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“LEGENDS OF LOS ANGELES” MOTORSPORTS EXHIBIT NOW OPEN


New exhibit features 12 of the most iconic race cars ever built in Southern California, surrounded by a 180-degree panoramic video where the Petersen – in a first for any automotive museum worldwide – took some of the rarest historic cars from land speed, drag, Indy, circle track and sports car racing back to the tracks that made them famous to create a fully immersive experience where visitors can see and hear the cars in first-person action – all backed by the voices of legends like Parnelli Jones, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Ed “The Old Master” Pink.

LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2018) – On November 10, 2018, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened its latest exhibit, “Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders,” in the Charles Nearburg Family Gallery presented by Lucas Oil. The display features 12 Los Angeles-built race cars powered by engineering masterminds such as Ed “The Old Master” Pink and Fred Offenhauser and piloted by legends such as Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, Parnelli Jones, Bill Stroppe and Dan Gurney.

“Legends of LA” is highlighted by a stunning180-degree panoramic video, which surrounds the collection of race cars and provides an immersive way to experience the fastest race cars ever built in Los Angeles as they are raced on the region’s famed tracks. Featuring vehicles from every major racing type including midgets, sprint cars, dragsters, off-road cars, IndyCars, land-speed cars and road-racing cars, the panoramic video works alongside the display to take viewers on a visual journey down historic tracks such as El Mirage, Willow Springs International Raceway and Perris Auto Speedway.

Key vehicles on display include a 1963 Ol’Yaller Mark IX, which was one of the last race cars designed and built by Southern California hot rod legend Max Balchowsky; a 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA, one of five FIA-spec factory team cars that competed in the 1964 World Championship and was raced by Dan Gurney in the Targa Florio; a 1967 Long “Shelby Super Snake” with an Ed Pink racing engine, which made history when driver Don Prudhomme accomplished four quarter-mile runs in the six-second range at the 1967 NHRA SpringNationals; and Big Oly, a 1970 Ford Bronco which was raced to a back-to-back victories at the Baja 1000 in 1971 and 1972 by the legendary off-roading team of Parnelli Jones and Bill Stroppe.

“From the early years of auto racing to today, Los Angeles has played a key role in the development and growth of motorsports in North America,” said Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Our new exhibit honors the region’s rich history through some of the finest examples of race car engineering and design, telling a comprehensive story about the legends that helped establish Los Angeles as the diverse racing destination that it is today.”

Preceding the public opening, the Petersen hosted a formal cocktail reception and media preview on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The evening paid homage to LA-based racing icon and race car constructor Parnelli Jones, a motorsports legend known for his victories in nearly every major auto racing event in the United States.  Jones, whose voice is featured in the gallery video, was praised on stage while guests bid on his signed racing memorabilia during a silent auction.

“Legends of Los Angeles” will run through December 1, 2019. To learn more about the new exhibit or the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.


ABOUT THE PETERSEN
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 www.Petersen.org.


ROUSH PERFORMANCE LAUNCHES NEW SUPERCHARGED NITEMARE STREET TRUCK

The 2018 ROUSH F-150 NITEMARE produces 650 horsepower thanks to the new ROUSH TVS R2650 supercharger, adds 22-inch wheels, can be equipped with a ROUSH Active Exhaust System and is now available at all ROUSH authorized Ford Dealers


DETROIT (October 23, 2018) – ROUSH Performance has redefined on-road performance and drag strip dominance with the 2018 F-150 NITEMARE. ROUSH combines the industry-leading ROUSHcharged TVS R2650 Supercharger system with a ROUSH Performance Exhaust System and a host of ROUSH styling components. The ROUSH F-150 NITEMARE is the ultimate street performance truck.

