|STIRLING MOSS' LE MANS COUPE HEADLINES AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE MASERATI CENTENARY|
|In celebration of Maserati's 100th anniversary, the unique and rarely seen Maserati 450S Le Mans 'Costin Coupe' will be the competition centerpiece at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
Created as a secret weapon to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1957, the 450S's exterior design and brutish exhaust note made it the star of the French race 57 years ago. Maserati mechanics referred to it as 'Il Monstro,' Italian for 'the monster.'
Stirling Moss was assigned to race the V-8-...[Read more...]|
|Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours D'Elegance To Showcase World-Class Collections|
| ||HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The 2013 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance will include major international names in automotive collecting and racing when the event returns for its 12th annual celebration Oct. 25 – Nov. 3. Among those names are renowned collectors Sam and Emily Mann and Jim Schmidt, selected, respectively, as this year's Pinnacle and Honored Collectors. Mann and Schmidt, along with their award-winning collections, will be featured in this year's Motor...[Read more...]|
|BUICK TURNS 110: M18 HELLCAT REMEMBERED ON V-E DAY|
|'Hot rod of World War II' a key piece of 'Arsenal of Democracy'
DETROIT – Buick production lines have been rolling for 110 consecutive years but for a short period during World War II, the vehicles produced looked decidedly different. In February of 1942, the last civilian car left a Buick facility before full attention was placed on engineering and producing aircraft engines, ammunition and the M18 tank destroyer, better known as the Hellcat.
The M18 originated in the design studio...[Read more...]|
|Prince Heinrich Benz Racers Reunited at 'The Amelia'|
|In the early 1900's, at the dawn of the automotive motorsport age, one of the most significant race venues was the Prinz Heinrich Tour, named after Prince Albert Wilhelm Heinrich of Prussia, automotive enthusiast and brother of German Emperor Wilhelm II.
In 1907, the German Imperial Automobile Club organized the first annual Prinz Heinrich Tour which is often seen as a precursor to the German Grand Prix. Among the races' most notable winners were Fritz Erle who won the 1908 race in a 50 h...[Read more...]|
|CADILLAC CONCEPT CARS STAR at AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE|
|There are limited production cars, there are rare cars and there are concept cars that never find their way to the showroom. A fleet of Cadillac's rare and mythic Motorama and Detroit Auto Show Concept Cars will take to the field at the 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on Sunday March 10, 2013.
Created under the supervision of GM's legendary styling chief, Harley Earl, the Cadillac Concept cars of the 'Fifties were created as the stars of GM's Motorama shows. All are blood anc...[Read more...]|