Nissan Motor Company And Race Driver Keiko Ihara Sign Partnership Agreement To Promote Zero Emission Mobility
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All-New 2014 Fiat 500L Expands The Fiat Brand'S Product Lineup And Its Commitment To Innovative And Value-Loaded Cars
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MILLE MIGLIA 2013: JD CLASSICS SUPPORTS FIVE JAGUAR HERITAGE RACING ENTRIES OVER 5000 TROUBLE-FREE MILES
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BMW CONCEPT NINETY Cernobbio. 90 years of BMW Motorrad, 90 years of two-wheeled history – hardly another motorcycle manufacturer can boast such a longstanding and successful heritage as BMW. The BMW R 90 S likewise has cause to celebrate: the BMW Motorrad design icon turns 40 this year. As a tribute to both these anniversaries, the BMW Group is presenting a very special model at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013: the BMW Concept Ninety. In partnership with the custom bike company Roland Sands Design, the B...[Read more...] Chrysler Group Named Among 'Top 50 Companies Creating Opportunities For Multicultural Businesses' ◾Company selected in online election involving more than 1.3 million diversity business owners ◾'Election' was conducted by DiversityBusiness.com, 'the nation's leading multicultural B2B online website' ◾Since 1983, Chrysler Group has purchased more than $47 billion from minority-owned suppliers May 23, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC has been named to DiversityBusiness.com's 13th annual list of the 50 best companies providing opportunities for multicultural businesse...[Read more...] Nissan Motor Company And Race Driver Keiko Ihara Sign Partnership Agreement To Promote Zero Emission Mobility ◾Nissan will sponsor Ihara, who races in the LMP2 class of the World Endurance Championships (WEC), and her Gulf Racing racecar that features a Lola chassis and Nissan engine ◾Ihara will act as an ambassador of zero emission mobility for Nissan YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., and Keiko Ihara, currently the only Japanese female driver competing in the World Endurance Championships (WEC) - the highest form of sports-car endurance racing in the world - have signed a partner...[Read more...] All-New 2014 Fiat 500L Expands The Fiat Brand'S Product Lineup And Its Commitment To Innovative And Value-Loaded Cars ◾All-new 2014 Fiat 500L arrives to FIAT studios this June with a starting price of $19,100 and four value-loaded models ◾No-charge Premier Package on 500L Easy, Trekking and Lounge models ◾All-new Fiat 500L expands the appeal of the iconic 500, while adding two more doors, accommodations for five passengers, best-in-class interior volume (120.1 cu. ft.) and advanced European technology May 24, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Expanding on the style, efficiency and driving enjoyment that ...[Read more...] MILLE MIGLIA 2013: JD CLASSICS SUPPORTS FIVE JAGUAR HERITAGE RACING ENTRIES OVER 5000 TROUBLE-FREE MILES •JD Classics prepares and supports Jaguar Heritage Racing in 2013 Mille Miglia •Famous Driver/Navigator line-up from motor racing, fashion, film and sport •Five 'works' and four JD Classics entries reach the finish line without fault Maldon, Essex: The JD Classics supported Jaguar Heritage Racing team has successfully completed the 2013 Mille Miglia. An all-star driver/navigator line-up from motor racing, fashion, film and sport each covered 1000 miles in three days of magnificent ...[Read more...] Audi begins program to match U.S. military Veterans with dealership service openings • The 'Veterans to Technicians Program' will create pathways for skilled former military technicians to become Audi-certified employees • Demand for Audi Dealership technicians is expected to soar 112% by 2020 as the brand continues U.S. market growth • The program was developed with CALIBRE Systems, Inc. to support Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran/military transition initiatives. Audi of America is launching a new program aimed at attracting skilled former ...[Read more...] ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS FROM 40 COUNTRIES ARE COMING TOGETHER IN DRESDEN FOR EUROBRAKE 2013 Engineers and scientists from 40 countries are coming together in Dresden for the world's largest conference on braking technology: EuroBrake 2013 EuroBrake, the world's number one technical conference and exhibition devoted to braking technology will return to Dresden, Germany from 17-19 June 2013. Following the success of the first conference, which attracted almost 700 participants from 37 countries, EuroBrake is back with an expanded programme, larger exhibition and the same laser-...[Read more...] VF Commodore, WN Caprice Gain Five Star Safety Holden's highly-anticipated VF Commodore and WN Caprice range has been awarded a maximum five star ANCAP safety rating just weeks before it officially arrives in Australian showrooms. The five star rating applies to every new Commodore sedan, Sportwagon and Ute and long wheel base Caprice variant. From the entry level Evoke sedan to the flagship Caprice V, every VF and WN variant is comprehensively equipped with advanced safety technology features including Auto Park Assist, rear view came...[Read more...] 100 YEARS ON AND VAUXHALL'S 30-98 IS STILL KING OF THE HILL Largest gathering of 30-98s in recent years recreates Higginson's hillclimb success Luton/Waddington Fell – One hundred years to the day after Joseph Higginson achieved fastest time of the day at Waddngton Fell Hillclimb in the first Vauxhall 30-98, 33 surviving models – around 20 per cent of the cars left in the world – charged up the same hill to celebrate the 1913 event that marked the debut of the world's greatest sporting car. Organised by the 30-98 Register and Lancashire Auto...[Read more...] 10th Annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance Announces 50 Years of Mustangs Will be on Display • Classic cars, muscle cars, vintage motorcycles and helicopters are among the featured exhibits
LEXINGTON, KY – In celebrating its 10th year, the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance will honor one of America's most popular cars, the Ford Mustang, on Saturday, July 20. This year more than 130 collector cars and motorcycles will be on display, competing for honors in 19 judged classes. Working in conjunction with the Bluegrass Mustang Club, the Concours' organizers are expecting 1,000...[Read more...]