The 2018 F-150 NITEMARE begins with the venerable Ford 5.0L V8 engine. When combined with the all-new ROUSHcharged TVS R2650 Supercharger and ROUSH engine calibration, this platform delivers 650 heart-pounding horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque (50 more horsepower than the previous NITEMARE). This power is transferred to the pavement through a set of 22-inch ROUSH wheels wrapped in Continental Cross Contact LX20 285/45R22 tires. ROUSH further enhances the performance and sound of the F-150 NITEMARE with its standard cat-back exhaust system or the available Active Exhaust System, which enables drivers to switch between loud, quiet, and custom modes via a mobile app or console mounted dial.

“ROUSH has been engineering and racing for over 40 years. The lessons we’ve learned in professional drag, road and stock car racing are bred into our street vehicles,” said Jack Roush Jr. “Our 2018 ROUSH F-150 NITEMARE brings top shelf performance to the street, the drag strip, and anywhere else our customers want to go.”

ROUSH’s modifications continue with aesthetic enhancements to the interior and exterior of the truck. The F-150 NITEMARE receives a custom ROUSH front grille with accent lighting, as well as a front bumper cover, ROUSH Square “R” hitch cover, front windshield banner, hood graphic and side graphics. An optional ROUSH soft tonneau cover by ExTang is also available. The interior of the NITEMARE receives ROUSH molded floor liners by WeatherTech and a ROUSH serialized console badge while a ROUSH leather seating upgrade is available for Regular and SuperCrew cab configurations.

The 2018 ROUSH F-150 NITEMARE starts at $16,999 above the cost of the base vehicle and comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty. For more information on the 2018 ROUSH F-150 NITEMARE or any other ROUSH Performance vehicle, please visit www.roushperformance.com.


ABOUT ROUSH PERFORMANCE
ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush, the winningest name in racing.  Combining performance engineering with entrepreneurship, ROUSH began selling designs he had created for his own team to the wider world of motorsports. Based out of Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. For more on ROUSH please visit www.ROUSHperformance.comor call 800.59.ROUSH.


PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM CELEBRATES JAPANESE CULTURE WITH 19 OF THE WORLD’S RAREST JAPANESE PERFORMANCE CARS


Placed throughout the museum, the collection includes the Infiniti Prototype 9 and Prototype 10, two Toyota 2000GTs, the only 1998 Nissan R390 GT1, a 1978 Dome Zero, a 1969 Mazda Cosmo Sport 100S, two MkIV Toyota Supras, the Mazda RX-7 FD concept model and much more

LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2018) – As part of its ongoing celebration of Japanese culture and automotive tradition, the Petersen Automotive Museum has gathered the most unique and iconic Japanese performance vehicles in the world under one roof. On each floor of the museum, guests will find rare examples of Japanese craftsmanship that encompass a broad range of styles including post-war classics, heavily-modified tuners, supercars and futuristic prototypes.

Beginning in the Vault presented by Hagerty, visitors will find a 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo. Continuing up the elevator to the first floor is a selection of post-war classics such as a 1968 Honda S600 Coupe, which is considered Honda’s first mass-marketed automobile.

On the second floor, the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery and Customization Gallery are home to “The Roots of Monozukuri” and “Fine Tuning,” which represent the interchange that has taken place between east and west for the past 60 years. Key performance vehicles on display in “The Roots of Monozokuri” include Nissan’s first V12-powered racecar, a 1969 Nissan R382, and the world’s first mass-produced two-rotor vehicle, a 1969 Mazda Cosmo Sport 100S. “Fine Tuning” presents a more avant-garde selection of tuner cars including the 1974 Mazda RX-3 built by DNA Garage and a 1993 Toyota Supra Mark IV, which famously became a pop culture icon following its appearance in the film “The Fast and the Furious.”

Offering a third perspective on Japanese design philosophy, the new “Japanese Supercars” exhibit in the Chuck Wegner Gallery gives visitors a rare glimpse of boldly styled, ultra-high-performance vehicles. Cars on display include two one-of-a-kind cars straight from Japan. The 1978 Dome Zero, widely recognized from the video game “Gran Turismo,” is continuing its first-ever tour of North America as a key feature in this display. Sharing the Zero’s exclusivity, the world’s only 1998 Nissan R390 GT1 has just arrived at the museum following the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, where Nissan was this year’s featured marque.

