Gooding & Company's Two-Day Pebble Beach Auctions Realizes More Than $106 MillionGooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for its world-class automotive auctions and record-breaking results, realized more than $106 million at its Pebble Beach Auctions over the weekend. During the two-day sale, the auction house sold 107 of 121 lots, which resulted in an 88% sale rate, with an average price of $990,699 per car and an impressive 30 cars sold for over $1 million. Auction records were broken throughout the weekend festivities, as new benchmarks in automotive excellence were set for 16 cars including a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider, a 1955 Aston Martin DB3S and a 1956 Maserati 250F, among others.
RM Auctions Raises The Bar With More Than $143 Million In Sales In MontereyRM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, celebrated its 35th anniversary in the collector car hobby on the weekend with its best performance to date: $143.4 million in sales with a strong 91 percent sell-through at its flagship Monterey, California sale. Held during the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance weekend, the event ranks as the highest grossing collector car auction of all time, breaking the previous record set by RM in 2013. In addition, the sale also established a new benchmark for a single-day collector car auction, realizing more than $88 million during just four hours of lively bidding at its Saturday session.
2014 Pebble Beach Concours Best of ShowThe Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance awarded Best of Show honors to a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, WA. This was the first time in the event's 65-year history that this honor has been bestowed upon a Ferrari and the first time since 1968 a post-war car has taken top honors.
The car was originally owned by film director Roberto Rossellini and began its life as a Pininfarina-bodied competition Spyder. After it was involved in an accident, the chassis was sent to Carrozzeria Scaglietti in Modena to receive a replacement body.
The car's next care-taker was Mario Savona of Palermo, followed by Charles Robert of Paris. The current owner had the car restored in 1995, after being found in an underground garage in a Paris suburb.
Follow the link for more photos of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show.
Pebble Beach, Calif. (August 18, 2014) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for its world-class automotive auctions and record-breaking results, realized m
THE NEW JAGUAR XE: OFFERING ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY◾ All-new Jaguar InControl® infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen* ◾InControl Remote™ enables smartphone control of functions such as door unlocking and engine start ◾InControl Apps™ allows users to access Apple and Android smartphone apps through the vehicle touchscreen* ◾Optional Wi-Fi co
2014 ABARTH TRACK EXPERIENCE REVS UP FOR ANOTHER ROUND◾Three new stops added to the 2014 Abarth Track Experience to meet increased customer demand ◾Abarth Track Experience offers professional driving instruction sessions to Fiat 500 Abarth owners ◾Customers learn to enhance their driving skills on the street and track ◾Drivers at the fall Abarth
INFINITI RED BULL RACING AFTER THE SUMMER BREAK: GAME ONFRANCORCHAMPS, Stavelot, Belgium – Yep, here we are, back from the summer break and raring to go. Formula One kicks off again this week, and rather than a gentle warm up to get back into the rhythm of things, we're straight off to the Belgian Grand Prix at the fearsome Spa-Francorchamps – whe
DONINGTON PARK, UK (August 19 2014) – Sebastien Buemi (e.dams-Renault) set the fastest time on the final day of pre-season testing at Donington Park ahead of the opening round of the all-electric FIA Formula E C
'After a search that included some of the finest architectural firms in the world, we are thrilled to welcom
BMW TEAM RLL – OAK TREE GRAND PRIX AT VIR PREVIEWWoodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 19, 2014 . . . Up next for BMW Team RLL is the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship round at Virginia International Raceway, in Alton, Virginia, on August 24th – Round 9 of the 11-race 2014 season. The weekend will feature Grand Touring cars in a 2.75-hour standalo
August 19, 2014 (IRVINE, Calif.) – When Hollywood scripts a racing movie, they tend to go overboard. Having an injured U.S. Marine Staff Sargent winning a professional race, in only his second start, just miles from where he grew u
Soon, Infiniti will share a vision – its soul – on a scale not seen before from the company.
