Kresa, who has had an extensive career in the aerospace and automobile industries and now serves on the board of the Petersen Automotive Museum, will host a Pete Talk on April 7th at the museum about his experience being pulled in by the White House to help turn around General Motors.

Los Angeles (March 13th, 2018) – The Petersen Automotive Museum’s newest board member, Kent Kresa, will host a Pete Talk on Saturday, April 7th at 9:00 a.m. in the museum’s William E. Connor Penthouse. The talk will focus on his summer as Chairman of General Motors, helping the company recover from the most tumultuous few weeks in its history. The Pete Talk format includes a one-hour talk followed by a Q & A.

Kresa’s education and early career were in aerospace engineering. After graduating from MIT, he worked for the Top-Secret Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency then MIT before moving on to Northrop Grumman where he eventually became CEO. After over a decade leading Northrop Grumman, Kresa joined the board of GM culminating in his appointment as Chairman. During his time as Chairman, Kresa helped steer the company in a new direction, recovering from bankruptcy while planning the long-term future of the industry giant.

“One of the Petersen’s priorities is to educate the public on the automobile and its impact on the world around us, including the economy and the business world,” said Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum Terry L. Karges. “The 2008 financial crisis reshaped the industry including the types of cars that are manufactured today, Kresa was one of the people at the heart of those changes. Mr. Kresa has a fascinating story and is willing to share his unique insight into one of the most pivotal events in automotive history.”

For more information on the Pete Talk and to purchase tickets to the event, please visit

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation
 is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit


DeLorean is only the tip of the Irish automotive iceberg.

Phoenix, Ariz. (March, 2018) – If you thought the famous “Back to the Future” DeLorean was the only automobile with Irish roots, think again. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, the experts at have identified seven additional vehicles that were produced on the Emerald Isle.


Receiving a grant from the UK government, former General Motors engineer John DeLorean designed his own car and built an assembly plant near Belfast, where more than 8,500 DeLorean DMC-12 stainless steel-bodied sports cars were produced. The DeLorean Motor Company went bankrupt in 1982, but its notoriety gained international fame three years later, when a DMC-12 transformed into a time machine in the Universal Pictures hit “Back to the Future.” The DeLorean lives on in pop culture thanks to the blockbuster film.


The Alesbury Brothers unveiled their first car at the 1907 Dublin Motor Show. Produced at the Edenderry Works in County Offaly, the sedans were powered by an 8/10hp two-cylinder Stevens engine and boasted a chassis made primarily from Irish-harvested wood.  A total of nine motorcars were built.

TMC Costin

The Thompson Motor Company of Wexford produced the TMC Costin, a car designed to compete with the likes of the Lotus Seven open-top sports car. Between 1983 and 1987, TMC built several versions of the car, which was powered by a 1.6-liter Ford engine. TMC declared bankruptcy in 1987, with rights to the design ultimately purchased by American Danny Panoz, whose father had a pharmaceutical company based in Ireland. Panoz took the design home to Atlanta and built the Ford V8-powered Panoz Roadster, establishing Panoz Auto Development high-performance sports and racing cars.


Established in 1957, Northern Ireland-based Crosslé Car Company claims to be the world’s longest-established racecar builder. Founder and motorcycle racing champion John Crosslé built four-wheel racers that won titles in Europe and the United States in Formula Ford and in Formula 2. By the late 1970s, the company built more than 100 Formula Fords annually.


From 1949 to 1957, engineer Davy Woods and motorcycle racer Artie Bell co-designed, developed and built the DAWB 6 in Belfast. Turned down by the likes of Bertone and Pininfarina, the pair settled on a coupe body designed by Billy Leitch, a former apprentice to Woods at Belfast Tool & Gauge. The DAWB 6 was powered by an air-cooled, dual-overhead cam 1.4-liter, 136hp six-cylinder engine, with integrated transmission and front-wheel drive. Ultimately deemed as cost-prohibitive, the concept was never put into production. The only DAWB 6 in existence is on display in a transportation museum in Ulster, Ireland.


