also add Steering Responsive fog lights standard
◾New 6.2-inch infotainment system with rear vision camera standard on 2.0i, 2.0i Premium and Hybrid models
◾XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium with EyeSight, 2.0i Limited and Hybrid Touring trims receive 7-inch multi touch gesture infotainment system
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. has introduced the 2015 XV Crosstrek an....
|ALL-NEW CHRYSLER 200 EARNS FIVE-STAR OVERALL SAFETY RATING FROM U.S. NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION◾2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan earns five stars overall, the highest possible score in NHTSA's safety rating program|
◾Approximately 65 percent of all-new Chrysler 200's body structure consists of hot-stamped, high-strength, advanced high-strength and boron steels for greater strength
◾2015 Chrysler 200's 60 available safety and security features are the most in its class
◾All-new mid-size car offers segment-exclusive collision-warning and anti-rollaway systems
◾NHTSA five-star rating comp....
|DODGE AND JEEP® BRANDS TAKE HOME TROPHIES AT 11TH ANNUAL CARSPONDENT.COM ACTIVE LIFESTYLE VEHICLE AWARDS COMPETITION◾Dodge Durango named 'Best Value Family'|
◾Dodge Journey named 'Best Value On-Road'
◾Jeep® Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel wins 'Luxury Off-Road' category
◾More than 100 athletes and outdoor enthusiasts evaluated the vehicles and voted for the winners
October 22, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Dodge Durango, Dodge Journey and Jeep® Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel were each named winners in this year's Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) awards.
The 11th annual Carspondent.com 'Active Lifestyle Ve....
|RAM TRUCK AND TUCKER HIBBERT LOOK TO RETURN TO WINNING WAYS• Ram Truck returning sponsor of defending titlist Tucker Hibbert in 2014-15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross season|
• Hibbert's snocross team name to be Monster Energy/Arctic Cat/Ram Truck
• Ram continues as presenting sponsor of International Series of Champions (ISOC) AMSOIL Championship Snocross
October 22, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - For the 2014-15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross season, Ram Truck will return as the official truck of defending series champion Tucker Hibbert'....
|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....