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FORD NOW LEADS SALES CONSIDERATION WITH MILLENNIALS◾Renewed interest in utility vehicles helping Ford sales consideration among younger buyers ◾Beginning in 2012, Ford surpassed other manufacturers to become the No. 1 brand first considered by millennial buyers ◾Millennial sales consideration for Ford moves from fourth place in 2008 to first plac
Ferrari 250 GTO Achieves $38,115,000The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has become the most valuable car in history to be sold at auction when it realized $38,115,000 (£22,843,633 or €28,528,626) at Bonhams' Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California.
Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auctions Saturday Sale Realizes More Than $60.4 MillionGooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, realized more than $60.4 million during the first of its two evening auctions at Pebble Beach this year. Celebrated for its world-class automotive auctions and record-breaking results, the auction house sold 59 of 64 lots, which resulted in a 92% sale rate and an impressive average price of $ $1,024,091 per car. Adding to the weekend festivities, 10 auction records were surpassed at Gooding & Company's Saturday Sale. New benchmarks were set, including a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider, a 1955 Aston Martin DB3S and 1967 Mazda Cosmo 110 Sport, a newly trending marque.
Delivered new to Hollywood and motoring icon Steve McQueen on the set of Bullitt, the 275 GTB/4 spurred a spirited contest between bidders in the room and on the phone, more than tripling the previous auction record for the model.
The All-Electric All-Performance Saleen FOURSIXTEENFrom the same automotive performance brand that brought the true American Supercar, the S7, Saleen has once again set precedence for a vehicle of epic proportions. The Tesla Model S based Saleen FOÚRSIXTEEN performance electric car was shown for the first time at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
'Tesla has created an entirely new class of American automobile', explained Steve Saleen. 'There are many similarities to this and how Ford created the 'pony car' class in 1964 with the Mustang, which is how these vehicles stand out from the rest of the pack.'
MCQUEEN FERRARI SMASHES RECORD AT RM'S SATURDAY MONTEREY SESSION• Ferraris dominate RM's Saturday sale: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 delivered new to King of Cool Steve McQueen garners $10,175,000; 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale realizes $26,400,000 • 21 vehicles achieve seven figures during Saturday sale session • Official results to be posted online at www.rmauct
Carmel, California – Thursday, 14 August 2014 – The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has become the most valuable car in history to be sold at auction when it realized $38,115,000 (£22,843,633 or €28,528,626) moments ago at Bonha
A TIMELESS ENDEAVOUR : Rolex Monterey Motorsports ReunionThere are many elements that contribute to the mystique of vintage motor racing, but famous names of drivers from the past transcend all else. At today's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Sir Stirling Moss, one of the sport's greatest drivers and most recognizable names, made a stir as an honored
JAGUAR TO REVEAL U.S. SPEC F-TYPE PROJECT 7 VEHICLE AT PEBBLE BEACH◾Named in honor of seven Jaguar wins at Le Mans, the F-TYPE Project 7 is a road-legal two-seater inspired by the Jaguar D-Type ◾Created by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team, F-TYPE Project 7 will be a limited production vehicle ◾Powered by a 575hp 5.0 liter supercharged V
LOS ANGELES (August 14, 2014) – The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks today announced that, thanks to Toyota and American Park Network, free public Wi-Fi is now ava
GOODWOOD REVIVAL BRINGS STONEHENGE TO WEST SUSSEX!Goodwood, West Sussex, 18 August 2014 – Where else in the world can you see a full scale model of Stonehenge, the largest gathering of Jaguar D-types and Mods and Rockers duking it out on Brighton Pier without leaving the confines of a racing track? At the Goodwood Revival of course, which takes pl
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2014) -- Excited cheers echoed across the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links Sunday when a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe was named Best of Show at the 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'
DETRIOT – Owners of 2015 Chevrolet Corvettes will feel better about handing over the keys to their car, thanks to the new Valet Mode with Performance Data Recorder.
