June 2017

Arizona Ford truck

This rusted-out 1940 Ford work truck was discovered at the Wigwam Motel along old Route 66 in Holbrook, Ariz. (Photo by Ted Biederman)

Refreshened 2018 Hyundai Sonata streamlines packaging

(June 15, 2017) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — The 2018 Hyundai Sonata, with a dramatic new exterior design, an impressive list of standard safety features, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission in 2.0T models, once again "sets the standard in the mid-size sedan segment." Pricing throughout the lineup delivers consumers a compelling choice, starting at $22,935 including destination charge for the Sonata SE. The 2018 Sonata arrives in dealer showrooms this summer.

Mazda partners with ChangeUp to implement retail design changes

(June 15, 207) IRVINE, Calif.—  In an effort to further engage with customers and evolve the dealership experience, Mazda North American Operations has announced that it has selected ChangeUp, Inc. as a new partner, tasked with implementing the Retail Evolution dealers design program. Through the partnership, Mazda and ChangeUp will focus on the company’s long-term design goal for all active exclusive dealerships.

Panoz, Green4U unveil all-electric race car concept

(June 15, 2017) LE MANS, France — Green4U Technologies, Inc., formed in 2016 to provide electric vehicles (EVs) and EV technologies, and Panoz, a Green4U company, today unveiled an all-electric race car concept with the goal of delivering performance and range similar to internal combustion engine and hybrid powertrain race cars and able to compete in long-distance endurance races.

1938 Delahaye wins 'Best of Show Pre-War' at San Marino show

(June 14, 2017) SAN MARINO, Calif. — A 1938 Delahaye Model 135 Roadster by Chapron was named “Best of Show Pre-War,” and an ultra-rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Alloy Body won “Best of Show Post-War” accolades at the San Marino Motor Classic.

In its seventh year, San Marino Motor Classic exhibited 357 cars and welcomed 10,000 attendees. The show raised more than $300,000 for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, the Rotary Club of San Marino, and USC Trojan Marching Band. To date, the event has raised $1.6 million for charity.

BMW announces all-new 6 Series Gran Turismo; on sale this fall

(June 14, 2017) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. —  BMW has announced the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, which will be available at authorized BMW Centers this fall offered exclusively as a BMW 640i xDrive model.

Its distinct coupe-inspired aerodynamic design excites from every angle and combines the long-distance comfort of a luxury sedan with the aesthetic appeal of a coupe.

First-ever Honda Civic Type R for America goes on sale today

(June 14, 2017) TORRANCE, Calif. — The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type R – the ultimate performance variant of America's best-selling car1 and the first-ever Type R-badged Honda sold in the U.S. – goes on sale starting tomorrow in one comprehensively-equipped Touring trim with a price  of  $33,900 not including destination charge.

Well-preserived prewar classics to be featured at Barrett-Jackson auction

(June 14, 2016) UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Well-preserved and concours-level prewar classics are among the crown jewels of this year’s 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction, June 21-24, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. A reminder of America’s profound impact on the design and performance of the automobile, some of the best examples of prewar classics crossing the Northeast Auction block include a ’24 Marmon Model 34B Roadster and a ’32 Hudson Roadster.

Mecum Auctions now offers enclosed auto transport services

(June 13, 2017) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions is now offering enclosed auto transport services. With constant efforts made to improve the “Mecum Experience” and ensure it’s the best it can be, the company launched Mecum Auto Transport on April 1, taking the experience, and your car, from the auction floor to your garage door.

Mercedes-Benz shows new OrangeArt Edition GLE Coupe

(June 13, 2017) STUTTGART — Orange highlights in conjunction with selected features such as AMG Line exterior, Night Package and the exclusive upholstery variant in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre are hallmarks of the new OrangeArt Edition of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé which is now available for ordering.

Customers have a choice of an exterior and an interior package, which also combine to perfection. The special models will reach the showrooms in August.