In 1959, Americans James Conway and William Curtis launched Shamrock Motors in Tralee, Kerry. Canadian racer Alvin “Spike” Rhiando was hired to design the Shamrock, which allegedly looked so much like a Ford Thunderbird that it was nicknamed the “Irish T-Bird.” The Shamrock prototype was reportedly powered by a 1.5-liter, 53hp Austin A55 engine, had four-doors and a fiberglass body with removable hard top. Varied reports indicated that as many as 10 cars were built.

Silver Stream

In 1907, Irish railroad engineer Philip Somerville-Large set out to produce a high-quality motorcar. His Silver Stream had a three-liter, six-cylinder Gnome engine, a chassis by Maliceet et Blin and bodywork by Salmons of Newport Pagnell, England. The car reportedly was elegant and luxurious, but too costly for production.

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Glendale, CA (March 7, 2018) – CarCast, the top rated automotive podcast, has added WWE superstar and car collector, Bill Goldberg, as its new co-host.   Goldberg will host a new, weekly podcast with Matt “The Motorator” D’Andria.

CarCast, one of the most downloaded automotive podcasts in the world, is a weekly show currently hosted by Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria.  It is produced by Carolla Digital and distributed by PodcastOne.  It is the only show of its kind that explores all aspects of the automotive space with entertaining humor and expertise. The guys answer your questions, offer advice and feature the best new and custom-built rides. CarCast regularly features guests from the automotive industry and celebrity car enthusiasts.

After nearly nine years, CarCast is adding a second weekly episode called, “CarCast with Goldberg and the Motorator.” The guys will cover the latest trends and technologies, the automotive aftermarket, their personal car projects, today’s car culture and more.

“I have such a love and passion for cars,” expressed Goldberg. “Joining CarCast gives me the opportunity to share that passion with fellow enthusiasts around the world.”

The new show, powered by Dodge, will also include a monthly segment featuring a special guest from to discuss new car buying tips, vehicle testing and the future of automotive industry.

CarCast with Goldberg and The Motorator will be available for download every Wednesday.  CarCast with Adam Carolla will continue to be available every Friday.  Subscribe to CarCast on iTunes Podcasts or listen on the PodcastOne mobile app.  Visit for more information.

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Exhibited on the Grand Boulevard “Catwalk” at L.A.’s Classic Auto Show, the Xenia received the top honor during the March 2-4 event

Los Angeles (March 7, 2018) – The Mullin Automotive Museum’s 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia won the Classic Auto Show “Award of Excellence – Grand Boulevard” during the March 2-4 event in downtown Los Angeles. The annual show at the L.A. Convention Center presents more than 1,000 vintage cars from private collections and Southern California car clubs.

Each year, the event’s popular Grand Boulevard display features some of the most exceptional cars in automotive history. Running through the heart of the show and highlighting more than 50 rare cars spanning the past 100 years, the Grand Boulevard offers a historical timeline of the progression of the automobile. This year’s standout was the Xenia with its striking design elements and aerodynamic body styling.

“I’m so pleased that the Xenia has been distinguished amongst other exceptional vehicles at this year’s Classic Auto Show,” said Peter Mullin, founder and CEO of the Mullin Automotive Museum. “The car’s extravagant streamlining and futuristic design elements make it a showstopper in any room, and I’m continuously grateful to be able to share its extreme beauty at events around the globe.”

Produced in an era of tall and boxy coaches, the Xenia’s distinct features reflect the pre-war era’s fascination with industrial machinery and aviation. The doors are fastened by a centrally mounted handle, allowing them to effortlessly slide open and backward, parallel to the body. Mimicking the feeling of a plane floating on air, the smooth handling is due to a coil-spring hyperflex suspension system that was later adopted by Cadillac, Oldsmobile, and Buick.