The industry-exclusive system allows drivers to lock the interior storage,
TESTING ON ALL-NEW RIGHT-HAND-DRIVE MUSTANG BEGINS◾Ford's new Mustang goes on sale this fall in the U.S. and globally in more than 120 countries next year ◾This is the first time in 50 year history that the Ford Mustang will be available in a factory-built right-hand-drive configuration ◾More than 25 new right-hand-drive markets will be able to p
CHICAGO – The 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD won the overall title in the 2014 Ultimate Heavy Duty Challenge 1-ton diesel category following testing by truck experts from Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com and Mrtruck.com, Cars.com said t
Talented racing driver Max Verstappen (NL) and Antonio Giovinazzi (I) recorded wins for Volkswagen in the FIA Formula 3
DOUBLE PODIUM FOR AUDI◾ Positions two and three in DTM race at the Nürburgring ◾Mike Rockenfeller and Edoardo Mortara on podium ◾Four Audi RS 5 DTM cars retired after collisions
Ingolstadt/Nürburg, August 17, 2014 – A double podium for Audi in the DTM: At the Nürburgring, Mike Rockenfeller (Audi Sport Team Ph
BUGATTI LAUNCHES LIFESTYLE CAPSULE COLLECTION 'BUGATTI LEGENDS'◾Fashion and accessories collection dedicated to the 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' car edition ◾Six outfits matched for men and women mirroring the theme of each Bugatti Legend ◾One of the first tailor-made lifestyle projects Bugatti has dedicated to its customers
The McLaren P1™ GTR Design Concept Unveiled: The Vehicle For The World's Most Exclusive Drivers' ClubTwenty years ago, the then soon-to-be-launched McLaren F1 GTR began testing ahead of an assault on the 1995 GT season. The track derivative, as the road-going version had done, rewrote the rule book and the claimed victories and titles across the globe in the years that followed, securing a place in motorsport folklore. Two decades on, and the covers have been pulled off the dramatic and purposeful McLaren P1™ GTR design concept during a private event at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event in California. The aggressive racing concept is a preview to the final model which, with a little under a year until production commences, has now entered the next phase as the development team works to hone and further optimise the ultimate track-focused racer.
HISTORY LESSONS : ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNIONFor the nearly 550 owners of automobiles racing in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the histories of their cars are often more important than the joy derived from driving them, and there is no better case in point than Jon Shirley's Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3). It was driven by Tazio Nuvolari in
Mercedes-Benz will display significant coupes from the past as well as the world debut of the 2015 S65 AMG Coupe. Marking a return to the S-Class nameplate for large coupes, this model is the ultimate version of the newly-expanded S-Class model range, featuring a 12-cylinder biturbo engine producing an astounding 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.
LONDON, UK (August 13 2014) – Organisers of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship have today unveiled its new global marketing campaign entitled Drive the Future, with exactly one month to go until the openin
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Nissan officially opened its satellite design studio in Rio de Janeiro today. Located at Nissan Brazil's headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, the Nissan Design America Rio studio (NDA-R) is tasked
Washington, D.C. – With several major aircraft and engine manufacturers recently announcing the development of new diesel aircraft engines, the general aviation industry in t
Reaching New Heights: Kyle Busch to Make 500th Toyota NASCAR StartBROOKLYN, Mich. (Aug. 14, 2014) – No other driver has as many Toyota NASCAR starts, wins or accomplishments to his credit as driver Kyle Busch. Busch will make his 500th career NASCAR start in a Toyota this Saturday when he climbs behind the wheel of a Tundra race truck at Michigan Internati
Pebble Beach, CA – Mercedes-Benz will showcase its long tradition of history and innovation at the 64th Annual Pebble Bea
2015 CHEVROLET CITY EXPRESS GETS 24 MPG IN THE CITYDETROIT – Chevrolet announced today the fuel economy for the 2015 City Express cargo van. The company's first entry into the small van segment will offer an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, resulting in 25 mpg combined.
