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CLOSEST FINISH IN INDIANAPOLIS HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS BIG DAY FOR MAZDA ROAD TO INDY
- Dean Stoneman topped Ed Jones by 0.0024 -
IRVINE, Calif. (May 27, 2016) – In the more than 100-year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, no race of any kind had a closer finish than today's Indy Lights Freedom 100 as Dean Stoneman crossed the finish line 0.0024 ahead of Ed Jones.
1952 Stevens Chapman Special
Construction for this car began in 1951 by Myron Stevens for H.A. Chapman. Chapman and Stevens had words, so the car was moved to Frank Kurtis' shop to be finished by Art Simms (Chapman's chief mechanic) and driver Bill Schindler. The car ran in the 1952, 1953, and 1954 Indy 500s finishing 14th, 8th, and 18th respectively.
1953 Kurtis 500B
This is KK500B that was initially owned by Pat Clancy of Memphis. Jim Davies qualified this car for the 1953 and 1955 Indy 500s, where it finished 10th and 3rd. It was a second alternate in the 1954 race.
1954 Kurtis Kraft 500C
This car was entered at Indianapolis from1954-1959. It made the 500 Race five times. Fred Agabashian, who preferred Kurtis Kraft race cars and assisted Frank Kurtis with technical input, started 24th in the Merz Engineering Special in the 1954 500 and worked his way up to a 6th place finish. The next year in 1955, Walt Faulkner finished 5th in the car at Indianapolis.
1954 Watson Bob Estes Special
This Watson built car is mechanically unmolested except for refreshing the paint a number of years ago. It remains as it was raced during the 1950s. Don Frieland drove the car to a 7th place finish in its debut in 1954.
1956 Kurtis 500F
This Kurtis-Kraft-500F Novi Replica is famously known in American racing history as 'the fastest car never to win the Indy 500.' These Novi Indy racers were the work of Novi, Michigan industrialist-sportsman Lew Welch, who first entered the 500 in 1946 with a front-wheel drive racer built by Frank Kurtis and driven by Harley Davidson racing legend Ralph Hepburn.
1956 Kurtis Kuzma KK-500
This car has a most interesting history, having been driven at various times by both Rodger Ward and A.J. Foyt. In the 1956 Indy 500 race, Rodger Ward qualified this car 15th, and finished 8th. After the 1956 race, the car was sold to Bell Lines Trucking owners Fred Sclavi and Jon Amos, who put Eddie Russo in the car for the 1957 Indy 500 race.
1957 Watson Leader Card Special
A front-row qualifier and early leader of the 1957 Indianapolis 500 in the hands of Troy Ruttman, this car's greatest success came during the two runnings of the 500-mile race conducted on the steeply banked concrete oval section of the circuit at Monza, Italy.
1958 Watson McNamara Chiropratic Special
In 1958, prior to the start of qualifying for the Indy 500, Lee Elkins bought this car without an engine from A.J.Watson. The McNamara Motor Freight Company car #73 was hastily put together by crew chief Floyd Trevis, then Dick Rathmann qualified on the pole at 145.974 mp/h, setting a new track record. The car finished 27th following a first-lap, third-turn accident with Ed Elisain: sixteen cars were involved and Pat O'Connor lost his life.
1959 Lesovsky Indy Roadster
This low slung roadster had an offset body and a laydown engine. The engine, however was tilted the opposite direction from the other laydown roadsters. This allowed the drive shaft to pass to the right of the cockpit and the top of the cylinders, laying to the left side 15 degrees from horizontal. Driver Johnny Thomson sat in a custom-made seat that leaned back 13 degrees.
1909 Buick Model 16
Before there was any such thing as the Chevrolet Motor Company, Swiss born immigrant Louis Chevrolet was an engineer and race driver of note. One of his employers was David Dunbar Buick, for whom Louis drove for in 1909.
1909 Stoddard-Dayton Model K Indy Car
This Stoddard-Dayton, No 21, was driven by Jap Clemens and participated in first races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in 1909. The leading investor of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was Carl Fisher who was also the Indiana distributor for Stoddard-Dayton. The inaugural event was held on August 19, 20, & 21, 1909.
1911 Fiat S61 Grand Prix
This 589 cubic-inch, 4-cylinder Italian fiat is believed to be the one driven to second place in the 1912 Indianapolis 500 by renowned American road racers Teddy Tetzlaff and Caleb Bragg.
1911 Inter-State Bulldog 50
This Bulldog 50 model ran in the first Indy 500 race in 1911. Driven by Harry Endicott, it started in 3rd place and was still running at the end of the race, finishing in 16th place out of 40 entrants. Only the top 12 finishers were paid, so this car fell short of any money from the race.
1912 National Speed Car
This famous No. 8 National Race Car was the outright winner of the 1912 Indianapolis 500 driven by Joe Dawson. His average speed was a remarkable 78.72 mph. This victory is particularly interesting as this National holds the Indianapolis 500 record for the largest engine to ever win, it is powered by a National four-cylinder with a bore of 5.0-inchs and a stroke of 6.25-inches, given it an overall displacement of 490.8 cubic-inches of just over 8 liters.
1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM
The Isotta-Fraschini was named after its founders Cesare Isotta and Vincenzo Fraschini on January 27, 1900. Before building their first motorcar in 1904, Isotta and Fraschini had assembled Renaults. The first Isotta-Fraschini had a four-cylinder, 24 horsepower engine and was driven by Vincenzoin several races.
1913 Mercer Model 35
When built for racing, Mercer sold the car as a stripped down Type 35 model. While the Type 35 Mercer won races on both dirt tracks and hill climb competition, Mercer was never able to win at Indy.
1913 Peugeot 3 Litre
Until 1912, winning races was simply a matter of building bigger and bigger engine. A brilliant engineer, Ernest Henry changed that. Henry's theory that a well-engineered twin-cam engine of smaller capacity could produce more power from less engine was proven correct when, in 1912, a 7.6-liter Peugeot defeated a 15-liter Fiat in the French Grand Prix. The modern race car engine was born, to be fully realized the following year when this actual 3-liter Peugeot, driven by Arthur Duray, placed second in the 1913 Indianapolis 500.
1914 Duesenberg Rickenbacker Indy racer
When the Duesenberg name first came to prominence, Fred and Augie, the German-born engineering brothers, were building race cars and entering them in events out of Des Moines, Iowa, under the banner of the Mason Motor Car Company. By late 1913, they formed the Duesenberg Motor Company in St. Paul, Minesota, and by 1914 their 4-cylinder, 360 cubic-inch cars, like this example, were competing in many races.
1914 Stutz Indy Racer
There were three Stutz cars raced at Indy in 1914. (Number 3, 5, and 8). One of them, the #3 car, was driven by the legendary Barney Oldfield. This was Oldfield's first attempt at the Indy 500 and he finished fifth. The car was powered by a mighty 434 cubic-inch, four-cylinder Wisconsin engine as Stutz did not produce engines until 1917.
2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Takes The New GT-R To The Next Level
The new 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO today made its world debut at the famous Nürburgring race course, known as one of the longest and most challenging race tracks in the world. This is also the place where the Nissan GT-R's potent performance was honed, tuned and developed.
Camaro At The Brickyard
Among the milestones surrounding the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 this weekend is Chevrolet's legacy as the official pace car – an honor it has held more than any other manufacturer.
LEVANTE ‘THE MASERATI OF SUVS' MAKES ITS UK DEBUT
Thursday 26 May 2016 – Maserati GB officially unveiled the hotly anticipated Levante SUV to a star-studded crowd at the renowned Royal Horticultural Halls tonight in London.
The event was hosted by TV and radio presenter Lisa Snowdon alongside Giulio Pastore, Maserati Europe's General Mana
MERCEDES-BENZ INVESTS APPROXIMATELY €3 BILLION IN NEW ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
Innovative solution for diesel and gasoline engines
◾New family of diesel engines fulfils future RDE requirements
◾DEKRA confirms particularly low and below-limit NOx emissions
◾Continuous technical improvements across all model ranges
◾Large-scale introduction of particulate filters for
H.R. OWEN JOINS FORCES WITH PREMIER SPORTS NETWORK TO OFFER DRIVER TRAINING TO FOOTBALL STARS
◾Leading luxury dealer group H.R. Owen to offer bespoke driver training to football stars who purchase a vehicle from any of its dealerships
◾H.R. Owen works alongside Premier Sports Network to reach players, clubs and agents
◾The scheme ensures young players know how to handle the latest supercar
VOLKSWAGEN SUPPORTS THE SPECIAL PROJECT APPLIED ART PAVILION 'A WORLD OF FRAGILE PARTS'
Volkswagen supports the Special Project Applied Art Pavilion 'A World of Fragile Parts' presented by La Biennale di Venezia and the Victoria and Albert Museum
◾Opening of 'A World of Fragile Parts' in the frame of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia
SUBARU CHOOSES FALKEN TYRE TO SUPPORT ITS NÜRBURGRING 24-HOUR CHARGE
Subaru has confirmed that it will make the move to Falken tyres in its bid to secure a fourth class win in the 44th ADAC Zurich 24-hour race, held at the Nürburgring, Germany, on 26-29 May 2016.
The Japanese tyre supplier's extensive knowledge of the Nordschleife, and in particular the Nürburgrin
CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF THE LOTUS ESPRIT WITH RARE ‘HIGH WING' MODEL
A 1992 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE 'High Wing', one of just two original factory press cars, will be auctioned at Classic Car Auctions' (CCA) June Sale on Saturday 18th June, at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa.
In the year that Lotus celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Esprit, thi
NEAL AND SHEDDEN HEAD NORTH FOR PARTY IN THE PARK
◾Halfords Yuasa Racing pairing take title tilt north to Oulton Park
◾Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden both former winners in Cheshire
◾Honda Civic Type R has proven a potent force in 2016 to-date
Halfords Yuasa Racing duo Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden are Cheshire-bound as they continue their quest
SEAT UK CONFIRMS PRICING AND SPECIFICATION FOR ATECA ‘FIRST EDITION'
◾Following successful online crowd sourcing data competition, with close to 13,000 entries, SEAT UK has confirmed pricing and specification for new Ateca First Edition
◾Exclusivity guaranteed with only 200 Ateca First Edition models destined for UK
◾Online 'lifestyle configurator' highlighted most
ALAN DAY VOLKSWAGEN SUPPORTS SARACENS, AND SARRIE'S
◾Alan Day Volkswagen is a partner of Premiership Rugby champions Saracens
◾Saracens defend title in the Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham on 28 May
◾Alan Day Volkswagen staff support Saracens Sports Foundation and Sarrie's RFC
Tomorrow, Saturday 28 May, Saracens fans will descend on
CHRYSLER 'PACIFIKIDS' MAKE DEBUT IN NEW DIGITAL AND SOCIAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE ALL-NEW 2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
◾Digital and social campaign featuring PacifiKids breaks ahead of Memorial Day Weekend; content created specifically to run across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
◾PacifiKids Miles, Izzy and Harper take actress and mom Brooklyn Decker through the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in inaugural
CAMARO AT THE BRICKYARD
Nine pace cars trace the history of Camaro and the Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS – Among the milestones surrounding the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 this weekend is Chevrolet's legacy as the official pace car – an honor it has held more than any other manufacturer.
A unique versi
ONE STAR - TWO WORLDS WITH NICO ROSBERG AND LEWIS HAMILTON
Speed & Style: Racing Performance Meets Modern Luxury in Monaco
May 27, 2016 - Monaco/Stuttgart -- The two drivers from the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, met during the run-up to the Monaco Grand Prix on 29 May 2016 for a sensational event
QX60 WINS BEST IN CLASS LUXURY SUV/CROSSOVER IN THE 2016 NEW ENGLAND MOTOR PRESS ASSOCIATION WINTER VEHICLE AWARDS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Infiniti QX60 was named 2016 Best in Class Luxury SUV/Crossover for the $40,000-$60,000 category by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). Infiniti will receive the award during the Annual Awards Dinner May 26, on the eve of the NEMPA MIT Technology Conference
BREMBO BRAKE FACTS FOR THE GRAND PRIX DE MONACO
An in-depth look at Formula 1 brake use on the Circuit de Monaco
DETROIT, (May 27, 2016) - The street circuit in Monaco will host the sixth race of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season from May 26 - 29.
The historic track, which snakes through the streets of the Principality of
STATEMENT: FRONT-PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATORS
May 27, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 4.3 million older-model vehicles in the U.S. to replace their front-passenger air bag inflators.
This action follows a defect filing by supplier Takata Corp., which advised the National Highway Traffic Safety A
May 27, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 99 minivans in the U.S. to confirm the torque on fasteners that join their third-row seatback and cushion frames.
A supplier advised FCA US that a tool had been inadvertently set to deliver slightly less
May 27, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 82 SUVs in the U.S. to replace their half-shafts.
A supplier advised FCA US of an inadvertent variation in its manufacturing process. Some of these may be subject to breakage and an investigation discove
STATEMENT: SOFTWARE UPDATE
May 27, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 16,549 cars in the U.S. to update their software.
A routine component check by FCA US discovered certain vehicles are equipped with software that may misread operating conditions and shut down propulsion
GM ANNOUNCES $14.5 BILLION REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY
DETROIT – General Motors Co. today announced the execution of an unsecured $14.5 billion revolving credit facility consisting of a $10.5 billion five-year facility and a $4.0 billion three-year facility. The facility amends and extends GM's existing $12.5 billion revolving credit facility.
1946 Stout Scarab Experimental
In 1946, William Stout updated his 1936 Scarab design and built this experimental two-door sedan, the first fiberglass-bodied automobile. The car features innovations such as a rear-mounted Ford V-8 engine, four-wheel independent air-ride suspension, and a wrap-around windshield.
1952 Comet C3 Special
Having completed the rolling chassis, the car was sold to Bob Ballinger of Highland Park, Illinois, who gave the car a Glasspar fiberglass body. The body required some modification, such as decreasing its length in order to fit the MG frame.
1952 Glasspar G2
The Glasspar was born in 1949, when Major Ken Brooks showed California fiberglass boat builder Bill Tritt the hot rod he was building. It was a stripped down Willys with a modified V-8. Tritt convinced Brooks to clothe the car in fiberglass.
1952 Verrill Wolfwagen
The body is constructed of 3/4-inch fiberglass and there are custom-made bumpers and wheel covers. After ramping up for tooling, Verrill finally realized that the car was too long to fit in the average garage. Thus, the Wolfwagen was never put into production and this is the only car that was ever constructed.
1953 Kurtis Meteor SR-100
This Kurtis-Meteor is a 1953 Kurtis KK 500 chassis with standard torsion bar suspension front and rear, mated to a Dick Jones Meteor SR-100 fiberglass body.
1953 Multiplex Allied 186
The body of this car is an Allied/Atlas fiberglass mold purchased in California in 1952. It is a copy of the famed Cisitalia. It is hand-laid fiberglass over a wooden frame.
Bentley GT Speed, GT Speed Black Edition Break Cover In New York City
Bentley Motors unveiled the most powerful Bentley vehicles ever offered for sale here this week during an exclusive event in New York City. These four revised models to the Bentley Continental line up are the 2017 model year GT Speed, GT Speed Convertible, the GT Speed Black Edition and the GT Speed Convertible Black Edition.
Buick Wildcat I
This car was built for the 1953 General Motors Motorama and is one of Buick's first fiberglass cars. Innovations for the time include concave grill, 'buffer bombs' integrated with a massive wrap around front bumper. Also featuring 'Roto Static' front hub caps that remain stationary while the wheels spin.
Cadillac Le Mans Concept
GM Styling built four of these gorgeous fiberglass show cars for various shows and exhibits. LeMans #4 was brought back to GM styling and given a styling redux under the watchful eye of Harley Earl head of GM Styling.
Subaru BRZ Offers Enhanced Performance And Updated Styling And Features For 2017
Subaru of America Inc. today announced a comprehensive update to the 2017 BRZ including improved handling, increased performance, more aggressive styling and new convenience features. These enhancements continue the company's original mission of offering enthusiasts a pure sports car with an unmatched driving experience.
Supercars cruise to the beach for Auctions America's Santa Monica collector car event
Southern California is the hub of eclectic car culture, but next month, Auctions America will take 'California cool' to a whole new level, offering a vast selection of poster cars and late-model collectibles at its annual Santa Monica sale, June 25-26. In just three years, the Auctions America event—held at the historic Barker Hangar—has emerged as a staple on the SoCal collector car scene, offering vehicles perfectly matched to diverse Southern California tastes.
Škoda Atero: Škoda Vocational Students Build Dream Coupé
26 students at the ŠKODA vocational school have built their dream coupé: the ŠKODA ATERO is a spectacular car based on the compact ŠKODA RAPID Spaceback. The fully functional, unique vehicle is already the third 'student car' from ŠKODA Academy.
ROLLS-ROYCE HERALDS THE START OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SEASON BY OPENING STUDIO IN PORTO CERVO
In the heart of Porto Cervo, a discrete enclave first envisioned in the 1960s by His Highness the Aga Khan, welcomes the world's elite. Whilst they are there, patrons of true luxury are invited to a Summer Studio, created by the world's most celebrated super-luxury house to entertain and delight, as
MG WORKS WITH SCHOOLS IN A BID TO SHAPE THE WORKFORCE OF TOMORROW
'Engineers of the future' got a hands-on experience with MG Motor's upcoming SUV, the MG GS, at a local careers fair.
Last year, colleagues from MG's technical centre volunteered to work as ambassadors to close the skills gap that is currently affecting the UK engineering industry. As part of thi
CHESHIRE'S SWOOPING OULTON PARK NEXT STOP FOR RENAULT UK CLIO CUP GRID
There is now little more than a week to go before the Renault UK Clio Cup's highly charged title race arrives at the spectacular Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire for the latest two rounds of its 2016 calendar (Sat 4/Sun 5 June).
Once more the UK Clio Cup will feature as the stand-out supporting c
TOYOTA RECALLS CERTAIN 2015 MODEL YEAR YARIS VEHICLES
TORRANCE, Calif., May 25, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 3,100 Model Year 2015 Yaris Hatch Back vehicles.
In the involved vehicles there is a possibility that a front upper shock assembly bearing could be damaged. If this occurs, t
2016 MAZDA3 TOPS KBB.COM'S 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 OF 2016 LIST
IRVINE, Calif. (May 25, 2016) – The 2016 Mazda3 topped the list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 of 2016 by the editors at Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com for the third consecutive year. Mazda3 has been named to the list every year of the vehicle's 13-year existence.
Two longstanding crite
FORGET HORSEPOWER, TOYOTA INDIANA PLANT POWERED BY PEOPLE
Dedication, Eye Toward Quality and Safety Results in 4.45 Million Vehicles Built Past 20 Years
Over the past 20 years, Toyota Indiana has built 4.45 million vehicles. But it isn't the planning, engineering, problem solving or high-pace of the assembly line that stands out to Norm Bafunno,
KIA MOTORS' MUSIC-LOVING HAMSTERS RETURN TO SHARE THE UNIFYING POWER OF MUSIC IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN FOR THE SOUL
Multi-Platform 'The World Needs More Soul' Effort Set to Unique Track Featuring Nathaniel Rateliff and German EDM Duo BUNT.
◾60-second 'Soul Jam' spot will debut on more than 34,000 movie screens on Friday, May 27; extended cut available now at YouTube.com/Kia
◾Kia's most ambitious hamster
ARE YOUR KIDS READY FOR SUMMER TRAVEL?
Top Tips to Help Keep Kids Safe in Cars This Summer from Buckle Up for Life
New York, N.Y., (May 26, 2016) – Barbecues, fireworks, s'mores and swimming – they're summer classics. They rarely change because when you know something works, you stick with it. You know what else stands
2016 Monaco Grand Prix Preview
The 2016 Formula One World Championship continues this weekend with Round Six, the Monaco Grand Prix, from the Circuit de Monaco
•Lewis: 'It's an incredible feeling, making a car dance through those streets'
•Nico: 'Monaco is the ultimate driver's track'
•Toto: 'It's clear that we are unde
Mercedes-AMG DTM Team leaves Spielberg as leaders in the championship
'Spielberg jinx' continues unabated: Strong charge by Gary Paffett goes unrewarded
•Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) still leads by three points in P1 in drivers' standings
•Gary Paffett (EURONICS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) shows strong fighting spirit
•Ulrich Fritz: 'When you still lea
THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA BECKONS FOR THE START OF THE PEKING TO PARIS MOTOR CHALLENGE 2016
The sixth Peking to Paris Motor Challenge will begin on Sunday 12th June 2016 as 110 crews cross the start line at the Great Wall of China in Beijing with an 8,500mile rally ahead of them.
Competitors will cross eleven countries including Mongolia's Gobi Desert, Russia and Belarus before entering
RENAULT AND CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS, UAL ANNOUNCE WINNER OF AUTONOMY-FOCUSED CAR INTERIOR OF THE FUTURE DESIGN COMPETITION .
◾Winning group is Oura, a wearable vehicle suit with gesture-controlled, virtual reality in-visor display
◾Three finalist groups ideas included a mobile office with inflatable seats and an interactive picture window, and a configurable three-wheeler party wagon inspired by product designer Verner P
TECHNOLOGY WARMS UP AS BMW GROUP DAUGHTER COMPANY DESIGNWORKS COLLABORATES WITH ZTE TO CREATE THE NEW AXON 7 SMART PHONE
Shanghai/ Los Angeles. While the digital world increasingly merges with our physical habitat the demand for sophisticated, integrative devices grows. However, for many businesses the true integration of the physical and digital worlds in their products still remains a key challenge. An indust
FCA US JEFFERSON NORTH PLANT PRODUCES 6 MILLIONTH VEHICLE
◾2016 Jeep® Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition marks important milestone
◾First vehicle – 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee – rolled off the line on Jan. 14, 1992
◾Jefferson North one of three FCA US facilities to call Detroit home
May 25, 2016 , Detroit - The FCA US Jefferson North Assembly
FCA US HOSTS INAUGURAL AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY RECALL BEST PRACTICES SUMMIT
◾18 automakers exchange best practices, new ideas to better execute safety recall campaigns
◾FCA US releases 'Industry Best Practices for the Management of Vehicle Safety'
May 26, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC hosted the '1st Annual Automotive Safety Recall Best Practices Summit
2016 BMW X1 EARNS 'TOP SAFETY PICK+' FROM IIHS
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 26, 2016 10:00 am EDT / 7:00 am PDT … The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today named the 2016 BMW X1 a 'Top Safety Pick+', the Institute's highest rating, continuing the company's long-standing commitment to offering class-leading safety with each new model. In order
DOVIZIOSO AND STONER GUESTS AT LAMBORGHINI TRACK ACCADEMIA
• Training day at Imola for the two Ducati Corse riders with Lamborghini Squadra Corse
• Next 'Track Intensivo' program scheduled for June 20/22
Sant'Agata Bolognese/Imola, May 25, 2016 – MotoGP Legend, two-time world champion and current Ducati tester Casey Stoner, and the Ducati Team'
BENTLEY GT SPEED, GT SPEED BLACK EDITION BREAK COVER IN NEW YORK CITY
◾Debut of the most powerful Bentley models ever offered
◾Four revised models for 2017 MY
◾US pricing starts at $240,300 MSRP
(HERNDON, Va., 26 May 2016) Bentley Motors unveiled the most powerful Bentley vehicles ever offered for sale here this week during an exclusive event in New York C
A CURE FOR RANGE ANXIETY? FORD FUSION ENERGI, WITH EPA-ESTIMATED 610-MILE RANGE, GOES FURTHER THAN ANY PLUG-IN HYBRID
◾Online Harris Poll finds 40 percent of U.S. adult drivers frustrated with their vehicle's range
◾Ford now has a plug-in hybrid vehicle that can go further than any other. The new 2017 Fusion Energi can travel an EPA-estimated 610 miles on a full tank of gas and full battery charge, the highest com
ALL-NEW FORD GT EARNS THE 2016 GENE RITVO AWARD FOR DESIGN AND ELEGANCE
◾The 2017 Ford GT has won the Gene Ritvo Award, which honors the best in design in the automotive world. The honor is awarded to the concept or vehicle that best defines elegance in design.
◾Entries were judged by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) in conjunction with design experts fr
NISSAN PROPILOT LEADS THE WAY FOR AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGY AT ISE-SHIMA G7 SUMMIT IN JAPAN
YOKOHAMA, Japan – European Council President Donald Tusk had a front-seat view to Nissan's ProPilot autonomous drive technology on Thursday at the G7 summit in Ise-shima, Japan. The EC President's car was among a cavalcade of Group of Seven next-generation vehicles.
The Nissan autonomous drive ro
SUBARU OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2017 SUBARU LEGACY AND OUTBACK MODELS
◾Legacy with Symmetrical All Wheel Drive standard begins at $21,995
◾New Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist safety technologies
◾All new Outback Touring becomes flagship model
◾Debut of new Legacy 2.5i Sport trim
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pri
CINEMA FEELING: AUDI CITY ISTANBUL OPENS
◾World's fourth cyber store from the four rings goes online in Istanbul
◾Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi Board Member for Sales and Marketing: 'As an Internet-savvy city, Istanbul is the perfect place for innovative formats'
◾Enhanced Audi City technologies even more powerful and efficient
Supercars cruise to the beach for Auctions America's Santa Monica collector car event
• Countdown underway to Auctions America's Santa Monica sale, June 25-26 at SoCal's historic Barker Hangar
• Latest highlight: iconic 1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort' headlines docket of ultra-cool poster cars
• Additional exciting entries include the Fiat 500SL used by His Holiness Pope Francis during
Duesenbergs to Drool Over at The Elegance at Hershey
HERSHEY, PA - Since its first event in 2011, The Elegance at Hershey has wowed attendees with some of the most rare, gorgeous cars ever created, and this year is no different. Car Selection Committee Chair Mark Lizewskie has just announced that five Duesenbergs, considered by some the finest America
1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3
Twenty-five years after its introduction to the American public, the Chevrolet Corvette was chosen to pace the Indy 500 for the first time. The car was provided with a unique black-and-silver two-tone paint scheme with colorful graphics added. Replica cars were identically painted, and proved to be high desirable, with 6,502 replicas were ultimately sold.
1979 Ford Mustang
There were a total of 10,478 pace car replicas produced in two assembly plants; only 2,106 cars received the 302 V8 engine with an automatic transmission; 1,445 of these cars were produced at the San Jose, California Plant and only 661 were produced at the Dearborn, Michigan plant.
1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
This was the first turbo Trans-Am. It was produced for one particular reason, the Indy 500 Pace Car.
1982 Chevrolet Camaro
This 1982 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car Edition is one of the 6,360 examples built. It has its original 305 cubic-inch Cross Fire injected engine and automatic transmission. It has special two-tone seats, air conditioning, and T-Tops.
1983 Buick Riviera
Buick was chosen as the Pace Car to lead the Indianapolis 500 in 1983, and two special convertibles were built (both still in existence) for this event. They were the color of this model. There were also over 60 white Buick Riviera convertible parade cars built.
1984 Pontiac Fiero
The mid-engined, two-seater Fiero sports car was the first of its kind built in America. It had a wedged shaped design with a compact front area with a drag coefficient that was just 0.377. The Fiero was designed by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti. This was the first two-seater Pontiac since the 1926 and 1938 coupes, and also the first and only mass-produced mid-engine sports car by a United States manufacturer.
1986 Chevrolet Corvette
1986 was the first year Chevrolet built the Corvette convertible since the 1975 model year. There were only 732 yellow convertibles built that year. This Indy Pace Car convertible example is fitted with a four-speed manual transmission.
93 Cars On Offer At Silverstone Auctions' International Debut At The Classic Race AARHUS
Almost 100 classic cars will be going under the hammer in Silverstone Auctions' debut international sale at the Classic Race Aarhus taking place this weekend, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May, in Denmark.
GMC Introduces Yukon SLT Premium Edition
GMC today announced the 2016 Yukon SLT Premium Edition – a chrome-trimmed special model offering a premium, personalized appearance on SLT models.
