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UPCOMING EVENTS

Porsche 550 Spyder

Classic Days at Schloss Dyck 2014
August 01-03, 2014
Schloss Dyck and Conservation of Palace and Park, Jüchen, Germany
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Called The largest automobile Garden Party - the Classic and Motor Festival held at Schloss Dyck and Conservation of Palace and Park.

This year the event is dedicated to the memory of one very famous racing driver of the golden age of auto racing, Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips,



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Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014
August 14-17, 2014
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In the hills just east of Monterey California at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

This year, Maserati, is the featured marque of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as it is celebrating its centennial year. Sir Stirling Moss and Maserati haveties from the 1950's years of competition. This year is the 60th anniversary of his drive in the Maserati 250F, as well as the year of Sir Stirling's 85th birthday.



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Pebble Beach
Concours d'Elegance®, 2014

August 17, 2014
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The 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, August 17, at The Lodge at Pebble Beach will again field the over-the-top collection of automobiles that has helped shape the car as we know it today.

Maserati, will take center stage at this years event and make note of the first 100 years of Maserati cars.

Other marques slated for the lawn are; Ruxtons, Tatras, postwar Rolls-Royce Phantoms, and the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas, antique steamers and automobiles with the elegant coachwork of Fernandez et Darrin.



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At auction with Bonhams at Monterey Motorsports Reunion Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a Ferrari 250 GTO sn-3851GT 1962
Monterey/Pebble Beach Automotive Week
August 9 - 10, 2014

Bonhams returns to the Monterey Pre-Reunion for the fifth consecutive year showcasing auction cars at its Turn 4 chalet in the race paddock. Several other cars will join the Ferrari 250 GTO for visitors to inspect before they go on final display prior to the auction beginning.

This GTO is the 17th 250 GTO. The first owner was Jo Schlesser a 34-year-old French privateer ran the 1962 Tour de France Automobile, with co-driver French skiing champion Henri Oreiller covereing 3,418 miles and finished second overall.

An overwhelming number of beautiful cars will be raced at their top speed around the historic and world class Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track set in the beautiful hills above the Monterey Bay.
Image Credit: Bonhams Photo Courtesy of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 2014

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1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale Tre Posti

1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale Tre Posti
Image Credit: Brian Henniker Photo Courtesy of Gooding & Company

Tre Posti, a three-passenger sporting coupe, which places the driver in the center of the car, slightly in front of a passenger seats flanking each side. The Ferrari is a prototype based on the racing Ferrari 365 P2. The Ferrari came about through a unique collaboration between Enzo Ferrari, Sergio Pininfarina, and Luigi Chinetti in 1966 and the last car made by Pininfarina for a private client.

The Tre Posti lavish interior has a seamlessly integrated chrome roll bar, competition pedal box, and gated shifter, an expansive moon roof with state-of-the-art bronze-tinted glass. Other signature Pininfarina styling cues are covered headlamps, classic egg-crate grille and sweeping rear sails. The 365 P Berlinetta Speciale is outstanding in the coachbuilt Ferraris and elegant, enduring sports car designs of the 1960s.

Gooding & Company will offer this mechanical treasure during the Pebble Beach Auctions this August.
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Concorso Italiano

Concorso Italiano 2014
Concours, Car Show and Party

August 16, 2014
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Concorso Italiano moves back to the Black Horse Golf Club at Marina there in the Monterey Bay Area

The Maserati Club International will be at the Concorso to celebrate the 100 years of Maserati.

Atelier Zagato Productions will display a very special collection of Zagato cars and Zagato bodied models.



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Pebble Beach, California
Pebble Beach Automotive Week in 2014

August 14-16, 2014

Two new events scheduled for the Pebble Beach Automotive Week in 2014. The Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum presented by Credit Suisse and the Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo.

Pebble Beach RetroAuto, now in its tenth year, will change locations and join up to help anchor these 2 new events.

The Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum will feature luminaries of the automotive world discussing the most pertinent topics facing the collector car world today.

More importantly these Must-see panels and interviews will take place from Thursday, August 14 through Saturday, August 16 in a special pavilion on the edge of the first fairway of The Links at Spanish Bay, most of which will be open to the public without fee.

Forum speakers confirmed to date include racing greats Jochen Mass, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart; designers Chris Bangle, Moray Callum, Shiro Nakamura, Ed Welburn and Andrea Zagato; respected appraisers and vintage car racers Leigh and Leslie Keno; media leaders Wayne Carini and Keith Martin; and respected collectors Miles Collier, Manvendra Singh Barwani and Derek Hill.



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Alvarado Street, Monterey, California
Monterey/Pebble Beach Automotive Week

August 8, 2014
between 5 and 7 p.m.

Race Cars on the road
Historic downtown at Alvarado Street, Monterey will be an outdoor motorsports museum between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Police will escort a fantastic selection of historic race cars from the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, down Highway 68 to the beautiful Old Monterey where they will be on display for the downtown community to freely walk among the race cars, take pictures beside them and ask questions of their owners.

Over the this weekend these same cars and many, many more exotic, loud, fast, and beautiful cars will be raced at their top speed around the historic and world class Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track set in the beautiful hills above the Monterey Bay.



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Salon Privé 2014
September 3-5, 2014
Syon Park, London, UK
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The only motor show in the UK to focus purely on Supercars, Hypercars, Megacars and Concept cars.

For those that enjoy all things extravagant, and let's face it, who doesn't if you're a car buff? And you happen to be in the London area early September, then you must work your way to Syon House, and is 20 minute taxi ride from Heathrow.



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Concours of Elegance, Hampton Court Palace 2014
September 5-7, 2014
Syon Park, London, UK
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"Fountain and Ferrari's" A beautiful event including an amazing display of Maserati's, Bentley's along with other coach built exotica.

