To celebrate 4/27, the unofficial holiday for Shelby fans, official Shelby continuation car builder Classic Recreations lent its latest Shelby model, the 1967 GT500CR Classic, to professional race car driver Ariel Biggs. Take a cruise across Mulholland Drive and the PCH with Ariel as she skips work and has a little fun in this 427 powered pony.

The new GT500CR Classic Shelby Mustang offers the iconic aesthetics of the original 1967 GT500 Shelby Mustang with modern amenities such as rack and pinion steering, race-inspired coil over suspension, oversized disc brakes and more. All Classic Recreations vehicles are handbuilt at its facility in Yukon, Oklahoma.

Classic Recreations’ team of skilled technicians and craftsmen have been modifying and building high-performance vehicles for more than 15 years. Each built-to-order vehicle takes approximately four months (nearly 2,500 man hours) of painstaking assembly. Classic Recreations is licensed by Ford Motor Company to build licensed Ford Mustang restorations and continuation cars, and Classic Recreations is a Ford Racing distributor. Each Classic Recreations Shelby comes with an official Shelby serial number and is included in the official Shelby Worldwide Registry. Find out more about how to get your own customized vehicle at


Family-friendly celebration at Quail Lodge & Golf Club will honor the legendary Ness family, highlight cutting-edge Electric Motorcycles and Café Racers, celebrate the Ducati Monster’s 25th anniversary, and offer live music and farm-to-table cuisine

WHAT: The Quail Motorcycle Gathering presented by GEICO Motorcycle, a Peninsula Hotels’ Signature Event, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on May 5th with the display of 300 rare pre- and post-war bikes.

Each year, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering draws thousands of guests to the pristine lawns of Quail Lodge & Golf Club for a showcase of the world’s rarest, fastest and most beautiful motorcycles. Offering farm-to-table cuisine, live entertainment and goods from lifestyle vendors, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will welcome children, families and even pets. This year’s show will feature three new classes representing revolutionary innovation and creativity in the sport of motorcycling. Event guests will discover custom builds from three generations of the iconic Ness family, an Electric Motorcycles class that showcases the evolution of the alt-power motorcycle, a Café Racers class highlighting hand-built bikes with the stripped-down street fighter aesthetic first made popular on England’s backroads, and a special 25th anniversary celebration of the Ducati Monster.

Quail Lodge & Golf Club
8000 Valley Greens Drive
Carmel, California 93923WHEN:  
May 5, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Peninsula Signature Events is organized by The Peninsula Hotels, dedicated to creating world-class bespoke events at its properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris – future openings, Yangon and London. Quail Lodge & Golf Club is home to the following Peninsula Signature Events: The Quail Ride, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, The Quail Rally and The Quail, A Motorsports


Oklahoma-based coachbuilder unveils plans to build turn-key Boss 302, Boss 429 and Mach 1 Mustangs as the first models in its newly announced continuation car program licensed by Ford Motor Company.

Yukon, Okla. (April, 2018) – Classic Recreations has been officially licensed by Ford Motor Company to build the first ever turn-key versions of some of the blue oval brand’s most legendary vehicles, beginning with the 1969-1970 BOSS 302, 1969-1970 BOSS 429 and 1969-1970 Mach 1 Mustangs. Each vehicle will be built to customer specifications using the latest chassis and drivetrain technology paired with new Ford-licensed reproduction parts – giving owners the opportunity to own and drive the most iconic muscle cars ever built, updated to run and drive like modern supercars.

Classic Recreations will debut the first vehicle built under the new license, a BOSS 429 Mustang, at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this November. Classic Recreations is the only licensed continuation car builder to offer the highly sought after BOSS 429 Mustang. The “BOSS 9,” as it is sometimes called in collector car circles, will be built from an original 1969 or 1970 Mustang body, though customers can opt for a brand-new body licensed by Ford, and will come equipped with a custom-built BOSS 429 engine featuring updated valvetrain and cutting-edge EFI and engine management systems.

“We chose to offer these new models because we wanted to expand our Ford offerings beyond just Shelbys,” said Classic Recreations owner Jason Engel. “The BOSS 429 is one of the coolest and rarest Mustangs ever produced, but they have gotten so valuable that most owners won’t drive them. This offers people the chance to own an incredibly rare car that they can actually drive, and with modern chassis and engine tech these cars will actually be faster and easier to drive than the original.”

