|Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show|
|The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance named the 1924 Isotta Frashini Tipo 8A of the Jim Patterson Collection as their Best of Show. The long-wheelbase car was acquired by Carrosserie Worblaufen in the early 1930s and used as the basis for a Sport Cabriolet. It was displayed at the 1932 Geneva Auto Show and won the Grand-Prix d'Honneur at Cannes the following year. This Tipo 8A features a long hood, low windshield, a close-coupled body, and dual rear-mounted spares.
This car, having j...[Read more...]|
|CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF GM'S MILFORD PROVING GROUND|
|DETROIT – When the General Motors Milford Proving Ground opened in 1924 – 90 years ago this October – engineers lacked advanced tools and technology for safety testing. Judging from this video, some might say the only crash test dummies back then were human.
Engineers today keep their distance during crash tests. No more riding the running boards until seconds before impact. Inside the vehicles being tested are heavily instrumented anthropomorphic test devices – dummies – who capture t...[Read more...]|
|Horch 853 And Scarab Win The 19Th Annual Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance|
|Nearly 29,000 Automotive Enthusiasts and More Than 325 Automobiles Attend The World's Most Innovative Concours Weekend
Jacksonville, FL (March 11, 2014) – A 1937 Horch 853 and 1958 Scarab won the Best In Show honors on Sunday, March 9, at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, which attracted approximately 29,000 spectators throughout the weekend.
The Horch 853, owned by Bob and Anne Brockinton Lee of Sparks, Nevada, took home one of the most sought-after trophies...[Read more...]|
|VOLKSWAGEN ENTERS RALLYCROSS WITH THE BEETLE AND ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT|
|The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team will run a 560-plus-horsepower, all-wheel-drive GRC Beetle in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series
• Team will compete initially with European rallycross-prepared Polo
• Drivers will be 2011 and 2012 GRC champion Tanner Foust and ex-F1 and NASCAR star Scott Speed
• Definitive GRC Beetle will debut at the Summer X Games in Austin, TX
Chicago, IL — Volkswagen of America, Inc. and Andretti Sports Marketing today announced the details of its 2014...[Read more...]|
|McLAREN P1™ JOINS THE EXCLUSIVE SUB-SEVEN MINUTE CLUB AT THE NÜRBURGRING|
|◾The McLaren P1™ achieves its one remaining performance target
◾An average speed in excess of 178 km/h (111 mph) necessary to achieve the required lap time around the 20.8km (13 mile) circuit
◾Short film celebrating the team's achievement at the Nürburgring is available to view and embed at: http://youtu.be/E9IWiTpWeiM
The McLaren name was born on the racetrack and, 50 years on, is the most successful name in global motorsport. That desire and determination to push for every extra tenth of...[Read more...]|