This particular Xenia belonged to Andre Dubonnet himself, who hid the car during World War II. In the 1960s, the car was purchased and restored by the president of the French Hispano-Suiza Club Alain Balleret, who later auctioned it off to American Charles Morse. Peter Mullin eventually purchased the vehicle in 2003, and it is today maintained under the meticulous care of the Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation.
This honor marks the eighth distinction for the Xenia, which has previously won “Best in Show” titles at Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rodeo Concours d’Elegance, and Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. For more information about this car or the Mullin Automotive Museum, please

The Mullin Automotive Museum is located at 1421 Emerson Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033, in the building formerly occupied by the Otis Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife. The museum is typically open to the public on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month from 10 AM to 3 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Semi-Private tours are offered on Tuesdays at 10 AM and Thursdays at 11 AM for $40 per person. Other weekdays may be available by appointment. Reservations are required. For information on semi-private tours or on Mullin 1000 Club membership benefits, please call 805.385.5400. To see photos of the exhibits and the cars on display, please follow the Mullin Automotive Museum’s official Instagram page.


After 200 episodes, the popular automotive program now features guests driving their prized vehicles, and is available via Facebook and YouTube video in addition to the audio podcast

Los Angeles (March 1st, 2018) – The Petersen Automotive Museum’s CarStories podcast features an expanded format for its fourth season, offering more ways for fans to enjoy the content and hear people’s stories about their love affair with the automobile. Fans can listen to the audio podcast as they always have and watch the episode on Facebook or YouTube when it goes live on Thursday mornings.

Rather than the previous studio setting, guests share their stories from behind the wheel as they drive around Southern California. The new season highlights guests such as automotive YouTuber and podcast host Matt Farah, who produces one of the most popular series on the web titled “The Smoking Tire.” Interviewed by host James McKeone, Farah drives his Mountune Ford Focus RS through the canyons of Malibu.

“Our mission is to share the stories of amazing vehicles and their passionate owners with fellow car lovers from around the world,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “This new format offers viewers a more comprehensive look at both our guests and their vehicles, allowing them to be in the car, riding around L.A., hearing the car’s sounds, and taking part in the conversation.”

Season four guests also include The Thermal Club Founder Twanna Rogers and her 1932 Three-Window Chop-Top Ford, renowned automotive photographer Larry Chen and his 1970 Datsun 240z named “Ole Orange Bang,” and Petersen vice-chairman Bruce Meyer and his 1957 Porsche 356 “Outlaw.”

Subscribers can tune in each Thursday on Shout EngineFacebook, and the museum’s official YouTube page to catch the newest episodes. To learn more about CarStories and the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation
 is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit


APR’s new Lowering Springs reduce body roll and lower the center of gravity for improved handling, while also giving the car a more aggressive stance

(Opelika, AL) February, 2018 – The MK7 (2015+) Golf GTI can now sit just right with the new “Roll Control” lowering springs from APR. The springs offer a more level ride than stock, this is done by creating a lower center of gravity and by slightly stiffening the spring rate. The result is increased traction leading to higher cornering speeds and improved acceleration. The springs lower the car ½” to ¾” making for a more aggressive stance than factory springs, adding form and function.

Though the springs are slightly stiffer than OEM, they do not require replacement dampers. This helps maintain a comfortable ride without greatly impacting the overall life of the dampers. APR also uses the highest quality materials to prevent the springs from deteriorating.

To further improve the ride and handling of the MK7 Golf GTI, the lowering springs can be paired with the APR Roll-Control Stabilizing Bars. The bars decrease the differential between inner and out wheel when going through corners, offering even more stability and increasing cornering speed. For more information and pricing, visit

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Ultimate collector car show will feature activities and attractions for kids of all ages

Los Angeles (February 2018) – In addition to the display of more than 1,000 collector cars showcased across two massive floors, the second annual Classic Auto Show will offer an abundance of activities and attractions for families and children when it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, March 2-4.

Featuring seven all-new exhibits, an array of vintage domestics and imports, and displays from 65 Southern California car clubs, the show will offer a special look at a number of private collections. Back by popular demand will be the Grand Boulevard, providing show-goers with a historical walk-through of automotive history, with a display of the finest classic and historic vehicles from all eras.

For its youngest guests, the Classic Auto Show will supply an endless amount of fun.  Throughout the show, kids will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car along the Grand Boulevard, earning the most popular vehicle a “Kids Choice Award” that will be presented at the event’s official closing ceremonies on Sunday.

