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  • 1955 Formula One Season: Scuderia Arzani-Volpini 1955 Formula One Season: Scuderia Arzani-Volpini

    There is a saying 'out with the old and in with the new', but what if the old could be turned into something new? This experiment would make its presence known during the 1955 Formula One season and would be forever known as Scuderia Arzani-Volpini.

    The beginnings of Scuderia Arzani-Volpini actually start, not at the beginnings of the 1955 Formula One season, but back before the Formula 2 era in the World Championship. The first couple of years of the new Formula One World Championship would be dominated by the aged man of war the Alfa Romeo 158/159 Alfetta. Originally designed before the Second World War, the car would survive the war and would literally have no equal in those immediate post-war years. However, there were other manufacturers trying to develop their own single-seater grand prix cars capable of taking the fight to the Alfas. One of the most prominent challengers throughout the late-1940s would be the Maserati 4CL and 4CLT chassis.
  • 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans: Bewildered Bruce 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans: Bewildered Bruce

    The look on Bruce McLaren's face as he climbed from his GT40 would be one of stark contrast to the rest of those with the Ford team. It was clear who the winner was, and yet, confusing as well. In the midst of one of the most demonstrative and authoritative victories in Le Mans history, McLaren and his co-driver Chris Amon would find themselves the beneficiaries of a saga that upset the team management at Ford as much as Ferrari's presence.

    It was an all-out effort. Tremendous amounts of capital would be thrown into Ford's racing program. In 1963, a deal was on the table and all parties involved had come to an agreement. The production cars would be known as Ford-Ferraris while the racing side of Ferrari's efforts would be known as Ferrari-Fords.
  • 1967 Can-Am Road America: The Beginning of the 'Bruce and Denny Show' 1967 Can-Am Road America: The Beginning of the 'Bruce and Denny Show'

    While Formula One will be forever considered the pinnacle of motorsport, from a period between 1966 and 1986 there existed a series that would likely be the closest to 'anything goes' as any motor racing series could truly get. Based upon the FIA Group 7 cars but allowed to showcase unlimited engine sizes and unfettered aerodynamics, the Can-Am cars would have to be considered the pinnacle of motorsport technology and power of their era. And for more than a couple of years there would be one team that would utterly dominate the proceedings so much so that the whole of the series would simply become known as 'The Bruce and Denny Show'. And, at Road America in 1967, the show would air for the first time.
  • 2013 CT 200h Premium Hybrid Compact Is Efficient and Exhilarating 2013 CT 200h Premium Hybrid Compact Is Efficient and Exhilarating

    Lexus continues to dominate the luxury hybrid market wîth the ever-popular CT 200h. The CT demonstrates the brand's commitment to unparalled quality, sophistication and technology in a fun-to-drive package. The CT moves into the 2013 model year wîth minimal changes.

    The CT 200h's size, packaging, full hybrid technology and ultra-low emissions perfectly meet the requirements of a young, highly discerning, environmentally conscientious customer. Yet it offers no compromise on the refinement and driving pleasure which hallmark the progressive luxury inherent in every Lexus.
  • Concorso Italiano Concorso Italiano

    The 27th Edition of Concorso Italiano, as in years past, brought the best of Italy to the spacious greenery of the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, California. This year's feature attraction was the Cars of Bertone in honor of their 100th anniversary. The event also celebrated the 55th anniversary of the Fiat 500.

    Concorso Italian showcases the passion of many enthusiasts for the Italian built automobile. They recognize them as Sculptures in Motion and engineering marvels. From the exotic to the utilitarian, the cars of Italy are always well represented. Senses are overwhelmed walking from row-to-row of exotic Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Ferraris. Italy certainly produced some of the finest, exotic, and sportiest automobiles.
  • Fiat Panda 4x4 debuts in world preview at the Paris Motor Show Fiat Panda 4x4 debuts in world preview at the Paris Motor Show

    The new Fiat Panda 4x4 - the only A Segmènt four-wheel drive model - will be making its debut at the forthcoming international Paris Motor Show.

    The successor to a bestseller which first appeared almost 30 years ago, today's third-generation four-wheel drive Panda is a perfect interpretation of the spirit of the times, proving itself able to unite consolidated off-road capabilities wîth a refined design and compact, efficient architecture. The Panda 4x4 is the superlative expression of the model's great versatility, a genuine 'Super Panda', ready to tackle mountain mule tracks and the urban jungle wîth the same cool.
  • McLaren M8D McLaren M8D

    At a moment when the distraught Bruce McLaren Company needed hope for the future, a reason to carry on, the company would find that its hope for moving forward would turn out to come in the form in the form of the very car that had taken the life of the company's founder.

    On a late Tuesday morning in early June, Bruce McLaren would climb inside of his newest Can-Am racer. Nicknamed the 'Batmobile', McLaren would strap himself inside of the new car and would set off around the 2.39 mile Goodwood circuit beginning early shakedown tests of the car.

    All would be going well throughout the first hour and a half. He had been testing the new car getting more and more comfortable inside of it. His pace continued to creep up and up until he was seen powering his way down the main straight at speeds of around 170 mph. All of a sudden, the rear bodywork would lift up off the car causing there to be a lack of downforce at the rear of the car. At that point, the car would turn sideways and would slide off the circuit at a high rate of speed.
  • Paul Planette Coachcraft Mercury Roadster Paul Planette Coachcraft Mercury Roadster

    This car is the first vehicle custom built by Coachcraft. Commissioned by Hollywood socialite Paul Planette, the car was built in late 1939 and early 1940. Planette was a ladies' man and active 'player' on the Hollywood social scene. In a time when actors such as Clark Gable had special cars built to their own specifications, Planette followed suit by commissioning Coachcraft, the craftsman behind many of the Packard-Darrin vehicles, to build this custom Mercury-powered roadster.
  • 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans: Bewildered Bruce  1966 24 Hours of Le Mans: Bewildered Bruce

    The look on Bruce McLaren's face as he climbed from his GT40 would be one of stark contrast to the rest of those with the Ford team. It was clear who the winner was, and yet, confusing as well. In the midst of one of the most demonstrative and authoritative victories in Le Mans history, McLaren and
  • Maserati Mistral Maserati Mistral

    Maserati commissioned Pietro Frua to design a sleek two-seat hatchback coupe as a successor to the legendary 3500GT. This was the first of the 'wind Maseratis' and the last of the straight sixes. The Mistral was first shown to the press at the Salone dell'automobile di Torin in November of 1963. It was powered by a 3485cc unit from the 3500GT, with the Lucas fuel injection and ZF five-speed. The suspension was similar o the 3500GT and rode on an eight-inch shorter wheelbase. A short time later, a two-seat Spyder version became available and the engine was enlarged to 3,694 and finally 4,014cc.

    Total production through 1970 comprised 830 coupes and 120 spyders.
  • 1967 Can-Am Road America: The Beginning of the 'Bruce and Denny Show'  1967 Can-Am Road America: The Beginning of the 'Bruce and Denny Show'

    While Formula One will be forever considered the pinnacle of motorsport, from a period between 1966 and 1986 there existed a series that would likely be the closest to 'anything goes' as any motor racing series could truly get. Based upon the FIA Group 7 cars but allowed to showcase unlimited engine
  • Which Team Will Bring the Nissan GT-R its Second Win of the Season?  Which Team Will Bring the Nissan GT-R its Second Win of the Season?

    The sixth round of the 2012 SUPER GT series will be held on September 8 and 9 at Fuji Speedway in Shizuoka Prefecture. SUPER GT generally sticks to only one race per year at tracks in Japan and elsewhere, but in recent years has made an exception in order to hold two races annually at Fuji, the mecc
  • Nissan Donates LEAF Vehicles, Charging Stations to MTSU  Nissan Donates LEAF Vehicles, Charging Stations to MTSU

    Nissan North America Inc. announced Tuesday it has donated two Nissan LEAF cars and three charging stations to Middle Tennessee State University to promote the use of electric-vehicle technology.

    MTSU officials said the Nissan LEAF cars will be added to the University's motor pool and the chargi
  • Chevrolet Racing Revs Up Breast Cancer Fight Chevrolet Racing Revs Up Breast Cancer Fight

    Chevrolet Racing will renew the brand's fight against breast cancer this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway where every lap run under the caution flag will lead to a $200 contribution by Chevrolet to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative.

    'For our 100th birthday in 2011, Chevrolet began its support of the American Cancer Society, and the generous response from our dealers, employees and customers told us we needed to help the Society fight for more birthdays,' said Don Johnson, vice president of Chevrolet Sales and Service. 'At Chevy, we believe everyday heroes can accomplish extraordinary things, and it is in this spirit that we work to achieve a world without breast cancer.'
  • Corvette Featured Marque at 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Corvette Featured Marque at 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    Chevrolet Corvette will be the featured marque next August at the 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, where historic race cars annually come to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track to relive the sights, sounds and smells of racing days gone by.

    Corvette's recognition in Monterey, Calif., will come during its 60th anniversary model year, and a large contingent of Corvette racers is expected representing each of the car's six generations in competition. Corvette also was the featured marque in 2002.
  • Road America announces 2013 event dates for The HAWK with Brian Redman  Road America announces 2013 event dates for The HAWK with Brian Redman

    Building on the success of this year's The HAWK with Brian Redman, officials from Road America announced today that one of the largest vintage racecar gatherings in the United States, featuring over 50 classes of cars racing in several groups will return on July 18-21, 2013. A mid-summer classic inc
  • smart times 2012 drew 1,594 smart fans from 27 countries to Belgium  smart times 2012 drew 1,594 smart fans from 27 countries to Belgium

    1,594 smart fans from 27 countries came to Antwerp for the world's largest gathering of the smart community – and set a new world record with the longest ever smart parade. On Saturday 1,114 vehicles drove through the streets of the Belgian city and the third largest European seaport watched by enth
  • Mercedes-Benz Classic at the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix  Mercedes-Benz Classic at the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix

    • Revival of the mountain race from the 1930s
    • Mercedes-Benz SSK and W 125 at the start
    • 92 bends, 14 hairpins, 15 kilometres and a 1300-metre altitude difference

    The Grossglockner mountain race was one of the most prestigious motor sports events of the 1930s. This year it will be revived w
  • Mercedes-Benz wins Best of Show title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance  Mercedes-Benz wins Best of Show title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

    • A Mercedes-Benz Saoutchik S Type receives the coveted award
    • Originally delivered in 1928
    • Seventh Best of Show title for Mercedes-Benz

    Stuttgart – A Mercedes-Benz Saoutchik S Type has won this year's Best of Show title at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car, whose 'torp
  • Powertrain Innovation Comes Standard on 2013 Regal  Powertrain Innovation Comes Standard on 2013 Regal

    The 2013 Buick Regal luxury sport sedan arrives at dealerships this fall with a standard advanced eAssist powertrain and 36 highway mpg. Two powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engines give Regal one of the most technologically advanced engine ranges in the brand's history.

    'With eAssist, Buick
  • Lighter, Faster, More Agile: the New 2013 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S Lighter, Faster, More Agile: the New 2013 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S

    The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 unites the performance and efficiency of the new, seventh-generation of the 911 Carrera wîth the dynamic benefits of the latest version of the active all-wheel-drive system PTM (Porsche Traction Management). The typical Porsche all-wheel-drive system wîth focused rear bias in this latest 911 version promises maximum vehicle dynamics on a wide variety of road surfaces and in all weather conditions. The new 911 Carrera 4 models deliver traction and dynamic performance to the fourth power.