In addition to the above cars, the Petersen is showcasing two Infiniti prototypes for a limited time only outside the Mullin Design Studio. Representing Infiniti’s innovative and ambitious plans for an electrified future, the 2017 Infiniti Prototype 9 and the 2018 Infiniti Prototype 10 have never before been displayed together in a public setting.

The Petersen’s third-floor Perspectives Gallery contains a broad look at automotive history including Hollywood star cars such as the 1967 Toyota 2000GT Roadster from the film “You Only Live Twice.” Driven by James Bond’s love interest, this 2000GT was one of only two models turned into a convertible.

“In one day at the Petersen, guests can experience 60 years of Japanese culture and automotive tradition,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Our Japanese car collection not only covers the past six decades of Japanese dominance in the domestic market but truly illustrates the artfulness and shrewd attention-to-detail that is characteristic of the Japanese design philosophy.”

To learn more about the individual exhibits and the Petersen Automotive Museum collection, please visit www.Petersen.org.


ABOUT THE PETERSEN
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, $14 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under four are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.


FORMULA 1® RACING ARRIVES AT THE CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS


Fast Facts:

  • Formula 1® racing returns to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas from October 19th to October 21st for the 18th race of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™.
  • Lewis Hamilton, driving for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, leads the 2018 FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Championship by 67 points from Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
  • To win his fifth title in Austin, Lewis Hamilton needs to secure eight more points than the Ferrari driver.
  • As a Global Partner and the Official Timepiece of Formula 1®, Rolex shares motorsport’s commitment to groundbreaking technology and its relentless pursuit of engineering precision.
  • Three-time FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion and winner of the UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX in 1968 and 1972, Sir Jackie Stewart, said:
    • “Rolex and Formula 1 are linked by their global appeal and unwavering attention to detail, which has contributed to their strong association.” Marking his 50th year as a Rolex Testimonee in 2018, Sir Jackie continued: “I am honored to be part of the Rolex family, a 50-year relationship is a rare commitment; it has been a fantastic journey together.”
  • The Formula 1 season is contested over eight months and across 21 countries.
  • At every Grand Prix™ the official Rolex Pit Lane Clock provides a visual reminder of the importance of timing, while highlighting the Swiss watch brand’s commitment to motorsport at the highest level.
  • The shared pursuit of performance, excellence and precision unites Rolex and Formula 1®, demonstrating the dedication required to reach the pinnacle of watchmaking and sport.

ABOUT FORMULA 1®
Formula 1® racing began in 1950 and is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition, as well as the world’s most popular annual sporting series. The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™ runs from March to November and spans 21 races in 21 countries across four continents. Formula One World Championship Limited is part of Formula 1, and holds the exclusive commercial rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship™.

Formula 1 is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMA, LSXMB, LSXMK, BATRA, BATRK, FWONA, FWONK) attributed to the Formula One Group tracking stock.

ABOUT ROLEX  
Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Through philanthropic programmes and a broad palette of sponsorship activities, Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports and exploration, and encourages the spirit of enterprise, as well as the conservation of natural environments.

VINTAGE AIR ANNOUNCES NEW AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM FOR THE 1967-72 FORD F-100


The Goodguys “Best New Product” Award-winning, Gen IV SureFit air conditioning system adds modern climate control to the fifth generation of Ford’s iconic pickup.

San Antonio, Texas (October, 2018) – Vintage Air, the leading manufacturer of complete performance air conditioning systems for classics, hot rods and street rods, has announced the release of its all-new Gen IV SureFit air conditioning system for 1967-1972 Ford F-100 pickup trucks.  This system is available as both a Complete Kit as well as an Evaporator Kit and is designed to install with minimal modifications to the original firewall.

