|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.|
|FORD OF CANADA IS HIRING FOR MORE THAN 1,000 NEW JOBS AT OAKVILLE ASSEMBLY◾Oakville Assembly will add more than 1,000 jobs as it ramps up its transformation into one of Canada's most competitive and advanced global manufacturing plants|
◾Ford has chosen Oakville Assembly to build the new global Edge utility vehicle for export to more than 100 countries
◾In 2013, Ford announced a C$700 million investment in Oakville Assembly to expand its manufacturing capability to meet surging global demand
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited's Oakville Assembly plant will add....
|RAM TRUCK INCREASES ECODIESEL MIX TO 20 PERCENT OF RAM 1500 PICKUP PRODUCTION◾Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel powertrain, America's most fuel-efficient pickup truck, now 1/5th of total Ram 1500 production|
◾Overwhelming response attributed to best-in-class 28 MPG with 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity and strong consumer demand for exclusive light-duty diesel
◾Ram 1500 EcoDiesel contributes to unprecedented conquest sales and increased average transaction price for Ram 1500
◾First-in-segment fuel economy technologies: TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, thermal managem....
|ONE-OF-A-KIND 2015 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT VIN0001 RAISES $1.65 MILLION FOR CHARITY◾Special one-of-one 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat sells for $825,000 at Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas to Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and several Chrysler Group dealerships|
◾Engelstad Family Foundation matches auction price, bringing total raised for charity to $1.65 million
◾100 percent of sale price from auction of the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever benefits Las Vegas charity Opportunity Village
◾Iconic one-of-one Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat features ....
|FORD EXCEEDS UAW JOB COMMITMENT WITH 14,000-PLUS HOURLY JOBS CREATED SINCE 2011, ADDS 1,200 JOBS TO SUPPORT TRANSIT VAN◾Already Ford has met its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the United States by 2015 as part of the 2011 UAW contract talks; total new job creation to date exceeds 14,000|
◾Kansas City Assembly Plant adds 1,200 jobs to support growing demand for the all-new Ford Transit family of commercial vehicles; jobs are in addition to the 2,800 jobs added in 2012 and 2013
◾Transit posted its third consecutive month of U.S. sales growth in August, with nearly 1,100 sold; first major Transit fleet sal....
|FORD GEARS UP TO CELEBRATE PRODUCTION OF 5-MILLIONTH F-SERIES SUPER DUTY◾5-millionth Ford F-Series Super Duty will roll off the assembly line at Kentucky Truck Plant in October, marking a major milestone for the best-selling heavy-duty pickup truck and chassis lineup|
◾Ford-designed, Ford-built second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel delivers best-in-class 440 horsepower and best-in-class standard diesel torque of 860 lb.-ft.; F-450 pickup boasts best-in-class towing of 31,200 pounds
◾Super Duty is the No. 1 heavy-duty pickup truck, with a market ....
|CHRYSLER GROUP LLC GOES BIG AT THE STATE FAIR OF TEXASCompany Brings Latest Models, Award-winning Vehicles and Thrilling Interactive Experiences to the State Fair of Texas|
◾Displays showcase all-new vehicles and exhibits, including 2015 Jeep® Renegade, 2015 Dodge Charger, 2015 Challenger Hellcat, 2015 Chrysler 200, award-winning Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Fiat 500 1957 Edition
◾Dodge and Ram exhibits feature vehicle simulators using actual 2015 Dodge Charger and Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
◾Chrysler and Jeep brand displays offer custom family photo wind....
|2015 FIAT 500E ARRIVES IN OREGON◾2015 Fiat 500e models are now available at studios in California and Oregon |
◾Fiat 500e lease available for $199 a month for 36 months with $999 due at signing
◾Fiat 500e recently named 'Top Electric Vehicle' at the Northwest Automotive Press Association's annual Drive Revolution event
◾2015 Fiat 500e features two new exterior colors and a redesigned center console
◾All-electric Fiat 500e delivers a best-in-class 108 highway MPGe rating and class-leading 87 miles of combined city/highway....
|PORSCHE'S 914 HONORED AT 20TH AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCEThe 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will honor the first mid-engine production Porsche, the 914 in all its variants. |
At first some Porsche purists lamented the Porsche 914's seemingly humble origins. They whispered the 'V-Word' . . . Volkswagen. The reality was that the 914 is a blood descendant of the seminal Gmund Porsche, the first car to wear the family name and the crest, a pure sports car designed around a Volkswagen-sourced air-cooled flat-four and a mid-engine con....