November 2016

Popular Impala models spotted in N.C.

The Chevrolet Impala was introduced for the 1958 model year as top of the line Bel Air hardtops and convertibles. The third generation 1962-1964 model featured new "C" pillar styling for all models except the 4-door hardtop. This style proved extremely popular, and contributed to the desirability of the 1962–1964 Impalas as collectibles. These two 1964 Impala SS models found in eastern North Carolina look as if they are ready for restoration.
(Photo by Jim Meachen)

New attractions to be introduced at annual Progressive motorcycle tour

(November 10, 2016) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) has announced the tour's seven stops. Stunt shows, temporary airbrush tattoos, interactive games, social media opportunities, and more will be available on the 2016-2017 IMS tour, providing attendees with a one-of-a-kind experience on a dynamic and exciting show floor.

One-millionth Mazda MX-5 to end North American tour at L.A. Auto Show

(November 10, 2016) RVINE, Calif. — The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 Miata has traveled throughout much of the world this year, already reaching fans all over the U.S. and Canada. And Mazda North American Operations has announced that it will be making one last tour stop at the Los Angeles Auto Show from Nov. 18-27.

Nissan launches 2017 Versa Note, Juke Black Pearl Edition

(November 10, 2016) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan today took the wraps off two new 2017 models — the revised Versa Note and limited production Juke Black Pearl Edition — prior to each vehicle's respective debut next week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Rare 1920 Anderson Six Convertible Roadster added to historic register

(November 10, 2016) Hilton Head Island, S.C. — Students from the College of Charleston worked with the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) to add the 1920 Anderson Six Convertible Roadster to the National Historic Vehicle Register in celebration of 100 years of the automotive industry in South Carolina (1916 – 2016).  The 1920 Anderson is one of only seven known survivors of South Carolina’s first automobile company that operated between 1916 and 1922. 

Kia Soul turbo with 201 horsepower stirs up San Francisco

(November 10, 2016) SAN FRANCISCO — It’s hard to make something great even better, but Kia did when it added a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine to one of its best-selling, most-iconic and most beloved vehicles. Fans of the Soul had long lobbied for a little more zip in their favorite ride and the 2017 Soul Exclaim didn’t disappoint when it was revealed this week.

Mecum Anaheim auction to feature 750 collector cars

(November 9, 2016) Mecum Auction will stage Mecum Anaheim 2016 Nov. 17-19 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California featuring an estimated 750 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the auction block. 

Range Rover Sport masters downhill Alpine ski challenge

(November 9, 2016)  WHITLEY, U.K.— Speeds of 96 mph, 75 percent gradients and a  7,119-foot descent, the Range Rover Sport has conquered it all on an Alpine ski course that has been the downfall of many skiers. The Range Rover Sport is the first-ever production vehicle to attempt the fearsome ski run. Piloted by renowned race and stunt driver Ben Collins, the all-terrain super-SUV tackled the treacherous terrain on the 9.25 mile downhill route at Mürren in Switzerland, completing it in 21 minutes, 36 seconds.