    The new all-wheel-drive 911 is being launched in four versions – the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S, each as Coupé and Cabriolet. They sport the same traits as the rear-wheel drive versions: their lightweight body design, suspension, engines and gearboxes are identical, the only exception being modifications related to the all-wheel-drive. This means that despite a higher level of engine and driving performance, all four models consume significantly less fuel than the previous models; total savings for individual versions are as much as 16 per cent. In addition, the new 911 Carrera 4 is up to 143 lbs. (65 kg) lighter in weight when compared to the previous generation 911 Carrera C4.
  • 1959 United States Grand Prix: Many Firsts 1959 United States Grand Prix: Many Firsts

    The very moment that the New Zealand International Grand Prix Association crowned its own Bruce McLaren its first 'Driver to Europe' scholarship winner everyone noted that it would just be a matter of time before McLaren made his debut in Formula One. And when he made that debut in Formula One at the German Grand Prix in 1958, everyone would come away with a sense that it wouldn't be long before the talented Kiwi earned his first World Championship victory. Most believed it wouldn't be too long. Whether or not they believed it would come the following year or not would be something else entirely.

    McLaren had dealt with a serious and debilitating disease when just a young boy. It would cause him to be confined to a bed for a period of about two years. However, during that time McLaren would not be defeated by the disease. In fact, it would be during this time that he would develop his strong fortitude and drive to succeed. It would also be a time in his life that he would develop his wonderful sense of life and such an engaging personality, all aspects that would come to serve his racing career and racing enterprises well in the future.
  • 1962 Monaco Grand Prix: McLaren Carries the Cooper Flag back to the Top 1962 Monaco Grand Prix: McLaren Carries the Cooper Flag back to the Top

    By the beginning of the 1962 Formula One season Jack Brabham had left Cooper to form his own racing team. It seemed the glories days of the double World Championship were well and truly behind them. However, left in Brabham's stead would be a man very akin to the Australian in so many ways. And in Bruce McLaren, Cooper had a driver and competitor more than apt to help carry the team forward into the future.

    The first race of the 1962 season, the Grand Prix of the Netherlands, certainly didn't give much of an indication that Cooper was ready to reassume its place at the top. Bruce McLaren would find himself on a team that would boast of Tony Maggs and Jackie Lewis as his two teammates in the first race of the season.
  • 1968 Belgian Grand Prix: A First for McLaren 1968 Belgian Grand Prix: A First for McLaren

    McLaren and Formula One are truly synonymous. Over the course of its history, McLaren has completed 714 races and have garnered no less than 178 victories. But while McLaren and victory in Formula One are an almost certainty, the very first would be anything but a complete surprise.

    In December of 1959, Jack Brabham would be leading the way in his Cooper T51 with Bruce McLaren following along not all that far behind. The final lap of the United States Grand Prix held at Sebring, Florida has just gotten underway and it seemed as though Brabham would cruise to victory and to the World Championship title.
  • 1968-1969 McLaren M7A 1968-1969 McLaren M7A

    In 1966, at the famed Monaco Grand Prix the windows of the expensive downtown hotels and shops would be rattled an incredible cacophonous sound. Adorned in white with a small green stripe, Bruce McLaren's first effort in Formula One was certainly more sound than fury. However, when the team made the move to the more glaring bright orange, the team would trade in raucous noise for outright performance until it wouldn't be the sound but a flash of orange brilliance that would capture the attention of people around Formula One circuits the world over.

    That first effort at the Monaco Grand Prix in 1966 would be anything but a little embarrassing. The sound from its adapted Ford engine would be enough to split eardrums as the incredible sound echoed off the buildings of the tiny principality. However, even all of the noise from the engine could do little to straighten-out the car's teething problems and poor speed. In fact, Bruce himself would recognize that the only success the car seemed capable of achieving was by being the noisiest car circulating the Monaco circuit.
  • Cooper T60 Cooper T60

    Rounding the left-hander at Tabac for the final time and powering toward the line, Bruce McLaren held onto the slimmest of margins over Phil Hill in his Ferrari. Powering down the straight along the harbor, McLaren would manage to hold on to provide Cooper its first victory in more than a year. It had seemed like a long drought after the highly successful championship years of 1959 and 1960. But thanks to Bruce McLaren, the men at Cooper and to a new car, Cooper would make its way back to the top at Formula One's crown jewel race.

    Jack Brabham's effort to push his T51 across the line at Sebring after running out of fuel ensured that he would take the Drivers' World Championship title. Bruce McLaren's victory in the same race helped ensure that Cooper would take the manufacturer's title. The Cooper T51 would be the first since the days of the Silver Arrows to introduce mid-engined race cars to the elite levels of grand prix racing. And though it was not the first rear-engined grand prix car, the T51 would be so revolutionary to Formula One at the time that its effects would still be felt in all of racing even to this very day.
  • HW Motors: 1954 Formula One Season HW Motors: 1954 Formula One Season

    The world of Formula One is a constantly changing, evolving affair. One part of a season one team can dominate and then be dominated throughout the later-half. This would seem to be the case of HW Motors after the Formula 2 era of 1952 and 1953. However, by 1954, HW Motors wouldn't just suffer from being out-developed by the other manufacturers. In every respect, by 1954, HW Motors would be flat left behind.

    By the late-1940s, HW Motors was one of Britain's leading motor racing manufacturers. Starting out in sportscars, the Alta-powered sportscar would take victory in the Manx Cup in 1949 and 2nd at the Grand Prix de l'ACF held at Comminges that same year.

    In Formula 2, HWM would be a prominent player, and would remain so when the governing-body made the decision to switch from Formula One to Formula 2 regulations for 1952 and 1953.
  • Onofre Marimon: 1954 Formula One Season Onofre Marimon: 1954 Formula One Season

    Onofre Marimon seemed to have all of the necessary elements to be truly successful in Formula One. Mentored by Juan Manuel Fangio and close to all of the other Argentineans in the paddock, this easy-going Latin was a rising star heading into 1954. As a result of obvious talents and successes on the track, Marimon would have the means to field his own team. But like Marimon himself, his team's presence in Formula One would be short-lived.

    The coming of the 1954 season presented opportunities and pitfalls. The return of Formula One and its regulations allowing a maximum engine displacement of 2.5-liters meant a new line of grand prix cars would be rolling out of factories like Ferrari, Maserati and, soon, Mercedes-Benz. Given that the 2.5-liter displacement was the maximum there would also be a whole series of underpowered Formula 2 cars that would be still eligible to race, and in the right conditions, could still be competitive.
  • 1959 United States Grand Prix: Many Firsts  1959 United States Grand Prix: Many Firsts

    The very moment that the New Zealand International Grand Prix Association crowned its own Bruce McLaren its first 'Driver to Europe' scholarship winner everyone noted that it would just be a matter of time before McLaren made his debut in Formula One. And when he made that debut in Formula One at th
  • 1962 Monaco Grand Prix: McLaren Carries the Cooper Flag back to the Top  1962 Monaco Grand Prix: McLaren Carries the Cooper Flag back to the Top

    By the beginning of the 1962 Formula One season Jack Brabham had left Cooper to form his own racing team. It seemed the glories days of the double World Championship were well and truly behind them. However, left in Brabham's stead would be a man very akin to the Australian in so many ways. And in B
  • 1968 Belgian Grand Prix: A First for McLaren

    McLaren and Formula One are truly synonymous. Over the course of its history, McLaren has completed 714 races and have garnered no less than 178 victories. But while McLaren and victory in Formula One are an almost certainty, the very first would be anything but a complete surprise.

    In December o
  • 1968 Belgian Grand Prix: A First for McLaren  1968 Belgian Grand Prix: A First for McLaren

    McLaren and Formula One are truly synonymous. Over the course of its history, McLaren has completed 714 races and have garnered no less than 178 victories. But while McLaren and victory in Formula One are an almost certainty, the very first would be anything but a complete surprise.

    In December o
  • Exclusive Limited Edition Nissan Juke Exclusive Limited Edition Nissan Juke

    Two of today's best known urban brands have combined to create a unique limited edition model. Nissan is extending its relationship wîth London-based clubbing and electronic dance music authority Ministry of Sound in the form of an exciting new limited edition Juke. The bold Ministry of Sound badged newcomer will be available across Europe from September, wîth just 3,000 set for production.

    The Juke wîth Ministry of Sound can be specified wîth any engine and transmission in the current Juke range, and is offered wîth a number of special design and technology features that make it a unique and innovative addition to the line-up.
  • Ferrari Club Of America-Southwest Region Hosts International Meet In Palm Springs Ferrari Club Of America-Southwest Region Hosts International Meet In Palm Springs

    The Ferrari Club of America International Meet will return to Southern California for the first time since 2002, to be held from October 10th to 14th in the Palm Springs desert playground. With Southern California being home to the largest concentration of Ferrari owners in the country, the 2012 FCA International Meet promises to be a spectacular event. The luxurious Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa will be the event venue and host headquarters, with the track activities held at the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.

    This year's program will honor the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTO and the Palm Springs Road Races, with a 5-day event that includes a Concours d'Elegance; track and rally driving; and an evening awards banquet.
  • A one-off factory supercar and a host of outstanding pre-war American classics slated for Worldwide's 5th annual The Auburn Auction A one-off factory supercar and a host of outstanding pre-war American classics slated for Worldwide's 5th annual The Auburn Auction

    Many of the world's finest motorcars have changed hands in Auburn over the years and Worldwide is gearing up to continue the tradition this Labor Day Weekend, right at the heart of where it all started. Visitors to its fifth annual The Auburn Auction can anticipate the usual spectacular selection of important pre and post-war American classics, including a very desirable 1934 Auburn 12 Salon Cabriolet, multiple award winning 1937 Packard Twelve 1508 Convertible Sedan and a freshly restored 1913 Peerless Model 48-Six Roadster. Woodie fans can look forward to a highly original barn find 1941 Packard 120 Station Wagon and a 1934 Ford 'Strathglass' Estate Wagon, with one of a kind coachwork. An awesome 1966 Shelby GT350 Race Car is just one of a sensational line-up of exotic sports cars and racers slated to go under the hammer, fully documented, owned, and raced by legendary driver, Sir Stirling Moss. Those looking for the ultimate supercar need look no further- the 2004 Ford GT Factory Test Mule offers enthusiasts an absolute one-off chance to acquire a unique piece of Ford history, as well as a 'rip-snorting rocket of a sports car,' set up by some of the best engineers in the world. The Auburn Auction is a two evening catalogue sale scheduled for August 31 and September 1, in the heart of Auburn's Museum District, at the National Auto & Truck Museum in the former factory L29 building of the Auburn Automobile Company itself. The event kicks off on August 31 with All Ford Friday, a fun and fast paced sale of significant Fords, with The Main Event on September 1. All consignments are extensively showcased in Worldwide's signature auction catalogue, which is hot off the press this week.
  • All-New British Sports Car - The Trident Iceni - Confirmed For Salon Prive All-New British Sports Car - The Trident Iceni - Confirmed For Salon Prive

    Iconic British sports car maker, Trident, will display its all-new Iceni Grand Tourer at Salon Privé 2012, held at West London's Syon Park from the 5th to 7th September.

    Beautiful, innovative and unique, the Iceni's outstanding performance and vital statistics are thanks to Trident's patented Torque Multiplication technology. With a top speed of nearly 200mph and a 0-60mph sprint in just 3.7 seconds, the Iceni is built to order in Norfolk and priced from £75,000.
  • Bruce McLaren: Hidden Fears, but Absolutely no Handicaps Bruce McLaren: Hidden Fears, but Absolutely no Handicaps

    There would be moments, usually when tired or unaware of anyone looking, that Bruce McLaren would walk with an obvious limp to his step. To the casual onlooker the immediate thought would be 'results of an accident'. This would be far from the truth. The truth of the matter is that there were many aspects to Bruce McLaren that he would manage to hide from the general public, even family members. But one thing that is certainly truth, and that is this: in spite of the limp, he certainly did not stumble into greatness in motor racing.