Presented by the Automobile Driving Museum, the Classic Auto Show’s KidZone will host the “Hot Rodders Junior Challenge.” A selection of students will have an opportunity to get their hands dirty, learning how an internal combustion engine works by disassembling and then re-assembling a 5-hp Briggs & Stratton engine.

Younger enthusiasts will be able to immerse themselves in a series of interactive and educational activities, such as pinstriping demonstrations with Mike Donner and Johnny Martinez. After learning from the pros, families will also get the opportunity to try their hand at the art form.

“The passion for collector cars starts very early, so it was important to us to provide a wealth of fun activities for kids—the enthusiasts of the future,” said Michael Carlucci, senior vice president at LeftField Media, the show’s producer.  “These new attractions will entertain and inspire children, while also providing them with opportunities to learn about the rich history and legendary fanfare of iconic automotive brands.”
A one-day child admission ticket is $5.00 online and $10.00 the day of the event, while admission will be free for kids four and younger. Adult tickets are $20 with promo code LAPR or $30 at the box office. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

In addition to kids-themed attractions, this year’s show will feature a Celebrity Stage, where interviews with well-known celebrities in the automotive world will include renowned car designer Chip Foose, Dave Kindig of “Bitchin’ Rides” and Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars.”  New faces will also include Stacey David of “Stacey David’s Gearz,” Dennis Gage of “My Classic Car,” Bogi Lateiner and Rachel DeBarros of “All Girls Garage,” Kevin Mack and Mike “Horny Mike” Henry of “Count’s Kustoms” and “Counting Cars,” and professional wrestler and automobile aficionado Bill Goldberg.

The Classic Auto Show is supported by event sponsors Hagerty, Intercity Lines, Inc., Meguiar’s, and media sponsors Hemmings Motor News, duPont REGISTRY, Velocity, Petersen Automotive Museum, Automobile Driving Museum, Rev’n, Old Cars Weekly, Auto Round-Up, Southern California Newspaper Group, and KTLA, among others.

The Classic Auto Show is presented by LeftField Media, a division of Clarion Events.  Clarion Events Global Auto Portfolio produces events in the U.K., South Africa and U.S. including The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, Race Retro, Classic Car and Restoration Show, among others.  LeftField Media is a boutique events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion.


New flares feature OEM paint code color matching and design cues for a perfect fit and clean design.

Buford, GA. (February, 2018) – Bushwacker®, the leading manufacturer of premium truck and Jeep fender flares and accessories is expanding its popular OE Style™ Color-Matching Fender Flare offerings.

Bushwacker® fender flares offer a clean OE trim design that blends with the factory truck finish, while providing fender and door protection from road debris. The flares are ideal for lowered or sport trucks and offer additional tire coverage with sleek style. Install uses durable hardware that holds the flares securely in place using existing factory mounting locations so there is no need to drill or cut into the truck body.

Made in the United States, each set comes with four flares for the front and rear, and are backed by a 3 year limited warranty. The flares come finished in paint-code color matched for an exact factory color match.

The flares will begin shipping in March 2018. For more information on the Bushwacker® Color-Matching OE Style™ Fender Flares or any other Bushwacker® products, visit, call (800) 234-8920 or email

The innovator and creator of the fender flare category, Bushwacker® is a U.S. manufacturer of aftermarket and OE automotive accessories. The company specializes in quality products for trucks and Jeeps, including fender flares, bedrail caps, tailgate caps, and Jeep accessories. Bushwacker® is backed by more than 50 years of innovation and industry-leading customer service.


MagnaFlow is first to market with exhaust systems for the new Jeep JL with six different configurations

Oceanside, Calif. (January, 2018) – MagnaFlow has announced its all-new cat-back exhaust lineup for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. The system is available for pre-order immediately in six different configurations, including the MF Series in a polished or black finish available as an axle-back or cat-back, Off-Road Pro Series and Rock Crawler Series designed to give owners more clearance for extreme use.

