Chevrolet constructed the Indy Concept in 1985 and showed it at the 1986 Detroit Auto Show. The inoperative show car was powered by a mid-engined twin-turbo 2.6 liter V8 engine designed by Lotus Engineering. Two additional fully road worthy prototypes followed. The Corvette Indy concept was created to showcase Chevrolet's advanced automotive technology and featured 4-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering, rear view camera with in-dash view screen and drive by wire system. The concept was expected to reach a top speed of 180 mph.
In 1955, perhaps the most unlikely of drivers would survive the attrition and the beckoning Monaco harbor to claim his only victory in Formula One. Some three years later, and more unlikely than ever to even win a second race at any circuit, the same Frenchman would steal the crown jewel to become just the second man in Formula One history to earn two or more victories on the streets of the principality.
Maurice Trintignant's victory in the chaotic and drama-filled 1955 Monaco Grand Prix was...[Read more...]
Porsche dealers sell 3,327 vehicles in AugustAtlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, today announced August 2013 sales of 3,327 vehicles, an increase of 10 percent over the same month last year and a record August in the history of PCNA. For the year, Porsche has sold 28,456 cars in the U.S., a 28 percent increase over last year's sales (...[Read more...]
• Salon Privé 2013: from Wednesday to Friday the 4th to 6th September Syon Park, London, 10 June 2013 – Salon Privé confirms Dutch super car manufacturer Vencer will reveal the Sarthe to the UK for the first time in the stunning grounds of Syon House.
Vencer was established in 2012 by Robert Cobben and is based in Vriezenveen. The first Vencer is the Sarthe, which had its world premiere in Monaco in April and Salon Privé is delighted to host it's UK reveal.
The Sarthe i...[Read more...]
Diverse Offerings Hammer Sold Amongst Record Crowd in Chicagoland
Record crowds gathered for the 15th Annual Mecum Fall Premier, held Oct. 25-27 at the scenic Pheasant Run Resort in beautiful St. Charles, Ill. Chicagoland's only collector car auction, the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier presented a varied slate of 963 vehicles for sale over three big days, selling 577 for a 60 percent sell-through rate and total sales surpassing $12 Million.
True to Mecum's reputation for offering somethi...[Read more...]
The first race held on the island of Sicily that included an automobile would take place between the car, a bicycle and a horse. Although the gentleman on the bicycle would drop out rather early due to leg cramps constantly going up and down on the mountainous roads, the battle between the de Dion motor tricycle and the horse would be an intriguing one. In the end, the same principles that played out in that first race would come into play many years later when the island hosted the 1961 Targa F...[Read more...]