HYUNDAI NAMED A MOST VALUABLE EMPLOYER FOR MILITARY
Company Recognized for Commitment to Veterans and Military Personnel
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 25, 2016 – Hyundai Motor America was recognized by CivilianJobs.com, where America's military connects with civilian careers, as one of the 2016 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Mili
FORMULA DRIFT JAPAN ROUND 2: EBISU / FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 3: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Mad Mike Whiddett Wins Big In Japan
Long Beach, Calif. – May 24, 2016 – G-Shock presents Formula DRIFT Japan headed to the mountaintops of the famed Ebisu Circuit for the second round of the Formula DRIFT Japan Championship and third round of the Formula DRIFT World Championship. M
HONDA PREPARES FOR 100TH INDIANAPOLIS 500
May 25, 2016 - TORRANCE, California
◾Honda, Hinchcliffe to start from the pole
◾Rossi leads five-driver rookie field
◾Honda to field 17 drivers and teams in celebrated race
As the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 approaches on Sunday, Honda and its Honda Performance Development rac
2016 MAZDA CX-9 LIGHTS THE WAY WITH CLASS-EXCLUSIVE1 STANDARD LED LIGHTING
May 25, 2016 -- When is a headlight more than just a headlight? When it pierces through the night, letting oncoming traffic know exactly what you're driving without having to see any other part of the vehicle. When it's as much a status symbol as it is a safety system. And when it comes equip
Forget Horsepower, Toyota Indiana Plant Powered by People
Dedication, Eye Toward Quality and Safety Results in 4.45 Million Vehicles Built Past 20 Years
May 25, 2016
Over the past 20 years, Toyota Indiana has built 4.45 million vehicles. But it isn't the planning, engineering, problem solving or high-pace of the assembly line that stand
93 CARS ON OFFER AT SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS' INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT THE CLASSIC RACE AARHUS
Almost 100 classic cars will be going under the hammer in Silverstone Auctions' debut international sale at the Classic Race Aarhus taking place this weekend, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May, in Denmark.
Hosted by Silverstone Auctions and Lauritz.com, Scandinavia's largest online auctioneer, Th
Landmark Lotus Elise receives Autocar Readers' Champion Award
• Lotus Elise crowned Champion as tens of thousands vote
• Award marks anniversary year of original Elise's launch
• New Lotus Elise Sport starts from just £29,900
• Trophy will be on display first in Factory 8, then Factory 3 followed by Factory 1 and Vulcan Road
Students' Concept for Mobility App for the Blind Wins National Challenge from Toyota and Net Impact
Summer Internship for Winning Team to Advance App Concept and Support Toyota's Partner Robotics Work
Plano, Texas (May 25, 2016) -- Imagine an average commute. Perhaps you wait for a bus, walk through crowded streets and ride an elevator up to your office. Now, imagine doing it with
WORLD RX RETURNS TO HOME OF RALLYCROSS AT LYDDEN HILL WITH SIX BRITISH DRIVERS
Round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy takes place over the Bank Holiday in Great Britain this weekend (28-29 May) as the World Championship returns to Lydden Hill in Kent. A total of 63 cars have entered (24 Supercars, 29 Super1600 cars and 10 RX Lites) and
AUDI SQ7 TDI IS AUTOCAR'S INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Autocar magazine singles out the ground-breaking Audi SQ7 TDI for its significant contribution to future car technology
◾Flagship SQ7 TDI introduces a world first – the electric powered compressor
◾V8 BiTDI is the first ever S model in the Q7 range, producing 435PS, 900Nm of torque for 62mp
ISUZU BUILDS A REPUTATION WITH PAUL GRAY BUILDING
When he was looking for a replacement new truck for his long established business, self-employed builder Paul Gray followed his friend's advice and took his first look at the Isuzu N35.150 Grafter chassis for his one-man building operation based in Skipton.
'A friend of mine has an Isuzu truck an
NISSAN AND PLAYSTATION® PARTNER TO BRING VIRTUAL REALITY RACING TO UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL WITH PLAYSTATION®VR
Nissan, the Official Global Automotive Sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, will bring a unique virtual reality driving experience to fans at this year's Final in Milan, in partnership with fellow sponsor PlayStation.
In the Fan Festival site at Piazza Castello, Nissan are creating an immersive
CITROËN C4 CACTUS RIP CURL SPECIAL EDITION GOES ON SALE IN THE UK
Citroën's New C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition will go on sale in the UK on 1 June 2016, priced from just £18,480 MRRP OTR. The new Special Edition introduces Grip Control to the C4 Cactus range for the very first time and features Rip Curl inspired styling elements to emphasise the adventurous ch
BENTLEY BENTAYGA RECEIVES ‘GAME CHANGER' AWARD FROM AUTOCAR MAGAZINE
◾'Bentley's sector-defining Bentayga recognised for its unique combination of luxury, performance and versatility
◾'Game Changer' award marks new SUV out as unique in the automotive world
◾'The only, and by definition, best luxury 4x4', according to Autocar
(Crewe, 25 May 2016) Autocar m
ALL-NEW MAZDA MX-5 NAMED BRITAIN'S BEST REAL-WORLD DRIVER'S CAR AT THE 2016 AUTOCAR AWARDS
◾The all-new Mazda MX-5 claims a prestigious accolade from Britain's oldest motoring title.
◾Adds to an award tally that includes the 2016 World Car of the Year title.
◾Autocar's Real-World Drivers car title reflects a sports car that starts from just £18,495.
The all-new Mazda MX-5's handling
FORMIDABLE FORD FOCUS RS AND ITS ENGINEER CROWNED BY AUTOCAR
◾Five-star car award for 'barmy and tremendously engaging' Focus RS
◾Engineer of the Year accolade for Focus RS chief engineer Tyrone Johnson
Silverstone, Northants, 24 May, 2016 -- The Ford Focus RS now being delivered to first owners in the UK was lauded at tonight's Autocar Awards
VOLVO XC90 NAMED GAME-CHANGER AT THE AUTOCAR AWARDS 2016
◾Seven-seat XC90 SUV praised for 'transforming Volvo's standing'
◾Honoured for combining cutting-edge technology with comfort, practicality and desirability
◾Tablet-style infotainment system and ground-breaking safety aids standard on every XC90
◾Priced from £46,850 and offered with diesel, petro
JAGUAR XE IS A ‘GAME CHANGER'
◾The game-changing XE has helped Jaguar to record sales in the first four months of 2016
◾XE has contributed to the doubling of Jaguar's share of the Corporate Market in the UK
◾XE has the highest 3year/60k mile residual value in the segment and the lowest CO2 emissions of any non-Hybrid vehicle i
VAUXHALL ASTRA HONOURED AS GAME-CHANGER AT AUTOCAR AWARDS
Luton – Vauxhall's all-new Astra has claimed another title with the Autocar Game-Changer Award, proving itself to be one of the top models on the market. This latest accolade adds to the Astra's already impressive list of awards following its launch late last year.
Announced at the annual
LAURENS VAN DEN ACKER NAMED DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AT AUTOCAR AWARDS 2016
◾Renault's Senior Vice President of Corporate Design named Designer of the Year by Autocar
◾Award honours van den Acker's leadership, vision and style
◾Dutch designer started Renault's design revolution in 2009
◾van den Acker's latest design, the All-New Renault Mégane, will arrive in UK showroom
FOUR PEUGEOT 208 WRXS ON THE PROWL AT LYDDEN HILL
Boosted by Sébastien Loeb's encouraging second place in Belgium, the four PEUGEOT 208 WRX drivers are looking forward to the visit to Great Britain where Lydden Hill will host round four of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship on May 28-29.
◾After finding its way back onto the podium in Mette
INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM CAN GET WORK EXPERIENCE AT FORD THROUGH NEW FORDINCLUSIVEWORKS PILOT PROGRAM
◾Ford launches FordInclusiveWorks pilot program to provide individuals who have autism with an opportunity to gain work experience at Ford
◾Program kicks off June 1, and will provide work roles in Ford's product development organization
◾FordInclusiveWorks supports Ford's goal to contribute to a b
FORD MOTOR COMPANY ISSUES ONE SAFETY RECALL AND ONE SAFETY COMPLIANCE RECALL IN NORTH AMERICA
DEARBORN, Mich., May 25, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is issuing one safety recall and one safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows:
Ford issues safety recall for certain 2013-2014 Ford F-150 vehicles in North America to replace their brake master cylinders.
NEW GENERATION OF JAGUAR MODELS ARRIVE AT DEALERSHIPS ACROSS THE NATION
◾Jaguar continues momentum to target heart of luxury market with retailer debut of all-new Jaguar XE & F-PACE
◾Thousands of consumers get first-look at Jaguar's latest vehicles
(MAHWAH, N.J.) - May 25, 2016 - Today, Jaguar North America announced retailers throughout the country will be h
FERRARI 488 GTB WINS 5-STAR ROAD TEST AWARD FROM AUTOCAR MAGAZINE
'The best chassis in the business meets the best turbocharged engine'
London, 25 May 2016 – Ferrari's Chief Test Driver, Raffaele de Simone, collected an award for the Ferrari 488 GTB from Autocar at Silverstone Circuit last night. The award was for the 488 GTB achieving Autocar's
AVON TYRES SET TO COMPETE AT 2016 ISLE OF MAN TT
MELKSHAM, UK, 25 May 2016 – Britain's only tyre manufacturer, Avon Tyres, is preparing for a bumper session of high-octane, 150-mph-plus action on the legendary Mountain circuit at the 2016 Isle Man TT.
Melksham-based Avon is the premier name in the three-wheeled world, and has supplied th
BENTLEY RETURNS TO THE GREEN HELL
◾Two Continental GT3s will contest the world's toughest GT race
◾Bentley Motorsport confirms 2016 Nürburgring 24 Hours drivers
◾British works team outfit will work with European partner team Bentley Team ABT Sportsline
25 May 2016, Crewe – Bentley Motorsport will return to the Nürburgrin
COOPER READY FOR LYDDEN HILL, WORLD RX'S ONLY UK ROUND
MELKSHAM, UK, 25 May, 2016 – The hugely popular FIA World Rallycross Championship, which runs on Cooper tyres, arrives in the UK for the much anticipated fourth round of the season, 27-29 May.
A third of the way through the 2016 World RX calendar, there is all to play for as Mattias Ekstro
THE HELMET COMES OFF: NISSAN REVEALS THE IDENTITY OF ITS SECRET STIG
◾Nissan Europe's in-house Stig unmasked for the first time
◾Top in-house test driver ensures performance quality on every new vehicle for local markets
◾Latest project is developing Nissan's Autonomous Drive technology for release in 2017
Some say he eats a whole Micra for breakfast every day.
THE SEAT ATECA ON DISPLAY IN THE BARCELONA HARBOUR
◾The brand reveals the future models to importers and dealers
◾More than 2,400 people from 59 countries attend the presentation
◾The Ateca takes the Internet by storm with 7.2 million visits to the SEAT website
Barcelona, 25/05/2016. SEAT has presented its strategy and future plans to i
BMW i VENTURES ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN SCOOP
NEW YORK – May 25, 2016…BMW i Ventures has announced a strategic investment in Scoop Technologies, Inc., creators of the carpooling mobile application 'Scoop'. Since launching in August 2015, Scoop commuters have taken more than 40,000 trips, offsetting nearly 500,000 in commute mileage for r
BMW 2002 Hommage. 50 years of pure driving pleasure
The BMW Group has created a very special car for this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este to pay tribute to one of the most significant models in its history. First and foremost, the BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates the extraordinary feats of engineering behind the BMW 2002 turbo – and re-imagines them as a design study for our times.
DeSoto Adventurer II Concept
Similar only in name to the first DeSoto Adventurer designed by Virgil Exner in 1954 as Chrysler's answer to the Chevrolet Corvette, the 1955 DeSoto Adventurer II Concept Car was more Ghia of Italy than Exner of Detroit.
First Serial Production 2017 Acura NSX Rolls Off The Line
Acura today celebrated the highly anticipated line-off of the first serial production 2017 Acura NSX at the new Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. The PMC is the exclusive manufacturing home to Acura's next-generation NSX, the only supercar made in America.
Frank Spring, Hudson's chief engineer, worked closely with Touring's Carlo Anderloni to create the design. Trend setting advances such as air cooled brakes, flow-through ventilation and lumbar supporting seats were incorporated into the design.
Mercury Monterey XM-800 Concept
The one-of-a-kind XM-800 was conceived by Mercury's Pre-Production Studio, headed at the time by John Najjar and built by Creative Industries of Detroit in 1953. Intended targets were GM's Buick, Pontiac and Oldsmobile divisions.
Packard Panther Daytona Concept
This is the first of four Panthers built in 1954 and was designed by Chief Stylist Dick Teague and built by Packard contractor Mitchell-Bentley Corporation who was building the Caribbean at the same time. The Panther embraces futuristic styling in a fiberglass body with traditional Packard features of its grill identity and high fender low hood styling with an innovative wrap-around windshield.
Packard Predictor Concept
The Packard Predictor was one of the company's last triumphs. The Predictor's design is credited to Richard Teague and it was built on a stock Clipper chassis by Ghia. Ghia completed the project in an amazing 90 days, just in time for the Predictor to debut at the 1956 Chicago Auto Show.
Pontiac Grand Prix X-400 Concept
In 1962, GM Styling built the 1963 Pontiac X-400 Convertible out of a stock Catalina Convertible. The X-400 has a supercharged 421 Pontiac engine built by racer Mickey Thompson. One X-400 show car was built each year for 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964.
THE ALL-NEW RENAULT GRAND SCÉNIC
The All-New Grand Scénic, a family vehicle par excellence, comes with either five or seven seats and features a fresh approach in term of its design.
ZERO EMISSION NISSAN VEHICLES SET TO ELECTRIFY MILAN AT UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
◾Nissan to supply more than 100 electric vehicles during the UEFA Champions League final
◾e-NV200 van and a unique Nissan LEAF will both carry the UEFA Champions League trophy over the course of the weekend
◾Nissan in partnership with A2A to install 17 rapid chargers in Milan and its surrounding a
HYUNDAI MOTOR RUNS THREE CARS AT THE NÜRBURGRING 24H RACE INCLUDING i30 2.0 TURBO DEVELOPMENT CAR
◾Hyundai to conduct performance powertrain production trial at iconic endurance race
◾Hyundai i30 2.0-litre Turbo development car is one of three cars to contest the race
◾Nürburgring 24h race is part of the development of motorsport-inspired N models
High Wycombe, 24 May 2016 – Hyundai Motor w
RENAULT PRO+ BUSINESS BOOSTER ROADSHOW TO BE AN UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE FOR SMEs
◾Renault Pro+ Business Booster Roadshow to demonstrate Renault's best-selling LCV range and Renault Pro+ offering
◾Series of events to be held at some of the UK's most iconic motor racing circuits between 26 May to 22 June
◾Industry experts will provide attendees with exclusive assistance on opera
ENDURANCE RALLY ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES BALTIC CLASSIC RALLY
The Endurance Rally Association (ERA) has launched an exciting new addition to its 2017 calendar. The Baltic Classic is a two-week rallying adventure which starts in Copenhagen on Sunday 28th May 2017. The route takes in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland before finishing in Berl
CARRYING OFF A NEW STYLE – NISSAN REVEALS THE NV300
◾Stylish, versatile and practical new van gives Nissan one of the widest range of LCVs
◾Available in a wide range of derivatives, including Combi passenger vehicle
◾Market-leading five-year/100,000-mile pan-European warranty as standard
◾NV300's first job is to carry the Official UEFA Champions L
Tradition as inspiration. The BMW Group's Hommage vehicles come together for the first time at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2016.
Munich/Cernobbio. With BMW's centenary headline 'The Next 100 Years' in mind, the BMW Group is bringing together, for the first time, the full line-up of Hommage vehicles unveiled over recent years. They will be joined on display at a special exhibition titled 'Hommage and Concept Vehicles' i
Four stages, 1000 miles and the BMW 328: BMW Group Classic at the Mille Miglia 2016
Munich. The Mille Miglia was the toughest endurance race in the world for three decades. Since 1988, it has been held as a reliability and regularity race for historic automobiles. It is a veritable feast for classic fans who line the 1000 mile route through Northern Italy in large numbers. A
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP ANNOUNCES A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ON-DEMAND MOBILITY PROVIDER GETT
◾Volkswagen has made a USD 300 million strategic investment in Gett (formerly GetTaxi), a global ride hailing provider
◾Group intends to generate a substantial share of future sales revenue with new business models
◾The partnership is based on a joint growth strategy to expand on-demand mobility s
TOYOTA EXPANDS TAKATA AIR BAG SAFETY RECALL
TORRANCE, Calif., May 23, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that, based on recent information from Takata and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is expanding its recalls involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators.
The involved vehicles are
CADILLAC RACING HEADS TO LIME ROCK PARK FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND
O'Connell third in GT points, Cooper fourth
NEW YORK - Cadillac Racing drivers Johnny O'Connell and Michael Cooper are heading to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut for rounds 10 and 11 of the Pirelli World Challenge GT Championship to run May 27-28.
After receiving a restriction in b
2016 KIA SOUL NAMED ONE OF THE 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM
◾Fun-loving Soul's 'Cool Factor' Recognized Once Again on KBB.com's Top-10 list
◾Stylish urban runabout keeps its cool thanks to high-tech offerings and cutting edge design
◾Soul appears on KBB.com's annual list for the 5th year in a row
IRVINE, Calif., May 19, 2016 – Kia Motors America'
ASTON MARTIN FIRED UP FOR NÜRBURGRING 24-HOUR CHALLENGE
◾Aston Martin Racing to field two V12 Vantage GT3s in Nürburgring 24 Hours
◾Aston Martin Vantage GT8 to compete in close-to-production SP8 class
◾Vantage GT8 to give race debut to revolutionary NEXCEL oil system
Tuesday 24 May, Gaydon: British luxury brand Aston Martin and its official m
NISSAN READY FOR ROUND THE CLOCK CHALLENGE AT THE NÜRBURGRING
Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany – Nissan is ready to launch one of its strongest ever assaults on the Nürburgring 24 Hour led by three Nissan GT-Rs and four former GT Academy winners this weekend.
The Japanese manufacturer has been busy collecting trophies at Nürburgring in recent y
FIRST SERIAL PRODUCTION 2017 ACURA NSX ROLLS OFF THE LINE AT PERFORMANCE MANUFACTURING CENTER IN OHIO
First customer Rick Hendrick takes delivery of VIN 001 with proceeds from his $1.2 million winning bid going to two children's charities
May 24, 2016 - MARYSVILLE, Ohio Acura today celebrated the highly anticipated line-off of the first serial production 2017 Acura NSX at the new P
BIG CAT ROARS AT BONHAMS MONACO SALE AS THE HAMMER FALLS AT €7.2 MILLION EUROS FOR THE JAGUAR C-TYPE
The unique, unrestored, ex-Le Mans 24-Hour race Jaguar C-Type sports car, 'POV 114' sold for €7,245,000 euros (£5,715,580) at Bonhams' Monaco Sale, leading the British auction house's outstanding return to the French Riviera.
James Knight, International Group Director, Bonhams Motoring, said: 'Bo
One of One Porsche Turbo to be Offered at Russo and Steele's Newport Beach Collector Car Auction Event
Scottsdale, Arizona (May 24, 2016) – Always desired, habitually in style and ever collectible, Germany's legendary Porsche 911 truly represents, automotive innovation, evolution and for many, a long developed aesthetic obsession in a manner for which very few other automotive designs can riva
Toyota and Uber to Explore Ridesharing Collaboration
Toyota City, Japan, May 24, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation, an automotive company aiming for safer, more efficient and convenient mobility, and Uber, a technology platform that is evolving the way the world moves, are announcing a partnership. The companies have entered into a memorandum of
Toyota Presents Community Stars
Fifteenth Annual STAR Awards Recognize Volunteer Transportation Services
Toyota Prius Awarded to the Senior Connection
PORTLAND, ORE. (May 24, 2016) - Through the passenger-side window, 83-year-old Ferne Fabis points with excitement at the new bakery set to open soon nea
1964 Ford Mustang
1964 marked the beginning of a new era and a new market segment that was created by Ford's Mustang. With the unprecedented success, the chance to be showcased in front of thousands of race fans at the Indianapolis 500 race was yet another win for the Ford Motor Company.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro
It would a very worthy opponent to provide competition in sales for Ford's Mustang. Chevrolet attempted to knock the Mustang off its high-horse as the world's most popular pony car with their F-Body Camaro. It was attractive, sporty, and available with a wide array of performance options. It was introduced in 1967 and invited to pace the Indy 500.
1970 Oldsmobile 442
Oldsmobile served as the Indy 500 Pace Car 10 times. In 1970, the car was an Oldsmobile 442. It was equipped with heavy duty front and rear stabilizer bars and a fiber-glass hood with functional air scoops. Oldsmobile built 624 pace car replicas in 1970.
1971 Dodge Challenger
A local Dodge dealer named Eldon Palmer was chosen to driv the Indy Pace Car on race day for 1971. Unfortunately, Palmer entered the history books for causing the only pace car-related accident in Indy 500 history.
1972 Oldsmobile 442
The 4-4-2 Model returned in 1972 but it was once again an optional status on the Cutlass model. Many Oldsmobiles in the Cutlass Series were 4-4-2 optioned (option code W-29), but the package was reduced to a handling and appearance trim.
New BMW Individual Exterior Paint Programme for the I8
BMW UK is extending its program of exterior paint finishes for the BMW i8 model with an extensive array of new colours. As part of the BMW Individual collection, customers will be able to choose from a multitude of extraordinary paint finishes which not only complements the BMW i8s styling but also reflects the personal style of the customer.
Two Shelby Cobra Roadsters Reach $1 Million At Dana Mecum's 29th Original Spring Classic Auction
A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster (Lot F124) sold for $1,100,000 and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster (Lot F163) sold for $1,000,000 today at Dana Mecum's 29th Original Spring Classic, the largest muscle car auction in the world, taking place through Saturday, May 21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
ICONIC ESCORT NAMED BRITAIN'S FAVOURITE CLASSIC FORD
◾Britain's favourite classic Fords are the Escort and Capri
◾Celebrating icons ahead of Classic Ford Show
◾Major event for the Blue Ovals' finest takes place at Santa Pod, Sunday, June 5
The iconic Escort has been named the favourite Ford of all time by fans of the UK's best-selling car brand.
MIKKELSEN SECOND IN PORTUGAL, OGIER THIRD – AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR VOLKSWAGEN IN THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
◾Volkswagen significantly extends lead in all WRC competitions
◾Mikkelsen/Jæger clinch second place in final spurt, Ogier/Ingrassia third
◾Latvala/Anttila score important points in the Manufacturers' Championship
Wolfsburg (22 May 2016). There was excitement right down to the wire as Vol
MICHELIN SUPERCAR PADDOCK DEBUTS CONFIRMED WITH ONE MONTH TO GO TO FOS 2016
◾One month to go until 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed (23-26 June 2016)
◾Fifth year of Michelin Supercar Paddock
◾Supercar debuts confirmed by Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, McLaren, Mercedes and more
◾2016 marks inaugural Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper Trophy
◾View exclusive Micheli
PEUGEOT AND MICRO - PIONEERING URBAN MOBILITY WITH THE e-Kick ELECTRICALLY ASSISTED SCOOTER
PEUGEOT and MICRO have teamed up to design an integrated mobility solution
◾The e-Kick scooter is being announced as part of the launch of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV
◾e-Kick can be used to extend journey mobility and charged-up when carried in the vehicle's boot
PEUGEOT and MICRO have teamed up t
EKSTRÖM SHINES AT THE DTM IN SPIELBERG
◾Inspirational fightback: from eleventh on the grid to second at the flag
◾Pole position and third place for Jamie Green
◾Edoardo Mortara still second in the overall standings
The Red Bull Ring lent Mattias Ekström wings once again: after his convincing victory in the rain last year, he shone i
THE ALL-NEW MAZDA MX-5 RF TO MAKE ITS EUROPEAN DEBUT AT THE 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾The all-new Mazda MX-5 RF will take centre stage on Mazda's Festival of Speed stand.
◾Further MX-5 highlights include the MX-5 Spyder and Speedster concept cars.
◾The success of this iconic roadster will be celebrated with the display of the one-millionth MX-5.
With the European debut of the a
RENAULT e.DAMS CONFIRM BUEMI AND PROST FOR 2016-17 SEASON
Sébastien and Nicolas will continue their successful partnership for a third consecutive season. So far the duo has scored six wins and aided Renault e.dams to the inaugural 2014-15 Teams' title. Sébastien is currently second in the Drivers' championship, just 11 points behind the leader, while Nico
RENAULT e.DAMS GETS CHAMPIONSHIP LIFT WITH BERLIN VICTORY
Renault e.dams enjoyed a superb FIA Formula E Berlin ePrix with an emphatic victory from Sébastien Buemi and a strong fourth position from Nico Prost to give an extended lead over their nearest rivals in the Teams' championship. Séb also closed to just one point of the Drivers' championship lead aft
BARONS' BUMPER CROP FOR SUMMER
With three sales in five weeks, Barons has a busy time ahead in June and July, and the Barons team has amassed some superb entries. The intense auction action kicks off with British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars at Sandown Park on June 4th, and is followed by the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club Aut
£3.2 MILLION WORTH OF CLASSICS SOLD AT SILVERSTONE'S MAY SALE
On its return to Silverstone circuit for the May Sale on Friday 20th May, Silverstone Auctions sold 70% of the best of breed classics on offer, for a total sales value of £3.2million.
Four of Lamborghini's finest went under the hammer at the home of British motorsport, including a rare and highly
NEW BMW INDIVIDUAL EXTERIOR PAINT PROGRAMME FOR THE i8
◾Wide range of new and exciting BMW Individual paintwork colours now offered on the BMW i8
◾New addition of Black W-Spoke alloy wheels available as part of the programme
◾Available in the UK only
◾Priced from £5,495 and available at all BMW i Agents
BMW UK is extending its program of exterior
TWO SHELBY COBRA ROADSTERS REACH $1 MILLION AT DANA MECUM'S 29TH ORIGINAL SPRING CLASSIC AUCTION
1907 Stoddard-Dayton Headlines Saturday's Consignments
Indianapolis, Ind. – May 20, 2016 – A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster (Lot F124) sold for $1,100,000 and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster (Lot F163) sold for $1,000,000 today at Dana Mecum's 29th Original Spring Classic, the l
THE LAMBORGHINI MIURA CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY ON THE ROADS OF 'THE ITALIAN JOB'
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 20 May 2016 - As part of celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Miura, Automobili Lamborghini has sent two Miuras from its Museum down the route used in the film, 'The Italian Job', directed by Peter Collinson. In the opening sequence of the 1969 cult fil
GMC OFFERS TRAILERING ENHANCEMENTS FOR 2016 SIERRA
Factory- and dealer-installed features add convenience, confidence to towing duties
DETROIT – New available features including a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package and a trailering camera system complement built-in technologies to help make trailering with the 2016 GMC
VOLKSWAGEN SWEEPS RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS OPENING ROUND IN PHOENIX
Tanner Foust takes his Beetle GRC to wins in both races at the series opener for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team
Herndon, VA — No one could touch Tanner Foust in Phoenix this weekend, as the two-time Global Rallycross champion completed a perfect weekend, setting the qui
iBOT Poised for Comeback
Toyota and Dean Kamen Enter an Agreement to Facilitate Innovations that Foster Mobility Solutions for the Disabled Community
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 21, 2016) – Toyota Motor North America is joining forces with DEKA Research and Development, the company founded by legendary invent
CADILLAC OPENS 'CADILLAC HOUSE – NEW YORK'
THE MULTIPURPOSE BRAND EXPERIENCE CENTER WILL DELIVER DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING FOR CONSUMERS ACROSS ART, FASHION AND CULINARY
Daring has a new home. Cadillac today announced plans to launch Cadillac House, a physical manifestation of the brand's cultural world, located on the ground floor of th
CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER WINS DODGE CHALLENGER THROUGH FCA NATIONAL VEHICLE GIVEAWAY
Winning Oswego resident is one of more than 1.2 million entrants in annual sweepstakes
May 23, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chicago fireman Kevin Arias of the Tristate Fire Protection District was named the grand prize winner of the FCA US LLC 2015 National Sweepstakes. The Oswego,
HONDAJET RECEIVES CERTIFICATION IN EUROPE
May 23, 2016 - GENEVA
The HondaJet received type certification today from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Honda Aircraft Company announced the achievement during a press conference at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), which is taking place in Genev
HONDA CIVIC DEBUTS WITH PODIUM FINISH IN PHOENIX
May 23, 2016 - PHOENIX, Ariz.