The vehicle's 2.0L dual-overhead cam inline-four-cylinder
August 14, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - SRT ® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports will make its debut into the Trans Am Series when Miller Racing fields two all-new Dodge Challenger SRTs at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Aug 15-16
ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION : LA DOLCE VITAThere is a direct translation for 'the good life' in just about every language, and today la dolce vita pervaded the air at practice sessions for the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion where Italian car manufacturer Maserati, celebrating its 100th anniversary, is this year's distinguished marque. Ne
Jaguar announced in May 2014 that it would create six continuation Lightweight E-Type vehicles, each built by Jaguar Heritage, part of Jaguar Land Rover's new Special Operations division.
Each of the six cars will be built to the specification of the last Lightweight E-Type delivered in 1964 and will be hand-crafted at a new Heritage facility located at the spiritual home of the E-Type, Browns Lane in Coventry, England. The cars will be sold as competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes.
The Chrysler Imperial AirflowThe streamlined, aerodynamic Chrysler Airflow, introduced for the 1934 model year, took wind-cheating design beyond what others had been experimenting with and introduced a raft of other innovative design features as well. Chrysler's attempt to jump ahead of the competition was such a dismal failure in the market that the company's designs became conservative for two more decades.
ROLLS-ROYCE DEBUTS IN FORZA MOTORSPORT 5Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the epitome of luxury, today makes its video game debut. Wraith, the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history, is available today, exclusively in Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One.
Available to all owners of Forza Motorsport 5 as a free download, Rolls-Royce Wraith
COLOGNE, GERMANY (August 12 2014) – Gaming fans can now experience the thrills of driving an all-electric racing car around some of the world's best known circuits after the FIA Formula E Championship re
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 12 – Fuel cell vehicles are powered by amazing technology. They generate electricity from hydrogen through an electrochemical process within a fuel cell stack. These vehicles
EVEN MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER IN THE 2015 FORD MUSTANG◾2015 Ford Mustang will be available with three audio systems including a standard six-speaker configuration, a premium nine-speaker system with an eight-inch touch-screen or a 12-speaker ShakerPro with trunk-mounted subwoofer ◾New car's improved structure and aerodynamics provide a better acoust
BURTON RACING BMW 128I TAKES STREET TUNER VICTORY AT ROAD AMERICAWoodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 12, 2014 . . . 2013 Street Tuner class champions Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra, driving the No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 128i, raced to their first ST victory of the 2014 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season in Saturday's 2.5-hour race at Road America, in E
Bugatti Celebrates The World Première Of The Final Legend 'Ettore Bugatti'As part of the Monterey Car Week (11 – 17 August), Bugatti is celebrating the conclusion of its 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' edition (Bugatti Legends). One year ago, Bugatti launched the exclusive model series during the Monterey Car Week at the well-known and attended automotive events 'The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering' and 'Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance' with the first Legend. This year, the crowning conclusion will be held on August 15 at the same location with the world première of the company's sixth Legend. It honors Ettore Bugatti, founder and patron of the brand, and is based on the historical model Type 41 Royale. As with the five previous Legends, only three of the final Legends model will be produced. It costs €2.35 million net. Bugatti is presenting all six Bugatti Legends together for the first and only time.
Continental GT3-R Makes North American Debut At 2014 Pebble BeachInspired by Bentley's race-winning Continental GT3 race car, the GT3-R is powered by Bentley's race and road proven 4.0 litre V8 engine. Bentley engineers have developed a retuned version of the high performance 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 for this new two-seater GT. Developing 572 bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque, together with a 220 lb weight reduction and shorter gearing, the Continental GT3-R is the fastest-accelerating Bentley ever. Capable of reaching 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds, the GT3-R is a Grand Tourer with the performance of a racer.
