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2017 Acura NSX Supercar Claims Class Victory in North American Racing Debut at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
The recently-launched 2017 Acura NSX claimed victory Sunday in its North American racing competition debut, climbing the 14,115-foot pinnacle of Pikes Peak and clinching first place in the Time Attack 2 class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the 100th anniversary of the running of America's second oldest race.
All-New 2017 Ford Gt '66 Heritage Edition Pays Homage To Historic Livery On 1966 Le Mans Winner
The all-new 2017 Ford GT will be available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of the historic 1-2-3 Ford GT sweep. The car will feature unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish.
Mitsubishi Ground Tourer Concept To Be Unveiled At Paris Motor Show
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today announced the debut of the all-new 'Ground Tourer Concept' at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall. An up-market SUV, the Ground Tourer Concept is aimed to be the latest expression of Mitsubishi Motors' design ambitions, expressed through four powerful elements: Augmented Possibilities, Functional Beauty, Solid Thrust and Japanese Craftsmanship.
Modern Supercars Lead Auctions America's $14.2 Million Santa Monica Sale
Large crowds and spirited bidding led to a strong $14.2 million in sales at Auctions America's Santa Monica event on the weekend (June 25-26), as the Indiana-headquartered auction house continued to put its stamp on the competitive Southern California auction scene. In just three years, the Auctions America sale has emerged as a new highlight on the SoCal collector car calendar—a fact that was reaffirmed again this past weekend with a record number of bidders vying for the event's 281 vehicles and select automobilia.
MODERN SUPERCARS LEAD AUCTIONS AMERICA'S $14.2 MILLION SANTA MONICA SALE
• Auctions America generates $14.2 million in sales at annual Santa Monica collector car auction, June 25-26 in California
• Top-sellers: 1995 Ferrari F50 achieves strong $1.95 million; 1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort' realizes $1.25 million
• Riverside International Automotive Museum Collection draws c
1946 Lancia Aprilia Pagani Barchetta Corsa
Many prewar Lancia Aprilias were bodied or rebodied as sports cars just after the war by leading coachbuilders such as Pinin Farina, Touring and Zagato. This custom-bodied barchetta corsa was built by the Italian Riva company on a prewar Aprilia sedan chassis.
ROLLS-ROYCE CELEBRATES 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Rolls-Royce celebrated a successful Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, with a stunning ascent of the famous Goodwood Hillclimb, defying challenging weather conditions.
Wraith Black Badge. The most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith Black Badge
THE POLES ARE BACK
The Arrinera Hussarya GT took part in the Michelin Supercar Run, a traditional component of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, among the world's most exciting cars contesting the famous hillclimb twice a day.
In 1940, during the Battle of Britain, the RAF fighter force faced the onslaught of the Luf
FACTORY DRIVER ROB BELL TAKES BLANCPAIN GT POINTS LEAD AFTER PAUL RICARD VICTORY
Victory for the McLaren 650S GT3 at the Paul Ricard 1000km sees McLaren GT Factory Driver Rob Bell lead the overall Blancpain GT Drivers Championship by 20 points. The race was won in dramatic fashion with Bell and fellow Factory Drivers Shane Van Gisbergen and Côme Ledogar taking the chequered flag
2017 Acura NSX Supercar Claims Class Victory in North American Racing Debut at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
•Acura NSX wins its North American racing debut by more than 11 seconds
•American-built NSX wins Time Attack 2 class at 100th running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
•NSX-inspired Acura 4-Motor EV Concept finishes second in the Electric Modified Class
Mitsubishi Ground Tourer Concept To Be Unveiled At Paris Motor Show
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today announced the debut of the all-new 'Ground Tourer Concept' at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall. An up-market SUV, the Ground Tourer Concept is aimed to be the latest expression of Mitsubishi Motors' design ambitions, expressed through four powerful elemen
ASTON MARTIN WRAPS UP ANOTHER FABULOUS FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾Sell-out Goodwood crowd enjoys the best of Aston Martin
◾Aston Martin Vulcan wins the 2016 Michelin Showstopper Award
◾DB11 makes global dynamic debut with Aston Martin CEO behind the wheel
27 June 2016, Gaydon:Aston Martin is celebrating another fabulous Festival of Speed after four days at g
LAMBORGHINI CELEBRATES THE MIURA 50TH ANNIVERSARY AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Sant'Agata Bolognese/Goodwood, 27 June 2016 - A Miura SV restored by Lamborghini PoloStorico was awarded 'overall winner' in the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d'Elegance at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016, in the year that Automobili Lamborghini celebrates the Miura's 50th anniversary.
MAZDA PROTOTYPES TO CARRY TRIBUTE TO MAZDA'S LE MANS VICTORY
- Special paint schemes to reflect past, present and future of Mazda racing -
IRVINE, Calif. (June 27, 2016) – The two-car Mazda Prototype team will carry special liveries at the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International, July 1 - 3. The No. 55 Mazda will feature a vivid
GM ISSUES REMINDER REGARDING WARRANT EXPIRATION
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today issued a reminder to warrant holders that the company's publicly traded Series A warrants are set to expire on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Because the expiration date is not a trading day on the NYSE, warrants will not be exercisable after the Deposito
HEARTBREAKING WEEKEND IN PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE
ELKHART, Wisconsin – The Nissan Pirelli World Challenge effort went from hero to heartbreak at Road America today with both Bryan Heitkotter and James Davison denied potential podium results.
After an interrupted race on Saturday, former GT Academy winner Heitkotter was in fine form on Sun
DENNIS LIND TAKES ALL IN THE LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO AT PAUL RICARD
◾The Dane is the new leader in the PRO class
◾Victory for Rik Breukers among PRO-AM drivers
◾Desideri and Spirindov in first place at the debut in AM
Sant'Agata Bolognese/Le Castellet, June 26, 2016
Mission accomplished for Dennis Lind, who won the two races at Paul Ricard, thus gettin
HONDA POWERS ROMAIN DUMAS TO 2016 PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB VICTORY
Jun 26, 2016 - PIKES PEAK, Colo.
◾Dumas and Honda power back up 2014 victory with 2016 crown
◾Team is second-ever to break the nine-minute barrier in event
◾Honda/Acura score class victory for 15th consecutive year
Started as an after-hours project by a small team of Honda Performance D
CAN-AM THUNDER ROLLS INTO GOODWOOD
The ground shook this morning as the mighty Can-Am cars took to the Hill. The fiftieth anniversary of the original 'Anything Goes' race series is being celebrated at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, a variety of cars having been restored specially for the weekend. These include the sensational C
JAGUAR F-PACE THRILLS GOODWOOD WITH DRAMATIC TWO-WHEELED RIDE
◾Jaguar F-PACE makes dramatic two-wheeled debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed
◾Record-breaking loop-the-loop car completes gravity-defying drive up the Goodwood hill
◾Stunt driver Terry Grant pilots as stunt rider Lee Bowers climbs out of the F-PACE to salute the crowd
Goodwood, UK, 24 June
FINALLY! AUDI WINS AT THE NORISRING
◾First victory for Audi in the DTM race in Nuremberg since 2002
◾Edoardo Mortara on winning takes lead of the standings
◾Leicestershire's Jamie Green completes Audi one-two
In the first of the two DTM races at the Norisring, Edoardo Mortara kept a cool head in sweltering heat and, 14 years foll
Performance brand within Mercedes-Benz celebrates a spectacular world premiere
Lewis Hamilton and Tobias Moers present the new AMG GT R
Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
With the reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton as the star guest, Mercedes-AMG this evening presented the new AMG GT R* as the latest and most
1952 Lancia Aurelia B53 Giardinetta
The Lancia Aurelia was the most advanced production car of its day. The long chassis B53 incorporated the ground-breaking, narrow-angle 2-liter V6 Lancia engine.
1954 Lancia D24 Sport Spyder
The career of the D-Series Lancia Sport was as short as it was brilliant. The car - serial '0005' - made its debut in the 1954 Sebring 12-Hours classic, co-driven by Juan Fangio/Eugenio Castelloti, before scoring three consecutive victories - two driven by 'The Silver Fox' (Piero Taruffi) and one by that other great snowy-haired Italian veteran 'Gigi' Villoresi.
1955 Lancia Aurelia
This B24 Spyder was designed and built by Pinin Farina for the American market, so it was soon dubbed the 'Spyder America.' It was a development of the hugely successful B20 Aurelia coupe that established the Lancia name at the forefront of racing in the 1950s.
1955 Lancia Aurelia Nardi Blue Ray 1
Blue Ray 1, completed in September 1955, is perhaps the most fantastic creation of Enrico Nardi. It was first shown at the Turin Auto Show and subsequently shown at the Paris and New York Auto Shows. Power is provided by a Lancia Aurelia B20 V6 engine with Nardi tuning updates.
1958 Lancia Aurelia Nardi Blue Ray 2
Blue Ray 2 was created in 1958 by Enrico Nardi. The car debuted at the Turin Motor Show that same year. It is built on a heavily modified Lancia Aurelia B24 4th Series chassis. The coachwork was designed by Michelotti and constructed of steel by Vignale. The car is fitted with a blue Perspex roof, which slides in tracks to provide ventilation to the cabin.
1959 Lancia Flaminia GT
This striking Zagato-bodied Lancia Flaminia features the Milanese styling house's trademark double-bubble roof line. Introduced at the 1956 Turin Motor Show and intended as a replacement for the Aurelia, the Flaminia retained its predecessor's 2.5-liter, overhead-valve, V6 engine and DeDion rear transaxle with inboard brakes, though Lancia's traditional sliding-pillar independent front suspension was replaced by the more modern double-wishbone arrangement.
1961 Lancia Appia
Over the length of the Lancia Appias production, a number of special bodied Appias were produced, including a coupe by Pininfarina, a convertible by Vignale and an aluminum bodied GT Sport by Zagato. The Appia Sedan on which these were based was renowned for its high quality and engineering refinement.
1971 Lancia Stratos HF Prototype
This Lancia Stratos Prototype debuted at the 1971 Turin Motor Show a year after a very different Bertone Stratos styling exercise had first been shown to the public. Lancia was working on a new competition engine but initially a Fulvia and then a Beta engine were used.
From Russo With Love! Ferrari with 007 Pedigree to Cross the Block at Russo and Steele Monterey!
1970 Ferrari 365 2+2 with 007 Pedigree Set to Cross the Block at Russo and Steele's 16th Annual Monterey Collector Automobile Auction Event!
Scottsdale, Arizona (June 24th, 2016) – First shown at Paris in 1967, the 365 GT 2+2 took place as the largest, most luxurious, and best-equipp
SUPERCARS AND SUPER STARS SCORCH THE HILL ON SATURDAY 25TH JUNE 2016
The third day of the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed is underway, with a packed programme promising plenty of speed, thrills and drama in keeping with this year's central theme: Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power. BMW picked up from where it left off yesterday with an array of two- and fou
FESTIVAL OF SPEED COOKING ON GAS
The Goodwood Action Sports arena (GAS) is an adrenaline-fuelled zone, jam-packed with some of the world's best two-wheeled extreme sports-riders. Huge ramps send fearless freestyle motorcross riders tens of feet into the air, where they perform tricks that boggle the mind. You really have to see it
1955 Buick Century Series 60
Buick's new performance car, the Century, was based on the lighter Special body and the more powerful Roadmaster engine. These models had four ventiports on each front fender.
1955 Chrysler New Yorker
The 1955 Chryslers were the recipients of 'The Million Dollar Look' from legendary Chrysler designer Virgil Exner. The cars were a total departure from their 1954 counterparts. Chrysler also made news by introducing a new engine for the Chrysler New Yorker series - a 331.1 cubic-inch hemispherical engine with twin carburetors that developed 300 horsepower. It was, for all intents and purposes, an early 'muscle car.'
1955 Ford Fairlane
Introduced on GM cars the previous year, the 1955 Fords featured a panoramic windshields. Air conditioning was offered as optional equipment, which included a front-mounted evaporator with cold air discharge vents located on top of the dash, a condenser unit in the trunk, plus a pair of air ducts in the trunk and clear tubes which ran from the rear package shelf into air ducts in the headliner. Few units were sold as it was a very expensive system.
1955 Pontiac Star Chief Series 28
For 1955, the Pontiac Star Chief reigned as Pontiac's top-of-the-line with a completely new body with an eleven inch longer rear overhang. The Star Chief rode on a 124-inch wheelbase Pontiac and had a 210-inch overall length.
1957 Cadillac Series 62
In 1950s America, Cadillac was regarded as the 'car of cars.' And even among Cadillacs, the Eldorado Biarritz Convertible was a spectacular beauty. All new in 1957, the Eldorado featured exclusive rear styling with dramatic fins, delicate 'bumperettes' and a wide selection of luxurious leather trim combinations.
1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham
The production of the Eldorado Brougham was from 1957 through 1958 and fewer than one thousand examples were ever built. They sold new for $13,074 which made them more expensive than the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud.
1957 Ford Fairlane
The Skyliner power retractable hardtop was the big news for 1957, whose solid top hinged and folded down into the trunk space at the touch of a button. It was innovative, but sales were slow as it was very expensive, somewhat unreliable, and took up almost all the trunk space when retracted.
1960 Buick Electra
Buick sales drastically declined in the late 1950's due to economical recession, unpopular styling, and product problems. In 1955 their sales reached 750,000 and by 1959 they had declined to barely 200,000. Buick needed to reverse their plummeting sales. Their solution was a bold move with styles and models that were devoid of the traditional Buick trademarks from the past.
Q By Aston Martin Build The Ultimate Open-Top Vantage
Aston Martin today unveiled its most extreme roadster ever in the unique form of the one-off Vantage GT12 Roadster. A tailor made customer commission undertaken by Q by Aston Martin, the Vantage GT12 Roadster takes the original Vantage GT12 Coupe's hardcore ethos and adds the visceral thrill of open-top driving, offering the driver an intensified sensation of exhilaration and the unfiltered fury of a 600PS V12 soundtrack.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT R
From the world's most demanding racetrack directly onto the road: Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into the new AMG GT R. The front-mid-engine concept with a transaxle, V8 Biturbo engine rated at 577 hp, extensively modified suspension, new aerodynamics and intelligent lightweight construction laid the foundation for an especially dynamic driving experience.
TURBOCHARGED TITANS STORM THE HILL
All eyes were on Japanese driver Katsuaki Kubota earlier this afternoon as he steered the ex-Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 97T up the Hill. It was aboard this car that the future three-time World Championship winner claimed his first victory in Formula One at Estoril in April 1985. This fabulous machin
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2016: UK PREMIERE OF THE BUGATTI CHIRON
◾First public appearance of the new Bugatti super sports car in the United Kingdom
◾Chiron presented at legendary hill climb
◾Piloted by British racing driver and Le Mans winner Andy Wallace
◾Motto of the event: 'Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power'
◾Wolfgang Dürheimer: 'The Chiron embo
FIVE YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP: VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA AND THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART AND MOMA PS1
Volkswagen Group of America is one of the most important supporters of the internationally acclaimed institution for modern art
◾Numerous exhibition and educational projects have been realized together
◾Most recent project: FORTY – celebrating the 40th anniversary of MoMA PS1
Volkswagen Group o
VERSATILE FORD TRANSIT CONNECT WAGON HELPS BALANCE WORK AND PLAY … AND YOUR SIDE BUSINESS
◾Devin Stovall, winner of the 2016 Ford Transit Connect Wagon giveaway, will use his customized wagon to start his own side business repairing bicycles and wheelchairs; the vehicle will double as a daily commuter and family van
◾Side business ventures are on the rise, with many using it as a way to
SUBARU RELEASES 'FLAT OUT: THE FULL LAP' FOR THE 2016 SUBARU WRX STI TIME ATTACK CAR AT ISLE OF MAN TT
Watch Mark Higgins take Bray Hill at 170 MPH
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. released the full lap video of its record shattering lap of the Isle of Man TT Course. Piloted by Mark Higgins, the 2016 Subaru WRX STI Time Attack car broke the lap record two weeks ago on the fabled
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED GOES FULL THROTTLE!
The first day of the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed is underway under blue skies as the world's finest cars and best drivers gather to celebrate this year's central theme: Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Speed. Appropriately, seven Grand Prix teams are taking a break from a whirlwind season
ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS CELEBRATES LARGEST GATHERING OF ROLLS-ROYCES IN THE WORLD
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates the largest gathering of Rolls-Royces in the world this weekend at the 57th Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club Annual Concours and Rally. The spectacular setting of Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire provides the perfect backdrop for a record number of motor cars,
PLUS X AWARDS 2016: TOP AWARD GOES TO VOLKSWAGEN
◾Volkswagen 'Most Innovative Brand of 2016' in the 'Automotive and Car Media' category
◾Design team additionally delighted by special prize for 'Best Design Brand'
Wolfsburg, 24 June 2016 – Yesterday evening as part of 'Plus X Night 2016' the Plus X Awards ceremony was held in the former
TIN TOPS STORM THE HILL
Touring car racing is among motor sport's most popular – and spectacular – categories, and this year Goodwood is celebrating five decades of 'tin top' drama with a variety of different classes. Henry Mann, son of legendary '60s race entrant Alan Mann, kicked off proceedings this morning aboard Bill
VOLVO CAR UK'S LATEST TWIN ENGINE MODEL BUILDS ON ELECTRIC HYBRID SALES SUCCESS
Volvo Car UK is increasing its popular Twin Engine range with the addition of a new V60 variant that will appeal to business drivers thanks to its highly competitive economic and environmental benefits.
The V60 D5 Twin Engine offers business owners and company car drivers a unique combination of
FORD FIREPOWER ON THE INFAMOUS HILL
The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed is honouring several motor sport milestones, and few will resonate more on both sides of the Atlantic than our celebration of Ford's first 24 Hours of Le Mans victory in 1966. That decade saw the Blue Oval attempt to acquire Ferrari, only to be rebuffed following
BATTER UP: TOYOTA SPOTLIGHTS YOUTH PROGRAMS AT ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL GAME
Toyota Awards New Corolla to Boys & Girls Clubs of America's National Youth of the Year
Toyota Financial Services and Girl Scouts of the USA Highlight Importance of Financial Education
WASHINGTON D.C. (June 24, 2015) — The House and Senate sent their best aces and slugge
GM INVESTS $290 MILLION IN BOWLING GREEN ASSEMBLY
Plant to upgrade vehicle assembly operations with new technologies and processes
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – General Motors announced today it will invest $290 million into the Bowling Green Assembly plant to upgrade and modify the plant's vehicle assembly operations with new technologies
VOLVO OPENS NEW YORK CITY POP UP STORE
ROCKELIGH, NJ (June 24, 2016) -- Volvo Car USA (VCUSA) officially opened its temporary pop up store in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. Now through July 4th, the store will feature its new flagship luxury sedan, the all-new S90.
Customers and those interested in the new Volvo S90 will be
Team Penske's Anniversary Celebration Continues with Tribute to Roger Penske at IMRRC's Argetsinger Award Presentation
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 24, 2016) – Dignitaries from the motorsports industry will join in tribute to Roger Penske on June 30 when he receives the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports.
Penske will receive the award from the International Motor Racing
SUPERCARS AT FULL THROTTLE
Some of the world's most desirable road cars took to the Hill this afternoon to round out the opening day's action at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. An unrivalled line-up of high-performance exotica participated in the Michelin Supercar Run which further cements the Festival's role as the unof
GROUP B RALLY CARS MONSTER THE HILL
Rallying's most extreme era is being celebrated at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The short-lived Group B category was axed in 1986, but not before it left an indelible imprint on the memories of anyone who witnessed these incredible machines in their pomp. For those who did not, the Festival
BRACK ELECTRIFIES IN MEGA-QUICK McLAREN
The new and ferociously-fast McLaren P1 LM wowed the Festival crowd earlier this afternoon as driver Kenny Black blasted the 986bhp hypercar up the Hill in 49.61-seconds. The former Indy 500 winner was travelling at a staggering 132mph as he crossed the line. Racing specialist Lanzante, which prepar
CATCH MY DRIFT
Drifting is a relatively new phenomenon in the UK, but Goodwood is showcasing this exciting sport at this year's Festival of Speed. Champion US drifter Vaugh Gittin Jr put on a stellar display of tyre-frying car control earlier this afternoon aboard his monstrous Ford Mustang RTR, but multiple Europ
1933 MG J2
The MG J2 set the fashion for British sports cars for many years. It was introduced in 1932 and many sports cars of the thirties copied the body style with its cut away doors, cycle type mudguard, fold flat windscreen, and slab gas tank with spare wheel on the back. It remained the basic MG style until 1955, when the TF was replaced by the aerodynamics of the MGA.
1948 MG TC
In 1945, MG introduced the TC which was similar to the pre-war TB model and having the same 4-cylinder engine with a slightly higher compression ratio of 7.4:1 offering 54.5 horsepower. There were modern interior elements allowing a wider cockpit and more interior room for the occupants. The TC was exported to the United States, even though only built in right hand drive.
1949 Vauxhall Zimmerli Velox 18-6
Conceived and constructed in Northern Switzerland at the Gebrider Zimmerli factory in Reiden between 1946 and 1949, this two-seater was their solitary effort to construct a showpiece for their body-work capabilities.
1950 Alvis TB14
After World War I, T.G. John began to produce and sell mechanical parts such as stationary engines, carburetor bodies and motor scooters. He was soon approached by Geoffrey deFreville with a design for an aluminum four-cylinder engine. The result of the design was the 10/30 Model which soon secured a solid reputation for its quality and performance.
1952 Cisitalia 808XF Concept
Italian born Piero Dusio was an individual who had a soccer career, a successful business, and a race car driver. His days as a soccer player were ended by a knee injury. After the injury, he started a textile business, which evolved into sporting goods and even military uniforms.
1953 Ferrari 166 MM
Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street legal vehicles in 1947 as Ferrari S.p.A. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has enjoyed great success since the 1950's. Enzo Ferrari himself retained control of the racing division until his death in 1988 at the age of 90.
1953 Fiat 8V
Fiat stunned and surprised the motoring world at the 1952 Geneva Motor Show when it introduced its next competition car, the Supersonic with 2-liter 8V, or in Italian terminology, the OttoV.
1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina
The Nash-Healey was a two-seat sports car produced for the American market between 1951 and 1954. Sometimes erroneously described as the first American sports car built since the Great Depression, it was in fact the product of an Anglo-American partnership between the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and British engineer and automaker Donald Healey.
1954 Jaguar XK-120
Jaguar has long enjoyed a storied history of dashing styling, high performance and memorable racing victories. The venerable British brand was founded by Sir William Lyons and William Walmsley, two-wheel enthusiasts actually, as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922. In 1935 they began building SS Jaguar cars. Fame and fortune came calling after World War II with a series of sexy sports cars and luxurious saloons.
1954 Kaiser Darrin
Henry J. Kaiser, a United States industrialist, and Joseph W. Frazer, president of the Graham-Paige Corporation, started making automobiles with the brand names Kaiser and Frazer after World War II. Kaiser-Frazer also built a small car called the Henry J, named for Henry Kaiser. A slightly re-designed version of the Henry J was sold by selected Sears Auto Centers during 1952 and 1953 under the brand name Allstate. This car was tagged as a product of Sears-Roebuck.
Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage Special Edition
Automobili Lamborghini presents the Aventador Miura Homage, a special edition of the current Aventador coupe that pays tribute to the Miura, the forerunner of all V12 Lamborghini super sports cars in its 50th anniversary year. Just 50 units of the car will be produced, the majority of which have already been sold, available in selected markets worldwide.
Lotus Lets Loose Two Giant Slayers
Ready to humble some of the fastest cars that money can buy, two of the greatest, most extreme Lotus models ever produced, the Lotus 3-Eleven, finished in matt and gloss Black colour scheme and the Lotus Elise Cup 250 in Red, have driven off the production line for the first time at the famous Hethel factory.
Rolls-Royce Celebrates 2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed With A Dark And Edgy Presence
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will celebrate the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed with a dark and edgy presence on the famous Hillclimb. Wraith Black Badge and Ghost Black Badge will be on familiar turf, with Goodwood House in sight of the Home of Rolls-Royce.
ROLLS-ROYCE CELEBRATES 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED WITH A DARK AND EDGY PRESENCE
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will celebrate the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed with a dark and edgy presence on the famous Hillclimb. Wraith Black Badge and Ghost Black Badge will be on familiar turf, with Goodwood House in sight of the Home of Rolls-Royce.
Wraith Black Badge. Wraith Black Badg
JAGUAR LAND ROVER HOSTS FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Jaguar Land Rover will offer visitors to this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed a mouth-wateringly interactive experience, with high speed rides, off-road driving and even the chance to become a virtual Wimbledon champion.
On the Goodwood hillclimb, Jaguar will be giving the stunning new F-TYPE S
FROM LE MANS TO GOODWOOD: FORD GT RACE CAR HEADS EXCITING FORD PERFORMANCE LINE-UP AT 2016 FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾#66 Ford GT Le Mans race car tackles Goodwood Hillclimb driven by Marino Franchittiand Dirk Müller fresh from success at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours
◾Ford Performance rallycross driver and internet sensation Ken Block returns to the world-famous 1.16-mile Hillclimb course in Ford Fiesta ST RX43 with
NISSAN CREATES GT-R DRONE: 0-62MPH IN JUST 1.3 SECONDS
◾Nissan creates high-performance, high technology GT-R drone
◾Car vs Drone race previews Nissan's celebration of the legendary GT-R at Goodwood Festival of Speed (23-26 June)
◾Watch the definitive battle here: https://youtu.be/ARHjF3T7MKI
Nissan has today unveiled the GT-R Drone – one of the fa
EXPERIENCE NISSAN'S NEW GT-R AT GOODWOOD VIA WORLD-FIRST 4D VIRTUAL REALITY DRIVING SIMULATOR
◾Nissan brings ground-breaking 360 degree VR experience to Festival of Speed
◾'Ride' in the new Nissan GT-R alongside NISMO driver Jann Mardenborough
◾Iconic supercar makes its European motor show debut
The real and virtual worlds collide in high-octane drama at the Goodwood Festival of Speed,
NEW NISSAN GT-R ROARS INTO THE FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Nissan heads to the annual auto-extravaganza with a thrilling range of GT-R experiences
◾Record-breaking NISMO driver Jann Mardenborough returns to tackle the 1.16 mile Hill climb once again
◾Guinness World Record-breaking Nissan 190mph GT-R drift car powered by Motul also in action
THUNDEROUS BMW CENTRAL FEATURE REVEAL CELEBRATES THE MANUFACTURER'S CENTENARY
Thunder and lightning made for a spectacular reveal of the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed Central Feature this evening. BMW took centre stage as Honoured Marque at the world's most luxurious motoring event, celebrating 100 years of BMW.
