May 2023

American Honda introduces new SCL500 and updated Shadow Phantom

(May 31, 2023) ALPHARETTA, Ga. —American Honda has announced that the new SCL500 "scrambler"-style motorcycle is coming to the U.S. market. The SCL500 is a nod to Honda's rich history, dating all the way back to the 1960s when the CL72 and CL77 were offered. Based on the Rebel 500 platform, the SCL500 combines modern ride quality and comfort with authentic retro styling, and delivers the result at an attractive price.

Ford expands Mobile Service capacity with Escape vehicles

(May 31, 2023) DEARBORN, Mich. — With increased demand for remote services, Ford has announced it’s expanding its Mobile Service program to now include Escape SUVs, allowing customers at its smaller-volume dealers more convenient options for vehicle service. Ford is planning to have nearly 1,000 Escape SUVs to be used as Mobile Service vehicles by year’s end, giving smaller-volume dealers a more affordable way to deliver Mobile Service and larger dealers a way to supplement their existing fleets. 

Mecum Auctions to host 'world’s largest' Road Art auction June 20-25

(May 31, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will host The World’s Largest Road Art Auction at its company headquarters in Walworth June 20-25 with an estimated 3,000 neon, tin and wooden signs, gas pumps and globes, pedal cars, posters and more on offer. The auction joins Mecum’s list of other annual record-sized events, including the world’s largest collector car auction held in Kissimmee, Fla., and the world’s largest vintage and antique motorcycle auction held in Las Vegas.

Last year of the Chevy Task Force trucks

This 1959 Chevrolet Apache pickup was discovered in Arizona. The 1959 truck was the last of the second series of the so-called "Task Force" trucks. The C/K series replaced the Task Force in 1960. The'59 pickup could be purchased with a choice of two inline 6-cylinder engines or three V-8s. Three transmissions were offered in1959, a 3-speed or 4-speed manual, or a 4-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)

Black Badge Cullinan 'Blue Shadow' — A journey to the Edge of Space

(May 31, 2023) Rolls-Royce has presented the Black Badge Cullinan "Blue Shadow' Private Collection, exploring the beauty and mystery of space. For this unique creation, leading Rolls-Royce designers drew inspiration from the Kármán Line, the invisible boundary 62 miles above the Earth's surface, where our planet’s atmosphere ends and outer space begins.

2024 Lexus LC 500 Convertible owners can add customization

(May 30, 2023) PLANO, Texas — For the first time, customers can customize their own 2024 LC 500 Convertible with the new Bespoke Build option while also utilizing enhanced technology and convenience features including Lexus Interface displayed on a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen. The LC 500 Convertible also offers new color options including Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 and Copper Crest (exterior) and Dark Rose (interior).

Porsche introduces support for Apple Maps EV routing

(May 30, 2023) ATLANTA — Taycan owners can now use Apple Maps EV Routing to plan their journey. In conjunction with Apple, Porsche Digital Inc. has enabled the ability for US-based customers to navigate and route-plan using Apple Maps within Apple CarPlay. That means drivers no longer need to exit the CarPlay ecosystem in order to plot a route that includes charging stops.

2024 Audi Q8 e-tron brings sophisticated, seamless electrification

Audi’s flagship electric SUV evolves,
refining driving experience, usability

(May 30, 2023) HERNDON, Va. — Providing the most sophisticated and seamless electrification experience within the Audi portfolio, the new 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron has been refined with increased driving range, higher-power and faster charging capabilities, and improved driving dynamics compared to the prior model. 

First ever Bentley to race at Le Mans 24 Hours sells for over $3.6 million

(May 29, 2023) GENEVA — A century ago, a Bentley 3 Liter would become the first British car and the first Bentley to compete at the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours race in its debut year. Today, as this iconic race — a 24-hour full- throttle test of man and machine — celebrates its centenary, that very first Bentley has been sold to a British enthusiast for in excess of £3m ($3.6 million).

Norton Motorcycles launches the most powerful British café racer the V4CR

(May 29, 2023) SOLIHULL, UK — Norton Motorcycles has launched its first naked sport motorcycle and the most powerful British café racer — the Norton V4CR. The rebellious younger sibling of the V4SV, the V4CR delivers artistic modern design coupled with a riding experience befitting its 185 brake horsepower.