◾Sebastian Eriksson captures third-place finish in the Honda Civic's debut
◾First podium finish of the 2016 season for Olsbergs MSE
◾Honda scores its first points in the Red Bull GRC Manufacturers' Championship
Olsbergs MSE, with driver Sebastian Eriksson,
THE 650S GT3 CLAIMS DOUBLE TOP-10 FINISH IN CANADA AND PODIUM FINISHES IN SPA
McLaren GT Factory Driver Alvaro Parente scored a double top-10 finish at the wheel of the K-PAX Racing 650S GT3 this weekend in the Pirelli World Challenge double-header at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The results keep the Portuguese driver in the battle for the championship as the season now hea
MORE STANDS FOR BARGAINS AT BEAULIEU'S SPRING AUTOJUMBLE
Hundreds of autojumblers jostled for the best finds as they packed Beaulieu's 23rd Spring Autojumble in spite of the weather. As many as 14,735 event-goers visited the show, an unmissable highlight of the classic events calendar in the Beaulieu parkland on May 21st and 22nd. The number of stands was
DS VIRGIN RACING MOVE INTO PODIUM POSITION IN OVERALL FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP IN BERLIN
DS Virgin Racing is now third overall in the FIA Formula E Championship standings after a strong drive from Jean-Eric Vergne was enough to push the team one position further up the leaderboard. Vergne's performance also saw DS Virgin Racing secure their fourth pole position of the season, surpassing
CITROËN C-ELYSÉE WTCC TAKES ON THE NÜRBURGRING AND THE NORDSCHLEIFE
For the fifth round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, José María López and Yvan Muller are heading for the legendary Nürburgring. Having won there in 2015, the Citroën Total drivers will be looking to repeat their triumphant exploits on the Nordschleife this time around.
Ever since it fi
JULIAN THOMAS AND CALUM LOCKIE WIN EPIC JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE RACE AT SILVERSTONE
◾Team of Julian Thomas and Calum Lockie take second consecutive victory by just two-tenths of a second at the International Trophy, Silverstone
◾Martin Stretton and John Pearson complete the podium in second and third respectively
◾Next race set for Le Mans Classic (8-10 July 2016). Drivers wishin
BELVIDERE ASSEMBLY PLANT EMPLOYEES HELP THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH COOL CHOICES PARTNERSHIP
◾Online card game motivates plant employees to take action and make a difference
◾Belvidere plant launches sustainability game with goal of reducing energy usage
◾Simple changes can make a big impact on the environment
◾Program follows up on recycling initiative launched last November
STRONG PACE BY GT-R SQUAD IN WORLD CHALLENGE IN CANADA
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – The Always Evolving / AIM Autosport Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 squad showed strong pace in the latest round of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Toronto.
James Davison and Bryan Heitkotter finished fifth and seventh in
2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA WINS TOP HONOR AS OVERALL 'BEST FAMILY CAR' FROM THE GREATER ATLANTA AUTOMOTIVE MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Chrysler and Ram brands win awards at the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association's 2016 Family Car Challenge
May 23, 2016 , Atlanta - The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was honored with the top awards as the 'Best Family Car' and 'Best Value' at the Family Car Challenge host
1946 Lincoln Continental
Only one 1946 Continental lapped the 2.5-mile oval. After being driven by Ford president Henry Ford II during the race, the Continental was supposed to have been given to race winner George Robson. Sadly, the victor was tragically killed in plane crash later in the year.
1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster
This car was displayed as part of the Historic Pace Car Collection at the 2006 Indy 500. The car is equipped with a six-cylinder engine and a manual transmission. The car also has power top and an AM radio.
1953 Ford Crestline
For 1953, Ford produced 2,001 Sunliner Indianapolis Pace Cars of which 25 are known to the Pace Society Register. Pace cars had been a tradition at the Indy 500 since the first 500-mile race in 1911. William Clay Ford was invited to drive the 1953 Ford Indy 500 Pace Car, accompanied by multiple Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw.
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
The 1955 Chevrolet had attractive styling with eyebrow headlight sculpting, vertical-pillar wrapping windshield, smooth lines, tastefully-restrained rear fins, and an egg crate grille. Bodystyles included a sedan, hardtop, convertible and wagon configurations. The wide range of bodystyles and equally diverse selection of engines made it attractive to many buyers. In total, over 770,000 people purchased the Bel Air.
1962 Studebaker Lark
Studebaker was selected to pace the Indy 500 in 1962, and they hoped to supply a new Avanti to pace. Due to nagging production problems for the Avanti, Studebaker was forced to supply a Lark convertible (the Lark was the first compact to pace the Indy 500).
1963 Chrysler 300 Sport Series
For 1963, Chrysler built a 300 Convertible for the Indianapolis 500 race. To commemorate this occasion, Chrysler built a limited number of 300 models known as the Pace Setter editions and produced approximately 300 hardtops and 1861 convertibles in this series.
56 DeSoto Fireflite
On January 11th of 1956 DeSoto announced it had been selected to pace the 1956 Indianapolis 500 Race. DeSoto chose a Fireflite convertible featuring special interior and exterior trim features. The car was equipped with an Adventurer 341 CID Hemi motor, producing 329 horsepower. A heavy-duty transmission and stiffened suspension completed the performance features.
Aston Martin Unveils Vanquish Zagato Concept at Villa d'Este
Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato are proud to announce the Vanquish Zagato Concept, the latest creation from their long-standing partnership. The Vanquish Zagato Concept will make its global debut at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, held at Lake Como in Italy from 21 – 22 May 2016
Marmon Model 78
This example is the car that paced the 1928 Indianapolis 500. The mileage is original. It is a 1928 Marmon Series '78' Rumble seat Roadster, featuring an 86 horsepower straight eight engine.
VITARA – HONEST JOHN CAR OF THE YEAR
Suzuki is very pleased to announce that Vitara has been voted the overall winner at the 2016 Honest John Awards held in London. Since its launch just 12 months ago in the UK, Vitara has proved to be very popular and was voted as the top choice by readers of honestjohn.co.uk. It was also voted as the
CREDIT SUISSE CELEBRATED TWO IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARIES AND HOSTED THE 7TH HISTORIC RACING FORUM
Credit Suisse Celebrated Two Important Anniversaries and Hosted the 7th Historic Racing Forum at the 2016 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
◾Credit Suisse held a wide selection of media opportunities as a key sponsor of the 10th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
◾On Friday, May 13, racing legend Sir
TDI-TUNING TAKES BRITISH KNOW-HOW TO AUSTRALIA AND THAILAND
Essex-based tuning specialist TDI-Tuning's on-going development of its bespoke tuning boxes is not limited to the UK and European markets: the tuner recently visited Australia and Thailand, helping local dealers learn about the products and carrying out dyno tests, thus continuing to prove TDI-Tunin
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, OPENS INTERACTIVE ‘TECH DECK' AT LAND ROVER BAR
◾Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge opens new 'Tech Deck' Education Centre at the home of Land Rover BAR – Britain's team to bring the America's Cup home
◾The team's Royal Patron joins local school children for the first interactive STEMCrew lesson in the new Education Centre
TESTING THE LIMITS OF THE MG GS
Do you know what a new car goes through just to make sure it's right for every eventuality? Rigorous testing, worldwide travel, freezing temperatures and strong winds are just some of them.
Next month, the new MG GS goes on sale in the UK. To mark such a momentous occasion, MG has been keen to sh
MERCEDES-BENZ GLC NAMED ‘MOST POPULAR COMPACT PREMIUM CAR' BY HONEST JOHN
Mercedes-Benz GLC wins 'Most Popular Compact Premium Car'
◾The annual Awards are based on the level of interest reviews received on the Honest John website
The Mercedes-Benz GLC was named 'Most Popular Compact Premium Car' at the Honest John Awards, which were held in London last night.
H.R. OWEN OPENS MASERATI MANCHESTER SOUTH SHOWROOM
◾H.R. Owen officially launches new Maserati Manchester South showroom with glamorous party for invited guests
◾H.R. Owen Maserati Manchester South joins long-established South Kensington and St. Albans Maserati showrooms
◾The site offers sales and servicing and will display the full model range in
RENAULT CAPTUR AWARDED MOST HIGHLY RATED CAR AT HONEST JOHN AWARDS 2016
◾Renault Captur named Most Highly Rated Car at Honest John Awards 2016
◾Compact crossover praised for value for money, fuel economy and practicality
◾Renault Captur was Europe's best-selling compact crossover in 2015
The Renault Captur was awarded the title of Most Highly Rated Car 2016 at the
FORD SCORE HONESTJOHN HAT-TRICK
BRENTWOOD, Essex, UK, May 19, 2016 – Ford claimed three accolades at the 2016 HonestJohn.co.uk reader awards. The UK's best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta, won Most Popular Small Hatchback; the dynamic Ford S-MAX collected Most Popular MPV and the iconic Ford Mustang declared the Most Popular C
HATS OFF TO THE NEW VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER: IT'S HONEST JOHN'S MOST POPULAR VAN
◾Transporter adds to prestigious collection of accolades at 2016 Honest John awards
◾Latest generation of Volkswagen's iconic Transporter scoops 'Most Popular Van' award
◾Website user reviews and frequency of user search for the T6 key to coveted award win
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' latest
HONEST JOHN USERS VOTE THE ŠKODA SUPERB MOST POPULAR LARGE FAMILY CAR 2016
◾Flagship Superb crowned Most Popular Large Family Car at Honest John Awards 2016
◾Five ŠKODA models shortlisted across four categories to include Citigo, Fabia, Yeti, Octavia and Superb.
◾Votes generated by page views from honestjohn.co.uk's users
Milton Keynes, 19 May. ŠKODA's flagship
CITROËN C4 CACTUS WINS ‘MOST POPULAR SMALL FAMILY CAR' IN HONEST JOHN AWARDS 2016
Citroën C4 Cactus has once again won the accolade of 'Most Popular Small Family Car' in the Honest John Awards 2016. The award winners are recognised based on the car reviews that generated the most user interest on the HonestJohn.co.uk website over the past year. Scooping the honour for the second
INFINITI CONCEPT VISION DISPLAYED AT GRAN TURISMO® GT SPORT LAUNCH
London - The Infiniti Concept Vision GT made its first-ever appearance outside of China yesterday at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park, London, during the launch of a new game from Gran Turismo® - GT Sport.
Displayed alongside seven other full-size concept cars, the largest ever gathering
CIVIC TYPE R NAMED MOST POPULAR PERFORMANCE CAR AT HONEST JOHN AWARDS
Honda's race car for the road, the Civic Type R, has been named as the most popular performance car at the annual Honest John Awards held yesterday in London.
Having won the 'Best Real MPG' award at the Honest John Awards last year with the frugal Civic 1.6 i-DTEC, this year sees the polar oppos
HYUNDAI MOTOR'S MOST AWARDED CAR NAMED AS WINNER AT THE 2016 HONEST JOHN AWARDS
◾Hyundai Motor wins Most Popular City car for the i10 at 2016 Honest John Awards for third year running
◾ i10 praised by users of honestjohn.co.uk for its handling, refinement and its five-year warranty
High Wycombe, 20 May 2016 - Hyundai Motor UK has added a new award to its trophy cabin
ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GROUP RAISES US$400 MILLION IN CHINESE AUTO INDUSTRY'S FIRST EVER OFFSHORE GREEN BOND ISSUANCE
20th May 2016, Hangzhou – Zhejiang Geely Holding Group ('ZGH' or the 'Group') priced the first-ever Green Bond on the offshore market from a Chinese automobile company, raising US$400m to support the development of zero-emission capable vehicles by its UK subsidiary, the London Taxi Company ('LTC'),
THE BRITISH-BUILT DISCOVERY SPORT - DID YOU KNOW?
◾Land Rover UK reveals top facts about Discovery Sport in new Infographic celebrating the model's success at the Honest John Awards
◾Land Rover Discovery Sport is the most searched for SUV on honestjohn.co.uk and takes 'Most Popular SUV' award win in the process
◾Did you know? Infographic points t
AUDI AIMS TO REPEAT 24-HOUR VICTORY AT THE NÜRBURGRING
◾Six Audi teams in 24-hour race in the Eifel
◾Twelve former winners in Audi R8 LMS on the grid
◾Nearly 26 hours of live coverage on television
The biggest racing spectacle in Germany has upped the ante once more. For the first time, Audi will be present with nine R8 LMS cars in the field of the
ACCOLADES FOR WOMEN AND DESIGN AT RENAULT
◾Agneta Dahlgren, Head of Design for C-Segment and Electric Vehicles, named Woman of the Year 2016 by Women And Vehicles in Europe (WAVE)
◾All-New Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic models to go on sale before the end of 2016
◾All-New Renault Grand Scénic due to be revealed on 24 May
PORSCHE FAMILY PICK-UP ‘TRUCKS' TO AUCTION
An unusual Volkswagen pick-up truck, which belonged to a member of the world famous Porsche family and designer of the iconic 911, will be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at The Classic Race Aarhus motorsport festival in Denmark, on 28th and 29th May.
This 1989 Volkswagen T3 double cab pick-up
HAT-TRICK FOR THE AUDI A7 SPORTBACK AT THE HONEST JOHN AWARDS
Elegant five-door Audi coupé wins Most Popular Luxury Car award for the third year in a row
◾Audi A7 Sportback range available to order now, priced from £46,865 OTR
◾SE Executive, S line and Black Edition specification available
◾Three V6 TDI outputs – 218PS, 272PS and 320PS – and a 3.0 TF
Worldwide Sales of Toyota Hybrids Surpass 9 Million Units
Toyota City, Japan, May 20, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation is proud to announce that the cumulative figures for global sales of its hybrid vehicles reached 9.014 million units as of April 30, surpassing the 9 million unit mark1. This latest million-unit milestone was achieved in just nine m
NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 VISION GRAN TURISMO DISPLAYED AT LAUNCH OF NEW GRAND TURISMO SPORT GAME IN LONDON
LONDON – The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo was on display at the Copper Box in Olympic Park, London, during the launch of a new game, Grand Turismo Sport.
Displayed alongside seven other full-size concept cars, the largest ever gathering of GT concept vision cars in one place, th
HYUNDAI NAMED 2016 TOP NON-LUXURY CPO PROGRAM BY AUTOTRADER
Automaker Recognized For Its Warranty Coverage and Low Deductible
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 20, 2016 – Hyundai was named the Best Non-Luxury Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Program by Autotrader for 2016. Hyundai secured the top spot among all non-luxury brands for having the best warr
FCA360 HIGHLIGHTS NEW RAM, ALFA ROMEO MODELS; CHRYSLER PACIFICA EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH GOOGLE
May 20, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Each month, the digital magazine FCA360 provides in-depth feature articles about FCA US LLC and its Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep®, Ram, Mopar and SRT vehicles and products.
Optimized for use on multiple web browsers and mobile devices, FCA3
NISSAN MURANO NAMED 'ACTIVITY VEHICLE OF TEXAS' BY TEXAS AUTO WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Nissan Altima and Nissan Maxima take home runner-up awards in 'Mid-size Car of Texas' and 'Full-Size Car of Texas' respectively
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Recently, the 2016 Nissan Murano was named 'Activity Vehicle of Texas' by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) during its annual Te
2016 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER NAMED ONE OF KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM MOST AFFORDABLE THREE-ROW VEHICLES
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, recognized for having over 100 improvements as compared to the 2015 model-year, has been rated third in Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com list of 10 Most Affordable Three-Row Vehicles of 2016. Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com editors highlight the 10 new 2016 model-year affordable
NISSAN JOINT RESEARCH CENTER FOR INTELLIGENT MOBILITY AT TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY OPENS IN BEIJING
BEIJING, China – This week marked the opening of the Tsinghua University (Department of Automotive Engineering) - Nissan Joint Research Center for Intelligent Mobility (the Joint Research Center), a collaboration between Nissan and Tsinghua University in Beijing to work on research and develo
RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS TO BROADCAST WORLDWIDE ON RED BULL TV IN 2016
Los Angeles, CA (May 20, 2016) – Red Bull Global Rallycross is pleased to announce an agreement for the 2016 season to broadcast its races on Red Bull TV. Launching with the start of the season in Phoenix in May, fans will be able to watch coverage from ten Red Bull GRC events which will be a
Mercedes-Benz Classic at the ADAC 24h Classic at the Nürburgring: Mercedes-AMG DTM driver Daniel Juncadella starts in the EVO II in the Youngtimer Trophy
They're racing again: On 27 May 2016, Mercedes-AMG DTM racing driver Daniel Juncadella will again start in the Youngtimer Trophy at the Nürburgring driving an EVO II constructed by Mercedes-Benz Classic. As in the past year, he will compete in the Three-Hour Race of the ADAC 24h Classic. Juncadella
Takata recall has also impact on Daimler
•Precautionary recall of vehicles in the US and Canada
•Customers' safety has highest priority
In early May, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) disclosed extensions of the recall to be carried out by airbag manufacturer Takata. According to this information, Takata has
The new Mercedes-AMG Collection 2016: Dynamic, chic and perfectly finished: personal accessories for Mercedes-AMG fans
Stuttgart. Sporty and dynamic motorsport textiles, cool shirts for kids, fine leather goods and premium personal accessories: the Mercedes-AMG Collection 2016 features a wealth of new, high-quality products. New additions to the range also include further personal accessories focussing on th
Benz Motorwagen Replica
Carl Benz's three-wheeler Motorwagen was the first successful use of the internal combustion-engined motor car. It featured a rear mounted horizontal engine with vertical crankshaft, belt primary drive and final transmission to the rear wheels by side chains.
Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) entered the light car market in the late 1920s with the introduction of the Beeza. The market at this time was dominated by the Morgan three-wheeler. They built a total of 6,650 cars between 1929 and 1936.
Carver 3 wheeler
Steer it like a car and the Carver will bank like a motorcycle. The fully automatic hydraulic-mechanical DVC system makes this exciting kind of driving possible, lending itself very well to a sporty driving style. Its low weight and aerodynamic design allows the modern 4 cylinder 68 bhp engine to take CARVER in 8.2 seconds to 100 km/hour and to a top speed of 185 km/hour.
Citroen 2CV Special
This unique vehicle is titled as a 1979 a Citroen Motorcycle. It is a two-passenger sports car that is powered by a standard Citroen 2CV engine and a four-speed gearbox.
De Dion Bouton
In 1895, Bouton created a new 137cc one-cylinder engine with electric ignition. In trials, it hit an unheard of 3500 RPM, and was usually run at 2,000 RPM. This engine was fitted behind the rear axle of a tricycle frame brought in from Decauville, fitted with the new Michelin pneumatic tires.
Lambretta began building scooters in 1947 as the demand for transportation in war-torn Italy grew at the feverish pace. With many people in need of transportation, but having few resources, the market for the inexpensive scooters grew and grew.
Mercedes-Benz F300 Life Jet
The idea behind the F 300 Life Jet, presented at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show, was to combine the benefits of a motorbike with those of a car.
Morgan Aero Super Sport
H.F.S. Morgan obtained a patent on his three-wheel design in 1910, and went into production in 1912. In the next few years, Morgan collected first-place awards in hill climbs, trials and races to become the 'fastest three-wheeler in the world.'
The Morgan F-Super Three Wheeler was the car that straddled the war years while the Morgan Motor Company manufactured armaments and aircraft parts for the war effort. One of only 92 F-Supers, it has an enclosed 10 hp flathead Ford side-valve engine instead of the exposed 2 cylinder unit seen on earlier three-wheelers.
In 1939, Peugeot introduced their first three-wheeled delivery motorcycle, the 'Trimoteur.' The company advertised it as 'the more economic of the fast means of delivery.'
The Riker was first manufactured by the Riker Electric Motor Company in New York in 1896. It was designed by Andrew L. Riker and it proved a success at racing. It was an electric powered 2-seater phaeton that won a race at Providence, Rhode Island against several gasoline powered vehicles.
The Scootacar was introduced in 1957. It was a 3-wheel vehicle built in Leeds, England by Scootacars Ltd., a division of the railway locomotive builder Hunslet Engine Company. Allegedly, the Scootacar was built because the wife of one of the directors wanted something easier to park than her Jaguar.
Toyota i-Road Concept
Offering a comfortable, enclosed environment for two occupants seated in tandem, the compact TOYOTA i-ROAD Electric Vehicle (EV) features unique, 'Active Lean' technology to provide a safe, intuitive and enjoyable, helmet-free driving experience over a range of up to 50 km* on a single charge.
Volkswagen GX3 Concept
Pure affordable performance: Crossover between sports car and motorcycle. It only takes 5.7 seconds to go from 0-62.5 mph (100 km/h) and the fuel consumption in the city is estimated to be 46 mpg (5.2 l/100 km).
GLOBAL MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV SALES PASS THE 100,000 MARK
CIRENCESTER – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has achieved the significant landmark figure of 100,000 global sales of its Outlander PHEV since its launch in 2012. Meanwhile the UK is rapidly becoming the leading market in the world for Mitsubishi plug-ins.
Lance Bradley, Managing Director of
DEREK BELL MBE TO STAR AT HEXAGON'S LE MANS CHARITY EVENING
◾Hexagon is proud to reveal that sports car racing legend Derek Bell MBE will star at its Le Mans charity evening
◾Bell won the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times and will join a host of other legendary drivers including Richard Attwood at Hexagon's new flagship Finchley showroom on July 5th
EYE-DAZZLING PEUGEOT 205 GTI DIMMA JOINS CCA JUNE SALE
An ultra-rare 1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI, modified by renowned specialists Dimma UK, has just been entered into Classic Car Auctions' (CCA) June Sale.
Founded by British National Rally Champion Terry Pankhurst in 1986, Dimma UK became the exclusive importer for the 205 body kit from Dimma SA Belgiu
SEAT LAUNCHES ‘BEAUTIFULLY MADE MAY EVENT' TEST DRIVE CAMPAIGN
◾Latest SEAT marketing campaign, 'Beautifully Made May event', highlights quality and style of its full range
◾£500 available towards purchase of every new SEAT model, over and above existing offers
◾Available on all new retail SEAT cars ordered by 31 May 2016 and registered by 30 September 2016
DRIVE MY CAR? FORD SURVEY SHOWS PEOPLE OPEN TO SHARING THEIR CAR, HOME, PHONE – EVEN THEIR DOG
◾Most people would consider allowing others to drive their car for a fee, according to a new Ford-commissioned survey of more than 10,000 people across Europe
◾The survey showed that up to 55 per cent would share their car for money, up to 44 per cent their home, up to 31 per cent their mobile pho
RARE FERRARI 512BBI AND TIMEWARP 456 HEAD LIST OF EXOTIC ITALIAN SUPERCARS AT H.R. OWEN
An iconic and lovingly maintained 1982 Ferrari 512BBi heads a list of exotic and rare supercars for sale at H.R. Owen
◾Also up for sale is a Ferrari 456 M with less than 450 miles on the clock, which has been preserved in as-new condition
◾A trio of Ferrari F12 Berlinettas are also available at th
May 18, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 392,464 older-model SUVs in the U.S. to replace their clockspring assemblies and related components.
Located in a vehicle's steering wheel, a clockspring forms part of the circuit that helps control airb
STATEMENT: CLUTCH FUNCTION
May 18, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 39,217 cars in the U.S. to upgrade their clutch release systems.
An FCA US investigation determined certain vehicles equipped with manual transmissions are subject to clutch travel that may exceed design
IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY, HYUNDAI OFFERS $1000 BENEFIT TO MILITARY SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Hyundai Doubles Military Incentive on New Car Sales May 20 - 31
Program Expanded From One Weekend to Two
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 18, 2016 – Hyundai is doubling its military incentive to United States service men and women this Memorial Day weekend. Any active or ret
WIN AT OLYMPUS MARKS BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES FOR TOYOTA RAV4
Millen and 2016 RAV4 SE Prove They've Got What It Takes
May 18, 2016 -- This past weekend at the Olympus Rally in the deep forest of Shelton,Wash., Ryan Millen and the Toyota RAV4 SE put another exclamation point on their season, winning the 2WD Class with ease, and finishing ahead
MAVEN REACHES ONE MILLION MILES DRIVEN; BOSTON, CHICAGO, AND D.C. JOIN LINEUP
In less than four months, Maven, General Motors' personal mobility brand, has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and today announced Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Maven members have driven more than one million miles, bringing them closer to the things – and people – they
FORD TRANSIT, TRANSIT CONNECT, FLEX WIN VINCENTRIC BEST FLEET VALUE IN AMERICA AWARDS
DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2016 – Ford Motor Company, led by the strength of its Transit van lineup, won seven Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards for 2016.
The awards recognize vehicles that provide fleet customers with lowest total cost of ownership.
Ford vans were named best
FCA US INVESTS $12.2 MILLION IN NEW MOPAR PARTS DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN VIRGINIA
◾400,000-plus square-foot Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) expands Mopar North American footprint to 22 PDCs
◾Virginia PDC will create more than 70 jobs and include two shifts
◾Virginia PDC to handle more than 50,000 part numbers, service more than 200 FCA US dealers and ship approximately 9.
FIVE GM VEHICLES NAMED BEST FOR FLEETS IN AMERICA
Company dominates pickup category to earn Best Value Full-Size Pickups
DETROIT – General Motors announced today that five of its vehicles have earned Vincentric 2016 Best Fleet Value in America™ awards.
In the 11 years since the program began, more GM vehicles have won Vincentric
2016 FORD FIESTA NAMED AMONG ‘TOP 10 COOLEST NEW CARS UNDER $18,000' BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK
DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2016 – Ford Fiesta is one of the Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 of 2016, according to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com.
This is the sixth time in seven years that KBB has named Fiesta to the list. The uniquely designed Ford Fiesta – starting from $14,090 (excludes
SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2017 FORESTER MODELS
◾Forester upgrades include new grille, fascia, bumper and headlights
◾Upgraded EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology now includes Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
◾Introduction of Reverse Automatic Braking on Forester line
◾Active Torque Vectoring Available on Fore
HYUNDAI VELOSTER IS ONE OF KBB.COM'S '10 COOLEST NEW CARS UNDER $18,000' FOR 2016
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 19, 2016 – The 2016 Hyundai Veloster was named one of the '10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000' by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. The trusted car experts recognized the vehicle for its unique styling and fun driving dynamics.
'With one door on the driver's side and
Austin MINI Cooper
The British Motor Corporation came into existence in 1952 by the merging of two manufacturers, Nuffield Motors and Austin. Nuffield was known for its Morris line of vehicles, while Austin had its 'Seven' model line.
Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1
The Austin-Healey marque was the combination of Donald Healey and Austin Motorworks. Designed by Gerry Coker, the 100 was first introduced in 1952 at the Earls Court Motor Show. It had an aggressively styled silhouette, tilt-back windshield, and knock-off wire wheels.
Austin-Healey 3000 MKI
The 3000 was introduced in the spring of 1959 and came as either a two- or 2+2-seater models. It would continue to be a popular sports car for Europeans and Americans through to the end of its production run in 1968.
Austin-Healey introduced the Sprite Roadster in 1958. This new vehicle had a new, cheerful design and rested on a small foot-print measuring 80-inches and having a length of just 132.6-inches. It soon received the nickname 'Bugeye' Sprite by the United States and 'Frogeye' in Britain due to its protruding headlamps atop of the hood.
The Jaguar XK120 was meant to be a low production model, but it was considerably more desirable and popular than expected, resulting in higher-than-expected production numbers. It was to have ash-framed alloy coachwork, but this was later replaced by steel after 240 examples had been produced.
The TD, with its roots in the early 1930s, had a separate chassis, obstinately separate mudguards, an upright, tombstone-like radiator grille and a petrol tank slung across the back like a metal backpack.
Built by the British Motor Corp. between 1955 and 1962, a total of 101,081 MGA's were produced. The MGA became the best selling British sports car in the USA for its time, and today, remains among the most popular British sports cars of all time.
Morgan Plus Four
Morgan introduced the +4 in 1950, replacing the original four-wheeler 4/4 with a new car bearing a 2088cc Vanguard engine producing 68 BHP and boosting performance. To accommodate this, the frame was strengthened, the front suspension improved, and Girling hydraulic brakes were fitted. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph was 17.9 seconds with a top speed of over 85 mph.
Second Generation Automated Acura RLX Development Vehicle Revealed In California
Acura has revealed its second generation automated development vehicle in California, a modified version of the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD™ luxury performance sedan. The RLX has been fitted with a new suite of radar, Lidar, camera and GPS sensors, complemented by higher performance CPUs and GPUs, and improved cabling, heat management and circuitry. These enhancements have been combined with new, more intelligent software algorithms to support more complex testing scenarios.
The Triumph Spitfire, unassuming as it may seem, is a car steeped in history. It was successful in racing (LeMans) and in rallying, and it had a production span of 18 years, in which many model changes took place.