BMW guests and media enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at Goodwood
JAGUAR LAND ROVER UK UNVEILS ITS GREATEST PRESENCE TO DATE AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾Jaguar Land Rover's largest ever Goodwood stand delivers 3000m2 of British automotive excellence
◾UK dynamic debut for 200MPH Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and Goodwood debuts for F-PACE and Range Rover Evoque Convertible
◾Stunt driver Terry Grant drives new Jaguar F-PACE up the Goodwood Hill on two wheels
ALL SMILES FOR RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM'S JOLYON PALMER AFTER FIRST RUN IN RENAULT UK CLIO CUP RACE CAR
Renault Sport Formula One Team driver Jolyon Palmer has given the Renault UK Clio Cup's race car a big thumbs up after sampling it for the first time.
Palmer shook down the car – the racing version of the Clio Renault Sport 220 Trophy model – at the famous Palmersport training ground and trackda
THE 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED WARMING UP TO HIT FULL THROTTLE
The hundreds of exceptional competition cars and motorcycles are positioned in their paddocks, the motor racing stars are arriving, the supercars are being polished and the rally cars are earning their first mud splatters up at the Forest Rally Stage, all ahead of the 24th edition of the sell-out Go
KIA TOPS J.D.POWER RANKINGS – FIRST VOLUME BRAND TO DO SO IN 27 YEARS
◾Kia first of 33 brands in J.D.Power Initial Quality Study
◾First time a non-premium brand has topped survey
◾All-new Sportage and Soul both top their segments
Kia has made automotive history today with the announcement that J.D. Power has recognized the brand as the highest scoring nameplate i
LORD MARCH OPENS 2016 FESTIVAL OF SPEED WITH BMW i8 RUN
This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed has kicked off in style, with Lord March completing the very first run of the weekend up the famous 1.16-mile hillclimb course in a BMW i8.
BMW is this year's Honoured Marque and is celebrating its centenary at the event, with displays showcasing its storied
COYS SET TO BRIGHTEN UP THE ‘CITY OF LIGHT' WITH CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR AUCTION AT THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW 2016
International auctioneers COYS will hold a major classic and sports car auction at this year's Paris Motor Show – Mondial de L'Automobile, the biggest motor show in the world, on 8th October in Paris.
The renowned auction house will be putting a selection of the most sought-after and iconic class
Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition roars back to Salon Privé this September
• Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster and 1998 Diablo SV confirmed
• Leading global brand, Pirelli, sponsor Prestige & Performance Competition following sensational debut in 2015
• 80 cars to compete in modern-day concours across eight categories
• Gates open Saturday, September 3rd at Blenheim, t
NEW RENAULT TWINGO GT: DRIVING ENJOYMENT WITH A DASH OF RENAULT SPORT SPICE
◾Making full use of its rear-engine design, Twingo GT has been honed for driving enjoyment.
◾Precise, comfortable and fun to drive, it offers affordable pleasure behind the wheel, in keeping with the tradition of the GTs designed by Renault Sport.
◾Twingo GT is powered by a 110hp TCe turbo engine,
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
This time last week, MG Motor's new SUV, the MG GS, went on sale. Since then almost 40 have been registered, orders have been taken, deposits are being made and handovers are just around the corner.
Customers looking to bag themselves this fantastic new model may not know that MG invited the publ
2016 NISSAN FRONTIER NAMED TOP MID-SIZE TRUCK IN J.D. POWER 2016 INITIAL QUALITY STUDY (IQS)
Nissan brand jumps 10 spots, ranks above industry average; Altima and Murano among top three in respective segments
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2016 Nissan Frontier has been recognized as the top mid-size truck in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS), the industry benchmark for new v
SHELL LANDMARKS AT THE 2016 LE MANS 24H
The dramatic 84th running of the Le Mans 24h proved to be another thrilling endorsement of the sport's current regulations – and a landmark achievement for Shell. As the Official Fuel Partner to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Shell V-Power LM24 racing petrol and diesel fuels were used b
ALL-NEW GOLF ALLTRACK AND NEW BEETLE MODELS HEAD THE CHANGES
Volkswagen also simplifies model lineups to put the emphasis on value
• Golf Alltrack adds all-wheel-drive ability and rugged off-road looks to the fun-to-drive and practical Golf SportWagen
• Golf SportWagen receives 4Motion® all-wheel-drive option
• Beetle range complemented by Dune
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016: Volkswagen celebrates 40 years of the Golf GTI in England
•Strietzel Stuck drives primal GTI in legendary hill climb
• Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place from 23 to 26 June
It is one of the most extraordinary events for classic automobiles and racing cars of every era: the Goodwood Festival of Speed. And it all starts today. Everyone who's anyone wil
Lotus lets loose two giant slayers
• First customer Lotus 3-Eleven leaves Hethel production line
• Production Lotus Elise Cup 250 ready for delivery to its first customer
• Latest Lotus legends arrive for 50th anniversary celebrations
• Lotus 3-Eleven presented at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Ready to humble some of the f
140 CARS GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT COYS BLENHEIM PALACE AUCTION
◾Daimler DB18 Drophead used by Churchill for campaigns in 1944 and 1949 to be sold at Churchill's birthplace
◾Ex-John Bolster Mini, raced at Goodwood's Members Meeting in 1960
◾The Jaguar Legend collection, fifteen Ferraris and much more
COYS return to the magnificent surroundings of Blenheim P
SEAT ATECA ACHIEVES EURO NCAP FIVE-STAR RATING
◾The Ateca features outstanding accident safety for adult passengers and child safety
◾The emergency braking and pedestrian recognition system Front Assist has proven to be highly effective
◾SEAT Ateca launches in UK showrooms in September 2016
The SEAT Ateca has received the highest score in t
MECUM'S FIRST COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION IN PORTLAND BRINGS MORE THAN $9.3 MILLION
Excellent Crowds Over Father's Day Weekend Leads to Strong Auction Results
WALWORTH, Wis. – June 23, 2016 – With 300 vehicles hammered sold on the auction block in just two days, Mecum's inaugural Portland auction at the Portland Expo Center was a pronounced success. Held this
GM AND U.S. NAVY COLLABORATING ON FUEL CELL-POWERED UNDERWATER UNMANNED VEHICLES
Hydrogen fuel cell technology could augment ships and subs on patrol
WASHINGTON, D.C. – General Motors, the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are cooperating to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into the next generation of Navy unmanned
'ROADKILL NIGHTS POWERED BY DODGE' BRINGS LEGAL DRAG RACING TO WOODWARD AVE. AT M1 CONCOURSE ON AUGUST 19
◾August 19 Roadkill Nights event takes over new M1 Concourse in Pontiac from noon to 10 p.m. with drag races, thrill rides, giveaways and more
◾Cash purse totaling $19,000 will be awarded to the quickest Dodge cars, Dodge body and Dodge-powered cars only
◾Event FREE to spectators; participants m
Aston Martin Unveils Limited Edition Vanquish Zagato
Aston Martin today announces a limited series production of the exhilarating Vanquish Zagato Coupe; the latest creation from its long-standing partnership with the prestigious Italian design-house Zagato.
The 917K's success are world renowned, and many consider it as the greatest racing car of all time. The factory Porsche 917K's have won the prestigious 24-hour of LeMans, the 12-hour of Sebring, and the Daytona 24-hour sports-car championship races among others.
ULTIMATE PORSCHE 924 GTR RACER COMES OUT OF HIDING FOR THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC SALE
An amazing and totally original, one owner and 109 kilometres from new Porsche 924 GTR, hidden in Japan for 30 years, will headline Silverstone Auctions' Competition Car Sale on 28th July at the Silverstone Classic.
Not just any Porsche 924, this 'ultimate' version, a 1981 Carrera GTR, has an inc
FIAT PROFESSIONAL DUCATO TAKES ADDITIVE- FREE ROUTE TO EURO 6: LOWER EMISSIONS WITH LOWER COSTS, WEIGHT AND COMPLEXITY
◾Sixth generation FIAT Professional Ducato and fourth generation FIAT Professional Doblò now be available with Euro 6 engines
◾FIAT Professional Ducato Euro 6 diesel engine range uses two technologies: Low Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation (LPEGR) and Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR)
ALFA ROMEO AT GOODWOOD: HISTORIC GREATS AND THE NEW HERO: ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADRIFOGLIO
◾Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio makes UK debut at Goodwood (June 23-26)
◾Pricing and specification of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio to be announced at press conference on the Alfa Romeo stand at 10:00 June 23
◾The full, revised Alfa Romeo range also on display featuring styling revisions
AMG GT R HEADS MERCEDES-BENZ'S LINE-UP AT THE 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾New Mercedes-AMG GT R to make public debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend
◾MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 Team will be bringing the 2014 F1 W05 Hybrid for its Goodwood debut
◾Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Edition 1 Coupé and S 63 Cabriolet to be driven up the hill – as well as historic Mercedes-Benz
PRODUCTION-READY FORD KUGA VIGNALE REVEALED. UPSCALE SUV EXPANDS FORD VIGNALE PRODUCT AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
◾Ford Kuga Vignale production model confirmed; upscale SUV available to order later this year offering exclusive specification and meticulous craftsmanship
◾Ford S-MAX Vignale sports activity vehicle available to order now alongside Ford Mondeo Vignale four-door and wagon; Ford Edge Vignale and Mon
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED TO BE SEEN FROM THE SKY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Visitors and fans of the Goodwood Festival of Speed will be granted an entirely new and exciting perspective on the iconic event this year, thanks to a new partnership with global drone and aerial photography leader, DJI.
A team of experienced DJI drone pilots will use the firm's innovative Inspi
PRICING AND SPECIFICATION ANNOUNCED FOR MERCEDES-BENZ GLC COUPÉ
◾Entry level GLC 220 d Sport starts at £40,580 OTR
◾High level of standard specification – in line with GLC SUV
◾Choice of two diesel engines at launch: 220 d and 250 d
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé is now available to order, priced from £40,580 OTR. The first UK deliveries will arrive in Sep
BAC TO REVEAL INNOVATIVE HYBRID CARBON COMPOSITE WHEELS AT 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾BAC reveals all-new carbon-composite wheels, to be shown for the first time at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed
◾The BAC team, led by BAC's co-founder and Design Director Ian Briggs, designed the carbon-composite wheels in collaboration with British performance wheel manufacturer, Dymag
SUBARU TO MAKE GOODWOOD MOVING MOTOR SHOW DEBUT
Iconic performance brand Subaru will make its debut at the Goodwood Moving Motor Show on Thursday, June 23.
Visitors to the Moving Motor Show, part of the newly-introduced Press & Preview Day, will be able to book themselves into the driving seats of Subaru's BRZ 2.0L SE LUX, Levorg 1.6 GT
MIT Technology Review Names Toyota Among World's 50 Smartest Companies
High Marks for the Toyota Research Institute and Mirai Place Toyota in Top of the Class
PLANO, Texas (June 22, 2016) -- MIT Technology Review has named Toyota one of the world's smartest companies, placing the automaker among respected tech leaders like Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebo
McLAREN 570S SPRINT TO MAKE GLOBAL DEBUT AT THE 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
The recently-announced McLaren 570S Sprint will make both static and dynamic global debuts at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of the largest presence by McLaren to date. The track-only model will thrill crowds on the famous Hill run and be on public display in the Supercar Paddock alo
AUDI PRESENTS NINE UK PUBLIC DEBUTS AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Some of the finest examples of Vorsprung durch Technik from the past and present converge on the UK's largest motoring garden party
◾540PS R8 Spyder tops the power charts while the all-new Q2, the most compact Audi SUV to date, joins the Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid, the 900Nm SQ7 TDI and A4 allroad q
ANDY MURRAY ACED BY STUNT DRIVER JOHN McENROE IN EXTREME TENNIS CHALLENGE
◾Andy Murray takes on his fastest opponent – a 200mph Jaguar F-TYPE SVR driven by tennis legend John McEnroe
◾British No.1 Andy Murray smashes 160mph target on the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR at Thruxton Motorsports Centre
◾John McEnroe reveals himself as stunt opponent in Jaguar's new Formula E racecar to
BOURDAIS LOOKS FORWARD TO RETURNING TO ROAD AMERICA FOR THE KOHLER GRAND PRIX
The 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE Pro Champion Cherishes The 4-Mile Course -
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., June 22, 2016 - Sebastien Bourdais led all but two laps to claim a dominating Champ Car victory at Road America in 2007, but it's a little-known fact that he sustained a bee sting on the
APOLLO VREDESTEIN TYRES RALLY TO VICTORY IN 2016 WACHAU CLASSIC
◾Vredestein-tyre-clad Alfa Romeo 2000 Bertone wins Wachau Classic
◾Apollo Vredestein has sponsored the Austrian Rally event for two years
◾Apollo Vredestein also supports the UK Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club and XK Series
◾The global manufacturer has a comprehensive sponsorship programme
HONDA RACING TARGETING SCOTTISH SUCCESS
After a successful official British Superbike test last week at Snetterton, the Honda Racing team and its trio of riders are looking forward to heading north of the border this weekend for the fourth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship, at Knockhill in Scotland.
It's been a long break
NEW TIGUAN SCORES MAXIMUM FIVE STARS IN MORE STRINGENT EURO NCAP TESTS
◾Top result for the versatile new Volkswagen SUV
◾Occupants and pedestrians very well protected
◾Result makes Tiguan one of Europe's safest cars
Brussels / Wolfsburg, 22 June 2016 – The new Tiguan has today been awarded the top rating offive stars by the independent European consumer pro
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA EARNS FIVE-STAR EURO NCAP RATING
◾Alfa Romeo Giulia scores highest occupant protection rating ever achieved
◾Five star rating awarded due to extensive active safety features and the life-saving strength of its lightweight and rigid bodyshell
◾Safety innovations include Alfa Romeo's new Integrated Brake System which reduces brakin
MASTERCARD AND GOODWOOD ANNOUNCE FOUR-YEAR PARTNERSHIP
Goodwood is delighted to have signed a four-year sponsorship agreement with MasterCard focused on the Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Revival and Goodwood Road and Racing.
From 2017, the Festival of Speed will be presented by MasterCard, who will be the first headline sponsor the world's most lux
BARONS AT RREC BURGHLEY
Barons is joining vast numbers of Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners this weekend at palatial Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire. The auction house is staging a Rolls-Royce, Bentley and prestige classic car and automobilia sale on Saturday, June 25th, at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club three-day i
NEW RANGE OF PRACTICAL HARDTOPS AVAILABLE FOR VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK
◾RS hardtop and Utility hardtop now available to order
◾Developed with robust secure solid sides, ideal business user purchase
◾Wide range of stylish colours that will appeal to private users
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched two new Truckman hardtops for its Amarok pick-up. Available
FORD FIREWORKS TO CELEBRATE AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE WITH EXPANDED COMMUNITY EVENTS ALONG THE DETROIT RIVERFRONT
◾2016 Ford Fireworks will light up the skies over the Detroit riverfront June 27, marking 58 years of celebrating freedom and community in southeast Michigan
◾Ford is expanding community outreach with free Belle Isle access for first 1,000 visitors, VIP student viewing zone, pop-up entertainment an
THE LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO EUROPE AT PAUL RICARD WITH 47 CARS ON GRID
◾The same record breaking grid of Round 1 at Monza
◾The first four crews of the PRO class are enclosed in just eight points
◾The third round of the one-make series will be held on the same weekend as the 1000-Km race of the Blancpain GT Endurance Cup
Sant'Agata Bolognese, June 22, 2016
MATTHIAS MÜLLER: WE HAVE LAUNCHED THE BIGGEST CHANGE PROCESS IN VOLKSWAGEN'S HISTORY
◾TOGETHER - Strategy 2025', the Company's vision for the next decade, presented to shareholders for the first time at the 56th Annual General Meeting
◾Speaking to around 3,000 shareholders in Hanover, Müller reaffirms multi-billion euro investment in an 'electrification initiative second to none in
VOLVO CARS GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AS FIRST V90 ROLLS OFF PRODUCTION LINE
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, started production of the new V90 premium estate at its manufacturing plant in Torslanda, Sweden this week.
The first customer-bound V90 rolled off the production line only weeks after the first S90 premium sedan was built. This means all new models in the top-o
CHEVROLET LEADS J.D. POWER INITIAL QUALITY STUDY
DETROIT – Five Chevrolet vehicles led their segments in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study. No other brand has more J.D. Power Initial Quality awards than Chevrolet — for the fourth consecutive year.
This follows the brand's strong showing in the 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependabilit
KIA MOTORS RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY FOR INITIAL QUALITY BY J.D. POWER
◾Fast-Growing Korean Automaker is First Non-Premium Brand to Top the Initial Quality Study Rankings in 27 Years
◾Kia owners report fewer issues with their vehicles within the first 90 days of ownership than all other car and truck brands in the U.S.
◾Sportage (Small SUV) and Soul (Compact Multi-Pu
HYUNDAI MODELS EARN HIGH MARKS IN J.D. POWER INITIAL QUALITY STUDY
Hyundai Accent and Azera Receive J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards
◾Company achieves third-place industry ranking; second among non-premium brands
◾Accent and Azera rank highest in their segments
◾Tucson, Elantra, Veloster and Genesis rank in the top three in their segments
100TH GLOBAL MAZDA MX-5 CUP RACE CAR SOLD
100th Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires Race Car Destined for the Monticello Motor Club
IRVINE, Calif. (June 22, 2016) – While production street cars are produced in the hundreds per day, race cars are typically handcrafted one-at-a-time, over many m
CHRYSLER, JEEP® MOST IMPROVED BRANDS IN J.D. POWER 2016 U.S. INITIAL QUALITY STUDYSM (IQS)
Dodge Challenger, Chrysler Town & Country Lead Their Segments ◾Chrysler and Jeep® most improved brands in initial quality
◾Dodge Challenger leads Midsize Sporty Car segment in initial quality for third consecutive year, fourth time in six years
◾Chrysler Town & Country is highest ranking Mi
1969 BMW 1600
The BMW 1600-2, later known alternatively as the '1602' made its debut in 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show. The 1600-2 benefitted from the stylistic influence of Giovanni Michelotti, who design consultation with the BMW marque began with the earlier 700 line. Power was from the M10 four-cylinder engine.
1969 BMW 2002
In 1976, a BMW of North America 3.5-liter CSL with American Peter Gregg and two Brits, Brian Redman and John Fitzpatrick, won the Daytona 24-Hours covering 545 laps, over 200 miles.
1970 BMW 2800
Almost always eclipsed by the later 3.0, history has forgotten BMW's 2800. Strange, as the 2800 looked just as great as the later models and offered capable performance from a refined powertrain. There was a glitz to the 3.0 and its variations that couldn't be found in the 2800 range, though.
1975 BMW 3.5 CSL
This 3.5 CSL was one of a group of five chassis campaigned by BMW of North America in the 1975 & 1976 IMSA Camel GT Series in Group 4 specifications. It enjoyed considerable success winning at Sebring, Riverside, Laguna Seca, Daytona and Talladega in 1975.
1976 BMW 3.0 CSL
This car won the European Touring Car Championship in 1976 and was runner up in 1977. The 19 races it ran in those two years resulted in 15 podium finishes with 12 outright wins.
1980 BMW E26 M1
The M1 is BMW's first mid-engine sports car. Built in 1979 and 1980 this was the first BMW super car capable of rivaling the strongest Ferrari and Porsche. Group 5 is the highest category of GT racing of the day.
Dodge Celebrates 25th Anniversary And Final Year Of Viper Production With Five Exclusive Limited-Edition Models
The Dodge brand is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dodge Viper with five limited-edition models that commemorate the final year of Viper production and highlight several of the most iconic special edition Vipers of the past.
VAUXHALL ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR NEW ZAFIRA TOURER
◾Prices announced for New Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, available from October
◾Design model starts at just £18,615 OTR
◾Elite Nav model comes with panoramic windscreen and sunroof from just £25,445 OTR
Luton – Vauxhall's new Zafira Tourer will be in showrooms from October across the UK, price
FORD MOBILITY EXPERIMENT HELPS DRIVERS FIND OUT HOW GOOD THEY REALLY ARE – AND COULD HELP GOOD DRIVERS SAVE MONEY
◾New Ford experiment calculates a personal driver score based on driver's behaviour on the road, such as steady acceleration and steering smoothly
◾Empowering customers with their own data to develop a personal driver score could help to reduce rates for services such as car-hire, car-sharing and r
KIA MOTORS VOLUNTARILY ISSUES PRECAUTIONARY RECALL ON SOUL MODELS
◾Fault on current generation Kia Soul steering gear assembly leads Kia to voluntarily issue a precautionary recall
◾All affected vehicles will be repaired at no expense to owners
Kia Motors UK Ltd is voluntarily recalling all Soul and Soul EV vehicles produced between 18 January 2014 and 30 Sept
NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR UNLEASHED AT THE WORLD-FAMOUS NÜRBURGRING
◾Sports car enthusiasts can now experience the excitement and power of Jaguar's all-wheel drive 200mph F-TYPE SVR coupé around the world-famous Nürburgring Nordschleife
◾Experienced professional drivers will take customers on a full-throttle ride in Jaguar's new all-weather supercar
JAGUAR LAND ROVER WORKERS TRANSFORM BRAZILIAN CHILDREN'S CENTRE WITH STREET ART
◾Local Jaguar Land Rover workers celebrate opening of new manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil, with street art project
◾World-renowned Brazilian street artist Nove leads team of employees/workers, schoolchildren and parents from local community to create vibrant mural
◾New plant that will buil
HOME ROUND FOR AUDI SPORT IN THE DTM
◾Season's pinnacle event at the Norisring in Nuremberg
◾Ekström with a score to settle, Green a four-time winner
◾Dieter Gass: 'Audians deserve seeing an Audi victory'
Following the Le Mans 24 Hours, next weekend (June 25/26) will be fully focused on the DTM again at Audi Sport. On the agenda:
VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS BRAND DELIVERS 2.43 MILLION VEHICLES WORLDWIDE IN THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR
◾At 495,900 units, deliveries in May remain at previous year's level
◾Brand Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann: 'Deliveries in May at 2015 level. Strong impetus for orders from new Tiguan since market launch.'
Wolfsburg, June 17, 2016 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP DELIVERS 4.2 MILLION VEHICLES IN PERIOD TO MAY
◾871,500 vehicles delivered in month of May – a rise of 1.6 percent
◾Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: 'The Volkswagen Group was able to record steady growth in Europe and Asia-Pacific'
Wolfsburg, June 17, 2016 – Compared with the value for May 2015, the Volkswagen Group grew deliveries
CHOOSE HONDA IF YOU LOVE YOUR BIKE! HONDA LAUNCHES IN-CAR BICYCLE RACK FOR CIVIC TOURER
◾Unique 'in-car' design transports bicycle in Civic Tourer's load bay
◾Improves security, safety and fuel efficiency compared to conventional racks
◾Public debut of the new bicycle rack scheduled for 99th Giro d'Italia this month
◾Available from October 2016 through selected Honda dealers
PRODUCTION OF DB11'S NEW V12 BEGINS AT THE ASTON MARTIN ENGINE PLANT
◾New 5.2L twin-turbo V12 engine begins a new chapter in AMEP's 12-year history
◾First 'Job 1' DB11 engine off the line marks start of full production
◾Approximately 40,000 V12 engines built at AMEP since 2004 opening
21 June 2016, Cologne, Germany: The introduction of a new Aston Martin
FROM EPIC PANORAMA TO INTRICATE DETAIL: BENTLEY'S EXTRAORDINARY ‘GIGAPIXEL' IMAGE
◾'Bentley unveils world's most extraordinary car photograph
◾'Gigapixel' image features new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
◾Zoom from 700 metres out to exquisite individual interior stitches
◾53 billion-pixel image created using space exploration technology
ENGINEERING THE WORLD: VOLKSWAGEN SUPPORTS FIRST RETROSPECTIVE OF THE WORK OF ENGINEER, DESIGNER & PHILOSOPHER OVE ARUP
◾Exhibition opening in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London within the setting of the 'Engineering Season' supported by the Volkswagen Group
◾Works revealing Ove Arup's life and legacy will be on display in London until November 6, 2016
London/Wolfsburg, June 21, 2016 – London's Victoria
BATTERY STORAGE SYSTEM ELECTRIFIED BY BMW i ANNOUNCED AT EVS29 IN MONTREAL
The BMW i3 battery system – from the power source of the Ultimate Driving Machine – is integrated into an intelligent storage solution for residential and commercial applications.
Montreal, Quebec June 21, 2016. … BMW i, a leader in innovative electromobility since 2011, announced a
From Cotton Field to Engine Capital of the World: Toyota Alabama Operates on All Cylinders
Celebrating 15 Years of Building Engines and Community
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (June 21, 2016) -- Huntsville has long been known for engines…rocket engines that is. But today, it is well on its way to earning the title as 'engine capital of the world' thanks to the more than 4.5 milli
Revology to launch all-new 1967 Shelby GT500
June 21, 2016 / Orlando, FL – Hot on the heels of a successful launch of a brand new, reproduction 1966 Shelby GT350, Revology Cars, the Florida-based specialty automobile manufacturer, has confirmed plans for a new, licensed reproduction 1967 Shelby GT500, to be on sale by next summer.
FCA US ELIMINATES USE OF NON-DESICCATED AMMONIUM-NITRATE TAKATA AIR-BAG INFLATORS
June 21, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC will cease NAFTA-market production of vehicles equipped with non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate Takata air-bag inflators, by next week. Global production is expected to end by mid-September.
Most inflators used in FCA US vehicles employ altern
BONHAMS ANNOUNCES THE ROBERT WHITE COLLECTION
Rare motorcycles, motor cars, watches and cameras to be sold for a charitable cause
Bonhams is delighted to announce the single-owner collection of entrepreneur and businessman, Robert White.
The collection contains a vast treasure trove of collectible mechanical delights worth more tha
LAMBORGHINI INAUGURATES NEW CARBON FIBER RESEARCH CENTER ADVANCED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES LABORATORY IN SEATTLE, WA
Sant'Agata Bolognese / Seattle (WA), June 20, 2016 – Automobili Lamborghini is celebrating the grand opening for the new Seattle-based carbon fiber research facility, the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL).