The 1967-72 Ford F-100 pickup truck has amassed quite a following of classic truck enthusiasts, particularly in recent years. However, the truck’s lack of factory air conditioning can make time behind the wheel less than enjoyable.  Thankfully, Vintage Air’s Gen IV SureFit air conditioning system makes adding modern climate control to these classic trucks a breeze.

The Gen IV air conditioning system is Vintage Air’s most powerful and intelligent climate control system, employing an exclusive fully-electronic microprocessor control system that eliminates cables or vacuum connections. The separate high capacity copper parallel-flow heat coils and aluminum plate-and-fin cooling coils provide outstanding performance and infinite “just right temperature” air blends, blower fan speed adjustments and high volume dehumidified defrost. The kit also includes new rotary controls for the 1967 models and cable converters, new levers and placard for the 1968-72 factory control panels. Also included is an under-dash panel with factory style louvers, adding to the OEM appearance.

The Gen IV SureFit air conditioning system Complete Kit is available for both 6-cylinder (Part Numbers 951158, 951159) and 8 cylinder (Part Numbers 951156, 951157) models of the F-100.  For those that do not require the under-hood components, Evaporator Kits are also available (Part Numbers 754152, 754153). The 1968-72 version is available for purchase now and the 1967 version will be available as of November 2nd.

Vintage Air SureFit systems are proudly manufactured in the USA, include all parts necessary for installation, and are backed by its standard warranty.  For more information on the Vintage Air Gen IV SureFit Kit for the 1967-72 Ford F100 or any other product, visit www.vintageair.com or call (800) 862-6658.


ABOUT VINTAGE AIR
Vintage Air offers the most comprehensive line of high performance air conditioning components designed for street rods, sport trucks and performance cars. Owned and operated by experienced street rodders who have been involved in the sport for forty years, every Vintage Air product incorporates the very latest technology available and offers you the greatest efficiency and reliability available. Vintage Air’s goal is to help you cool your specialty vehicle in a more informed way and to supply you what you really need to get the job done right!

ROUSH PERFORMANCE RELEASES 650 HORSEPOWER 2018 F-150 SC


The all-new off-road tuned 2018 ROUSH F-150 SC features the new ROUSHcharged TVS R2650 Supercharger and is now available for purchase or custom order at all ROUSH authorized Ford Dealers

DETROIT (October 11, 2018) – ROUSH Performance is excited to announce a new era of off-road performance with the 2018 ROUSH F-150 SC. ROUSH combines the new TVS R2650 Supercharger with an advanced ROUSH/Fox 2.0 off-road suspension to provide an unparalleled driving experience. As always, all of this power and performance is backed with a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

The 2018 F-150 SC builds on the base of the highly capable Ford 5.0-liter V8 engine. When combined with the ROUSH TVS R2650 Supercharger system and ROUSH engine calibration, this platform delivers 650 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 255 horsepower and 210 foot-pounds of torque over factory. ROUSH also turns-up the volume with its dual tip cat-back Performance Exhaust System.

A premium Active Exhaust system is also available as an option. Utilizing electronic valve technology, the system enables drivers to switch between loud, quiet, and custom modes via a mobile app or console mounted switch. The ROUSH Active Exhaust mobile application enables users to have full control over their truck’s sound based on rpm, vehicle speed, and accelerator position.

The F-150 SC gains extra suspension travel and a two-inch lift from a ROUSH/Fox 2.0 suspension upgrade. This suspension kit provides better control over rough terrain, while its heavy-duty reliability provides the confidence to tackle any trail or obstacle. The F150 SC rides on 20-inch ROUSH wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja ATX P3 LT305/55R20 Hybrid All-Terrain Tires providing off-road grip with excellent on-road manners.

“At ROUSH our goal with the F-150 SC was to produce a great blend of performance on and off the road,” said Jack Roush Jr. ”With its ROUSHcharged V8 and Fox suspension, the SC is a mean, dynamic machine.”