The Triumph TR2 was built between 1953 and 1955 by the Triumph Motor Company in Britain, during which time 8,636 cars were produced. The car used a twin SU carburetor version of the 1991cc four-cylinder Standard Vanguard engine tuned to increase its output to 90 bhp.
The Triumph TR7 was produced from 1975 through 1981 with 112,368 examples created. The design was courtesy of Harris Mann who created what has been termed 'wedge shape.'
Volvo Provides The First Look At Its New Range Of Smaller Cars
Volvo Cars today unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in an audacious new direction and mark the official launch of its global small-car strategy.
SIX-SPEED DUAL CLUTCH AUTOMATIC NEW FOR MERCEDES-BENZ CITAN
Mercedes-Benz Vans has introduced dual-clutch automatic transmission versions of the Citan. From June 2016, selected Citan 112 variants will be available to order with the new 6G-DCT automatic transmission.
Citan panel van and Tourer models with the 112 petrol engine can benefit from the double c
ST MARY'S TROPHY TO BE CLOSEST FOUGHT EVER
Of all the racing highlights at the 2016 Goodwood Revival, the St. Mary's Trophy is expected to be the most closely fought race in Goodwood history...
St. Mary's Trophy Film
This year, the ever-popular St Mary's Trophy race will be battled out by a full grid of 30 identical Austin A35s. The car
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL – GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2016
Get ready to step back in time to a golden era in motorsport - the countdown to the 2016 Goodwood Revival begins now...
Expect to see breathtaking wheel-to-wheel action, thundering air displays, fur and frocks, tweeds and trilbies, style, glitz and glamour, and English eccen
KINRARA TROPHY TO RACE 'INTO-THE-DUSK'
A highlight of this year's Goodwood Revival will be the Kinrara Trophy. New for 2016, it will be a 60-minute, two-driver race into the dusk on the Friday evening, for GT cars of a type built before 1963...
Kinrara Trophy Film
In the most glamourous addition to the Revival's entry list si
FASHION AND FUN AT THE GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2016
It's time to dust off your furs and frocks, tweeds and trilbies, and revel in the most fabulous vintage fashion. The Goodwood Revival will soon be here, so let the good times roll...
Revival Fashion Film
Now in its 18th year, the Goodwood Revival is an all-singing, all-dancing celebratio
FREDDIE MARCH SPIRIT OF AVIATION 2016
In celebration of the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation concours d'elegance at the Goodwood Revival, Goodwood release this film about the history of aviation at Goodwood...
Revival Aviation Film
Goodwood's links to aviation stretch back to Freddie March, the Ninth Duke of Richmond, a keen
HIGH PRAISE FOR FORTHCOMING SILVERSTONE CLUSTER REPORT FROM REGION'S INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERING FIGURES
Senior business figures have been full of praise for a networking event hosted by Silverstone Park developer, MEPC, to thank them for their valued contribution towards an eagerly anticipated report focusing on the exceptional engineering capability within the Silverstone region.
The event was hel
SYNCHRO SET FOR DAVE ALLAN TROPHY RACE
Synchro Motorsport, the voluntary racing team based out of Honda's factory in Swindon, will be hoping for success at this year's Dave Allan Trophy race, being held on Monday 30 May 2016, at Castle Combe Circuit.
Team Principal and driver, Alyn James says: 'We are really looking forward to this ye
HYUNDAI MOTOR LAUNCHES ONE-OF-A-KIND IMMERSIVE FAN EXPERIENCE FOR EURO 2016
◾World first live reactive 360-degree audio-visual experience
◾Immerses fans in stylised world of 'Football Heaven'
◾Launched by legendary former Wales international player Vinnie Jones
◾Dome will host up to 45,000 fans across 45 matches of EURO 2016
◾Based in King's Cross, London from Friday 10
UK LEADS THE CHARGE FOR ELECTRIC TAXI PICK-UP WHILST MADRID BENEFITS FROM WORLD'S LARGEST ELECTRIC TAXI FLEET DEAL
◾The UK was Nissan's largest market for electric taxi sales in Financial Year 2015 with Europe seeing a 66% year-on-year increase in EV taxi sales as a whole
◾Nissan to provide Madrid taxi company, La Ciudad del Taxi with 110 new Nissan LEAF 30 kWh – the world's largest electric taxi fleet deal
NISSAN SUPPORTS NEW AUTONOMOUS DRIVING LEGISLATION ANNOUNCED IN THE QUEEN'S SPEECH AT STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT
◾Nissan welcomes the measures announced by The Queen today that will encourage the growth of autonomous vehicle technology in the UK
◾Nissan Qashqai with ProPilot to be built in UK from 2017
London (UK) 18th May 2016 The proposed new legislation for the insuring of self-driving cars will
SECOND GENERATION AUTOMATED ACURA RLX DEVELOPMENT VEHICLE REVEALED IN CALIFORNIA
May 18, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- Acura has revealed its second generation automated development vehicle in California, a modified version of the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD™ luxury performance sedan. The RLX has been fitted with a new suite of radar, Lidar, camera and GPS sensors, complemented
VOLKSWAGEN ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS STARTS TITLE DEFENSE AT PHOENIX DOUBLE HEADER
Scott Speed and Tanner Foust return to the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship ready to fight for the 2016 team title
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross enters the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship this weekend, May 21-22, in Phoenix with high expectations,
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION...THE ALL-NEW PRIUS LIGHTS UP PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL'S ANNUAL LOS 50 MAS BELLOS
Toyota's Prius Spotlight Cam Helped the Stars Shine on the Red Carpet
NEW YORK (May 18, 2016) – The all-new Toyota Prius lit up the world's most beautiful and famous Latino celebrities on the red carpet last night during People en Español's 20th annual Los 50 Mas Bellos event, held
ŠKODA MOTORS AHEAD WITH RECORD FLEET SALES
◾ŠKODA secures best ever April fleet sales
◾Record market share of 3.9% achieved for the month
◾New benchmarks also set in Q1 2016
Milton Keynes, 18 May 2016: ŠKODA UK has announced a record-breaking April, following another outstanding month for fleet sales.
ŠKODA posted 1,770 fleet
FOUR STAGES, 1000 MILES AND THE BMW 328: BMW GROUP CLASSIC AT THE MILLE MIGLIA 2016
The BMW Group takes six of the legendary roadsters to the starting line in the competition for historic automobiles driving through the North of Italy.
Munich. The Mille Miglia was the toughest endurance race in the world for three decades. Since 1988, it has been held as a reliabil
ENGINEERING SEASON IN LONDON: VOLKSWAGEN PARTNERS WITH VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM FOR COMPREHENSIVE EXHIBITION PROJECT
◾Engineering Season in London: Volkswagen partners with the Victoria and Albert Museum for comprehensive exhibition project
◾First association between Volkswagen Group and the Victoria and Albert Museum
◾Launch of the V&A 'Engineering Season' with opening of 'Elytra Filament Pavilion'
AUDI AIR CONDITIONING ADVANCE IS NOT TO BE SNIFFED AT
New filter system for compact Audi models will help to bring relief to allergy sufferers
◾Active substances in filter reduce allergens
◾Additional layers against fine particulates and gaseous impurities
◾Use in Audi A1, A3, Q3 and TT from June; in Audi Q2 at launch
Ingolstadt, May 18
WORLD FIRST FOR LUSCOMBE SUZUKI LEEDS
Luscombe's Leeds, the privately owned Suzuki dealership on Low Rd, Hunslet in Leeds work hard to stay ahead of the competition and once again they have achieved just that. Right now they are celebrating a 'World First' by providing interactive 360 degree interior images of their used car stock displ
VOLVO PROVIDES THE FIRST LOOK AT ITS NEW RANGE OF SMALLER CARS
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in an audacious new direction and mark the official launch of its global small-car strategy.
Today's newly revealed 40 series concept models demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand
FCA CANADA LAUNCHES MOPAR CERTIFIED COLLISION REPAIR FACILITY PROGRAM WITH CERTIFIED COLLISION CARE
◾New, nation-wide partnership will see recognized, Mopar Certified Collision Repair facilities across Canada
◾Mopar — the service, parts and customer-care brand of FCA US LLC — is working in partnership with Certified Collision Care to ensure FCA vehicles are repaired for their owners to factory sp
RAM BOOSTS DELIVERIES ON PROMASTER CITY TO MEET DEMAND; NEW YORK DEALERS DRIVE AWAY WITH DOZENS OF NEW VANS
May 17, 2016 , Pearl River, N.Y. - Ram Truck dealers from around the New York City metropolitan area made their way to Pearl River, N.Y., today to load-up on new Ram ProMaster City vans.
The Ram Commercial Truck brand hosted a one-day dealer drive-away event for the popular new ProMaste
CASCADA LAUNCH LEADS BUICK'S PERCEPTION-SHIFTING 2016
Convertible attracts new customers ahead of three more launches
DETROIT – Shattering expectations has led to three consecutive years of Buick global sales growth, and that momentum is carrying through into 2016. Last month, Buick reached an all-time high in conquest sales, or custom
INFINITI CONCEPT VISION GRAN TURISMO LAUNCHES IN GRAN TURISMO®6 ON THE PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM
HONG KONG – Infiniti lifts the virtual covers off the INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo, a vision of what a high performance Infiniti could look like in the future. It was created through close collaboration with the creators of Gran Turismo®, the racing game franchise developed by Polypho
NEW AUDI AIR CONDITIONING FILTER BRINGS RELIEF TO ALLERGY SUFFERERS
Active substances in filter reduce allergens
◾Additional layers against fine particulates and gaseous impurities
◾Use in Audi A1, A3, Q3 and TT from June; in Audi Q2 at launch
Beginning in June 2016, compact Audi models will roll off the assembly line with a new filter in the air conditioning s
1964 Pontiac GTO
There is no doubt that the Pontiac GTO started an entirely new market for the domestic auto industry. Although there were numerous cars that offered high performance drive-trains, the GTO was the first to put a large cubic-inch engine into a smaller, intermediate sized body.
Chevrolet introduced the Camaro in the fall of 1966 as a competitor to the Mustang, which had a 2.5-year head start. Previously, Chevrolet felt the Corvair would be the little runabout that would satisfy the need for a Mustang competitor, but they were proven wrong. The Camaro, like the Mustang, could be all things to all people.
In 1964, in the midst of the industry's horsepower race, the Chevelle was introduced to the muscle car market as Chevrolet's mid-size car that offered high horsepower, versatility and convenience. The 1970 Chevelle featured a bold-look with a split grille, dual headlights and a feature line with a prominent dip at waist-level on the body sides.
Ford introduced the Mach 1 in 1969, which took over as the top performance production Mustang. It was based on the Sportsroof fastback and was visually distinguished by a Flat Black painted hood with an imitation scoop or a Shaker Ram Air unit, NASCAR hood hold-down pins, reflective side stripes and dual racing mirrors.
Phantom Zenith Collection
'As we begin to write a bold new chapter in Rolls-Royce history, I am delighted to present a Bespoke Collection that so elegantly celebrates two of the world's rarest and most celebrated luxury goods; Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé. Phantom Zenith Collection motor cars speak of the marque's unrelenting commitment to setting and advancing the standard by which all other luxury goods are judged.' Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Plymouth Hemi' Cuda
The writing was on the wall by 1971 for the muscle car enthusiast. With rising gas prices and skyrocketing insurance rates, the days of the overpowered and often low priced performance automobile were numbered. For the big three, it seems that the decision was made to go out with a bang, and some of the rarest and most desirable muscle cars ever to come out of the Motor City were produced.
Plymouth Road Runner
Chrysler may have been one of the last automakers to introduce an intermediate-bodied muscle car when they introduced the 1967 Belvedere GTX, but was the first automaker to fill the market niche for a low-price performance car with their mid-year 1968 Plymouth Road Runner.
Shelby Cobra 427
In 1961, American automotive designer and race car enthusiast Carroll Shelby asked the AC Company in England if they would build him a car modified to accept a V8 engine. Shelby was declined by Chevy, but Ford thought otherwise and provided him with a couple of engines to try out.
The new 2017 BMW 2 Series now featuring the latest generation of BMW TwinPower Turbo engines
Today, BMW announced the new 2017 BMW 2 Series now featuring the latest generation of BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder inline engines. The advances in dynamics and efficiency in these new vehicles are communicated by the new model designation. The new BMW 230i Coupe and BMW 230i Convertible are powered by the latest generation 4-cylinder 2.0 liter engine featuring an even smoother power deliver and efficiency with increased horsepower and torque, 248 hp and 258 lb-ft.
INAUGURAL BRITISH GRAND PRIX CARS GATHER FOR WORLD-FIRST AT CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE 2016
Concours of Elegance 2016, Windsor Castle, 2-4 September
◾In a world-first, the Concours of Elegance will gather cars from the grid of the inaugural British GP, held at Brooklands in 1926
◾Visitors will have the unique opportunity to see where top level British motorsport began, with a Dela
VAUX-HALL THE FUSS ABOUT?
◾Britain's premier show for fans of performance Vauxhalls
◾Takes place at Santa Pod, Beds, June 12, 2016
◾Almost 2,000 club cars already booked in
◾Early bird tickets still available with £5 entry discount
It's the show that will leave you Griffin from ear-to-ear…
Britain's premier event fo
UK'S LEADING ENGINE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS TO SHOWCASE PRODUCTS AT ENGINE EXPO 2016
◾A range of innovative new technologies on display to help improve the efficiency of the next generation of vehicles
◾The UK Pavilion will include an Aston Martin Vulcan which has included development support from Prodrive and a Westfield sports car with a new rotary engine developed by AIE
FORD GT WHEELS SHOWCASE ADVANTAGES OF CARBON-FIBRE
◾All-new Ford GT will debut optional carbon-fibre wheels, offering new clear-coated, bare-carbon finish and extensive benefits of lightweighting
◾Latest iteration of carbon-fibre wheels on Ford GT feature new advanced fibre and resin compounds that allow more intricately styled wheel options
HYUNDAI MOTOR RECRUITS WORLD-RENOWNED LUXURY CAR DESIGNER SANGYUP LEE
◾World famous luxury car and sports car designer SangYup Lee will play a leading role in design strategy, direction and innovation
◾The most successful Korean designer in the global automotive industry will help the GENESIS brand establish its own design identity and enhance design competitiveness
CITROËN RACING CONTINUES DEVELOPMENT OF ITS 2017 WORLD RALLY CAR IN PORTUGAL
Three weeks after its first outing, Citroën Racing has continued development of its 2017 World Rally Car in the south of Portugal. Faced with varied weather conditions, Kris Meeke and Stéphane Lefebvre racked up the miles during four days of testing.
Fresh from the first test in the south of Fran
BMW MODEL DEBUTS AND UPGRADES FOR SUMMER 2016
◾New 340hp BMW M140i and BMW 240i M Performance models top BMW 1 and 2 Series ranges.
◾BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series now benefit from more powerful, efficient engines.
◾New BMW iPerformance range launched, including new 7 Series PHEV models with up to 29 miles all-electric range.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND EXPANDS GLOBAL REACH WITH INNOVATIVE JOB TRAINING INVESTMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA
PRETORIA, South Africa, May 17, 2016 – Ford Motor Company Fund today announced the creation of a new job training and entrepreneurial development center that will assist approximately 200 people a year, part of a five-year, $4 million investment in community building across the African contin
PRESERVING MOTHER EARTH: FORD FIRST AUTOMAKER TO USE CAPTURED CO2 TO DEVELOP FOAM AND PLASTIC FOR VEHICLES
◾Ford is the first automaker to develop foams and plastics using captured carbon dioxide for its vehicle lineup; anticipated use includes seating and underhood applications
◾ Foams formulated with up to 50 percent CO2-based polyols could reduce petroleum use by more than 600 million pounds annually
TOYOTA NAMED NEW OFFICIAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEXAS PARTNER, OPPORTUNITY DRAWING FOR 2017 TOYOTA TUNDRA
Toyota Becomes SOTX's Newest Statewide $250,000 Co-sponsor
2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition to Be Raffled off
AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2016 -- Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) officially announced Toyota as its newest Official Partner today, making the automaker a year-round
JD CLASSICS' EX-FANGIO C-TYPE TAKES THIRD CONSECUTIVE VICTORY AT MONACO HISTORIQUE
◾JD Classics' ex-Fangio Jaguar C-Type took a third consecutive victory at the Monaco Historique this weekend
◾The C-Type has now won 24 awards in 27 races, making it one of the most successful racing cars in historic competition
◾In-house driver Chris Ward qualified in pole position and took overa
GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING FOR MOTORSPORT AT THE PALACE
Held at Crystal Palace, one of the oldest venues used for racing in the world and the first place from which live televised motor-racing was ever broadcast, Motorsport at the Palace attracts racing drivers from all over the world showcasing cars from historics right through to the latest supercars.
MAJOR ORDER SEES RENAULT MASTER GET A GRIP ON MICHELDEVER TYRE & AUTO SERVICES' LCV FLEET
◾100 Renault Master Panel Vans ordered by Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services
◾Payload, value and impressive warranty instrumental in winning the order
◾Vehicles will make up a third of the UK's leading independent tyre retailer's LCV fleet
◾Renault LCVs come with four-year/100,000-mile warranty
RIGHT CAR EXPANDS ITS NEW CAR OPERATION WITH FIRST RENAULT AND DACIA DEALERSHIP
◾UK's newest Renault and Dacia dealership opens in Hull
◾First Groupe Renault dealership opened by Right Car
◾New franchise represents a £1,000,000 investment
◾Opening is another step towards Groupe Renault UK's sustainable growth strategy
Right Car – the group behind the largest independently
JOHN FORCE DEBUTS 2016 CAMARO SS FUNNY CAR
Aero-optimized body developed for downforce, stability
INDIANAPOLIS – Today Chevrolet and 16-time NHRA champion John Force introduced the all-new 2016 Camaro SS Funny Car that he'll race this weekend at the NHRA Kansas Nationals, in Topeka, Kan.
The new Funny Car body is the fi
INFINITI ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2016 Q50 3.0T
Latest model completes the 2016 Q50 lineup; new 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo expected to become highest volume engine among four powerplant choices
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti today announced pricing for four 2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0t models – each equipped with the all-new
CADILLAC RACING TAKES GT LEAD TO CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORTS PARK
O'Connell leads GT points, Cooper second
NEW YORK - Cadillac Racing drivers Johnny O'Connell and Michael Cooper head north of the border to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) for rounds eight and nine of the Pirelli World Challenge GT Championship Victoria Day Speedfest to run
SUBARU RE-AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. has announced a multi-year plan for Subaru Rally Team USA's participation in the burgeoning Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. Subaru Rally Team USA, jointly managed by Subaru motorsports arm Subaru Tecnica International and Subaru technical
DAVID HIGGINS CLAIMS VICTORY AT LEGENDARY OLYMPUS RALLY
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru driver and defending Rally America Champion David Higgins, with co-driver Craig Drew cruised to victory at the Olympus Rally, round four of the 2016 Rally America National Championship. Higgins lead from the start and never looked back, driving his Vermont SportsC
HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK+
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 17, 2016 – The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport when equipped with optional front crash prevention, has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ award today for achieving a high level of safety standards. The Santa Fe Sport received g
LINCOLN LAUNCHES AD CAMPAIGN WITH MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY FOR NEW 2017 LINCOLN MKZ
Dearborn, Mich., May 16, 2016 -- Lincoln announces three new commercials in the new 'It's like that' campaign starring Matthew McConaughey focused on the new 2017 Lincoln MKZ.
◾Filmed in a style and tone that conveys exhilaration and the visceral feeling of driving, the new ads bring the at
'ROADKILL NIGHTS POWERED BY DODGE' IS BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER; ADDITIONAL STOP ADDED FOR 2016
◾Pop-up car festival and drag racing event expands to include Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Woodward Cruise Week in Pontiac, Mich.
◾High-octane events promise grudge-match drag racing, SRT Hellcat and Viper thrill rides, show cars, celebrity appearances, live music and more
CHINESE AUTOMAKER GAC GROUP WILL EXHIBIT IN DETROIT FOR 2017 NAIAS
May 17, 2016 - The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today that Chinese automaker GAC Group will exhibit on the main show floor at the 2017 auto show. GAC Group returns to Detroit after it participated at the 2015 NAIAS where the company unveiled its GS4 SUV in front of
ROAD AMERICA OFFERS MOTORCOACH SERVICE TO VERIZON INDYCAR AND PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE EVENT
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., May 17, 2016 - Anyone in the Chicago area who is interested in attending this year's Verizon IndyCar race at Road America, but not interested in dealing with the traffic, this is the perfect solution. For the first time, Road America will do all the driving by operating an
1951 Ferrari 340 America Barchetta tops the lots at RM Sotheby's €27.5 million Monaco sale
RM Sotheby's returned to Monaco this past weekend for another successful sale alongside the Grand Prix Historique. Conducting two separate sales sessions during a single day, RM's 2016 Monaco tally exceeded €27.5 million* ($31,187,305 US) and saw several records tumble.
As racing regulations evolved in the mid-1970s, BMW Motorsport saw an opportunity to beat arch-rival, Porsche, in a new racing series by designing and manufacturing a purpose-built racing car and offering it for sale to the public as stipulated by the rules.
Ferrari 288 GTO
The Ferrari 288 GTO, or Gran Turismo Omologato, was a road-going version of the most advanced sports car ever. It was a race car for the streets. The design was by Pininfarina's Leonardo Fiorvanti, who had also been responsible for the 365 GTB/4 'Daytona.'
The Pininfarina designed F40 was debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1987 as a celebration of Ferrari's 40th year since its inception. Leonardo Fioravanti, the general manager of Pininfarina, declared the F40 would 'recover the spirit of some of the Ferrari cars of the past' and 'give our customers the possibility of driving objects that are very similar to the racing cars.'
The Ferrari Testarossa supercar, which arrived in 1984, revived a famous name from the Italian company's past. It retained its predecessor's amidships-mounted, 5-liter, flat-12 engine, which offered 380 BHP at 6300rpm, courtesy of four-valve cylinder heads. Top speed was achieved at 180 mph.
Lamborghini Countach LP 500
Lamborghini stunned the automotive community with their Miura at the 1965 Geneva Motor Show with its mid-mounted transverse V-12. The design was courtesy of Marcello Gandini and he introduced another groundbreaking design in 1971 - the LP 400 Countach. It predicated the angular style typical of the 1980s, ten years in advance. Power was from a four-liter V12 offering 375 horsepower.
The Lotus Esprit was a collaboration of the Lotus Cars Legendary race and sports car designer Colin Chapman and Ital Design's Giorgio Giugiario (he has been recently awarded as body stylist of the century). The Esprit made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October of 1975 and was instantly awarded the 'Star of the Show.'
Porsche launched the groundbreaking turbo, all-wheel-drive 959 without undertaking its certification for the USA. Prior to the passing of the 1999 'Show and Display' law which allowed relatively easy importation, a few 'gray market' cars were imported as display pieces. Under 'S&D', cars can be licensed provided they are modified to meet 1987-era emissions.
1951 Ferrari 340 America Barchetta tops the lots at RM Sotheby's €27.5 million Monaco sale
• 1951 Ferrari 340 America achieves €7.280.000 in packed auction room at Le Sporting Monte Carlo
• Six lots achieve prices in excess of €1.000.000
• 1939 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet highlights the Quattroruote Collection, achieving €660.800
• 1995 Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota also achieved a record
RECORD NUMBERS OF VIPERS TO SNAKE AROUND SILVERSTONE
American muscle cars out in force to mark UK club's 20th birthday
◾Special display and anniversary track parade on Saturday
◾Car and Bike Clubs Display Package open until the end of May
As tradition dictates, this summer's Silverstone Classic (29-31 July) will be home to a huge number of enthu
TOP 10 FINISH ON HOME SOIL KEEPS McLAREN GT FACTORY DRIVER ROB BELL IN BLANCPAIN TITLE HUNT
The #58 650S GT3 of customer team Garage 59 finished P6 in the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Cup at Silverstone to maintain Factory Driver Rob Bell's Blancpain GT Series title hopes with six rounds remaining. There was further success for the 650S GT3 in Italy as customer team FFF Racing T
JUBILEE: 100,000 THIRD-GENERATIONS ŠKODA SUPERBS PRODUCED
◾Since 2001, more than 850,000 ŠKODA Superb models have been manufactured; 100,000 third-generation ŠKODA Superbs since March 2015
◾Brand's flagship in demand across all markets
◾Substantial investments into ŠKODA Kvasiny plant, and employee recruitment
Mladá Boleslav/Kvasiny, 16 May 2016[/I
RENAULT LOOKS TO THE FUTURE AT CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2016
◾Renault is headline sponsor of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 – 24 to 26 May 2016
◾French automotive brand will provide an exclusive insight into the influences behind its innovative design strategy and how it adapts to the need for sustainable, environmentally-compatible mobility
◾Renault and Cent
RENAULT AND CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS, UAL DESIGN THE AUTONOMY-FOCUSED CAR INTERIOR OF THE FUTURE
◾New Renault and Central Saint Martins, UAL partnership hosts unique design student competition
◾CSM's MA Industrial Design students challenged to visualise how autonomous driving will impact on car interior environments
◾Winning group due to be revealed at 'Conversations with Clerkenwell' discuss
‘TIME-WARP' LOVE BUG READY FOR NEW OWNER AFTER 42 YEARS
A 42 year old Volkswagen Beetle, that has covered just 90 km, has been discovered in time warp condition and will be sold at Silverstone Auctions' Classic Race Aarhus Auction in Denmark on 28th and 29th May.
Unique is a word often used incorrectly, but in the case of this 1974 Beetle, it is not i
2016 FORMULA 1 PIRELLI SPANISH GRAND PRIX
Renault Sport Formula One Team finished a close-packed thirteenth and fourteenth in yesterday's Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. A different strategy was employed across the two cars, with Kevin Magnussen changing to a three-stop race and Jolyon Palmer running to two
'THE BEST THING I'VE EVER BOUGHT IN MY LIFE!' SAYS HAPPY ISUZU TRUCK CUSTOMER ABOUT HIS 3.5 TONNE ‘GRAFTER'
You would assume that a successful and wealthy retired businessman who is currently developing a derelict boatyard into his ideal residence in Plymouth might have bought many items over the years that he would attest as 'the best thing I've ever bought in my life'. Yet it's not any of his yachts, ho
EKSTROM WINS AGAIN TO TAKE WORLD RX CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
Mattias Ekstrom made it back-to-back victories yesterday (15 May) to move into the lead of The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy for the first time, following a peerless performance at the Kapaza Rallycross of Belgium. The EKS driver defeated Team Peugeot-Hansen's Se
VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES OFFERS BEST VALUE FOR MONEY FOR UK CHARITY
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles supplies five Transporter shuttles to the Blind Veterans Charity
◾New LWB shuttles join the charity's existing fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles
◾Transporter's reliability, build quality and residual values key to securing deal
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicl
MINI SEVEN TO MAKE EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26) will host the global debut of the first design model of the current generation of MINIs, MINI Seven.
Taking its name from the very first Mini, the 1959 Austin Seven, MINI Seven has been designed to fuse the brand's classic heritage with modern d
LOTUS ELAN PLUS 2S OF RONNIE PETERSON COMES TO SALE
Swift bidding is anticipated on this very affordable 1972 Hethel classic
A 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2S first supplied to Formula 1 driver, the late Ronnie Peterson, is one of the undisputed - and very affordable - stars at Historics at Brooklands summer sale in Surrey on Saturday 11th June.
RAM TRUCK TO SHOWCASE OFF-ROAD TRUCK LEADERSHIP AT 2016 OVERLAND EXPO
◾Overland Expo to host Ram Truck press conference and owner clinic
◾Fresh off their Chicago Auto Show unveiling, new 2017 Ram Power Wagon and Ram 2500 4x4 Off-road pickups will make their first Arizona appearance at the Overland Expo in Mormon Lake, Ariz.