(Pebble Beach, 11th August 2014) Making its North American debut at this year's Pebble Beach is the new Continental GT3-R – the most dynamic a
2015 RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR◾The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge ◾The Range Rover Sport SVR is the most dynamically focused Land Rover vehicle ever produced ◾To see the official 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR launch video CLICK HERE ◾The SVR features a 5
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad will cruise Woodward Avenue on Saturday to help keep things moving by lending an assist to beautiful classic cruisers that stall, overheat or run out of gas.
DONINGTON PARK, UK (August 11 2014): Formula E has completed two full event simulations as the world's first all-electric single-seater championship gears up for its first race in Beijing on September 13.
IN EAGER ANTICIPATION OF DTM CLASSIC IN THE EIFEL◾Audi driver Ekström still in contention for title before Nürburgring round ◾Home race for Rockenfeller, Scheider and Audi Sport Team Phoenix ◾Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: 'Continue to try battling for the Championship'
Ingolstadt, August 11, 2014 – The seventh race at the Nürburgring next
◾Technology Supplements Existing Displays and Ride and Drives in Monterey ◾Infiniti Performance Pavilion Features Virtual Test Drive of Q50 Eau Rouge
Pebble Beach, Calif.
SOLBERG BECOMES FIRST DOUBLE WINNER IN WORLD RXNorway's Petter Solberg took a sensational lights-to-flag victory at today's World RX of Canada to become the first driver to win a round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy held outside of Europe. The PSRX driver also becomes the first double winner in RX this year.
SRT MOTORSPORTS POST-RACE RELEASE - ROAD RACE SHOWCASE AT ROAD AMERICAAugust 10, 2014 , Elkhart Lake, Wisc. - SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports finished third and fourth with its pair of Dodge Vipers SRT GTS-Rs in a competitive yet caution-plagued Road Race Showcase at Road America on Sunday, the eighth round of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Cham
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at ROAD AMERICAELKHART LAKE, WISC. (August 10, 2014) – Every one of the 52 sports cars entered in race ten of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship had spent months and weeks preparing for the two hour and 45 minute timed endurance test, all the while knowing that the hard work can be undone in one
DETROIT – Pricing for the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup will start at $21,880, including a $925 dealer freight charge, GMC announced today.
'The all-new Canyon provides a one-two punch that customers
HYUNDAI VELOSTER AND SANTA FE WIN 2014 VINCENTRIC BEST CPO VALUE AWARDSFOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 – Hyundai's award-winning Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Program added to its accolades as Veloster and Santa Fe won their category in the 2014 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America awards. Hyundai's three-door sporty coupe won in the subcompact coupe segment,
The most comprehensive history of the supercharged MG Magnettes of 1933, the legendary K3s, which raced to success in the Mille Miglia and the Ulster Tourist Trophy will be released at Quail A Motorsports Gathering, Quail Lodge & Go
3.Help others breathe a little easier. Since 2000, the Prius family of vehicles has saved an estimated 26.5 million tons of CO2 emissions in the U.S. 2.Save gas. Prius family owners co
Horsepower Meets Brainpower at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports ReunionMONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 – It's common to see Go Pro cameras suction-cupped to vintage race cars at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, but one competition machine is different. It has not only several cameras affixed to its bodywork, but also a variety of aerials and is that a GPS
ROMANCING THE ROADThe Rolex clock is ticking and race teams are preparing for another extraordinary three days of racing at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. From August 15-17, 550 of the world's most rare and valuable race cars, ranging from a 1911 National 40 that raced at the ina
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – August 6, 2014 …Today BMW announced that it will run three BMW USA Classic race cars in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on August 14-17. The en
LOCKED-AND-RELOADED: NEW 2015 DODGE CHARGER PURSUIT◾All-new exterior styling for 2015 Charger Pursuit further draws on its late-1960s heritage, while infusing a more aggressive and visually lightened look with sleeker styling ◾Upgraded driver-focused cockpit is a mobile command center with world-class materials, police-duty upgrades and all-new sta
202,115 model year 2002-2004 Saturn VUEs because the ignition key can possibly be removed when the vehicle is not in the off position. GM is aware of two crashes and one injury potentially related to the issue.
