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2023 Acura Integra makes motorsports debut at Pikes Peak hill climb

(June 15, 202) Perfectly timed to its arrival this month at Acura dealers nationwide, the 2023 Acura Integra will make its motorsports debut June 26 at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The next-gen Integra will compete in the 100th running of the “Race to the Clouds” alongside four production-based race cars from Acura, including two NSX Type S supercars, all prepped, driven and crewed by a team of volunteer engineers out of the company’s R&D facilities in Ohio.

Ford recalling nearly 50,000 Mach-E crossovers for safety defect

(June 15, 2022) Ford is recalling 48,924 Mustang Mach-E crossovers in the U.S. following a safety defect that could cause the electric vehicle to lose power. In addition to the recall, Ford has issued a stop-sale on the Mach-E, according to a memo to dealers issued Monday. Under the new orders, retailers are not allowed to complete the sale by delivering the vehicle to customers, according  to Automotive News.

Ford teams up with dealers to train next-generation of auto technicians

(June 14, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich.  — Ford is getting a positive response to its SOS – a Sponsor Our Students program that works with dealers to offer opportunities for students interested in meaningful careers as automotive technicians. The SOS program can begin in high school and is about more than building skills — it’s also about developing connections. Ford and Lincoln dealers committed to sponsoring students will offer them a unique opportunity for work-based learning within their service department, including the support of a mentor

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America edition announced

(June 14, 2022) ATLANTA — Porsche will offer a special, market-specific sports car with the “America” moniker. The new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America will reach showrooms in late this year as part of the 2023 model year. A very limited number will be created, making this one of the rarest Type 992 models.

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas to offer muscle car collection

1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

(June 13, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will off the Lindley Collection, including eight highly desirable and well-preserved American cars all with No Reserve during this year’s Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2. Headlining this collection is a pair of iconic Mopar muscle cars — a rare 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird and a matching-numbers 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda.

Mecum returns to central Florida for 1,500-car summer auction

1961 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

(June 13, 2022)  Following another record-setting result at the world’s largest classic and collector car auction in Kissimmee, Fla., in January that eclipsed $217 million in sales, Mecum Auctions will return to Central Florida July 6-9 to host the Mecum Orlando Summer Special 2022, offering an estimated 1,500 consignments at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.

NACTOY releases annual list of vehicle award candidates

(June 13, 2022) DETROIT — The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards has announced that it expects a total of 47 cars, trucks and utility vehicles to be eligible for the 2023 awards — tying with 2019 for the most eligible vehicles in the history of the awards. As of June 9, automakers have confirmed plans to launch 13 all-new or substantially new cars, three trucks and 31 utility vehicles this year in North America that meet NACTOY’S eligibility requirements.

The Quail returns celebrating 50 years of BMW M, Jaguar at Le Mans

(June 13, 2022) CARMEL, Calif.  — The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, will host more than 200 of the world’s finest and rarest motorcars on Friday, Aug. 19, at Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. The 19th annual event will feature celebratory classes honoring legendary automotive milestones and British motoring innovation, including “50th Anniversary of the BMW M Division,” “All Things MINI” and “70 Years of Jaguar and Their Wins at Le Mans.”

Cadillac reveals Project GTP Hypercar previewing race design

(June 12, 2022) Cadillac has revealed the Project GTP Hypercar that previews the third-generation prototype race car from the American luxury brand. In 2023, Cadillac will contest the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Subaru announces pricing on 2023 Crosstrek starting at $24,870

(June 10, 2022) Subaru has  announced pricing on the 2023 Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid compact SUV models. New for 2023, the Crosstrek Special Edition debuts in an exclusive exterior color, Desert Khaki, complemented by unique exterior and interior elements.  The base Crosstrek starts at $24,870 including destination charge and with a 6-speed manual. The Hybrid begins at $38,070 including destination.