NAIAS Day 2: Chevy Corvette Z06

GM president Bob Lutz introduced the next great version of the Corvette—the new Z06—and it’s likely to become one of the most desired OEM Corvettes in years. Compared to the last-generation (C5) ’Vette, there’s much more of a difference between the standard Corvette and the Z06. The new Z06 gets an entirely different powertrain, body structure, and chassis, and has many of its components borrowed from racing. A 7.0-liter (427-ci) LS-7 small-block V8 is installed underhood and includes serious mechanical Read More

Press Release: H&H Lists Barn Find Jag, 1989 Porsche 962 Racecar, Plus More

H&H, Europes largest specialist historic car auction house, is starting 2005 with a bang.  It is presenting an outstanding array of cars for its first sale of the year, at the International Historic Motorsport Show, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on February 26.

Entries include a barn find 1959 Jaguar XK150S Drophead Coupé with a fascinating and unique history.  The car which bears the entirely appropriate registration plate

S 150 was bought new by Esmond Searle, a friend of Jaguars Read More

Press Release: Howard Hughes Auto On Display at IP

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Jan. 5, 2005
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Eccentric Aviation Pioneer’s Land Travel
Howard Hughes Car On Display at The Auto Collections

LAS VEGAS, NEV. – More than just a pioneering aviator, Howard Hughes became known as one of the wealthiest, most reclusive and most eccentric men in the world; spending much of his later years holed up in his suite on the Las Vegas Strip.
One of the symbols of the eccentricities of his later Read More

Press Release: Bentley Arnage Drophead Coupe

From Bentley’s very earliest days, open-top cars have been an intrinsic part of the company’s heritage. Over the decades that followed many revered convertible or ‘drophead’ models were created, both by notable Bentley coachbuilders such as Mulliner, Park Ward, and later ‘in-house’ at the company’s Crewe headquarters.

From the 1955 Park Ward S1 Drophead Coupe, through the later Corniche and Continental eras, up to the magnificent Azure of 1995, an entire portfolio of unashamedly glamorous and wonderfully desirable cars meant Read More

Press Release: Collectible car buying and selling service

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2005) — NADA guides.com recently launched a collectible car buying and selling service at its Web site.

The new service offers car buyers the ability to search more than 65,000 different vehicles across the country by year, make, model, price and location, as well as giving car sellers the opportunity to post their specialty vehicles for sale.

The integrated program is a joint effort between NADA guides.com and CollectorCarTraderOnline.com.

“We’re pleased to offer Read More

Press Release: Chicago Auto Show Media Update #2

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, has announced that they will be exhibiting at the Chicago Auto Show in February, making it their first-ever formal consumer auto show exhibit. Taking up over 7,000 square feet of booth space, the exhibit focus will be on the winners of SEMA’s inaugural Vehicle Design Awards Program, a new initiative created to honor original equipment manufacturers that make vehicles with accessorization and personalization in mind.

“We will be at the Chicago Auto Show Read More

Press Release: H&H reports on a strong year for automobilia

2004 saw H&H Classic Auctions consolidate its position as one of Europe’s leading automobilia auction houses. The appointment of automobilia specialist Matthew Kershaw allowed the company to develop the size and quality of its collectables sales, with a consequent significant growth in the prices achieved.

From regular 250-300 lot sales in 2003, entries grew to such an extent that H&H’s October 2004 sale featured over 600 lots, while, in the December auction, nearly 700 lots went under the hammer, achieving Read More

Press Release: $100,000 Ultimate Thrill Ride in Vegas

— “Sometimes, I feel like the cartoon character Wile E. Coyote when he suddenly runs off a cliff.” — “Mad Mike” Hughes in 2003

Las Vegas, NV – (December 17, 2004) – On Saturday, March 5, 2005, Michael “Mad Mike” Hughes will do something spectacular in Downtown Las Vegas – he’ll travel almost 400 feet off a 50-foot ramp to make the leap across Binion’s Horseshow Casino in his custom, turbo-powered Lincoln Stretch Limo.

Yes, in a L-I-M-O.

Hughes is Read More

Press Release: Bentley Motors to Produce the World’s Most Exclusive Limousine

Crewe, 18 December 2004…Bentley Motors is delighted to confirm that the unique Arnage Limousine concept, created by its Bentley Mulliner coachbuilding division for the 2004 Geneva International Salon is to be put into a limited production run. Such has been the demand following its unveiling, 20 individually numbered, bespoke Arnage Limousines will be commissioned for customers looking to own a truly luxurious car that provides extraordinary levels of comfort and craftsmanship as well as valuable privacy.

In the same spirit Read More

Press Release: Ron Tonkin Announces Lotus, Saleen Specialty Car Franchises

PORTLAND, OR – The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships has acquired two new franchises to bring some of the most sought-after exotic and specialty cars to the Portland area. The 2005 Lotus Elise will be offered along with high-performance motorcycles at Motocorsa in Portland, and the rare, custom-built Saleen S7 is now available at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo.

“We are excited to bring these world-class performance vehicles to auto enthusiasts here,” Ron Tonkin said. “The Saleen represents the finest in Read More

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