◾Including popular 1500 Rebel model, Ram l
BILL FORD TO PARTICIPATE IN DETROIT STARTUP WEEK
DETROIT, May 16, 2016 -- Detroit Startup Week, powered by Chase, will feature over 100 events with 2,500+ participants expected over five days. Marquee speakers include:
◾Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company
◾ Jennifer Piepszak, CEO of Chase Business
◾Danielle Weisberg & Carl
MOPAR DODGE CHARGER R/T DRIVER HAGAN BREAKS THROUGH WITH NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS WIN
◾Matt Hagan heats up with victory in all-Mopar Dodge NHRA Funny Car final round showdown against teammate Jack Beckman
◾Hagan races Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T to first win of season and 19th of his career
◾Victory is second for a Mopar-powered Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car in 2016
COPELAND MOTORSPORTS TOPS WATKINS GLEN MAZDA MX-5 CUP RESULTS
Nikko Reger Takes the Win While Dean Copeland Takes the Points Lead in Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires
WATKINS GLEN, NY (May 15, 2016) – The first Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires races at Watkins Glen Internationa
RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM FINISHES A CLOSE-PACKED 13TH AND 14TH IN SPANISH GRAND PRIX
BARCELONA, Spain – Renault Sport Formula One Team finished a close-packed 13th and 14th in today's Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. A different strategy was employed across the two cars, with Kevin Magnussen changing to a three-stop race and Jolyon Palmer runn
ROOKIE MARK DRENNAN TAKES THE WIN IN WET AND WILD WATKINS GLEN MAZDA MX-5 CUP RACE
Spec Miata Champion Scores His First Series Win in the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires
WATKINS GLEN, NY (May 14, 2016) – Thirty-nine cars took to the Watkins Glen International circuit on Saturday afternoon for the first professional race at the
ANGIE'S LIST GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS RACE REPORT
Honda Drivers Make Their Mark at Grand Prix of Indianapolis
◾James Hinchcliffe produces podium finish with third-place run
◾Graham Rahal's charge from the back of the field nets fourth-place finish
◾Conor Daly leads 14 laps, finishes sixth, takes rookie lead
James Hinchcliffe continued
Audi of America announces pricing for updated 2017 Model Year vehicles
•Full model line improvements for 2017 Model Year vehicles, building on momentum of 64 consecutive months of record sales
•Sportier interior and exterior design packages offer more personalization options for customers
•Audi smartphone interface, which supports Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android A
INFINITI DONATES MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO CHARITY
Coaches Charity Challenge winner, the ChadTough Foundation, and the American Cancer Society among donation recipients
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This year, Infiniti donated more than $1 million to a variety of coaches' charities as part of the brand's ongoing corporate partnership with NC
SUPER GT STAR DAIKI SASAKI DOMINATES FUJI FORMULA 3 WITH TWO WINS
OYAMA, Japan – SUPER GT ace Daiki Sasaki dominated the weekend's Japanese Formula 3 action at Fuji with two wins for the B-MAX Nissan Driver Development Program team.
Sasaki held off teammate Jann Mardenborough in Saturday's race by a mere 0.612 of a second and completely dominated on Sund
NISSAN TEAMS DOMINATE WET IMOLA ELMS
TDS and United Autosport score in Imola as Hoy suffers car issue
IMOLA, Emilia-Romagna, Italy – Thiriet by TDS Racing and United Autosports were the big winners in the LM P2 and LM P3 classes in the European Le Mans Series last weekend at a rain soaked Imola. The final portion of
DRIVERS OVERCOME RAIN AND COLD TO PUT ON A SPECTACULAR SHOW AT THE 2016 NISSAN MICRA CUP SEASON OPENER
Kevin King and Xavier Coupal share victories in Calabogie
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada – The Nissan Micra Cup officially started its 2016 season this past weekend at Ontario's Calabogie Motorsports Park. An event dampened by difficult weather conditions saw rain, wind and unseason
INTRODUCING AUTOMOBILITY LA
Ford Motor Company President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields to Deliver Opening AutoMobility LA Keynote Speech
LOS ANGELES (May 16, 2016) – ANSA Productions, owners and operators of the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®), today announced that they are combining LA Auto
JAGUAR LAND ROVER JOINS THE CELEBRATIONS FOR HM THE QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
- Jaguar Land Rover joins HM The Queen and members of the Royal Family to celebrate 90th Birthday at Windsor event
- 900 horses, 1500 participants and 7 award winning Jaguar F-TYPE vehicles feature in spectacular evening of music, song, dance and equestrian displays, broadcast live on ITV
STIAN PAULSEN WINS IN SILVERSTONE AND STILL LEADS SEAT LEON EUROCUP SERIES
Excitement and spectacle in equal parts. The second round of the SEAT Leon Eurocup, hosted by British circuit Silverstone this weekend, delivered hefty doses of thrills and action to fans and followers of the international series. Finding optimal racing conditions in the UK, the SEAT Leon Eurocup co
2016 Spanish Grand Prix
Devastating day for the Silver Arrows in Spain
•Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg both failed to finish the 2016 Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya after a collision on the 1st lap
•Stewards rule no further action will be taken against either driver after it was
Unimog Challenge in June 2016: Unimog is looking for the best driver
Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks is holding a driving competition in cooperation with its Unimog partners
•The 'Unimog Challenge 2016' will be taking place on three occasions at three different locations across Germany
•30 professional users will compete in five disciplines
•Unimog fans youn
Mille Miglia 2016: Female power over a thousand miles: Susie Wolff and Ellen Lohr at the Mille Miglia
From the SSK to the 300 SL – Mercedes-Benz Classic will be represented at this year's Mille Miglia with ten of its own vehicles. Taking place from 19 to 22 May 2016, the event will be run over a thousand miles from Brescia to Rome and back. Mercedes-Benz Classic is for the first time entering an all
DTM season opener at Hockenheim: Tales from the paddock
Successful curtain-raiser for Mercedes-AMG DTM Team in home race at Hockenheim
•This is what happened: Weekend's results & facts
•News from the Mercedes-AMG motorsport teams
•Three questions for Pascal Wehrlein
•Social media news: What's new online?
•This week's important dates and eve
One of the Great Concepts From 2004 : The Chrysler ME Four-Twelve
The ME Four-Twelve is a rear-wheel drive, mid-engine super car that took less than one year to complete from start to finish. The heart of the ME Four-Twelve is its all-aluminum, quad-turbo, 6.0-liter V-12 engine. With electronic sequential multipoint fuel injection and a 9.0:1 compression ratio, the ME Four-Twelve's AMG-developed engine delivers 850 bhp @ 5750 rpm, with 850 lb-ft. (1150 N-m) of torque between 2500 and 4500 rpm on premium unleaded fuel.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
The 'station-wagon-as-a-style-statement' boom can be traced to the mid-fifties Chevrolet Nomad. The sporty, low-slung Nomad was 'the longed-for styling wedding between the production sports car and the family workhorse,' enthused Motor Trend. While a price tag higher than any Chevy except Corvette kept sales low, the Nomad's lofty status captured the imagination of the public and the attention of other automakers.
1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket Fiesta Super 88
Within the 1957 GM line-up, 'every division had something new, but this time the show stoppers were the station wagons,' reported Time Magazine. 'For the first time in six years, Oldsmobile will make a station wagon.' The new Olds was newsworthy, and the sleek pillarless Super 88 Fiesta was an especially racy-looking wagon.
1958 AMC Rambler Ambassador
A high-style four-door hardtop wagon was a logical 'next step' following the 1955 Chevy Nomad, and Rambler's all-new 1956 Cross Country was the first. Rambler called this limited-production top-of-the-line model a 'new concept in station wagon travel.' Along with full hardtop styling, the Cross Country offered a roll-down tailgate window.
1958 Packard Series 58L
Many historians agree that the last 'real' Packards rolled off the Detroit assembly line in 1956. After the 1954 merger of Studebaker and Packard, production of both marques were consolidated in Studebaker's South Bend, Indiana facilities. The resulting 1957 Packard, a redecorated Studebaker created on a shoestring budget, disappointed brand loyalists.
1959 Buick LeSabre
The 1959 Buick was all new, with striking 'delta wing' styling. The long, low profile and sharp-edged shape marked a stunning break from traditional designs. Even the model names were name: LeSabre replaced Special as the entry-level series, Invicta signified a midrange car and Electra replaced Roadmaster as the prestige Buick. The Electra '225' was just a step below Cadillac.
1959 Cadillac Broadmoor Skyview
The Broadmoor Skyview was built by Superior Coach of Lima, Ohio on a Cadillac commercial chassis. Production of six 1959 Skyviews have been verified. All were delivered to the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they replaced a fleet of 1955 and 1956 S&S Cadillac observation coaches as VIP transportation.
1959 Chrysler New Yorker Series
Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, Chrysler's New Yorker Town & Country was America's ultimate prestige station wagon. Prices were astronomical - over $5,000 - but the New Yorker represented the pinnacle of the wagon-making craft.
1959 Ford Station Wagon
For 1959, Ford was awarded the Gold Medal for 'Exceptional styling' at the Brussels World's Fair. The wagon design was pleasing, and seemed quite restrained when compared to GM and Chrysler rivals. Confounding pundits, the conservative Ford waged a hot battle for sales supremacy with the bat-winged Chevrolet.
1959 Mercury Country Cruiser
Mercury continued to go its own way in 1959, with 'dream-car design' straight out of the jet-age. The massive body and chassis was carryover from 1957-58, but sheet metal was all-new. The top-of-the-line Colony Park featured flashy hardtop styling, aircraft-inspired side sculpturing and simulated wood paneling.
1960 Buick Invicta
The Custom series of the Buick Invicta was introduced mid-year in 1960. The focal point of this special edition was the 'Custom' interior featuring plush bucket seats upholstered in genuine leather. Coupe and convertible versions were intended to compete with the Ford Thunderbird, but the station wagon edition was a horse of a different color.
1960 Dodge Polara
The all-new 1960 Dodge was shaped for the space age, from elaborate front bumper/grille combo to high-flying, 'dynamically balanced integral fins' and 'jet-pod' tail lamps. The line-topping Polara series was offered in a full range of body styles, including hardtops, sedans, convertible plus the dramatically-styled hardtop wagon seen here. Unibody construction - new for all 1960 Dodge models - was claimed to be 'twice as strong and twice as tight as ordinary body-on-frame construction.'
1961 Chrysler New Yorker
Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, Chrysler's New Yorker Town & Country was America's ultimate prestige station wagon. Prices were astronomical - over $5,000 - but the New Yorker represented the pinnacle of the wagon-making craft.
120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport history
•1899: the first Benz racing cars
•The 'Blitzen-Benz' (Lightning Benz) is the first automobile powered by a combustion engine to exceed 200 km/h
•The streamlined 'Teardrop' car of 1923
Carl Benz invented the automobile in 1886 as a means of transport: his motor vehicle was a technical masterpie
Chevrolet's groundbreaking, all-new 'Task Force' line of trucks was introduced in 1955. The first major facelift occurred in 1958, when 'quad' headlamps added up-to-the-minute style.
Chevrolet Cameo Carrier
Chevy's new-for-1955 Task Force pickups were very attractive, but the Cameo Carrier version took truck styling to a whole new level. Looking like a Motorama concept, the production Cameo Carrier is widely considered the first-ever 'luxury' truck.
Chevrolet El Camino
The El Camino made its 1debut in 1959, as a direct response to the 1957 Ford Ranchero. Featuring sleek 'Jet Age' styling combined with pickup functionality, the El Camino quickly became something of a cult car, finding a strong following among custom -car fans, hot rodders and drag racers.
Dodge D-100 Sweptside
The Sweptside was a glamorous Dodge pickup with wild 'jet -age' styling. Introduced in 1957 and built in limited numbers through the 1959 model year, the Sweptside's, high-style appearance was achieved ingeniously and economically, by grafting 1957 Dodge station wagon quarter panels onto the sides of a standard pickup truck.
Fargo Series D100
This Fargo Sweptside Pickup is powered by a 313 cubic-inch, 8-cylinder engine mated to a 3-speed manual transmission. It was built by Chrysler Canada in Windsor, Ontario and has factory-built fenders from a 1957 2-door station wagon.
Ford Custom 300 Series Ranchero
The first Ford Ranchero was introduced in December 1956, three months after; the rest of the new 1957 Ford line-up. Part car, part truck, the ingeniously designed Ranchero was based on the two -door Ford Ranch Wagon station wagon. With an integral cab and cargo box, the Ranchero offered style and
The all-new 1957 Ford F-100 marked the third generation of the ubiquitous F-series pickup. This radical square-edged design featured hidden running boards, flush-mounted front fenders, wraparound windshield and a dramatic full-width hood.
GMC's Suburban was first known as the 'Town and Country.' It was GMC's version of the Chevrolet Cameo pickup and for 1956, styling remained virtually unchanged from 1955. It retained the sleek sides, panoramic windshield, and unique tail lights.
International Harvester Golden Jubilee
The 1957 model year marked International-Harvester's 50th year of building trucks. In April of that year, International introduced its all-new A-100 series of pickups with a modernized appearance that included 'straight-through' styling and available chrome highlight trim.
Pontiac Safari El Catalina
Seeing the success of the Ford Rancerho and Chevrolet El Camino, Pontiac Motor Division considered building its own car-based pickup for 1960. Initially, there were plans to build three prototypes, but only one was completed. A second, nearly complete vehicle was destroyed.
Olympus Rally Next Challenge for RAV4
Fresh Off Oregon Trail Win, Ryan Millen and 2016 RAV4 SE Look to Repeat
Torrance, Calif., May 12, 2016 -- Coming off of a high from the last round's nail-biter win at Oregon Trail, Ryan Millen, Christina Fate, and the Rally RAV4 are looking for back-to-back wins at the Olympus Rally
HSR Global GT Debuts Memorial Day Weekend at VIR
Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Global GT Debuts Memorial Day Weekend at WISKO Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway
- Launch of New Championship for Recently-Retired Modern GT Race Cars Highlights HSR's Return to VIR
- HSR Global GT Competitor Information Booklet and Class and Car
PEUGEOT 308 – WITH CONFIDENCE. BUILT IN
◾New UK campaign draws attention to the real benefits of buying a new PEUGEOT vehicle
◾Its products – like the new 308 – have so many attributes contained within its stylish design
◾The new campaign goes live on Friday and features the 'Confidence. Built In' messaging
A new combined TV / Radio
BMW GROUP SALES CONTINUE TO GROW
◾Record sales for BMW, MINI, BMW Motorrad
◾BMW Group automobile sales up 1.9% in April: 179,285 units
◾Year-to-date sales total 736,931, up 4.9%
◾Europe and Asia lead sales growth in first four months
◾BMW i3 sales up 50.7% on same month last year
◾Strong start for BMW X5 Plug-in Hybrid
6506 APPLY TO OWN ALL-NEW FORD GT IN A MONTH; ALMOST 200,000 CONFIGURE FORD GT OF THEIR DREAMS
◾Ford received 6,506 fully completed applications from people around the world in the one-month window to apply to purchase the new EcoBoost-powered, carbon-fibre supercar
◾Almost 200,000 fans visited www.FordGT.com's virtual configurator, which lets everyone build the Ford GT of their dreams onlin
DS VIRGIN RACING DETERMINED TO RAISE THE BAR IN BERLIN
As DS Virgin Racing prepares to race on the streets of the German capital in the eighth round of the FIA Formula E Championship, the team is seeking to carry through the form it displayed at the last race in Paris to ensure a top three position in the constructor standings by the season end.
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP DELIVERS 3.36 MILLION VEHICLES IN PERIOD TO APRIL
◾0.6 percent increase from January to April
◾853,300 vehicles delivered in month of April
◾Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: 'Mixed regional developments: marked increase in Europe and North America, continued decline in South America'
Wolfsburg, May 13, 2016 – Deliveries by the Volkswa
VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS BRAND DELIVERS 1.94 MILLION VEHICLES FROM JANUARY TO APRIL
◾At 476,700 units, deliveries in April slightly below previous year
◾Brand Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann: 'China along with Central and Eastern Europe remain only growth regions for Volkswagen brand'
Wolfsburg, 13 May, 2016 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 1.94
PILOTED AUDI A7 SPORTBACK GOES TO FINISHING SCHOOL
◾Piloted A7 displays the results of further character-building development work to foster 'social competence'
◾Audi A7 piloted driving concept: concept car impresses with its natural interaction with other road users during autobahn testing
◾Navigation system can now devise routes containing maxi
MAZDA'S STYLISH RANGE BRIGHTENS GREY SKIES AT THE 2016 FLEET SHOW
◾Style, performance and efficiency win fleet manager plaudits at the 2016 Fleet Show.
◾Further corporate growth forecast as fleet chiefs back Mazda's stand-out range.
◾New launches like the 99g/km 1.5-litre diesel Mazda3 expand the marque's appeal.
With one of the youngest ranges in the industr
FORD SALES IN EUROPE CONTINUE TO RISE IN APRIL; MUSTANG GERMANY'S NO.1 SPORTS CAR AMONG PRIVATE RETAIL BUYERS
◾Ford's best April total vehicle sales since 2009; best passenger car sales since 2010; and best commercial vehicle sales since 1993*
◾Ford sales in April rose 6.3% to 113,400 vehicles in the European 20 traditional markets*, and up 4.7% to 129,600 vehicles in its European 50 total markets**
2017 NISSAN GT-R MAKES WEST COAST DEBUT AT ANNUAL Z-BASH, MAY 14
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The new 2017 Nissan GT-R, with its fresh new look inside and out, as well as major driving performance enhancements, makes its West Coast public premiere on Saturday, May 14 at the 2016 Z-Bash.
Held this year at the Angel Stadium parking lot in Anaheim, Calif., the Z-Bash
BREMBO BRAKE FACTS FOR THE GRAND PRIX DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI
DETROIT, (May 13, 2016) – Brembo is pleased to continue its initiative dedicated to the media covering the Formula 1 World Championship that shows braking facts for F1 cars specific to each circuit. The Grand Prix de España Pirelli plays host to the fifth race of the 2016 Formula 1 World Cha
Opel at RETTmobil 2016: 'Car of the Year' for Emergencies
◾New Astra Sports Tourer heads Opel's emergency vehicle line-up
◾Movano-based rescue and multi-purpose vehicle for fire brigades
◾Wide range of Opel conversions at 16th show for emergency vehicles
Rüsselsheim. Insignia Sports Tourer, Zafira Tourer, Mokka and ADAM – Opel now extends it
Strong Opel Display at the Bodensee-Klassik
Only flying is better: Opel GT trio with well-known drivers thrill spectators
Rüsselsheim. Actor Benjamin Sadler in an Opel GT, Vice President Sales & Aftersales Peter Christian Küspert also in a GT and touring car legend Joachim Winkelhock at the steering wheel of Opel Group CEO D
New Opel Astra Sports Tourer: Successful Station Wagon Rich in Tradition
Tenth generation: Opel Caravan and Sports Tourer characterize the compact class
Rüsselsheim. Over 24 million Opel Kadett and Opel Astra cars sold is an impressive number and a notable achievement. Lined up one behind the other, all Opel compact models built so far would surpass th
Hethel Edition Evora 400 Drives 50th Anniversary Home
A significant anniversary requires a significant car and, Lotus is marking 50 years since the founding of its famous factory with a limited Hethel Edition of its benchmark Evora 400.
RECORD-BREAKING 49 SUPERCARS ENTERED FOR WORLD RX OF BELGIUM
The third round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – Kapaza Rallycross of Belgium – has a record-breaking entry of 49 Supercars, each equipped with 600bhp and the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds. Belgium will also form the first of five
APOLLO VREDESTEIN APPOINTS NEW PR AGENCY IN THE UK
Apollo Vredestein B.V. has appointed AV PR to handle UK public relations and promotional activities across its wide range of premium quality tyres.
With a history spanning over 100 years, Dutch brand Vredestein has made its mark in two and four-wheel vehicle, agricultural and industrial applicati
GM DELIVERS ULTIMATE PERSONAL MOBILITY EXPERIENCES
For 20 years, OnStar focused on delivering exceptional service while enabling a connected future
DETROIT – GM started the connected car revolution 20 years ago with the launch of OnStar and continues to deliver innovative solutions at a scale unmatched by anyone in the industry. OnS
NISSAN AND MITSUBISHI MOTORS FORGE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE; NISSAN TO TAKE 34% STAKE IN MITSUBISHI MOTORS FOR 237 BILLION YEN
YOKOHAMA and TOKYO, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ('Nissan'), and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, ('MMC') announced that they have signed a Basic Agreement today to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers.
Following an MMC share issue, Nissan will take a
CHEVROLET RENEWS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SPONSORSHIP
Becomes Official Automotive Sponsor of MLB and USA Baseball's Play Ball Initiative
DETROIT – Chevrolet announced today that it has renewed its Major League Baseball (MLB) sponsorship, a partnership that dates back to 2005. Chevrolet will continue to be the Official Vehicle of Majo
AUDI CEO STADLER AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: 'OUR MODEL AND TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE WILL ENSURE FURTHER GROWTH'
◾The company is to invest more than €3 billion in models, manufacturing structures and future technology.
◾CFO Axel Strotbek: 'We aim to achieve an operating return on sales of eight to ten percent despite high advance expenditure.'
◾Piloted driving in series application in 2017, electric SUV in 2
FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. TO CHANGE COMPANY NAME TO SUBARU CORPORATION
– Enhancing the Subaru Brand with the Aim to Become 'a Compelling Company with a Strong Market Presence' –
Tokyo, Japan - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI; Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Yasuyuki Yoshinaga) today held an extraordinary meeting of its Board of Direct
EUGENA WASHINGTON, PLAYBOY'S 2016 PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR, WITH ALL-NEW 2017 FIAT 124 SPIDER
May 12, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Eugena Washington, an accomplished model and actress from Palmdale, California, has been named Playboy's 2016 Playmate of the Year. Along with her title, Washington receives $100,000 in prize money and a two-year lease on the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider.
VERNASCA SILVER FLAG HILL CLIMB TO CELEBRATE ALFA ROMEO'S RACING HERITAGE
Two hundred classic cars from all over Europe will take part in the 21st Silver Flag hill climb in Vernasca, in the Italian province of Piacenza, on June 17-19 to celebrate the Alfa Romeo's racing heritage.
As an additional feature before the start of this year's hill climb, participants will hav
CRISP SOUND AND SHARP STYLING – VOLKSWAGEN POLO BEATS IS OPEN FOR ORDER
◾The Volkswagen Polo Beats special edition is on sale now
◾Enhanced styling combines with a powerful 300-watt sound system
◾Prices start from £13,910 (RRP OTR), with petrol and diesel engines available
The Volkswagen Polo is one of the enduring mainstays of the German brand in the UK. Now Volk
‘MODERN MUMS', MILLENNIALS AND ‘QUINTASTICS' PROPEL FORD TO UK'S FASTEST-GROWING SUV BRAND
◾Ford is the fastest-growing SUV brand in the UK with 44,251 sales in 2015 – 17,112 more than in 2014
◾Ford commissioned a survey of 5,000 people across Europe to better understand the SUV boom. Nearly one in three mums with children still at home are thinking of buying an SUV, as are one in four o
THE JEEP BRAND: PIONEERING NEW MODELS AND SEGMENTS
◾Nine key vehicles mark fundamental stages in the history of the legendary Jeep® brand
◾From utility to recreational: a true pioneer in terms of ability to anticipate market trends
◾The first stage of a gripping 'journey' exploring the Jeep brand, which will be enhanced by new texts, photos and vi
McLAREN GLASGOW AWARDED EUROPEAN RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2015 IN FIRST YEAR OF TRADING
◾McLaren Glasgow crowned European Retailer of the Year 2015 following only 12 months of trading
◾McLaren Retailer of the Year Awards recognise outstanding customer service and business performance
◾The Awards are open to all McLaren retail locations with the Global Retailer of the Year 2015 due to
BMW CONNECTEDDRIVE SERVICES EXPANDS ITS OFFERING
◾Deezer and its 35 million songs joins Napster as music provider via BMW Online Entertainment.
◾BMW Labs: Control the functions of your house from your car.
◾BMW Online now as standard across BMW range.
◾Enhanced level of connectivity via BMW apps - BMW Remote and BMW Connected.
JAGUAR XF IS DIESELCAR'S ‘BEST EXECUTIVE CAR'
◾The Jaguar XF adds 'Best Executive Car' Award from DieselCar magazine to an already impressive roll of honour
◾Judges praised the XF's 'class-leading economy and excellent refinement'
◾XF also ranked second overall in DieselCar's newly launched Top 50, which charts the best new cars currently on
VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES DELIVERS 154,600 VEHICLES BETWEEN JANUARY AND APRIL
◾Worldwide delivery increase of 4.7 per cent
◾Clear growth of 7.8 per cent in Western Europe
◾In Germany the brand delivers 39,100 vehicles
◾Deliveries of the T-series up by 9.4 per cent
Hannover, 12 May 2016: In the first four months of the year Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered
NEW SEATS DRIVE STANNAH'S FLEET FORWARD
◾SEAT delivers 13 Ibiza 1.0 EcoTSI models and a Leon ST 1.6 TDI to Stannah
◾Strong track record for reliability and economy supports Stannah's 365-day operation
◾Current SEAT range wins praise for affordability, quality and whole-life cost
◾New cars supplied by the Business Centre at Snows SEAT S
NISSAN NP300 NAVARA CROWNED PICK OF THE PICK-UPS IN 2016 DIESEL CAR TOP 50
◾All-new Nissan NP300 Navara awarded Best Pick-Up in 2016 Diesel Car Top 50
◾Ian Robertson, Editor of Diesel Car: 'Many manufacturers boast about car-like road manners and don't deliver, but this latest NP300 Navara delivers it in spades.'
The newly-launched Nissan NP300 Navara has added to its
SPORTAGE SUCCESS CONTINUES WITH DIESEL CAR OF THE YEAR AND BEST MEDIUM SUV
◾Sportage wins Car of the Year and Best Medium SUV in hotly contested Diesel Car Awards
◾Sportage applauded for its value for money, high specification and excellent handling
◾Both Sorento and cee'd claim top 50 places – surpassing many premium rivals
Only a few months after launch, the all-new
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE EDWARD VISITS FERRARI
A special evening at the MEF in support of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Modena, 11 May – The Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena provided the backdrop for a very special evening yesterday that saw Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne meet with His Royal Highness Prince Edward KG G
FAMILIES SET AT ‘FULL THROTTLE' FOR VAUXHALL'S GOODWOOD STAND
◾Popular Vauxhall Family Experience area makes welcome return to 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed
◾Free Vauxhall Crèche – unique at this event
◾Huge variety of family-friendly activities available + Vauxhall Drivers' Lounge
◾UK debut of Vauxhall GT Concept + rare and seldom-seen heritage concepts
GATWICK AIRPORT FLIES TO SUPPORT THE WORLD'S OLDEST MOTORING EVENT
A warm welcome is promised as London's second Airport becomes an official partner
Gatwick Airport, the UK's second busiest airport, has been appointed the Official Airport and a partner of the 2016 Bonhams Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox.
The Airport will be providing a warming drink to al
MICROSOFT UK, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM AND LONDON FIRE BRIGADE LEAD CHARGE TO ELECTRIC CAR FUTURE
◾'Go Ultra Low Company' status recognises organisations driving electric vehicle (EV) uptake and pledging to spearhead future electrification
◾Number of EVs registered to UK businesses increases 36% in 2016 vs 2015
◾London Fire Brigade car fleet to become 100% electric in 2016
A group of 11 UK
TIME-WARP FORD ESCORT TAKES CCA BACK TO THE 1970s
A very special 1979 Ford Escort Ghia, in time-warp condition and with less than 4,000 miles on the clock, will be offered at auction by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday 18th June.
Looking as immaculate as the day it left the factory 37 years ago, this c
VOLVO CARS ADDS COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE TO SAFETY WITH NEW-GENERATION CHILD SEATS
Volvo Cars, the first car maker to actively test child seats in crash tests as far back as the early 1960s, is launching a range of three new child seats with a focus on design, comfort and convenience.
As a pioneer in child safety, Volvo Cars' heritage of development, testing and clear installat
HYUNDAI WELCOMES FIRST OF FIVE NEW HYDROGEN FUELLING STATIONS IN THE LONDON AREA THIS YEAR
New hydrogen fuelling station is opened, as government announces £2m fund to encourage businesses to use hydrogen-powered vehicles
◾Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell drivers now have more options than ever for refuelling, as the first of five new hydrogen fuelling stations in the London area opens
HONDA PRECISION PARTS OF GEORGIA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF TRANSMISSION PRODUCTION IN TALLAPOOSA
May 12, 2016 - TALLAPOOSA, GA -- Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) today marked the 10th anniversary of manufacturing transmissions at its west Georgia facility in a celebration that included members of the local community and Honda associates. HPPG started transmission production
WWE SUPERSTAR JOHN CENA GIVES INVICTUS GAMES COMPETITORS A RIDE TO REMEMBER AS JAGUAR LAND ROVER SURPRISE CHAUFFEUR
◾WWE Superstar, actor and reality television show host John Cena surprises two U.S. Invictus Games competitors and their family members with an unforgettable VIP chauffeur experience
◾Cena plays the role of Surprise Chauffeur in hidden camera stunt in a bespoke Range Rover Sport SVR
An Individualist Out Of Tradition: The New Mini Seven
MINI ÚSA is proud to introduce the new MINI Seven, the first special edition of the latest MINI generation which presents a striking combination of the brand's traditional values and the progressive product quality of the current models. Exclusive design features on the exterior and interior underscore the British origins, hallmark driving fun, premium character and extrovert appeal that make the new MINI Seven a more exceptional phenomenon in urban traffic than ever before.
Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Offers Refined Utility
Chevrolet today revealed the Silverado High Desert package, which will arrive in dealers this fall. Based on the concept vehicle revealed at the 2014 SEMA show, the High Desert package brings unique content and capability to Silverado's lineup of special editions – which offers more choices for truck buyers than any other brand.
Duesenberg Set To Benefit Michigan's Hillsdale College At RM Sotheby's Motor City Sale
RM Sotheby's will kick-start its summer auction season with the offering of one of the most significant American motor cars of the Classic Era, a 1929 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe by Murphy, at its annual Motor City sale, July 30 at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan.
ACDELCO MARKS A CENTURY OF AFTERMARKET LEADERSHIP
Grand Blanc, Mich. – On May 11, 1916, General Motors founder William C. 'Billy' Durant assembled a dream team of premium automotive brands into a new company called United Motors Corporation – the forerunner of ACDelco – to provide a single source for service and replacement parts to the grow
HONDA COMMEMORATES ITS INDYCAR RACING HERITAGE AND SUCCESS AS IT GEARS UP FOR THE 100TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
◾Honda is the most successful carmaker in Indy 500 wins, starts, and laps completed
◾Honda also leads with 12 IndyCar Manufacturers' Championships
May 11, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- As Honda Racing heads into a historic month of May and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29,
2016 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA IS TOP PICK FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT CARS' LIST OF THE TEN BEST AUTOMOBILES TODAY
Mazda3 and Mazda6 Join Mazda's Flagship Roadster on Editor- and Reader-Voted List
IRVINE, Calif. (May 11, 2016) – The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata topped a list of the Ten Best Automobiles Today, as voted upon by the editors of The Truth About Cars and their readers. It is one of three M
PREDICTIVE FORWARD COLLISION WARNING
Predictive Forward Collision Warning uses radar to constantly monitor not just one vehicle ahead in your lane, but two. When it detects sudden deceleration, it gives an audible warning and visual signal on instrument panel.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2016 – Inspired by the mission of helping to make the wishes of children with life-threatening diseases become realities, the Ferrari Owners Group (FOG) and the Ferr
A TRUE ENTHUSIAST'S DUESENBERG SET TO BENEFIT MICHIGAN'S HILLSDALE COLLEGE AT RM SOTHEBY'S MOTOR CITY SALE
• Historic Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' leads entries for RM's 22nd Motor City sale, July 30 at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan
• One of the most driven Duesenbergs in modern times, proceeds from car's sale will benefit Hillsdale College
• RM's single day Motor City sale—the o
Sir Peter Blake Pop Art Bentley To Be Auctioned For Charity At Bonhams Festival Of Speed Sale
- Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible receives bold pop art design
- Conceived by illustrious British artist, Sir Peter Blake
- Bentley's skilled artisans realize unique features
- Bonhams to auction car at Goodwood Festival of Speed on 24 June 2016
- A series of 75 Sir Peter Blake 'I Love
Max Girardo establishes exclusive London-based classic car brokerage
• With over 20 years in the business and with an enviable international reputation, Max Girardo establishes Girardo & Co., a new London-based brokerage
• With a new, London mews showroom, Girardo & Co. focuses on the top of the market, selling some of the world's finest cars
Max Girardo, internati
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016
Toyota's global net income increased 6.4 percent for the 2016 fiscal year which ended March 31, 2016.
Global Financial Highlights:
•Global sales of 8,681,328 vehicles decreased by 290,536 units compared to the previous fiscal year. North America posted sales gains, while Europe,
MAZDA ROAD TO INDY RACES INTO THE BRICKYARD
- 56 entries in three categories for six races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway -
IRVINE, Calif. (May 11, 2016) – The Mazda Road to Indy is a huge part of this weekend's Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The three categories - USF2000, Pro Mazd
ASTON MARTIN DB3S TO HEADLINE BONHAMS ASTON MARTIN AUCTION
◾17th specialist auction to take place on Saturday 21 May at Aston Martin Works, Newport Pagnell
11 May, 2016, Gaydon: The expected star of the show at the forthcoming Bonham's Aston Martin auction is a 1953 Aston Martin DB3S, raced by Sir Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Peter Collins, Roy Sal
What Is a Million-Mile Toyota Tundra Worth?
Learning from a Toyota Truck after Eight Safe Years on the Road
BATON ROUGE, La. (May 11, 2016) –Toyota customer Victor Sheppard was so satisfied with his Toyota Tundra, even after he had safely driven 1 million miles, he continued driving it. When Toyota saw the well-kept truck, th
Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields
Scholarships Granted to 22 Asian Pacific Islander (API) Students
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 11, 2016) – In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Toyota is pleased to announce that it awarded scholarships to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students for pos
IMOLA THE NEXT STOP ON THE 'ROAD TO LE MANS' FOR SIR CHRIS HOY
IMOLA, Emilia-Romagna, Italy – Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy heads to Imola this weekend for round two of the European Le Mans Series – his next step on the road to his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut.
After winning the inaugural LM P3 championship last year in the European Le Mans Series
CAMARO ZL1'S LIGHTNING-FAST TRANSMISSION IS A PERFECT 10
New 10-speed auto offers quicker shifts than DCT, sets new performance standards
DETROIT – With faster upshifts than a dual-clutch transmission and a wider overall gear ratio spread to optimize performance and efficiency, the all-new available Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transm
HONDA GEARS UP FOR THE 100TH RUNNING OF INDIANAPOLIS 500 WITH LAUNCH OF ROBUST 'FASTEST SEAT IN SPORTS' EXPERIENCE
◾IndyCar® 'Fastest Seat in Sports' experience adds 360-degree video: https://youtu.be/KDTEHcYg-OE
◾Country music star Keith Urban to take 'Fastest Seat in Sports' ride with Mario Andretti in Honda-powered two-seat Indy car at Indy 500
◾Racing fans can enter sweepstakes to take their own 'Fastest S
AUDI CONTINUES GLOBAL GROWTH IN APRIL
◾Around 164,350 deliveries last month, up 7.5 percent
◾Sales chief Dietmar Voggenreiter: 'Audi's growth has been outpacing the market in Europe and United States since the start of the year'
◾Strong demand for the new Audi A4 and the new Q7
AUDI AG has started the second quarter with further gr
Mopar Dream Cars Roar Into Mecum's 2016 Indianapolis Auction
Mopar fans are a dedicated group of enthusiasts who have helped drive incredible demand for vintage Plymouth and Dodge muscle cars throughout the past few years. Lovers of Mopar muscle will be like kids in a candy store at Dana Mecum's 29th annual Original Spring Classic. The auction features at least 30 Hemi-powered cars, such as the Plymouth Hemi Cuda and Dodge Hemi Challenger, as well as at least 10 V10-powered Dodge Vipers.
R8 V10 Plus Selection 24H – The Ultimate Audi Racing Car For The Road
One year on from the dramatic victory clinched by the all-new R8 LMS on its race debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours, Audi is paying homage to the GT3 car that can lay claim to no less than 323 overall wins with a special edition of the all-new, road-going R8. A total of 24 exclusive R8 V10 plus 'selection 24h' models will be built for the world market, combining competition-inspired styling enhancements with an exceptional specification that includes Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping, a sport exhaust for further amplification of the R8's much-loved ten-cylinder soundtrack, and laser lighting.
Audi TTS named one of Wards 10 Best Interiors
•Wards 10 Best Interiors recognition evaluates vehicles based on aesthetics and design harmony as well as materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish
•The Audi design icon boasts a sportier, driver-focused interior with S sport seats and flat-bottom steering wheel with shift pa
Toyota Opens New Engine Plant in Porto Feliz, São Paulo
•New Facility represents an investment of 18 billion JPY (US$ 170 million) and employs approximately 320 people.
•Carmaker's first engine manufacturing facility in Latin America ushers in new chapter for regional operations With a capacity of 108,000 engines per year
•Similar to Toyota's new Karaw
TOTAL AND ASTON MARTIN SIGN A NEW GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
◾Total joins Aston Martin Racing as 'Official Lubricant and Technical Partner'
◾Total becomes energy partner of Aston Martin
◾Aston Martin recommends Total Excellium fuel
Tuesday 10 May, Gaydon/Paris: Aston Martin and Aston Martin Racing is proud to announce its new partnership with glob
VAUXHALL'S LUTON PLANT WINS GOLD AWARD AT ROSPA AWARDS 2016
Luton– Continuing its winning streak, Vauxhall has claimed a gold award at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016. This year marks the 60th year for the annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, which has recognised Vauxhall's Luton plant for excell
NISSAN LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH NEWLY LAUNCHED EVENT SERIES IN EUROPE
◾'Nissan Futures' events provide new insights into the next 50 years of social and sustainable mobility
◾Breakthroughs in energy management and electric vehicle battery technology headline the first event in London
◾Highlights Nissan's vision for a greener, cleaner, more sustainable future
NISSAN AND ENEL LAUNCH GROUNDBREAKING VEHICLE-TO-GRID PROJECT IN THE UK
◾First ever vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial in the UK
◾Nissan electric vehicles become mobile energy hubs supplying the grid
◾Trial comprises of 100 V2G units
◾Nissan EV owners can sell stored energy in their vehicles back to the grid for a profit
LONDON (UK) 10th May 2016: Automotive indus
NISSAN AND EATON MAKE HOME ENERGY STORAGE RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE TO EVERYONE WITH ‘xSTORAGE'
◾Designed to be the most reliable and affordable energy storage system in the market today
◾Helps consumers avoid expensive energy tariff periods
◾Developed in collaboration with Eaton and designed in the UK at Nissan Design Europe in London
◾Sales expected to exceed 100,000 xStorage units within
WHAT IS THE FUEL STATION OF THE FUTURE?
Visionary 'future of mobility concept' unveiled by Nissan Europe and Foster + Partners
◾Electric vehicle expert Nissan collaborates with world-renowned architects Foster + Partners to consider the future of mobility
◾Concept explores how zero emission technology will influence cutting-edge
WORLD FIRST: JEEP RENEGADE DRIVES OLYMPIC-STANDARD WHITE WATER RAFTING COURSE
◾Jeep has become the first automotive manufacturer to drive a car up and down an Olympic-standard white water course
◾Jeep and Red Bull ambassador Aimee Fuller piloted the Renegade on its maiden voyage at the Cardiff International White Water Centre
◾Olympic snowboarder Aimee successfully battled
ASTON MARTIN EMERGES FROM 30 YEARS HIBERNATION IN ISLAND BARN
An early Aston Martin DBS, which has been sleeping in a barn since 1986, is set to be offered for sale at Silverstone Auctions' May Sale, at the Silverstone race circuit, on Friday 20th May.
This right-hand drive DBS is the definition of a true barn find. Despite three decades collecting dust, it
STRATSTONE BECOMES PROUD OWNER OF 2015 JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE CHASSIS #15
Stratstone acquires the third 'Missing Six' Lightweight E-type
Tuesday 10th May 2016 -Stratstone has today been revealed as the owner of one of the famous 2015 Jaguar Lightweight E-types. Chassis number 15 is one of the infamous 'Missing Six' and didn't have to travel far from the
SUBARU CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS HORIZONTALLY-OPPOSED ‘BOXER' ENGINE
Fuji Heavy Industries, the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of its horizontally-opposed 'Boxer' engine, so called due to the engine's pistons resembling the punch-counterpunch motion of a boxer's fists.
Subaru's signature Boxer engine was introduced on
NISSAN ELECTRIFIES EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR WITH 50,000TH NISSAN LEAF PRODUCED IN THE UK
◾World's best-selling mass-market electric vehicle achieves landmark production milestone at Nissan's Sunderland Plant
◾Nissan becomes the first European carmaker with integrated battery manufacturing technology to reach 50,000 total
LONDON (UK) 10th May 2016: Three years after Nissan int
ONE AND ONLY SOUTH AFRICAN F1 CAR TO RACE AT MONACO
Labour of love is rewarded with an invitation for the Assegai to compete in the illustrious Historic Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, May 13/15.
55 years after it was built, the only Formula One car constructed in South Africa is primed to make its international racing debut after being accepted f
OVER 180 CLASSIC CARS EXPECTED AT FAWLEY HILL CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE
Total support Fawley Hill
More than 180 cars are due to attend the Fawley Hill Concours d'Elegance for the Total Trophy, presented by international auctioneers COYS at this year's steam and vintage weekend, which takes place between Friday 20th May and Sunday 22nd May.
On all three days
SYNCHRO SUCCEEDS IN SIX OUT OF SIX RACES
Synchro Motorsport achieves six podiums in six races, with their Honda Civic Type-R.
Synchro Motorsport, the voluntary race team based at Honda's Swindon factory, secured three victories in class at the weekend, competing in Britcar's Dunlop
Endurance Championship at Snetterton. The tea
LÓPEZ AND MULLER ON THE PODIUM IN MARRAKECH
On a circuit where overtaking is virtually impossible, the Citroën Total team drivers managed to improve on their starting positions. With podium finishes in the first race, José María López and Yvan Muller leave Morocco feeling satisfied with their performance. With a third of the season now comple
VOLKSWAGEN CONFIRMS MOTABILITY SCHEME COMMITMENT AT ‘ONE BIG DAY' EVENTS
Volkswagen is reinforcing its commitment to the Motability Scheme by attending a number of events this summer aimed at showcasing its most popular models to a wide audience at key locations across the UK.
Starting at EventCity in Manchester on Friday 13 May and Saturday 14 May, The Big Event is t
5TH CONSECUTIVE SUCCESS FOR ISUZU'S AWARD WINNING GRAFTER
The Isuzu Grafter 3.5t rigid truck has won the 2016 'Best Builder's Truck' award again from leading UK business van magazine 'Trade Van Driver'. This is for the fifth consecutive time and is unprecedented in the history of this publication's awards programme.
Isuzu Truck UK's managing director Pe
MORGAN SCORES PODIUM HAT-TRICK AT THRUXTON
BTCC wins for Adam Morgan, Andrew Jordan and Mat Jackson
WIX Racing's Adam Morgan took a win and two further podiums in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event at Thruxton, whilst Motorbase Performance duo Andrew Jordan and Mat Jackson claimed a victory apiece at the UK's fas
MOPAR DREAM CARS ROAR INTO MECUM'S 2016 INDIANAPOLIS AUCTION
Dana Mecum's 29th Original Spring Classic will see plenty of Hemi Power from May 17-21
Walworth, Wis. – May 10, 2016 – Mopar fans are a dedicated group of enthusiasts who have helped drive incredible demand for vintage Plymouth and Dodge muscle cars throughout the past few year
TEXOMA HYUNDAI LEADS IN SERVICE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW
Dealership Ranks No. 1 Out of More than 830 Stores Nationwide Completes a Rare Three-Peat
Fountain Valley, Calif., May 10, 2016 – Texoma Hyundai in Sherman, Texas, ranked No. 1 in service customer satisfaction in the United States for 2015. This marks the third year in a row Texo
FCA ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP CHANGES IN ITS GROUP EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
May 10, 2016 , London - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) announces the following changes to its Group Executive Council with immediate effect:
◾Scott Garberding is named Global Head of Quality, in addition to assuming responsibility for the North America Quality functio
USA TODAY SPORTS ANNOUNCES MAZDA AS FOUNDING PARTNER OF ACTIVE ALLIANCE RUNNING SERIES
Mazda becomes 'Official Presenting Sponsor' of the country's finest marathon series
McLean, Va., (May 10, 2016) – USA TODAY SPORTS and Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) today announced an exciting new partnership around the USA TODAY Sports Active Alliance – a network of the c
TRANSPORT MINISTER, F1 DRIVERS, ROYALTY, GLOBAL MOTOR INDUSTRY CHIEFS AND CELEBS VISIT THE WORLD CAR AWARDS STAND
Transport Minister, F1 drivers, Royalty, global motor industry chiefs and celebs visit the World Car Awards stand at the sell-out London Motor Show
The World Car Awards exhibit at the packed London Motor Show attracted VIPs during press day, followed by visits from thousands of enthusiastic motor
GM STRENGTHENS BUSINESS, COMMUNITIES THROUGH MOBILITY
Sustainability Report outlines company's efforts and results
DETROIT – The rules of vehicle use and ownership are changing rapidly, according to GM's latest Sustainability Report (gmsustainability.com) released Tuesday. Connectivity, car-sharing, alternative propulsion and autonom
New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity
•Toyota to support deeper understanding of threats to biodiversity and global food supplies through a 5-year partnership
•Significant step to achieve IUCN's goal of doubling the number of species assessed by 2020 painting a more comprehensive picture of the state of global biodiversity
KIA MOTORS AMERICA AND B.R.A.K.E.S. EXPAND HANDS-ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING EDUCATION THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
◾Free Advanced Driving School for Teens Expands to Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties
◾ Teens who complete the B.R.A.K.E.S. program are 64 percent less likely to be involved in an accident in their first three years of driving1
◾Interested teens and parents can learn more a
CAMPING CONFIDENCE: HOW FORD TESTS ALL-NEW SUPER DUTY TO ENSURE TRUCK CAN HANDLE LARGE SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
Ford knows its owners all have different uses for their F-Series Super Duty, which is why the company goes to extraordinary lengths to satisfy as many customer needs as possible. For the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, testing involves using a custom-built slide-in camper simulator to test the truck's
FORD MOTOR COMPANY CONTRIBUTES TO ROBIN HOOD'S 'NIGHT FOR NYC' BY DONATING TRANSIT VAN TO NY COMMON PANTRY
NEW YORK CITY, May 9, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is joining with Robin Hood's 'Night for NYC' in the fight against poverty by donating a Ford Transit Mobile Food Pantry van to New York Common Pantry.
The Transit van will allow New York Common Pantry to expand Nourish, a Commodity Supplement
TOP FIVE FOR RICK KELLY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIAN V8 SUPERCAR FIGHT
WANNEROO, Australia – Nissan Motorsport has recorded a strong finish to the V8 Supercar Perth Supersprint at Barbagallo Raceway, with Rick Kelly and Michael Caruso both finishing inside the Top 10.
The No.15 Sengled Altima started the 83-lap race in seventh place, following a strong qualif
BUNCOMBE TARGETS SILVERSTONE PACE AFTER BRANDS HATCH BATTLE
Blancpain battle goes from Brands Hatch to Silverstone
BRANDS HATCH, England – Nissan GT Academy Team RJN may not have been outright contenders at Brands Hatch this weekend in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, but the team enters next weekend's Endurance Cup round at Silverstone
Road America Economic Impact Numbers on Region Announced
- Diverse Schedule and New Improvements Keep Fans Coming Back -
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., May 10, 2016 - Representatives from Lakeland College along with officials from Road America, recently released figures that highlight the racing venue's positive economic impact on the region. Ente
Audi Celebrates First WEC Victory This Season At SPA
Audi has won the unusually tough second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa-Francorchamps. In temperatures above 25 degrees centigrade, in the end only two of the six hybrid sports cars from all manufacturers that had started finished at the front of the field in Belgium.
Heroic Victory For Alpine At SPA-Francorchamps
The N°36 Signatech-Alpine started from second place on the LMP2 grid, while the N°35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine car lined up in 10th position after Spa rookie David Cheng's 'out' lap during qualifying was spoiled by a red flag incident. By the time the green flag reappeared, his tyres had cooled down excessively for his flying lap when he was also hindered by traffic.
Ram Offers New 2016 Limited-Edition Stinger Yellow 1500 Sport
The Ram Truck brand announced today that it has added a new limited-edition Ram 1500 model in Sport trim — the Ram 1500 Stinger Yellow Sport.
Toyota Signs Championship Off-Road Racer BJ Baldwin to Multi-Year Sponsorship
Two-Time Baja 1000 Champion Reveals Tundra TRD Pro Trophy Truck at AMA Supercross Finals
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, May 7, 2016— Before a roaring crowd of AMA Supercross fans, Toyota announced its sponsorship of BJ Baldwin, off-road racing superstar and mastermind behind the successful #Recoi
McLAREN GT FACTORY DRIVER ROB BELL TAKES BLANCPAIN GT CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AT BRANDS HATCH
On another action-packed weekend for McLaren GT customer teams around the world, Factory Driver Rob Bell took the overall lead in the Blancpain GT Series Drivers Championship after finishing P4 in the Sprint Cup Main Race at Brands Hatch. At the wheel of the #58 McLaren 650S GT3 for customer team Ga
SENSATIONAL WORLD RX VICTORY FOR EKSTROM AT HOCKENHEIM
Sweden's Mattias Ekstrom took an epic victory at today's World RX of Hockenheim, round two of The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Finland's Topi Heikkinen finished runner-up making it an EKS RX one-two in the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. America's Ken Block took the t
ASTON MARTIN RACING TAKES POLE POSITION FOR 6 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
◾Pole position for #98 GTE Am of Paul Dalla Lana and Pedro Lamy
◾#97 GTE Pro entry to start third in GTE class; #95 in sixth
◾Team confident of strong points scoring opportunity for all three entries
Friday 6 May, Spa-Francorchamps: Aston Martin Racing has qualified in pole position in t
JEEP LEADS UK AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY BY RECORDING LARGEST MARKET SHARE FOR 19 YEARS
◾Jeep achieves best market share in any single month since 1997
◾115% increase in April registrations year on year
◾1,303 new cars registered in April 2016
Jeep is marking another record month as the SMMT (Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders) reveals April's new car sales figures.
AUDI ON SECOND AND THIRD ROWS AT SPA
◾Search for grip on warm track with temperatures of 35 degrees
◾Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis best Audi team
In the battle for grid positions in round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi did not find an optimum set-up for the conditions. The two R18 cars had to adm
GAME OF THRONES STAR BOOSTS BRITAIN'S AMERICA'S CUP BID
◾British actor, Alfie Allen, joins Britain's America's Cup team Land Rover BAR in New York
◾Game of Thrones star recruited by Sir Ben Ainslie to be the team's 'sixth man'
◾Land Rover BAR is bidding to become the first British team to win the America's Cup
New York: British actor, Alfie Allen, j
BENTLEY TAKES THIRD PODIUM IN THREE BLANCPAIN GT SERIES EVENTS
◾Bentley Motorsport finishes in third place at Brands Hatch
◾The team takes its third podium from three Blancpain GT Series rounds
◾Bentley pit crew wins the Pitstop Challenge for the fastest stop
7 May 2016, Brands Hatch – The Bentley Boys stood on the podium for the third time this sea
JAGUAR LAND ROVER ACHIEVES BEST EVER APRIL SALES RESULTS
Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles today reported its best ever April retail sales of 41,341 vehicles, up 11% on April 2015. This is the company's fourth consecutive record-breaking month. The company sold 200,154 vehicles in the first four months of 2016, 24
INTRODUCING NEW CITROËN C4 PICASSO & GRAND C4 PICASSO: DESIGNED WITH STYLE & COMFORT IN MIND
The Citroën C4 Picasso range enters a new era this summer, with even more dynamism, distinction and comfort on offer. Boasting a new front end, a two-tone body and roof option and even more personalisation possibilities, travelling in the New C4 Picasso promises to be a unique and pleasurable experi
HEROIC VICTORY FOR ALPINE AT SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS!
◾Success for the N°36 Alpine A460 after a breath-taking fight that went down to the wire at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
◾A forceful last stint from Nicolas Lapierre rounded off the work of his team-mates Stéphane Richelmi and Gustavo Menezes.
◾The run of the N°35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine ca
JAGUAR LAND ROVER TARGETS 1000 ARMED FORCES RECRUITS BY 2020
◾UK's largest vehicle manufacturer aims to deliver a five-fold increase on ex-service recruitment in the next four years.
◾Renewed commitment to skills and training opens up new opportunities and careers to military heroes.
◾Move supports the company's ambition to become the employer of choice for
FORD INVESTS IN PIVOTAL TO ACCELERATE CLOUD-BASED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT; NEW LABS DRIVE FORD SMART MOBILITY INNOVATION
◾Ford invests $182.2 million in Pivotal, a cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, to further strengthen its core software abilities and deliver innovations to customers more quickly
◾The investment is part of Ford's expansion to be both an auto and a mobility company
AUDI CELEBRATES FIRST WEC VICTORY THIS SEASON AT SPA
◾Audi R18 wins with Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis
◾Audi's 16th race success in FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)
◾106th LMP sports car victory of the brand with the four rings
Audi has won the unusually tough second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa-Fra
NEAL MAINTAINS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD ON WEEKEND OF HIGHS AND LOWS
◾Challenging weekend for BTCC pace-setters ends on high note
◾Matt Neal banishes early disappointment with late podium joy
◾Gordon Shedden showcases awesome pace of Honda Civic Type R
Matt Neal kept himself and Halfords Yuasa Racing at the top of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
VICTORY DOUBLE FOR WHORTON-EALES AT THRUXTON AS RENAULT UK CLIO CUP TITLE RACE INTENSIFIES
JamSport team driver Ant Whorton-Eales (Lichfield) took the wins in Sunday's two Renault UK Clio Cup rounds at Hampshire's high-speed Thruxton circuit as he and Team Pyro's Mike Bushell (Tunbridge Wells) both came firmly into play in the title race. However it is WDE Motorsport's Paul Rivett (Epsom
VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES TAKES THE WRAPS OFF KITTY'S WINNING RSPCA DESIGN
◾Six Volkswagen Crafter vans feature bespoke wraps designed by school children
◾Latest Crafter displays design of Kitty Wright, the youngest competition winner
◾Crafters fitted with bespoke conversions to transport multiple animals safely
◾RSPCA Crafters will be on display at the RSPCA 'Big Walki
JAGUAR LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY WHEELCHAIR RUGBY EXHIBITION MATCH AT INVICTUS GAMES ORLANDO 2016
◾Invictus Games, founded by Invictus Games Foundation Patron Prince Harry, is a sporting event for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans and will be hosted in Orlando, Florida, May 8-12
◾Jaguar Land Rover is the presenting sponsor of the Games and both the US and UK teams
FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 2: ADVANCE AUTO PARTS ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP SPOSORED BY GUMOUT RESULTS
Vaughn Gittin Wins the Event and Takes Over Lead in the Standings
Long Beach, Calif. – May 7, 2016 – Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to Atlanta for Round 2: Advance Auto Parts Road to the Championship sponsored by Gumout. Vaughn Gittin in the Monster Energy / Nitto Tir
STATEMENT: FLUID LINE
May 6, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 10,944 U.S.-market midsize crossover vehicles equipped with optional block heaters to address fluid-line durability in extreme, cold-weather conditions.
An investigation found some lines carrying power-st
ASTON MARTIN RACING CLAIMS DOUBLE PODIUM AT 6 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
◾#98 GTE Am takes victory at round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship
◾#97 GTE Pro finishes third in class
◾#98 trio lead GTE Am championship after round two.
Saturday 7 May, Spa-Francorchamps: Aston Martin Racing has claimed victory at the second round of the FIA World Enduranc
VOLVO CARS PLANNING €500M BOND ISSUE
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced it is seeking to raise €500m from a bond issue, its first foray into the global corporate bond markets in its 89 year history. The Swedish company will begin a roadshow for potential investors on Monday next week.
The proceeds from the bond issue a
CHEVROLET NOW OFFERS CUSTOMERS ABILITY TO ‘SEE' THE FUTURE
Industry-first OnStar Proactive Alerts set to redefine routine maintenance
DETROIT – Chevrolet is introducing the industry's first predictive technology, enabling your vehicle to warn you about a potential maintenance need before it occurs.