Operating as an entity outside of the company's headquarters in Sant'A
Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions Announces Outstanding $6.3 Million Sale Result at 4th Annual Newport Beach Event
Scottsdale, Arizona (June 21, 2016) – Following an incredible 3 days of cars and camaraderie at the beach at the fabulous Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions is extremely pleased to announce an outstanding sale result of $6.3 Million!
Acura NSX-Inspired EV Concept Ready to 'Charge Up' Pikes Peak
Acura will campaign an all-electric, NSX-inspired EV Concept in the Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Acura EV Concept features a further evolution of the experimental, all-electric, 4-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) powertrain that won last year's Pikes Peak Challenge Exhibition class.
Chrysler Airflow Imperial
The 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.
The 'Airflow' design, applied to both Chrysler and its sister marque DeSoto, is one of the most important cars of all time. At the same time it was both an incredible engineering success, as well as a crushing commercial failure. While largely shunned by the car buying public, the radical streamlined design of the Airflow was truly ahead of its time.
The Raymond Loewy designed Hupmobiles of 1934 and 1935 were innovative cars that sparked a new era in design. These cars, the Hup Aerodynamics, were well designed, attractive, comfortable and reliable. Most notably are all the rounded lines and other design elements not seen on previous models.
Packard 1106 Twelve
The 1106 LeBaron Sport Coupe wears coachwork that is very thematic; a unique shape concept was introduced and incorporated throughout the entire design. The stylized 'almond' shape is used from the far rear and rear quarter windows, front door ashtrays, rear compartment smoking pods and ashtrays, door armrests, taillight lenses, side view of all four fenders as well as the basic overall body profile.
Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser
In 1934, ninth-ranked Studebaker came out with a daring new design. Heavily influenced by the Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow of 1933, the avant-grade Land Cruiser was available in the Dictator, Commander and President series.
Tatra, which is the third oldest automobile manufacturer in the world, after Mercedes and Peugeot, created the first serial-produced truly aerodynamic automobile.
Erich Ledwinka, one of Hans Ledwinka's sons, was responsible for the T97. It was a slightly scaled down version for the T87 and was almost identical in style. The most obvious difference between the two models is the lack of the sixth window on each side.
The Elemental Rp1: Advanced Aerodynamics Delivers 400kg Of Downforce At 150Mph
The eagerly anticipated Elemental Rp1 is capable of generating 400kg of downforce at 150mph after the performance of the final Hampshire-based manufacturer's design was confirmed by London Computing Solutions (LCS).
ALPINE WINS LMP2 CATEGORY AT LE MANS 24 HOURS
◾Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes and Stéphane Richelmi produced a perfect performance in the Signatech-Alpine no. 36 to win the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
◾The crew also claimed an impressive fifth place in the overall standings.
◾This result, following on from their win at Spa, m
MERCEDES-BENZ VANS LAUNCHES ALL-NEW APPROVED USED OFFERING
As part of the brands' ongoing commitment to keeping UK businesses moving, Mercedes-Benz Vans has redeveloped its Approved Used offering, enabling all UK van operators to access the right van for them, whatever their vehicle requirement.
The Mercedes-Benz Approved Used range of vans are all now a
POSITIONS THREE AND FOUR FOR AUDI AT LE MANS
◾Audi on podium for 18th time in Le Mans 24 Hours
◾Both Audi R18 finish in spite of issues
◾Valuable World Championship points for both Audi squads
Audi took positions three and four in the 24-hour race at Le Mans in front of 263,500 spectators, continuing its string of podium finishes in the i
2016 FORMULA 1 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX
Renault Sport Formula One Team pushed all the way in the first-ever European Grand Prix on the Baku City Circuit. Different tyre strategies yielded similar results with Kevin Magnussen starting from the pit lane and stopping once to finish fourteenth whilst Jolyon Palmer finished one place behind af
AUDI TO SHOWCASE ALL-NEW MODELS WITH NINE UK PUBLIC DEBUTS AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Audi UK will present nine brand new models to the public for the first time in the UK at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26), including debuts for the new Q2, Audi's most compact Q model, and the high-performance R8 V10 Spyder.
Also making their UK public debuts will be the all-ne
CITROËN TOTAL OUT FOR REVENGE AT THE VILA REAL STREET CIRCUIT
After a challenging weekend in Russia, the Citroën Total team is going into the Portuguese round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship with revenge on their minds. José María López and Yvan Muller will want to preserve the Citroën C-Elysée WTCC's unbeaten record on the Vila Real street circuit.
CATERHAM CARS AMONG STAR ATTRACTIONS AT 10TH ANNUAL SUPERCAR EVENT
Caterham Cars will be one of the stars of this year's Supercar Event – the 10th anniversary of the charity initiative.
The Supercar Event is an annual family-based event which offers fun activates such as supercar and helicopter rides, land hovercrafts and a Stay Safe Driving School for children
THE ELEMENTAL Rp1: ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS DELIVERS 400KG OF DOWNFORCE AT 150MPH
◾Latest tests show that the Rp1 capable of generating 400kg-plus of downforce at 150mph in standard road-driving configuration
◾Advanced aerodynamic package designed to set new benchmarks in terms of grip, stability and speed when cornering
◾Core design philosophy of the Rp1 centred around lightwe
ALGARVE PRO RECEIVES CHEQUERED FLAG AFTER CONSISTENT LE MANS DEBUT
The Algarve Pro team successfully completed their first 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing the race 17th overall, with Sir Chris Hoy, Michael Munemann and Andrea Pizzitola at the wheel of the sky blue and white #25 Ligier JS P2 powered by Nissan (LM P2 category).
In the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishin
JD CLASSICS SPONSORS LE MANS CLASSIC 2016
◾JD Classics announces official sponsorship of Le Mans Classic 2016 – one of the most celebrated events on the historic racing calendar
◾The team will be entering six cars, including the ex-Fangio Jaguar C-Type, which is looking for its 25th award in just 28 races
◾Taking place from 8-10 July, the
MOPAR DODGE FUNNY CAR ON TOP IN BRISTOL AS CAPPS RACES TO THIRD CONSECUTIVE POLE
◾Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car propels Don Schumacher Racing driver Ron Capps to third consecutive start from No. 1 position
◾NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals No. 1 is 21st pole of points leader Capps' career
◾Bristol Dragway pole is Capps' fourth of year, most he has had in any single season
ROBBY FOLEY TAKES ROAD AMERICA RACE WIN IN DRAMATIC FASHION
Classic Drafting Battle in the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires Round No. 5
ELKHART LAKE, WI (June 18, 2016) – Mazda family and friends were abound for Father's Day weekend at iconic Road America for Round 5 of the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 C
FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 4: THE GAUNTLET RESULTS; VAUGHN GITTIN TAKES THE WIN AND THE PRO CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
Long Beach, Calif. – June 18, 2016 – Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to New Jersey for Round 4: The Gauntlet. Vaughn Gittin in the Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR takes the victory and takes the lead in the Pro Championship standings.
Round 4: The Gauntlet retur
2016 European Grand Prix
·Nico took his 19th career victory today – his fifth of 2016 – to become the first Grand Prix winner at the Baku City Circuit
·A difficult afternoon for Lewis saw him recover from a P10 grid slot to eventually finish fifth
·Nico (141) leads the Drivers' Championship by 24 points from Lewis (117) i
TESLA'S MODEL X TO MAKE UK DEBUT AT GOODWOOD'S FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Tesla has chosen this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show weekend to unveil its spectacular SUV, Model X.
Model X is the uncompromising SUV that combines safety, size and speed. With enough room to fit seven adults and accelerate from 0-60mph in an impressive 3.2 seconds, Mode
RIVETT & FIRST-TIME WINNER COATES SHARE THE VICTORIES IN CROFT'S RENAULT UK CLIO CUP ROUNDS
Paul Rivett (Epsom Downs) and Max Coates (Scorton), on home ground, were the winners of the Renault UK Clio Cup's latest two rounds of 2016 at North Yorkshire's Croft Circuit but it is Ant Whorton-Eales (Lichfield) who leads the championship heading into the season's mid-season break.
COUNTDOWN TO THE SILK WAY RALLY: THE THREE PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs READY TO DISCOVER NEW HORIZONS
◾In just 25 days and for the first time since the Dakar Rally, three PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs will line up together, on this occasion in Moscow's Red Square ahead of their return to competitive action in the Silk Way Rally (SWR), which will be held from July 8-24, 2016.
◾The Silk Way Rally follows the leg
GM DOMINATES THE TOP 10 IN STUDY OF MOST AMERICAN-MADE VEHICLES
DETROIT — For the fourth consecutive year, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles are the leaders of the Made in America Automotive Index produced by American University's Kogod School of Business.
The Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia together tied for No. 1, while 17
24 HOURS OF LE MANS RACE REPORT
Jun 19, 2016
Circuit: Circuit de la Sarthe (8.47-mile road course), Le Mans, France
Weather: Showers at race start, mild, 67 degrees F
Michael Shank Racing Runs Ninth in Le Mans Debut
◾Honda-powered team's first appearance at Le Mans
◾Leads class during rain-soaked hours following race
SEBASTIAN ERIKSSON, HONDA CAPTURE TWO PODIUM FINISHES
Jun 19, 2016 - DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
◾Sebastian Eriksson Captures Two Thirds in Daytona doubleheader
◾Third Red Bull Global Rallycross Podium for the Manufacturer
◾Four Consecutive Top-Five Finish Streak Continues to North Carolina
In Honda's first visit to Daytona International Speedway
DOUBLE PODIUM REDEMPTION FOR VOLKSWAGEN ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS ON SUNDAY IN DAYTONA
After a difficult first day of races at Daytona International Raceway, Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross scored an improbable one-two finish for Tanner Foust and Scott Speed
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) fought back from the team's worst event in recent memory to
AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI COLLECTIONS PRESENTS SPRING SUMMER 2017
Milan, Sant'Agata Bolognese, 20 June 2016 - On the occasion of Milano Moda Uomo, Automobili Lamborghini presents its Spring Summer 2017 collection at the Mandarin Oriental Milan.
A Huracán Spyder, an Aventador Roadster and the clothing on show attracted attention throughout the whole day.
NEXT PHASE OF CHRYSLER PACIFICA 'DAD BRAND' MARKETING CAMPAIGN STARRING JIM GAFFIGAN MAKES DEBUT
Five new #DadBrand spots featuring actor/comedian/writer/producer Jim Gaffigan (with his family) launched across television and online this Father's Day weekend
◾Brand to run unique #DadBrand video content across its social channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
◾The all-new 2017 Chry
RECORD RESULTS AT CCA'S BIGGEST EVER SALE
Hundreds of bidders in the packed out auction hall at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre helped Classic Car Auctions (CCA) achieve a 80 per cent sales rate and total sales of more than £1.4million in its auction on Saturday, its biggest ever sales total.
Headlining the results was a very exciting
ALPINE – THE EXCITEMENT BUILDS AT THE 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾Two show cars previewing the all-new Alpine sports car due to be unveiled at the end of this year
◾Strong Alpine presence at the exclusive Cartier Style & Luxe display
◾Three Alpines running up the hill, including the Alpine A460 competition car that won the LM P2 category at the 2016 Le Mans 24
124 SPIDER MAKES DYNAMIC DEBUT AS ABARTH SHOWCASES FUTURE AND PAST AT GOODWOOD
The eagerly-awaited Abarth 124 spider will be among the star cars of the show when it makes its UK dynamic debut at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The two-seater roadster, which has already attracted critical acclaim from the UK automotive press, will be joined at Goodwood by the new Ab
RENAULT SHOWS THREE FRESH DEBUTS AND THE BREADTH AND SUCCESS OF ITS MOTORSPORT HISTORY AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
From the world's first Grand Prix winner to Land Speed Record Breakers and 21st Century World Championship–Winning Formula 1 Cars
◾Global debut for the exciting new Twingo GT
◾UK debut for the Renault Sport Clio R.S.16 concept
◾UK debut for the Renault Mégane GT 205 Sport Tourer
1924 Voisin C4S
Voisin started producing cars in 1919 and used Knight-type sleeve valve engines. He was one of the first to use monocoque chassis construction. The vehicle utilizes light alloys, especially aluminum and features central weight distribution.
1927 Voisin C14
This particular example is a Model C14 Lumineuse. Lumineuse, or 'Light,' was given its name for its glassy greenhouse, with its angled windows, allowing sunshine to illuminate the interior. The Lumineuse style was favored by some of the most famous artists of its era, including Maurice Chevalier, Josephine Baker, and Paul Morand.
1927 Voisin C7
The C7 was produced from 1924 through 1928. It was built atop a frame that was in similar dimensions to the C4S. It was available in four different configurations. This example has its luggage trunks on the sides and in the back. This helps with weight distribution, with the passengers sitting in the center, between the two axles.
1931 Voisin C20
It seems fitting that Gabriel Voisin's surname should be an anagram for vision, as the French inventor often was ahead of his time when creating vehicles, whether they were intended to be driven or flown.
1931 Voisin C23 Myra
The Voisin C23 was powered by a six-cylinder engine that displaced three-liters and produces 90 horsepower. This example was brought from the Netherlands to the United States for the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where Voisin was the featured marque.
1934 Voisin Type C-27
Though Voisin preferred that his cars be equipped with practical, though angular coachwork that he designed and built in-house, he made chassis available for those who wished to have a custom body fitted. One of only two built, the well-balanced Figoni & Falaschi body on this Voisin was one of their first to be influenced by modern aerodynamic principles.
1935 Voisin C28
This 1935 Voisin C28 Aerosport is powered by a sleeve-valve, six-cylinder engine that produces just over 100 horsepower. It has an aluminum body and a steel chassis. It is the only remaining Aerosport in existence. It
1939 Voisin C30
As the 1930s were coming to a close, much of the staples that had made the Voisin Company a pinnacle in the automotive industry had changed. The company had been restructured and was now the Avions Voisin Company. The traditional sleeve-valve engine had become too expensive to produce so several varieties of American engines, including those from Packard and Lycoming, were examined. Ultimately, a six-cylinder supercharged Graham engine was chosen.
ASTON MARTIN RACING LEAVE LE MANS AS WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERS
Aston Martin Racing came away from the 84th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours leading the FIA World Endurance Championship GT Manufacturer's title.
PORSCHE HAS ACHIEVED ITS 18TH OVERALL LE MANS VICTORY
Porsche has achieved its 18th overall Le Mans victory at the 84th running of the famous 24-Hours of Le Mans. Drivers Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (GER) brought home the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid in first place.
ASTON MARTIN RACING LEAVE LE MANS AS WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERS
◾Team run near-faultless race to achieve maximum possible result
◾Aston Martin Racing lead Manufacturers title in FIA WEC
◾Beechdean AMR take chequered flag on first Le Mans outing
Sunday 19 June, Le Mans: Aston Martin Racing came away from the 84th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours leading the FIA
PORSCHE HAS ACHIEVED ITS 18TH OVERALL LE MANS VICTORY
Stuttgart. Porsche has achieved its 18th overall Le Mans victory at the 84th running of the famous 24-Hours of Le Mans. Drivers Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (GER) brought home the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid in first place. Their team mates Timo Bernhard (GER), Brendon Ha
FORD WINS LE MANS!
◾No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Müller takes victory in LM GTE Pro category
◾Victory comes exactly 50 years on from Ford's 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans in 1966
◾No. 69 Ford GT finishes on the podium in third place
◾The Ford vs. Ferrari battle is reki
1939 Coachcraft Roadster
This car is the first vehicle custom built by Coachcraft. Commissioned by Hollywood socialite Paul Planette, the car was built in late 1939 and early 1940.
1947 Kurtis Omohundro Comet Custom
The Crosley Hot Shot, with sales beginning in 1949, is remembered as America's first post-war production sports car, beating out the Corvette by several years. There was another American sports car produced two years prior to the Crossley, and that car was the Kurtis Omohundro Comet.
1947 Studebaker Gardner Prototype
This 1947 Studebaker Sportster is known as the 'Gardner Special.' Vincent E. Gardner of South Bend, Indiana, bought a new 1947 Studebaker Champion three-passenger coupe off the assembly line. He took it home, tore it down and made a Sportster out of it.
1948 Norman Timbs Special
Mechanical engineer Norman E. Timbs created this dramatic streamliner in the 1940s. Timbs resume already included work on Indianapolis winners, such as the famous 'Blue Crown Specials.' It took him over two years to complete the car at a cost of $10,000. The body was created in aluminum by Emil Diedt at a cost of $8,000.
1950 Emil Diedt Rochester Speical
The Second World War was over and America was excited to return to racing. A new interest in sports cars quickly evolved, especially on the West Coast, as dealerships began selling the latest-and-greatest from Europe, including the attractive Porsche, Jaguar, MG, Austin-Healey, and Ferrari cars.
1950 Mercury Bob Hope Special
Backyard mechanics produced dozens of custom-built automobiles, with several creating some really stunning creations. One of those individuals was Lloyd Templeton, with the help of his sons.
1951 Ferrari 375
When people think of Ferrari and Formula One, often first impressions, or thoughts, stray to those championship winning cars Ferrari has had throughout its history. When people think of Ferrari in Formula One many think of the 312 that won twenty-seven races throughout the middle-to-late part of the 1970s, or, the team's dominant models from 2000 through 2004. Rarely to thoughts stray to those models that set the stage for Ferrari's championship winning machines. The Ferrari 375 was one of those models the needs to be remembered.
1952 Maverick Speedster
The Maverick Sportster was created by engineer H. Sterling Gladwin. This fiberglass boat-tail speedster body weighed in at 210 pounds, and all but the first car were affixed to a massive 128-inch wheelbase modified Cadillac Eldorado frame, housing a 331 cubic-inch Cadillac motor.
1959 Arthur Bentas Raven
Taking nine years to complete, the Raven was designed and built in the 1950s by Arthur Bentas of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The build started in an old chicken coop with a 1939 Dodge chassis with a 6-cylinder L-head engine.
Both Audi Cars On Third Row At Le Mans
The two Audi R18 cars of Audi Sport Team Joest are going to tackle the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours from the third row. Changeable weather made for difficult conditions on both qualifying days and a grid of little indicative value.
Ford GT Takes Pole Position For Le Mans 24 Hours
The #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT will start the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours from Pole Position in the LM GTE Pro class after German racer Dirk Müller posted the fastest time of 3m 51.185s during Wednesday night's qualifying session. The #69 Ford GT will line up alongside the #68 and the #67 and #66 Ford GTs will start Saturday's race in fourth and fifth positions respectively.
THE TOW CAR AWARDS 2016 PICKS 10 OF TODAY'S BEST CARS FOR TOWING AND ITS FIRST TOW CAR OF THE DECADE
The Tow Car Awards 2016 picks 10 of today's best cars for towing, and to mark its 10th year, picks its first Tow Car of the Decade
◾41 cars tested for the 2016 competition, judged in five individual weight classes (from up to 1400kg, to over 1900kg) and four special categories: Green Award, Best Ul
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY CROWNED ‘TOW CAR OF THE DECADE' AMONG A HAT-TRICK OF DISCOVERY FAMILY AWARDS
◾Land Rover Discovery wins the ultimate accolade at the Tow Car Awards 2016 - 'Tow Car of the Decade'
◾Award is one of three top honours awarded to Land Rover's supremely capable Discovery Family
◾Discovery wins its weight class (1900kg+) for the seventh year in succession and the ninth time in th
NEW VERSION OF NISSAN'S ‘GODZILLA' ROARS INTO UK DEBUT AT GOODWOOD
Nissan's raucous 2017 GT-R will make its UK debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26), howling its way up the hillclimb course in its first dynamic appearance on UK soil.
Unveiled to the world for the first time at the New York Auto Show in January, the latest iteration of 'God
BOTH AUDI CARS ON THIRD ROW AT LE MANS
◾Difficult conditions on both qualifying days
◾Better weather forecast for the race weekend
◾Hollywood star Jason Statham keeps his fingers crossed for Audi
The two Audi R18 cars of Audi Sport Team Joest are going to tackle the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours from the third row. Changeable weather made f
JUST LIKE ‘CHARLIE IN THE SEAT FACTORY'
Martorell, 17/06/2016. - 'Just like Charlie in the SEAT factory'. This is how Jasper's mother describes her 7-year-old son's experience while on his dream visit to the SEAT headquarters in Martorell to witness first-hand how the cars that fascinate him so much are designed and manufactured.
TIMELY LAUNCH FOR THE PEUGEOT FOR-ALL-SEASONS
◾The new Peugeot 2008 Compact SUV enters UK showrooms next week
◾June 2016 has already (it's not over yet) become the wettest June on record (Met Office)
◾Two of the four 2008 models are equipped with Grip Control and All-Season tyres as standard
The new PEUGEOT 2008 Compact SUV enters UK showr
BRITISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP SPEEDS INTO SCOTLAND
The 2016 MSA British Rally Championship resumes next weekend (25 June) following an eight-week break for the fourth round of the series. After a flat-out test through the Cumbrian forests last time out, BRC competitors travel to Scotland for the RSAC Scottish Rally where Britain's premier rallying s
VAUXHALL ART CAR BOOT FAIR HEADS TO HASTINGS
◾The iconic event takes up residence at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings for the first time
Hastings, June 2016: Lured by the sea, the light, rhapsodic bohemian sensibilities and the spirit of pirate smugglers, the iconic Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair heads to Hastings this July.
FORD MONDEO VIGNALE CARRIES BRITAIN'S BEST PETROL TOW CAR HONOUR FOR SECOND YEAR
BRENTWOOD, Essex, 17 June, 2016 – Ford's Mondeo Vignale has pulled in the honour of best petrol-powered tow car by experts at this year's Tow Car Awards. Last year the Ford Mondeo topped the table in the same category.
Experts from the Camping and Caravanning Club worked with Practical C
UK PRICING AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR FIAT PROFESSIONAL'S NEW FULLBACK ANNOUNCED
◾UK pricing and specification of the new FIAT Professional Fullback announced at the international media launch in Turin
◾FIAT Professional's brand new 'Work Hero' is designed to meet the professional and lifestyle needs of its hard-working owners
◾Versatile, tough and always reliable – the FIAT F
FOUR FCA US VEHICLES, FIAT WIN QUALITY AWARDS IN STRATEGIC VISION'S 22ND ANNUAL TOTAL QUALITY IMPACT
◾Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited named best-in-class Entry SUV for third year in a row
◾Fiat 500 leads Micro Car segment in total quality for second consecutive year
◾Dodge Challenger captures back-to-back wins for total quality in Specialty Coupe segment
◾Jeep Grand Cherokee takes home first place in t
STRONG CUSTOMER DEMAND FOR FORD-BRAND SUVS DRIVES REDUCTION OF SUMMER VACATION SHUTDOWN AT SUV PLANTS
In response to strong customer demand, Ford is building its most popular SUVs an extra week this summer, making 22,000 extra SUVs for customers
◾Ford is shortening its traditional two-week summer shutdown to one week in its SUV plants in Louisville, Chicago and Oakville, Ontario
JAGUAR XJ RECOGNIZED AS BEST LUXURY CAR IN TOTAL QUALITY BY STRATEGIC VISION
(MAHWAH, N.J.) - June 16, 2016 - Jaguar North America is pleased to announce that the Jaguar XJ luxury sedan has received the highest Total Quality score in the Luxury Car Segment, according to the 22nd annual Strategic Vision Inc (SVI) Total Quality Impact™ (TQI) released today. This recogni
VOLKSWAGEN ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS RETURNS TO DAYTONA FOR RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS DOUBLEHEADER
Tanner Foust hopes for a repeat of last year's victory while teammate Scott Speed is ready to make up ground in the championship standings at Daytona
Herndon, VA — After an impressive start to the season, the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) team is ready to make its first tri
FORD GT TAKES POLE POSITION FOR LE MANS 24 HOURS
◾#68 Ford GT of Dirk Müller posts fastest time in LM GTE Pro category
◾The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs qualify in 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th positions
◾Ford GT road car to make dynamic debut at Le Mans on Saturday
LE MANS, France, June 16, 2016 – The #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT
FORD INSPIRES YOUNG MEN AT STEVE HARVEY MENTORING WEEKEND PROGRAM IN ATLANTA
◾Ford Motor Company executives spent this past weekend in Atlanta sharing their learnings and offering their support to young men as part of the eighth annual Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men
◾Ford Warriors in Pink participated as well; warriors engaged with the young men's mothers
VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS BRAND DELIVERS 2.43 MILLION VEHICLES WORLDWIDE IN THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS
◾At 495,900 units, deliveries in May remain at previous year's level
◾Brand Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann: 'Deliveries in May at 2015 level. Strong impetus for orders from new Tiguan since market launch.'
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 2.43 million vehicles to customer
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP DELIVERS 4.2 MILLION VEHICLES IN PERIOD TO MAY
◾871,500 vehicles delivered in month of May – a rise of 1.6 percent
◾Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: 'The Volkswagen Group was able to record steady growth in Europe and Asia-Pacific'
Compared with the value for May 2015, the Volkswagen Group grew deliveries to customers by 1.6 percent in May
CLASSIC TOYOTA COROLLA DEBUTS IN THE COAST-TO-THE-HEARTLAND 2016 GREAT RACE
X Games Athlete Jamie Bestwick to Pilot 1970 Corolla, Celebrating Vehicle's 50th Anniversary
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – June 17, 2016 – A great race for a great car! An iconic first-generation 1970 Toyota Corolla sedan will be joining more than 130 vintage cars in the Great Race, a long-
DODGE ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF INNOVATIVE M1 CONCOURSE, INCLUDING VIPER ACR BEING NAMED OFFICIAL PACE CAR
Dodge presence at track includes Viper GTS and Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat vehicles in M1 Performance Fleet
June 17, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge and M1 Concourse announced today a Dodge sponsorship of the new development, located in Pontiac, Mich., which
Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016
'Full throttle' through the history of motorsport at Mercedes-Benz
This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed will see Mercedes-Benz Classic presenting highlights from more than 100 years of motorsport. From the Mercedes racing car of 1906 to the SLS AMG GT3 built in 2011 – some exceptional v
2002 Cadillac Cien Concept
Its powerful presence launches Cadillac into its second century of technology and innovation. It's the 750-hp mid-engine Cadillac Cien concept car. Cien which means 100 in Spanish, has a low, sleek appearance — inspired by the latest F-22 Stealth fighter aircraft. The dramatic silhouette is accentuated by Cadillac's characteristic crisp-edged feature line that runs the length of the body.
2003 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.
2006 Cadillac EcoJet Concept
'EcoJet's esthetics were driven by aeronautical and jet-age influences,' said Ed Welburn. 'It's a purpose-driven design that conveys power, capability and even danger, with a hint of Cadillac's sophisticated design vocabulary.'