The Concours Entry List is expansive in its diversity and so far reveled cars running from a 1896 Lutzmann and the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Targa Florio 1973 Targa Florio Winner to ....



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Goodwood Revival 2014
September 12-14, 2014
Goodwood Estate, UK
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The Goodwood Revival is a show; A show with speed, machines, noise and color.

This year the roar and thunder of the American small block V8s will come to the grounds with a grid of pre-1966 vintage cars for the Shelby Cup race, a line of the likes of Mustangs, Falcons andBarracudas. Also the thunder will continue with GT40s, Lola T70s, and Lister Knobblys.



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LATEST EVENTS


Autódromo Termas de Rio Hondo Argentina

FIA WTCC Argentina 2014
August 2-3, 2014
Autódromo Termas de Rio, Hondo, Argentina
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FIA WTCC Sports car race.

Dušan Borković problems with FIA Technical officials continue. Jose Maria Lopez, triumphs in both races



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Kruševac 2014
July 26, 2014
Cokotin Hill, Ševac, Serbia
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This is racing like it was back in the 1950s and 1960s.

Sports Car Club "Sprint Racing" of Kruševac, in Southern Serbia, organized the International mountain race "Kruševac 2014". This event is scored for FIA CEZ (Central European Zone) Championship Hill Climb Championship FIA CEZ for historic vehicles (Historic) and Open and National Championship of Serbia of 2014.



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Serbian Drift Championship, at Ada Huja 2014
July, 2014
Belgrade, Serbia
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The karting track Ada Huja hosted the long race Drift Championship event of Serbia



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Formula Predator Trofeo Italia Car Race 2014
June 26-28, 2014
Belgrade, Serbia
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Racing Formula Predator Trofeo Italia at Grobnik near Rijeke, Vladan Slavković driving for Team Serbia, won his class finishing 9th overall and Nenad Arsenijević won on Sunday, in class finishing 11th, overall out of 21 competitors.



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Third Tesla Rally FIA Alternative Energies Cup 2014 Serbia
July 8-11, 2014
Belgrade, Serbia
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The 3rd Tesla Rally started in Andrićgrad, Serbian Republic - BH, the run was 508 kilometers overall with 210 km of special regulatory tests, and ran through the attractive areas of Mokre Gore, Tare, Bajine Bašte, Divčibara, Obrenovca, Mladenovca, Sopota, and ending in front of the hotel Metropol Palace in Belgrade.



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Le Mans Classic 2014
Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans
July 4 - 6, 2014
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The Le Mans Classic is run every 2 years. It is in its seventh running and is a retrospective of the current 24hr Le Mans and a demonstration of what was run in the past.

... the motto of 24 hours is, "...to Win at Le Mans, you have to Finish at Le Mans..." and this is true even for the old gentleman racers ...



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Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood House and Lord March will again host the world famous Festival of Speed
June 26 - 29, 2014
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'Addicted to Winning - The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport' is the notable theme for third 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Bentley's five Le Mans wins in the 1920s, the supremacy of the Silver Arrows in the 1930s and Juan Manuel Fangio's five Formula 1 world titles in the 1950s. Jim Clark and Lotus in the 1960s, Porsche's 16 Le Mans wins between 1970 and 1998, and Sebastien Loeb's nine straight World Rally Championships this Century, all have rewritten the standards of their day.

The annual Hillclimb event is a true celebration of motor sport and all things automotive.



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Spa Summer Classic 2014
Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Spa, Belgium
June 27 - 29, 2014
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The Belgian classic car event and Clasic car races at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit

The Spa Summer Classic is the ideal pure circuit race meeting to watch, hear and smell the machines of past decades.



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NASCAR Sonoma Raceway Toyota/Save Mart 350 2014
Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
June 20 - 22, 2014
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NASCAR still has the ROAR!

Sonoma Raceway is one of the 2 road-course tracks on the NASCAR schedule and with its challenging hills and off camber turns it gives the drivers their biggest challenges.

There are driver meetings and signings so come out and don't miss a thing.

This track has action!!



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Le Mans 24Hr 2014,
Le Mans Circuit, Le Mans, France
June 14 - 15, 2014

This year, 2014, saw a big change as it fields cars with new power delivery systems. Last year the 'Deltawing' ran setting of a new category called "Garage 56" to allow new cutting edge concepts the chance to prove them under high stress racing conditions.

The 2014 Winers and Categories are:......



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Novi Sad 2014
Path Mišeluk
Novi Sad, Serbia
June 15, 2014

After several years of absence, auto-racing returned to Novi Sad. The Auto Sports Club Petro Max from Novi Sad sponsored a race at the traffic loop Mišeluk.



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Goodwood Breakfast Club Soft Top Sunday at Goodwood
Goodwood Estate
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
June 1, 2014

Goodwood's own breakfasts gathering.



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FIA World Touring Car Championship
Salzburgring
Salzburg, Austria
May 23-25, 2014





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Crystal Palace Sprint 2014
Crystal Palace
London, UK
May 25, 2014





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Ferrari Challenge Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway 2014
Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca,
Monterey, California
May 16 - 18, 2014





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Sumadijski Rally 2014
Mladenovac
Serbia
May 7 - 8, 2014

Off Road Competition



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Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival 2014,
Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma California
May 16 - 18, 2014

The Sonoma Historic Motorsport Festival one of the best ways to spend a weekend. At your pleasure is the wonderful and historic Sonoma Raceway, once call Sears Point. This is the track that has play host to NASCAR, INDYCAR and top level racing over the years.

The Sonoma Historic Motorsport Festival is a laid back form of racing like in the olden days. The same cars and in many cases the same drivers are present for anyone to look over and engage in conversation with.

All this just for the price of a ticket. And you have three days of this!