    Great trials and adversity have the ability to produce one of two outcomes: either they will destroy, or they will inspire and motivate. In the case of McLaren, the later would certainly be the case.

    When Bruce McLaren lost his life while testing one of his Can-Am cars at Goodwood in 1970, the motor sports world would lose an incredibly humble and likable ambassador. Always ready to flash that famous smile and very approachable, Bruce McLaren was much more than a world-class driver. Astute and a perfectionist, Bruce McLaren also had an incredible ability to shut it all off and relax with those whose company he was keeping.
  • RM Auctions Posts a Spectacular $95 Million in Monterey RM Auctions Posts a Spectacular $95 Million in Monterey

    RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, continued its strong track record in Monterey, California, on the weekend, realizing a spectacular $95.7 million in total sales*, with a strong 89 percent of all lots sold.

    The impressive results represent the highest individual auction tally in RM's history and, significantly, an almost 20 percent increase on last year's record $80 million Monterey sale, albeit generated by a smaller offering; this year's sale featured an elite, handpicked selection of 120 of the world's finest automobiles compared to 144 motor cars offered at the 2011 sale. Illustrating RM's expertise in the presentation and marketing of blue-chip automobiles at auction, as many as 20 vehicles realized million-dollar-plus results, with five lots achieving individual prices exceeding $5 million, and numerous new auction records set.
  • Russo and Steele Smashes World Record in Monterey Russo and Steele Smashes World Record in Monterey

    Monterey car week was buzzing when Russo and Steele opened its gates and allowed car enthusiasts into its venue for the first time this August 16-18, 2012. The venue was everything Russo and Steele had promised and more with staging lanes, lifestyle vendors, live entertainment and the perfect setting to view classic cars in Monterey, CA.

    To kick off the Saturday night auction Russo and Steele unveiled and then auctioned Enzo Ferrari's famed Ferrari Prancing Horse or 'Cavallino Rampante.' The auction block was standing room only as the Ferrari enthusiasts and auction attendees began a spirited round of bidding for the opportunity to take home an international icon and a piece of Ferrari history. In the end Enzo Ferrari's Prancing Horse sculpture sold for $86,250 and setting the Russo and Steele auction block a blaze of bidding throughout the evening.
  • Seven original Tuckers on display at 2012 Glenmoor Gathering Seven original Tuckers on display at 2012 Glenmoor Gathering

    Seven 1948 Tucker automobiles will be on display at the 18th annual Glenmoor Gathering. Of the original 51 Tuckers built, 49 remain. In addition, there'll be a movie prop car used in the 1988 movie 'Tucker: The Man and his Dream.' And, there'll be a 'modern' Tucker, as well!

    More than 220 vintage and classic American and European automobiles and motorcycles will be on display, including Tucker automobiles, Allard sports cars, early supercharged automobiles and steam-powered cars.
  • Russo and Steele Smashes World Record in Monterey  Russo and Steele Smashes World Record in Monterey

    1956 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce Coupe 'Ultra Light' Breaks the World Record When Sold in Monterey, CA

    Monterey car week was buzzing when Russo and Steele opened its gates and allowed car enthusiasts into its venue for the first time this August 16-18, 2012. The venue was everything Russo an
  • All-New British Sports Car - The Trident Iceni - Confirmed For Salon Prive  All-New British Sports Car - The Trident Iceni - Confirmed For Salon Prive

    Iconic British sports car maker, Trident, will display its all-new Iceni Grand Tourer at Salon Privé 2012, held at West London's Syon Park from the 5th to 7th September.

    Beautiful, innovative and unique, the Iceni's outstanding performance and vital statistics are thanks to Trident's patented To
  • RM Auctions Posts a Spectacular $95 Million in Monterey  RM Auctions Posts a Spectacular $95 Million in Monterey

    • RM Auctions generates more than $95.7* million in sales, with a strong 89 percent of all lots sold, at its celebrated Monterey, California sale
    • 20 cars achieve over $1 million, five of which exceed the $5 million mark
    • Two-day sale establishes numerous new auction records, including a new wo
  • A one-off factory supercar and a host of outstanding pre-war American classics slated for Worldwide's 5th annual The Auburn Auction  A one-off factory supercar and a host of outstanding pre-war American classics slated for Worldwide's 5th annual The Auburn Auction

    Many of the world's finest motorcars have changed hands in Auburn over the years and Worldwide is gearing up to continue the tradition this Labor Day Weekend, right at the heart of where it all started. Visitors to its fifth annual The Auburn Auction can anticipate the usual spectacular selection of
  • A Piece of Hollywood and Jaguar History A Piece of Hollywood and Jaguar History

    This weekend, a very special XK120 graced the judging field at the 62nd Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance. This particular XK120 is significant, not only because it was named 'Best in Class,' but because its first owner was none other than Hollywood icon Clark Gable, a devoted Jaguar enthusiast.

    Gable's XK120, chassis No. 670003, was judged 'Best in Class' in the 'Postwar Sports Open' category. The car is owned by Mr. Jeff Lotman, of Los Angeles and was restored and prepared for the Pebble Beach Concours by Derek Hood of JD Classics in Maldon, Essex in the U.K.
  • Bentley Announces New Mulsanne Vision - The World's Most Elegant Convertible Bentley Announces New Mulsanne Vision - The World's Most Elegant Convertible

    Since its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2009, the Mulsanne saloon remains a pure example of the Grand Touring Bentley, combining coach-built elegance and hand-crafted luxury wîth immense power and sportiness at the pinnacle of British luxury motoring.

    Now wîth the Mulsanne Convertible Concept, Bentley's designers are providing a glimpse into the potential future of the marque's flagship family. Appealing to automotive connoisseurs seeking the ultimate in contemporary design, prestige and exclusivity, the Mulsanne Convertible Concept will be the world's most elegant and sophisticated convertible, providing a supremely powerful and refined luxury grand touring experience for four adults.
  • BMW Team RLL Wins Road America For The Third Time In Four Years BMW Team RLL Wins Road America For The Third Time In Four Years

    For the third time in four seasons of American Le Mans Series competition, BMW Team RLL drove a BMW M3 GT across the Road America finish line first to win the four-hour Road America Road Race Showcase.

    Today it was Bill Auberlen and Jörg Müller who took the GT class victory in the No. 55 BMW M3 GT, racing past the checkered flag 2.63 seconds ahead of the No. 45 Porsche and the balance of the 13-car class. The duo completed 97 laps of the 4.048-mile circuit in the four-hour contest. Auberlen, who took the program's very first win here with Joey Hand in 2009, started the race from the fourth position. He drove the opening 21 laps before handing off to Müller just before the race's first full-course caution period. Müller cycled to the front as the balance of the field pitted and then drove 30 laps before pitting from the fifth spot to hand the No. 55 machine back to Auberlen.
  • Gooding & Company breaks world record for the highest sale total of in automotive auction history with $113.7 million in two days Gooding & Company breaks world record for the highest sale total of in automotive auction history with $113.7 million in two days

    Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, realized more than $113.7 million at its Pebble Beach Auctions over the weekend. The auction total is an outstanding achievement and a world record sales total for an automotive auction. The impressive results exceed Gooding & Company's 2011 Pebble Beach total by more than $35 million.
  • Jaguar Celebrates The Launch Of Its Most Exclusive Production Jaguar, The XJL Ultimate, At Private Event Hosted With Playboy Magazine Jaguar Celebrates The Launch Of Its Most Exclusive Production Jaguar, The XJL Ultimate, At Private Event Hosted With Playboy Magazine

    Jaguar turned up the heat on automotive enthusiasts in Pebble Beach last night at an exclusive reception with Playboy Magazine to celebrate the debut of the XJL Ultimate, Jaguar's most luxurious sedan. The XJL Ultimate was shown for the first time in the United States earlier in the day at The Quail, a Motorsport Gathering during the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend.

    The VIP Jaguar Playboy evening celebrated the Jaguar brand in high style with live music at a private estate in Pebble Beach, Calif. Joining Jaguar to launch the new XJL Ultimate were singer, producer and humanitarian, Wyclef Jean; guitarist for the Cult, Billy Duffy; Emmy- nominated actress Christina Hendricks; and Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody. Other vehicles on display were the 185 MPH Jaguar XKR-S Coupe (Playboy's 2012 Car of the Year) and the red 1963 Jaguar E-Type, which was prominently featured on AMC's Mad Men this season. Many will recall Hendricks' character, Joan Holloway, asking Don Draper, 'Oh honey, what's that?' as she approached the eye- catching iconic E-Type.
  • Massa On Track At Interlagos Massa On Track At Interlagos

    There are less than two weeks to go until the Formula 1 World Championship gets back on track, but Felipe Massa could not resist the temptation of getting back behind the wheel, especially as it was on his beloved Interlagos circuit. The opportunity arose with the fourth round of the Copa Fiat, the name given this year to what was known as the Trofeo Linea. The Scuderia driver was quickest in both free practice sessions held today and he was able to assess the updates introduced on the cars, especially on the engine front, the suspension and aerodynamics. 'A great job has been done and the car is much improved, more stable and easier to drive,' said Felipe. 'These characteristics are a great help to drivers who, like me, come from single-seaters.
  • Pebble Beach Concours and Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Pebble Beach Concours and Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance

    The sun rose early today over the 62nd annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Following this morning's 'Dawn Patrol', the official welcome and judging introduction for all participants at sunrise, the field was set and ready to kick off the 2012 edition of this famed event. Gleaming automobiles, some of the world's finest, awaited spectators and guests on the 18th fairway of The Lodge at Pebble Beach. As the Concours is the place to see and be seen during Monterey Classic Car Week, people dressed to the nines, many in period, with elegant hats and caps dotting the crowds. As judges made their rounds, classical music set the tone while the sun held the coastal fog at bay for most of the morning.
  • Porsche Steps Up Vintage Motorsports Activites Porsche Steps Up Vintage Motorsports Activites

    With the famed Monterey Motorsports Reunion as backdrop, Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) announced it will expand from serving teams and owners of contemporary 911 race cars to providing a similar service to the large number of collectors of vintage Porsche race cars in the US and Canada. PMNA has established a partnership with a new historic motorsports department that is currently being established within Porsche AG's Motorsport Division in Weissach, Germany. The new department will provide expert restoration services to the Porsche Museum for many of the vintage competition cars the company owns well beyond the ones displayed in its riveting exhibition center. When ready, a number of these cars will be entered in the increasingly popular vintage racing circuit around the world.
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion : A Brilliant Finish Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion : A Brilliant Finish

    There are times to spectate and there are times to roll up one's sleeves and participate. At the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this year, both options brought abundant joy, as more than 550 authentic and historic race cars from nearly every decade of motorsports history popped their clutches and shifted gears on the esteemed road course of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Over August 16-19, the cars--split into 17 groups according to age and engine size and chosen for their period-correct presentation--put in two days of practice and a weekend's worth of morning qualifying rounds followed by afternoon Rolex Races that 'counted most.' The busy schedule certainly left those behind the wheel with plenty to do, and it gave car enthusiasts--who could watch the action from hillsides and bleachers and mix elbow-to-elbow with drivers, owners and crews in the paddock area--much in which to indulge.
  • Stunning Aston Martin Line Up Confirmed For Salon Prive 2012 Stunning Aston Martin Line Up Confirmed For Salon Prive 2012

    Luxury British sport car maker Aston Martin has confirmed a stunning line-up of its latest models to appear at Salon Privé from the 5th to 7th of September at West London's Syon Park.