2008 Cadillac Provoq Fuel Cell Concept
Cadillac unveiled a new vision for the future of luxury transportation with the innovative Provoq fuel cell concept – a hydrogen fuel cell crossover vehicle that continues GM's commitment to displace petroleum through advanced technology.
2008 Cadillac VSR Sports Rod Concept
The design of the Cadillac Powered VSR Concept Sport Rod is a unique blend of Cadillac styling cues with proportions and form that invoke images of earlier days of race cars/sports car and 'Hot Rodding' with a contemporary hand sculptured body.
2009 Cadillac Converj Concept
The Cadillac Converj was developed as a well-appointed grand touring coupe with a bold design and a host of interactive technology. The four-passenger Converj concept is intended to show how GM's revolutionary electric propulsion technology – called Voltec – can power a luxury coupe with a typically Cadillac 'no compromises' design.
2012 Cadillac Ciel Concept
The Ciel – pronounced 'C-L,' the French translation for sky – is a four-seat convertible that opens a new chapter in Cadillac's design and product ascent, pushing the brand's Art & Science philosophy into a new stratum. Ciel is a new expression of Cadillac's historical grandeur, as well as a celebration of open-air motoring.
2013 Cadillac Elmiraj Concept
The Elmiraj Concept, a grand coupe expressing the pure enjoyment of driving and exploring new dimensions for Cadillac's ongoing expansion. The Elmiraj Concept showcases a new vision for luxury driving and the top of the brand's expanding range.
For Road and Track: Ferrari 750 Monza and Ford GT40 Mk I Street Car Join RM Sotheby's Monterey Sale
RM Sotheby's is thrilled to add two icons of competition and performance to its flagship Monterey sale, August 19-20 in California: the 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider, chassis no. 0510 M, and the 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I, chassis no. P/1057. Alongside the previously announced Jim Click Ford Performance Collection, these latest additions are part of a growing showcase set for this year's RM sale dedicated to celebrating cars with significant American history.
Mopar Unleashes Limited-Edition Mopar '16 Ram Rebel
The Ram Truck and Mopar brands announced today the introduction of the Mopar '16 Ram Rebel, the most recent limited-edition vehicle created using a unique selection of performance parts and accessories from the service, parts and customer-care brand of FCA ÚS LLC.
Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 – A Grand Vision Of The Future Of Luxury Mobility
The Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 presents an intriguing and aesthetically dynamic vision of the future of luxury mobility – a completely personal, effortless and autonomous Rolls-Royce experience, wrapped in a design that ensures a 'Grand Sanctuary' for its occupants, and a 'Grand Arrival'.
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT PULLS 100-TONNE TRAIN
◾Land Rover Discovery Sport tows train sixty times own weight in 100-tonne train tow; equivalent to the weight of a Boeing-757 airplane
◾Standard vehicle fitted with rail guidance wheels to keep it on track
◾Dramatic test of pulling power performed on 85ft high bridge demonstrating vehicle's impre
GLOBAL DYNAMIC DEBUT FOR NEW ASTON MARTIN DB11 AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
The stunning new Aston Martin DB11 will be seen running for the first time anywhere in the world at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26).
First unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the 600bhp, 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 GT car will be on display in the Michelin Supercar Paddock
ASTON MARTIN REVEALS EXHILARATING LINE-UP FOR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾Aston Martin DB11 to make global dynamic debut
◾Return of Aston Martin Vulcan after 2015 debut at Festival of Speed
◾Aston Martin's Goodwood to be a celebration of all things Vantage
16 June 2016, Gaydon: Aston Martin is set to continue a tradition of thrilling the crowds at the Goodwoo
SPECTACULAR NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR DEBUTS AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Visitors to Goodwood's Festival of Speed (June 23-26) will be the first to witness the new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR as it makes its UK dynamic debut next weekend.
The 200mph Jaguar will be demonstrating its supercar prowess as it makes its very first UK appearance at Goodwood's iconic hillclimb event.
ALL-NEW ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TO MAKE UK DEBUT AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Alfa Romeo will be demonstrating the full power of the marque when the Italian brand showcases the All-New Alfa Romeo Giulia in the UK for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 23 - 26 June.
Those attending the event will be among the first in the UK to witness the dynamic Italian s
UNIQUE PORSCHE KICKS OFF CHUBB INSURANCE CONCOURS D'ELÉGANCE ENTRIES AT SALON PRIVÉ 2016
◾Lightest-ever factory-built Porsche 911, and Tour de France racer, confirmed
◾Early entries include 1957 Abarth Record Monza & 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S
◾Globally famous concours, with judging led by five-times Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE
◾Gates open Thursday, September 1st at Blenheim, tic
TRIO OF UK DEBUTS FOR BENTLEY AT 2016 FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Bentley will hand UK debuts to three exciting new models at Goodwood's Festival of Speed in June. The luxuriously powerful Continental GT Speed, Bentayga SUV and Flying Spur V8 S will all be presented to UK customers for the first time at the famous event.
The GT Speed was unveiled in early 2016
RENAULT EVS GO BACK TO NATURE AT THE EDEN PROJECT
◾Renault and The Eden Project strengthen their relationship with the supply of 18 all-electric vehicles
◾UK's leading environmental centre will use the Renault ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo Van Z.E onsite
◾100 per cent electric Renault EVs support The Eden Project's sustainability messages
LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT IN LOS ANGELES
◾20 coupes and 20 Roadsters to be built
◾Each unit already sold
◾All-carbon-fiber car raises performance bar for brand's products
◾Naturally-aspirated V12 engine makes 770 hp
◾New rear-wheel steering system enhances vehicle agility, stability
◾First-ever connected infotainment system in a Lambo
BASTILLE TO HEADLINE JEEP® ON THE ROCKS PRESENTED BY IHEARTRADIO
◾Bastille will headline the annual Jeep® on the Rocks concert held October 7, 2016. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m.
◾Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will open the show
◾Tickets go on sale Friday, June 17
◾Reserved and general admission tickets are $39.50 - $59.50 plus applicable servic
KIA MOTORS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY BRANDS IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY BY STRATEGIC VISION
◾Sorento CUV and Sedona Minivan Named Total Quality Impact Winners in Respective Segments
◾Strategic Vision's Total Quality Impact is the automotive industry's most complete measure of the quality of a new vehicle
◾Kia owners praise their vehicles' stylish design, innovative features and outstandi
MAZDA MX-5 MIATA, CX-3 TAKE HOME BEST-IN-CLASS AWARDS FROM ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND MOTOR PRESS ASSOCIATION
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster and 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV both earned high honors from the New England Motor Press Association.
The Mazda MX-5 was awarded 'Best Affordable Convertible' in the NEMPA Ragtop Awards category and was highlighted as the lifetime achievement award.
ASTON MARTIN RACING BRINGS NEW CHALLENGER TO LE MANS CIRCUIT
◾Aston Martin Racing debuts Razor Crazy Cart at Circuit de la Sarthe
◾Cart receives Aston Martin bespoke treatment from Q by Aston Martin service
◾Drivers take opportunity to discover some new 'lines' at Le Mans
Thursday 16 June: Aston Martin Racing drivers have taken to the Le Mans circuit in so
NISSAN MAXIMA NAMED 2016 STRATEGIC VISION TOTAL QUALITY IMPACT (TQI) WINNER IN FULL-SIZE CAR SEGMENT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced that the 2016 Maxima has been named the top scoring full-size car in the Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact (TQI) Awards. The 2016 Maxima had a total evaluation score of 720 – out of a possible 1,000 – besting the other competitors in the full-size
BMW GROUP CELEBRATES GROUND-BREAKING FOR NEW PLANT IN MEXICO
Milestone for growth in NAFTA free-trade zone
Production of BMW 3 Series Sedan from 2019
Investment of one billion US dollars
BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosí sets new sustainability standards
San Luis Potosí / Munich. Today's ground-breaking signals the start of construction of the new
BUCKY LASEK TO MAKE GRAVEL RALLY DEBUT AT NEW ENGLAND FOREST RALLY
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru Rally Team USA announced today that team driver Bucky Lasek will make his gravel rally debut at the New England Forest Rally (July 15-16). Lasek has driven for Subaru in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship since 2012 but has not competed in traditional stag
2017 CHEVROLET CRUZE HATCHBACK STARTS AT $22,190
DETROIT – The all-new 2017 Cruze Hatchback will start at $22,190 when it arrives in dealerships this fall. The price includes the destination charge, but not tax, title and other dealer fees.
The Cruze Hatch is the latest addition to the expanding Cruze lineup, which was redesigned for 201
SECOND HOPE CLASSIC RALLY RAISES £300,000 FOR CHARITY WESEEHOPE
◾44 of the most iconic and valuable classic cars in the world, collectively worth in excess of £25m, assembled last weekend for a charity rally, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity WeSeeHope.
◾Incredible cars, including a Ferrari 250 SWB, a Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing and a stunning As
THE COMPETITION HEATS UP AS THE PEKING TO PARIS MOTOR CHALLENGE HITS THE GOBI DESERT
The 2016 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge is already hotting up, as the competition has started in earnest now the rally competitors have reached Mongolia's Gobi Desert.
With 107 crews and cars making it to the Great Wall of China start line on Sunday 12th June and two days journeying through Chin
RECORDS START TUMBLING ON TIN TOP SUNDAY
◾Biggest-ever HTCC grid brings new dimension to 2016 Classic
◾Rovers, Capris, CSLs, Camaros and Jaguars renew old rivalries
◾Star drivers include Rob Huff, Jeff Allam and Patrick Watts
The 2016 Silverstone Classic (29-31 July) is already confirmed as a record breaker with the flourishing Histor
New dream car made in Bremen: Mercedes-Benz starts production of the C-Class Cabriolet
·Mercedes-Benz Cars is systematically expanding its product portfolio and is building the first C-Class Cabriolet.
·C-Class Cabriolet is to be produced at the Bremen plant, rounding off the Bremen-made C-Class family, so far including Saloon, Estate and Coupé.
·Markus Schafer, Member of the Divisi
2016 European Grand Prix Preview
The 2016 Formula One World Championship continues this weekend with Round Eight, the European Grand Prix, from the Baku City Circuit
·Lewis: 'Winning is our lives – it's what we work all day for and go to bed dreaming of'
·Nico: 'I'm in this Championship battle to win it – not to settle for
Green light for the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé: The sports car among SUVs becomes available to order
Stuttgart. The commercial release of the new GLC Coupé gets under way with three variants. Customers initially have a choice between two diesel engines and a petrol model. A further five models, including a plug-in hybrid and a powerful, top-of-the-range model from Mercedes-AMG, are set to fo
DiMora Vicci 6.2 Slated for Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance
Father's Day Event to Feature $1.2 Million Rolling Art in Motion
Palm Springs, California – June 16, 2016 – DiMora Motorcar will be showing the DiMora Vicci 6.2 Emperor Convertible at the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, June 19th, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Spectato
SINGER VEHICLE DESIGN EARNS GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED INVITE FOR 2ND YEAR
LOS ANGELES – June 16, 2016 As motorsports enthusiasts prepare to gather for the Goodwood Festival of Speed® in West Sussex, June 23-26, Singer Vehicle Design is preparing to attend and showcase its most recent UK client-owned restoration, thanks to a second year invitation from Lord March
For Road and Track: Ferrari 750 Monza and Ford GT40 Mk I Street Car Join RM Sotheby's Monterey Sale
• RM Sotheby's Monterey docket bolstered by a historic 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider and a 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I
• One of the most original 750 Monzas in existence, chassis no. 0510 M was campaigned by the 'big three' of American driver talent in period—Phil Hill, Carroll Shelby and Jim Hall—and is o
2006 Lamborghini Concept S
Like the 350 GTS and the Miura Roadster before it, the Lamborghini 'Concept S' is a unique car, an extreme and spectacular expression of the Lamborghini brand. Created at the Centro Stile Lamborghini in Sant'Agata Bolognese by Luc Donckerwolke, Head of Lamborghini Design, the 'Concept S' is his extreme interpretation of an 'open car'.
2006 Lamborghini Miura Concept
The 'Lamborghini Miura Concept,' a modern interpretation of the Lamborghini Miura. It was the first Lamborghini vehicle to be conjured from the talented pen of Walter de' Silva, Head of Lamborghini Design.
2008 Lamborghini Reventon
With just 20 produced, each 1 Million Euro (without taxes) Lamborghini Reventón is a symbol of extreme exclusivity, yet still offering the extraordinary performance that makes the Reventón so unrivalled: under the completely autonomous design, the Reventón possesses the entire technical and dynamic competence of the twelve cylinder Lamborghini.
2009 Lamborghini Estoque Concept
It is a Lamborghini like no other before it: a four-door sports car that sticks resolutely to its creed. The Lamborghini Estoque concept has everything that defines a Lamborghini: extreme, uncompromising and unmistakably Italian, iIt brings a whole new versatility to the brand's DNA – with its four seats and ample luggage space, this 'everyday sports car' is a perfect fit for an equally versatile lifestyle.
2012 Lamborghini Urus Concept
With the Úrus concept car, Lamborghini is completely redefining dynamics and design in this category. The Úrus combines unique design, a fascinating interior and outstanding performance with versatility and everyday usability.
2013 Lamborghini Egoista Concept
The Egoista is a car forged from a passion for innovation and alternative solutions, the same passion which has always set the Lamborghini brand apart. The cockpit's interior is extremely rational, its functionality taken to the extreme. There is a racing seat with a four-point seatbelt, each strip a different color, the airbags, and the bare minimum of instruments.
2013 Lamborghini Veneno
The Lamborghini Veneno was built in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. Only three unique units of the Lamborghini Veneno were built and sold. Its design is consistently focused on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability, giving the Veneno the real dynamic experience of a racing prototype, yet it is fully homologated for the road.
Le Mans 1991: Mazda Motorsports Looks Back As It Races Into The Future
While Mazda Motorsports racers are always looking forward to the next win, they also respect the path that led them to their current success. For Mazda and scores of fans, there is no more significant win than the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans with the iconic rotary powered orange, green and blue Mazda 787B race car. Mazda is the first and only Asian auto manufacturer to score an overall win at the world's most famous endurance race.
Mini John Cooper Works Challenge
The new MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Challenge takes track-driving performance to a new level, while also offering a thrilling on-road driving experience that doesn't sacrifice everyday comforts and refinement.
The Elegance at Hershey
The Elegance at Hershey brings together some of the world's finest collector cars to 'The Sweetest Place on Earth.' The event is held at the formal gardens at the historic Hotel Hershey, in Hershey, PA.
JEEP ANNOUNCES NEW TOP-OF-THE-RANGE CHEROKEE OVERLAND VERSION
Plans to expand the popular Jeep Cherokee range of 4x4 vehicles are announced today with details of a luxury new 'Overland' version.
The new top-of-the-range model, which made its International debut at this year's Geneva Motor Show, is a 16MY model, and provides sophisticated style, elegant inte
HEAD OF JEEP® BRAND MIKE MANLEY NAMED ‘THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BRITON IN THE MOTOR INDUSTRY'
The British-born head of Jeep worldwide, Mike Manley, has been named as 2016's most influential UK executive in the global automotive business.
The accolade, announced today (15 June) by leading weekly motoring magazine Auto Express, recognises the impact Manley has made to the Jeep business, in
VOLKSWAGEN CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF GOLF GTI AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾The first Volkswagen Golf GTI – the Mk1 from 1976 – will tackle the Goodwood hill
◾It will be joined by the latest iteration of the Golf GTI – the highly-focused Clubsport S
◾Volkswagen's World Rally Championship-winning Polo R WRC will be in action on the hill
Volkswagen will celebrate 40 yea
ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS FOR PVS!
◾Almost 10,000 enthusiasts flock to UK's premier Vauxhall Show
◾2,000 hot Vauxhalls on display
◾Mk 5 Astra club wins best club stand
It may have been a bit wet, but there was nothing washed out about Britain's premier event for fans of performance and modified Vauxhalls, which took place at San
AUDI TO CELEBRATE TEN YEARS OF TDI AT LE MANS
◾Eight Le Mans victories with TDI technology to date
◾Distance record unbroken to date
◾Fuel consumption reduced by 46 percent
Audi has made history at Le Mans. In 2006, the premium brand became the first manufacturer to win what is arguably the world's toughest endurance race with diesel powe
MINI AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2016
◾World premiere of MINI Seven, the first design model of current generation
◾Unveiling of brand new UK-only model, MINI John Cooper Works Challenge
◾The fastest production car exclusively built for UK market will go up the Hill climb along with the MINI Challenge Race Car
◾MINI ambassadors, Harry
BMW AT THE 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾Central Feature to celebrate BMW's motorsport successes
◾UK premiere of the BMW 2002 Hommage
◾Icons, including Alex Zanardi and Riccardo Patrese, to drive up the hill in an array of BMW classic cars
◾BMW's M4 GTS to storm up Goodwood's famous hill
◾A celebration of BMW M cars in a unique 'M Ave
Audi of America hosts 24-hour online endurance race on Forza MotorSport 6 using the social platform, Twitch
•12 teams of professional gamers and Audi fans will compete in a 24-hour Forza Motorsport endurance race on Twitch, a leading social platform for gaming
•The 'Audi 24 Hours of Le Forza' event will be held in downtown San Francisco and live-streamed through Twitch's homepage
•The virtual race will
Mercedes-Benz announces Rickie Fowler as global brand ambassador
Mercedes-Benz announced today that Rickie Fowler is now a global brand ambassador and will wear the star for the first time during the U.S. Open Championship this week. From the sporty CLA to the iconic G-Class and the awe-inspiring Mercedes-AMG GT S, Rickie has already driven a wide variety of Merc
THE ASTON MARTIN DB11 RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS CAR DESIGN AWARD 2016
◾First award for new Aston Martin DB11
◾DB11 named winner by a jury of experts from ten global automotive magazines
15 June 2016, Frankfurt am Main/Torino: Aston Martin is celebrating a victory in the prestigious Car Design Award, presented at the Salone dell' Auto Torino, Italy.
LE MANS 1991: MAZDA MOTORSPORTS LOOKS BACK AS IT RACES INTO THE FUTURE
Mazda celebrates 25th anniversary of iconic Le Mans overall win
IRVINE, Calif. (June 15, 2016) – While Mazda Motorsports racers are always looking forward to the next win, they also respect the path that led them to their current success. For Mazda and scores of fans, there is no
NISSAN AIMING TO CLOSE LM P2 ERA WITH ANOTHER VICTORY AT THE 2016 24 HOURS OF LE MANS
LE MANS, France – Nissan has been the dominant force in the LM P2 class since its debut in 2011, and the form of the NISMO-powered teams so far in 2016 continues to demonstrate that performance advantage.
The 2016 season will be the final year of competition for the VK-spec power plant wit
FCA CANADA CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR / FCA AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (ARDC)
◾Milestone anniversary marked with special celebration in Windsor
◾Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, announces up to $85.8 million in funding for FCA Canada to support enhanced research at the ARDC, workforce training at the Windsor Assembly Plant (WAP) and technology enhancements to WAP for prod
PREPARING FOR LE MANS: FORD PERFORMANCE RACING SIMULATOR
◾In May 2014, Ford Performance opened the doors to the Ford Technical Support Center in Concord, N.C. Built to support its racing program, the Technical Center immediately became a crucial piece of Ford's global racing programs
◾The centerpiece of the building is a full-motion platform simulator th
MAZDA CX-3 EARNS 2016 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ RATING
WASHINGTON, DC (June 15, 2016) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced that the 2016 CX-3 subcompact crossover has been named as a '2016 Top Safety Pick+' recipient by the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
In IIHS testing, vehicles are subjected to
AUDI OF AMERICA HOSTS 24-HOUR ONLINE ENDURANCE RACE ON FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 USING THE SOCIAL PLATFORM, TWITCH
◾12 teams of professional gamers and Audi fans will compete in a 24-hour Forza Motorsport endurance race on Twitch, a leading social platform for gaming
◾The 'Audi 24 Hours of Le Forza' event will be held in downtown San Francisco and live-streamed through Twitch's homepage
◾The virtual race will
10-SPEED CLUSTER DISPLAY FOR 2017 F-150 IS THE NEW LAUNCH COUNTDOWN
DEARBORN, Mich., June 15, 2016 – You don't need to be a rocket enthusiast to experience Ford's all-new launch countdown – or count-up, as the case may be.
Ford, America's truck leader, displays all 10 gears of its all-new 10-speed transmission for the 2017 F-150 right where the customer ca
DESIGN CONCEPTS AND RACE PARTICIPATION FOR 18TH AND 19TH BMW ART CARS REVEALED
Cao Fei and John Baldessari share insight into their creative process
Munich. Today, the BMW Group presented the first visuals for the next BMW Art Cars during an art talk with Karim Habib, Vice President Design BMW Automobiles, on the occasion of the Art Basel festival in Switzerla
NISSAN ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2017 370Z COUPE, 370Z NISMO AND 370Z ROADSTER
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2017 370Z Coupe, 370Z NISMO and 370Z Roadster, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. The iconic Nissan Z® is offered in a selection of eight 370Z Coupe models, four 370Z NISMO models and five 370Z Roadster models. On
FORD SUSTAINABILITY REPORT UNVEILS PILOT PROGRAM IN SOUTH AFRICA TO DELIVER HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION, IMPROVE LIVES
◾Ford Motor Company introduces Ford Project Better World today in its 17th annual Sustainability Report; pilot program in two African countries unites multiple organizations to deliver goods and services to underserved communities using enhanced mobility and connectivity innovations
◾In South Afric
FORD FUSION WINS TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD FROM IIHS; EARNS GOOD RATINGS IN ALL FIVE CRASHWORTHINESS TESTS
◾2017 Ford Fusion earns good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests, resulting in rare Top Safety Pick+ award from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
◾New modified front-end structure cited for good performance in small overlap front test
◾2017 Fusion's front crash prevention system, includ
1928 duPont Model G
In the spring of 1928 duPont Motors announced that it would start producing a new model. The Model G was offered in eight different body styles and was priced starting at $4,300. All of the Model G bodies were hand built using white ash frames covered with aluminum panels.
1929 duPont Model G
Delaware based duPont Motors, Inc. sold 537 cars from 1919 through 1933, including eight different models beginning with the 4-cylinder Model A. The fame of the marque far transcended the modest number produced. From the beginning, the duPont was a classy and expensive production, exemplified by its introduction - not at the New York automobile show where it would have debuted to the multitudes, but at the Automobile Salon in the Commodore Hotel ballroom where society gathered.
duPont Indy Roadster
This unique and extremely rare racecar was built to compete in the 1930 Indianapolis 500. The 1930 Indianapolis 500 regulations were changed, allowing the engine displacement to be increased from 1.5 liters to 6 liters to help gain the interest of mainstream automobile manufacturers.
duPont Model E
E. Paul duPont founded duPont Motors in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. The company originally produced marine engines during World War I. The first duPont motor car, the Model A, debuted in 1919 at the Commodore Hotel International Salon in New York City. The first model E, exhibited at the 1928 Chicago Auto Show, was an experimental model with a supercharged 6-cylinder engine, but this proved unsuccessful and no more were built.
duPont Model H
A one-of-a-kind car built specifically for the 1931 New York Auto Show. This car is one of only three Model H duPonts ever built. The Sport Phaeton design featuring dual cowls, twin spare tires hung at the rear of the car, and graceful, sweeping lines accentuated by its paint scheme, is known as the most elegant of all duPont cars.
Touch Down In Le Mans For Aston Martin Racing
Aston Martin Racing is poised to contend the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the world famous Circuit de la Sarthe this weekend. Campaigning two V8 Vantage GTE Pro entries and one GTE Am, the team will be seeking outright victory in both classes, as it competes against one of the most competitive field of GTE entries in recent years.
Unique Porsche kicks off Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance entries at Salon Privé 2016
• Lightest-ever factory-built Porsche 911, and Tour de France racer, confirmed
• Early entries include 1957 Abarth Record Monza & 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S
• Globally famous concours, with judging led by five-times Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE
• Gates open Thursday, September 1st at Blenheim
NISSAN ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORLD'S FIRST SOFC-POWERED VEHICLE SYSTEM THAT RUNS ON BIO-ETHANOL ELECTRIC POWER
YOKOHAMA, Japan (June 14, 2016) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The new system—a world first for automotive use—features an e-Bio Fuel-Cell with an S
KIA MOTORS MEXICO BEATS ITS 2016 MARKET SHARE TARGET IN FIRST FIVE MONTHS
◾Kia reaches 3.1 per cent market share in Mexico with year to date sales of 18,280
◾Korean automaker aims to reach five per cent market share by 2020
◾Majority of cars are built locally at new Kia plant in Nuevo Leòn, Mexico
Kia Motors Mexico has captured 3.1 per cent of the domestic automotive
THE MG GS – FAMILY, AFFORDABLE, FUN
The wait is over. Today, MG Motor UK's all-new SUV, the MG GS, was officially launched and the lid has been lifted on what a fantastic package this new vehicle is offering.
MG is proud to announce that, like the other models in the range, the MG GS is no exception to being affordable; with the li
TOUCH DOWN IN LE MANS FOR ASTON MARTIN RACING
◾Three car line-up due to take on FIA WEC season centrepiece
◾Team look to build on strong results of FIA World Endurance Championship season
◾Aston Martin Racing joined by Beechdean AMR at prestigious 24-hour classic
Monday 13 June, Le Mans: Aston Martin Racing is poised to contend the 84th
A TUXEDO WITH WORK BOOTS: ALL-NEW FORD F-SERIES SUPER DUTY KING RANCH, PLATINUM OFFER PREMIUM VINYL FLOORING OPTION
Ford is adding durable, premium vinyl flooring as an option for all-new F-Series Super Duty King Ranch and Platinum edition for customers wanting a $75,000 luxury truck that can double as a work truck without fear of damaging the interior
◾Standard carpeting can be replaced with easier-to-clean vin
HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT SCORES VICTORY IN WRC RALLY ITALIA
◾Hyundai Motorsport has taken its third WRC win as Thierry Neuville stormed to victory at WRC Rally Italia Sardegna
◾Dani Sordo finished in fourth place for the fourth rally in a row, and moves up into second place in the 2016 Drivers' Championship
◾New Generation i20 WRC is once again proven as a
GOODWOOD SHOWCASE FOR TRACK-INSPIRED SPORTS CARS
The British designed and built Zenos E10 R will be one of the stars of the 'Race Cars for the Road' category at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26).
