Archive for June, 2012

Chevrolet Corvette Roars Into Its 60th Year

DETROIT – On June 30, 1953, the first of a new kind of Chevrolet – indeed, a new kind of American car – rolled off an assembly line in Flint, Mich. The car had only two seats. There were no roll-up windows, or exterior door handles, for that matter. Its body wasn’t stamped from steel […]

Photos: Muscle Car Day at the 2012 Kuwait Concours – Series 1

Photos: Ferrari Day at the 2012 Kuwait Concours – Series 1

From Movie Screen to Auction Stage, Magnificent Ferrari ‘Tour de France’ Joins RM’s Glittering Monterey Sale

· RM Auctions announces a rare and coveted 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Scaglietti ‘Tour de France’ as the latest feature attraction for its Monterey sale, August 17–18 · The first 14-Louver TdF built and one of just nine examples of its kind, 0585 GT is Ferrari Classiche certified and boasts a well-documented history, […]

Third Annual Barrett-Jackson Orange County Auction Concludes With More Than $14 Million In Revenue; Over 54,000 In Attendance

World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions Wraps Up Southern California Automotive and Lifestyle Event with a One Million Dollar Increase in Sales and more than 400 Cars Sold SCOTTSDALE, AZ. – Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that its third Annual Orange County, Calif. auction, held June 22-24 at the OC […]

Team GDT’s Méndez Finishes 11th at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa — Rookie Andrés Méndez of Bogotá, Colombia almost got a top-10 finish in the Iowa Speedway Foundation Star Mazda 100 Saturday, as he placed 11th in his second oval-track race ever in Team GDT’s No. 53 sponsored by DataFile Internacional S.A. and Grupo Kriterion. The race, held on Iowa Speedway’s 0.894-mile oval, ended […]

Stephen Cox: Collector Cars – Vintage Grand Prix of Mid Ohio

Okay, I’m becoming a fan of this whole vintage racing thing. Years ago, vintage racing began with a handful of guys who had old cars but were afraid to drive them. Now it’s exploded and the competition level is insane. The theme for this weekend’s Vintage Grand Prix of Mid Ohio was “British Marques,” complete […]

Chevy IndyCar at Iowa: Ryan Hunter-Reay Takes Chevrolet to Victory Lane for Second Consecutive Race

Ryan Hunter-Reay Takes Chevrolet to Victory Lane for Second Consecutive Race NEWTON, Iowa – For the second consecutive race, Ryan Hunter-Reay took his No. 28 Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda Andretti Autosport Chevrolet V-6 to victory lane in the IZOD IndyCar Series. And, for the second consecutive race, it was an all-Chevrolet podium with Marco […]

Weekend Up North A Tale of Two Tires for Team Cadillac’s O’Connell, Pilgrim at Mosport

– Pilgrim Finishes Fifth after Long Battle – O’Connell Flat Costs Likely Podium Finish – Manufacturer Point Lead Cut in Half by Failures BOWMANVILLE, Ontario – Rounds 8 and 9 of the Pirelli World Challenge Series at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park came down to two tires for Team Cadillac: one, on Andy Pilgrim’s No. 8 […]

O’Connell Delivers Detroit Sweep for Team Cadillac in Cadillac V-Series Challenge at Belle Isle

Mid-Race Pass Leads to Detroit Double for Johnny O; Pilgrim Solid in Fourth during Round 7 of Pirelli World Challenge Series – Wily Veteran Passes Porsche for Third Victory of Season – CTS-V Pushes Manufacturer Points Lead to Nine – O’Connell, Pilgrim Running Away with Driver Points DETROIT – If you drive a Cadillac in […]