In addition to the BOSS 429, Classic Recreations will also offer the BOSS 302 and Mach 1. Like the BOSS 429, the BOSS 302 and Mach 1 Mustangs will both begin with original 1969-1970 Mustang bodies or can be built with new Ford-licensed bodies.  The 302 will be offered with two engine options – a current generation Coyote 32 valve Ford Performance V8 crate engine or a 363-cubic inch stroker engine that utilizes a 302 block. The Mach 1 Mustangs can be equipped with any engine option offered by Classic Recreations, including the latest EcoBoost models from Ford or an original FE big block.

Anyone interested in purchasing one of these new models can reach out to the shop to discuss purchasing and timing. For more information about Classic Recreations, please visit

Ford Motor Company trademarks and trade dress used under license to Classic Recreations.

Classic Recreations’ team of skilled technicians and craftsmen have been modifying and building high-performance vehicles for more than 15 years. Each built-to-order vehicle takes approximately four months (nearly 2,500 man hours) of painstaking assembly. Classic Recreations is licensed by Ford Motor Company to build licensed Ford Mustang restorations and continuation cars, and Classic Recreations is a Ford Racing distributor. Each Classic Recreations Shelby comes with an official Shelby serial number and is included in the official Shelby Worldwide Registry. Find out more about how to get your own customized vehicle at


The simple-to-use product lifts and removes dirt and deep stains from leather surfaces, leaving them looking like new.

Burbank, Calif. (April, 2018) – Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care has engineered and produced its own Leather Cleaner, which gently removes stains from any leather surface, rejuvenating its look while protecting it from future damage.

The Advanced Vehicle Care Leather Cleaner refreshes interior surfaces in just a few easy steps. Simply spray it into a microfiber towel or directly on the leather for tough stains. Allow the product to penetrate the stain for a few minutes, then wipe it away.

Jay Leno’s Garage Advance Vehicle Care products were designed by Jay and his team to be an effective, easy to use and an affordable alternative to other products on the market. After being tested and perfected on Jay’s fleet of cars for more than a decade, the team has now released them to the public.

Like all JLG AVC products, Leather Cleaner is made and bottled in the USA. The entire Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care line was specially designed by Jay and his team to clean and protect even the most delicate finishes with professional grade formulations. For more information and to purchase products, please visit

Jay Leno’s Garage is synonymous with beautiful and valuable cars and after more than 20 years of trying every detailing product on the market, Leno and his team decided that they could do a better job of developing superior car care products that would suit their unique needs and the needs of detailers and DIYers around the world. After working closely with in-house chemists and product engineers, the result is the Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care line. All of the Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care chemicals are formulated and bottled in the USA. For more information, visit


Hellwig Products releases new bolt-on single leaf helper springs and rear sway bar engineered to provide increased level load carrying capacity and driver control options for the 2016-18 Ford Transit cargo van and cutaway chassis.

Visalia, Calif. (April 2018) – Hellwig Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, has released its new single leaf helper spring and rear sway bar for the 2016-18 Ford Transit. These helper springs and sway bars work in tandem to allow Transit owners to transport and haul heavy loads with improved safety, stability and comfort by maintaining a level ride height for better overall driver control.

The newly redesigned 2016-18 Ford Transit has exploded onto the fleet scene thanks to its efficient and powerful V6 engine options, large cargo capacity and high payload ratings. But despite its high ratings, heavy loads like packages, tools, and other supplies can overly compress the van’s stock rear springs causing it to sit low in the rear, altering the center of gravity, which negatively affects handling and braking. Now with Hellwig’s new Helper Springs and Rear Sway bar the Transit’s rear suspension can better support a load up to the vehicle’s rated GVWR and corner safely.

Hellwig’s new Helper Spring (Part # 1904) for the Ford Transit features a single leaf helper spring rated for up to 2,500-pounds and will improve handling, safety and driver control by helping maintain a level ride height on a loaded vehicle. The amount of load support can be easily adjusted using the end U-bolts to dial-in the spring rate to match the specific load and to level the vehicle left to right if the load is uneven. A level vehicle puts weight back on the front tires leading to better braking, handling and more even tire wear. These Helper Springs fit both the cutaway chassis and cargo van version of the Transit, but do not fit the passenger van models.

