June 2022

Five-decade old Riviera in Utah

The Buick Riviera was marketed by General Motors as a "personal luxury car" from 1963 through 1999. This second-generation Riviera — circa 1970 — was found in Utah in what looks like restorable condition. The second-gen Riviera could be purchased with three sizes of V-8 engines mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)

Marmon Sixteen collection headlines Mecum Monterey 2022

1931 Marmon Sixteen convertible

(July 1, 2022) A 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 once owned by the late Paul Walker, four prototype Ferrari builds and four majestic Marmon Sixteens are among the current headlining consignments for the Monterey Car Week Daytime Auction: Mecum Monterey 2022, which marks the return Mecum to the Del Monte Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, Calif., Aug. 18-20.

Stellantis announces investment, plans for Trenton engine complex

(July 1, 2022) AUBUN HILLS, Mich. — Stellantis has announced plans for the two facilities that comprise its engine complex in Trenton, Mich., which will provide maximum flexibility for the operation. The plan includes a $24.7 million investment to retool the south plant to be a flexible engine line, capable of producing the two variations of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. 

INKAS announces release of Its new armored Lexus LX 600

(June 30, 2022) INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has unveiled its new armored Lexus LX 600 — enhancing the already highly sought-after model with discreet 360-degree protection and advanced security features. This latest addition to the already extensive lineup of INKAS ultra-luxury armored vehicles combines multi-terrain performance, high-tech controls, and refined elegance for an exceptional VIP experience.

Michigan company to enhance availably of catalytic converters

(June 30, 2022) CHARLEVOIX, Mich. — ACAT Global, an innovator in emissions control technology for internal combustion engines, has announced it will enhance the availability of its advanced metallic substrate catalytic converters for installation shops nationwide to provide relief for vehicle owners who suffered the theft of a catalytic converter during the recent surge.

Nissan Titan said to be on the chopping block

(June 30, 2022) Nissan plans to exit the full-size pickup market after years of failing to make a major dent in the giant Detroit-dominated segment, Automotive News reported Wednesday. "There's no plan engineering's working on for replacing it, updating it," a source briefed on the matter told Automotive News. "It's dead."

Ultimate summer road trip — Dodge sets course on HWY 93

(June 29, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dodge is charting a course along HWY 93 for its owners and enthusiasts this summer, connecting 93 Dodge-inspired events and locations across America — one for each day of summer. Dodge is curating a list of places that embody the daring, authentic spirit of Dodge. The Dodge HWY 93 campaign officially launched on June 22 and runs through Sept. 22.