Two MF Series exhausts will provide a balance of interior and exterior sound levels while providing efficient flow, one with a polished finish, the other with a satin black finish. Both MF Series exhausts have a 4” exit and 2.5” tubing.

The Off-Road Pro Series provides the most aggressive sound in a light weight package, allowing room for modified suspension. The Off-Road series exhaust also utilizes 2.5” tubing ending with a short a 3” tip. Finally, the Rock Crawler Series provides the best clearance and still leaves room for aftermarket bumpers. The Rock Crawler Series has a hidden exit just behind the bumper, also using 2.5” diameter tubing.

All MagnaFlow exhaust systems come with a Lifetime Warranty, and each kit includes all the necessary hardware and components for a complete, bolt-on installation. MagnaFlow products are proudly made in the USA. For more information, visit to find a dealer near you. Cat-back systems start at $457.43 and are available for purchase on the MagnaFlow site or through any MagnaFlow dealer worldwide.

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Southern California-based marketing agency ads The Quail and Classic Car Studio to its client roster as staff and services continue to grow.

MOORPARK, Calif. (February, 2018) – In line with the expansion of its services for both longstanding and new clients, public relations and marketing agency Kahn Media announces expansions to its staff and client roster, as well as several key promotions.

Cory Burns, the agency’s second hire, has been promoted to Vice President of Accounts after nine years of employment at Kahn Media. Burns is responsible for overseeing most of Kahn Media’s accounts and leading overall PR and marketing strategy for brands like MagnaFlow, Rolex Watch U.S.A., Dinan Engineering and more.

Franco Gutierrez has been promoted to Vice President of Creative after leading Kahn Media’s art department and creative efforts including video production, graphic design and photography for the last five years. In Franco’s time at Kahn Media, he has helped direct and produce a documentary on Le Mans called “8 Meters” and produced hundreds of pieces of content for clients around the world.

“As we enter our tenth year in business, I’m extremely proud of the team that has helped Kahn Media grow into the industry-leading powerhouse we are today,” says Kahn Media President and CEO Dan Kahn. “Cory was one of our first hires and as his career and skillset has advanced our account team has skyrocketed. Under Franco’s guidance our creative services department has quadrupled, and now produces everything from brand books and films to podcasts, digital/social content, catalogs and even immersive VR experiences. Both of these leaders will be key to our continued growth in the years to come.”

The Kahn Media team is expanding with the addition of several new hires. Andrew Gessler, a talented photographer and videographer that started his career in the off-road and motorsports space, brings a motorsports content focus to the staff. Ben Roget joins Kahn Media as an Account Executive, coming to Kahn from Lexus USA where he worked as a District Manager after graduating from Lexus’ Management and Marketing training program, utilizing his degree in Business Marketing.

Recent client additions include two prestigious shows – The Quail Motorcycle Gathering and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering – both centered around The Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel by the Sea, California. Kahn is also proud to be working with Classic Car Studio, the custom shop featured on Velocity’s “Speed Is the New Black” television program. Also new to the roster is Niteo Products, which manages a portfolio of professional vehicle care brands and products, and Karges Fine Art, one of the leading dealers of California Impressionist and California Plein-Air art in the world with galleries in Santa Monica and Carmel, California.

KAHN MEDIA INC., is a Southern California based full service public relations and marketing agency focused on mobility, technology and luxury-lifestyle markets. With a deep understanding of the new media landscape, Kahn builds campaigns that increase brand awareness, consumer interaction and sales using its large in-house team to craft cohesive public relations, social media, influencer and digital marketing campaigns that cascade across all forms of media to inform, influence and engage consumers. Clients include The Petersen Automotive Museum, Rolex Watch U.S.A., Jay Leno’s Garage, The Thermal Club, The Mullin Automotive Museum, Phillips 66, APR, Nitto Tire, Dinan Engineering, Superformance, HRE Wheels, Centerforce Clutches, Ringbrothers, MagnaFlow, Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Red Line Oil, Hellwig Products, Lund International, Classic Recreations and more. For more information on Kahn Media’s automotive public relations or lifestyle marketing programs, please visit