The 2012 edition of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion featured a field of over 550 historic race cars divided into 17 race groups. This year's feature celebrated Historic Stock Cars and the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra. The Shelby Cobra In honor of the anniversary and the late Carroll Shelby, a group of 45 Shelby Cobras that once competed in the 1960s raced around Mazda Raceway's Laguna Seca 11-turn track. The tribute race was to honor the Cobra's originator Carroll Shelby, who had planned on attending the event, but, sadly, died in May of this year at the age of 89. The wave of the green flag was performed by celebrity starter Edsel Ford II. When the checkered flag dropped signaling the end of the race, it was Jim Click in his 1964 Cobra 289 in the lead followed by Lorne Leibel and James Farley in their 289 Cobras. After the race, Jim Click said 'I knew Carroll Shelby; he did so much for racing and for Ford, so it is an honor for me to have won this race for Mr. Shelby. This is the biggest win of my life.' Click started third on the grid, but the second-place car broke down, leaving a 1964 Cobra 289 for the lead. 'I was chasing car #81 (also a 1964 Cobra 289) for the lead, and I knew I was faster going through the turns; he is a really good driver, but he finally made a bit of a mistake exiting a corner, so I was there to take advantage,' said Click. Along with the celebration on the track, hundreds of Shelby Cobras were on display in the paddock, surrounding corrals, and even in the museum-quality Heritage Display. Inside the Heritage Display as Cobra serial number CSX20001, the very first production built, among its 12 historically Cobras that helped map the heritage of the iconic marque.
The 1936 Duesenberg SJN (Supercharged) and the 1968 Ford GT40 '#1075' won the Best In Show honors on Sunday, March 10, at the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, which attracted approximately 25,000 spectators throughout the weekend. 'The Amelia is more than just an event. It's a celebration of the past, present and future of automobiles,' said Warner. 'We gathered the very best in classic cars, racing history and automotive superstars together for the 2013 Concours and I don't know how we'll repeat it in 2014. Then again, I'm sure we'll think of something.' The 1936 Duesenberg SJN (Supercharged), owned by Helen and Jack Nethercutt of the Nethercutt Collection, took home the prestigious Concours d'Elegance award, heralded as one of the most sought-after trophies in classic car pageantry. This beautifully sculpted, apple green, SJ straight-eight engine has a 420 cubic-inch engine displacement and with its Duesenberg-designed supercharger, unleashes 320 horsepower. The sporty, Rollston convertible coupe was one of the most powerful open cars of the 1930s and could race from zero to 100 mph in a mere 17 seconds, an impressive feat for the era.
PASSION, DETERMINATION AND PREPARATION PAY DIVIDENDS The 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona put on a tremendous finale, maintaining tension right up to the last. Pre-race favourites in the Daytona Prototype class, Chip Ganassi Racing's #01 BMW/Riley, took the chequered flag as the Rolex timing hit the 24-hour mark. The script may appear pre-written, but such was the nature of the contest that Juan Pablo Montoya, driving the final stint, did not have an impregnable lead until the last five minutes, when he passed the #10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP on lap 706. In the GT class, the #24 Audi R8, of Audi Sport Customer Racing AJR, took the honours, and the GX class win went to the #16 Porsche Cayman of Napleton Racing. The #01 drivers, Americans Scott Pruett and Charlie Kimball, along with team-mates Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya and Mexican Memo Rojas, were jubilant. Pruett's fifth overall win in the Rolex 24 At Daytona puts him alongside Hurley Haywood in the record book. Haywood was one of the first to congratulate Pruett, who was predictably emotional: 'It's just an incredible day all the way around, winning with these guys, and then at the end of it to have Hurley there was a very special thing.'