ROUSH doesn’t stop at performance modifications; numerous aesthetic changes are highlighted on the F-150 SC to give it an aggressive look on and off the road. ROUSH combines a signature front grille with accent lighting, fender flares with accent lighting, a front bumper cover and a square “R” hitch cover. An optional ROUSH Soft Tonneau Cover by ExTang is also available. ROUSH also offers a fully customizable graphics package for the F-150 SC. Interior modifications include molded floor liners by WeatherTech and a serialized console badge. Optional black and carbon leather seating upgrades, an optional console vault and off-road utility kit are also available. The ROUSH F-150 SC pricing begins at $22,999 over factory MSRP.

Visit www.ROUSHperformance.com today build your F-150 SC and find a ROUSH dealership near you.


ABOUT ROUSH PERFORMANCE
ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush, the winningest name in racing.  Combining performance engineering with entrepreneurship, ROUSH began selling designs he had created for his own team to the wider world of motorsports. Based out of Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. For more on ROUSH please visit www.ROUSHperformance.com or call 800.59.ROUSH.

ROUSH PERFORMANCE LAUNCHES 710 HORSEPOWER STAGE 3 MUSTANG


The all-new 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang combines supercharged performance with track tuned technology and is now available for order or purchase at ROUSH Authorized Dealers

DETROIT (October 9, 2018) – ROUSH Performance has announced that the 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, the highest performance vehicle in ROUSH’s stable, is now being built and shipped to all ROUSH Performance Authorized Ford Dealers.  The 710 horsepower 2019 Stage 3 boasts a 250 horsepower increase over the standard GT with the new ROUSH supercharger and ROUSH calibration.

At the heart of the ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang is the new ROUSH TVS R2650 supercharger.  Based around Eaton’s new R2650 rotating assembly and matched with a newly-designed, high-flowing front inlet, this supercharger improves efficiency and adds serious power. The ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang generates 710 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque from Ford’s 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine. This power is backed up by ROUSH’s 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

The optional ROUSH Active Exhaust System gives the driver total control over the tone of the Stage 3’s exhaust for that signature ROUSH sound. Drivers can customize the sound from a subtle burble to a full-blown roar with a turn of the console-mounted dial.  The fully programmable exhaust enables the driver to be quiet and civilized near home but rowdy and rambunctious on the open road. In conjunction with the console switch, a ROUSH Active Exhaust application enables GPS-targeted zone control of exhaust sound right on their smartphone. The Active Exhaust app gives users full control over valve position based on RPM, vehicle speed, and accelerator position.

ROUSH also raised the bar for performance handling with standard performance one-way height-adjustable coilovers.  These ROUSH coilovers transform the Stage 3 into a dynamic street machine by combining leading ride quality and sport-tuned adjustments. To further optimize the handling of the Stage 3 Mustang for track days or back roads driving, the optional ROUSH Performance three-way adjustable coilover suspension system with ROUSH-tuned valving helps to create relentless grip.  The Stage 3 can achieve 1.07g of lateral grip on the skidpad by independently adjusting the compression as well as high speed and low speed rebound. Finishing the ride and handling package, 20-inch ROUSH quicksilver cast aluminum wheels and 275/35R20 Continental ExtremeContact™ Ultra High-Performance tires come standard.

“At ROUSH we strive to combine race-proven technology with great street dynamics,” said Jack Roush Jr. “When developing the 2019 Stage 3, we have crafted the ultimate, adjustable street and track vehicle.”

The ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang provides dramatic styling upgrades with the ROUSH Aero Body Kit. This kit features a high-flow upper grille with the iconic “3” badge along with a variety of exterior accessories. Each ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang can also be further customized with a wide variety of colors and patterns in the graphics packages.

The modifications continue inside with each Stage 3 receiving ROUSH’s complete Sport Interior Package. Optional upgrades include Recaro “ROUSH” Sport seats, custom six-speed shifter ball, ROUSH billet pedals and a trunk-mounted tool kit.

