|RM Auctions in Association with Sotheby's Lifts Gavel on Bespoke American Motor Cars in New York City|
|• RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby's, announces latest highlights for its exclusive 'Art of the Automobile' event, November 21, in New York City
• Celebrating the motor car and its place in the history of design, the highly anticipated collector car auction features elite group of more than 25 investment-quality automobiles
• Latest offerings shine spotlight on custom American automotive design, from a streamlined Classic Era roadster through to a flamboyant 1950s dream car
• Frequ...[Read more...]|
|FORD FUND ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION WILLIAM CLAY FORD AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP|
|◾Scholarship commemorates the design legacy of William Clay Ford, former chairman of Ford Motor Company's design committee
◾Ford Fund commits $50,000 per year during the next 20 years, giving five automotive design students each $10,000 per year
◾Mr. Ford oversaw design of the iconic Lincoln Continental Mark II, considered by many one of the greatest cars ever built
Ford Motor Company Fund will award $1 million in automotive design scholarships during the next 20 years to commemorate the la...[Read more...]|
|The Fox Body Mustang: A Return To Form|
|'Thou shall never do a slantback front end.' That was the commandment from Gene Bordinat, Ford's vice president of design, 'Henry Ford II only wants vertical front ends, and he'll show us the door if we ever try anything like it.'
This mantra hung over the early development of the third-generation of Ford's wildly successful Mustang. In 1975 Ford designers began the job of redesigning the iconic pony car for the coming 1980s. The car and country had been through a roller coaster 20-year perio...[Read more...]|
|63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Names 1934 Packard 'Best of Show'|
|The competition showcased 248 cars, including 48 from abroad
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 18, 2013) -- A 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey, was named Best of Show at the 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, held Sunday on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at Pebble Beach Resorts. The event showcased 248 cars from 36 states and 12 countries and raised $1,277,007 for charity.
'This Pack...[Read more...]|
|GREG BIFFLE GIVES FORD MOTOR COMPANY 1,000TH NASCAR VICTORY AFTER WINNING AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY|
| ||◾Ford Motor Company has won 1,000 NASCAR races in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series combined.
◾Jim Roper won the very first NASCAR-sanctioned stock car race in a Lincoln when he was deemed the winner at Charlotte on June 19, 1949.
◾Ford Motor Company has won 20 manufacturer titles and 13 driver championships in NASCAR's top three series.
DEARBORN, MI, (June 16, 2013) – Henry Ford's win over Alexander Winton on Oct. 10, 1901 in what proved to be his only race a...[Read more...]|
|Edsel Ford's Speedster Stars at 'The Amelia'|
|Edsel Ford's 'continental car', a custom boattail speedster, will take its rightful place in the Sports Car Class of the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. In the shape of Edsel's seminal speedster is the genesis of Ford's legendary design department.
Edsel Ford was hardly 'a chip off the old block'. The acorn fell well away from the mighty oak that was Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. Edsel was not just the President of Ford, he was a car guy to his core. His ta...[Read more...]|