Dealers will inspec
STATEMENT: WIRING HARNESSAugust 8, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC is recalling an estimated 89 cars to replace wiring harnesses that may not meet specifications.
The action follows an investigation that discovered some vehicles built during a five-week production window were equipped with wiring
VOLKSWAGEN ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALLHerndon, VA - Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the ignition swit
'One of the things that took us by surprise with the Nissan V
BMW Vision Future Luxury Makes North American Premiere At 2014 Pebble Beach ConcoursThe BMW Vision Future Luxury will grace the concept car lawn at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance marking its North American premiere. Offering a glimpse into the long-term view of modern luxury for the BMW brand, the BMW Vision Future Luxury stands for a forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and innovation as well as a driving experience that is at once emotional and exclusive. All of this is conveyed through its groundbreaking exterior and interior design along with its innovative technology, a pioneering lightweight engineering concept and a seamlessly integrated user interface and driving experience that caters to the needs of all occupants at once. The BMW Vision Future Luxury will be previewed at the BMW press conference on Thursday, August 14 at the BMW Villa in Pebble Beach, CA.
The bespoke McLaren Special Operations division was launched in 2011, and offers a full personalisation service for McLaren owners. The dedicated division grew out of McLaren's Customer Care programme, which goes back more than 20 years to the days of the McLaren F1 roadcar, and continues to look after servicing and maintaining cherished F1s for owners, as well as undertaking personalisation work for all McLaren models.
'Few settings equal the elegance of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens,' said David Schultz, concours executive director, who previously served as executive director of the Glenmoor Gathering, the precursor to this new northeast Ohio event.
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 5, 2014) – Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Toyota Truck Chief Engineer, Mike Sweers, enter the new 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series in the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The lightly modified Tundra Pro Serie
MONTEREY, Calif., August 5, 2014 – Whether it's the sight of rarely seen cars challenging the tricky Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca road course or the chances to meet legendary drivers, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the
Chip Ganassi Feted by Racing Elite at IMRRC Award DinnerCORNING, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2014) - A number of communities came together on Thursday night to honor race team owner Chip Ganassi at the Corning (N.Y.) Museum of Glass. They included the racing communities of IndyCar, Sports Car and NASCAR, as well as the local New York state communities hosting t
ROMANCING THE ROADThe Rolex clock is ticking and race teams are preparing for another extraordinary three days of racing at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. From August 15-17, 550 of the world's most rare and valuable race cars, ranging from a 1911 National 40 that raced at the ina
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint SpecialeThe Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale made its debut in 1957 at the Turing Auto Salon on October 30th. The coupe wore a forward-thinking design from Carrozzeria Bertone which was clearly inspired by the mid-1950s Berlina Aerodinamica Technica - show cars created by Bertone to study aerodynamics.
Just 1,366 examples of the Sprint Speciales were built between 1957 and 1962.
The Lamborghini JalpaThe Lamborghini Jalpa was the spiritual predecessor of the newer Lamborghini Gallardo. Both cars offered mammoth performance levels compared to their contemporary competitors, yet both were overshadowed by their larger, more potent, and wholly uncompromising siblings. In the Jalpa's case, that big brother was the Countach. Stunningly styled by the radical Marcello Gandini, the Countach's fantastic bodywork held one of the most exotic engines in the world at the time, a longitudinally-mounted V12 with high levels of power and higher levels of hostility. The Jalpa was no match.