The 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang starts at $22,925 above the cost of the base vehicle and comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.  For more information on the 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 or any other ROUSH Performance vehicles, visit www.roushperformance.com.


ABOUT ROUSH PERFORMANCE
ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush, the winningest name in racing.  Combining performance engineering with entrepreneurship, ROUSH began selling designs he had created for his own team to the wider world of motorsports. Based out of Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. For more on ROUSH please visit www.ROUSHperformance.comor call 800.59.ROUSH


SUPERFORMANCE TO DEBUT “FUTURE GT FORTY” GT40 SUPERCAR IN MAGNAFLOW BOOTH AT 2018 SEMA SHOW


Custom build pays tribute to both the 50th Anniversary of the historic privateer GT40 MkI P1075 victory at Le Mans in 1968/69 and the current Ford GT’s racing success by putting a competition prepped twin-turbo Ford Ecoboost 3.5L with custom MagnaFlow exhaust and a host of aftermarket components in a Superformance MkI GT40 wearing the current Ford GT endurance racer’s livery – creating the ultimate Ford Performance tribute vehicle

Irvine, Calif. (October, 2018) – Superformance, the leading manufacturer of 1960s-era continuation sports cars, has built a one-of-a-kind GT40 MkI that pays tribute to the historic success of the Ford GT40, while incorporating design notes and the EcoBoost V6 powerplant from the current Ford GT. This bespoke race car will debut at SEMA on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Magnaflow Booth #23543.

The launch of this vehicle will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first-place victory at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race and will pay tribute to the modern Ford GT and its current success in the GT class of the European Le Mans Series. The Superformance GT40 MkI is the highest-quality continuation GT40 available and is the only GT40 Licensed by SAFIR GT40 (owners of the original GT40 Trademarks) and carries the original GT40-P-Series numbers. Built to exacting standards, with over two-thirds of the steel monocoque chassis’ parts interchangeable with an original GT40 car.

This “Future GT Forty” will be powered by a 3.5L Ford EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The engine installation work was handled by the experts at V’s Performance in Orange, California. A handmade and state of the art exhaust system was fabricated by the experts at Magnaflow and the twin turbochargers were provided by Honeywell-Garrett. HRE Wheels supplied the custom pin drive wheels which are wrapped in Michelin tires.  Fuel supply was provided by Aeromotive and HPS supplied the hoses for the vehicle. Other parts include a Centerforce clutch, Ridetech Shockwave air suspension, Dynamat sound insulation, a custom Stitchcraft interior, DEI heat insulation, Speed Hut Custom guages and a Quaife 5 speed transaxle. In addition to supplying the MkI rolling chassis, Superformance and Hillbank Motorsports also painted the current Ford GT livery, added the racing decals and fitted it with modern lighting front and rear.

The “Future GT Forty” will be on display at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in the Magnaflow booth #23543, located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on the “Future GT Forty,” Superformance and its full line of continuation vehicles, visit www.Superformance.comor call (800) 297-6253.


ABOUT SUPERFORMANCE
Superformance is a distributor of Complete Continuation and reproductions of 1960s race and street cars and was one of the first players in the industry.  We have earned our reputation with our attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, fit and finish and customer service.  Our products are endorsed by our licensees from trade mark holders which adds authenticity and increases the resale value.  Superformance products are manufactured using all new parts which are factory assembled to ensure continuity and consistency in construction. All GT40 sales are recorded in the Shelby World registry, Safir and Original GT40 Registry’s. Superformance has a dedicated independent dealer network who together have distributed over 4000 cars worldwide.

APR RELEASES 2.5 TFSI TURBOCHARGER INLET SYSTEM


The all-new high flow Turbocharger Inlet System helps unlock an additional 14 horsepower from the 2017-2018 Audi RS3 and 2016-2018 TTRS

Opelika, Ala. (September, 2018) – APR, a leader in Volkswagen and Audi tuning and engineering, has developed a new high flow Turbocharger Inlet System for the 2.5 liter Audi performance engine. The APR inlet system increases airflow by up to 45% compared to stock, increasing horsepower while improving airflow.

