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Russo and Steele Presents Muscle Car 1000

Santa Barbara, CA (October 4, 2006) – Russo and Steele is proud to be the founding sponsor of Muscle Car 1000’s second annual tour. This week of luxury, camaraderie and excitement occurred September 25-30, 2006. The second annual Muscle Car 1000 adventure commenced at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara and then made stops at Morro Bay, Cambria, Paso Robles, and Napa Valley, with the finale staged in a return to Santa Barbara. Muscle Car 1000 donates fifty percent of the profits from this event to HeRO, the Hunger Relief Organization.

To become a participant in the Muscle Car 1000, the registrant must have a qualifying car. A qualifying car is a 1964-1973 American muscle car, a 1962-1968 Cobra, or a 1958-1973 Corvette. In order to keep Muscle Car 1000 an intimate experience it is limited to 30 teams (one car, two participants).

This year’s trip included participants ranging from a 1970 Skylark GS Stage 1 to a 1968 Shelby GT 500 KR convertible. Drew and Josephine Alcazar, owners of Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction, drove their 1974 AMC Javelin AMX 401 Maxi Blue four-speed. Fewer than twenty-five 401 four-speeds were produced in 1974 and Maxi Blue is extremely rare. The founders of Muscle Car 1000, Chris Hoskins and his wife, Michelle, drove the 1968 Shelby GT 500 KR; the only one of its kind shipped to the Western United States.

The friendship between Russo and Steele and Muscle Car 1000 developed while Drew and Josephine were participants in the inaugural journey. Drew and Josephine realized the unique, once in a lifetime, experience that this event gave automotive enthusiasts’ and couldn’t wait to partake in their second annual voyage. Josephine said “this event has something for everyone to enjoy.”

Muscle Car 1000 adventurers look forward to this week every year. It is not only the many facets of the tour (ranging from exclusive hotels and spas, fine dining experiences at locations like the Cask Room at Merryvale Winery and the Cave Room under the Eberle Winery, private tours of Monterey Bay Aquarium and Hearst Castle, drag racing at Infineon Raceway, a Concours d’ Elegance and the hundreds of breath taking miles of California coastline), but also the kinship formed amongst the participating drivers.

For additional information on participants, venues, or for pictures, please contact Stephanie Quinn at [email protected]

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles is one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions; specializing in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs cars. Two auctions are staged each year with the signature auction taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by Monterey, California in August. Additional information is available at

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