So give up the TV and come out and 'FEEL THE SOUND"



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Spa-Classic, The Belgian classic car event and Clasic car races at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit
Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
May 16 - 18, 2014
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
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Spa Classic was first held in 2011 and it has grown and maturated over the years. Spa Classic plays Homage to the race of endurance, that is the famous Spa Francorchamps 24 Hours for Touring Cars.



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Round 2 in the World Endurance Championship
Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
May 3 - 5, 2014
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
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A foggy, rainy day in the Ardennes.

Former F1 Pilot Mark WEBBER, driving with Timo BERNHARD, Brendon HARTLEY in the new Porsche 919 Hybrid has less than a great day and finishes 23



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Tudor United SportsCar Championship, round 4
Laguna Seca, USA
May 3 - 5, 2014
Monterey, California
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The 4th round of the Tudor United Sports Car Championship was the first running at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

This event replaces the ALM race series of the past and guarantees new and exciting racing. The series brings two styles of cars, prototype and GT to the track.

Also on the weekend, The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, with the Mazda MX-5 Cup cars, IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series



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FIA World Touring Car Championship
Slovakia Ring
May 10, 2014
Bratislava, Slovakia
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The Slovakiaring Circirt is 5922 meters, and race 1 and race 2 runs for 9 laps.

The winner of the first race was Sebastien Loeb. Also on the podium as runner-up and third-placed drivers, Jose Maria Lopez and Norbert Michelisz. Due to a false start,Yvan Muller was was punished by passing through the pit lane.

Unlike the previous two days, when they were driving training and qualifications runs, race day was marked by rain, which at the start of the race developed into a real flood.



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Super Car Sunday Breakfast Club at Goodwood
Goodwood Motor Circuit
May 5, 2014
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
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The ninth year the Breakfast Club

A 'free to all' event. Goodwood's own organic breakfasts'

In its ninth year, the event has grown, with cars parked down the pit lane from the Chicane to Madgwick Corner and in the Paddock too.



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World Endurance Championship LMP1,
Silverstone, Great Britain
April 18 - 20, 2014

The newly formed Porsche Team with the two Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans Prototypes had a good first day of practice at the Silverstone Circuit, where the first round of the 2014 World Endurance Championship (WEC) is taking place as a six-hour race.

Mark Webber: "Operationally it was a very rewarding day for the guys with two smooth sessions with both cars, which is very important for us at this early stage. With every lap we do we're learning a lot. We've got some performance to find, but we know what we need to work on. The team did a great job in getting a lot of the boxes ticked in terms of reliability and some other things we were a bit concerned about getting right today. I always love driving here at Silverstone, it's a beautiful track and it's great to be back here again with a roof over my head for the first time since 1998. I am used to having better visibility in the F1 car, so that was something to get used to as with the closed cockpit the visibility is a bit more restricted. I have already got a little bit of that endurance feeling, with a lot of different little things which I have clocked in my memory. I'm still a bit of a rookie to be honest, but I'm really enjoying it."



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Classic Remise Düsseldorf
Seasons Opening

Oldtimer Garage Classic Remise

April 12, 2014
Düsseldorf, Germany
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This is real world sports car racing at its best. In my experience the best world class car racing available.

Classic Remise Düsseldorf is a Vintage Car Storage Building which was formerly a Locomotive shed.

Classic Remise is also Home of some Vintage Car Dealers, Service and Restauration Enterprises.



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Ferrari Challenge
Sonoma Raceway
April 25 - 27, 2014
Sonoma, California
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This is real world sports car racing at its best. In my experience the best world class car racing available.

Amateurs driving one of the best racing cars made, the Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO on one of the most challenging track. This is a one-class racing series showcased around the world. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!



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Sydney - London Marathon Classic Rally 2014 Stops in Belgrade, Serbia
Sydney to London
April 12 - May 11, 2014
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The London to Sydney Marathon is running again in 2014, called "The Big One" and made a stop in Belgrade, Serbia, from where our photojournalist Ljubomir Ivanovic sends these photos. It last ran in 2004.

This Classic Rally has become a show and is held as a Tribute to the World Marathon Rally



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California Mille
San Francisco, California
April 27 - May 1, 2014
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1000 mile Vintage Car and Classic Car Tour and motoring event through Northen California over 4 days



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FIA WTCC
Circuit Paul Ricard
April 19 - 20, 2014
Castellet, France
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Circuit Paul Ricard was host for the first time the only French round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship on April 19th and 20th 2014

The second round of the FIA WTCC 2014 season, placed more than 20 cars on the 3.8 km circuit



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Dusan Duce Borkovića Maroco 2014

Dusan Borkovićfinishes sixth in the FIA WTCC race at Maroco

Racecar Driver from Serbia, Dusan Borkovićshowed excellent performance in the races at Morocco, on the track in Marrakesh running in the FIA WTCC (World Touring Car Championship 2014 season. This is his first season in the competition and is driving a Chevrolet Cruze TC1 for NIS Petrol by Campos Racing Team.
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Essen Techno Classica 2014
April 27-30, 2014
Messe Essen, Germany
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Techno-Classica at Messe Essen is the centrepiece of the worldwide classic car market. In 2014, the premier global fair for classic vehicles once again confirmed this reputation in an impressive way: Around 190,000 automobile enthusiasts streamed into the fair halls and on to the outdoor site.



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8th Annual Meeting of the Association of Historians of Motoring
April 11, 2014
Belgrade, Serbia
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Participants came from Sweden, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and host country Serbia. The event was extremely well attended.

The oldest vehicale in the rally was a 1918 Packard truck produced in America. The owner of this truck is Sait Hadzic, a famous collector vintage vehicles from Belgrade, Serbia.