    The line-up will feature the exclusive V12 Zagato, One-77 hypercar, new Vanquish super GT, luxurious Rapide four-door sports car and a show debut of the remarkable One-77 Cycle. Aston Martin CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez will also sit on the judging panel of the Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance at Salon Privé.
  • Ferraris Dominate RM's Saturday Sale Session In Monterey  Ferraris Dominate RM's Saturday Sale Session In Monterey

    • RM's Saturday sale session topped by a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder for $8,580,000 and a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta 'Tour de France' for $6,710,000
    • Five Ferraris attract million-dollar-plus results during three-and-a-half hour auction
    • 13 automobiles realize prices exceed
  • Epic Finishes Highlight The American Le Mans Road Race Showcase At Road America  Epic Finishes Highlight The American Le Mans Road Race Showcase At Road America

    Guy Smith and Dyson Racing were on the other end this time around at Road America. A year after missing out by 0.112 seconds to Muscle Milk Racing in the P1 class, Smith delivered victory for Dyson Racing on Saturday in the closest overall finish in the history of the American Le Mans Series present
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion : A Brilliant Finish  Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion : A Brilliant Finish

    There are times to spectate and there are times to roll up one's sleeves and participate. At the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this year, both options brought abundant joy, as more than 550 authentic and historic race cars from nearly every decade of motorsports history popped their clutches a
  • Gooding & Company breaks world record for the highest sale total of in automotive auction history with $113.7 million in two days  Gooding & Company breaks world record for the highest sale total of in automotive auction history with $113.7 million in two days

    Top two sales of the concours week over $11 million each
    Average price per car sold is $1,033,966
    110 of 123 lots sold resulting in a 89% sale rate

    This year's Pebble Beach Auctions attracted an unprecedented level of demand and interest from all over the world
  • Porsche Steps Up Vintage Motorsports Activites  Porsche Steps Up Vintage Motorsports Activites

    'Race cars are meant to race not rust'

    Atlanta. With the famed Monterey Motorsports Reunion as backdrop, Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) today announced it will expand from serving teams and owners of contemporary 911 race cars to providing a similar service to the large number of
  • Automobili Lamborghini Announces Its 50th Anniversary Celebration Plans (1963-2013) In California  Automobili Lamborghini Announces Its 50th Anniversary Celebration Plans (1963-2013) In California

    Automobili Lamborghini announces its 50th Anniversary Celebration Plans (1963-2013) in California
    Monterey, California - Sant'Agata Bolognese, August 17th, 2012 - Automobili Lamborghini chose the attractive setting of Monterey, California to announce its 50th Anniversary celebration plans, which f
  • BMW Team RLL Wins Road America For The Third Time In Four Years  BMW Team RLL Wins Road America For The Third Time In Four Years

    For the third time in four seasons of American Le Mans Series competition, BMW Team RLL drove a BMW M3 GT across the Road America finish line first to win the four-hour Road America Road Race Showcase.

    Today it was Bill Auberlen and Jörg Müller who took the GT class victory in the No. 55 BMW M3
  • Jaguar Celebrates The Launch Of Its Most Exclusive Production Jaguar, The XJL Ultimate, At Private Event Hosted With Playboy Magazine  Jaguar Celebrates The Launch Of Its Most Exclusive Production Jaguar, The XJL Ultimate, At Private Event Hosted With Playboy Magazine

    Jaguar turned up the heat on automotive enthusiasts in Pebble Beach last night at an exclusive reception with Playboy Magazine to celebrate the debut of the XJL Ultimate, Jaguar's most luxurious sedan. The XJL Ultimate was shown for the first time in the United States earlier in the day at The Quail
  • Massa On Track At Interlagos  Massa On Track At Interlagos

    There are less than two weeks to go until the Formula 1 World Championship gets back on track, but Felipe Massa could not resist the temptation of getting back behind the wheel, especially as it was on his beloved Interlagos circuit. The opportunity arose with the fourth round of the Copa Fiat, the
  • A Piece of Hollywood and Jaguar History  A Piece of Hollywood and Jaguar History

    Clark Gable's 'Best in Class' 1949 XK120

    This weekend, a very special XK120 graced the judging field at the 62nd Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance. This particular XK120 is significant, not only because it was named 'Best in Class,' but because its first owner was none other than Hollywood
  • Gooding & Company's Saturday Pebble Beach Auction realizes more than $60 million Gooding & Company's Saturday Pebble Beach Auction realizes more than $60 million

    Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, sold more than $60 million in collector cars last night, at the first of its two Pebble Beach evening auctions. Sixty-one of the 68 lots available sold, a 90% sale rate, the most notable being the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider that set a world record for a LWB California Spider at $11,275,000.
  • Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance : Best of Show Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance : Best of Show

    At the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, a 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo owned by Paul & Judy Andrews was named Best of Show. The low windshield example is powered by a supercharged 6.8-liter engine and is both a sports car and a luxury touring car. It was shown at the New York Auto Show in 1928 before being purchased by its first owner, Frederick Henry Bedford. In the early 1950s, it was put into storage where it remained for three decades. Since that time it has been treated to a restoration.

    'This car really has everything,' said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. 'It has fantastic German engineering, elegant French styling, and a wonderful restoration by Paul Russell. It's a car you can imagine racing as well as touring. It's just a marvelous embodiment of everything that is Mercedes-Benz.'

    Other nominees for Best of Show included a 1935 Duesenberg J Gurney-Nutting Speedster owned by the William Lyon Family of Newport Beach, California; a 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III, of West Orange, New Jersey; and a 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Figoni Coupé owned by David and Adele Cohen of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    In addition to Saoutchik Coachwork, the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance featured Maharaja Cars, Mercer, Fiat, Mercedes SLs, Sport Customs and German Motorcycles.
  • Gooding & Company's Saturday Pebble Beach Auction realizes more than $60 million  Gooding & Company's Saturday Pebble Beach Auction realizes more than $60 million

    In the first of two nights, Gooding & Company's Saturday Pebble Beach Auction realizes more than $60 million

    Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, sold more than
  • GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car Brings Record $11 Million At RM's Friday Monterey Sale GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car Brings Record $11 Million At RM's Friday Monterey Sale

    The iconic 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car, chassis P/1074, used extensively as a camera car in the legendary Hollywood film, Le Mans, sold for a remarkable $11,000,000 before a packed house at RM's Monterey, California sale last night (August 17), setting a new world record for an American automobile sold at auction.

    The first, by serial number, of several lightweight GT40s built for the J.W.A./Gulf team, this exceptional racing car was completed in 1968 and carries an incredible history from new. Finished in the Gulf team colors of Powder Blue with a Marigold stripe, it raced extensively throughout 1968 from Daytona to Le Mans, as well as the Le Mans trials at the hands of Jacky Ickx before it was sold to Solar Productions in 1970 and used in the making of Steve McQueen's Le Mans. A star attraction of this weekend's RM sale, the GT40 spurred a spirited bidding war in the room, eventually selling for a sensational $11,000,000 to a standing ovation from the crowd.
  • McLaren F1 Supercar Headlines Bonhams' Carmel Auction, Which Realizes in Excess of $13 Million McLaren F1 Supercar Headlines Bonhams' Carmel Auction, Which Realizes in Excess of $13 Million

    International bidders assembled in the Bonhams tent, aided by telephone, absentee and online bidding, to create a truly competitive atmosphere at Bonhams 15th annual sale – the longest running sale of an international auction house during the Monterey Car Week.
  • One-of-a-Kind 850-Horsepower 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra Created as a Tribute to Carroll Shelby One-of-a-Kind 850-Horsepower 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra Created as a Tribute to Carroll Shelby

    The unique tribute car was unveiled by Ford Motor Company board member Edsel Ford II, Ford's group vice president for sales and marketing Jim Farley, and Shelby American president John Luft at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where Cobra is the marque of show for 2012.

    'Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all,' says Farley. 'This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra. The one-off car we have created represents the very idea he had about making the 2013 Shelby GT500 into a true Cobra.'
  • GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car Brings Record $11 Million At RM's Friday Monterey Sale  GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car Brings Record $11 Million At RM's Friday Monterey Sale

    • RM kicks off its 2012 Monterey auction with record-breaking $11 million sale of the 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car, P/1074
    • Used extensively as the camera car in 'Le Mans', GT40 sets new world record for the highest price paid for an American automobile sold at auction
    • Sev
  • McLaren F1 Supercar Headlines Bonhams' Carmel Auction, Which Realizes in Excess of $13 Million  McLaren F1 Supercar Headlines Bonhams' Carmel Auction, Which Realizes in Excess of $13 Million

    Sports and competition cars grab pole position at Bonhams' new location on the Quail Lodge grounds

    International bidders assembled in the Bonhams tent, aided by telephone, absentee and online bidding, to create a truly competitive atmosphere at Bonhams 15th annual sale – the longest runnin
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion : Cobras Take It To The Limit

    Today was the day everyone was waiting for, or at least the 30 or so thousand people flocking to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion were waiting for it: the chance to see 45 competition Shelby Cobras charging around California's famously challenging 2.238-mile road course known as Mazda Raceway
  • John Staluppi's 'Cars of Dreams' Collection Joins RM's Record 2012 Calendar John Staluppi's 'Cars of Dreams' Collection Joins RM's Record 2012 Calendar

    Fresh on the heels of its highly successful Aalholm Automobil Collection auction last weekend, RM Auctions has announced the addition of a new single-vendor sale to its 2012 calendar: The John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Collection, to be offered December 1 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Well-known and highly regarded by automotive enthusiasts, the 'Cars of Dreams' Collection is the result of more than a decade of dedicated collecting by successful entrepreneur, car dealer, and lifelong enthusiast, John Staluppi. Spanning a broad range of American marques and eras, the series of nearly 120 cars comprises a wide variety of some of the finest, rarest, and most desirable American automobiles ever produced, with a strong emphasis on convertibles and performance cars. The collection ranges from a terrific series of icons from the fifties and sixties, through to a remarkable collection of Detroit muscle and pony cars, and some of the world's greatest street rods and resto-rods, all of which have been superbly restored, regularly exercised, and extremely well maintained by a professional staff.
  • Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Brings Show Cars To Life Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Brings Show Cars To Life

    As one of humanity's greatest inventions, the automobile has been cherished throughout its existence by generations of people the world over. More than simply a means for moving from place to place, the automobile has become a status symbol, an outlet for passion and for many, a way of life. No where is this more evident than at classic car events, when vehicles representing all eras of automobile history come together in celebration of their storied past.

    The Monterey Classic Car Week is North America's greatest reunion of classic cars, with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance acting as the grand finale to this week of intense and joyous activity.
  • Times Are Set, Grids Are Formed Times Are Set, Grids Are Formed

    Even though the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is feverishly busy celebrating Shelby Cobra's 50th Anniversary, it is simultaneously revealing the rich heritage of historic automobile racing as a whole with 17 different period-specific race groups running the road course at Monterey, California's Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The event, in its second day of well-attended qualifying rounds, will swell with even more spectators come tomorrow, when weekend competition begins and the natural rhythm of Monterey Peninsula's Classic Car Week swings attention from today's champagne receptions at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering to the only driving-at-speed event in Car Week's richly-stocked smorgasbord of offerings for vintage automobile lovers.
  • Unique X-1 Concept Shows That No Challenge Is Too Great For McLaren Special Operations Unique X-1 Concept Shows That No Challenge Is Too Great For McLaren Special Operations

    McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for the delivery of bespoke projects, will present a breathtaking one-off supercar at The Quail, an exclusive event on August 17, 2012 that is a highlight of the Pebble Beach weekend in Monterey, ÚSA.

