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|Amelia Island Concours PreviewThe events happening prior to the Amelia Island Concours included The Porsche Driving Experience, Passport Transport Eight Flags Road Tour, Hasselblad Automotive Photography Exhibit, Test Drives, Auctions, and so much more. As the show cars, exhibitions, and enthusiasts descending upon the Amelia Island area, a plethora of automotive art can be found everywhere. Here is but a few of those sights. Enjoy the preview.....|
|AUDI IN MOTORSPORT 2014• A year full of challenges|
FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), DTM, GT racing: The motorsport commitment of AUDI AG in the 2014 season again rests on three pillars - and in all three segments the brand with the four rings is facing special challenges.
In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at Le Mans, the season's pinnacle event, Audi will not only be meeting with Porsche as a new, strong opponent from the Volkswagen Group. The season also marks the beginning of a ne....
|Magic moments: 120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport: history at the Retro Classics show from 13 to 16 March 2014•Mercedes-Benz Classic presents highlights in the history of the DTM in hall 7 at the show in Stuttgart|
•Strong presence by the company and the brand clubs at southern Germany's leading show for automotive classics
•Fascinating dialogue between competition models and the top-of-the-line C-Class models from Mercedes-AMG
120 years of motor sport history at Mercedes-Benz also stand for twelve decades in a culture of ongoing innovation for series production cars which is fuelled by strong impul....
|AND NOW THERE ARE THREE...At a press conference hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show at the Geneva International Motor Show, the top three finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards were announced today.|
The overall winners in all categories will be declared at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
World Car of the Year
From an initial entry lis....
|PORSCHE REPORTS RECORD FEBRUARY SALESAtlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of Porsche Boxster, Cayman and 911 sports cars, Panamera four-door sports sedans, and Cayenne SUVs, today announced February 2014 sales of 3,232 vehicles, an increase of 15 percent compared to the same period last year and making it the best February on record for Porsche in the U.S. Year-to-date sales total 6,328 units, three percent more than in the first two months of 2013.|
While the Cayenne mo....
|VOLKSWAGEN GROUP INVESTS MORE THAN EVER BEFORE IN ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTSMore than €10 billion for research and development for the first time|
• EU new vehicle fleet better than target, at about 128 grams CO2 / km
• Already 54 model variants below 100 grams CO2 / km
• Chairman of the Board of Management Prof. Dr. Winterkorn: 'We have the world's largest low-CO2 fleet.'
Wolfsburg/Geneva, March 3, 2014 – The Volkswagen Group is investing more than ever before in eco-friendly vehicles. Last year, Group research and development expenditure rose by 15 percent....
|Headliners Abound At Mecum's Houston AuctionApril 10-12 Collector Car Auction Set to Feature Several Vintage Greats|
Walworth, WI - February 24, 2014 -- Mecum Auctions will amass a 1,000-car offering encompassing coveted collector cars from all genres at Houston's Reliant Center this April 10-12. With outstanding headliners ranging from American and European racers, to Pre-War Classics and Corvettes, Mecum's third annual event is certain to be more than memorable.
The Houston event will make its way into nearly 80 milli....
|PORSCHE EXTENDS MATTHIAS MÜLLER'S CONTRACT BY FIVE YEARSStuttgart/Atlanta. In its meeting today, Friday 28 February 2014, the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, reappointed the Chairman of the Executive Board, Matthias Müller, for further five years. Matthias Müller has been Chairman of the sports car manufacturer since 1 October 2010. His new term of office will commence on 1 January 2015.|
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, thanked Matthias Müller, saying, 'under his leadership, the comp....
|2104 Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance to Highlight Automotive Innovation• Featured Marques are Tucker '48 and Cord|
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – February 26, 2014 - The 22nd annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance will celebrate automotive innovation by showcasing the convergence of engineering, ingenuity, art and craftsmanship, according to Chairman Peter Kunoth. The event will be held at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Sunday September 14.
The Concours will have 20 classes, with Tucker and Cord as the featured Mar....
|Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction PreviewGooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, will hold its annual Amelia Island Auction on Friday, March 7 on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. |
David Gooding, President and founder: 'Originality was the driving force behind our Amelia Island Auction. As always, our specialists have a keen eye for effective preservation of blue chip category cars. Many of the outstanding examples we selected for this sale are excellent ....
|PERFORMANCE TRACTION HELPS CAMARO Z/28 SOAR ON TRACK• Algorithm helps maintain momentum for faster lap times|
DETROIT – Engineers call it 'flying car' logic. On the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the Performance Traction Management system delivers faster lap times on an undulating race track by helping maintain the car's full power and momentum even if the tires briefly lose contact with the ground, in certain track conditions.
Created for track use only, the 'flying car' logic woven into the Z/28's standard PTM system integrates ....
|VOLKSWAGEN GROUP SEEKS TO ACQUIRE ALL SHARES OF SCANIA◾Decision to offer Scania shareholders SEK 200 (approximately €22.26) per share|
◾Winterkorn: 'Sweden, Scania, and their employees, will play a central and strategic role in the integrated commercial vehicles group'
◾On average at least €650 million operating profit expected per year in additional potential long-term synergies
Wolfsburg, February 21, 2014 – Volkswagen Group today resolved to make a voluntary tender offer of SEK 200 (approx. €22.26) per share to the shareholders of Sca....
|VOLKSWAGEN REPORTS SUCCESSFUL FISCAL YEAR 2013Volkswagen reports successful fiscal year 2013|
◾Operating profit rises to EUR 11.7 billion (EUR 11.5 billion)
◾Net liquidity in Automotive Division at EUR 16.9 billion (EUR 10.6 billion)
◾Dividend to increase to EUR 4.00 per ordinary share (EUR 3.50) and EUR 4.06 per preferred share (EUR 3.56)
Wolfsburg, February 21, 2014 - Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft announced its key financial data for fiscal year 2013 in an ad hoc release published today. With sales revenue of EUR 197.0 billio....
|SRT MOTORSPORTS SEBRING WINTER TEST REPORT• No. 93 SRT Viper GTS-R Records Third-Fastest Overall Lap in GTLM|
February 21, 2014, Sebring, Fla. - The SRT ® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports No. 93 SRT Viper GTS-R recorded the third-fastest overall GTLM-class lap time of 2:00.496 (111.738 mph) during two days of testing at Sebring International Raceway that concluded on Friday in preparation for the upcoming 12 Hours of Sebring, March 12 – 15.
SRT Motorsports drivers Jonathan Bomarito and Marc Goossens parti....
|PORSCHE NORTH AMERICA LEADS OPENING GTLM TESTING AT SEBRING◾Porsche 1-2, Top Eight Cars Separated By Less Than One Second|
◾Cameron Fastest in GTD in Turner Motorsport BMW Z4
SEBRING, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2014) – Porsche North America carried momentum from its GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona to Sebring International Raceway on Thursday, posting the two fastest times on the opening day of a two-day TUDOR United SportsCar Championship test.
Joerg Bergmeister ran the fastest lap of the day in the morning ses....