The £39,995 E10 R is the pinnacle of the niche British manufacturer's range and, with 500bhp per tonne and a 0-60mph time of three s
CLONE RIVAL: SUPERCAR RACERS TAKE ON FASTEST DRIVING TRIAL YET. CHALLENGED ON THE TRACK TO BEAT THEIR DIGITAL CLONE
Castrol EDGE introduces the next episode of its world famous Titanium Trials with #CloneRival
Castrol EDGE Titanium Trial: #CloneRival
◾Two world class-racing drivers meet their ultimate race track rivals... themselves.
Toyota's New Plano Campus Drafts Impressive Energy & Environmental Line Up
Plano, Texas (June 14, 2016) – Toyota is hitting multiple shots-on-goal to reduce energy usage and environmental impacts at their new Plano headquarters campus. The player bench is stacked with energy par
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA CONTINUES INVESTMENT IN THE U.S. WITH $11.3 MILLION COMMITMENT IN CALIFORNIA
-Opening of new $6.8M Parts Distribution Center in Rocklin-
-$4.5M investment in new Southern California Training Center-
Rocklin, Calif. (June 14, 2016) – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) today announced the grand opening of its new $6.8 million Pacific Northwest Parts Distributio
FORD SUPPORTS THE MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER WITH FORD FUN FREE DAYS
Ford Motor Company continues its support of the Michigan Science Center (MiSci), strengthening the center's ability to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs accessible to all. With Ford's support, MiSci is hosting the following Ford Fun Free Days with free general admission
CADILLAC CT6 FEATURES INDUSTRY-FIRST SURROUND-VIEW VIDEO RECORDING SYSTE
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM IS DESIGNED FOR INCREASED SAFETY AND VEHICLE MONITORING
The all-new Cadillac CT6 prestige sedan features bold styling, lightweight design and a host of new technologies, including an industry-first surround-vision video recording system designed to enhance situ
CADILLAC CT6 REAR SEAT INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM OFFERS NEW LEVELS OF CONNECTIVITY
BUILT-IN WI-FI HOTSPOT AND HDMI INPUTS ALLOW FOR EFFORTLESS VIDEO STREAMING
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 features an indulgent interior and industry-leading technology, including the available rear seat infotainment system that further elevates the back seat experience.
Headlining the advanced
VOLKSWAGEN DE MÉXICO BUILDS THE FIRST TIGUAN LWB TEST BODY-IN WHITE
The first test body was built to check the calibration of the body shop equipment and the processes involved
Volkswagen de México has reached an early production milestone with the assembly of the first test body-in-white for the upcoming Tiguan Long Wheel Base, LWB, scheduled
THE LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO ON DISPLAY FOR THE WORLDWIDE PRESENTATION OF 'FORZA HORIZON 3'
Los Angeles, Sant'Agata Bolognese – June 14, 2016 – The Lamborghini Centenario, a one-off limited edition of 20 coupés and 20 roadsters presented at Geneva Motor Show in March 2016 as the Coupè version, is the featured cover car of Forza Horizon 3, the ultimate racing game on any platform thi
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY NAMED A TOP GREEN COMPANY BY NEWSWEEK
Company Recognized for Emphasis on Environmental Awareness and Eco-Friendliness
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 14, 2016 – Hyundai Motor Company was honored in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor. Since 2009, the Newsweek
ALL-NEW 2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA ROOTED IN CUSTOMER-FIRST APPROACH TO QUALITY
◾2017 Chrysler Pacifica hits the ground running with customer-first quality initiatives
◾FCA US minivans have received 120 accolades, 15 consecutive owner loyalty awards
◾First group of customer-ready Pacifica minivans tested and audited by FCA US employees
June 14, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich
ALL-NEW 2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA CRAFTED WITH QUALITY, RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY FOCUS
◾All-new minivan underwent more than 3.4 million miles of testing
◾Pacifica has been driven to the moon and back (7 times, to be exact)
◾Endured weeks of extreme-weather testing conducted in Arizona, Nevada and Alaska
◾Corrosion evaluations simulated a decade in the world's worst climates for veh
RAM NATION VOLUNTEERS GATHERED TO AID FLOOD STRICKEN RESIDENTS OF ROSENBERG, TEXAS, SOUTHWEST OF HOUSTON
June 14, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - More than 20 Ram Nation volunteers from Finnegan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership and the Ram Truck brand's Southwest Business Center teamed with the First Response Team of America Saturday, June 11, in Rosenberg, Texas, (southwest of Houston) to delive
MAZDA MX-5 CUP: ROAD AMERICA PREVIEW
- Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires to Highlight the Chicago Region June Sprints Father's Day Weekend -
IRVINE, Calif. (June 13, 2016) – The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires kicked off a new era for the series with an all n
BMW F 700 GS DEMO RIDES AVAILABLE FOR SISTERS' CENTENNIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE PARTICIPANTS
Swap Your Bike For A Full Or Half-Day Ride On BMW's Versatile Adventure Machine
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 14, 2016…Participants in the upcoming Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride have the opportunity to try out the 2016 BMW F 700 GS adventure bike for a full or half-day demo ride. Riders who don
LEGO FORD GT RACE CAR GOES ON DISPLAY IN LE MANS
Taking three weeks, 40,000 bricks, and a whole lot of patience – it's the LEGO version of the Ford GT race car that will be raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
A third the size of the real thing, the LEGO version will go on display at Circuit de la Sarthe, in France, on 18-19 June, alongside a model o
JAGUAR LAND ROVER OPENS FACTORY IN BRAZIL
◾Jaguar Land Rover opens first wholly-owned manufacturing plant outside of the UK
◾The new plant will build Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport - the most popular Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in Brazil
◾Plant includes pioneering Education Business Partnership Centre
◾First UK automotive facility
NEW POLESTAR OPTIMISATION MAKES XC90 T8 THE MOST POWERFUL VOLVO EVER
The new generation Polestar Performance Optimisation has just been released for the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, making the world's most powerful and cleanest SUV even faster and more inspiring to drive.
The Polestar optimisation increases the performance to 421 hp and 680 Nm* and 0-100 km/h in 5.5
RM Group of Companies to offer select vehicles from Riverside International Automotive Museum at Summer California auctions
The RM group of companies, incorporating RM Sotheby's and Auctions America, will reaffirm its reputation as the auction houses of choice for private collection sales this summer, with the presentation of select automobiles from the esteemed Riverside International Automotive Museum (RIAM). The group of 49 vehicles offered from the So-Cal museum collection will be divided between Auctions America's upcoming Santa Monica sale, June 25-26, and RM Sotheby's flagship Monterey event, August 19-20, both in California.
The New Quattroporte: Restyling And Range Strategy For A New Product Experience
After three and a half years of unprecedented success in the international markets, the Maserati Quattroporte has undergone a substantial restyling that accentuates its elegance without altering its signature Maserati personality.
Road America Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Paddock Shop and Fan Engagement Center
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., June 10, 2016 - Road America hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Paddock Shop and Fan Engagement Center today. The new building is centrally located in the paddock to serve as a focal point where visitors may gather, shop and learn about Road America's history. T
BAKKERUD MAKES WORLD RX HISTORY WITH CLEAN SWEEP AT HOME EVENT
Norway's Andreas Bakkerud has become the first ever driver in FIA World Rallycross Championship history to win all four qualifying sessions Q1-Q4 plus the semi-final and final. Sweden's Timmy Hansen took the runner-up spot at this weekend's NAF World RX of Norway while his compatriot Mattias Ekstrom
MASERATI'S FIRST EVER SUV TO MAKE UK DYNAMIC DEBUT AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Maserati has chosen this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show weekend to showcase the dynamic debut of its first ever SUV, the Levante.
The Levante, launched last month at a star-studded event in London, is Maserati's first luxury SUV and encompasses the design, performance and
VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES EXPANDS VAN CENTRE NETWORK
◾Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles expands network to 98 sites
◾Additional Authorised Repairer opens in Guernsey, plus new full site in Jersey
◾Site in Hull is relocated and now offers dedicated standalone facility
◾Robinsons Van Centre in Norwich has also doubled in size
Volkswagen Commercial Ve
VOLKSWAGEN IS ON A CHARGE AS IT ENTERS INNOVATIVE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH ZIPCAR
◾Europe's largest car maker and world's largest car sharing network enter 'Zipwagen' partnership
◾Partnership exclusively features 50 Golf GTE plug-in hybrids, with cutting-edge technology
◾Zero- and low-emission motoring for just £7 per hour via Zipcar charging stations in London
2016 FORMULA 1 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX
Renault Sport Formula One Team contested a hard-fought Canadian Grand Prix with Kevin Magnussen finishing in sixteenth and Jolyon Palmer retiring due to a water leak. Kevin started from last position following Saturday's liaison with the wall and ran to a one-stop strategy. Jolyon made a promising s
CATERHAM SEVEN 620R TO FEATURE AT 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Legendary British car manufacturer Caterham Cars will showcase its ballistic Seven 620R model at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26).
The event's 2016 theme is 'Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power', which fits perfectly with the pant-wettingly fast nature of the 620R – th
ANOTHER SECOND PLACE FOR THE PEUGEOT 208 WRX IN NORWAY
◾This weekend's fiercely-fought contest in Hell, Norway, home of Round 5 of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship, saw Timmy Hansen collect Team Peugeot Hansen's third straight podium finish.
◾Timmy Hansen put in a superb run in the competition's final phase to secure second place in his semi-
SALES MANAGER TO TAKE ON SIT-A-THON AT CHESTERFIELD FC'S STADIUM
A Mitsubishi sales manager from Chesterfield is gearing up for a sponsored sit-a-thon at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium to raise money for Ashgate Hospicecare.
Daniel Wheeldon will sit on every one of the 10,600 seats in the ground in a fundraising stunt inspired by the efforts of former footba
RENAULT UK CLIO CUP TITLE RACE HEADS NORTH-EAST FOR MORE PULSATING ON-TRACK ACTION
◾Bumper-to-bumper UK Clio Cup to add to British Touring Car race day drama
◾Huge Croft crowd anticipated for region's biggest motor sport event of year
◾Home heroes Max Coates & Senna Proctor confident after first podium results
North Yorkshire's daunting Croft Circuit marks the mid-way point o
FORD'S 2016 JIM CLARK AWARD HONOURS OLDEST MOTORSPORT VENUE IN SCOTLAND
BRENTWOOD, Essex, 13 June, 2016 -- The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers has awarded this year's Ford-sponsored Jim Clark Memorial Award to the Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival.
Bill Drysdale and Kenny Baird, who collected the trophy, represent the committee that helped to re-establish the origi
BAKKERUD MAKES RALLYCROSS HISTORY WITH FOCUS RS RX WIN
HELL, NORWAY June 13, 2016 – The new Ford Focus RS RX has won its first FIA World Rallycross Championship event after just five races.
Factory-backed Hoonigan Racing Division driver Andreas Bakkerud piloted the #13 Ford Focus RS RX to the top of the podium on Sunday in Hell, Norway, having
VAUX-HAULS ITS HERITAGE
Vauxhall's new Goodwood Festival star lugs first precious load
Luton – With 107 times the power of its forebear it's no surprise that the new Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo LSA, which will be tearing Tarmac at Goodwood's Festival of Speed next week, makes light work of carrying Vauxhall's ve
RECORD 164 ENTRIES FOR CCA'S BIGGEST EVER SALE
A record total of 164 'everyman' classics will be auctioned at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in Classic Car Auctions' (CCA) sale on Saturday 18th June, making it the auction house's biggest sale to date.
The huge selection of cars on offer includes everything from low mileage, time-warp clas
HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT SCORES VICTORY AS THIERRY NEUVILLE SHOOTS THE WINNER IN WRC RALLY ITALIA
◾Hyundai Motorsport has taken its third WRC win as Thierry Neuville stormed to victory at WRC Rally Italia Sardegna
◾Dani Sordo finished in fourth place for the fourth rally in a row, and moves up into second place in the 2016 Drivers' Championship
◾New Generation i20 WRC is once again proven as a
MICHELIN'S GOODWOOD FoS 2016 EXHIBITION TO DEMONSTRATE WORLD-BEATING ‘TRACK TO STREET' TYRE TECHNOLOGY
MICHELIN'S GOODWOOD FoS 2016 EXHIBITION TO DEMONSTRATE WORLD-BEATING 'TRACK TO STREET' TYRE TECHNOLOGY WITH EXOTIC CAR LINE-UP
◾Michelin's central exhibition to feature 'Track to Street' theme at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed
◾A specially curated display hails Michelin partner cars
YVAN MULLER PICKS UP PODIUM PLACE IN RAINY RUSSIA
Yvan Muller's car was the best performing Citroën C-Elysée, finishing third in the opening race at the rain-affected FIA WTCC races at Moscow Raceway. Despite a winless weekend, Citroën and José María López have extended their respective leads in the Manufacturers' and Drivers' World Championshi
VUHL TO DEBUT NEW TRACK-FOCUSED 05RR AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2016
The VUHL 05, which is now on sale in the UK, is about to meet its lighter, faster, track-focused younger brother at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016.
Part of the new category, Race Cars for the Road, within the Michelin Supercar Paddock at the Festival of Speed, the new VUHL 05RR will be revea
MAHLE POWERTRAIN BECOMES FIRST ENGINEERING SERVICES PROVIDER TO OFFER VCA-APPROVED RDE TEST PROCESS
Northampton, June 2016 - MAHLE Powertrain, the global leader in engine development and consultancy, is the first independent engineering service provider (ESP) to have its real driving emissions (RDE) test process and routes approved by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).
HIGH-TECH UPDATE FOR THE ŠKODA OCTAVIA: COMPACT TSI AND MODERN DYNAMIC CHASSIS CONTROL (DCC)
◾ŠKODA's bestseller is even more dynamic and efficient
◾Three-cylinder TSI with a power output of 115 PS and low fuel consumption
◾Adaptive DCC optional for versions 150 PS or more
◾ŠKODA Phonebox for connecting and charging a smartphone inductively
Mladá Boleslav, 13 June 2016 – The 20
CITROËN RACING'S DEVELOPMENT OF 2017 WORLD RALLY CAR ACCELERATES IN FINLAND
Citroën Racing chose the roads of Finland for the third development test session of its 2017 World Rally Car. Running at maximum speed on the famous jumps, Kris Meeke and Craig Breen were able to test the car's aerodynamic performance.
With its large, fast and rolling roads, Finland is among worl
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY DETROIT PARTNERS WITH FCA US FOR HOUSE BUILD
June 10, 2016 , Detroit - Habitat for Humanity Detroit and FCA US LLC kicked off their 2016 collaborative build this morning in Lincoln Park, Michigan. The early morning celebration began with a few brief remarks before FCA US employees raised the walls for a new home on Park Avenue. The home
ALL-NEW 2016 HONDA CIVIC COUPE EARNS IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ RATING
◾Six 2016 Honda models have now earned top IIHS safety ratings
◾10th-Generation Civic features next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and available Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technology
Jun 10, 2016 -- The sporty, sophisticated and dramat
NISSAN SCORES FOUR WINNERS IN AUTOPACIFIC'S 2016 VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS – MAXIMA, MURANO, ROGUE AND FRONTIER .
◾Nissan Maxima – Best in Class Luxury Mid-Size Car
◾Nissan Murano – Best in Class Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV
◾Nissan Rogue – Best in Class Mid-size Crossover SUV
◾Nissan Frontier – Best in Class Compact Pickup
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced that the 2016 Maxima, Murano, R
2013-2014 MAZDA CX-5 WINS WHEELSTV 2016 PRE-OWNED VEHICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD
WheelsTV, in conjunction with the New England Motor Press Association, awarded the 2013-2014 Mazda CX-5 the 2016 Pre-Owned Vehicle of the Year Award.
'The CX-5's outstanding long-term reliability and exceptional consumer satisfaction made it a stand out in this year's pre-owned vehicle of the yea
LEXUS TEES UP FOR THE U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Luxury automaker celebrates 10th year as official vehicle of golf's ultimate test and aces on-site fan experience
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 13, 2016) —Golf's most anticipated event is here. Lexus returns as the official vehicle of the U.S. Open Championship in partnership with the Un
GMC LEADS INDUSTRY WITH NEW REAR SEAT REMINDER
All-new 2017 GMC Acadia introduces industry-first feature to help busy drivers
DETROIT — Life moves fast. There are a million things on everyone's mind, and sometimes even the most organized among us need a little help remembering everything. The all-new 2017 GMC Acadia is helping
BMW GROUP FINANCIAL SERVICES PARTNERS WITH COX AUTOMOTIVE TO DRIVE REMARKETNG EXCELLENCE
Manufacturer Expands Auction Services with RMS Automotive Digital Platform
ATLANTA, June 13, 2016 – As the auto industry prepares for the increase in off-lease vehicle inventory, BMW Financial Services (BMWFS) is making it easy for all dealers to source high-quality BMW and MINI v
CUSTOMERS INVITED TO START SUMMER IN STYLE WITH AN ASTON MARTIN DB9 GT
10 June 2016, Irvine, CA: Aston Martin is celebrating the start of summer with the announcement of a special lease rate for the iconic Aston Martin DB9 GT. Throughout the month of June, customers in the US can drive away in a new 2016 DB9 GT for just under $2,500* per month, with a lease prov
WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD - VOLKSWAGEN EXTENDS ITS LEAD IN THE WRC WITH A DOUBLE PODIUM IN ITALY
◾Latvala/Anttila second, Ogier/Ingrassia third at the Rally Italy on Sardinia
◾Volkswagen significantly extends lead in all WRC competitions
◾Rally Italy a real challenge for man and machine, with heat, dust and brutal routes
Wolfsburg (12 June 2016). Successful weekend for Volkswagen at
RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM CONTESTS A HARD-FOUGHT CANADIAN GRAND PRIX
MONTREAL, Canada – Renault Sport Formula One Team contested a hard-fought Canadian Grand Prix with Kevin Magnussen finishing in sixteenth and Jolyon Palmer retiring due to a water leak. Kevin started from last position following yesterday's liaison with the wall and ran to a one-stop strategy
FIRESTONE 600 RACING REPORT
Honda Drivers Running 1-2-3 When Rain Halts Texas Race
Rains halt Firestone 600 after 71 laps James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Mikhail Aleshin lead field at red flag Race scheduled to resume on Saturday, August 27
Two days of persistent rain showers have forced Verizon IndyCar Serie
MOPAR PROVING DOMINANT AS CAPPS WINS NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS, NABS POINTS LEAD IN FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ALL-DODGE FINAL
◾Back-to-back wins, two consecutive poles elevate Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car driver Ron Capps to No. 1 in series standings
◾Englishtown, New Jersey trophy marks Capps' 48th victory in 94th final round
◾Final is fourth consecutive all-Mopar Dodge Charger R/T standoff
◾Don Schumacher Racing
BORLA® INTRODUCES EXHAUST SYSTEMS FOR THE 2016 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS
Engineered to deliver distinctive BORLA sound without drone, added horsepower and torque, improved fuel economy and distinctive styling
BORLA® Performance Industries is pleased to announce the launch of new exhaust systems designed and engineered exclusively for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro S
MYAUDI SPHERE: NEW STAGE FOR THE FOUR RINGS AT MUNICH AIRPORT
◾Digital lab for customers and dealers in the former Audi Forum
◾Advanced setup of the virtual reality headset for the dealership
The new business class from Audi: At Munich Airport, visitors, customers and Audi dealers can now discover cutting-edge retail solutions developed by the four rings.
LAND ROVER BAR FINISHES 2ND IN CHICAGO LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA'S WORLD CUP SERIES
◾Land Rover BAR finishes 2nd in Chicago overtaking Oracle Team USA on the series leader board
◾Following a challenging first two days in Chicago, the windy city lived up to its name and Super Sunday saw wind speeds of up to 15 knots
◾Team leaves USA on a high as they head into the next round at th
NISSAN ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Six winners recognized during annual awards luncheon
SMYRNA, Tenn. – Last week, Nissan announced the winners of its annual NissanScholarship Program, awarding six middle Tennessee high school seniors renewable grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,750 per year.
The 2016 winners and
NISSAN PLAYSTATION GT ACADEMY ENTERS EIGHTH YEAR
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan PlayStation GT Academy today launched the latest iteration of its virtual to real race competition. This year, six territories are hosting the global initiative, which has seen six million entrants since it first launched in 2008.
Hopeful racers residing in the fol
CONSUMERS IDENTIFIED VEHICLES AS THE MOST SATISFYING IN THEIR CLASSES
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 13, 2016 – The 2016 Hyundai Tucson and Azera earned the top spots in the compact crossover SUV and large car categories, respectively, in AutoPacific's 20th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs).
'With many options in the compact crossover SUV and large c
RM Group of Companies to offer select vehicles from Riverside International Automotive Museum at Summer California auctions
• RM group of companies—RM Sotheby's and Auctions America—to lift gavel on select vehicles from the Riverside International Automotive Museum (RIAM) Collection
• Group of 49 vehicles to be offered across Auctions America's upcoming Santa Monica sale, June 25-26, and RM Sotheby's flagship Monterey
When One McLaren P1™ GTR Is Not Enough
Not one, but two examples of the extraordinary McLaren P1™ GTR will be in action on the Hill over the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend, between them producing nearly 2,000 horsepower. The first is entered by McLaren Automotive as part of the Supercar Run and is being fitted with a special livery inspired by James Hunt's famous race helmet, in honour of the 40th anniversary of his Formula 1™ championship win.
WHEN ONE McLAREN P1™ GTR IS NOT ENOUGH
◾2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed to host two different incarnations of the ultra rare McLaren P1™ GTR
◾Entrants by both McLaren Automotive and Lanzante Ltd.
◾Lanzante Ltd. modified McLaren P1™ GTR to attempt record Hill time for a road car
Not one, but two examples of the extraordinary McLaren
1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV
Bizzarini, a brilliant engineer, had just left Ferrari and was a suitable candidate to build Lamborghini a twelve-cylinder engine. Franco Scaglione, an employee of Sargiotto located in Turin, was tasked with designing a new vehicle for the newly formed Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini S.p.A. Sargiotto Bodyworks were responsible for the metal work while Neri & Bonacini were given the task of building the square tube steel chassis.
1964 Lamborghini 350 GT
This 1964 Lamborghini 350GT Touring Production Prototype is one of the production prototypes with many unique features and is the earliest 350GT extant. The model designation comes from its 3.5-liter, 280 horsepower V12 engine, which is backed by a five-speed transmission. The coachwork was created by one of Italy's most respected firms, Carrozzeria Touring.
1965 Lamborghini 3500GTZ
Carrozzeria Zagato was the first coachbuilder to exhibit a derivative of the 350GT - the 3500GTZ. Zagato was well known for its lightweight, streamlined coachwork, where form followed function.
24 Hours Of Le Mans: Toughest Race Of The Year For Audi
Never before has Audi made so much out of so little: In its 18th Le Mans participation since 1999, Audi has less fuel energy at its disposal than ever before – and less than its competitors, as specified by the regulations. Still, the new Audi R18 LMP sports car is to battle for the top spot on June 18 and 19 thanks to notable efficiency. 13 times Audi has won the 24-hour race to date and this year the endurance classic will arguably be as tough as never before.
Lamborghini 350 GT
In 1964 Lamborghini debuted the 350GT. It was powered by a Bizzarrini designed 12 cylinder engine, used a steel frame and featured a ZF gearbox, independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. It was their first serial-production grand touring car.
Lamborghini 400 GT Interim
There were a mere 23 examples of the Lamborghini 'Interim' cars built that combined the early two-seat body of the 350 GT with the larger, more powerful 4-liter engine.
The Islero was the replacement for the 400 GT and featured the V12 engine. The car made its debut at the 1968 Geneva Auto Show and was named after a Miura bull that killed famed matador Manual Rodriguez. This design is a re-body of the 400 GT, but modified to allow for wider tires and a roomier interior. A much improved independent suspension and disc brakes were employed.
CRG TO ENTER A NISSAN ALTIMA COUPE IN THE UPCOMING IMSA CONTINENTAL TIRE SPORTSCAR CHALLENGE RACE AT WATKINS GLEN
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CRG, LLC is proud to announce that it will be entering a Nissan Altima Coupe in the upcoming IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Watkins Glen International Raceway on July 2 for the fourth round of the 2016 season.
After the first three rounds of the seaso
HYUNDAI MOTOR LAUNCHES ONE-OF-A-KIND IMMERSIVE FAN EXPERIENCE FOR UEFA 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 1
LORD MARCH TO OPEN FESTIVAL OF SPEED WITH RUN IN ICONIC BMW 507
Goodwood Festival of Speed founder, Lord March, will open this year's event by driving up the hillclimb course formed by his driveway in a beautiful 1957 BMW 507 sportscar.
BMW is this year's Honoured Marque and the central theme of the 2016 edition of the Festival of Speed will celebrate the Ger
TRIPLE CELEBRATION FOR MITSUBISHI TRAINING ACADEMY
Three members of Mitsubishi's Training Academy have been honoured by the Institute of the Motor Industry's CEO, Steve Nash.
Chris Manning and Neil Clapham were presented with Fellowship of the Institute of the Motor Industry (FIMI) certificates, the highest level possible, while Glyn Lewis was ma
MAZDA'S FLYING START TO THE YEAR SETS PACE FOR 2016
◾Record March sales boost first quarter in a year where Mazda expects six per cent sales growth.
◾Sales up 12 per cent year-on-year in the first five months of 2016.
◾2016 sees a renewed focus on the customer and delivering a first-class owner experience.