    Called the McLaren X-1 and based structurally on the company's groundbreaking carbon MonoCell but wîth a totally unique body, it has been created for an anonymous car enthusiast.
  • Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Brings Show Cars To Life  Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Brings Show Cars To Life

    As one of humanity's greatest inventions, the automobile has been cherished throughout its existence by generations of people the world over. More than simply a means for moving from place to place, the automobile has become a status symbol, an outlet for passion and for many, a way of life. No wher
  • TIMES ARE SET, GRIDS ARE FORMED  TIMES ARE SET, GRIDS ARE FORMED

    Even though the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is feverishly busy celebrating Shelby Cobra's 50th Anniversary, it is simultaneously revealing the rich heritage of historic automobile racing as a whole with 17 different period-specific race groups running the road course at Monterey, California's
  • John Staluppi's 'Cars of Dreams' Collection Joins RM's Record 2012 Calendar  John Staluppi's 'Cars of Dreams' Collection Joins RM's Record 2012 Calendar

    • RM Auctions presents the renowned John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Collection, December 1, in West Palm Beach, Florida
    • Amassed over the past decade, the well-known private museum features a superb collection of nearly 120 automobiles and a diverse selection of memorabilia, from a carousel to a co
  • Akerson Puts 1958 Corvette on Auction Block for Habitat Akerson Puts 1958 Corvette on Auction Block for Habitat

    One of America's classic sports cars is going to help pave the way for rebirth in a renowned Detroit neighborhood.

    General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said Thursday he plans to auction off his 1958 Chevrolet Corvette with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity Detroit and its efforts to rebuild and revitalize the Morningside Commons neighborhood on the city's lower east side.
  • Anniversary at the Nürburgring. BMW Classic celebrates 40 years of BMW M GmbH at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2012 Anniversary at the Nürburgring. BMW Classic celebrates 40 years of BMW M GmbH at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2012

    2012 is a special year for all BMW M fans with BMW M GmbH – formerly known as BMW Motorsport GmbH – marking its 40th birthday. BMW Classic is celebrating the anniversary with an array of highlights at this year's edition of Germany's largest classic car race at the Nürburgring. BMW M is not alone in reaching an important landmark; the event itself also has its 40th birthday this year. Organisers are once again expecting in excess of 60,000 spectators to flood to the circuit in the Eifel from 10 – 12 August 2012 for the double anniversary.
  • Bentley Motors' North American Debuts Bentley Motors' North American Debuts

    As California's Monterey Peninsula is primed for a week of displays and events involving some of the world's most coveted, historic automobiles, Bentley Motors prepares to share a glimpse into the future with the North American debut of two new models – the Continental GT Speed and the EXP 9 F luxury SUV concept.
  • Mercedes-Benz at Pebble Beach Automotive Week: An Expression of Fascinating Design and Innovation Mercedes-Benz at Pebble Beach Automotive Week: An Expression of Fascinating Design and Innovation

    A tribute to Mercedes-Benz SL Roadsters is set for Pebble Beach Automotive Week with three 1952 W194 vehicles among a mix of vintage and new vehicles bearing the three-pointed star that express the marque's breadth and depth of fascinating design and innovation.

    The legendary SL, over the past six decades, continues to be one of most iconic vehicles among car collectors and six significant variations from the 1950s will be displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge located on third fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
  • Past and Present Mustangs, 20 Years of SVT Performance on Display at Mustang Alley for Annual Woodward Dream Cruise Past and Present Mustangs, 20 Years of SVT Performance on Display at Mustang Alley for Annual Woodward Dream Cruise

    Once again, the intersection of 9 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, just north of Detroit city limits, will be transformed into Ford Motor Company's Mustang Alley, an annual free attraction, run by more than 300 Ford volunteers during the Woodward Dream Cruise.

    Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18 – rain or shine – this high-octane destination will feature more than 800 classic and modern Mustang models from 1964 through the present day, a 20th Anniversary display of Special Vehicle Team (SVT) vehicles, a celebrity appearance by Vaughn Gittin Jr., Ford professional drivers in a 'Burn out Box' and finally, a chance to win a rare 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca for a mere $10.
  • SRT Unveils New 2013 Viper GTS Launch Edition Model in Monterey SRT Unveils New 2013 Viper GTS Launch Edition Model in Monterey

    The Chrysler Group's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand will mark their first official appearance at the renowned automotive events in Monterey, Calif., this weekend wîth the unveiling of the new, limited-edition 2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition model.

    A sneek peak of the SRT flagship supercar will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m Friday, Aug. 17, at the Quail Lodge as part of 'The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering' event. Then on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, the SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition will be displayed on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
  • Bentley Motors' North American Debuts  Bentley Motors' North American Debuts

    •New Continental GT Speed makes N. American debut
    •EXP 9 F luxury SUV displayed on Concept lawn
    •Highly prized classic and vintage Bentleys to be auctioned

    As California's Monterey Peninsula is primed for a week of displays and events involving some of the world's most coveted, historic automo
  • Akerson Puts 1958 Corvette on Auction Block for Habitat  Akerson Puts 1958 Corvette on Auction Block for Habitat

    One of America's classic sports cars is going to help pave the way for rebirth in a renowned Detroit neighborhood.

    General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said Thursday he plans to auction off his 1958 Chevrolet Corvette with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity Detroit and its efforts to
  • Past and Present Mustangs, 20 Years of SVT Performance on Display at Mustang Alley for Annual Woodward Dream Cruise  Past and Present Mustangs, 20 Years of SVT Performance on Display at Mustang Alley for Annual Woodward Dream Cruise

    •Annual Mustang Alley attraction to feature more than 800 classic Ford Mustang from 1964 to the present day and a special 20th Anniversary display of SVT performance vehicles
    •Celebrity guest Vaughn Gittin Jr. and professional drivers from Ford Motor Company will perform in a specially constructed
  • Mercedes-Benz at Pebble Beach Automotive Week: An Expression of Fascinating Design and Innovation  Mercedes-Benz at Pebble Beach Automotive Week: An Expression of Fascinating Design and Innovation

    •Historical Tribute to SL: W194 Chassis No. 2, 7 and 11 among 300SL vehicles on display
    •The Concept Style Coupé opens a new chapter and generation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles
    •AMG 45 year anniversary highlights the pinnacle of performance and style

    A tribute to Mercedes-Benz SL Roadsters is s
  • Famous Bentley 4¼-Litre 'Embiricos' Special Makes Star Appearance At Crewe Factory Famous Bentley 4¼-Litre 'Embiricos' Special Makes Star Appearance At Crewe Factory

    One of the rarest and most valuable Bentleys in the world, the 4¼-Litre 'Embiricos' special, is making an historic appearance at the marque's home in Crewe. Fresh from taking part in the Louis Vuitton 'Serenissima Run' in Venice and featuring at the Le Mans Classic as part of the Bentley lineup, this magnificent car takes pride of place in the Lineage Showroom at the firm's Pyms Lane factory until September.
  • Famous Bentley 4¼-Litre 'Embiricos' Special Makes Star Appearance At Crewe Factory  Famous Bentley 4¼-Litre 'Embiricos' Special Makes Star Appearance At Crewe Factory

    One of the rarest and most valuable Bentleys in the world, the 4¼-Litre 'Embiricos' special, is making an historic appearance at the marque's home in Crewe. Fresh from taking part in the Louis Vuitton 'Serenissima Run' in Venice and featuring at the Le Mans Classic as part of the Bentley lineup, th
  • Anniversary at the Nürburgring. BMW Classic celebrates 40 years of BMW M GmbH at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2012  Anniversary at the Nürburgring. BMW Classic celebrates 40 years of BMW M GmbH at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2012

    2012 is a special year for all BMW M fans with BMW M GmbH – formerly known as BMW Motorsport GmbH – marking its 40th birthday. BMW Classic is celebrating the anniversary with an array of highlights at this year's edition of Germany's largest classic car race at the Nürburgring. BMW M is not alone in
  • 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K von Krieger Special Roadster 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K von Krieger Special Roadster

    Life is full of tragedy and comedy and 'all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players' (Shakespeare 2.7). Rarely can the fullness of life, with all of the emotions and intricacies, become captured in an inanimate, unfeeling object. However, there are those special moments when true pieces of art are created. And though they may be, in and of themselves unfeeling and cold, they have the ability to take on the identity of their creator or possessor and become alive, a silent story-teller. One such piece of art that narrates a story full of nobility and destitution, of love and loss, would make its way to auction at the 2012 Gooding and Company event held in Monterey, California.

    While the Gooding and Company auction in Monterey is all about exquisite automobiles with incredible pedigrees, to fully understand and appreciate the 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K offered one needs to know and understand the story of the players in the drama for which the car would be custom made and delivered.
  • McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition Racing Concept Makes Debut At Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance Weekend McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition Racing Concept Makes Debut At Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance Weekend

    McLaren GT, the new race car manufacturing arm of the McLaren Group, is presenting a dramatic track-focused concept at the Pebble Beach Concours, the 12C Can-Am Edition. The one-off design study is finished in historic McLaren Orange and satin black, and is the debut appearance of a 12C racing variant outside Europe.

    The 12C Can-Am Edition is finished in striking shade of McLaren Orange, in tribute to cars of Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme which were extremely successful throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The bold hue is in dramatic contrast to the roof, door and bumper sections, finished in satin black, while carbon fibre also features on the side radiator vanes, wing mirrors and engine cover. The McLaren badges on the front and rear are also finished in carbon fibre. Beneath the surface, the 12C Can-Am Edition shares the same carbon fibre MonoCell chassis as the 12C road car.
  • Rare, Historic Cadillacs On Display At Pebble Beach Rare, Historic Cadillacs On Display At Pebble Beach

    A pair of one-of-a-kind Cadillac Fleetwood V-16s that were available but never ordered by customers during the Great Depression will be among the cars on display at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Carmel, Calif., this week.

    Cadillac's exhibit, open to the public Aug. 16-19 at Peter Hay Hill, features Cadillac's newest cars, along with the two custom-built Fleetwood Convertibles from 1934 and 1937. Each has a historically significant pedigree.
  • RM Auctions Lifts The Gavel On Bruce Weiner's World-Famous Microcar Museum RM Auctions Lifts The Gavel On Bruce Weiner's World-Famous Microcar Museum

    Building on its reputation as the specialists for private and estate collection sales, RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house, will lift the gavel on the renowned Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum during a two-day sale, February 15–16, 2013 in Madison, Georgia.

    Carefully amassed over 15 years by businessman and dedicated collector Bruce Weiner, the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum represents the world's largest collection of the world's smallest cars. Extremely well-known and respected the world over, the colorful and utterly unique museum reflects Weiner's lifelong fascination with rarities of mechanical interest. It also reflects a fastidious collecting philosophy; in building the collection, Bruce scoured the world to secure the best, the rarest, and the most unusual examples extant, often dedicating multiple years to the 'thrill of the chase' and eventual acquisition of select lots.
  • The Cobra Charm The Cobra Charm

    To millions of motorsports fans around the world, a cobra isn't a snake. Instead, it is one of the most iconic and replicated cars of all time. From August 16-19 in Monterey, Calif., the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra, Ford Motor Company's now-vintage race car developed by Carroll Shelby, who passed away earlier this year. The four-day event is not only a cornerstone of Classic Car Week, which draws hundreds of exquisite cars and thousands of car lovers annually to the Monterey Peninsula, but also the only occasion where automobile enthusiasts can enjoy their vintage favorites racing as they were meant to be, wheel-to-wheel in 17 period-appropriate classes, starting with pre-1940 Sports and Racing Cars and representing nearly every era of motorsports history through to 1990 Stock Cars.
  • Patrick Dempsey Set For Second Appearance of the Summer At Road America  Patrick Dempsey Set For Second Appearance of the Summer At Road America

    Still carrying the momentum of the new program's first podium finish in only its second race in early July at Lime Rock Park, Patrick Dempsey and Joe Foster are scheduled to make their second appearance of the summer at Road America this weekend in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Road Race Showca
  • RM Auctions Lifts The Gavel On Bruce Weiner's World-Famous Microcar Museum  RM Auctions Lifts The Gavel On Bruce Weiner's World-Famous Microcar Museum

    Building on its reputation as the specialists for private and estate collection sales, RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house, will lift the gavel on the renowned Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum during a two-day sale, February 15–16, 2013 in Madison, Georgia.