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 1, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total July 2014 sales results of 215,802 units, an increase of 7.3 percent from July 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, u
The award will be given by the International Motor Racing Research Center at the 2014 IMRRC Award
AUDI ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR ALL-NEW 2015 AUDI Q3 CROSSOVER- The agile Audi Q3 compact premium crossover combines coupe-like design with the utility of an SUV - High level of standard equipment including heated, 12-way power front leather surface seats, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights
CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF GM'S MILFORD PROVING GROUNDDETROIT – When the General Motors Milford Proving Ground opened in 1924 – 90 years ago this October – engineers lacked advanced tools and technology for safety testing. Judging from this video, some might say the only crash test dummies back then were human.
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG can look back on a very successful first half of 2014. Deliveries covering the period from the beginning of January to the end of June rose by eight percent to 87,803 vehicles compared to the same period last year. Revenue in the first six mon
SONOMA, Calif., (July 30, 2014) -The National Auto Sport Association's (NASA) ninth annual NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires is preparing for the first of two nationwide events. The first of the twin bill will be the Eastern Stat
Herndon, Va. - July 30, 2014 -- Lamborghini Accademia will host its first-ever North American performance driving school - from September 14-17 - at renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The lead role for this year's global Acc
STATEMENT: KNEE AIRBAGSJuly 30, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC will recall an estimated 29,500 cars to replace their knee airbags.
The action follows routine testing that suggests the supplemental restraint – designed to protect a driver's knees – may not deploy in the proper position if the dri
SUBARU REPORTS JULY 2014 AS BEST-EVER SALES MONTH◾All-time monthly sales record of 45,714 ◾1.1 Million Forester sales to date and best Forester month ever ◾Best July ever for Outback, Legacy sedan and BRZ ◾100,000th XV Crosstrek sold to date and best XV Crosstrek month ever ◾12 straight months of 10,000+ Forester sales ◾Fifth consecutive mont
MAZDA RECORDS BEST JULY SALES IN 21 YEARSIRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported July U.S. sales of 29,238 vehicles, representing an increase of 17.1 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through July are up 9.3 percent versus last year, with 185,669 vehicles sold.
Fountain Valley, Calif., August 1, 2014 – Hyundai Motor America, recently ranked the highest non-premium brand in J.D. Power's APEAL and IQS reports, posted its best July sales ever. Sales for the month were 67,0
PORSCHE REPORTS JUNE SALES – UP 12.6% OVER 2013Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up, today announced July 2014 sales of 4,300 vehicles. During the fir
IRVINE, Calif., August 1, 2014 – Coming off the best first half sales performance in company history, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced record July sales of 52,309 units, a 6.7 percent increase over the same period last year. Aft
NISSAN GROUP REPORTS JULY 2014 U.S. SALESNASHVILLE, Tennessee – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for July 2014 of 121,452 units, an increase of 11.4 percent over the prior year and a July record.
Nissan highlights: ◾Nissan Division set a July record with 112,914 sales in the month, an increase of 11.5 percent
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS JULY 2014 SALES◾July sales total 30,553 units ◾Golf GTI delivered 1,727 units for the month, marking a 39.7 percent increase in sales for the model over the previous July ◾Passat delivered 8,668 units for the month ◾Jetta sedan delivered 11,008 units for the month ◾Tiguan delivered 2,121units for the month
◾2015 Acura TLX to race in premier GT category ◾Single-car entry for RealTime Racing and driver Peter Cunningham ◾Race debut this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
After completing an initial test program, Acura Motorsports will debut the new 2015
PANASONIC AND TESLA SIGN AGREEMENT FOR THE GIGAFACTORYOSAKA, Japan / PALO ALTO, USA, July 31, 2014 – Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors, Inc. have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory.
According to the agreement,
Bonhams to Preview Ultra-Rare Ferrari 250 GTO at Monterey Pre-ReunionAn example of arguably the most famous and sought-after classic race car ever – the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – will be previewed by Bonhams at the Monterey Pre-Reunion August 9 and 10. The classic race car, of which only 39 were constructed, will be shown in the Bonhams hospitality area at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where the historic car racing is taking place.