APR’s engineering team has utilized extensive testing and prototyping to ensure that the Turbocharger Inlet System’s organic shaping maximizes the cross-sectional area to improve power and response. The stock inlet pipe achieves a maximum flow rate of 490 cfm, while the APR system reaches a staggering 710 cfm. When dyno tested in conjunction with the APR Stage 1+ ECU upgrade, the turbocharger inlet system achieved a gain of 14 horsepower and 11 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. Power figures as high as 569 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque were achieved on E85 fuel.

The APR Turbocharger Inlet System is constructed with a four-inch carbon fiber inlet tube with a cast aluminum inlet and features interlocking adapter rings to form a port-matched seal with the turbocharger. Larger adapter rings are also available to accommodate larger hybrid turbocharger upgrades. A thick stainless-steel heat shield is integrated into the design to protect the pipe from the turbocharger manifold while an external stainless steel PCV pipe provides proper PCV placement without impacting inlet design.

For more information on the 2.5 TFSI Turbocharger Inlet System or any of APR’s other parts and packages, including finding the nearest APR dealer to you, please visit www.goapr.com.


ABOUT APR
Founded in 1997, APR is the global leader in performance aftermarket products for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, and other vehicles. APR develops and manufactures hardware, software, calibration & data-logging tools for engine and transmission controllers, including intakes, exhaust systems, intercoolers, turbocharger systems, suspension, brake systems, wheels, and more. APR delivers software via a 24-hour automated global delivery system from its 78,000 square foot state of the art facility in Opelika, Alabama. Learn More at www.goapr.com.


ADVANCED FUEL DYNAMICS HIRES GRAY FREDRICK AS DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING


Aftermarket industry veteran Gray Fredrick brings sales and marketing expertise to Advanced Fuel Dynamics to further develop the company’s sales and marketing departments. Fredrick joins the Advanced Fuel Dynamics team after serving as the Business Development Manager at BPS Engineering

Troy, Texas (October, 2018) – Advanced Fuel Dynamics, the leading manufacturer of performance flex fuel systems, has announced that it has hired Gray Fredrick as its new Director of Sales and Marketing.

In his new role, Fredrick will look to expand Advanced Fuel Dynamics sales and marketing efforts. Fredrick will also be responsible for growing Advanced Fuel Dynamics’ brand presence and consumer education.

“We are thrilled to have Gray join the Advanced Fuel Dynamics team,” said Advanced Fuel Dynamics CEO William Clayton. “Gray’s background and knowledge of the aftermarket business as well as his innovative approach to marketing makes him a great fit for this company.”

Fredrick got his start in marketing at Louisiana State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing. An avid car guy, Fredrick pursued further education in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee. After college, Fredrick designed and sold transmissions as the co-founder of American Powertrain. In his spare time, Fredrick enjoys working on his own cars, inventing, writing and frequently contributing automotive tech articles to various automotive publications.


ABOUT ADAVANCED FUEL DYNAMICS
Advanced Fuel Dynamics is the leader in aftermarket flex fuel systems and caters to vehicles in the off-road and performance markets.  AFD has earned its reputation by manufacturing high quality, dyno-proven products to those who want to get the most out of their vehicles and insist on having their aftermarket modifications perform like OEM components. Advanced Fuel Dynamics thoroughly test its products on the street, track and dyno, ensuring the highest-quality product possible. Considering how inconsistent pump E85 is, Advanced Fuel Dynamics is proud that its PROFLEX Commander system gives owners the power to fill their vehicle with their preferred fuel without the worry of a mismatching tune or map. Advanced Vehicle Dynamics allows users to unlock the most power and performance in their performance or off-road vehicle.