The technology is similar in concept
THE NISSAN MICRA CUP KICKS OFF ITS 2016 SEASON THIS WEEKEND
Ontario's Calabogie Motorsports Park welcomes this hotly-contested series for the first time
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada – After an exciting 2015 entrance to the world of Canadian motorsport, the Nissan Micra Cup will kick off its second season this weekend, May 14-15, with a myria
MOPAR PROTECTION PLANS AND PRODUCTS HELP VEHICLE OWNERS SWING INTO SPRING
Recently Introduced Mopar Products Perfect for the Season
◾Mopar Vehicle Protection (MVP) Road Hazard Tire & Wheel plan provides peace of mind for areas hit hard by 'pothole season'
◾Road Hazard Tire & Wheel plans available starting as low as $150
◾New Mopar parts, accessories and gear gr
TROYE SIVAN TO PERFORM AS 'KIA'S ONE TO WATCH' ON THE '2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
To Take an Exclusive Behind-the-Scene Look into Troye's Journey to the BBMA Stage, Visit Billboard.com/kia Today Through May 23, with Additional Content Added Daily
Ludacris & Ciara to Host the Award Show Live from
T-Mobile Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND AND COUNTRY SINGER DRAKE WHITE TEAM UP FOR 'LIVIN' THE DREAM' COMMUNITY SERVICE TOUR
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 9, 2016 – Ford Motor Company Fund is teaming up with country music singer Drake White on a series of community service events in five key markets across the U.S.
Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, will host the community projects with White, who's
2016 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA NAMED PERFORMANCE COMPACT WINNER AT TEXAS AUTO WRITERS ASSOCIATION'S ‘TEXAS AUTO ROUNDUP'
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata rolled into Texas Motor Speedway for the Texas Auto Writers Association's (TAWA) annual Texas Auto Roundup, where more than 60 journalists from across the country gathered at the two-day event to drive and evaluate more than 50 vehicles in 17 different categories. The MX-5
USHER, JEROME BETTIS, ANGIE STONE AND DOUG E. FRESH TO JOIN FORD FREEDOM AWARD EVENT CELEBRATING MEN OF COURAGE
◾2016 Ford Freedom Award to honor businessman Dave Bing, an NBA Hall of Famer and former Detroit mayor, and the late business tycoon Reginald F. Lewis, a Wall Street lawyer and philanthropist
◾First-ever Ford Courage Award honorees to include Shaka Senghor, criminal justice reform advocate, and Jon
ALL-NEW CIVIC COUPE IS ANYTHING BUT 'SQUARE' IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN
◾Multi-channel campaign highlights Civic Coupe's standout styling in a 'boxy' world
◾Spot begins in square format, expands full frame as Civic Coupe enters screen
May 9, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- Honda is bringing to life the all-new 2016 Civic Coupe in a new integrated advertising campa
MINI USA ANNOUNCES SPONSORS & PARTNERS FOR MINI TAKES THE STATES 2016
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 9, 2016 – MINI USA today announced the official list of Sponsors and Partners that will come along for the ride during MINI TAKES THE STATES 2016. The list includes Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline , Pennzoil PurePlus™ Technology , InterContinental Hotels Group
REACHNOW CAR SHARING SERVICE FROM BMW GROUP WELCOMES MORE THAN 13,000 NEW MEMBERS IN FIRST MONTH
BMW Group Names ReachNow Executive Team.
Seattle, Wash. – May 9, 2016… More than13,000 Seattleites have registered for BMW Group's free-floating premium car sharing service, ReachNow, since its launch one month ago. Along with this news, BMW Group today announced the ReachNow execut
CHEVROLET LAUNCHES NEW SMALL CAR INITIATIVES
Partners with Funny Or Die, Kickstand Band and launches new URL
DETROIT – Chevrolet is launching ChevySmallCars.com, an all-new lifestyle-oriented website focused on its small car offerings, the Spark minicar, Sonic and Trax small SUV.
'The Spark, Sonic and Trax all target a yo
PRINCE HARRY TAKES PART IN THE JAGUAR LAND ROVER DRIVING CHALLENGE
Prince Harry Takes Part In The Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge And Awards France The First Gold Medal At Invictus Games Orlando 2016
Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, Invictus Games 2016
◾Prince Harry takes part in the final round
Road America Elects Two New Members to Board of Directors
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., May 9, 2016 - Road America recently announced that its board of directors elected two new members. Sarah Botham and Peter Cunningham joined Road America's board effectively on April 19 where they were elected at the company's 2016 annual meeting. The two new directors will
A NEW SPRING TRADITION: AUCTIONS AMERICA POSTS $7.2 MILLION, WELCOMES STRONG NEW INTEREST AT AUBURN SPRING
• Auctions America realizes total sales of $7.2 million at its annual Auburn Spring event, an increase of 40 percent over 2015
• Top sales led by a 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, and a 1968 Shelby GT 500 Fastback
• Host of additional automotive-themed activities, including
2017 Subaru Outback And Legacy Offer New Trim Levels
Subaru of America, Inc. today introduced the 2017 Outback Touring and Legacy Sport trim levels. The models will arrive into retailers later this Summer.
Bugazzi Custom Coupe
The Bugazzi Custom is a styling exercise created by some of the industry's most talented and creative designers. Car show promoter Paul Rimmer enlisted ex-GM stylist Harry Bradly to create a dream car.
In the 1960s, it was Chevrolet's idea, and California racer Bill Thomas' dream, to create a car that would challenge the Cobras of Caroll Shelby. The result was the Cheetah, a car that would shatter track records wherever it raced.
Corbin Motors Sparrow
The Corbin Sparrow was conceived by Californian, Mike Corbin, as an economical form of personal transportation taking advantage of the HOV lanes in California's clogged freeways. Production began in 1999, but only 285 were built before mechanical and electric problems forced Corbin into bankruptcy in 2003.
Covington eL Tiburon
Industrial designer Henry Covington, of St. Petersburg, Florida, set forth to build a car based on the aerodynamic principles of Dr. Augustus Raspet - a noted aerodynamicist. Covington collaborated with fiberglass expert, Glenn Gums of Glenn Industries to build his prototype.
Designed by Industrialist Henry Covington in the early 1960s, the Tiburon remains the only car designed, built, marketed and sold in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL area. The original prototype was built by Convington and Glenn Gums in 1960.
Duesenberg Model D
The year 1966 represented a potential milestone in American automotive history. It was the year that the magnificent Duesenberg automobile was to return. It was said, that no other automobile ever produced achieved the standards of motoring excellence and elegance as the original Duesenberg. The new car was to surpass those standards.
FMR TG 500
This is a 1959 F.M.R., TG-500, manufactured by Fahrzeug and Maschinenbau, Regensburg. It is commonly referred to as a Messerschmitt Tiger because of the predecessor company Messerschmitt. Tigers were produced in Germany from September 1957 thru August 1963.
This unusual vehicle is one of three prototypes built by Mohs Seaplane of Madison, Wisconsin. Only 2 examples survive. Built specifically as an African Safari vehicle, it never saw duty there. The chassis builder was 'International' and power is supplied by a 392 CID V8 engine.
Rare Automotive Gems Lead Early Entries for Auctions America's Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend
The gates to the Auburn Auction Park opened yesterday for Auctions America's annual Auburn Spring event—a kick-off to the spring classic car motoring season. The three-day event, which runs through Saturday, will see more than 400 collector cars and select automobilia cross the podium, as well as present a bevy of automotive-themed events, including a dedicated car corral and swap meet.
The newly revived Stutz Motorcars were one of the world's most expensive automobiles of their era. They were hand crafted and built in Torino, Italy on an American chassis and originally sold for $74,765. All of the accessories are 24 karat gold plated and the trunk is fur lined. In total, about 700 examples of the Stutz were built and of those, less than 50 were 4 door sedans.
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA PROUDLY SUPPORTS THE 48TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN YOUTH GALA
Herndon, VA – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) reaffirmed its commitment to the community as a proud sponsor of the 2016 Latin America Youth Center Gala held May 4 in Washington, DC. VWGoA executives joined more than 500 community and business leaders, public officials and educators
10 MILLION AND COUNTING: FCA US WINDSOR ASSEMBLY PLANT BUILDS NEXT GENERATION MINIVAN
◾Windsor plant continues 33 years of minivan production with launch of Chrysler Pacifica
◾$744 million USD (over $1 billion CAD*) invested to upgrade facility with state-of-the-art technology
◾More than 1,200 hired since September 2014 to prepare for launch
◾Plant includes several firsts, just li
FCA CANADA NAMED ONE OF COUNTRY'S TOP EMPLOYERS IN 2016 RANDSTAD AWARD
◾FCA Canada named amongst 150 of the country's most attractive employers
◾Sixth year of survey, which polled 9,500 Canadians, asking them to select best brands to work for amongst Canada's largest companies
◾FCA Canada currently employs almost 10,000 people nationally
May 5, 2016 , Windsor,
JEEP PARTNERS WITH WINGS FOR LIFE FOR WORLD RUN
◾Jeep UK announced as partner for Wings for Life World Run
◾Jeep will provide the Catcher Car which chases down runners at the UK leg of the Wings for Life World Run
◾Jeep ambassadors, Andrew Cotton, and, Aimee Fuller, will be taking part in the race
◾Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cor
SEVEN 2016 FORMULA 1 TEAMS CONFIRMED FOR FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Grand Prix machines from seven current Formula 1 teams will grace the hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, bringing the sights and sounds of the World Championship to West Sussex.
Leading from the front will be reigning double World Champions Mercedes-Benz, fresh from back-to-back
FORD MAINTAINS MARKET LEADERSHIP WITH STRONG RETAIL AND CV SALES
BRENTWOOD, Essex, 6 May, 2016 – Ford was the UK market leader in total vehicle, car and commercial vehicle (CV) sales in April. Ford CV sales comfortably outpacing CV market sales growth.
According to the official sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT):
GOLDEN YEAR FOR THE HSCC
◾ 50-car parade to mark 50 years of the Historic Sports Car Club
◾Racing single-seaters, GTs, sportscars and touring cars on track
◾The organising Club emceebehind the on-track action at the world's biggest classic motor racing festival
The 50th anniversary of the Historic Sports Car Club will
INCREDIBLY RARE PORSCHE 964 TURBO ‘FLATNOSE' GOES ON SALE AT HEXAGON
◾Hexagon is proud to offer one of only 12 right-hand-drive 964 Turbos in rare 'Flatnose' guise for sale
◾Flatnose models were produced by Porsche to mark the end of the 964's life, with just 76 made worldwide
◾Car at Hexagon has covered just 630 miles and features both the X84 'Flatnose' body pack
CCA LENDS A ‘LOT' OF SUPPORT TO BIG WELSH CAR SHOW 2016
Classic Car Auctions (CCA), the specialist auction house for the sale of 'everyman' classic cars, is helping to fundraise for blood cancer charity Bloodwise as part of its sponsorship of this year's Big Welsh Car Show.
CCA, who previously helped raise thousands of pounds for charity through celeb
VOLKSWAGEN UK IS APRIL'S NUMBER TWO CAR BRAND, AS STRONG DEMAND CONTINUES
Volkswagen was the second biggest brand in the UK during April, according to figures released today by the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders), reflecting continuing strong demand for its award-winning range of products.
Over the course of last month, Volkswagen UK registrations tot
INFINITI PREMIUM LEAGUE SUCCESS CONTINUES
◾Total sales more than double year on year
◾April registrations rise 91% compared to 2015
Infiniti UK, – Whilst premium brand Infiniti cannot compare the success of Leicester Football club winning the Premier Football League this season it can take pride in once again stating that it is t
THE SEARCH IS ON TO FIND BRITAIN'S FAVOURITE CLASSIC FORD
◾Which is Britain's favourite Ford of all time?
◾Survey launched in advance of Classic Ford Show
◾Celebration of the Blue Ovals' finest takes place at Santa Pod, Sunday, June 5
Fans of the iconic Blue Oval are being asked to nominate their favourite Ford model of all time in advance of the Clas
PORSCHE AWARDED THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB'S 2016 TOURIST TROPHY
The opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season kicked off at Silverstone on 17th April and whilst an Audi R18 crossed the line first, a subsequent technical infringement meant the No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb were later announced as the race winn
ŠKODA'S LARGE SUV IS CALLED KODIAQ
◾Name refers to the Kodiak bear that lives on a remote island near Alaska
◾ŠKODA's Kodiaq debuts in the second half of 2016, heralding the Czech brand's global SUV campaign
Mladá Boleslav, 6 May 2016 – ŠKODA's new large SUV is to be called Kodiaq. The name refers to the Kodiak bear that l
Rare automotive gems lead early entries for Auctions America's flagship Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend
• Auctions America announces early highlights for its Auburn Fall weekend, September 1 – 4 at Indiana's historic Auburn Auction Park
• A Labor Day tradition for more than 45 years, sale to feature approximately 900 collector cars and select automobilia
• Early auction highlights led by a stunning
2017 SUBARU OUTBACK AND LEGACY OFFER NEW TRIM LEVELS WITH EXCLUSIVE SAFETY, STYLING AND COMFORT FEATURES
•Reverse Auto Braking & High Beam Assist debut on Outback & Legacy
•Outback Touring models offer all-new exclusive Java Brown interior
•Legacy Sport trim receives 18-in. sport wheels and fog lights standard
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today introduced the 2017 Outback To
1954 Ferrari 375 MM
This Ferrari began life as a Pinin Farina-bodied competition spyder finished in red. After an front-end accident with a tree, the car was returned back to Ferrari where repairs were made to the chassis before being sent to Scaglietti for passenger car coachwork. As this was Sergio Scaglietti's first road-going Ferrari, an impressive and elegant coupe body was created.
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
The 8C 2900B was Alfa Romeo's most prestigious grand touring car of the 1930s. Only 33 examples were ever completed for road use, and most were bodied by Carrozzeria Touring. The body on this car was unique; one of six privately commissioned Berlinettas, it was used in several advertisements by Alfa during the period.
This 1933 Delage D8S Coupe Roadster by deVillars was the 1934 Paris Show Car. It was featured in numerous publications at the time, including the prestigious Vu magazine with images and a statement describing it as 'triumphant in any concours d'Elegance.' It was even shown in the Delage catalog for the year.
Duesenberg Model SJ Special Mormon Meteor
The 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster, commonly known as the Mormon Meteor, is a masterpiece in all respects, from performance to design. Jenkins drove this Duesenberg Special to a number of land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats proving to all that its supercharged 420 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine which produced an astonishing 400 horsepower was among the fastest automobiles on the planet.
Horch had always been known for its quality and innovation but its reputation would be challenged greatly when Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new 540K. Immediately, Horch began to design a concept meant to compete with the new Mercedes. Carved out of wood, the Horch Special Roadster would be undertaken by the factory works in Malan.
Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8
The well-balanced proportions of the chassis, with its long hood and a low windshield, belies its true size, and the appearance of the close-coupled body on the long wheelbase is enhanced by the dual rear-mounted spares. This magnificent car has had only four owners from new.
Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo
During the late 1920s, the Model S was the ultimate supercar. This 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S wears a Torpedo body created by Jacques Sautchik. Saoutchik created seven avant-grade Torpedo Tropedo bodies for the mighty Mercedes-Benz 680S chassis, all differing in their details.
Packard 1108 Twelve
The Packard Twelve was built from 1933 to 1939 with over 35,000 examples produced. It is considered by many to be one of the finest automobiles produced by Packard and one of the most significant creations of the Classic Era. Most of the Packard Twelves received factory bodies; only a handful received custom coachwork by such greats as LeBaron and Dietrich.
The world was introduced to the C25 Voisin at the 1934 Paris Salon. Borrowing designs for its predecessor the C24 Aerodyne, it had an underslung chassis and a 2994cc engine. The engine was modified with higher compression and two carburetors.
ALL-NEW 2017 HONDA RIDGELINE PICKUP TRUCK BEGINS MASS PRODUCTION IN ALABAMA
May 5, 2016 - LINCOLN, Ala. -- More than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) today celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, slated to go on-sale soon at Honda dealerships nationwide. HMA is the exclusive manufacturer of the
FCA US TOLEDO ASSEMBLY COMPLEX BECOMES FIRST U.S. ASSEMBLY PLANT TO EARN SILVER IN WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING
◾Toledo Assembly becomes third FCA North American facility to achieve milestone award
◾Joins Windsor Assembly and Dundee Engine Plants, which received silver in 2014 and 2015, respectively
◾Award recognizes progress toward becoming World Class
◾Plant attains milestone as it celebrates Jeep® brand
FORD SALES IN CHINA UP SEVEN PERCENT YEAR-TO-DATE, APRIL SALES TOTAL 82,324 VEHICLES
◾Ford year-to-date sales total 391,294 vehicles, up seven percent; 82,324 vehicles sold in April
◾Changan Ford Automobile sales through April total 303,213 vehicles, up 14 percent; 58,802 vehicles sold in April
◾Jiangling Motor Corporation year-to-date sales total 82,471 vehicles, down 10 percent;
FORD INVESTS IN PIVOTAL TO ACCELERATE CLOUD-BASED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT; NEW LABS DRIVE FORD SMART MOBILITY INNOVATION
◾Ford invests $182.2 million in Pivotal, a cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, to further strengthen its core software abilities and deliver innovations to customers more quickly
◾The investment is part of Ford's expansion to be both an auto and a mobility company
ALL-NEW VOLVO XC90 R-DESIGN CHOSEN AS LEADING PERFORMANCE UTILITY BY TEXAS AUTO WRITERS ASSOCIATION
ROCKLEIGH, NJ (May 5, 2016) -- The 2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design is the preferred Performance Utility of the Texas Auto Writers Association.
The 316-horswpower, seven passenger SUV was recognized at the Texas Auto Roundup, an annual media event held this week at the famous Texas Motor Speedway
NEW 2017 FORD ESCAPE LANDS IN PRIMETIME, COLLABORATES WITH 'THE BLACKLIST' AND 'BLINDSPOT' TO CREATE CUSTOM CONTENT
◾New Ford Escape focus of unique integrations with producers of hit NBC shows 'The Blacklist' and 'Blindspot
◾'The Blacklist' actress Mozhan Marnò interacts with new Ford Escape in TV spots, continuing three-year relationship between automaker and hit TV show
◾Spots during 'Blindspot' feature ac
RAM TRUCK BRAND ‘DOMINATES THE FIELD' WITH MULTITIER SPONSORSHIP OF CHURCHILL DOWNS AND THE 142ND KENTUCKY DERBY
◾The May 7 running of the Kentucky Derby marks Ram Truck brand's seventh year as exclusive automotive partner
◾Ram serves as Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby
◾Fans attending weekend races will be immersed in the Ram Truck brand experience, including truck displays, video bo
CADILLAC REPORTS APRIL GLOBAL SALES
U.S. AVERAGE TRANSACTION PRICES HIGHEST AMONG FULL-LINE LUXURY BRANDS
Cadillac sold 19,983 new vehicles globally in April, a decrease of 18%, as the brand phases out its top-selling SRX Crossover in advance of shipments of the all-new XT5 successor.
With the XT5 Cadillac is launchin
MAZDA INVESTIGATING EXPANDED TAKATA RECALL ANNOUNCED MAY 4, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (May 4, 2016) – Mazda is currently investigating the vehicle population affected by today's announcement by Takata that it is expanding its driver and passenger frontal airbag inflator recall.
None of the 2016 model year Mazda vehicles contain Takata driver or passenger fron
SUPER GT 2016 ROUND 2 RACE REPORT: NISSAN GT-R VICTORIOUS IN BOTH GT500 AND GT300 CLASS
Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka-pref., Japan – Round 2 of the SUPER GT was held over May 3 to 4 during the Golden Week vacation at Fuji Speedway (Shizuoka Prefecture) where the #1 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R started from fourth on the grid and achieved a superb comeback victory to take their second victory in
RAIN DOESN'T STOP PLAY AT THE DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL
In spite of the British weather throwing almost everything it had at it, the Donington Historic Festival presented three days of hugely exciting historic motor racing over the Bank Holiday weekend (April 30th-May 2nd).
Classic motorsport fans were treated to a vast range of competition cars from
JOHN SURTEES CBE ANNOUNCES AUCTION LOTS FOR THE 2016 HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION TEAM KARTING CHALLENGE
Tuesday 5 July 2016 – Mercedes-Benz World Circuit, Brooklands
Team entries are shaping up well for the hotly contested Henry Surtees Foundation Team Karting Challenge, which will take place on Tuesday 5 July 2016. The event organised by John Surtees CBE, in co-operation with Brooklands M
RARE IMPREZA SET TO BE A KNOCKOUT AT SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS' MAY SALE
A rare 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi, one of the most sought after Japanese performance cars in existence, will be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at the May Sale, at Silverstone race circuit on Friday 20th May.
This car has a mileage of just 2,500 miles and only one registered owner from new, th
COYS TO PUT ICONIC CLASSICS UNDER THE HAMMER AT THE CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR SHOW 2016
◾Renowned auction house Coys will hold a classic car auction at this year's Classic & Sports Car Show
◾New premium ticket packages also revealed for the three-day motoring celebration of all things historic, taking place from Friday 28th October to Sunday 30th October
◾The Show's home will again b
London Motor Show Marks Vuhl 05 Lightweight Supercar As ‘Officially On Sale' In The UK
The VUHL 05 is now on sale in the UK, with the Mexican manufacturer showcasing its production specification lightweight supercar at the new London Motor Show in Battersea Park this week.
Back in the UK for a series of promotional events and appearances this summer, the London Motor Show will be V
ALL-NEW AUDI R8 SPEARHEADS 2016 AUDI DRIVING EXPERIENCE AT SILVERSTONE
New format driver tuition programme puts stars from S1 to R8 in the hands of Audi enthusiasts keen to hone their skills in safety
◾Get to grips with the 367PS RS 3 Sportback, 310PS TTS Coupe and 231PS S1 for just £299
◾Move up to the 560PS RS 6 Avant and 610PS R8 V10 plus for £749
GOLF GTI IS NOW THE FASTEST FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE CAR ON THE NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE
New Golf GTI Clubsport S pulverises the previous record for front-wheel drive production cars with a time of 07:49:21
Chronology of a record-setting drive
Wolfsburg/ Nürburgring, May 2016 – A cool spring evening. Nürburgring Nordschleife. Nevertheless temperatures are in the
Steve McQueen Rally in Support of Boys Republic Kicks Off May 14th – 15th!
The Inaugural Steve McQueen Rally, Sponsored by Russo and Steele in Support of Boys Republic Kicks Off May 14th – 15th!
Scottsdale, Arizona (May 05, 2016) – In keeping with our 'For Enthusiasts – By Enthusiasts'™ credo, the team at Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
During 1949, the J2 was announced, a handsome two-seat sports roadster that was both a road and competition car. Differing from the earlier Leslie Ballamy-designed split-axle, swing-arm front suspension, the J2 came with coil springs up front and a DeDion-type rear assembly replacing the previous live axle, giving the new line remarkable handling for the time.
The J2X was an extended version of the J2 and introduced in late 1951. The handling was improved by redesigning the front suspension's rear attaching links with forward ones. This change required extended the nose past the front wheels. The engine was moved forward resulting in more cockpit room.
In 1946, Sir Sydney Allard launched his K1 Roadster using a stock-pile of engines and parts not needed for the war effort. He produced just 151 of these cars during the next three years at the Chapham Works in London. Only 21 still exist worldwide with 11 residing in the United States.
The idea of an English car with a big American engine was fairly novel in 1950. That year the British Allard Company launched the K2 model, which was the inspiration for Carroll Shelby's Cobra project. As with the earlier Allards, various American V8 engines were available. A 3.6-liter Ford-Mercury V8 engine with twin Solex carburetors was standard. The K2 stayed in production until 1952, and by then 119 examples had been built.
A total of 191 L Types were manufactured from 1946-48. Only 19 remain worldwide. This example is of only seven that remain in the United States.
Production of the P1s ran between 1949 and 1951 amounting to only 155 automobiles. The P1s were successful on the racing circuit and one P1, driven by Sydney Allard, won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1949.
Allard Palm Beach
This Allard Palm Beach Mark II is one of seven examples constructed. It has front disc brakes and roll-up windows that were installed at the factory prior to shipping to Portsmouth, NH. This car features a Jaguar C-Type engine with a straight six DOHC engine offering 210 horsepower. This is the last production Allard built.
New Volkswagen Golf GTi Clubsport S Breaks Nurburgring Lap Record
With German racing driver Benny Leuchter (28) at the wheel, the car has just smashed the existing lap record for front-wheel-drive production cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 7 minutes, 49.21 seconds.
RM Monterey Off To A Racing Start With Esteemed Jim Click Ford Performance Collection
RM Sotheby's, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is thrilled to announce a selection of vehicles from the esteemed Jim Click Ford Performance Collection as early highlights for its flagship Monterey, California sale, August 19-20.
Side-By-Side 1965, 2015 Mustang Display Showcases 50 Years Of Innovation
Ford and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum (NIHF) are set to unveil a one-of-a-kind Mustang that marries a 1965 model to a 2015 model in a unique side-by-side display for the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum.
Lexus RX Hybrid Named Green Vehicle of Texas at Texas Auto Writers Auto Roundup
FORT WORTH, Texas (May 3, 2016) – What do you get when you combine head-turning looks with the latest hybrid technology?
For the all-new 2016 Lexus RX 450h, you get a green award the size of the Lone Star State. At the Texas Auto Roundup in Fort Worth this week, the Texas Auto Writers A
NEW VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI CLUBSPORT S BREAKS NÜRBURGRING LAP RECORD, MAKES WÖRTHERSEE DEBUT
The most powerful Golf GTI ever breaks the lap record for front-wheel-drive cars on the Nordschleife, with a time of 07:49:21
Wolfsburg/Reifnitz, May 2016. The Golf GTI Clubsport S is the most powerful ever version of the Golf GTI and was built to celebrate 40 years of the iconic ho
Toyota Scientists Make Breakthrough on Safer, Smarter Batteries
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 4, 2016) -- For anyone (i.e. everyone) who's ever panicked when their mobile device chirped, 'low battery,' the future could be far less stressful, thanks to the advanced battery research of scient
MORE THAN JUST A CAR…More than 150K Owners Think So
Toyota's 'Más Que Un Auto' Campaign Continues Providing Custom Badges to Car Lovers
Torrance, Calif. -- May 4, 2016 – It's a bond thicker than motor oil…the love owners have for their cars. And Toyota wants to help them express it.
Starting today, Toyota owners can once agai
STRONG INTEREST AS SSANGYONG INTRODUCES 0%
◾0% finance offers available on selected models over 5 years
◾Tivoli from just from just £12,950 or £108 / month*
◾Superb value and class leading 5 year limitless mileage warranty
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◾Visit your dealer for a full details
Currently the second fastest growing car bra
COYS FIRE UP THE ENGINES FOR MONACO WITH 100-CAR AUCTION
Over 100 historic, sports and grand prix automobiles will be going under the hammer at COYS 'Legend et Passion' auction in Monaco on Saturday 14th May.
The international auctioneers are hosting their biennial sale over the weekend of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and will celebrate the race
VOLKSWAGEN APPRENTICES FROM WOLFSBURG PRESENT THEIR GOLF GTI HEARTBEAT WITH 400 PS (295 KW) AT WÖRTHERSEE MEETING
40 years of the Golf GTI – 40 years of hearts beating faster:
Second premiere at the 35th Wörthersee meeting - trainees from Saxony show their Golf R Variant Performance 35 with 350 PS (257 kW)
Wolfsburg/Maria Wörth, May 4, 2016 – 40 years of the Golf GTI. World premiere o
CLARION LAUNCHES DIGITAL LOUDSPEAKER BREAKTHROUGH
Conventional loudspeakers become history as Clarion gears up to market Full Digital Sound, the world's first entirely digital high-resolution car audio system
Clarion, the global leader in car audio and multimedia, has revealed more details of its revolutionary Full Digital Sound in-car audio sys
VAUXHALL SETS DATE FOR ANNUAL HERITAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY
Luton-based Heritage Centre opens doors to public in June
Free admission for all
Luton – Vauxhall Motors' 113 years of history will be laid bare next month as its ever-popular Heritage Centre Open Day is confirmed for 2016.
On Sunday, June 12 Vauxhall's 73-strong collec
SIMPSON ENDS 18 MONTH RUN OF BAD LUCK WITH BRC POINTS-SCORING KIELDER FINISH IN HIS ŠKODA FABIA R5
Neil Simpson finishes 8th on Pirelli Carlisle Rally
MSA British Rally Championship points-scoring finish kick-starts his series campaign
Milton Keynes, 4 May 2016 – Neil Simpson achieved exactly what he set out to do on the Pirelli Carlisle Rally (April 30-1 May) by taking
ASTON MARTIN RACING READY TO RACE AT 6 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
Aston Martin Racing looks for strong points haul from 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
Continuous development and learning ahead of 24 Hours of Le Mans
Jonny Adam to return to FIA WEC line-up in #97 GTE Pro
Wednesday 4 May, Banbury: Aston Martin Racing will contest t
BENTLEY RETURNS TO DEFEND GT ASIA SERIES TITLE
4 May 2016, Crewe – Bentley Team Absolute has announced its GT Asia Series title defence driver line-up and confirmed it will enter three Continental GT3s into the six round championship starting at Korea International Circuit in two weeks time.