After making a flying start to the year
PRICING AND SPECIFICATION FOR NEW MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS CABRIOLET REVEALED
◾Prices start at £36,200 OTR for petrol-powered C 200
◾Aircap, Airscarf and Memory Package come as standard
◾Choice of two trim lines and diesel and petrol engines – plus high-performance Mercedes-AMG models
◾Electrically-operated fabric roof offered in four colours
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Cla
BMW GROUP CONTINUES TO ACHIEVE STEADY INCREASE IN SALES
◾Best May ever: 198,354 automobiles sold worldwide, up 5.3%
◾Year-to-date sales up 5.0% with 935,288 vehicles delivered
◾BMW sales up 5.0% in year-to-date: 797,457 vehicles sold
◾MINI delivers 136,617 cars in first five months, up 5.2%
◾Mainland China grows 7.1% in May: 40,123 vehicles sold
VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES: WORLDWIDE INCREASE OF 5.7 PER CENT IN DELIVERIES FROM JANUARY TO MAY
◾195,200 vehicles delivered worldwide
◾Significant growth of 7.9 per cent in Western Europe
◾In Germany the brand delivers 49,700 vehicles
◾T model range in double figures with 11.2 per cent growth
Hannover, 10 June 2016 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 195,200 light commercia
STUNNING NEW VIDEO SERIES SHOWCASES ‘EUROPE'S GREATEST DRIVING ROADS'
◾'Europe's Greatest Driving Roads' – presented by Ford and BP/Castrol – features famous routes and little-known gems showcased by stunning new online videos
◾Routes ranked by thrill factor, road surface, accessibility, hospitality, scenery, and food and drink after researchers covered nearly 10,000
BRITISH GP WINNERS JOIN F1 LEGENDS ON-TRACK AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC
◾See Jacques Villeneuve's victorious Williams FW18 from 1996
◾Hear Mika Hakkinen's winning McLaren MP4-16A from 2001
◾United Autosports entries enhance 'Legends of Modern F1' line-up
◾Jackie Stewart's 1970 March 701 makes racing return at the Classic
A trio of the most evocative and successful
World premiere of the new E-Class Estate at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart: Match point for intelligent use of space
Stuttgart. Advantage Mercedes – during the MercedesCup at the Weissenhof tennis club the inventor of the car today served a further ace. The new E-Class Estate celebrated its world premiere with Roger Federer during the ATP World Tour Masters. Shortly after the successful launch of the new E-
NEW FIAT 500S AVAILABLE TO ORDER IN THE UK
◾New look for the sporty FIAT 500S – new sports bumpers, side skirts and a rear spoiler, plus new alloy wheels and exterior detailing finished in 'Satin Graphite'
◾FIAT 500S cabin is extensively revised with sports seats with contrasting detailing, standard TFT instruments, special fascia finish an
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED TO OPEN WITH 25 NEW CAR DEBUTS AT MOVING MOTOR SHOW
This year's Goodwood Moving Motor Show will feature the first appearance of at least 25 of the world's most exciting new cars.
The list of cars making UK, European or world debuts includes the McLaren 570S Sprint, Porsche 911 R, Ferrari 488 Spider and Tesla Model X.
Thirteen of the world's lar
VOLKSWAGEN IS READY FOR EURO 2016 IN FRANCE: GOLF VARIANT IN THE COLOURS OF THE TRICOLOUR
Variable and versatile – the Golf Variant is the perfect team player
◾Technology, speed and stylish colours make a major impression
◾An all-rounder with good looks too
For some time now, football fans have been debating which line-up their national team should use for the Euro 2016 tournament.
24 HOURS OF LE MANS: TOUGHEST RACE OF THE YEAR FOR AUDI
◾Ten years of TDI in 18th Audi participation in Le Mans
◾Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: 'Great respect for rivals'
◾Two Audi R18 cars with experienced driver squads on grid
Never before has Audi made so much out of so little: In its 18th Le Mans participation since 1999, Audi has less fuel energy at its
HONDA PAIRING ON THE HUNT FOR BIG POINTS HAUL AT CROFT
◾Halfords Yuasa Racing duo set sights on northern success
◾Matt Neal confident Civic Type R can shine in Yorkshire
◾Gordon Shedden keen to celebrate on landmark weekend
Halfords Yuasa Racing team-mates Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden are heading to Croft for the next outing on the 2016 Dunlop MSA
CHEVROLET TEAMS UP WITH LUKE BRYAN
Country Music Superstar becomes official brand ambassador
NASHVILLE — Chevrolet announced today at the 2016 Country Music Association Festival (CMA Fest) that it is expanding its country music ties by teaming up with reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan.
Bryan will w
NEW SMARTDEVICELINK DEVELOPER PROGRAM MAKES IT EASIER TO CREATE IN-CAR APPS FOR GROWING LIST OF GLOBAL AUTOMAKERS
◾New developer program is latest step for SmartDeviceLink – the agnostic app interface software that aims to set the industry standard for accessing smartphone apps inside the vehicle
◾SmartDeviceLink.com will provide developers with information they need to build smartphone apps compatible with ve
NISSAN ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR ENHANCED 2017 MAXIMA
◾One year after complete revision of Nissan's flagship '4-Door Sports Car,' enhancements continue with the addition of standard Apple CarPlayTM
◾Pricing starts at $32,560 USD* for the Maxima S model, which offers 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, NissanConnectSM with Navigation featuring Apple Ca
1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750
These supercharged roadsters handily won road races throughout Europe in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Known for their speed and reliability, they were usually victorious in their displacement class. Remarkable power was efficiently produced form a 1750cc engine.
1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750
In 1930, the 6C 1750 was Alfa Romeo's most capable sports-racing car, winning races all over Europe. It was available in three versions, the naturally-aspirated Turismo, the twin-cam Super Sport available with or without a supercharger, and the supercharged Gran Sport.
2017 Acura NSX Supercar To Make Its North American Racing Debut
Acura will field a pair of 2017 Acura NSX supercars in the 100th Anniversary of the running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, marking the North American racing debut of Acura's next-generation NSX: the pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance and the only supercar made in America.
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Alfa Romeo built lungo (long) and corto (short) versions of the 8C 2300 road cars, and also used the 8C 2300 engine in a single-seat 'monoposto' race car that won the Targa Florio and the Italian Grand Prix. The 8C grew to 2600 and then 2900cc's, but it was expensive to build, and production ceased in 1939. The 6C version, however, continued to be manufactured until after World War II.
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LeMans
Only eight of these magnificent cars were made on a long chassis to conform with Le Mans race regulations. They competed in Le Mans and were winners in 1931, 1932, 1933, and 1934. They again prove that the 8C 2300 supercharged engine was well ahead of it's time.
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
The 8C 2300 was built between 1931 and 1933. One of 188 Alfa 8C 2300s, only 10 were the Monza version. It is powered by a water-cooled, double-overhead-cam, bi-block, 2446cc (2.56 liter) straight-eight engine. Basically, it was two-four cylinder engines set back-to-back, and had a top speed of 140 mph.
Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B
The Alfa Romeo Tipo B or P3 Monoposto was the first genuine single-seat racing car in Grand Prix racing and it dominated the competition in the 1932 season, winning almost at will. Its first appearance came at the Italian GP at Monza on June 5.
Automobili Lamborghini Inaugurates New Museum
Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, today inaugurated the new Lamborghini Museum at the company's headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese near Bologna. The museum's layout and displays have been completely renovated, providing a new visitor experience including multimedia displays and activities. The inauguration was held to coincide with the first stage of the Miura Tour, the owners' rally celebrating the iconic super sports car's 50th anniversary, with a journey of over 500 km through the Italian regions of Emilia, Liguria and Tuscany.
Elemental Readies First Production-Specification Rp1 For Dynamic Shakedown At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed
Elemental has completed its first production specification Rp1 lightweight sports car at its new production facility in Hambledon Hampshire. The completion of the 500bhp/tonne Rp1 is a landmark moment for the British manufacturer who has been designing and developing the lightweight sports car over a four-year period with the intention of creating one of the most advanced cars of its kind.
Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4² to roll out in US market by early 2017
New for the 2017 model year, the Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4² will join Mercedes-Benz family of SUVs in the Únited States. The 4x4² is the most capable G-Class ever, boasting innovative portal axles, three locking differentials, a ground clearance of more than 17' and a 4.0L Biturbo V8. The G550 4x4² will be available in ÚS dealerships beginning in early 2017.
FORD CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF THE FIESTA WITH UK DEBUT FOR NEW ST200
Ford will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its iconic Fiesta model at this year's Goodwood Moving Motor Show, part of the Press & Preview day on Thursday, June 23.
Central to the celebrations will be the introduction of the newly-upgraded Fiesta ST200, which will make its UK debut at the event a
KUMHO TAKES REIFEN VISITORS ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE' WITH KIA-BASED 2.5L/100KM CONCEPT CITY CAR
The innovative Coop 0.9 TDSI is powered by a 3-cylinder, 2-stroke diesel engine of minimal NO× and CO₂ emissions and optimum fuel consumption
◾It rides on Kumho KH27 ECOWING ES01 tyres especially chosen for their low rolling resistance and minimal noise
◾The 'Coop-Car 3 for free' project was offic
2017 ACURA NSX SUPERCAR TO MAKE ITS NORTH AMERICAN RACING DEBUT AT 2016 BROADMOOR PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB
◾Two Acura NSX supercars and a new NSX-inspired, all-electric 4-motor SH-AWD Concept will compete in the 100th anniversary of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
◾Acura NSX, MDX and TLX will serve as official pace cars
Jun 9, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- Acura will field a pair of 2017 A
MAZDA3 SATISFIES FAMILY NEEDS AS BEST HATCHBACK IN PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COM'S LIST OF 10 BEST FAMILY CARS OF '16 .
The 2016 Mazda3 was named as one of Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com's top vehicles in their annual 10 Best Family Cars list. The publications admired Mazda3 for its design, practicality and kid-friendly features.
As Mazda's worldwide best-selling nameplate, Mazda3 rose to the top of the hatchbac
FORD VOLUNTEERS GO GREEN AND GO FURTHER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
◾Nearly 700 Ford employees are participating in dozens of community environmental projects as part of a Ford Accelerated Action Day
◾ Ford Motor Company Fund provided close to $55,000 in grants to nonprofits to purchase tools and materials for today's volunteer projects
◾The Ford Volunteer Corps a
KIA MOTORS RANKS HIGHEST AMONG ALL POPULAR BRANDS IN 2016 AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS
◾Three Kia Models Named the Most Satisfying Cars in their Segments
◾Funky Soul urban passenger vehicle tops all compact cars for third straight year
◾Optima named Best In Class Mid-Size Car; Sedona wins minivan category
IRVINE, Calif., June 9, 2016 – Kia Motors ranked highest among all p
BMW OF NORTH AMERICA WINS BID TO SUPPLY THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH 100 BMW I3 ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Los Angeles, CA – June 8, 2016… BMW of North America today announced that it has won its bid to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 fully-electric BMW i3 vehicles for use in the department's transportation fleet.
This announcement comes after a field trial during which a BMW
BMW CONTINUES ITS WINNING STREAK
◾BMW 5 Series crowned Most Popular Large Premium Car at Honest John Awards.
◾Autocar names BMW M2 as its 'Game Changer' in 2016.
◾BMW i8 tops its class for the second year running at the International Engine Awards
The BMW 5 Series has once again trumped its competition and been named Most Popu
UNIQUE POWER UNIT AND BODY INNOVATIONS PROMISE ‘INSTANT RESPONSE' FOR HONDA NSX DRIVERS
◾'Instant response' concept gives NSX a driver-focused experience
◾Advanced power unit technologies deliver instant response performance
◾Multi-material body provides class-leading rigidity for instant translation of inputs
A holistic approach to vehicle design, technology and manufacturing for
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA ACCORDING TO BREMBO
DETROIT, (May 9, 2016) – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will host the seventh edition of the Formula 1 2016 World Championships, June 10-12. Located on the island of Notre-Dame in Montreal (French Canada), it hosted the first GP in 1978.
The circuit has undergone numerous changes throughout t
NEW FORD FUSION SPORT GIVES OWNERS OF GERMAN SEDANS 380 REASONS TO CHANGE THEIR LEDERHOSEN
◾Following success with Explorer Sport and Edge Sport, Ford seeks to woo performance car buyers – including those considering Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – with all-new Fusion V6 Sport
◾2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport will offer class-demolishing 380 lb.-ft. of torque from 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged Eco
AUDI SALES INCREASE BY 6.7 PERCENT IN MAY
◾Around 164,150 worldwide deliveries in the month
◾Sales chief Dietmar Voggenreiter: 'New models finding strong market acceptance'
◾Balanced growth trend with sales increasing in all key regions
AUDI AG sold around 164,150 cars to customers in May, representing a global increase of 6.7 p
AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI INAUGURATES NEW MUSEUM AND WAVES OFF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY MIURA TOUR
Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, June 9 2016 – Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, today inaugurated the new Lamborghini Museum at the company's headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese near Bologna. The museum's layout and displays have been completely renovated, providing a new visit
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter
The 212 Inter with four-seat bodywork designed by Vignale replaced the similar 166 Inter and led to the later 212 Export model. Ferrari production was only just getting started by 1951, and often only three or four cars were being delivered each month.
1952 Ferrari 225 Sport
A larger-displacement, more powerful version of the Ferrari 212 Export was introduced in 1952 and christened the 225 Sport, following the practice of naming their models consistent with the displacement of a single cylinder. Only 21 examples - 15 Spyders and 6 Berlinettas - of the Ferrari 225S were constructed, and all but one of them were clothed with purposeful yet elegant bodies by Alfredo Vignale.
1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico
Ferrari's first foray to the Carrera Panamericana was in 1951 when two Ferrari 212 coupes finished in 1st and 2nd place. The following year, fueled by this success, Ferrari adapted the 4-liter, V12 340 America which had won the 1951 Mille Miglia and prepared three lightweight 340 coupes and one Barchetta, all named 'Mexico,' for the 1952 Carrera Panamericana.
1952 Ferrari 342 America
The 342 America, a replacement for the 340, was debuted at the January 1951 Brussels show. The completed version of the 342 was shown at the Turin show during the spring of 1951. Production was from 1952 to 1953.
1953 Ferrari 342 America Speciale
Speciale and Ferrari go together like Romeo and Juliet. However, there was no greater pairing that spoke of exclusivity and affluence than Ferrari and its 342 America designed by Pinin Farina. Although the series lasted just a couple of years, the Speciale would define the class.
1953 Ferrari 375 America
Ferrari unveiled the 375 America at the 1953 Paris Auto Salon. This example (the first 375 America produced) was the car that Ferrari used as their display vehicle - and it also appeared at the Geneva Auto Show in 1954.
FIRST LOOK AT HEVENINGHAM HALL CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE ENTRANTS
Heveningham Hall, the 18th Century country estate in Suffolk, is set to host its inaugural Concours d'Elegance on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July in association with auctioneers Bonhams as part of celebrations to mark the Grade I listed Georgian mansion's 20th annual Country Fair and Capability Bro
ART OF LIVING BY ASTON MARTIN: BEYOND BEAUTIFUL CARS
Art of Living by Aston Martin presents a curated collection of the finest products and experiences, capturing the essence of Aston Martin
8 June, 2016, Gaydon: British luxury brand introduces Art of Living by Aston Martin, an opportunity to experience the company's legendary reput
MERCEDES-BENZ HITS NEW HIGH IN J.D. POWER CUSTOMER SATISFACTION STUDY
Mercedes-Benz has moved up the rankings in the latest J.D. Power UK customer satisfaction study - claiming the highest ranking in the premium sector.
The study takes in the views of more than 8,400 owners of cars registered between February 2013 and April 2015 and covers 23 different car brands.
SUBARU WRX STI SHATTERS LAP RECORD AT ISLE OF MAN TT COURSE
◾Purpose-built WRX STI Time Attack car sets new 17min 35sec lap record
◾Driver Mark Higgins achieves average speed of 128.73 mph
◾New record breaks previous lap time of 19min 26sec
A Subaru WRX STI Time Attack car piloted by rally and stunt driver Mark Higgins set a new lap record around the fa
WORLD RX RETURNS TO HELL FOR ROUND FIVE
The Norwegian town of Hell will host the fifth round of The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – NAF World RX of Norway – which takes place this weekend at the Lankebanen circuit (10-12 June).
Out of the 44 Supercars competing at Hell RX, 18 will race in the World
Duck, Duck, GOOSE!
Toyota Tagged to Receive Keystone Leadership in Environment Award
WASHINGTON D.C. (JUNE 8, 2016) – Toyota North American manufacturing plants share space with all creatures great and small – from the furry to the feathered. And a main mission for the automaker is to keep those crit
McLAREN RETURNS TO GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED TO CELEBRATE ENDLESS PURSUIT OF POWER
◾Track-only McLaren 570S Sprint to make global dynamic debut
◾Examples of the three tier McLaren model Series to take to the famous Goodwood Hill run
◾McLaren to honour key motorsport milestones in Indy 500, Formula 1™ and Can-Am
McLaren Automotive will return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed
30 Years After Groundbreaking, Toyota Kentucky Proves Age is Only a Number
Plant celebrates milestone anniversary with $100K in donations to Ky. organizations, Debuts renovated Visitor Center
Georgetown, Ky. (June 8, 2016) – It started with an announcement in December 1985. Today it is a bustling operation that employs 8,000 people, sprawls 169 football f
PACIFICA WINS AFFORDABLE PANORAMIC CATEGORY AT THE SOUTHERN AUTOMOTIVE MEDIA ASSOCIATION'S TOPLESS IN MIAMI COMPETITION
June 7, 2016 , Miami - The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica took the top award in the 'Affordable Panoramic' category at the sixth annual Topless in Miami Presented by Haartz competitive car event hosted by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA).
While the annual event showcases s
TAVO VILDÓSOLA AND TOYO TIRES® WIN 48TH ANNUAL SCORE BAJA 500; TEAM TAKES FIRST OVERALL AND TROPHY TRUCK CLASS
ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MX – Team Toyo® driver Gustavo (Tavo) Vildósola, Jr. and Toyo Tires® won the 48th Annual SCORE Baja 500 this past weekend, finishing first overall for Four Wheel Vehicles and first in the Trophy Truck class. Mexican-born Vildósola endured extreme temperatures to co
CHEVROLET DEMONSTRATES COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OF SILVERADO'S ROLL-FORMED, HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL BED
DETROIT — Lab tests and field demonstrations show Silverado's roll-formed, high-strength steel bed outperforms the competitor's stamped aluminum bed, as shown in new videos released by Chevrolet.
The campaign is a dramatic example of Chevrolet engineers' work to select the right material,
FORD YEAR-TO-DATE SALES IN CHINA UP FIVE PERCENT, MAY SALES TOTAL 88,248 VEHICLES
◾Ford year-to-date sales total 479,542 up five percent; 88,248 vehicles sold in May.
◾Changan Ford Automobile year-to-date sales total 370,268, up 11 percent, 67,055 vehicles sold in May.
◾Jiangling Motor Corporation year-to-date sales total 102,163 vehicles, down nine percent; 19,692 vehicles sol
NISSAN TAKES ON NEW CAMPAIGN STRATEGY TO FUEL UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH IN NORTH AMERICA
New feature-focused platform highlights advanced technologies to 'Take On' the everyday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced a new marketing platform that addresses the obstacles and challenges of everyday driving, and showcases the advanced technology capabilities of Nissan'
FORD, TECHSTARS SELECT 12 STARTUPS TO FOCUS ON MOBILITY SOLUTIONS AS PART OF 2016 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
◾Ford-sponsored Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit introduces its 2016 class after a competitive selection process that saw nearly 500 applications from 52 countries across six continents
◾Twelve companies will participate in a three-month mentorship program, accelerating their businesses and pa
SUBARU DRIVER DAVID HIGGINS EARNS THIRD STRAIGHT STPR VICTORY
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins continued his recent dominance of the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) with a faultless performance this weekend, earning him his third straight victory there. Higgins, with co-driver Craig Drew won all but two of t
2016 CADILLAC ESCALADE EARNS PRESIDENT'S AWARD IN AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS .
EARNS HIGHEST SCORE TO DATE IN SURVEY OF 2015-16 NEW VEHICLE BUYERS
The 2016 Cadillac Escalade today was named the Most Satisfying Luxury SUV and also earned the President's Award in AutoPacific's 2016 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.
Escalade's score of 810 was the highest Vehicle Satisfac
NISSAN JAM TO FEATURE 2016 TITAN XD AND MAXIMA; ANNUAL DATSUN AND NISSAN ENTHUSIAST EVENT SET FOR JUNE 12 IN CALIFORNIA
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The annual Nissan JAM – which for 2016 moves to a new, larger venue in Anaheim, California – has been announced as the latest stop for Nissan's DNA Garage live event tour. Featured vehicles at the Nissan display will include the new all-new TITAN XD 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 g
VITESSE AUDESSUS LAUNCHES CARBON FIBER PACKAGE FOR LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP750-4 SUPERVELOCE
Bethesda, MD, 8 June 2016 – Vitesse AuDessus (www.vitesseaudessus.com), purveyors of bespoke carbon fiber products for the world's most exciting and exclusive automobiles, has just announced the launch of an extensive carbon fiber package for the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Cou
NISSAN GEARS UP FOR LE MANS 2016
◾Hoy ready for Le Mans debut
◾Nissan dominates field at Le Mans
◾LM P2 domination - Nissan leads the class since 2011
CHRIS HOY READY FOR LE MANS DEBUT AFTER SUCCESSFUL TEST
Le Mans, France – Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy is ready for his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut after
VOLVO CARS WINS BRAND DESIGN LANGUAGE AWARD 2016
The international Car Design Award jury has recognised Volvo Cars' contributions to automotive design with the Swedish carmaker winning the coveted Brand Design Language Award 2016.
'We are proud to receive this recognition for the design work we have done in the last years. When we started work
ALL-NEW FUEL-EFFICIENT EURO 6 VITO TAXI LAUNCHES
Mercedes-Benz Vans has launched its all-new Vito Taxi; a worthy successor to the vehicle that took the industry by storm, which has sold in excess of 3,000 units since its launch in 2008.
Vito Taxi offers unrivalled levels of space and refined comfort for the driver and up to six passengers, as w
UK PRICES ANNOUNCED FOR THE NEW ABARTH 124 SPIDER
Pricing and specification for the all-new Abarth 124 spider have been announced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK, ahead of the stunning new car's arrival here this summer.
And with a starting price of £29,565 OTR for the 1.4 TJet 170hp Manual, the new two-seater roadster represents outstanding val
BUDD-e FASCINATES CHINA
◾Zero-emission MPV with a range of over 330 miles
◾Seven new electric and plug-in hybrid models for China
◾BUDD-e is precursor to new generation electric vehicles
BUDD-e, the 2016 CES show car, is touring China as an ambassador for e-mobility. With the concept car Volkswagen is presenting the n
RYAN MILLEN AND RAV4 TAKE SECOND AT STPR
Team Moves onto Next Round Tied for First Place in Championship
Torrance, Calif., June 8, 2016— Faced with changing weather conditions, unplanned course obstacles, and a slight penalty during the reconnaissance (recce) run, Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE finished in second place
1931 Pierce-Arrow Model 41
The intimate styling of the close-coupled coachwork built on Pierce-Arrow's longest chassis of 147 inches combined to make this streamlined vee-windshield LeBaron Sport Sedan a breathtaking offering in 1931. This car, when owned and restored by famed collector Bill Harrah, was awarded Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1963.
1931 Pierce-Arrow Model 42
The appearance of the 1931 Pierce-Arrows received little change from the previous year's models, however the chassis frames were new and were built in three ranges and with a choice of three engine displacements and four wheelbase lengths.
1931 Pierce-Arrow Model 43
The 1931 Model 43 was powered by a 366 cubic-inch, nine main bearing Pierce-Arrow inline eight that developed 125 horsepower. Two wheelbases were available: 134- and 137-inch. Its mechanical features included a free-wheeling transmission.
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 53
A 1932 Pierce-Arrow 12-cylinder Model 53 chassis, identical to this car, won the 24-Hour World Land Speed Record at the Bonneville Salt Flats with an average speed of 127 mph for 27 hours (stock). The driver was Ab Jenkins, 'The Mormon Meteor,' who was later Mayor of Salt Lake City.
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54
In 1929 a new 8-cylinder engine was introduced and customers responded by rewarding Pierce-Arrow with its highest sales year to date. 'Pierce' was back in a big way, and the models of the 1930's are some of the best of the classic era. However, the economic chaos of the time caught up with Pierce-Arrow, and it was sold again in 1933. Production began to wind down and ceased for good in 1938.
1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 836
This Model 836 Club Sedan was built for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. It features a full leather interior, Stewart Warner mechanical power brakes, Startix automatic starting, and an automatic choke.
McLaren Special Operations Creates Limited Edition MSO Carbon Series LT
McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, has announced the creation of the MSO Carbon Series LT. Strictly limited to 25 units globally – all already sold – and based on the 675LT Spider, the Carbon Series LT has been produced in response to requests from McLaren customers captivated by the visual carbon fibre bodied McLaren P1™displayed recently at the International Geneva Motor Show.
FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP REACHES HALFWAY MARK IN RUSSIA
The 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship will reach the halfway point in Moscow with the sixth meeting of the season. After winning both races at the Nürburgring in Germany, Citroën and José María López will be looking to further extend their advantage over their competitors. Yvan Muller, meanwhi
MERCEDES-BENZ VANS LAUNCHES GENUINEPARTS FILM TO HIGHLIGHT THEIR IMPORTANCE IN AIDING UPTIME
Mercedes-Benz Vans is launching a series of online films tomorrow (7 June 2016) to highlight the importance of GenuineParts in aiding uptime.
Modern businesses can't afford to stop, so whether they run a large fleet or just one van, uptime is everything, and encompasses many elements from daily c
ALL-NEW F-PACE HELPS DRIVE JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO BEST EVER MAY SALES RESULTS
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE helped propel Jaguar Land Rover to its best ever May, with retail sales of 44,946 vehicles, up 18% on May 2015. This is the company's fifth consecutive record-breaking month. Jaguar Land Rover sold 245,100 vehicles in the first five months of 2016, 23% up on the same period
THE MODEL THAT AIMED FOR THE STARS: THE VOLVO 850 CELEBRATES ITS 25TH BIRTHDAY
The Volvo 850 was the car that changed everything – a front-wheel-drive Volvo with a five-cylinder transverse engine. It was the result of the Galaxy project, which got its name because it was aiming for the stars. The 850 series achieved great success in the field of motorsport, and was the first c
READY TO RACE: FORD GT LE MANS RACE CAR NOW AVAILABLE AS FREE DOWNLOAD IN FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 GAME FOR XBOX ONE
◾Ford GT race car now available to download free in Forza Motorsport 6 racing game for Xbox One, celebrating Ford's Le Mans return 50 years after historic 1-2-3 Le Mans victory
◾Ford will compete with four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs at the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race in France on
JAGUAR LAND ROVER DELIVER RECORD FLEET SALES
◾Jaguar Land Rover UK's fleet sales grew 84% in Q1 2016 compared to Q1 2015, as its key fleet-friendly models increased their share of the fleet market quicker than rivals
◾Jaguar fleet sales alone grew exponentially by 194% in Q1 2016 compared to Q1 2015, as Land Rover's increased by 53%
MERCEDES-BENZ POSTS WORLDWIDE DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN MAY
Mercedes-Benz once again grew at a double-digit rate, selling 170,625 vehicles last month, more than ever before in a May (+12.9%). The Stuttgart-based company with the three-pointed star achieved record unit sales in each of Europe and Asia-Pacific last month. Mercedes-Benz was the market leader in
HONDA'S GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED STAND REVEALED
◾Based on Fisher Price toy garage from the 70s and 80s
◾Loose recreation of kids classic follows on from toy boxes last year
◾Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off on 23rd June for four days
With Britain's biggest automotive garden party just a few short weeks away, the wraps have come off the H
NEW SUBARU WRX STI TIME ATTACK CAR SHATTERS LAP RECORD AT ISLE OF MAN TT COURSE
Douglas, Isle of Man - Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that a Subaru WRX STI Time Attack car piloted by Mark Higgins set a new lap record of the fabled 37-mile Isle of Man TT Road Course with an average lap speed of 128.73 mph and a time of 17.35. This breaks the previous record held
STOP AND BREATHE: HOW TO KEEP YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER THANKS TO VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
◾Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launches 'Stop and Breathe' campaign
◾Brake fluid change and air conditioning service for just £99
◾Offer runs throughout June and July
With summer now officially here, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a campaign to help van owners ensure their vehicle
THE NEW FIAT 124 SPIDER PRICING AND SPECIFICATIONS ANNOUNCED
◾New FIAT 124 Spider launched to the UK media at the international media launch in Verona, Italy
◾Powered by a 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo Petrol engine producing 140hp and 240Nm acceleration from 0 to 62mph takes just 7.5 seconds and top speed is 134mph
◾High standard specification on all UK FIAT 12
Legendary Drummer Nigel Olsson Named Pace Car Driver for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
MONTEREY, Calif. June 7, 2016 – Legendary musician Nigel Olsson, a driving force behind the music of superstar entertainer Elton John since the 1970s, has been named a pace car driver for the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion featuring BMW during its 100th anniversary.
