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
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
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.
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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
— “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
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.
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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
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
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.
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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.
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