July 2017

J&P Cycles announces partnership with Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

(July 14, 2017) RVING, Texas — J&P Cycles, an aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, announced a multi-year partnership with the City of Sturgis, South Dakota, to be the "Official Motorcycle Aftermarket Retailer" of the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held each August. This year's Rally is Aug. 4-13.

Jessi Combs named Grand Marshal for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

(July 13, 2017) STURGIS, S.D. — Known as the Fastest Woman on Four-Wheels, Black Hills native Jessi Combs has been named the Grand Marshal for the 15th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride scheduled to take place on Monday, Aug. 7, during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

“The City of Sturgis is very excited to have Jessi Combs join us as we celebrate the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,” said Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen.

Nissan Titan lands association with renowned kayaker, fisherman Eric Jackson

(July 13, 2017) ORLANDO, Fla. — It's not often you find Eric Jackson on dry land. The renowned whitewater kayaker and innovative kayak builder, as if he wasn't busy enough, recently added the title of professional fisherman to his resume. Today, Jackson took time from his schedule to join Nissan at the annual ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sport Fishing Trades) event in Orlando to announce a partnership to promote the Nissan Titan full-size pickup lineup.

Ford takes over sponsorship of Woodward Dream Cruise

(July 13, 2017) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford is building on its rich history of iconic cars and community building as presenting sponsor of the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise, America's largest annual celebration of automotive history and culture. Ford takes over the sponsorship from Chevrolet, sponsor of the cruise for six years, who ended the relationship this year.

Volvo Trucks reveals new VNL series for North America

(July 12, 2017) GÖTEBORG, Sweden — Volvo Trucks North America today revealed the new Volvo VNL series, "a ground-breaking tractor that meets the needs of today's long-haul trucking customers and professional drivers through cutting-edge innovations in efficiency, productivity, safety and uptime."

Available in several configurations, including an all-new, 70-inch sleeper, Volvo says the Volvo VNL series defines the shape of trucks to come.

All-Star Game MVP Robinson Cano presented Corvette by Chevrolet

(July 12, 2017) MIAMI — The 2017 Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Robinson Canó, chose a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport during the MVP award ceremony presented by Chevrolet at Marlins Park in Miami on Tuesday night.

Chevrolet  gave Canó, who went 1-for-2 in the contest with a home run, RBI and a run scored, his choice between the 460-horsepower Corvette Grand Sport or the trail-ready Colorado ZR2.

Lucid Air Alpha Speed Car reaches 235 mph in Ohio test

(July 11, 2017) MENLO PARK, Calif. — Lucid Motors announced Monday that the company's Lucid Air Alpha Speed Car had completed its second high-speed test run and achieved a top speed of 235 mph. The test was conducted at the Transportation Research Center (TRC) in Ohio. Lucid fitted one of its Lucid Air Alpha prototype electric cars with a roll cage in preparation for a series of high speed tests intended to explore the limits of the platform and uncover any behaviors that may not be discovered in lab testing.

Hagerty unleashes insurance coverage for Dodge Challenger Demon

(July 11, 2017) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — As the next chapter in the Dodge brand’s performance legacy inches closer with the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — the most-powerful, street legal production car ever — arriving in dealerships this fall, Hagerty is unleashing official insurance policies specifically tailored to give Demon owners specialized insurance coverage and the ability to enjoy their new performance machine.

Briggs & Stratton builds 85 millionth engine at Kentucky facility

(July 11, 2017) MILWAUKEE — Employees at Briggs & Stratton Corporation's Murray, Ky., plant recently hit a major milestone: producing their 85 millionth small engine. The Kentucky plant began making Briggs & Stratton engines in 1985. Over time, the plant has grown to employ over 900 workers and produces more engines than any other Briggs & Stratton facility.