INDY 500 WINNER ROSSI TO SUPPORT MAKE-A-WISH® AT UPCOMING GOLDEN GATE FERRARI FESTIVAL IN SAN FRANCISCO
Champion's Motivation Aligns with Charitable Desires to Make Wishes Come True
SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2016 – Before making history by winning the iconic 100th running of the Indy 500, and as the first rookie to win the race in 15 years, Alexander Rossi was already on board to help
NISSAN MURANO NAMED ONE OF THE '10 BEST FAMILY CARS' BY PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COM FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
NASHVILLE. Tenn. – Parents magazine and Edmunds.com last week announced that the Nissan Murano has been named to their annual listing of the '10 Best Family Cars of 2016.' It is the second consecutive year the Murano crossover has received the prestigious honor. The 2015-2016 Murano crossover
HONDA RIDGELINE BAJA RACE TRUCK TAKES CLASS VICTORY AT BAJA 500
◾Off-road Ridgeline Race Truck scores Class 2 victory
◾Also won Class 2 in last year's Baja 1000 debut
◾Racing version of next-generation, 2017 Honda Ridgeline
Jun 7, 2016 - ENSENADA, Mexico -- The Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck is now two-for-two in competition on its namesake course,
HYUNDAI TUCSON NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST FAMILY CARS BY PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COM
Model Earns Accolade from Trusted Outlets for Safety, Reliability and Kid-Friendly Features
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 7, 2016 – Together with Edmunds.com, Parents Magazine named the Hyundai Tucson as a 10 Best Family Car. Parents Magazine is one of the most trusted publicatio
THIRD CONSECUTIVE ALL-MOPAR FUNNY CAR FINAL SENDS CAPPS TO EPPING WINNER'S CIRCLE
◾No. 1 qualifier Ron Capps earns second victory of season with NHRA New England Nationals title in Mopar Dodge Charger R/T
◾Capps celebrates 47th career Funny Car win following triumph in his 93rd final round
◾Capps and Mopar Dodge Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. square off in thi
Ford Preparing To ‘Go Like Hell!' At Le Mans 24 Hours
A light rain was falling and grey clouds hung low over the rolling French countryside, producing premature twilight as three sleek prototype automobiles rolled across the finish line to end the 24 Hours of Le Mans for 1966.
Peerless Model 25
Peerless produced 1,618 vehicles in 1909 between two models, the Model 19 and the Model 25. The 19 had a four-cylinder engine and a wheelbase that measured 122 inches while the Model 25 had a 828 cubic-inch 6-cylinder engine delivering 50 horsepower. The engine held the Guinness record for the largest engine ever built for consumer use.
Peerless Model 48-Six
Following Cadillac's lead, the firm standardized self-staring in 1913 and became a one-engine company offering only V-8s by 1915. In 1912 General Electric Corporation secured control of the company, and thereafter, electric lights and electric starters were standard on all models. With the introduction of the electric starter, Peerless was able to increase the size of its six cylinder engines.
Peerless Model 6-80
For 1926, Peerless offered the Model 6-80, the Model 6-72, and the Model 8-69. The Model 8-69 was the only eight-cylinder car in the lineup, while the others were powered by six-cylinder units. The six-cylinder found in the Model 6-80 delivered 63 horsepower while the other six-cylinder versions offered 70 horsepower, the same amount produced by their eight-cylinder engine.
Peerless Model 6-90
The Peerless Model Six-90 was powered by a Collins Straight-6 engine displacing 288.6 cubic-inches and offering 70 horsepower. The cars rested on a 120-inch wheelbase platform and were available in a variety of bodystyles.
Peerless Model 60
Pierce-Arrow introduced a model with an engine displacement of over 800 cubic-inches in 1910, bringing the cylinder wars to even greater heights. Peerless responded in 1912 with the Model 60, which featured a 826 cubic-inch 6-cylinder T-head engine with its cylinders cast in pairs. It had a cylinder bore and stroke of 6' x 8' and fed through two giant valves per cylinder.
Peerless Model 60-Six
Peerless was in production from 1900 until 1931. The Model 60-Six may represent the company's zenith - it was priced at $6,000 in 1914, an amount that could have purchased a significant home at that time. By the 1920s one could buy a Peerless for significantly less.
Peerless Style F
The Peerless Motor Company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1900. Originally a producer of clothes wringers and then bicycles, the Peerless name became synonymous with high quality. With Packard and Pierce-Arrow, it was often referred to as one of the 'Three P's of Motordom,' with the 'P' also indicating Premium cars.
The all-new MY2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Innovative engineering and a compelling conception of space make it the most intelligent wagon that Mercedes-Benz has ever built. In terms of the space, the all-new model year 2017 E400 Wagon will launch by early 2017 and will continue to be the only German luxury wagon available in its segment. Its cargo volume and, in spite of a much sportier roof line, headroom and elbowroom in the rear are best in class. The E400 Wagon will once again will offer a third row folding bench seat as standard equipment in the ÚSA.
APOLLO VREDESTEIN: RECOGNITION FOR CONSISTENT COMPETITIVENESS
Apollo Vredestein, the tyre designer and manufacturer with over 100 years of history, proves its position as a market leader developing high-end products for a global market, by boasting a consistent trend of achievements.
Apollo Vredestein's high performance summer tyres, the Giugiaro-designed U
VOLKSWAGEN ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS TEAM PICKS UP VALUABLE POINTS AT DALLAS GRC ROUND
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross picked up its fifth podium of the year at the Dallas round of the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship, earning valuable championship points for drivers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.
After leading every session throughout the weekend,
NEAL ENJOYS WALK IN THE PARK FOR SECOND VICTORY OF 2016
◾Second success of season keeps Matt Neal firmly in title fight
◾Honda Civic Type R fastest front wheel-drive car at Oulton Park
◾Gordon Shedden denied podium finish by late-race puncture
Halfords Yuasa Racing's Matt Neal tallied his second success of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Cha
SEAT TURNS VIRTUAL CAR HANDOVER INTO A REALITY
◾Samsung technology used to execute innovative handover of 129 new SEAT Leons
◾Drivers experience SEAT Leon for the first time via Samsung S7 smartphone and VR Gear headset
◾Video content covers major controls and essential maintenance
◾Handover utilises SEAT's technology partnership with Samsung
THE WORLD'S FIRST MINI CENSUS – THE RESULTS!
◾Census of the world's Minis completed, with responses from all corners of the globe
◾In conjunction with Mini World Live at Rockingham Motor Speedway, July 10, 2016
◾More male Minis than females
◾Most popular name is 'Marvin'
Over half of the world's Minis are boys, with the most popular name
SECOND DTM VICTORY FOR MIGUEL MOLINA, ONE-TWO FOR AUDI
◾Catalan wins Saturday's race at the Lausitzring
◾Jamie Green gives Audi one-two finish
◾Audi is strongest brand with five cars in the points
Miguel Molina and Jamie Green presented Audi with a one-two finish in the first race on Saturday at the Motorsport Festival at the Lausitzring. Audi was
INFINITI: STRONG SALES RESULTS ACROSS EUROPE FOR MAY
◾118% more Infiniti cars sold in May, 182% more year-to-date
◾Q30 biggest volume maker for the brand across continent with 660 units sold in May
◾Record global year-to-date sales with 91,000 cars sold
Rolle, Switzerland – Infiniti continues its strong momentum when it sold 871 vehicles i
VICTORIES FOR BUSHELL & WHORTON-EALES AT OULTON PARK, FIRST PODIUMS FOR COATES & PROCTOR
Mike Bushell (Tunbridge Wells) and Ant Whorton-Eales (Lichfield) shared the victories in Oulton Park's Renault UK Clio Cup rounds as Max Coates (Scorton) and Senna Proctor (Driffield) became the latest exciting new names in the championship to scale the podium for the first time. Bushell leaves the
NISSAN OFFERS A CURE FOR THE 'HYBRID HANGOVER' - CHARGE INTO LONDON THIS JUNE WITH ENHANCED CUSTOMER OFFER ON LEAF
◾ Running an older hybrid model? Switch and save to a new electric Nissan vehicle with an additional £500 deposit contribution on top of existing 3.99% APR Representative PCP offer this June
◾'Sunset period' ends on 24th June for vehicles registered on Greener Vehicle Discount – drivers of older h
A TRIP TO HELL FOR PEUGEOT 208 WRX DRIVERS SÉBASTIEN LOEB AND TIMMY HANSEN
After notching up back-to-back podium finishes at Mettet and Lydden Hill, the PEUGEOT 208 WRX drivers head for Norway for Round 5 of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship on June 11-12.
◾Team Peugeot Hansen currently holds second place in the Teams' standings and is determined to close the gap
E-TYPE BARN FINDS READY FOR RESURRECTION AT CCA
Two early Jaguar E-type barn finds, both ideal candidates for restoration projects, will be auctioned by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at the June Sale on Saturday 18th June at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa.
The first of the pair is a 1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Series I Fixedhead Co
FORD STRETCHES UK MARKET LEAD AND OUTPACES CV RIVALS
BRENTWOOD, Essex, 6 June, 2016 – Ford was the UK market leader in total vehicle, car and commercial vehicle (CV) sales in May. Ford CV sales comfortably outpacing CV market sales growth with highest May sales volume since 1989.
According to the official sales figures from the Society of Mo
CHAMPIONSHIP LEADING MX-5 RACERS HEAD TO EUROPEAN SELECTION WITH CHANCE TO WIN A DRIVE IN THE 2016 MAZDA MX-5 GLOBAL CUP
◾European run-off event takes place in Barcelona over the first weekend of July.
◾The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Global Cup race takes place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in September.
◾Based on the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5, the Global Cup car makes its debut this season.
With the support of Mazda UK,
GLOBAL UNVEIL FOR RENAULT'S GENRE-BUSTING NEW TWINGO GT AT GOODWOOD
Renault will unveil a hot version of its small city car, the Twingo, at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26).
The Twingo GT will boast 110bhp from its tuned engine, a revised manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive.
A sporty new look, stiffened suspension and variable-rate steering
FORD PREPARING TO ‘GO LIKE HELL!' AT LE MANS 24 HOURS
◾Ford Chip Ganassi Racing ready to compete at Le Mans 24 Hours with four Ford GT race cars
◾Le Mans return celebrates 50th anniversary of Ford's famous 1-2-3 race finish
◾Four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs took to the Le Mans track over the weekend for the official Test Day ahead of the 24-hou
CITROËN REDEFINES COMFORT WITH ITS NEW PROGRESSIVE HYDRAULIC CUSHION SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY
Citroën has released details of its innovative new suspension technology as part of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, which will ultimately deliver unrivalled levels of on-road comfort for owners of all Citroën models.
For almost a century, comfort has been closely linked with the Citroën
FORD ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP CHANGES IN CHINA, INDIA, GLOBAL STRATEGY AND FINANCE
◾ Stuart Rowley named vice president, Strategy
◾ John Lawler named vice president and controller, succeeding Rowley
◾China operations to report directly to Dave Schoch, group vice president and president of Asia Pacific
◾Marin Burela to retire in October, named Asia Pacific special advisor
FORD LEADERS HONORED AMONG 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN MICHIGAN
DEARBORN, Mich., June 6, 2016 – Three Ford senior leaders have been named to the list of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan by Crain's Detroit Business. The award aims to recognize proven leaders driving key decisions in industries, companies and academia, as well as in civic and poli
FORMULA DRIFT PRO 2 ROUND 2 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS AT ORLANDO SPEED WORLD; MARC LANDREVILLE IS VICTORIOUS
Long Beach, Calif. – June 3, 2016 – Formula DRIFT PRO 2 returned to the Orlando Speed World for the second round of the the PRO 2 championship. Marc Landreville in the Perry Performance Nissan S14 takes the victory and the lead in the standings.
Round 2 of the PRO 2 Championship delivered
FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 3: UNCHARTERED TERRITORY RESULTS
Fredric Aasbo is Victorious and Takes Over Lead in the Standings
Long Beach, Calif. – June 4, 2016 – Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to Orlando for Round 3: Unchartered Territory. Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC takes the victory to mo
FORD BOLSTERS FRONT ROW STORAGE IN NEW ESCAPE TO ACCOMMODATE ELECTRONIC DEVICES, POWER PORTS AND MORE
◾With redesigned center console, new Ford Escape provides 25 percent increase in front row storage and 15 percent increase in overall storage compared with existing model
◾New electronic parking brake allows for redesign that includes two new convenient storage areas, larger media bin with power po
KIA OPTIMA AND SOUL NAMED AMONG THE BEST FAMILY CARS OF 2016 BY PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COM
◾Kia is One of Just Two Brands to Place Multiple Vehicles on the Go-to-List for Families Considering a New Car Purchase
◾All-new Optima earns the title of 'Best Sedan' with its combination of European-inspired design, dramatically improved driving dynamics and outstanding value
◾The fun and funky
2017 MAZDA CX-3 SUBCOMPACT CROSSOVER VENTURES INTO SHOWROOMS THIS JULY FROM $19,960 MSRP
Mazda's Award-Winning CUV Now Includes 18-Inch Wheels in Touring Trim, Lower-Cost i-ACTIVSENSE Safety Package
IRVINE, Calif. (June 6, 2016) – Mazda CX-3 captivated onlookers with its show-car-like KODO—Soul of Motion design that stood out among its staid competitors when it hit the road last ye
HYUNDAI MOTOR UK PARTNERS WITH ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT
◾Hyundai Motor UK partners with the world's leading model management and talent discovery network, Elite Model Management
◾Two Hyundai Tucsons to be the official transport for 'Elite Model Look UK 2016' model contest
◾Public search to take place at music festivals across the UK. More information a
NICK MASON MAKES CHEQUE PRESENTATION TO MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY ON BEHALF OF JOHN SURTEES CBE .
◾The Jeep® brand's third annual Summer of Jeep campaign features the brand's 75th Anniversary Special Edition lineup for its signature summer-selling season through multi-faceted partnerships with USA Basketball and Sony/ATV Music Publishing
◾The fully integrated campaign features USA Basketball Me
HONDA, MICHAEL SHANK RACING FINISH FIFTH IN DETROIT RACING REPORT
Jun 5, 2016
Detroit Sports Car Classic
Circuit: Belle Isle Park (2.35-mile temporary street circuit) Detroit, MI
Weather: Partly sunny, warm, 80 degrees F
◾Ozz Negri, Katherine Legge pilot Ligier-Honda to points-earning result
◾Late-race mechanical issue prevents podium finish
FIRST VICTORY FOR LAMBORGHINI IN THE INTERNATIONAL GT OPEN
◾Orange 1 Team Lazarus wins the third round at Paul Ricard
◾Second place for Grasser Racing Team in the ADAC GT Masters at Lausitzring
◾Pole Position for the team Paul Miller Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech in Detroit
Sant'Agata Bolognese, June 5, 2016
It has been a busy and exciting wee
2016 PASSAT NAMED BEST MIDSIZE SEDAN BY CARS.COM
Fun-to-drive nature of Volkswagen's family sedan puts it ahead of the midsize pack
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce today that the new 2016 Volkswagen Passat has taken top honors in Cars.com's Midsize Sedan Challenge. Put to the test against eight
NISMO AND CHRIS HOY READY FOR LE MANS DEBUT AFTER SUCCESSFUL TEST
LE MANS, France – Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy is ready for his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut after completing a successful day behind the wheel at the annual Le Mans Test Day yesterday at Circuit de la Sarthe.
Hoy will drive in the LM P2 class in his 24-hour debut alongside Renault-Ni
INFINITI ACHIEVES RECORD GLOBAL MAY SALES RESULTS
◾Record global year-to-date sales with 91,000 cars sold
◾Western Europe growth of 118 percent in May
HONG KONG – Infiniti continues its strong momentum, setting a new global sales record in May. The brand sold approximately 18,000 vehicles around the world last month, an increase of 3 per
TOYOTA IS READY TO CATCH SOME RAYS IN PLANO
Toyota's New Plano Campus Will Get 25 Percent of Power from the Sun
Plano, Texas and San Diego, Calif. (June 6, 2016) – It might not be the sunshine state, but Texas gets its fair share of sun. And when Toyota moves into its new North American headquarters next year, the automaker
2016 OUTLANDER SPORT AWARDED NEMPA YANKEE VALUE AWARD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced the 2016 Outlander Sport has once again been recognized by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) and awarded the Yankee Value Award for the second consecutive year. Outlander Sport was honored at NEMPA's annual awards dinner in C
Willis Baldwin's first racing special, the Payne Special, had been a competitive racer and a successful vehicle. So Baldwin decided to design and create a second car, which was dubbed the Baldwin Mercury Special. The car was built using a 1946 Ford chassis that had been shortened by over 13 inches, to 100-inches.
The Cleary Special was built by Michael Cleary in the mid-1950s using a fiberglass body shell from Bill Devin and painted in bright yellow paint. The chassis and much of the mechanical components were sourced from a Fiat Topolino.
Jaguar Parkinson Special
This racing special was built at International Motors in Los Angeles for the late Don Parkinson in 1951, following a racing accident at Pebble Beach in which he hit a tree.
L500 R HYbrid, how PEUGEOT sees the future of motor sport
PEÚGEOT L500 R HYbrid hugs the asphalt to deliver its full potential right from pullaway. With its wide track, low profile (just one metre high) and light weight (1,000 kg), PEÚGEOT L500 R HYbrid is made for performance: it takes just 2.5 seconds to reach 100 km/h from standstill, and 19 seconds to cover 1000 metres.
Phoenix Saab Special
This vehicle is called a Phoenix because it is like the mythical bird and rose from its own ashes. The car made its appearance at the Pomona sports car races in 1960 where it was powered by a 750cc Mercury outboard engine. The powerplant was later switched with a SAAB powerplant.
Porsche Racing Special
American Gordon 'Tippy' Lipe purchased the fifth Cooper Mark 7 produced. The car was raced by Lipe on atleast one occasion, where he scored a first-in-class trophy at the Giant's Despair hillclimb in Wilkes-Barre PA in July of 1953. Later, Lipe re-engineered his Cooper and installed a larger Porsche 1500cc engine.
Sporty Elegance – The New Audi A5 And S5 Coupe
Audi revolutionized its mid-size class in 2007 with the A5. The Ingolstadt-based carmaker created a work of art that took fans around the world by storm. Nine years later marks the launch of the second generation – with a new, honed look and high tech everywhere. The new generation of the A5 Coupe is athletic, sporty and elegant. Its design goes hand in hand with sophisticated aerodynamics.
In 1952, Chuck Tatum attended a sports car race in his hometown of Stockton, California. That evening, in the bar at the local hotel, Chuck and some friends were discussing the fact that the front running cars at the races were all imported from England or Europe.
The Warrior-Bristol was designed by Bernard Roger, an engineer who's resume included work at the Alta Car and Engineering Company. In the early 1950s he worked as chief mechanic for Mike Hawthorn and Ecurie Richmond.
FULL CONCOURS CAR ENTRY LIST FOR 2016 NOW CONFIRMED
CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE AT WINDSOR CASTLE: THE WORLD'S RAREST CARS IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST EXCLUSIVE SETTINGS
Revered Concours Steering Committee reveals final list of 60 cars that will enter the 2016 Concours of Elegance at Windsor Castle in September
◾These sixty cars make up the 'Main
Salon Privé confirms high-octane ‘Cars & Coffee' Supercar Sunday line-up
• Inaugural Cars & Coffee meet on Sunday, June 12th to host amazing public supercar display
• Over ten Ferraris, a rare classic Lamborghini Silhouette P300 and a Koenigsegg confirmed
• Held on the weekend before Father's Day and coincides with Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations at
SKODA AMBULANCE OFFER FUELS FLEXIBLE FLEET FINANCE
◾ŠKODA teams up with VWFS Fleet to offer emergency services vehicle leasing
◾Flexible offer can include conversion, breakdown recovery and service, repair and maintenance
◾ŠKODA leads UK's rapid response ambulance sector
Milton Keynes, 3 June 2016 – ŠKODA UK has created a 'one-stop shop'
VAN DRIVERS FEEL ‘UNINFORMED' ON BREXIT VOTE ACCORDING TO RESEARCH FROM MERCEDES-BENZ VANS
Van drivers don't know enough about the EU referendum to make an informed choice, according to research from Mercedes-Benz Vans.
A quarter of Brits who drive a van for a living said they don't feel confident enough in their knowledge to know how to vote, while nearly 30% (29%) are unsure if Brita
UK DEBUT FOR LEXUS LC AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Friday, June 3 2016 This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26) has been chosen to host the UK debut of the much-anticipated Lexus LC luxury coupe.
Unveiled to the world at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year, the Lexus LC will take pride of place as a display on Lexus's stan
NEW MOPAR IN-CAR ANTI-ALLERGEN FILTER OFFER NOT TO BE SNEEZED AT
An innovative in-car filter with anti-allergen features including a special treatment to neutralise pollen and dust, has been launched by Mopar, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles aftersales brand for accessories, services, customer care and genuine spare parts.
The new filter, which increases comfort
MAZDA'S ‘RAISE THE ROOF' BRINGS LIVE MUSIC TO THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
◾Mazda 'Raise the Roof' is a four-day open-air music event within the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
◾Free and open to all, 'Raise the Roof' will bring music to Goodwood for a second year in succession.
◾Over the four-day event 16 up-beat artists will entertain crowds across the weekend.
For the s
HOW TO MAKE A DONUT, BY THE NISSAN 370Z NISMO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In celebration of June 3 as #NationalDonutDay, Formula Drift icon Chris Forsberg took to a production set in Southern California to put a unique spin on making donuts. Forsberg's mission was to fling thousands of the tiny sprinkles onto more than 300 donuts using a Nissan 3
ALL-NEW INTAKE SYSTEM FEEDS DURAMAX DIESEL ON 2017 SILVERADO HD
Cool, dry air delivers lower engine temperatures, maximum performance
DETROIT – New for 2017, Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks feature a patented air intake system that drives cool, dry air into the engine for sustained performance and cooler engine temperatures during difficult driv
BENTLEY BENTAYGA NAMED ‘SUV OF THE YEAR' IN ROBB REPORT BEST OF THE BEST AWARDS
◾ Bentayga receives top honours from leading luxury title
◾Crewe-built SUV combines speed, performance and craftsmanship
◾Creation of new ultra-luxury segment recognized by Robb Report
Crewe (June 3, 2016) Bentley Motors is today announcing that the new Bentayga has been named SUV of the
BREMBO BRAKES AT EVERY CORNER THIS WEEKEND ON DETROIT'S BELLE ISLE
DETROIT, (June 3, 2016) – Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology for automotive vehicles, will be featured at every turn on Detroit's Belle Isle Grand Prix Circuit this weekend. At the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Brembo will be represented in the
RON BROOKS SUZUKI MOVES INTO STATE-OF-THE-ART MANSFIELD SHOWROOM
◾New stand-alone showroom opens on Oak Tree Lane following seven-month build
◾Contemporary eight-car Suzuki dealership offers entire model range
◾Affordable Spring finance deals across the line-up now available
Suzuki GB PLC is pleased to announce that the new Ron Brooks Suzuki showroom on Oak
A GROWING PARTNERSHIP: VAUXHALL INCREASES ITS SUPPORT OF THE HEART OF ENGLAND FOREST
Luton – Vauxhall's contribution to the Heart of England Forest has continued to grow, with green-fingered employees already contributing to the planting of more than 1,000 trees over the past two years.
Coinciding with World Environment Day (June 5th), Vauxhall's support of the forest, loc
GIOVANNI SOLDINI AND MASERATI CONTINUE THE CHALLENGE IN A MULTI70 TRIMARAN
Friday 3 June 2016 – Legendary Italian yachtsman Giovanni Soldini will be taking the helm of an innovative Multi70 trimaran for the 2016-17 season. The craft which will be renamed Maserati Multi70, replaces the VOR70 monohull which achieved great success in the last three years.
The new C-Class models from Mercedes-AMG: Even more performance for the C-Class
The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet combines an intensive open-air ambience with the AMG 4.0-litre V8 engine to create an exhilarating performance experience. The biturbo engine developed in Affalterbach is available in two output ratings with 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp) and provides performa
Daimler Establishes Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH for Stationary Energy Storage
Daimler AG is continuing to expand its network of expertise in the field of lithium-ion battery applications. Within this innovative line of business, the newly established Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH is assuming the development and global sale of Mercedes-Benz brand stationary energy storage with imm
Duesenberg to Saleen: RM Sotheby's Motor City sale showcases American automotive design from the Classic Era to today
In addition to its customary offering of great American classics, headlined by the previously announced 1929 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe, RM Sotheby's 2016 Motor City sale will bring something a little more modern to the table—the ultimate American supercar.
Packard 1601 Eight
The Sixteenth Series Packard models were introduced in September of 1937. Most of the changes were cosmetic, including more rounded fenders and 'vee'd' windshields on many of the bodies. Sales for 1938 reached 48,682 units, which was less than the prior year's model.