In 2015, experienced and respected race preparation
GTI MEET – THE ICONIC FESTIVAL AT LAKE WÖRTHERSEE: WORLD PREMIERE OF THE 310-PS GOLF GTI CLUBSPORT S
Fans and Volkswagen celebrating 40 years of the Golf GTI at Lake Wörthersee
New Clubsport S sets a new record on the North Loop of the Nürburgring
Volkswagen apprentices to present two powerful one-of-a-kind Golf vehicles
Volkswagen Motorsport to showcase the Golf G
FEARSOME FLAT-OUT THRUXTON NEXT STOP FOR WIDE OPEN RENAULT UK CLIO CUP TITLE RACE
Hampshire's fearsome high-speed Thruxton circuit this weekend (Sat 7/Sun 8 May) hosts the Renault UK Clio Cup's latest two rounds as it again stars alongside the Dunlop British Touring Car Championship at what is traditionally one of the county's biggest sporting fixtures of the year.
FORD EDGE ONLINE CONFIGURATIONS TOP 60,000 IN THE UK AS RIGHT-HAND-DRIVE PRODUCTION BEGINS
BRENTWOOD, Essex, UK, May 4th, 2016 – More than 60,000 Ford Edge vehicles have been configured on www.ford.co.uk since January 2016, as right-hand-drive models roll off the production line for the first time.
Ford data shows the flagship Sport model as the most popular choice, making up 49
JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE SEES THOMAS AND LOCKIE WIN ACTION-PACKED RACE AT DONINGTON
Second season of the Jaguar Classic Challenge opens in dramatic fashion with the team of Julian Thomas and Calum Lockie taking the chequered flag in a low drag E-type
John Pearson finishes in second place with Martin Stretton in third
First race of the new season sees the 31-
DOUBLE TOP TEN FINISHES FOR McLAREN AT ROCKINGHAM
McLaren GT Factory Driver Rob Bell showcased the pace of the 650S GT3 in the British GT Championship round at Rockingham Motor Speedway this weekend, co-qualifying on the front row. In the race, he and teammate Alasdair McCaig steered the #79 Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse McLaren 650S GT3 to P7 in the ra
ŠKODA GEARS UP FOR MOTABILITY SHOWCASE
ŠKODA will play a leading role at Motability Scheme's 'The Big Event'
13 – 14 May at EventCity, Manchester
ŠKODA Superb, Octavia, Fabia and Yeti on show
Milton Keynes, 03 May 2016: ŠKODA's range of award-winning products will take centre stage at 'The Big Event',
HISTORIC WEEKEND FOR CIVIC TYPE R AT CRAIGANTLET HILL CLIMB
The Honda Civic Type R has set a new class record and become the first standard production car to score points in the 69 year history of the Avon Tyres/TTC Group MSA British Hillclimb Championship.
Sponsored by Primo Insurance and raising awareness for the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes,
AHLIN TAKES PIRELLI CARLISLE RALLY VICTORY AND BRITISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
Swedish star Fredrik Ahlin and his Norwegian co-driver Morten Erik Abrahamsen driving for local team CA1 Sport, made it three different winners in the opening three rounds of this year's MSA British Rally Championship with victory on last weekend's Pirelli Carlisle Rally (April 30/May 1).
STRONGEST EVER Q1, ON THE WAY TO ANOTHER RECORD YEAR
Total shipments reached 1,882 units, up 15%
Net revenues grew 8.8% (+8.4% at constant currencies) to Euro 675 million
EBIT of Euro 121 million, 250bps margin increase
Net profit up 19% to Euro 78 million
Net industrial debt1 slightly down from year end 201
ŠKODA BUYERS GET ‘THE FULL MONTE' WITH EXPANDED YETI MONTE CARLO RANGE
Three new variants added to popular Yeti Monte Carlo range
1.2 TSI 110PS petrol and 2.0 TDI 110PS diesel now available
Seven-speed DSG option with 1.2 TSI 110PS engine
Prices start from £19,700 for 1.2 TSI 110PS manual model
Specification includes 17-inch
VOLKSWAGEN CHATTANOOGA BUILDS FIRST MIDSIZE SUV TEST BODY
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 04, 2016) — Volkswagen Chattanooga has reached an early production milestone with the completion of the first assembled metal test body for the upcoming Midsize SUV.
The production of the first assembled metal test body is an early step towards the full production o
SIDE-BY-SIDE 1965, 2015 MUSTANG DISPLAY SHOWCASES 50 YEARS OF INNOVATION AT NATIONAL INVENTORS HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
◾Ford and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum will debut a permanent Mustang display that uniquely fuses 50 years of history by combining a 1965 Mustang and a 2015 model – both split lengthwise – with two functional driver compartments
◾Mustang was chosen as a symbol of automotive innovation
GENERAL MOTORS YOUNG LATINO PROFESSIONALS RECEIVE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP HONOR
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility announced the 2016 Class of Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers
Washington, D.C. – Two GM young Latino professionals – a software developer and an automotive engineer – were among 35 young professionals recognized nationally for
'ROUTE 2016' RECAPS 2015-2016 AUTO SHOW SEASON
◾30-minute web program recaps FCA US 2015-2016 auto show reveals and consumer events
◾Debuts 7 a.m. EDT, May 4, 2016
◾Available on FCA US corporate YouTube and Facebook pages, media site and blog
◾Program produced by FCA Digital Media
May 4, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Taking a second
VOLVO CARS REPORTS FIRST QUARTER OPERATING PROFIT OF SEK3.1BN
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced a robust start to 2016 with operating profit for the first three months of the year increasing strongly to SEK 3.1bn and the operating profit margin reaching 7.5 per cent, as sales improved in Europe, Asia and the US.
The Swedish company reported t
BENTLEY'S NEW BENTAYGA APPLE WATCH APP: THE LUXURY OF CONTROL ON YOUR WRIST
◾New app enables passengers to control in-car systems from their smart watches
◾Seats, entertainment selection and climate control can all be adjusted remotely
◾Apple Watch app uses bespoke Bentley digital architecture
◾Available to download now from the App Store
(Crewe, 4 May 2016) Be
FORD TARGETS QUIETER, HIGHLY REFINED VEHICLES FOR CUSTOMERS WITH DEBUT OF WORLD'S FIRST MOBILE AEROACOUSTIC WIND TUNNEL
◾Cabin quietness is a leading driver in consumer purchase consideration; Ford has developed a world-first mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnel to help ensure quietest cabins possible
◾Patent-pending tunnel can produce wind speeds up to 80 mph, then be broken down and reassembled in just hours at any For
PORSCHE REPORTS RECORD SALES MONTH IN APRIL
U.S. Porsche dealers sell 5,410 vehicles in April
ATLANTA, May 3, 2016 -- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up
GOOGLE SELF-DRIVING CAR PROJECT AND FCA ANNOUNCE FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND COLLABORATION
◾Google expands self-driving test program with the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan
◾FCA engineers to work alongside Google engineers to integrate self-driving technology into vehicle
◾Self-driving cars have the potential to make our roads safer and make transportation more accessible
VOLVO POSTS TEN MONTHS OF CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE DIGIT SALES GROWTH
ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 3, 2016) - Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 6,169 vehicles, a 33.1 percent increase versus April 2015. Year-to-date sales are up 22.7 percent over the first four months of 2015.
Sales for the month of April were led by the award-winning XC90 luxury se
RM MONTEREY OFF TO A RACING START WITH ESTEEMED JIM CLICK FORD PERFORMANCE COLLECTION
• RM Sotheby's returns to California's Monterey Peninsula, August 19 – 20, for its flagship sale during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
• Early entries powered by the Jim Click Ford Performance Collection, a superlative group of competitive racing Fords and Shelbys
• Collection highlighted by
VINTAGE RACING SETS THE 2016 SEASON IN MOTION AT ROAD AMERICA
- Active, Reserve and Retired Military Receive Free Admission -
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., May 4, 2016 - It has been 66 years since racers tore through the streets of this tiny village about 60 miles north of Milwaukee. Still, every spring you would swear time stood still when the sounds o
Audi sets 64th straight monthly record in April on new model strength
•Demand for new A4 Sedan increased 28 percent for the month
•Sales of Audi SUV models up 26 percent
•All-time best U.S. sales month for Audi Q3
Audi set its 64th consecutive U.S. sales record for April with 17,801 vehicles sold, an increase of 5.8 percent over last year, as the new A4 and Q7 le
Toyota No. 1 Retail Brand in April 2016
•Toyota division light trucks post record sales for sixth consecutive month
•RAV4, Highlander and 4Runner have best-ever month
•Lexus LUV sales up 20.5 percent
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 3, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported April 2016 sales of 211,125 units, an incr
GM's Retail Sales Rise for 12th Consecutive Month Driven by Chevrolet, Buick and GMC
Chevrolet remains the industry's fastest-growing full-line brand of 2016 with retail sales up 4 percent in April
◾Buick's retail sales up 13 percent; GMC retail sales up 5 percent
◾Commercial deliveries up for 30th consecutive month
◾Daily rental deliveries down nearly 18,000 units, or 39 percent
More Torque and Better Boost: 2017 Ford F-150 to Debut with All-New 3.5-Liter EcoBoost Engine and 10-Speed Transmission
•Continuously improving for customers, 2017 Ford F-150 doubles down on efficiency, capability and performance with debut of the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and all-new Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission
•New 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine provides 30 lb.-ft. more peak torque
Ford Delivers Best April U.S. Retail Sales in 10 Years; Record Ford SUV Sales, F-Series Up 13 Percent
•Ford Motor Company U.S. sales total 231,316 vehicles for April – up 4 percent versus last year; retail sales grow 3 percent as well – best results in a decade
•Ford brand SUVs provide best-ever April sales of 65,474 vehicles; Explorer up 22 percent
•Ford F-Series sales pass the 70,000 mark for th
Trio of Semifinal Appearances for Mopar at NHRA SpringNationals in Houston
Sportsman Racer Kevin Helms Takes Mopar to Stock Eliminator Title Win
•DSR Funny Car drivers Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr. advanced their Mopars to the semifinals at the 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals
•Fifth seed Allen Johnson drove his Mopar to the Pro Stock semifinal round at Ro
FCA US LLC Reports April 2016 U.S. Sales Increased 6 Percent; Best April Sales Since 2005
•Jeep® brand sales up 17 percent; best April sales ever
•Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass each record best monthly sales ever
•Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City each record their best April sales ever
•Deliveries of the 2017 all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan begin arriving in d
eDRIVING DEBUTS NEW FLEET PRODUCTS AT FIRST CUSTOMER INDUSTRY BENCHMARKING MEETING SINCE EDRIVING ACQUISITIONS
London, UK – Tuesday, 3 May April 2016 – eDriving, the largest provider of online driver training and global driver safety management solutions, hosted its Virtual Risk Manager® (VRM) Fleet Benchmarking Forum. This week's event marked the official debut of the newly formed eDriving FLEET(SM)
NISSAN CIVAC PLANT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS OPERATION IN MEXICO
JIUTEPEC, Morelos, Mexico – Nissan Mexico is proudly celebrating the 50th anniversary of CIVAC Plant, the company's first manufacturing complex outside Japan.
Nissan CIVAC Plant established the beginning of a longstanding tradition in innovation, research, commitment and the highest qualit
MITSUBISHI'S CUVS LEAD THE SALES CHARGE IN APRIL
◾Outlander Sport and Outlander combined for sales of 5,343
◾Mirage gains 37.2 percent over previous April with 3,302 sales reported
◾Overall sales for the month report an increase of 17.7 percent over April of 2015
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today reported April 2016 sales of
MERCEDES-BENZ USA REPORTS ALL-TIME BEST APRIL SALES OF 29,236
May 03, 2016 - ATLANTA -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported best-ever April sales with 29,236 vehicles sold, up 0.2% for the month. Vans reported 2,589 units, and smart reported 466 units for the month, bringing MBUSA grand total to 32,291 vehicles for the month and 116,600 sold year-t
JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR APRIL 2016
- Jaguar sales increase 1 percent on record April F-TYPE sales
- Land Rover April sales decrease 2 percent while reaching 2nd highest April sales in U.S. history
- Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales year-to-date up 16 percent with increases in both brands
(MAHWAH, NJ) - May 3, 2016 -- Jaguar
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS APRIL SALES
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 3, 2016 – Hyundai Motor America today reported sales of 62,213 for the month of April, down 8.5 percent versus a record-setting April 2015.
'While Genesis sedan and our all-new Tucson CUV had their best-ever April sales, we are still seeing softness in car sale
KIA MOTORS AMERICA REPORTS BEST-EVER APRIL SALES
Surges in Compact Car and CUV Demand Push Year-to-Date Sales Up 4.3 Percent
IRVINE, Calif., May 3, 2016 – Fresh off the best first quarter in company history, Kia Motors America's (KMA) upward trajectory continued with all-time high April sales of 56,508 units, up 6.1 percent over
FCA CANADA REPORTS BEST SALES START TO A YEAR ON RECORD
◾30,108 vehicles sold; an increase of 10 per cent over April 2015 sales
◾All-time record sales month for Dodge Grand Caravan with sales up 76 per cent
◾April sales records set for Jeep and Ram brands, as well as Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee and Ram trucks
◾Best calendar year to date sales s
BMW GROUP U.S. REPORTS APRIL 2016 SALES
◾BMW brand sales decrease 7.4 percent
◾MINI brand sales decrease 12.4 percent
◾BMW Motorcycle sales decrease 3 percent
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 3, 2016… Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 7.4 percent in April for a total of 24,951 compared to 26,952 vehicles sold in April, 2015. Year-
INFINITI REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR APRIL 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti today reported sales of 10,432 vehicles in the U.S. during April, an increase of 4.5 percent versus prior year.
The QX50 luxury crossover had its best April ever with an increase of 657.3 percent to 1,401 units. The QX60 7-passenger luxury crossover also saw its
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. REPORTS RECORD APRIL SALES
◾Record April - monthly sales increase 6.6 percent over April 2015
◾53 consecutive months of month-over-month growth
◾Best April ever for Crosstrek, Forester, Outback and WRX/STI
◾26 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold
◾33 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Foresters sold
MAZDA REPORTS BEST APRIL SINCE 1995
Record April for Mazda3 and Best April for MX-5 since 2009
IRVINE, Calif. (May 03, 2016) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported April U.S. sales of 26,195 vehicles, representing an increase of 8.6 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through April are 90,838 vehicl
AMERICAN HONDA SETS NEW APRIL SALES RECORD: HONDA DIVISION POSTS BEST EVER APRIL SALES
◾American Honda sedan and light truck sales push April sales up 14.4 percent to new record
◾Honda Division posts best ever April with strong car and truck sales
◾Acura Division marks April increase on record sales of RDX
May 3, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. t
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS APRIL 2016 SALES RESULTS
◾April sales totaled 27,112units
◾Golf R delivered 678 units, marking the best month ever for the vehicle
◾Best ever April for Tiguan, with 3,804 units, a 58.4 percent increase
Herndon, VA — (May 3, 2016) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 27,112 units delivered
NISSAN GROUP REPORTS APRIL 2016 U.S. SALES
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for April 2016 of 123,861 units, an increase of 13 percent over the prior year and an April record.
◾Nissan Division finished April with 113,429 sales, up 14 percent, an April record.
MULTI-BILLION POUND MOTOR INSURANCE INDUSTRY FACES RADICAL RESTRUCTURING DUE TO AUTONOMOUS CARS
The multi-billion pound motor insurance industry faces a period of radical restructuring as a result of the advent of autonomously driving cars, with the number of crashes set to drop by 80 per cent by 2035* and insurance premiums set to plummet, a high level panel discussion organized by Volvo Cars
RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM SCORES ITS FIRST POINTS OF THE 2016 FORMULA 1 SEASON
SOCHI, Russia – Renault Sport Formula One Team scored its first points of the 2016 Formula 1 season after a strong and spirited drive from Kevin Magnussen to finish seventh in the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Jolyon Palmer finished shy of the points, making five places from his s
JAGUAR LAND ROVER ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTING PARTNER OF THE THIRD INVICTUS GAMES IN TORONTO 2017
◾Jaguar Land Rover has today announced its continued support of the Invictus Games, due to take place in 2017
◾The Invictus Games is a sporting event for wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans
◾Jaguar Land Rover has been Presenting Partner for the Game since its inception in 2
2017 BMW I3
BMW announced that BMW i will offer a new model range of its compact electric car, the BMW i3 and from the 2017 model year will be offering a new version with more than 50% increased battery capacity. The 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) has a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) thanks to the higher energy density of the lithium ion cells. The BMW i team worked to ensure that the battery dimensions remain unchanged while still offering a significant range increase. Even in everyday conditions 2, the new Battery Electric BMW i3, in varying weather conditions and with the air conditioning or heating turned on, a range of up to 114 miles combined1 (hwy/city) is possible as shown by independent BMW testing cycles3. The driving performance figures of the 170 hp AC synchronous electric motor remain virtually unchanged. The motor propels the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds. This makes the BMW i3 both the sportiest and most efficient electric vehicle in its segment with an expected EPA electricity consumption of 27 kWh/100mi. In addition to the Battery Electric BMW i3, the Range Extender model will also feature the 94 Ah battery. When equipped with the Range Extender, if the driver requires additional range, the 2-cylinder gasoline engine is switched on once the battery is depleted to 6.5% state of charge and keeps the charge level of the battery constant while driving and provides an additional range thanks to a 25% larger fuel tank (2.4 gallons).
Sports car racing had been slowly growing in popularity since the conclusion of the Second World War. As the 1950s were coming to a close, the interest in the sport began to peak. Competition had grown and designs had became perfected. Cooper began work on their racer in 1958, with the intention of competing during the 1959 season.
Denzel 1500 International
Wolfgang Denzel's built Volkswagen-based sports cars in a shop on Gumpendorferstrasse in Vienna, Austria. Branded 'WD' at first and based on the Kubelwagen, he mostly used a box and tube 'short' chassis, shorter than either Volkswagen or Porsche
The Mark 1 was the first ELVA intended for sale to private owners. The ELVA factory raced previous prototypes up to 1955. The Mark 1 has a complete Triumph front end and is differentiated from the later model, Mark 1B, which has an ELVA custom fabricated front suspension.
In the mid-1950s, the Kurtis 500X was built with a total production of 6 to 12 cars. They were made for road racing with Kurtis designed 'space' frames and an all-alloy body.
The Lotus Eleven began production in 1956. The 'Eleven' was Colin Chapmans next evolution of phenomenally successful sports cars. The vehicle was dubbed 'Eleven' because it was the Mark XI and due to its 1100 cc engine capacity.
Porsche 550A RS Spyder
In 1956, Porsche introduced an improved version of the 550 Spyder, dubbed the 550A-RS. It sported a completely redesigned and more rigid frame along with major suspension improvements and an upgraded engine producing 135 horsepower.
Canadian born Bill Sadler built many big-engine sports racers, Specials, and Formula cars during the 1950s. His first creation was the MK1, which was soon followed by the MK2, MK3, MK4, and lastly the MK5.
Scarab Sports Roadster
During the production of the Scarab Sports Roadster, European sports car rules were changed to permit only engines up to 183 cubic inches. This made the Scarab's small block Chevy 283 cubic-inch V8 obsolete. Other engines were tried but were met with dismal results, so the Chevy powered Scarab racers were limited to the U.S. with Chuck Daigh and Lance Reventlow driving. No car was more successful in SCCA B-Modified during this period.
Townsend Mk 4
Owen Gibson of Arivaca, Arizona is twice blessed. Not only did he discover the 1957 Townsend Mark 2 in 2000, a car he reintroduced to the world at the 2006 Monterey Historics, he uncovered the wildest of all Towsend creations, the midengined Mk 4. This makes Gibson the caretaker of Frank Townsend's first and last American road racing specials, a distinction he relishes.
Townsend Typhoon MKII
The Townsend Typhoon's, also known as the Townsend MK1, were built by Frank Townsend, his brother Robert, and his friends. Frank's background included hot rodding and racing which soon led to modifying and creating his own race cars.
PRESTIGE PERFORMANCE TAKES TWO WINS IN RACE 2 OF LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO NORTH AMERICA
MONTEREY, Calif. (May 1, 2016) - Prestige Performance used quick driving and strategy to earn dual wins in the overall and Pro-Am divisions in Race 2 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season Sunday at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. New Automobili Lamborghini CEO S
BMW PRESENTS FRIEZE SOUNDS, VIP SHUTTLE SERVICE, AND ART + DESIGN TALKS AT FRIEZE NEW YORK 2016
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 2, 2016... As a partner of the Frieze New York international art fair for the fifth consecutive year, the BMW Group is pleased once again to present Frieze Sounds – an experiential sound installation program – both in the BMW 7 Series VIP shuttle service and in the BM
LOREN ANGELO TALKS ABOUT SQ7'S ROLE IN MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Audi supercharged the relationship between vehicles and movie superheroes by supplying the wheels to Tony Stark in the first Iron Man film in 2008. In Marvel Entertainment's upcoming Captain America: Civil War, opening May 6, Audi once again provides superhero transportation, but it's the SQ7 taking
AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATIONS AWARD 2016: AUDI NAMED MOST INNOVATIVE PREMIUM BRAND
◾Three wins for Audi at the Automotive Innovations Awards
◾Head of Technical Development Dr. Stefan Knirsch: 'Awards document Vorsprung durch Technik'
Audi claimed three wins at the Automotive Innovation Awards. The awards are presented by the research institute Center of Automotive Management (
CAPITOL HYUNDAI OF SAN JOSE CELEBRATES FIRST FUEL CELL CUSTOMER DELIVERY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
First Hyundai Fuel Cell Dealer in Northern California Proudly Delivers its First Fuel Cell amidst a Rapidly Growing Bay Area Hydrogen Infrastructure
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 2, 2016 – Capitol Hyundai of San Jose, California, a proud member of the Del Grande Dealer Group, delivered the
VIDEO OF ALL-NEW FORD F-150 RAPTOR SHOWS WHY IT IS THE ULTIMATE HIGH-PERFORMANCE OFF-ROAD PICKUP
Ocotillo Wells, Calif., May 2, 2016 – It's one thing to describe the capabilities and features of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever. But nothing compares to seeing F-150 Raptor do what it does best.
Shot on the same Mojave Desert te
AUDI SPORT EXCITED ABOUT DTM SEASON OPENER
◾New DTM season to start on May 7 and 8
◾Audi RS 5 DTM with five wins in succession at the Hockenheimring
◾Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: 'Expecting a close field'
Following a long winter break, racing will finally start in earnest again for Audi Sport's DTM squad next weekend. The Hockenheimring i
NEW VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK TO GAIN SIX-CYLINDER ENGINE
◾Premium pickup will be the only model in its segment with a high-performance V6 turbodiesel
◾Latest generation of six-cylinder engines with up to 224 PS and 550 Nm of torque
Hanover, 2 May 2016: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is raising the bar, with its premium pick-up, the Amarok, set
FOUR PEUGEOT 208 WRXs FOR HOCKENHEIM STADIUM ACTION!
Round #2 - Hockenheim - Germany
Round two of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship will see four PEUGEOT 208 WRXs co-star in the action around a bespoke track laid out in the famous Hockenheim Stadium, Germany. All four drivers are targeting the top step of the podium in a bid to earn
Curtain Up For Ford's Final Rehearsal For The Le Mans 24 Hours
◾Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has its sights set on a clean and trouble-free race in the 'WEC 6 Hours of Spa', the final competitive outing before Le Mans
GREATWORTH PARK, U.K., May 2, 2016 – The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs will be back on track later this week for the 'WEC 6 Hours of Sp
PEUGEOT launches its Blue Upper plan in Beijing, 2 new vehicles see their world première
A few weeks after the presentation of the PSA Group strategic plan Push to Pass, in Beijing PEUGEOT and DONGFENG PEUGEOT present their 5 year strategic development plan in China: Blue Upper.
Blue Upper has a clear ambition: within 5 years to make DONGFENG PEUGEOT the benchmark broadline top-of-t
New PEUGEOT i-Cockpit: the informed sensations amplifier
PEUGEOT reveals its vision of tomorrow's driving environment as it introduces the latest PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®. Designed for an instinctive, safer and natural driving experience, this operational demonstrator is a preview of the brand's passenger cabin space on future models. With advanced ergonomics,
Bugatti 16.4 Veyron
The sports car, capable of more than 400 km/h, is driven by a 16-cylinder mid-engine, that at 710 mm long is no larger than a conventional V12 unit, and due to its lightweight construction weighs only about 400 kilos. Its compact dimensions are due to the unique arrangement of its cylinder banks in a W configuration.
Cadillac Series 452A V16
The 1930 Cadillac Sixteen was the first year for the overhead-valve, 452-cubic-inch engine producing 165 horsepower and 320 foot-pounds of torque. The Sixteen was theoretically available in 33 different models, sub-models, or trim variations ranging from a $5,350 two-passenger roadster to an $8,750 town cabriolet.
Cadillac Sixteen Concept
The name speaks to the car's powerful 16-cylinder, 1000-horsepower engine and Cadillac's heritage as a maker of fine luxury automobiles. Cadillac's reputation grew exponentially during the '30s in no small part because of the development of the automotive industry's first V-16.
Marmon Model 16
Two U.S. companies built V-16 powered automobiles: Cadillac and Marmon. The former survived the tough economic times of the 1930's, the latter did not.
This 16-cylinder Maserati was built by mounting two Tipo 26B inline-8 cylinder engines in a common crankcase with two crankshafts geared together. The result was a power output of around 280 to 305 horsepower from 4.0 liters.
Miller Championship Race Car
The origin of the engine for the only V16-powered race car built by Harry Miller begins with a 1930 Cord passenger car. As compensation for development work done on the Cord front drive system by Miller and his staff, the Auburn Automobile Co. paid Harry $1,000 per month and gave him a new Cord Brougham Sedan.
Peerless V-16 Prototype
As with all Peerless cars, this prototype is built largely of lightweight aluminum to a design by Murphy. Peerless was one of the very few companies to use a V-16 engine, and the 465-cubic-inch V-16 in this prototype offered 173 bhp, enabling the car to cruise at speeds around 100 mph in great comfort.
Jeep Renegade Celebrates First Year Of Production In Brazil
April 29, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA Latin America celebrated yesterday the first year of Jeep® Renegade production at the Goiana plant in Pernambuco. In year one of production, more than 60,000 Jeep Renegade vehicles have been sold in Brazil, and the Jeep brand is now one of the top 10
MAZDA MAKES IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA
Full day of racing for the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda
MONTEREY, Calif. (April 30, 2016) - The full slate of racing activities that took place today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, as part of the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda, bega
LEWIS STORMS THROUGH FIELD TO TAKE LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO NORTH AMERICA VICTORY
MONTEREY, Calif. (April 30, 2016) - Corey Lewis started the 2016 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season the same way he ended 2015 - winning. Lewis made a spirited drive to the top step of the podium after starting from last place, claiming a 9.288-second Round 1 victory in t
Historic Day For Mazda Motorsports At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
- Mazda Prototypes Sweep Front Row, Freedom Autosport Grabs MX-5 Win—
IRVINE, Calif. (April 30, 2016) – For the last three races, the Mazda Prototype team has recorded best-ever qualifying results in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series. But this one can never be beaten - only matc
AUDI AIMS TO CONTINUE MAJOR SUCCESSES AT SPA
◾Second race with new Audi R18 sports car
◾Last competition of the FIA WEC before Le Mans
Audi has great plans for round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on Saturday, May 7. On the race track at Spa, Belgium, the premium brand with the Audi R18 is aiming to continue its string of
The 1954 Aston Martin DB3S: Car Of The Silver Screen Raced By The Great Stirling Moss
A rare Aston Martin Works team car – chassis number DB3S/5 – which was campaigned in period by such legendary racing drivers as Sir Stirling Moss, Peter Collins and Roy Salvadori, and latterly went on to co-star with Terry-Thomas in 1960s movie classic School for Scoundrels, will be offered at Bonha
Pinehurst Concours 2016 Best In Show
Peter Boyle Captures Best in Show at Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance For Second Time in Four Years
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (May 1, 2016) – A 1928 Isotta Fraschini 8ASS owned by Peter Boyle of Oil City, Pa., captured the Best in Show at the 2016 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance -- Boy