Press Release: Collector car craze visits central Florida

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Collector car craze visits central Florida

Kissimmee, FL (January 2005) –

Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers once again brought the excitement of the collector car Auction craze directly to central Florida with their Winter Classic auction, Friday and Saturday, January 21-22 at Old Town in Kissimmee. The 2-day auction took place in conjunction with the 27th Annual National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) Winter Meet, and offered approximately 300 collector cars for sale via the auction process. While Read More

Press Release: Bonhams postpones Howling Horses Sale

Due to ‘force majeure’, Bonhams (Europe) has postponed its Howling Horses sale in Paris, originally planned for 13th February 2005, which will now be held alongside the traditional Les Grandes Marques sale in Monte Carlo on 16th May 2005.
The principal reason for the postponement of the Howling Horses sale is the difficulty Bonhams has recently encountered in obtaining the relevant permits from the French authorities, and the conditions they sought to impose on Bonhams and its clients.
Bonhams will Read More

Press Release: National Auto Publishers Join Lemay Museum Leadership Groups

TACOMA, Wash. – Two national automotive publishers have committed their
knowledge and energy to two governing bodies of The Harold E. LeMay
Museum in Tacoma, Wash.

Keith Martin, publisher of Sports Car Market magazine, has become a
LeMay Museum board member after serving on the museum’s steering
committee. Martin has served as museum advisor offering insight and
perspective from his extensive network of auto industry contacts. His
magazine, Sports Car Market, is recognized as a trusted leader in
valuing Read More

SCM Profiles from Barrett-Jackson 2004

1938 Lincoln Zephyr Street Rod
The ringmen worked this sale hard, and at its dramatic conclusion the ownerswere high-fiving as though they’d just won the lottery
1992 Spider Veloce Covertible
The nimble little sportster of The Graduate fame is now a mature, if slighty portly, cruiser with a tidy little tuck to its nose and tail. Sort of like wht Mrs. Robinson most likely had.
1967 Plymouth Satellie Hemi Convertible
Values of original Hemi cars with solid bodies and accurate Read More

Ford Agrees to Sell Electric Pickup Trucks Abrupt U-Turn Comes After 7-Day Vigil

San Francisco As a Sacramento car-sit enters day seven, Ford Motor Company has committed to reverse its unpopular decision to repossess and destroy its last zero emission Ranger EVs. Fords abrupt u-turn follows a statewide public outcry that forced it to recant misleading misstatements about the legality, popularity and viability of EV technology.

In a conversation late this afternoon with Jumpstart Ford coalition partners Global Exchange and Rainforest Action Network, Niel Golightly, Fords director of sustainable business strategies, agreed Read More

Press Release: Bentley Continental Flying Spur – an introduction

A little over two years ago Bentley Motors stunned the world by unveiling a Grand Tourer masterpiece, the Continental GT coupe. Now, only 12 months after the first deliveries of that extraordinarily successful car, we are proud to announce the arrival of the fastest four-door in the company’s history; a car that shares the heart and soul of the 198mph coupe from which it is born – the Continental Flying Spur.

The Continental Flying Spur combines the exquisite design and Read More

NAIAS Summary

With huge incentives catching up on some automakers—most notably the domestic brands—and sales figures heading into a slump in 2005, why did the show of all shows feel so optimistic? Well, automakers are banking that they can attract more buyers by making cars that people really want, rather than those that they just need.

Over and over again in speeches at the press previews we heard variants of the phrase, “it’s all about product.” That’s true; there’s a continued fragmentation Read More

Ford Ranger EV Drivers Resist Repossession

‘Car-sitters’ protest Ford’s confiscation and destruction of zero-emission, zero-oil Ranger EV trucks.
EV drivers buckle-in to hold Ford to its promise to sell Ranger EVs to loyal lessees.
Supporters call on Ford to revive its EV program.

Sacramento – Today in Sacramento, Ford electric vehicle (EV) drivers, climate protection advocates, healthcare professionals, solar energy experts and human rights and peace activists will begin an ‘EV vigil’ to protest Ford Motor Company’s confiscation and destruction of its all-electric, Read More

Porsche Set to Launch All-New 2005 Porsche Boxster

ATLANTA, GA, January 13, 2004 – All 204 U.S. and Canadian Porsche dealers are poised to welcome the arrival of the all-new 2005 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S to their showrooms this Saturday, January 15. In anticipation of the introduction of the first new Boxster in eight years, these dealers have planned a wide variety of celebrations to unveil the new models to their many customers.
“With the launch of the new 2005 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S, our Read More

NAIAS Day 3: Rolls-Royce 100EX

Rolls-Royce motor cars brought its new 100EX Drophead Coupe to the Detroit show for a special preview to the press; but the car won’t be out on display for the public. Powered by a 6.75-liter V12, with unusual doors hinged at the rear, the coupe may help find buyers that R-R hasn’t otherwise appealed to. The 100EX will be assembled along with the Phaeton at Goodwood, England.

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