August 2013

Ferrari Club confirms 2015 international meet to coincide with Pebble Beach

(August 14, 2013) MONTEREY, Calif. — The Pacific Region for the Ferrari Club of America has confirmed it will host the 2015 Ferrari Club of America (FCA) International Meet to coincide with and immediately follow the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during Monterey’s Classic Car Week of automotive events, Aug. 16 -20, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey.

Buick Achievers awards $4.2 million in scholarships

(August 14, 2013) DETROIT — The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced scholarships totaling approximately $4.2 million to 1,100 recipients pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields important to the automotive industry.

Callaway announces first supercharged 2014 Chevy Silverado

(August 14, 2013) In another first for Callaway, the specialist manufacturer has just developed a new version of the service-proven Eaton TVS supercharger for the 2014 Silverado/Sierra 5.3-liter. The Callaway system includes a new supercharger manifold and other hardware required for the new Chevrolet L83 "Eco-Tec" engine.

Lamborghini to display first-ever prototype alongside latest show car

(August 14, 2013) HERNDON, Va. — In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Lamborghini will host the North American debut of its "one-off" Veneno show car and a rare display of its first-ever prototype, the 1963 350 GTV, for enthusiasts next week during the annual Pebble Beach Automotive Week.

Mercedes introduces a new compact crossover — the 2015 GLA-Class

(August 14, 2013) MONTVALE, N.J. — Mercedes-Benz has introduced an all-new compact crossover vehicle — the 2015 GLA. The GLA-Class will arrive in U.S. showrooms in the fall of 2014 and it will make its formal appearance next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Cadillac elevates presence at Pebble Beach

(August 13, 2013) DETROIT — A new Cadillac design concept will debut this weekend in California as part of a new public exhibit that includes the brand’s newest production models and some of its most influential historic cars. The occasion is the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a convergence of some of the world’s most passionate auto aficionados.

2014 Ford Fusion to get rear inflatable safety belt

(August 13, 2013) DEARBORN — The new 2014 Ford Fusion is the only car in the popular midsize segment to offer rear inflatable safety belts, adding to the sedan’s suite of available safety and driver-assist technologies. This option is also available in the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi. Rear inflatable safety belts combine the attributes of safety belts and airbags.

A 'naughty' Fiat 500 to debut at Concorso Italiano

(August 13, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — In Italian, “Cattiva” can describe a person or situation that is naughty yet cool. With that inspiration in mind, Fiat designers developed a standout, factory-customized Cinquecento with a “blacked out” look and an aggressive demeanor: the Fiat 500 Cattiva.

Acura NSX Concept to make special appearance at Pebble Beach

(August 13, 2013) The Acura NSX Concept will make a special appearance on the Concept Lawn at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Aug. 18 heralding the announcement of the Acura brand as an official sponsor of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Honda launches Project Drive-In to save drive-ins across the country

(August 12, 2013) TORRANCE, Calif. — The end of 35mm film distribution by the close of 2013 could shut down hundreds of drive-in theaters because of the costly switch to digital projection, estimated at $75,000+ per screen. Project Drive-In, a newly launched national effort sponsored by Honda to save as many drive-ins as possible, is raising community awareness across the nation, supplying at least five drive-ins with digital projectors and giving people easy ways to get involved and ensure that this historic part of American cinema and car culture lives on.