    Carefully amassed
  • Rare, Historic Cadillacs On Display At Pebble Beach  Rare, Historic Cadillacs On Display At Pebble Beach

    Custom 'none-of-a-kind' Fleetwood V-16s from 1930s featured Aug.16-19

    A pair of one-of-a-kind Cadillac Fleetwood V-16s that were available but never ordered by customers during the Great Depression will be among the cars on display at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Carmel,
  • Ford C-MAX Hybrid Earns 47 City, 47 Highway, 47 Combined Ford C-MAX Hybrid Earns 47 City, 47 Highway, 47 Combined

    Ford Motor Company once again raises the hybrid fuel-economy bar with the all-new Ford C-MAX Hybrid, which is now officially EPA-certified at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined – beating Toyota Prius v by up to 7 mpg.

    The certification is significant because it makes C-MAX Hybrid the first hybrid vehicle to offer 47 mpg across the board. Also, hybrids traditionally have been more economical in city driving than on the highway, unlike conventional vehicles.

    C-MAX Hybrid, however, returns the same fuel economy whether driving cross-country or across the city – stemming mostly from a growing list of Ford innovations that have helped the vehicle to deliver an impressive list of metrics, such as a top speed of up to 62 mph in EV mode.
  • Historic Stock Cars at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Historic Stock Cars at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    America's most popular form of motorsports will nudge its way onto the vintage race scene this summer when 27 historic stock cars participate in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Scheduled for August 17-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, the event will feature the Shelby Cobra as its traditionally feted annual marque, but the addition of the stock cars promises to add a new dimension to the hundreds of sports and race cars entered in the historic race.
  • Mercedes-Benz at Pebble Beach: An Expression of Fascinating Design and Innovation Mercedes-Benz at Pebble Beach: An Expression of Fascinating Design and Innovation

    A tribute to Mercedes-Benz SL Roadsters is set for Pebble Beach weekend with three 1952 W194 vehicles among a mix of vintage and new vehicles bearing the three-pointed star that express the marque's breadth and depth of fascinating design and innovation.

    The legendary SL, over the past six decades, continues to be one of most iconic vehicles among car collectors and six significant variations from the 1950's will be displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge located on third fairway at the Lodge at Pebble Beach. These vintage SL treasures will be placed next to the 2013 SL63 AMG, contrasting the technical innovations from sixty years ago with today's advanced roadster that embodies the 'Super Light' namesake with its new aluminum body. In addition to honoring the SL anniversary at the Star Lounge, new and vintage SL Roadsters will lead the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex on August 16, 2012.
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution Scores an Impressive 2nd-Place Finish in its 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Debut Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution Scores an Impressive 2nd-Place Finish in its 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Debut

    Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) saw its 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) electric vehicle racing team achieve an impressive debut on the difficult 12.42 mile long, 156 corner mountainside race course by recording a second-place finish in the Electric Vehicle class with its Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution with a lap time of 10 minutes, 30.850 seconds. Additionally, the lap time was good enough to finish in 8th place overall from the 170 vehicles entered (132 vehicles recording a lap time/crossing the finish line) in this year's Pikes Peak event.
  • RM's Aalholm Collection Sale Attracts Record Crowds, Achieves in Excess of €10 Million RM's Aalholm Collection Sale Attracts Record Crowds, Achieves in Excess of €10 Million

    RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house, continued its busy summer calendar of events on the weekend, posting a spectacular €10.2 million with 100 percent of all lots sold at its Aalholm Automobil Museum sale in Denmark.

    Attracting unprecedented interest from around the world, thousands of enthusiasts descended on the historic Aalholm Automobil Museum on the southern Danish island of Lolland for the single-day sale to secure a piece of Danish history. In total, the five-hour auction presented 181 lots before an enthusiastic packed house, with multiple bidding wars erupting throughout the day between bidders in the room, on the phones and over the Internet.
  • The Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns The Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns

    The 34th Annual Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns was held at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan. Last year, the Concours moved to its new home after 32 years at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan. The new location was highly praised by attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. With the larger show field, onsite hotel, beautiful weather and many ancillary events, the 2011 Concours was deemed a great success. This year's event was equally successful.
  • Mercedes-Benz at Pebble Beach: An Expression of Fascinating Design and Innovation  Mercedes-Benz at Pebble Beach: An Expression of Fascinating Design and Innovation

    • Historical Tribute to SL: W194 Chassis No. 2, 7 and 11 among 300SL vehicles on display
    • The Concept Style Coupé opens a new chapter and generation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles
    • AMG 45 year anniversary highlights the pinnacle of performance and style

    A tribute to Mercedes-Benz SL Roadsters is
  • RM's Aalholm Collection Sale Attracts Record Crowds, Achieves in Excess of €10 Million  RM's Aalholm Collection Sale Attracts Record Crowds, Achieves in Excess of €10 Million

    RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house, continued its busy summer calendar of events on the weekend, posting a spectacular €10.2 million with 100 percent of all lots sold at its Aalholm Automobil Museum sale in Denmark.

    Attracting unprecedented interest from around the world
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution Scores an Impressive 2nd-Place Finish in its 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Debut  Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution Scores an Impressive 2nd-Place Finish in its 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Debut

    Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) saw its 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) electric vehicle racing team achieve an impressive debut on the difficult 12.42 mile long, 156 corner mountainside race course by recording a second-place finish in the Electric Vehicle class with i
  • Ford C-MAX Hybrid Earns 47 City, 47 Highway, 47 Combined  Ford C-MAX Hybrid Earns 47 City, 47 Highway, 47 Combined

    •All-new 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid delivers EPA-certified 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway ratings – 7 mpg better than Toyota Prius v on the highway – for a 47 mpg combined rating
    •Ford's first hybrid to achieve equal city and highway ratings, the versatile C-MAX Hybrid also is expected to offer 15 class-
  • 1938 Horch 853A Special Roadster 1938 Horch 853A Special Roadster

    This elegant automoible is headed to RM Auctions Monterey sale with an estimated value of $6,000,000-$8,000,000. It is a Pebble Beach Best of Show winner, with multiple other Best of Show wins to its credit.

    Meaning to 'hear' or 'listen', August Horch's line of automobiles certainly something more to behold than just to hear, for it would be what the eyes would see that whole could be truly appreciated. And perhaps none of the Horch models could be more appreciated for their beauty and elegance than the model 853.

    In 1896, August Horch would see his first automobile, which would be a Benz. In a matter of months, Horch would be working for Benz and would ultimately be a plant manager. By 1899, Horch would manage to find enough financial backing to start his own automobile manufacturing company. And, just before the turn of the century, he would found Horch and Co.
  • 1967 Ford GT40 Mark I 1967 Ford GT40 Mark I

    Chassis number P/1059 is headed to RM Auctions Monterey Sale, with its original, matching drivetrain, is estimated to draw between $2,300,000 and $2,700,000.

    1963, Ford was pushing hard to acquire Ferrari. However, when the deal failed to materialize a new kind of resolve overcame the Ford management and its racing department. The new attitude could be easily explained: 'If you can't buy them, then beat them.' Thankfully, for all car enthusiasts, the deal did fail to materialize, for out of that bitterness would be born the GT40.

    Ford wanted domination and that would come during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans when it scored a fabulous and memorable one-two-three victory with the GT40. This success on the track meant even more than retribution. The old adage held true: 'Win on Sunday, sell cars on Monday.'
  • 1959 Ford Station 1959 Ford Station

    This Country Squire was originally sold by Three Rivers Motor Co. of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. With only 56,000 miles from new, it remains unrestored and is presently in the hands of its fourth owner. Optional equipment consists of a 332 cubic-inch 'Thunderbird Special' V8, Cruise-O-Matic transmission, power steering, radio, electric wipers, padded dash and visors, back-up lamps, and full wheel covers. Dealer-added accessories include a luggage rack, safety door locks, seat belts, and dual mirrors. The original invoice indicates it sold new for $3,723.65.
  • Audi Introduces R8 Exclusive Selection Editions for 2012 Audi Introduces R8 Exclusive Selection Editions for 2012

    Audi today announced 2012 R8 models created exclusively for the Ú.S. market. Building on the award-winning R8 V8 and R8 V10 Coupes, the Exclusive Selection Editions will arrive in limited volume later this month. Only twenty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 vehicles and thirty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 vehicles will be produced.

    The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 commands immediate attention wîth new exterior colors and stunning exclusive interior finishes.
  • The 1958 Packard The 1958 Packard

    The 1958 catalog of Packards came with no model names. Each one was just a 'Packard.' And they were no longer built in Detroit. The end of Packard was in sight as Studebaker had taken over and many observers dubbed the Packardbakers. Not that there was anything wrong with Studebaker, it's just that it wasn't Packard. Sadly, the 1958 models did not sell well.

    The 1958 Station Wagon 'combined station wagon capacity with limousine luxury and riding ease,' claimed Packard. In actuality, this Studebaker-based Packard was smaller and lighter than a standard Ford or Chevrolet, with a 116-inch wheelbase and 206-inch overall length. Standard equipment included a 225 horsepower 289 cubic-inch V8 engine, 'Flight-o-Matic' automatic transmission and power brakes.

    Just 159 examples of the Station Wagon were produced.
  • The 1959 Mercury Station Wagon The 1959 Mercury Station Wagon

    This 1959 Colony Park made its concours debut at the 2012 St. Johns Concours following a three-year restoration. It was originally purchased on July 30, 1959 from Fred Jones Ford-Mercury in Oklahoma City. Equipment on this luxury wagon includes a 430 cubic-inch V8 with a Multi-Drive three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, power windows, four-way power seats, remote mirrors, seat belts and radio.
  • Home again: the last Auto Union Type D twin-supercharger Silver Arrow returns to Audi  Home again: the last Auto Union Type D twin-supercharger Silver Arrow returns to Audi

    Audi Tradition buys back the second 'Karassik restoration' car
    Auto Union Type D built in 1939, then lost in the USSR for many years
    Thomas Frank, Head of Audi Tradition: 'One of the most emotional moments in our heritage work for AUDI AG'

    'This is one of the most e
  • Six Decades Of Ferrari At Mecum's Daytime Auction Six Decades Of Ferrari At Mecum's Daytime Auction

    Mecum Auctions will present its 4th annual Monterey Daytime Auction, Aug. 16-18, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf course, featuring some of finest machines Ferrari has ever produced headlined by a 1954 750 Monza Spyder Scaglietti.

    By turns part of the Engelbert Stieger, Brando Wang, Walter Burani and Roberto Crippa collections, 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder Scaglietti S/N 0462MD (Lot S97) has been campaigned extensively for many years at the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco, the Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, the Monterey Historic Races and the Mille Miglia rally. This great Ferrari sports racer has been maintained for years by GTO Engineering in the UK and displays a charming patina that serves as testament to its extensive racing career. It is always welcome at prestigious events around the world and remains very competitive in its vintage class.
  • 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Lineup is Diverse, Powerful And Efficient 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Lineup is Diverse, Powerful And Efficient

    GMC Sierra 1500 for 2013 features a broad, diverse and efficient lineup, offering everything from the job-ready Work Truck models to the luxurious Sierra Denali.