To further improve driver control, Hellwig Products offers an upgraded 1 3/8-inch solid rear sway bar. This sway bar is available for single wheel 150, 250 and 350 vans with a factory installed rear sway bar (Part #7759) and 350HD dually vans and cutaway chassis with a factory installed rear sway bar (Part#7766). The upgraded rear sway bar works in conjunction with the front factory sway bar, to minimize body roll, resulting in less weight transfer during cornering and more predictable handling. This bolt-on upgraded bar is forged from 4140 Chromoly steel, heat treated for durability, and features a forged 3-hole adjustable end to allow you to tune the stiffness to match your load and driving style.

Both the Hellwig Ford Transit Helper Spring and Rear Sway Bar can be easily installed with simple hand tools and come with all necessary parts and hardware. Hellwig Helper Springs and Sway Bars are made in the USA and come with a Lifetime Warranty on all steel parts. For more information on Hellwig’s Transit Helper springs visit

A family owned business for 71 years, Hellwig Products specializes in American made, precision engineered products. This 4th generation California family run company started in 1946 selling helper springs to customers door to door. In the 71 years since, Hellwig Products continues to help enthusiasts with all their suspension needs. Hellwig is constantly improving their products to develop the best performance suspension parts in the industry. For more information please visit


Titled “Custom Revolution,” the exhibit displays important builds from the movement’s most iconic visionaries of the past decade such as Ian Barry, Michael “Woolie” Woolaway, Roland Sands and more

Los Angeles (April 16, 2018) – The Petersen Automotive Museum opened a new exhibit to the public on Saturday, April 14 in the Richard Varner Family Gallery. Dedicated to the art of alternative motorcycle customization, the exhibit titled “Custom Revolution” gathers the works of the most influential and innovative alternative bike builders of the past decade, marking the very first museum display in the world devoted to this groundbreaking movement.

Guest curated by motorcycle historian and author Paul d’Orleans, “Custom Revolution” celebrates visionaries who are pushing the creative edges of motorcycle design and dramatically influencing the current generation of factory-built machines. Twenty-five bikes are on display representing builders such as Roland Sands, Shinya Kimura, Kengo Kimura, Uwe Ehinger, Kenny Cummings, Alp Sungurtekin, Cristian Sosa, Woolie Woolaway and Ian Barry.

Notable bikes include the Glemseck 101 winner “E-Lisabad,” an electric dragster built by Krautmotors in 2017 from a BMW scooter chassis; the rarely seen “Black” by Falcon Motorcycles, which was built in 2014 and based on the 1952 Vincent Black Shadow; and the “Rondine” by Medaza Cycles, winner of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building.

“This exhibit is an impressive accomplishment for the Petersen in more ways than one,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “’Custom Revolution’ represents the world’s first-ever custom bike exhibit and the museum’s 42nd exhibit opening since our grand re-opening in 2015. We’re excited to keep pushing boundaries year after year and especially thrilled we could accomplish this with an exhibit as artistically significant as this one.”

The Petersen kicked off this monumental display on Friday, April 13 with an opening reception and media preview featuring live entertainment, gourmet food and specialty alcohol vendors. The evening concluded with a panel discussion with automotive journalist Charles Fleming, Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer, Deus Ex Machina Design Director Woolie Woolaway, Falcon Motorcycles Builder Ian Barry and Alta Motors CTO and Co-founder Derek Dorresteyn.

“Custom Revolution” will run through March 10, 2019.  For more information about the exhibit or 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


Titled “L’époque des Carrossiers: The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders,” the exhibit displays hand-built coachwork on some of the world’s most revered automobiles—the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, the 1939 Bugatti Type 57SC Aravis Cabriolet, the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS “Goutte d’Eau” and more

Oxnard, California (April 16, 2018) – On Saturday, April 14, the Mullin Automotive Museum opened its newest exhibit featuring the “crown jewels” of its collection. Entitled “L’époque des Carrossiers: The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders,” the display showcases the finest and most renowned sculpture, artifacts and vehicles that represent the skill and unparalleled craftsmanship of esteemed French master coachbuilders.

The Era of Coachbuilding was marked by elegantly-designed and hand-crafted automobile bodies that were commissioned by society’s most prominent members, using artisans and visionaries to craft bespoke works of rolling art. “L’époque des Carrossiers” explores the greatest vehicles of this genre, featuring the works of preeminent French builders such as Bugatti, Citroen, De Villars, Figoni and Falaschi, Henri Chapron, Henri Labourdette, Million, Guiet & Cie., Pourtout, Jacques Saoutchik, Vanvooren, and Gabriel Voisin.

