47 Exotic Cars Destroyed in Fire

A dramatic fire at the Ferrari-Maserati dealership Munsterhuis in Holland, saw nearly fifty rare and valuable exotic sportscars literally going up on smoke.

Sunday afternoon saw the prestige dealership, which also includes Jeep and Konigsegg franchises, suffer a fire which quickly took grip.

Fifty six cars out of the total stock of sixty were burnt to a cinder. The majority of them, forty seven in all, were exotic sportscars. Twenty seven Ferraris were destroyed.

Current models destroyed include the 360 Read More

Golden Era of Motor Racing at Christie’s in December

Exceptional Motor Cars & Automobilia

Tuesday, 7 December 2004 at 6pm

London Christies International Motor Cars is pleased to announce the final sale of 2004 which will take place in the Jack Barclay Showroom, London, on 7 December and will offer a selection of evocative and magical items from the Golden Age of motoring. Leading the sale are two outstanding lots. The Robert Fellowes Photographic Archive, which includes more than 1750 negatives of pre-war Grand Prix footage, is a unique Read More

Hagerty Fund Provides Grant for Petersen Automotive Museum’s Free School Bus Program

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (November 2004) – The Hagerty Fund for Historic Vehicle Preservation and Education has awarded a $30,000 grant to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles to jump-start its Free School Bus Program. An integral part of the Museum’s ongoing endeavor to build community by being an educational resource, the Free School Bus Program provides transportation for students grades K-12 at no cost to participating schools.

The three-year grant period, which begins in January 2005, will enable the Read More

Mudfest 2004 Results

Congratulations to the Volvo XC90 for being voted the overall winner at Mudfest 2004. This is the third consecutive year that the Volvo XC90 has been voted the overall winner.

The Kia Sorento was voted Best Value for Mudfest 2004.

Category winners are:

Under $25,000: Hyundai Tucson

$25,001 to $35,000: Subaru Outback VDC

$35,001 to $45,000: Jeep Grand Cherokee

Over $45,000: Volvo XC90

Jaguar Racing Club’s final newsletter

(Letter addressed to newsletter recipient)

As you will be aware, Red Bull, the Austrian energy drink company, has bought the Jaguar Racing F1 team just hours before the deadline for entering a team in next year’s F1 World Championship.

The deal safeguards 340 jobs at the team’s Milton Keynes HQ and means there will be 10 teams on the F1 grid next season, which is great news for the sport.

The new Red Bull team will use engines made by Read More

World Unveilings at CA Auto Show

WHAT: General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Infiniti and Volvo are among car companies that will pull out all the stops to turn the unveilings of never-before-seen vehicles like the all-new HUMMER H3 into informative and telegenic spectacles at the California International Auto Show on Wednesday, October 27. B-ROLL OF ALL THESE NEW PRODUCTION AND CONCEPT VEHICLE UNVEILINGS WILL BE UPLINKED FOR SATELLITE DOWNLINK. See coordinates and other details below.

Coverage Opportunities include:
New Vehicle Reveal Press Events from Chrysler, Read More

Carroll Shelby Donates $25,000 to Children’s Medical Center

Dallas – October 27, 2004 – Native Texan Carroll Shelby drove into Dallas in one of his 1965 427 Cobra’s with a $25,000 donation for the Children’s Medical Center Dallas on October 15, 2004. The legendary racecar driver and automotive innovator presented a check on behalf of the Carroll Shelby Children’s FoundationÔ before visiting children at the hospital.

“I have a special place in my heart for Texas,” said Mr. Shelby. “I grew up here and many of my Read More

Consumers to Drive at LA Show

ANAHEIM, California The fever to buy a new car burns white-hot at the California International Auto (CIAS), which runs through Sunday, October 31, at the Anaheim Convention Center. Now the temperature of new-car fever will grow even hotter, because, in an innovative move that other auto shows are sure to copy, CIAS will give its attendees the opportunity to drive all-new 2005 vehicles right at the show .

Both Chevrolet and Volvo will offers selections of their newest, most Read More

Press Release: Mitchell 1 Introduces eAutoRepair

POWAY, California (November 12, 2004) — Mitchell 1 is reaching out to a new customer base – the at-home, automotive repair enthusiast – with the introduction of its eAutoRepair (www.eAutoRepair.net), a modified, internet-only version of OnDemand5, the Company’s flagship product.

For the first time, Mitchell 1, the leading provider of repair information to the professional mechanic, has specifically developed a repair product for the automotive do-it-yourselfer. eAutoRepair integrates automotive repair, maintenance and technical service bulletins into a powerful, browser-based Read More

Press Release: Chevy Vette Fest

Corvette Mike is coming to town, yes the Greater Chicago area location is currently under construction for the next Corvette Mike location.

The new site is in Burr Ridge IL and will contain Corvettes and muscle cars from all the great eras.

We will be displaying at the Chevy Vette Fest November 20th and 21st and we encourage you to stop by and say hello. Mike Vietro will be on hand to discuss the new venture along with Bill Kotzum Read More