    Sierra 1500 is available in several trim packages, including Work Truck, SL (crew cab and extended cab), XFE, SLE and SLT, in 2WD and 4WD configurations (XFE is 2WD only). The range of body styles and configurations includes: three cab styles – regular, extended and crew cab – and three cargo box lengths: 5 feet 8 inches (short), 6 feet 6 inches (standard) and 8 feet (long).
  • Peter Brock and Bob Bondurant to Swap Shelby Stories at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Peter Brock and Bob Bondurant to Swap Shelby Stories at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    Two stalwart names in the colorful history of Shelby American, Peter Brock and Bob Bondurant, will share some of their stories of those early years at the Picnic with Shelby Cobra Saturday, August 18 at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The 30-minute picnic begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Ford Motor Company display, located at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's Yamaha Marketplace.
  • 1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta by Carrozzeria Scaglietti 1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta by Carrozzeria Scaglietti

    This striking, one-off Ferrari with Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork will be in Monterey, California for RM Auctions sale, August 17–18.

    Resplendent in ivory with a blue leather interior, the exceptional 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Berlinetta, chassis 0594 CM, is considered by many as one of the world's most desirable road-going Ferraris. The second of just four coveted 410 S's built, this Berlinetta is truly unique with its one-of-a-kind Scaglietti body. 0594 CM was delivered new in the summer of 1955 to French industrialist and Ferrari financier, Michel Paul-Cavallier, who carefully maintained the car for the next nine years. Repainted red in the sixties, the one-off Berlinetta remained in French ownership through 2001, including 36 years of single ownership in Pierre Bardinon's ‘Mas du Clos' Collection.
  • BUICK LACROSSE SEDAN BLENDS ELEGANCE AND EFFIEICENCY BUICK LACROSSE SEDAN BLENDS ELEGANCE AND EFFIEICENCY

    The Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan introduced Buick's reinvented passenger sedan lineup that now includes the Regal and Verano. Its sculpted design, craftsmanship, premium materials and advanced technologies have helped change consumers' perceptions about Buick.

    LaCrosse is available in a five trim levels, including LaCrosse (1SB), Leather (1SL), Premium I (1SP), Premium II (1SR) and Touring (1ST) trim levels.
  • The Packard Balboa Concept The Packard Balboa Concept

    Packard was one of the leading luxury marques and one of the oldest car companies in America, with the first Packard built in 1899. The company began life as the Ohio Automobile Company based on Warren, Ohio. It became the Packard Motor Car Company in 1902 and moved to Detroit in 1903. They were recognized as the car of the presidents and kings.

    The early 1950s was the era of the 'dream' car and Packard was an active participant. The Balboa X incorporated the prize-winning styling of two popular Packard predecessors, the Pan American and the Caribbean. It featured a fresh new approach to the upper body, the Canopy Top. Safety was a theme of the car as demonstrated by the reverse angle of the rear window which eliminated such hazards as snow and rain accumulation.
  • 21-Mile 'Tour D'Elegance' To Open Salon Prive London 2012  21-Mile 'Tour D'Elegance' To Open Salon Prive London 2012

    Salon Privé is proud to announce the inaugural Tour d'Elégance to open London's flagship Supercar Show and Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance in 2012.

    In association with The Royal Automobile Club, the 21-mile tour will commence from Woodcote Park in Epsom on Wednesday 5th September. A stunning
  • Buick Posts Best June Sales Results Since 2006

    Today, the Buick brand announced its best June sales results dating back six years. Compared with 2011, retail sales—those vehicles sold to individual customers—for the month increased by 18 percent, while total sales were up 27 percent. Through the first six months of 2012, year-to-date retail Buic
  • 2013 Cadillac CTS 2013 Cadillac CTS

    Cadillac CTS Coupe is a dramatic, 2+2 rear-drive sports coupe wîth a design transferred virtually unchanged from the concept vehicle that inspired it. Offered in Base, Performance and Premium Collections, all models feature a powerful and efficient 3.6L engine, rated at 318 horsepower (237 kW) and delivering an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway.

    The CTS Coupe has the same wheelbase as the CTS Sedan, but an overall height that is approximately two inches (51 mm) lower and an overall length that is two inches (51 mm) shorter.
  • 2013 Lincoln MKX 2013 Lincoln MKX

    The MKX remains one of the Segment's most powerful crossovers. The Lincoln five-passenger crossover has bestin-class fuel economy and impressive standard horsepower. It also has standard voice-activeated SYNC® wîth MyLincoln Touch™, heated and cooled front seats, reverse sensing system and remote keyless entry and start.

    Extensively refreshed for the 2011 model year, the 2013 Lincoln MKX rolls into showrooms wîth enhancements that make it even more appealing. Available in front-wheel and all-wheeldrive configurations, the 2013 MKX, on sale now, is produced in Oakville, Ontario, Canada wîth a starting MSRP of $39,545 (plus $875 destination charges).
  • Stunningly Styled Midsize Sedan Offers High Levels of Technology, Impressive Power and Fuel Efficiency Stunningly Styled Midsize Sedan Offers High Levels of Technology, Impressive Power and Fuel Efficiency

    Since being completely redesigned in 2010, Kia's dramatic and eye-catching Optima midsize sedan has become a sales leader for the brand and has garnered a long list of awards and accolades. Built at Kia's Ú.S. plant based in West Point, Georgia, the Optima returns to the lineup in 2013 wîth the same unbeatable combination of head-turning design, fun-to-drive performance, modern amenities and long list of standard safety features. In addition to strong consumer appeal and record sales, Optima also has earned critical acclaim wîth a number of awards under its belt, including being named the 2012 'Best New Car Value' award from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 'Sedan of the Year' by Autobytel.com, one of the 'Top Drives for 2012' by the Boston Globe and a 'Best Buy' by Consumers Digest.
  • Ford Celebrates Production Launch of the Only Front-Wheel- Drive Hybrid Transmission To Be Made in North America

    •Ford's Van Dyke Transmission Plant adds hybrid transmission capacity thanks to a new, flexible assembly line supporting Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
    •Ford adds 225 new jobs at Van Dyke Transmission, bringing jobs
  • 1962 Corvette Gulf Oil Race Car 1962 Corvette Gulf Oil Race Car

    This car was one of the most dominating Corvettes in auto racing history. Grady Davis Gulf Oil Racing purchased the Corvette in 1962 from Yenko Chevrolet. The car was campaigned by 'The Flying Dentist,' Dr. Dick Thompson, in the 1962 SCCA-A Production Class. In 14 races, the Gulf Oil 62 Corvette finished first in class 12 times including wins at Daytona and Sebring and captured the 1962 A-Production Championship. It was one of 246 1962 Corvettes equipped with the RPO 687 package, which included heavy-duty suspension and brakes and, in this car's case, a large 37-gallon fuel tank.
  • Buick Regal Gives Customers The Power of Choice Buick Regal Gives Customers The Power of Choice

    The Buick Regal sedan delivers a premium, sporty driving experience while still achieving an estimated 36 mpg on the highway (with eAssist light electrification technology). It's also a turbocharged performance touring sedan wîth power that is responsive yet responsible.

    Attention to detail complements the Regal's bold styling, wîth Buick design cues such as the waterfall grille, select use of chrome trim and excellent fit and finish of the exterior panels. Buick's signature portholes are located on the hood instead of the front fenders, and all Regal models sport a black chrome grille.
  • The Chevrolet Electrovair II Experimental The Chevrolet Electrovair II Experimental

    The Electrovair II Experimental vehicle was built in 1966 and was GM's second post-war attempt at developing a viable electric vehicle. The Electrovair II addressed the problem of lead-acid battery weight and package size demonstrated with its predecessor by utilizing a new battery technology, silver zinc. This battery development delivered power in a package three times lighter and considerably smaller than lead-acid batteries. The Electrovair II showed promise, but it experienced the same limitations that have restricted electric car acceptance; limited range and frequent recharging requirements.
  • Rally Finland - After Stage 8

    Ford World Rally Team's drivers maintained a strong pace to retain third and fourth in Rally Finland as the second leg progressed this afternoon. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila regained top spot in the internal Ford battle as they swapped places with team-mates Petter Solberg and Chris Patter
  • Record July For Nissan Australia

    Nissan Australia has achieved a record sales result for the third month in succession after recording 6,148 sales in July, according to internal numbers announced today.

    July 2012 was the strongest July for Nissan Australia as a full-line importer and was 18 percent above July 2011, compared wit
  • Strong Figures From Nissan South Africa In July 2012

    •Nissan South Africa's strong footing in the market holds firm
    •18.3% market growth over July 2011

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Nissan South Africa (NSA) has posted healthy figures for July 2012 as the local market saw an overall increase of 3.6% in comparison to June 2012, and an 18.3%
  • 1974 Shadow DN4 Can-Am - Offered by Shadow Creator Don Nichols 1974 Shadow DN4 Can-Am - Offered by Shadow Creator Don Nichols

    One of the five Shadow DN4 Can-Am racers is scheduled to cross the Mecum block at the 2012 Monterey auction on the Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, CA. Lot S129 is scheduled to cross at 2:45PM on Saturday, August 18th.

    Five examples of the Shadow DN4 were built for 1974, only 2 of which were used in competition: DN4-1 by Oliver, DN4-3 by Follmer. Only one other made an appearance in competition, and that was two years after the Can-Am's demise. Since its completion serial number DN4-4A had been kept at Don Nichols' California shop until his phone rang one day in the summer of 1976. At the other end of the line was Harvey Hudes, owner of Canada's famed Mosport Park racing circuit. Hudes was beating the bushes to fill out a lightly-populated World Sports Car Championship race grid suffering from the woes of the energy crunch, and he hoped the Shadow and other ex-Can-Am racers would oblige. Nichols took up the challenge, bringing DN4-4A and driver Jackie Oliver across the border to help out his old friend. It was the only appearance by the car in competition and, after taking the pole, setting a new lap record and leading the entire race, it won going away from the second place McLaren M20 driven by Oliver's ex-teammate George Follmer.

    'The car acquitted itself very well that day,' recalls Nichols, 'running against the Porsche and Renault factory race teams and drivers like Jackie Ickx.' After that, it disappeared until just recently, when Don Nichols announced it would be crossing the block at Mecum Auction's Monterey, CA Daytime Auction on August 18. More information about the car and the sale can be found at mecum.com.
  • 2013 Cadillac Escalade Lineup Is Segment's Most Diverse, Luxurious 2013 Cadillac Escalade Lineup Is Segment's Most Diverse, Luxurious

    An icon in the world of luxury SÚVs, Cadillac Escalade is synonymous wîth style, technology, comfort and performance. For 2013, it continues to offer the most complete lineup in its §egmènt, wîth three distinct body styles and the Platinum models. The model range includes the Escalade, the extended-length Escalade ESV and the reconfigurable Escalade EXT.

    The Escalade and Escalade ESV are available in AWD and RWD configurations. The Escalade EXT sport-utility truck features standard, full-time AWD. All models are powered by a 6.2L V-8 wîth efficiency-enhancing continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management technology.
  • Acclaimed Hyundai Accent Subcompact Picks Up More Standard Features and Gives Shoppers More Choices For 2013 Model Year Acclaimed Hyundai Accent Subcompact Picks Up More Standard Features and Gives Shoppers More Choices For 2013 Model Year

    The 2013 Accent continues Hyundai's mission to defy convention by offering extraordinary value and class-above features to subcompact car shoppers. Now in its second year of production, Accent adds even more standard equipment and offers new class-above comfort features to satisfy shoppers in this hot §egmènt.