This exhibit marks the return of several cars that are fresh off major wins including the 1939 Bugatti Type 57SC Aravis Cabriolet by Jean Bugatti and Gangloff, which just received “Best in Show at the 2018 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance. Guests will also find notable classics such as the 2018 “Best of the Best” winner, the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic by Jean Bugatti, as well as the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS ‘Goutte d’Eau’ (teardrop). The teardrop, which will join the exhibit in October, was designed by Joseph Figoni and was named “Best of the Best” in 2016.

“Our new exhibit pays tribute to the artistry of France’s finest coachbuilders through the most exceptional examples of their work,” said Peter Mullin, founder and CEO of the Mullin Automotive Museum. “While many of the cars stay true to the French automotive styling and share similarities in their design, the exhibit helps highlight the subtle nuances that distinguish each artist from one another.”

“L’époque des Carrossiers” will run through Spring 2019. To purchase tickets or learn more about the Mullin Automotive Museum, please visit

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.


June 17 show will present more than 100 of the rarest and most exotic cars ever built – including a special silver class to commemorate the show’s anniversary – lining the exclusive Beverly Hills avenue amongst the finest restaurants and luxury shops in the world

Beverly Hills, CA (April 16, 2018) – The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance will return to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 17 to celebrate 25 years of the popular Father’s Day tradition. The event – which remains free for spectators – will welcome more than 30,000 guests to Beverly Hills, offering dads and their families a chance to peruse a prestigious selection of vehicles—all while catching glimpses of Hollywood elite in the presence of the posh restaurants and designer stores that inhabit the city’s most famous street.

Commemorating the show’s 25th anniversary, a special class of silver cars will include some of the most exceptional automobiles in motoring history, each painted silver. Early entries in this class include coachbuilt beauties like the exceptionally rare 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia from the Sydorick collection, supercars like the 1994 Bugatti EB110 SS from the Mullin Automotive Museum and celebrity owned vehicles like acclaimed director John Frankenheimer’s 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III from the Petersen Automotive Museum.

“This year’s event will feature an unprecedented lineup of classic, exotic, luxury and supercars,” said Bruce Meyer, Chairman of the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. “As interest has grown over the last quarter-century, owners of world-class classic and sports cars have specifically chosen our Concours to display their prized vehicles. Our Father’s Day show will reflect the diverse interests of the thousands of families in attendance, displaying only the best from each class.”

From its beginnings at Beverly Hills High School to its emergence as a must-attend Father’s Day tradition, the Rodeo Drive Concours has become one of the most eagerly awaited annual events in Los Angeles. Considered a family tradition for many Angelinos, the show offers a unique experience for car lovers and their families that simply want to enjoy a Summer day on one of the most iconic streets in the world.

“The Rodeo Drive Concours is a tradition that brings us all together to spend time with our loved ones, meet celebrities of the automotive world, and of course, admire the most amazing cars, right here in Beverly Hills,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold. “I am delighted to be part of the 25th anniversary of the Concours, and I am honored to share it not only with my neighbors, but with the rest of Los Angeles and car lovers from around the world.”

Registration for show vehicles is open now, click here to apply. Visitors will have an opportunity to view and photograph rare and exotic vehicles, shop luxury boutiques and enjoy fine cuisine while experiencing the Concours with the whole family. The event will also host the Beverly Hills Police Foundation, a non-profit charity raising funds for officers and their families. Parking for the event is available at local parking garages and entry to the event is free.

About Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive is internationally recognized as the intersection of fashion and entertainment, an exceptional destination for both Southern California residents and visitors from around the globe. More than 100 distinguished retailers help create an unparalleled atmosphere only found on the three blocks of this famed drive. In addition to the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, Rodeo Drive also hosts distinguished events throughout the year, including Runway to Rodeo, Celebrating Over 50 Years of Luxury®, the Beverly Hills Holiday Lighting Ceremony® and many more! For more information about Rodeo Drive, please visit


Jim and Mike Ring discuss the growing problem of overseas and domestic counterfeiters duplicating their products and help educate consumers on how to distinguish a genuine Ringbrothers product from a knock-off

Jim and Mike Ring, co-owners and founders of Ringbrothers, have been engineering, designing and developing billet parts since they began their business more than 15 years ago. Now, they are the latest victims in what has become an increasing trend in the automotive aftermarket -counterfeit products.