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Inaugural Desert Concorso, 2014
March 30, 2014
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The inaugural Desert Concorso, in Palm Desert California is the latest venture by the wonderful people that put on the famous Concorso Italiano in the Monterey Bay Area of California during the great 'Car Week' each August. So why the Desert Concorso? Why not? Great cars, great sun. What could be better?

The brand new lifestyle event will celebrate European Automobiles, Fashion, Food, Music and Style in sunny Palm Desert



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NASCAR Auto Club Speedway 2014
March 23, 2014
Kyle Busch wins NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway
Kyle Busch crosses the green-white-checker finish in first place, with Kyle Larson and Kurt Busch following.

Jimmy Johnson led the race 104 laps and was set to win, but on lap 8 the tire goes and moves him back to 24th. Not his day.
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BG Car Show 2014 Belgrade Fair, Belgrade, Serbia
March 14, 2014
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In celebration for upcoming BG Car Show 2014, the AMSS ( Auto Moto Association of Serbia ) booth displayed two exceptional cars to announce the upcoming "eco Third Tesla rally" that will run under the framework of the FIA Alternative Energies Cup of 2014.
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Tesla Model S 2014 Testdrive Sunnyvale CA
March, 2014
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I went to Sunnyvale and saw the Future.
The Tesla Model S is a cruiser, roomy, and quiet with a great ride. Read more...



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Mikica Vesnić runs a 2012 Toyota GT86
February, 2014
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Mikica Vesnić, 2013 FIA Central European Zone Circuit Champion, runs a 2012 Toyota GT86 around the Serbian National Drivers Academy, NAVAK's track.



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Crossing The Old Paris - Winter 2014
January, 1, 2014
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Vintage cars driving from the Château de Vincennes through the heart of Parisian heritage

They pass in front of the most beautiful monuments: Places Daumesnil Vosges Vendôme, Concorde, the Etoile Trocadero ...



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Ferdinand Porsche - The Heritage
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Autoworld Museum in Brussels displays several of Ferdinand Porsche's early vehicles and designs.



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Autosport International 2014
NEC
Birmingham, UK
6-12 - January 2014
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The heavily motorsport populated area around Birmingham, is home to over 3,500 companies employing 40,000 workers, which includes eight of the worlds 11 Formula One teams. On the agenda of the leading motorsport decision makers and engineers will be networking, and engaging in technology transfer

Ben Bowlby, designer of the ground-breaking DeltaWing sports car, Lord Drayson, former Minister of Science, and Fabrice Lom, the FIA's Head of Powertrain will be exploring the 'Going Green' concept.



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Porsche Electric to Electric Autoworld Brussels
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In between the 1900's and the 2010's Porsche (& Co) have made some rather impressive cars ... but they are finally returning to their roots with a new rip snortin' track tearin' air splittin' hybrid they dubbed the 918 Spyder ... this little beastie busted so many records on the Nurburging that the time keepers are still trying to update the record books ...

But I am intrigued by the conceit of this event, pairing the old and the new ... old: hub mounted electric motor for efficiency and low rolling resistance (get the motive power where it is needed).



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REPORTS & STORIES

Formula Predator 2014

Formula Predator 2014; Team Predator in Belgrade, Serbia

Serbian drivers, Vladan Slavković and Nenad Arsenijević will be competing in Formula Predator in the Trofeo Italia (www.predators.it) series.

Vladan Slavković (1956) was Yugoslavian chanpion in 1980 Formula Super V driving a formula Lola T620. Now he works in NAVAK-in (National Driving Academy), as head coach.

Nenad Arsenijević (1976) is a long-time competitor who competed in the Championship of Serbia in Yugo-class hybrid driving a Yugo 55.
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Original Owner - Minor In California

With all of this talk about upgrading Morris Minors, there is still a good case for driving a good running unmodified Minor, as long as your requirements don't exceed the capabilities of the car. The original Minor 1000, introduced in 1957, and the 1098 cc version built between 1964 and 1971 are competent, well engineered little motors that are easy to repair and find parts for. Well kept, they should provide economical transportation forever.
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Feibusch's 50 Biz Coupe

The car was stored in Santa Rosa for a few months until they set up a garage at home, then they drove it over 500 miles south to Venice Beach (Los Angeles) without one bit of trouble - Used no oil and got 17mpg.

They have been driving it weekly since and it is quite a hit at cruise nights as it stands out amongst the sea of Fords and Chevies. They replaced the springs (NOS) and shocks and changed the oil - That's it!
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A Brief History Of The Motor Car

No one is quite sure when or who invented the first motor vehicle we know that Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz built experimental cars as early as 1885 and that Benz was the first to manufacture and sell his vehicles to the general public. However, as early as 1873 an Austrian engineer built three gasoline driven cars that were tested and achieved a speed in excess of five miles an hour...
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Porsche Macan 2015

The Porsche Macan was the centerpiece for parties around the world as Porsche demonstrates that it is now building a full-model-line of cars.

AllCarCentral's friends at The local Michael Stead Porsche Dealership in Walnut Creek, California, invited us to come to their un-veiling party and our man in Belgrade, Serbia, Ljubomir Ivanovic, joined the party on an island in an area called Ada.
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Porsche Museum Sound Night 2013

Porsche Museum Sound Night 2013 was held at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart Zuffenhausen for the third time in History on October 26th.

This Year, Visitor could listen to the Engines of Porsche 356 B Carrera GT "Dreikantschaber", Porsche 904/8, Porsche 911 R, Porsche 917/30, Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0, Porsche 934, Porsche 935/78, Porsche 936, Porsche 924 GTP, Porsche 961, Porsche 911 GT1 and finally Porsche 991 RSR.
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What was the most popular car ever produced

Please note the question was... "The most popular", not the largest production or the highest sales figures... Simply what car for reasons possibly unknown, attracted the highest level of interest in the motoring world perhaps creating thoughts of wishful ownership, coupled with such comments "One day I will get one of those".. Some may say the E Type Jaguar that took the motoring world by storm from the moments it hit the commercial car market.

Others may well choose the original Mustang...
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A look-back at the Microcars of the 1950s & 1960s

The market at that time consisted of three major manufacturers all German. My vehicle...The BMV Isetta that came with an option of either a single or double drive wheel at the rear....

Returning to the auction a 1958 FMR Tg 500 Tiger hit the top of the sales list at a cool $280,000. If you are not quite familiar with this car let me simply say that it looks just like a Messerschmitt...
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FORD A Brief Review The Early Years

Without doubt the name FORD is known all over the world. There is hardly a country where some example of a Ford Vehicle is not either made, sold or being driven. In the history of achievement there can be no better example of commercial success, but such success did not come easily. Henry Ford built his first automobile in 1896 while working for the Detroit Electric Company.
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More on Ford Company in the 1940s

With Henry Ford and his empire there was virtually nothing that this man would not tackle, from mass produced cars that left his factories at a rate of one every twenty minutes to military tanks that took a little longer! What most people do not know is that Ford built a special production plant at Willow Run... Michigan, the largest building in the world under one roof, to build the B 24 bomber.
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Mikica Vesnić 2014

Serbian driver, Milovan Vesnić is moving to Paul Ricard, in France where he drives the first races in the FIA ETCC (European Touring Car Cup) of 2014. The 2014 season will be held in five races,over five racing weekends in which he will drive in two races.
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A Watkins Glen Story

Writer Geoff Wheatley tells about an encounter with Sr. Sterling Moss at Watkins Glen back in 1988
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Early Chrysler History

A look at the early days of Chrysler History
Walter Chrysler started his automobile career with Charles Nash, the year 1911. That relationship also ended when Chrysler raised enough money to purchase two existing automobile companies...Chalmers and Maxwell.
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Fake Cars

Automotive writer Geoff Wheatley takes a look at the booming classic car market
and the car forgery market it has spawned.
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2015 Porsche Targa

A short History on the Porsche Targa
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Spa Summer Classics 2012

AllCarCentral's great friend and contributor, Patrick Wheeler, shares his photos and story of his journey to and around the Spa Circuit during the classic car race back in 2012. This is a must read, as Patrick's style gets to the point of all that he confronts. Brilliant!
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Cars of the Future May Not be Treasures of the Past

I recall the same comments some years ago when BMW produced the then new mid engine MG.F (Later to be revamped into a modern MGTF) Today this once popular car is now the problem child of the so-called new generation of sports cars in fact you can't give them away in the UK where they first saw the light of day. Unlike my sixty year old TD that I can work on with a set of wrenches and a screwdriver, the modern sports car with its computer controlled engine is beyond the average owner's ability and certainly could not be renovated in their home garage.

In simple terms the success of these old cars is that we, the current owners, can keep those on the road like our fathers did and I hope our grandchildren will. I am not in any way belittling the modern vehicle which is comfortable, fast, reliable and nice to own but to suggest that these are the classic cars of the future is a touch ambitious.
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Electric Vehicle Race
Berlin, Germany

At the international motor vehicle exhibition in Berlin, Germany, a race for electric vehicles over a distance of 40 km was run as a test to the performance of all electric vehicles.

The route provided significant challenges with gradients and the rules demanded the course to be run with three passengers on board. Ferdinand Porsche running at speeds as high as 35 km/h crossed the finish line in the new Porsche "P1" 18 minutes ahead of the next competitor.

The date of the race was; September 28, 1899, 116 years ago.
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Essen Techno Classica 2012
Essen, Germany

Writer and photographer Patrick Wheeler shares his take on his visit to the top shelf classic auto show in Essen from back in 2012.

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Mullin Automotive Museum
Oxnard, California

Jack Carpenter shares his images from his visit to the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California back in October of 2013.

The Mullin Automotive Museum highlights the art deco and the machine age magnificent automobiles.

It is home to some of the finest historic French automobiles and representative decorative art from the 1920s and 1930s. For the Gallery of Images: Enter Here



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Mullin Automotive Museum 2013
Oxnard, California

Jack Carpenter's collection of images from his visit to the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard, California in October of 2013.

The Murphy Auto Museum provides a collection of vintage cars and new evolving displays. For the Gallery of Images: Enter Here



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Belgrade April 1975 Rally

Ljubomir Ivanovic shares a story of his rally experience from back in 1975

It is believed that the 1970's was the golden age of motoring in the former Yugoslavia. Particularly three championship Rally's on circular paths and mountain trails.
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Geoff Wheatley Takes a look at Electric Vehicles

Don't know about you but I am getting a little tired of all this talk about: Electric/Semi Electric/Assisted Electric/ vehicles. We have had them for the past one hundred or more years and they seemed to fit the need both then and now providing you don't want to go too far and have no desire for a fast trip!
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Patrick Wheeler on a run over the Le Route Napoleon in November of 2013

Still morning mists in the vallees and this is one of the last weekends one could do this run hard, the verglas (black ice) warning signs are frequent ...

Just looking at the GPS is enough to cause raptures, the kidney shapes behind were just as good as the ones ahead, pavement in prime condition, largely open road, not a care in the world ...
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Patrick Wheeler on a run over the Furka Pass in October of 2013

To say this is a route of legend, well, it does not do it justice...

Here the mountains have captured the rain and every other rock has sprouted a cascade that whishes and tumbles and rumbles and slips and shooshes over the polished stone... would only miss this if the dwarven route promises a visit to their treasury, as far as I can tell, all the dwarven gold has found its way to the trees on the mountain side...
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TEST DRIVES

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All Car Central's Driving Impressions 2015 Jaguar F Type R Coupe
Marin Luxury Cars, Corte Madera, California
May 2013
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This car has 3 things going for it. The lines. The power. The Sound.

The R has a 550 hp Supercharged V8 engine pushing a sleek 3,558 lb. aluminum bodied car from 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds using a 8-speed "QuickShift" ZF© automatic transmission to get the power to the rear wheels.

The overall sensation of commanding this piece of moving 'Art' through traffic is as thrilling as it is looking at this "Cat's" lines.



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2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT Auto Test Drive
December 2013
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We did a driving experience of the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT Auto over 7 days and found it to be a very capable car, in town and on the freeway.

On the freeway, the Cruze was easy to control, not experiencing any wind or buffeting from the larger trucks and had good power to move around the traffic.



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All Car Central's Range Rover Sport 2014 Test Drive
Land Rover, Corte Madera, California
October 2013
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Moving the 5,000 Lb. Sport, with 4 people inside, out of the parking lot David stepped down hard on the right peddle. Head Rush! This 4 door, 4 wheel drive off-road capable vehicle will do 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.0 sec. Impressive! David explained that the new Sport was an all aluminum monocoque constructed

One feature that grabbed my attention was the 'parking-space-finder'. Select this feature as you drive along the crowed streets and the Sport would 'keep an eye out' for a parking space and position itself and park.



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All Car Central's 2014 Jaguar F Type Test Drive
Marin Luxury Cars, Corte Madera, California
April 2013
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The F Type is said to be the car to follow in the tire tracks of legendary E Type, and its successor. I have 2 lines of thought on that. First the E Type style wise, was completely over the top for its time, as was the XK 120. The F Type, although completely striking, is just one very beautiful car. Design wise, the details make the F Type.

The Driving Day at Marin Luxury Cars was a big deal and there were a lot of people wanting to have a go at the F Type. Our good friend Paige Casamento had created a real show to present the Stunning Jaguar and part of the show was a real Cheetah. Not the racecar from the 1960's but a real cat named Tango, from Project Survival's Cat Haven. I think that Tango is a real nice pussycat, although a large one. The Jaguar however is a beast. Especially the V8S.



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All Car Central's Volvo C30 K-PAX Test Drive
Volvo Marin, Corte Madera, California
April 2013
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I had my choice of cars on the lot. "How about something exciting I suggested". "How about that?" asked the Sales manager, pointing to a smallish white 2 door hatch back setting in the middle of the showroom floor. "This is a C30 with a K-PAX Racing, 'Racing Edition Package' installed."

The K-PAX Racing, C30 is not your Uncles Volvo. Nor is it a car for the beginning driver.



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All Car Central's 2013 Jaguar XK Test Drive
Marin Luxury Cars, Corte Madera, California
March 2013
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The XK moves easily and quietly through the back streets and allows good visibility and with the rear camera and parking guidelines showing on the screen makes it a nice urban car. The ample rear area will allow passengers but best for short distance or for easily reached storage. The large rear trunk or boot will solve any cargo needs. I would say this is a fantastic car for touring with 2 people. Roomy, powerful, and great looking. More...



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ALL CAR NEWS

5.18.14 Sir Jack Brabham. The Racing World has lost one more of the Great Gentlemen of the Golden Age of Racing.

Sir Brabham passed away at his home in Gold Coast, Australia on Monday. Jack Brabham was a three-time Formula 1 World Champion, and his 1966 world title made him the only driver to be crowned champion in a car bearing his own name.

Jack Brabham and his partner, Ron Tauranac built and raced formula and sports racing cars. Ron built the cars and Jack would race. They sold cars to clients to support the racing efforts. Just like that guy did with red cars in Italy, except Jack kept racing them.

Jack even flew his own airplane, sometimes flying back to England to get parts or an engine during the race-setup days.

The latest benchmark for street car performance is a lap-time of Nürburgring's Nordschleife's 12.9 Mile (20,600 meters) circuit:
Current fastest lap record holder is Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 #956-007 racecar in 1983, at 6:11.13 (6 minutes,11.13 seconds)
Latest posted times:
Porsche 918; 6:57. 9.2013
Dodge Viper ACR; 7:12:13 9.2011


Ferrari  number 555 458 GT

1.30.14 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona:
The 60th year for Ferrari started with a win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in GTD class. The Ferrari number 555 458 GT driven by Townsend Bell, Jeff Segal, Alessandro Pier Guidi, Scott Tucker, Bill Sweedle of Level 5 Motorsports reached the 660th and final lap for a class win, giving Ferrari its 10th victory at Daytona and its first Rolex 24 win since 1998. Image sorce: Ferrari North America

1.25.14 76th win at Daytona for Porsche
Stuttgart:
The GTLM class Porsche 911 RSR fielded by Porsche North America, and Richard Lietz (Austria), Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Patrick Pilet (France), Porsche works drivers, have won the fiercely contested class at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

This gives Porsche its 76th class victory at the endurance race in Florida.

Porsche keeps extending its record as the most successful racing manufacturer. The debut of theTudor United SportsCar Championship at The 24 hour race at Daytona marks the new sports car race series in the USA and Canada.

1.27.14 National Motorsports Press Association, Concord, N.C.
Just inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association NASCAR Hall of Fame are Mario Andretti, the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 and the Formula One world championship, Ray Evernham, a championship-winning crew chief and former NASCAR team owner, and award-winning journalist Steve Waid.


1.5.14 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship • Getting ready for the new Race series that will replace the IMSA ALM; the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is set to run its inaugural race; "The Rolex 24 At Daytona" (Jan. 25-26) at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. • The Teams signed up as of end of November are:
Action Express Racing Drivers: Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi Class: P • Alex Job Racing; Drivers: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen; Class: GTD • Team Seattle/AJR; Drivers: Ian James, Mario Farnbacher; Class: GTD • Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates; Drivers: Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas; Class: P • Dempsey Racing; Drivers: Patrick Dempsey, TBA; Class: GTD • Extreme Speed Motorsports; Drivers: Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel; Johannes van Overbeek, Ed Brown; Class: P • Flying Lizard Motorsports; Drivers: TBA; Class: GTD • GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing; Drivers: Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty; Class: P • Magnus Racing; Drivers: Andy Lally, John Potter; Class: GTD • Mazda Motorsports; Drivers: TBA; Class: P • MOMO NGT Motorsport; Drivers: Henrique Cisneros, Kuba Giermaziak; Class: GTD • Muscle Milk Pickett Racing; Drivers: TBA; Class: PC • Paul Miller Racing; Drivers: Bryce Miller, TBA; Class: GTD • Riley Motorsports; Drivers: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen; Class: GTD • PORSCHE NORTH AMERICA; Drivers: TBA; Class: GTLM • RSR Racing; Drivers: Bruno Junqueira, Duncan Ende; Chris Cumming, TBD; Class: PC • Team Falken Tire; Drivers: Bryan Sellers, Wolf Henzler; Class: GTLM • Wayne Taylor Racing; Drivers: Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor; Class: P

7.16.13 Gooding & Company's 10th Anniversary Pebble Beach Auctions on August 17 and 18, 2013 Announces several highly sought after competition cars in its starting line-up.

The 2013 auction to include a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta, a 1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk 1, a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Competition Roadster, a 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione, a 1990 Ferrari F40 LM, a 1956 Maserati 150S, and cars from the estate of renowned collector and race driver, Thomas Mittler.


6.23.13 Martin Truex wins NASCAR at Sonoma
Martin Truex overcomes a long spell and finally finds a win at Somona.

The Sonoma favorite, Jeff Gordon finishes 2nd.

NASCAR
Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway 2013

Finishing order:
1. Martin Truex
2. Jeff Gordon
3. Carl Edwards
4. Kurt Bush
5. Clint Bowyer


6.23.13 James Hinchcliffe wins INDACAR at Iowa
James Hinchcliffe ran a strong race and mostly had no challenge on the short oval. With a big lead of about 1.4 seconds over Ryan Hunter-Reay the win was in the bag.

Tony Kanaan pulls off a pas on Ed Carpenter with one lap to go for a 3 Place finish.

INDYCAR at Iowa Corn Indy 250 Newton, IA 2013

Finishing order:
1. James Hinchcliffe
2. Ryan Hunter-Reay
3. Tony Kanaan
4. Ed Carpenter
5. Graham Rahal


5.26.13 INDYCAR - INDY 500 May 26, 2013:
1. Kanaan; 2. Munoz; 3. Hunter-Reay; 4. Andretti; 5. Wilson. With a yellow flag removed at 4 laps to go, Tony Kanaan made the pass into the lead, but Rahal hit the wall with 3 laps to the end and brought out the last yellow setting up the pace car to lead the field across the finish line, thus ending a record-braking day of passes for the lead. Records; 14 leaders; 69 lead changes and average speed 187.433 MPH.


5.6.13 Donington Park, UK:

Christian Devereux
Motor sports and racing has always been a dangerous thing and maybe that is why so many of us are drawn to it. But sadness overcomes all when one of our friends falls victim to racings many dangers.

Masters Historic Racing confirms that an accident during the Masters Pre-66 Touring Car race at Donington Park May 5, competitor Christian Devereux had succumbed to his injuries.

Masters Historic Racing is a European organizer of historic racing events in the UK, Spain, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany.


5.5.13 NASCAR Talladega Superspeedway: Talladega, Ala.
David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports team mate David Gilliland both driving Fords finished First and Second in a rain delayed wreck plagued race that ran into darkness.

David Gilliland gave Ragan a push from behind to propel his teammate into the lead at the finish line and then followed him into the record books. The dramatic finish came after a restart from a multi-car crash that had cars flying upside down and landing on other cars. The tightly bunched drivers discovered in the last laps, that the new cars are not capable of running over 190 mph through the turns with 4 and 5 cars side by side.


4.30.13 Monterey, California:
The 2013 Concorso Italiano this August 16th 2013, in Monterey, California, for its Classic Ferrari Display will feature the 246 GTS Dino and older models. This display has been the site of great gatherings of many special Ferrari models, one large collection of GTO's come to mind


4.7.13 Martinsville, VA:
NASCAR Martinsville Speedway 2013.
Jimmie Johnson driving one of the fastest cars on the track maintained the lead most of the race and held off last lap challenges from Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon.

Rookie Danica Patrick started the race in the last row do to an engine change but worked her way into a very respectable 12 place finish that ended with a drag-race to the line in her first time at the challenging Martinsville track. Danica also did a pass on her team owner, Tony Stewart in the later laps.

Kurt Bush lost his brakes near the end and wisely put the car into the wall to bring it to a safe stop, but setting off a spectacular fire in the engine compartment.

Top 5: 1- Jimmie Johnson; 2- Clint Bowyer; 3- Jeff Gordon; 4- Kasey Kahne; 5- Kyle Busch.


3.29 Goodwood, UK:
The 2013 Festival of Speed is looking at the 'best' of the first 20 years of this world class motor sport and car culture event. Looking back at the events, special happenings, great cars and famous drivers that have been on its field and track over the 20 years since 1993, will surely create a memorable weekend.

Top works F1 teams are already on-board, including McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, Lotus, Caterham and Marussia.

McLaren Racing, will showoff a number of championship-winning cars from Formula One, Can-Am, Indy and Le Mans in marking its first 50 Years.


3.26 Monterey, California:
Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca:

More than 500 Historic Race Cars have been accepted for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion scheduled to take place this August 16 through 18 at Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

The Chevrolet Corvette is the featured marque and the Chevrolet Motor Division will be on site to celebrate the marque's 60th anniversary and 50th anniversary of the Corvette Grand Sport. Out of the Corvettes that have been accepted, 58 are authentic and race-proven Corvettes including three Corvette Grand Sports. There were only five Grand Sports ever constructed under the watch of Zora Arkus-Duntov, the "father of the Corvette."

There also will be a heritage display of significant Corvettes presented by Chevrolet. These extremely rare Corvette racecars will be showcased to represent every era, right up to the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray.

The range of the cars on track runs from a 1911 National 40 to a more modern-day 1992 Mazda RX-7 92P. Oh yes. All the big Marques in racing will be there.


3.21 Stuttgart:
Daimler AG:

Lightweight construction is seen as an integral component of Daimler's strategy on the road to sustainable mobility. Reducing all of Mercedes-Benz vehicles by approximately 10 percent is one of the company's development goals. As part of the process, researchers from the fields of business and science will be working in the ARENA2036 Research Campus project at the University of Stuttgart on topics related to "flexible production and function-integrated lightweight construction" or "The right material in the right place".

With the goal being the car of the future, target year 2036, and the 150th anniversary of the invention of the automobile, experts in ARENA2036 (Active Research Environment for the Next Generation of Automobiles), carry out fundamental research into lightweight construction technologies and production car models.

The ARENA2036 Research Campus is among the winners of the "Research Campus - public/private partnership for innovations" competition organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


2.25 Goodwood, UK:
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed; Festival of Speed's 20th anniversary year.

In recognizing that the Porsche 911 has played a key role in helping to put the Festival of Speed on the map over the last 20 years Goodwood will celebrate the 911's 50th anniversary.

From 1963 over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built, and examples of each of its seven generations will be present at the 2013 Festival of Speed. The 911 always been at home on the race track all over the world, with two thirds of the 30,000 race victories achieved by Porsche to date being won by the 911.

A number of significant 911s, along with other important competition Porsches, are secluded to be running at the Festival, including examples of the 356, 908, 917 and 962.

The 4th annual "Moving Motor Show 2013" will return with 20 new car manufacturers displaying their latest models in high-speed action on the celebrated hillclimb, several being shown for the very first time.


2.23 Daytona Beach, Florida:
Crash in final laps at NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway injured fans in stands. No early word if this will effect the 500 mile race on Sunday.

Danica Patrick lays down a hot lap of 196.434 mph and becomes the first woman to gain the Pole Position in the Daytona 500. Danica is running as a rookie.

The second place, outside of the pole position on the front row, is Jeff Gordon who ran a lap of 196.292 in another Chevrolet.

Danica's team owner Tony Stewart, who went out first, posted only a 195.925 lap.


4.25 Nissan building Mercedes-Benz engines in the USA:

Nissan will build Mercedes-Benz 4 cylinder gasoline engines in Nissan's North American, Decherd, Tennessee engine plant. The agreement is for 250,00 engines per year starting in 2014. One half of the production run will go into the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans from the USA based Mercedes-Benz, Alabama plant. If that is not enough to keep track of, the other half of the Nissan USA built Mercedes-Benz engines will find their way into Nissan's Infinity entry-level compact, said to be based on the Etherea concept car.

So if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is therefore a German-Japanese-USA car. Right! But which one? Or does it matter any more.


2.4 Pebble Beach, California :
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is releasing its starting lineup of the 2013 event.

To quote the news release, "field of cars for this elite competition" (covers) "coachbuilt Lincolns exhibiting the continental flair of Edsel Ford to the classic confections of the Parisian firm Vanvooren to the charging mounts from Ferruccio Lamborghini"

Also in the field will be: Lincolns; Simplex, among the rarest of early twentieth century marques; Vanvooren, Carrosserie Vanvooren was licensed to build Weymann fabric-bodied cars, but soon developed its own elegant and refined French designs; Lamborghini, celebrating its 50th anniversary; Aston Martin, celebrating its 100th anniversary; Porsche 911, celebrating its 50th anniversary; and custom-bodied BMW 507s


1.11 Las Vegas Nevada:
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Nevada covers all the new electronic things in development that the people of the world needs, think they need or are being told that they need them.

Google is developing a self-driving car which is far-off from being allowed on the roadways by itself, but some of its technology is getting closer to being available on the showroom floors. Self parking is one feature that has been available for a few years now on several models.

This years 2013 show brought out a Lexus LS that has 2 color cameras, front and side radar, a blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, a "lane keeping" assistant and a collision-avoidance system. The car also has a Lidar laser on the roof that can detect objects 230 feet away in a complete 360 degrees area. In addition there are Gyroscopes, accelerometers and a GPS to guide you safely out of the Kmart parking lot.

Toyota has not yet released this automotive/personal safety driving aid yet. However Mercedes-Benz does have several improved safety driving aids install on several of their models which are on the showroom floor now.


CAR BUYING AND THE INTERNET
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10.22 Monaco:
Top Marques Monaco:
2013 dates are set for 18-21st of April. The 2013 Top Marques Monaco will be its 10th year of displaying many industry firsts and world premieres at the most unique and exclusive supercar show in the world.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the distinguished patron of Top Marques Monaco supports safety enhancements and developments into advanced green technology research for the automotive industry.

With the 10 year anniversary of the event coinciding with the celebrations as 007 turns 50, and as Top Marques is inextricably linked to the iconic James Bond with his fearless, antics in fast cars, loaded with futuristic gadgets; Top Marques Monaco fits the story line with their annual display of cars that one can not find anywhere else


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