The assets of Fisker may now belong to China’s auto parts giant Wanxiang, but reports of the brand’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. It was earlier believed that along with the technology and the debt that Wanxiang would be taking on, one thing they wouldn’t get is the Fisker brand name itself. After all, in the relatively short history of struggling western automotive brands that have been bought up by Chinese automakers, brand names haven’t always been part of the deal. The company itself was founded by ex-Aston Martin designer Henrik Fisker seven years ago. But it seems Read the rest of this entry »
Plenty of race-car drivers and automaker executives still remember the mantra, “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday.”
The Golden Commandos and Ram Chargers, two drag-racing teams that embody that motto, will make an appearance at the Detroit Autorama at Cobo Center on March 8, from 1-2 p.m. According to Chrysler, this is the only time they have appeared together since competing on the strip in the late 1960s.
The Golden Commandos group was started in 1962 by Chrysler technicians, mechanics and engineers who worked in Highland Park, Mich. The 13 men who made Read the rest of this entry »
The 2014 Shelby Vegas Bash is set to begin April 14, leading right into the 50th birthday celebration of the Mustang Club of America.
“With the Shelby Vegas Bash leading into the MCA 50th birthday celebration, we’re expecting this year to be bigger and better than ever,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “This will be the first opportunity to host Shelby members and enthusiasts at our new world headquarters in the heart of Las Vegas.”
The Pacific Coast Team Shelby Region will start the event with a 300-mile drive from Palm Springs, Read the rest of this entry »
Fiat will introduce its limited production Fiat 500 1957 Edition that will arrive in showrooms late this spring. The Fiat takes design cues from its vintage Italian roots, giving buyers a throwback feel with its interior and exterior styling. Buyers can get into the 500 1957 starting at $21,200 including destination and handling fees.
This special edition Fiat pays homage to its Italian heritage while offering a sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch forged aluminum wheels and a version of the car’s original badging accented by the 1957’s retro body color design.
– Ford’s F-350 can tow 35,000 pounds, which is pretty nifty. But it’s lacking one crucial element in race-car transporting: it really could use Plymouth logos and a red, white and blue paint job with the word “REBEL” emblazoned on the side in the same lettering that announced Roosevelt’s presidency. Hence, this 1965 Dodge C500 ramp truck built to look like something you could find in the paddock of Fontana Drag City circa 1965 with an altered-wheelbase Belvedere Funny Car on the back and a case of Tecate where the Mac tools go. The seller really wants to push this whole Don Read the rest of this entry »
For the first time in the company’s 96-year history, Lincoln Motor Co. will participate in the Barrett-Jackson auction at the South Florida Fairgrounds.
The entire 2014 Lincoln lineup will be on display at the event, and some will be available for attendees to use in an exclusive driving experience.
“We’re pleased to add the luxury of Lincoln to the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach event,” said Matt VanDyke, director, global Lincoln. “We’re especially excited to showcase our all-new Lincoln MKC small premium utility and significantly refreshed Navigator Read the rest of this entry »