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

Press Release: GM Chairman to Address Economic Club of Chicago at Auto Show

CHICAGO , Dec. 9 … The Chicago Auto Show will host a special luncheon meeting of the prestigious Economic Club of Chicago on Feb. 10, featuring General Motors Chairman and CEO G. Richard Wagoner, Jr. as guest speaker.

“Our first Economic Club luncheon at the 2004 show proved to be a hit with the members of this prominent group,” said Chicago Auto Show Chairman Casey Wickstrom. “It’s natural that the business leaders of Chicago would have a keen interest Read More

Chrysler Group to Create World’s Largest Indoor Auto Show Test Drive Track at 2005 Chicago Auto Show

Auburn Hills, Mich., Dec 06, 2004 — Chrysler Group is taking the auto show experience to new heights with the creation of a half-mile test drive track that will debut at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show in February. Consumers visiting McCormick Place will have the opportunity to test drive Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge products on a specially designed course around the perimeter of the 156,000-square-foot exhibit. The collective displays are the largest ever constructed in Chrysler Group history.

“Camp Read More

Press Release: Porsche Reveals New 911 Cabriolets for 2005

ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2004 — Porsche today announced it will launch the latest versions of the 911 Cabriolet, traditionally the most popular 911 model sold in America, in the first quarter of 2005. Based on the 911 Carrera and Carrera S Coupes released earlier this year, the 2005 911 Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera S Cabriolet feature a wider range of standard equipment and offer higher levels of performance and safety than any previous standard open-top 911 model.
For open-air Read More

Press Release: Tis the Season… To Top-off Your Vehicles’ Antifreeze

Just as humans need plenty of healthy liquids to protect against dehydration and illness during the winter, automobiles need an adequate amount of fresh antifreeze to protect their vital systems from exposure to extreme temperatures and the stress of winter driving.

The good news is that maintaining the freshness and level of the antifreeze in every one of your family’s vehicles is as easy as 1-2-3. The next time you have a few minutes, and your car’s engine is Read More

Press Release: Pontiac G6-The 2005 Car Of The Year

Miami, FL (November 26, 2004)–AutoMundo Magazine awarded the all-new Pontiac G6 with the ‘2005 Car of the Year’ Award. As a serious contender in the midsize sedan segment, AutoMundo Magazine found that the sporty G6 delivers the performance and engineering advancement that merits the distinction of AutoMundo’s 2005 Car of the Year. The Pontiac G6 excelled in every aspect of the assessment.

After much deliberation, Automundo Magazine found the Pontiac G6 to be the best and most noteworthy automobile to Read More

Press Release: Chip Foose to Headline Atlantic City Classic Car Event

G. Potter King’s Four-Day Collector Car Auction Puts Hot Rods Centerstage
And Concludes with Chip Foose Autograph Session – February 27, 2005

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (December 1, 2004) – Chip Foose, the creative genius behind Foose Design and a legend in the hot rod community, joins the Atlantic City Collector Car Event’s first annual “Hot Rod Sunday” for a special autograph session on Sunday, February 27, 2005 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Foose, who is also the Read More

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

The Quail in 2005 Honors a new race theme, additional Cuisines of the World, rare Lamborghini Miuras, and will continue to keep the event’s successful intimacy.

WHAT: The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering:

A full-day event created for the passionate and discerning connoisseur. In its third year, The Quail will offer guests a tribute to the legendary Mexican race, La Carrera Panamericana. Enhancing this theme will be an exceptional selection of 125 pre and post-war sports and racing cars and Read More

Mecum’s Weekly Reader

Thanksgiving’s over – now make some money & have some fun!

Call Today, Monday, or Tuesday – there’s still time to enter a car or pre-register to bid!

Mecum’s FALL K.C. DREAM CLASSIC is this next weekend, December 3-5 at the BTC Exhibit Hall, 1775 Universal Avenue (I-435, Exit Front Street (exit 57), North to Universal Avenue.), Kansas City, MO.

Mecum has conducted successful auctions in Kansas City for over 15 years! This event is the standard Read More

Press Release: Vehicle Donations Have Better Write-Off Before December 31, 2004

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — For months charities and organizations have been fighting against a piece of legislation diminishing taxpayer’s ability to write-off the Fair Market Value of a donated vehicle. In an effort to lessen taxpayer’s deductions by 2.3 billion dollars over the next 10 years, the new legislation will be law on January 1, 2005.

The new law states that taxpayers will no longer be able to write-off the vehicle’s fair market value but rather the vehicle’s Read More