    Heated side mirrors, remote keyless entry and air conditioning are now standard on all 2013 Accent trims. Accent SE's side mirrors have been upgraded wîth turn signal indicators for an extra level of safety. Shoppers also will find an optional power sunroof on the Accent SE trim.
  • Duesenberg Model J Murphy Duesenberg Model J Murphy

    When introduced, the Model J was the most expensive car in America. The chassis alone cost a staggering $8500; the typical family car cost around $500. The price came standard with ambiance, style, and perfection. It was matched by its performance which included a 265 horsepower engine (325 hp for the supercharged version) and power hydraulic brakes.

    The Duesenberg Model J models were excellent candidates for coachbuilders with Murphy providing some of the most desirable and elegant designs of all.
  • Factory Certified Short Wheelbase California spyder Latest Star Attraction For RM's Monterey Auction Factory Certified Short Wheelbase California spyder Latest Star Attraction For RM's Monterey Auction

    RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is honored to announce the addition of a stunning 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, chassis 3119 GT, to its Monterey sale, August 17–18 in California.

    Considered one of the most beautiful and desirable Ferraris in existence, the California Spyder is the epitome of prestige and magnificent styling, featuring stunning bodywork designed by Pininfarina and masterfully executed by Scaglietti, all married to Ferrari's iconic 3-liter Colombo V-12. In total, just over 100 California Spyders were produced between 1958 and 1963. The example on offer is one of only 37 short wheelbase variants completed in the highly desirable covered headlight configuration, ranking it among the most attractive and desirable of all.
  • Four more legends join Gooding & Company's 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions, its greatest collection of automobiles ever assembled Four more legends join Gooding & Company's 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions, its greatest collection of automobiles ever assembled

    Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is thrilled to present four automotive icons at its Pebble Beach Auctions on August 18 & 19: the Clark Gable 1935 Duesenberg Model JN Convertible Coupe; the 'Green Hornet,' a 1931 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre SC 'Blower' Sports 2/3 Seater Boattail; the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Prototype and a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet. These extraordinary automobiles, four of the 124 total lots offered, possess exceptional provenance and historical significance, and round out what has become an unparalleled presentation of the finest collector cars ever offered.
  • More Features On 2013 Tucson GLS And Limited Delight Shoppers More Features On 2013 Tucson GLS And Limited Delight Shoppers

    For the 2013 model year, Hyundai further delights Tucson shoppers by increasing the number of standard features on both Tucson GLS and the top-of-the-line Tucson Limited. The fast growing compact crossover Segment now demands comfort features once belonging only to luxury models and favors miles per gallon over miles per hour. The new standard features on Tucson GLS are fog lights, automatic headlight control and heated front seats. The Limited trim level gains proximity key entry wîth push button start. Tucson packages these luxury comfort features wîth up to 32 mpg on the highway (EPA estimate) and a distinctive design making it a sophisticated CÚV for active lifestyles, wîth a compact size ideal for singles and couples.
  • The Cord 810 The Cord 810

    The Cord 810 made its introduction at the 1936 auto shows in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Show rules required that 100 cars had to be produced in order to be displayed. Auburn built the 100 cars in 116 days, just in time for New York. The show car, with copper accents, was very well received.

    This car is one of 22 exported to Canada. It was disassembled in the 1940s and stored in a shed for 30 years. It was re-assembled in the 1970s.
  • POLE POSITION AND A DOUBLE FINISH FOR 12C GT3 AT THE GRUELLING TOTAL 24 HOURS OF SPA  POLE POSITION AND A DOUBLE FINISH FOR 12C GT3 AT THE GRUELLING TOTAL 24 HOURS OF SPA

    •12C GT3 claims pole position for McLaren GT customer team, Von Ryan Racing
    •Five 12C GT3s qualify in the top 20 of a competitive group of more than 65 cars
    •Von Ryan Racing bring home both cars entered, claiming 4th place in Pro-Am class

    The 2012 Total 24 Hours of Spa was another challengin
  • Factory Certified Short Wheelbase California spyder Latest Star Attraction For RM's Monterey Auction  Factory Certified Short Wheelbase California spyder Latest Star Attraction For RM's Monterey Auction

    RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is honored to announce the addition of a stunning 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, chassis 3119 GT, to its Monterey sale, August 17–18 in California.

    Considered one of the most beautiful and
  • Four more legends join Gooding & Company's 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions, its greatest collection of automobiles ever assembled  Four more legends join Gooding & Company's 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions, its greatest collection of automobiles ever assembled

    Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is thrilled to present four automotive icons at its Pebble Beach Auctions on August 18 & 19: the Clark Gable 1935 Duesenberg Model JN
  • 918 Spyder prototype in vintage Martini Racing design 918 Spyder prototype in vintage Martini Racing design

    Driving trials of the Porsche 918 Spyder have entered the next phase. A permanent fixture of the test program for the 918 Spyder – and in the tuning process for all Porsche vehicles – is the 12.92 mile (20.8 km) long Nordschleife of the Nürburgring race course wîth its many bends and selective passages. A lap time of less than seven minutes and 22 seconds is one of the development goals of the innovative plug-in hybrid drive super sports car.

    The 918 Spyder, which is hardly an everyday vehicle, yet is well equipped for everyday tasks, combines a high-performance internal combustion engine wîth electric drives at the front and rear axles to achieve extraordinary driving performance and excellent efficiency. The system power of all three drives together is greater than 770 hp. The car's fuel consumption is forecast to be around three liters per 100 km when tested on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of about 70 g/km.
  • YAMAHA APPROVES NINE OHV GRANTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2012

    Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., Continues Aggressive Support of OHV Enthusiasts and Riding Areas Topping $2 Million in GRANTs Since 2008

    CYPRESS, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 - Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.'s, OHV Access Initiative – the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Na
  • AMERICAN SUZUKI JULY 2012 SALES

    American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) today reported July 2012 sales of 2,266 units. Grand Vitara saw a 23% increase over July 2011 and continues a steady climb year over year, along with SX4s.

    About Suzuki Auto

    The Brea, Calif.-based Automotive Operations of American Suzuki Motor
  • TOYOTA MOTOR SALES REPORTS RISE IN JULY 2012 SALES

    Camry Maintains Spot as Best-Selling Car in America

    Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported July 2012 sales results of 164,898 units, an increase of 36.6 percent compared to the same period last year on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw volume basis, unadjusted for
  • AMERICAN HONDA REPORTS JULY AUTO SALES: CR-V SETS SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY SALES RECORD

    American Honda today reported July 2012 U.S. sales of 116,944 units, an increase of 45.3 percent compared with July 2011 (an increase of 57.4 percent based on the daily selling rate*). The Honda Division posted July 2012 sales of 104,119 units, an increase of 46.4 percent compared with July 2011. Ac
  • KIA MOTORS AMERICA BEGINS SECOND HALF OF 2012 WITH BEST-EVER JULY SALES

    America's Fastest-Growing Car Company1 Achieves 23rd Consecutive Monthly Sales Record; Annual Sales up 15.9 Percent

    IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 - Kia Motors America's (KMA) record-setting momentum and growth continued last month with best-ever July sales of 48,074 units, a 5.6-percent in
  • HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS RECORD JULY SALES

    Newly launched Elantra GT and Elantra Coupe push Elantra sales up 22 percent

    COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012-- Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time July sales record of 62,021 units, up four percent over last year's all-time July record and up 9.5 percent, year-to-date.

    'July
  • PORSCHE REPORTS JULY SALES

    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 July 2012 sales of 2,803 vehicles. This compares to 2,768 vehicles sold last July, for an increase of one perce
  • GM U.S. SALES DOWN ON LOWER RENTAL VOLUME

    General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today reported July U.S. sales of 201,237 vehicles, down 6 percent compared with a year ago. Sales to retail customers declined 3 percent. Sales to rental fleet customers declined 41 percent, in line with the company's previous guidance.

    In July, Cadillac sales were
  • NISSAN NORTH AMERICA SALES INCREASE 16.2% IN JULY

    •Nissan Division achieves record July car sales
    •Infiniti sales increase 56.8% from prior year

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported July U.S. sales of 98,341 units versus 84,601 units a year earlier, up 16.2 percent. Nissan Division sales increased 12.3 perc
  • BMW GROUP U.S. REPORTS JULY 2012 SALES

    BMW brand up 9.4 percent year-to-date

    MINI brand up 9.5 percent year-to-date, best July ever

    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 1, 2012… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported July sales of 27,152 vehicles, an increase of 4 percent from the 26,120 vehicles sold in the sam
  • SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. JULY SALES MARK EIGHT CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF SALES GAINS

    Subaru year-to-date sales are up 23 percent

    Subaru of America, Inc. today reported record sales for the month of July of 25,183 vehicles, a 16 percent increase over July 2011. The company also reported year-to-date sales of 189,487 – an impressive 23 percent increase over prior year.
  • CHRYSLER CANADA REPORTS BEST JULY SALES IN COMPANY'S HISTORY

    •32 consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth – longest growth streak in history
    •24,162 vehicles sold represents the best July sales on record
    •All time sales record for Jeep Wrangler
    •July sales records for Ram, Dodge Journey, Chrysler 200, and Fiat 500
    •Ram pickup and Dodge Grand
  • CHRYSLER DE MEXICO REPORTS JULY 2012 SALES INCREASED OF 15 PERCENT. THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF SALES GAINS

    •Chrysler de Mexico sales register a 15 percent increase in July 2012 versus July 2011
    •Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram Truck sales up 17.4% percent
    •FIAT sales register a 77.5 percent increase in July 2012
    •Jeep Compass registers its best month so far in 2012 with 599 units sold
    •Dodge i 10
  • AAA CHICAGO: GAS PRICE AVERAGES FALL IN JULY DESPITE RECENT SPIKES

    AAA Chicago's most recent Fuel Gauge Report estimates that in Illinois, the average regular unleaded gasoline prices decreased $.08 in July with an average cost of $3.60 for the month. This price is $.27 lower than last year. This is despite the price increases at the end of July, which were largely
  • AUDI SETS ALL-TIME U.S. JULY SALES RECORD WITH 28% INCREASE

    Audi reports 19th consecutive month of record sales; premium category vehicles (A8, A7, A6, and Q7) represents 30.4% of July demand

    Audi established a new July record, with sales of 11,707 new vehicles representing a 28% increase above the old mark set in July 2011. The best July in the br
  • BMW GROUP REMAINS ON SUCCESSFUL COURSE IN SECOND QUARTER

    New record figures for sales volume and revenues
    Second-best quarterly earnings in the company's history
    Profit before financial result amounts to € 2.27 billion
    Automotive Segment second-quarter EBIT margin of 11.6%
    BMW Group reaffirms targets for fin
  • FORD FUSION ACHIEVES BEST-EVER JULY SALES, EXPLORER BEST JULY SALES IN SIX YEARS, F-SERIES GAINS FOR 12TH STRAIGHT MONTH

    •Ford Fusion sales increase 21 percent – the best July ever – with 23,326 vehicles sold
    •Explorer posts best July sales since 2006 with 11,313 vehicles sold
    •F-Series sales total 49,314 vehicles, marking 12 straight months of monthly sales gains
    •Ford Motor Company's July U.S. sales totaled 17
  • Vicari to Auction 2009 Mustang GT500KR Owned by Carroll Shelby at Oct. Biloxi Event  Vicari to Auction 2009 Mustang GT500KR Owned by Carroll Shelby at Oct. Biloxi Event

    Car enthusiasts will have an opportunity to purchase a rare Mustang personally owned by American automotive legend Carroll Shelby when it goes up for bid at The Vicari Auction Company's 16th annual Biloxi Auction, Oct. 12-13, 2012, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi, Mis