The Rings believe in honesty and transparency and they felt the need to put out a message to the industry to inform consumers that others are knocking off their products. The Rings want to make sure that customers are protected and are making informed purchasing choices.

“We wanted to let people know what was going on so they could be aware and purchase the real thing,” said Mike Ring. “We don’t want people getting swindled or equipping their vehicles that they’ve put so much time, energy and money into getting ruined because they used inoperative counterfeit products.”  Jim Ring added, “People are literally taking our products, making cheap, poorly engineered copies with inferior materials and passing them off as their own and we feel strongly that this isn’t right. It’s not right to us, it’s not right for the people we employ and it’s not right to consumers.”

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Ringbrothers LLC – ( Based in Spring Green, WI, Ringbrothers has rocketed into the top ranks of American car builders over the past decade, winning numerous design awards including the Chevrolet “Best in Show” award at the 2014 and 2016 SEMA Shows, back-to-back Goodguys Street Machine of the Year awards, multiple Mothers’ Shine awards, countless magazine covers and several builds commissioned by OEMs. Founders Mike and Jim Ring also design and manufacture some of the most detailed billet interior and exterior parts that money can buy, beautifully designed with architectural lines and incredible craftsmanship, all made in the USA. Each piece of automotive jewelry that leaves the facility gives buyers an opportunity to make their very own Ringbrothers inspired cars that truly stand apart.

Classic Car Studio Gears Up for Season Two of “Speed is the New Black”

The St. Louis-based restoration and performance shop lead by Noah Alexander has started production on the second season of its hit show on Velocity Channel which will debut later in 2018.

St. Louis (April 12, 2018) – Classic Car Studio (CCS), the automotive restoration and custom shop that is the focus of Velocity Channel’s show “Speed is the New Black” has begun production on the second season of its breakout hit show, which is set to begin airing in the latter half of 2018.

Last year, CCS Owner Noah Alexander was approached by Velocity Channel, a Discovery Communications network, regarding filming a show about his St. Louis shop. The first season of “Speed is the New Black” debuted with great reviews and strong ratings, ranking second among the coveted men 18-34 demographic at Velocity Channel, which reaches 70 million households.

“These cars are built for real customers not just for TV,” said Alexander. “This upcoming season will feature some incredible new builds but even more emphasis on how well they perform by putting the vehicles to the test, either at local tracks, or on closed down city streets.”

The show is centered around the crew at Classic Car Studio offering viewers an insider’s look at their expert craftsmanship in every step of the build process, along with the camaraderie that is essential to real teamwork. Their character, chemistry, knowledge and keen attention to detail generates innovative builds that exceed customer expectations. By breathing life into each project, Noah and his team provide innovation, expertise and a lifetime of memories for loyal clients.

This unique approach was evident in the premiere season of “Speed is the New Black,” which was highlighted by the build of a 1966 Chevrolet C10 named “Tiffany,” a twin-turbocharged pickup that features a 346ci LS1 producing upwards of 1,000 horsepower. Another season-one creation, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air featured a blend of pro-touring and high-bank speedway styling cues backed by a 383 stroker motor and RideTech suspension set up to help the car handle. Another popular season one build was a 1990 Porsche 911 that rolled into the shop with an 80’s vibe thanks to Guards red paint and a “whale tail.” The team gave the 964 model Porsche a “modern outlaw” look with Sunoco blue paint, Rotiform wheels, lowered KW suspension, and custom euro-style headlights.  At the conclusion of every build, Noah accompanies the client in their renovated ride and shows them the power and performance each build is capable of.

The new season of “Speed is the New Black” will air on the Velocity Channel, Wednesday Nights at 9/8c. Catch a preview of the Classic Car Studio builds by following its Instagram and Facebookpages. The crew will be at events throughout the country including: the St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous in Missouri, May 11th-12th; Hot Rod Power Tour in Kentucky, June 9th – 15th; Goodguys in Columbus, Ohio, July 6th – 8th; Hot August Nights Reno, Nevada, August 8th – 11th; and SEMA in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 30th – November 2nd.

Classic Car Studio is a St. Louis-based automotive restoration, custom and performance shop that does all its work in-house, including metal fabrication, paint & body, electrical wiring and upholstery. Founded by Noah Alexander in 2006, the custom shop has exceled at creating vehicles that deliver unforgettable and nostalgic experiences. In 2017, recognizing the success of Classic Car Studio, Velocity Channel offered Noah his own show called, “Speed is the New Black.” For more information on the studio visit: