|MECUM IN HOUSTON APRIL 9-11 WITH 1,000 COLLECTOR CARS AT AUCTION|
|• Three Featured Collections Including 45 Cars from Houston's Charlie Thomas|
WALWORTH, Wis. – March 12, 2015 – Following the historic sale of the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype for $7 million in 2014, Mecum Auctions returns to Houston's NRG Park April 9-11 with 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more set to cross the auction block.
The auction will feature three private collections including 45 cars offered by Houston's Charlie Thomas, the...[Read more...]
|THE STEERING WHEEL OF THE PORSCHE 919 HYBRID – A MULTIFUNCTIONAL CONTROL CENTER|
|FIA World Endurance Championship, LMP1 Technology
Stuttgart. Setting the direction is the most trivial task of the steering wheel in the Porsche 919 Hybrid. The drivers of the Class 1 Le Mans prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship have a computer in their hands. They operate 24 buttons and switches on the front as well as six paddles on the reverse side to control the most complex racing car built by Porsche to date.
Although it is called a steering wheel, it is n...[Read more...]|
|. AUDI A3, A3 SPORTBACK, A3 SPORTBACK G-TRON, A3 SEDAN AND A3 CABRIOLET|
| ||Audi demonstrates its technical competence in all aspects of carmaking with the Audi A3. Lightweight construction technology helps the premium compact car to a groundbreakingly low weight. The A3 1.4 TFSI has a curb weight of just 1,175 kilograms (2,590.43 lb) – the benchmark figure for its class. Its curb weight fell by up to 80 kilograms (176.37 lb). In the body, the primary factors for this weight reduction are the hot-shaped steels in the occupant cell and the aluminum bolt-on parts (engine ...[Read more...]|
|Crowd Shakers And History Makers At Mecum's Chicago Auction Oct. 10-12|
|• Hemi Under Glass Collection and Harley J. Earl Corvette Part of 1,000-Car Lineup|
Walworth, WI - September 16, 2013 -- Mecum Auctions is taking the gavel to Chicagoland this Oct. 10-12 with 1,000 vehicles expected to cross the block at the breathtaking Schaumburg Convention Center. The lineup is already fraught with headline-worthy consignments including the most famous wheel-standers in drag racing history– the Hurst Hemi Under Glass Collection – as well as the one-of-a-kind,...[Read more...]
|1991 24 Hours of Le Mans: Facing the Giants|
|It had been more than thirty years but the Silver Arrows would compete, and win, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jaguar would also earn its first victory in more than thirty years when it took the overall honors in 1988. And then there was Porsche, the most dominant mark in Le Mans history. But each of these three manufacturers shared something in common. Even with the victories by Ford during the 1960s there was something very interesting about the list of victors in the 24 French enduro—none of them ...[Read more...]|