Press Release: Mustang Engineer to Take Over Ford Advanced Product Creation

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Friday named the engineer who oversaw development of its 2005 Mustang sports car as head of advanced product creation. He will replace Chris Theodore, who retires Dec. 1.

Hau Thai-Tang, who will start his new job Dec. 1, also will head the Special Vehicle Team (SVT). He led the development and launch of the 2001 Mustang GT, Mustang Cobra and Bullitt Mustang GT models, Ford said in a statement.

Theodore, vice president Read More

Mercedes-Benz, Saks Fifth Avenue and the CLS500

The Saks’ “The Gift” 2004 holiday catalogue features the sexy 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 “four-door coupe,” a European Delivery Rally Tour (pick the car up in Germany at the factory and cruise around Europe…the car will later be shipped to the winning bidder’s home), and a trunk full of luxury travel items that include brands such as Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, and Michelle Watches.

This holiday package will be auctioned through Saks’ “The Gift” 2004 holiday catalogue beginning on November Read More

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

2005 Tour de Espana Information

The 21-C scenery of the Olympic Stadium of Sevilla has welcomed the start of the 6th,Tour de España. During their tour, the cars could also visit the oldest Spanish bullring in Ronda. They could also, among others, admire the skills of the Spanish architects who rebuilt the new Alvaro Domecq Romero property as original, but with a hint of modernity…

The start was given on 15 October from the Stadium. An enthusiastic beginning with experienced drivers offering rookie-style first Read More

Car Guy Tour Announces Dates

The Car Guy Tour was founded in 1998 as a way for enthusiasts to get up-close and hands-on with the Italian Automotive Design, Manufacturing and Restoration industries.

I hope you will plan to join me March 20th – 30th for perhaps the most fun you’re going to have in your whole life! Maserati enthusiasts will be treated to some very special moments.

The “Car Guy Tour” is so much fun that some people have taken the tour two and three Read More

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

’04 ‘Vettes Clearance-Priced has listed the outgoing model-year ’04 Chevrolet Corvette as one of ten popular vehicles that are now available at near record low prices, as customers gravitate toward the new 2005 C6 Corvette. Edmunds lists the Corvette as transacting at thousands less than its retail price, and advises that such deals are especially good for buyers who want to hold on to the car for a long time. In the shorter term, such deals aren’t as good as they sound, Read More