Packard 1604 Super Eight
This 1938 Packard Model 1604 Coupe Roadster is one of just 71 examples produced in 1938 and less than 10 are believed to survive. It is believed that the original owner was underwold figure Paul de Lucia, aka Paul 'the Waiter' Ricca who served 3 years in prison for tax evasion and was then deported back to Italy.
Packard 1605 Super Eight
Seventeen different body styles were available on the Super Eight chassis, which measured 139-inch wheelbase chassis. Power was supplied by Packard's 320 cubic-inch inline eight that developed 130 horsepower.
Packard 1607 Twelve
For 1938 Packard introduced their new modern designs including enclosed coachwork. There were hydraulic brakes and an independent front suspension making these some of the more refined and sophisticated cars on the market. The V12 engine rested at a 67-degree angle, displaced 473 cubic-inches, and provided a hefty 175 horsepower.
Packard 1608 Twelve
Packard sales totaled 48,682 units for 1938, less than 1937, but still the best showing of all the independents. Just 556 V-12 models would bear 1938 registration. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who favored Packard's, got a new custom-built one enabling him easier access necessitated by polio. His car included something revolutionary at the time - air conditioning.
RM16 Hints at Future Hyundai 'N' Model Characteristics
The Project RM (Racing Midship) began in 2012 with a mission to test high-performance technologies and refine them for use in future high-performance cars.
The Ultimate Fiesta Hot Hatch Arrives In The UK: Fiesta ST200 Dials Up Power And Performance In Style
The new Ford Fiesta ST200, which debuts this year as Ford celebrates the 40-year anniversary of Fiesta, is the most powerful production Fiesta ever. Compared with the acclaimed Fiesta ST, the new Fiesta ST200 produces 10 per cent more power and 20 per cent more torque with 200PS and 290Nm from a specially calibrated 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.
VOLVO POSTS ELEVEN MONTHS OF CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE DIGIT SALES GROWTH
Volvo Posts Eleven Months of Consecutive Double Digit Sales Growth
ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (June 1, 2016) - Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 5,536 vehicles, a 10.2 percent increase versus May 2015. Year-to-date sales are up 20 percent versus 2015.
Sales for the month
VOLKSWAGEN OFFERS ENHANCED COMFORT AND TECHNOLOGY ACROSS ITS RANGE
◾High specification Match Edition joins Volkswagen Golf Estate line-up
◾Extra equipment brings even greater value to Golf R and Passat
◾Award-winning Touran compact MPV receives more power
The already appealing Volkswagen Golf Estate range is getting more attractive still with the arrival of th
INDIAN ARTIST SUDARSHAN SHETTY TO JOIN THE ROLLS-ROYCE ART PROGRAMME
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to announce that Sudarshan Shetty will be the next artist to be commissioned for the Rolls-Royce Art Programme. Shetty is one of the most renowned Indian artists of his generation and is acclaimed for his artistic practice, which includes enigmatic sculptural inst
TOYOTA AND KDDI TO JOINTLY PROMOTE ESTABLISHMENT OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM TO SUPPORT CAR CONNECTIVITY
Tokyo, June 2, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and KDDI Corporation (KDDI) have partnered to establish a global communications platform. The platform will enable the operation of communications networks throughout the world to support car connectivity.
Toyota aims to bring greater
KIA PROVIDES ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO THE ADVANCED POWER AND ENERGY PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
Six Soul EVs Will Be Used to Help Develop and Demonstrate
Vehicle-to-Grid Smart Charging Software Algorithms
IRVINE, Calif., June 2, 2016 – Kia Motors America (KMA) and Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. today announced an expanded partnership with the Advanced Pow
GM ISSUES PRELIMINARY RECALL OF CERTAIN 2007-'11 VEHICLES
DETROIT – GM is issuing a preliminary recall for certain 2007-2011 full-size trucks and SUVs with passenger-side front airbag inflators covered by Takata defect information reports (DIRs) submitted to NHTSA on May 16, 2016.
NHTSA's Amended Consent Order directed Takata to file DIRs for pre
NISSAN ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2017 NISSAN GT-R PREMIUM
Long list of enhanced equipment includes standard Titanium exhaust system, Active Sound Enhancement, refined interior and 20 additional horsepower
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced pricing of $109,990* USD for the new 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium model, which goes on sale beginn
Duesenberg to Saleen: RM Sotheby's Motor City sale showcases American automotive design from the Classic Era to today
• Latest highlights for RM Sotheby's Motor City sale led by Saleen S7 Twin Turbo—America's supercar
• July 30 event presents series of modern collectibles alongside traditional offering of American classics
• The official auction of the Concours d'Elegance of America, single-day sale offers 80 blu
FORD LAUNCHES SPORTY NEW ST-LINE: FIESTA ST-LINE AND FOCUS ST-LINE NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER
◾Ford launches new ST-Line range of models inspired by Ford Performance vehicles and featuring bold styling, sporty driving dynamics and great value
◾Fiesta ST-Line and Focus ST-Line are available to order now with sport suspension, unique body kits and alloy wheel designs; sport seats, steering wh
RECORD: ŠKODA DELIVERIES, SALES REVENUE AND OPERATING PROFIT INCREASE IN FIRST QUARTER
◾Best quarter in company history: ŠKODA delivered 276,600 vehicles to customers (up 4.3%) from January to March 2016
◾6.4% sales revenue increase to 3.4 billion euros
◾Operating profit increased 30.2% to 315 million euros
◾ŠKODA's new flagship SUPERB is among the growth factors
HONDA CIVIC AND PILOT SUV EARN BEST FAMILY CARS OF 2016 RECOGNITION FROM PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COM
New Honda Civic and Pilot boast top-class fuel efficiency, collision safety ratings, and available Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technology
Jun 2, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif.
The completely redesigned 2016 Honda Civic (automobiles.honda.com/civic) and 2016
VOLKSWAGEN ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS HOPES TO CONTINUE WINNING FORM IN DALLAS
Tanner Foust aims to extend an early season win streak, while Scott Speed eyes the top spot of the podium at Round Three of the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship
Herndon, VA — Coming off of a near-perfect weekend at the Red Bull Global Rallycross season-opening event in
MOPAR 'TOP ELIMINATOR' PROGRAM MARKS 10 YEARS OF HONORING SKILLED MOPAR ENTHUSIASTS, ELITE VEHICLES
2016 Program to Kick Off at Midwest Mopars in the Park Car Show
◾Mopar 'Top Eliminator' program celebrates decade of recognizing passionate enthusiasts and their outstanding Mopar-modified vehicles
◾First 2016 Mopar 'Top Eliminator' winner to be chosen at Midwest Mopars in the Park car show
PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COM RANK TOYOTA SIENNA A TOP 10 FAMILY CAR OF THE YEAR
It's the only minivan on the market with all-wheel drive. That distinction, along with recent technological and safety enhancements, is earning Toyota Sienna accolades from automotive industry leaders. Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine have named Toyota's long-cherished minivan one of the 10 best fam
HOW F-150 RAPTOR STICKS TO TRAILS: ALL-NEW BFGOODRICH TIRES ARE MORE CAPABLE, COMFORTABLE THAN EVER
The toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever gets a specially developed set of BFGoodrich tires that improve both on- and off-road performance while increasing comfort.
Raptor's all-new BFGoodrich all-terrain T/A KO2 tires were developed in parallel with the truck's chassis, so as the p
VAUXHALL OFFERS FLEETS ALL-INCLUSIVE AFTERSALES PACKAGE WITH SMR+
◾Unique-in-industry Service, Maintenance and Repair package
◾MOT, Vauxhall Assistance and concierge-style booking service
Luton – Vauxhall has further developed its aftersales service for fleets with the introduction of its premium SMR+ package.
Providing drivers with service, maintena
1964 Lang Cooper
Craig Lang commissioned the Lang-Cooper for famed racer Dave MacDonald. It was built in California on a Cooper Monaco chassis with 289 Cobra power and a body designed by Peter Brock. MacDonald never drove the car as he was killed at Indy in 1964, just prior to its completion.
1964 Webster Special
The only remaining 4-liter car was built by Marvin Webster of the Webster Gear Company in Mill Valley, California in 1964 for the 1965 USRRC Series for drivers Tony Settember and Ed Leslie. The aluminum-alloy body is one of a kind, hand formed by Jack Hagemann, covering a one-off chassis built by Jerry Eisert.
In 1963, the Brabham produced their first sports-racing Repco Brabham, the BT5, as campaigned for Ian Walker Racing for Australian drivers Frank Gardner and Paul Hawkins. A second BT5 soon followed, and in 1964, the company introduced the BT8. A total of nine of these cars were built that first year, and another two BT8s constructed in 1965.
Huffaker Genie MK10
This Can-Am race car was originally owned by Dan Blocker, perhaps better known as Hoss of TV's Bonanaza fame. Nicknamed 'Vinegaroon,' because of its coloring, the car was campaigned by the Nickey Chevrolet racing team during the 1965 and 1966 USRRC and 1966 Can-Am inaugural seasons.
Lola T70 MKII
Eric Broadley's Lola T70 was a magnificent sports-racing car that was truly the hot setup in late 1965 and 1966, just right for the Can-Am series. However, the next year it was totally eclipsed by the McLaren M6. The MkII was the open car, the MKIII the closed, and most of the 100-plus made were powered by 5-liter Chevrolet V8s.
Lotus Type 30
The Lotus 30 was Colin Chapman's first and only attempt to compete in the newly formed Can AM (Group Seven) racing. Designed by Colin Chapman and Len Terry and introduced in 1964, the Lotus 30 used a Lotus Elan inspired backbone chassis and a Lotus modified Ford 289 power plant that provided 350 bhp to the 1500 pound car.
When Chrysler introduced the redesigned Hemi engine to the world in 1964, it immediately set about world domination, in the world of stock cars (NASCAR) and drag racing (NHRA). For 1965, a decision was made to pull Richard Petty from the NASCAR series after the new Hemi engine was banned that season.
The 458 MM Speciale: The Latest Creation From Ferrari's Exclusive One-Off Programme
Ferrari has unveiled its latest One-Off creation during the car's first shakedown on the Fiorano circuit in the hands of Ferrari's chief test driver Dario Benuzzi and the car's enthusiastic British owner.
Victorious Ford GT40s Head to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this August
The formal invitations have been sent out and received—and the owners of every Ford GT40 that won a major international race have agreed to send their cars to one scenic swath of green this summer—the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links.
2016 Monaco Grand Prix
Stunning victory for Lewis Hamilton in chaotic Monaco Grand Prix
·Lewis took his 44th career victory today – his second at the Circuit de Monaco and first of 2016
·A tough afternoon for Nico saw him finish seventh after a race-long battle in traffic
·Nico (106) leads the Drivers' Champions
ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen Nürburgring (GER): A historic quadruple victory for Mercedes-AMG in the 2016 24-hour race
Mercedes-AMG GT3 in positions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6
Nürburgring (GER). Mercedes-AMG is celebrating the biggest success to date since the start of its AMG Customer Sports programme: in the 44th running of the ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen Nürburgring, teams with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 lock out the
CUSTOMERS WON'T BUY A CAR IF THEIR PHONE DOESN'T SYNC
Research shows customers can love everything about a car, but won't buy if it doesn't pair with their smartphone
◾Nissan engineer Patrick Keenan is 'the man with 40 phones' who ensures seamless connectivity
◾Quality electrical integration key to development of Autonomous Drive technology
NISSAN SWITCHES ON SOLAR FARM TO POWER UK CAR PRODUCTION
◾ Nissan's Intelligent Mobility vision takes major step forward with solar power added to Nissan's UK Plant, home of the all-electric Nissan LEAF
◾19,000 solar panels join 10 wind turbines, saving the equivalent of 3,000 tonnes CO2 and generating enough power to build more than 31,000 cars every ye
FIVE MORE RACING LUMINARIES ARE INDUCTED INTO THE MOTOR SPORT HALL OF FAME
Last night another five racing luminaries were inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame at the Royal Automobile Club's Woodcote Park country estate.
This year was the first time the inductees were decided by the public and, after over 25,000 votes were placed, the new members included Sid Watki
FOURTH CLASS WIN FOR SUBARU AT 2016 NÜRBURGRING 24-HOUR
◾Race marks the fourth win in the SP3T class for Subaru WRX STI
◾WRX STI completes 121 laps in 24 hours and claims a class win
◾Ninth consecutive race year in the Nürburgring 24-Hour Race for STI
Subaru Tecnica International (STI), the motorsport division of Subaru, has won the SP3T class for t
RENAULT ANNOUNCES PRICING AND SPECIFICATION FOR ALL-NEW MÉGANE
◾Fourth generation Mégane available to order in UK from May, in showrooms from July
◾Six trim levels across a 25-strong version line-up
◾Unique-in-class technologies such as 4Control four-wheel-steering and 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment system
◾Two dCi and two TCe engines with manual
VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES RECOGNISES TOP PERFORMING VAN CENTRES
◾Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recognises the top Q1 Van Centre performances
◾Awards based on performance and customer satisfaction across dedicated network
◾Volkswagen Van Centre Liverpool collects three awards including Overall Top Performer
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has recognised the
RARE MERCEDES STEAL THE SHOW AT CLASSIC RACE AARHUS AUCTION
Heading outside the UK for its international debut at the Classic Race Aarhus in Denmark this weekend, 28th and 29th May, Silverstone Auctions achieved total sales of more than €2million.
The two-day auction, hosted by Silverstone Auctions and Lauritz.com, took place in the stunning setting of th
VOLKSWAGEN ENHANCES THE APPEAL OF ITS PERENIALLY POPULAR GOLF HATCH
◾Improved finance offer of £2,000 deposit contribution and 5.4 per cent APR
◾Available across the bulk of the Golf line-up until June 30 2016
◾Volkswagen Golf range starts from £17,625.00 (RRP OTR)
Volkswagen is extending the appeal of its renowned Golf range of family hatchback models with the
FIVA AWARDS ‘BEST PRESERVED VEHICLE' TO ALFA GIULIETTA SZ ZAGATO
FIVA awards 'Best Preserved Vehicle' to Alfa Giulietta SZ Zagato
– under UNESCO patronage of FIVA World Motoring Heritage Year
The second FIVA preservation award for 2016 – presented at top historic car events around the world – was given to Corrado Lopresto at Villa d'Este (20-22 May) f
HYUNDAI MOTOR UK IS OFFICIAL CAR PARTNER TO WALES RALLY GB FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING
◾Hyundai renews official support for Wales Rally GB for third year
◾Latest rally-winning Hyundai i20 WRC to feature in all marketing campaigns
◾Fleet of 34 latest Hyundai vehicles to be provided for event officials and dignitaries
High Wycombe, May 31 2016: Hyundai Motor UK is delighted
DOUBLE WIN FOR PECHITO LÓPEZ AT THE NÜRBURGRING
José María López proved unstoppable at the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife by securing a double victory at the FIA WTCC Race of Germany. The dual success puts the Argentine driver well clear at the top of the World Championship standings, while Citroën has also extended its lead in the Manufactur
HONDA'S THOMAS RAMSAY LIFTS THE LID ON NSX ‘TOTAL AIRFLOW MANAGEMENT' CONCEPT
◾Honda aerodynamicist Thomas Ramsay gives an insight into the 'Total Airflow Management' concept employed on NSX
◾Honda engineers used computational fluid dynamics and wind tunnels in the US and Japan to create maximum downforce and minimise drag
◾Concept ensures highly effective thermal managemen
ALMOST 90 YEARS ON, THE 1927 24-HOUR SPEED RECORD VOISIN SET TO RETURN TO MONTLHERY FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE 2016 LGHA
◾ALMOST 90 YEARS ON, THE 1927 24-HOUR SPEED RECORD VOISIN SET TO RETURN TO MONTLHERY FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE 2016 LES GRANDES HEURES AUTOMOBILES
◾The famous 1927 24-Hour Speed Record Voisin set to return to the historic banked Linas-Montlhéry motor circuit where it set 17 speed records for the fi
VOLKSWAGEN BUDD-e SHOWCAR RECEIVES ‘INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR – CONCEPT VEHICLE' AWARD
◾Volkswagen BUDD-e wins Interior Design of the Year Award
◾Intuitive operating concept with lounge character set the style
◾Award presented at the 'Automotive Interiors Expo 2016' in Stuttgart
The futuristic interior concept of the BUDD-e showcar, which was unveiled in the CES show in Las Vegas
JEEP GEARS UP FOR BOURNEMOUTH WHEELS 2016 FESTIVAL
Jeep is revving up for a leading role as co-sponsor and exhibitor at one of the UK's top car-themed summer festivals.
The 4x4 brand has signed up to appear at this week's (3-5 June) Wheels 2016, the Bournemouth Wheels Festival, on England's south west coast. The festival spans large parts of Bour
FERRARI'S TURBO-CHARGED V8 IS THE OVERALL WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENGINE OF THE YEAR
Ferrari takes a record number of prizes at the International Engine of the Year Awards
The 3.9-litre twin-turbo takes no fewer than three categories along with the overall Engine of the Year Award
The F12tdf's 6.3-litre V12 takes the Above 4-litre category
THE McLAREN F1
FOR THE DRIVER VITALLY – AS IN ONE OF McLAREN'S WORLD CHAMPION RACING CARS – DRIVER AND VEHICLE BECOME ENTIRELY AS ONE
The primary design consideration for the McLaren F1 has been to make it without reserve 'a driver's car', an extremely high-performance design which advances all conventio
Audi sets 65th consecutive monthly U.S. sales record in May as SUVs drive demand
•Fourth-best sales month in Audi of America history
•Demand for Audi SUVs increased 26 percent in May
•Best sales month for Audi Q3, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Audi reported that its May 2016 sales increased 1.6 percent to 18,728 vehicles, a total that stands as the brand's fourth-best monthly re
FORD ISSUES SAFETY RECALL FOR VEHICLES CONTAINING CERTAIN TAKATA AIRBAG INFLATORS
DEARBORN, Mich., June 1, 2016 – Ford is issuing a safety recall for vehicles that have certain non-desiccated Takata passenger-side frontal airbag inflators after Takata declared those inflators are defective. This expanded recall follows Takata's notification to the U.S. NHTSA that certain o
FORD WINS BEST SMALL ENGINE 'OSCAR' FOR 5TH YEAR RUNNING, 1 IN 5 FORD VEHICLES SOLD IN EUROPE WITH 1.0-LITRE ECOBOOST
◾Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is named 2016 International Engine of the Year 'Best Engine Under 1.0-litre' for the fifth consecutive year – despite increased competition from major global automotive manufacturers in the sub 1.0-litre class
◾Ford achieves ninth win for fuel-efficient and sporty
2017 GMC SIERRA DENALI 2500HD: BOLD HOOD DESIGN HINTS AT WHAT LIES BENEATH
DETROIT – GMC today released the first photos of the 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD featuring a functional hood scoop design hinting at what is beneath its bold new appearance.
Additional details and information on the new model will be released in the coming months.
GMC has manufactured tru
F-SERIES TRUCK SALES POST 9 PERCENT GAIN IN MAY; FORD VANS ACHIEVE BEST MAY SALES IN 38 YEARS
◾Ford F-Series sales total 67,412 trucks, gaining 9 percent versus a year ago
◾Ford vans have best May performance in 38 years, driven by Transit
◾Ford Escape sales up 6 percent, with 30,861 SUVs sold
◾All-new Lincoln MKX up 88 percent, driving strongest Lincoln May SUV sales in 13 years
GM'S NEWLY LAUNCHED CHEVROLET MALIBU AND CRUZE AND CADILLAC XT5 AND CT6 OFF TO STRONG START
◾Daily rental deliveries down nearly 22,000 units, or 49 percent, the largest monthly decline in 2015 - 2016
◾GM Full-size Utilities, Mid Pickups and Small Crossovers Continue to Show Strength
◾Malibu and Cruze gain share in key segments
◾Commercial deliveries up for 31st consecutive month
FCA US LLC REPORTS MAY 2016 U.S. SALES INCREASED 1 PERCENT; BEST MAY SALES SINCE 2005
◾Jeep® brand sales up 14 percent; best monthly sales ever
◾Jeep Renegade and Jeep Patriot each posts their best monthly sales ever
◾Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans record their best May sales ever
June 1, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 204,45
MAZDA REPORTS MAY SALES
IRVINE, Calif. (June 01, 2016) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported May U.S. sales of 28,328 vehicles, representing a decrease of 4.3 percent versus last year. Given that there were 24 selling days this May, versus 26 last year, sales were up 3.7 percent on a daily selling-
NISSAN GROUP REPORTS MAY 2016 U.S. SALES
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for May 2016 of 133,496 units, a decrease of 1 percent over the prior year.
◾Nissan Division finished May with 122,668 sales, down 1 percent.
◾Sales of the Nissan Versa increased 20 percent to 12,1
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP AND RIDE HAILING PROVIDER GETT PLAN TO EXPAND ON-DEMAND MOBILITY SOLUTIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN EUROPE
Major expansion plans for Volkswagen Group's on-demand services for private and business customers
◾Attractive purchase or finance terms on Volkswagen automobiles for licensed Gett drivers
◾Gett plans market entry in Germany and across Europe
Today the Volkswagen Group and on-demand mobil
CHIMANI AND SUBARU LAUNCH FREE MOBILE APP TRAVEL GUIDES FOR NATIONAL PARKS
App developer seeks to help reduce waste by replacing traditional park guides with mobile app
Portland, Maine - Chimani, Inc., in partnership with Subaru of America, has announced the launch of 59 mobile app travel guides – one for each of the 59 iconic national parks – in celebration of t
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS MAY 2016 SALES RESULTS
◾May sales totaled 28,779 units
◾Best ever May for Tiguan, with 4,394 units, a 42.7 percent increase
◾Best ever May for Golf R, with 433 units, a 38.8 percent increase
Herndon, VA — (June 1, 2016) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 28,779 units delivered in May 2
AUDI GROUP POSTS ROBUST FIRST-QUARTER RESULTS
◾First-quarter results influenced by currency effects, high advance expenditure and special reporting items
◾CFO Axel Strotbek: 'We achieved an operating return on sales within
our strategic target corridor in a challenging quarter'
◾Audi to maintain its high level of advance expenditure for pro
TOYOTA REPORTS MAY 2016 SALES, SEES SUV SURGE
◾Toyota retains retail brand leadership
◾TMS posts best-ever SUV sales for the month
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 1, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported May 2016 sales of 219,339 units, a decrease of 9.6 percent from May 2015 on a volume basis. With two fewer selling
AUDI CONNECT SIM – ONLINE WITHOUT BORDERS
Embedded SIM unlocks even more of the advantages of Audi connect infotainment services
◾Many new Audi models fitted with a permanently installed SIM card, including the new A3, A4, Q2 and Q7 range
◾Data flat rate included for Audi connect services
◾No more roaming fees when travelling arou
FERRARI CALIFORNIA T HANDLING SPECIALE DELIVERS 'FULL THROTTLE BREAKFAST' TO LORD MARCH AT GOODWOOD
London, 01 June 2016 – Ferrari was pleased to be asked by Lord March to deliver a 'Full Throttle Breakfast' during his preparations for this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the thrilling adventure can now be seen on the Ferrari.com website here: https://california-t.ferrari.com/en/stat
Historic Sportscar Racing Memorial Day Weekend WISKO Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway a Winner On and Off the Track
- Jonathon Ziegelman and KMW Motorsports Sweep Inaugural
HSR Global GT Doubleheader
- Mike Banz and Todd Treffert Split HSR Classic RS Cup Debut Races
- Great Competition and Off-Track Camaraderie Characterize Fun and Successful Holiday-Weekend Event
DANVILLE, Virginia (June 1, 2016) -
2017 Audi A4 earns a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS
•2017 Audi A4 receives 2016 Top Safety Pick+ rating from IIHS
•Audi pre sense city with automatic emergency braking earned the A4 a 'superior' rating for front crash prevention
•The A4 joins the 2017 Q7, which was also awarded a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ rating earlier this year
The all-new 2017 Au
Fabulous Fords Set to Fly at Russo and Steele's Newport Beach Collector Car Auction Event
Scottsdale, Arizona (May 31, 2016) – Ford Motor Company was founded in Dearborn, Michigan by Henry Ford, on June 16, 1903. With a steadfast commitment to making the automobile accessible to all Americans, Henry Ford completely revolutionized manufacturing practices across the globe and in tur
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS RECORD MAY SALES
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 1, 2016 – Hyundai Motor America today reported their best all-time sales of 71,006 for the month of May, up 12 percent versus one year ago, led by exceptionally strong sales from the company's family of CUVs.
'Our refreshed CUV lineup continues to exhibit str
MITSUBISHI MOTORS REPORTS MAY SALES NUMBERS
◾Outlander sales for the month report an increase of 119 percent over May 2015
◾Outlander records best May sales since 2003
◾Combined CUV sales of 5,996 are up 26.9 percent for the month and 22.2 percent for the year
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today reported May 2016 sales of
INFINITI OFFERS TOP U.S. ENGINEERING STUDENTS THE FORMULA ONE CAREER OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti's global search for the best up-and-coming student engineering talent began its third successive year with the launch of the 2016 Infiniti Engineering Academy. Students from all over the world have the chance to earn the career opportunity of a lifetime working at Infinit
PORSCHE REPORTS MAY 2016 SALES
U.S. Porsche dealers sell 4,578 vehicles in May
Atlanta, Georgia. 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, today a
MERCEDES-BENZ USA REPORTS MAY SALES OF 32,567
June 01, 2016 - ATLANTA Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported May sales of 29,299 vehicles, down 1.0% for the month. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported 2,848 units, and smart reported 420 units for the month, bringing MBUSA grand total to 32,567 vehicles for the month and 149,167 sold yea
Superb 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 From Long-Term Ownership To Be Offered At Bonhams' Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
Well documented and in current ownership for over four decades, this Prancing Horse leads a long list of Ferraris and exquisite sportscars for June 5th sale
Bonhams' annual auction of collectors' cars, held in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, is just around the corner
Victorious Ford GT40s Head to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this August
Every Major Race-Winning Car is Expected to Be in Attendance
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 1, 2016) — The formal invitations have been sent out and received—and the owners of every Ford GT40 that won a major international race have agreed to send their cars to one scenic swath of gre
RAV4 Gets Ready to Conquer Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally
Millen and Rally RAV4 Attempt to Make it Three Wins in a Row
Torrance, Calif., June 1, 2016— The only thing better than winning a rally is winning two rallies. Winning them back-to-back is even sweeter. And now, after taking the 2WD crown at the last two events, Ryan Millen, Chri