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Now Open at The Mullin: “Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique”

The Mullin Automotive Museum offers a one of a kind retrospective on one of France’s greatest automakers featuring work from its beginning to the present day. The exhibit is now open and is the biggest Citroen exhibit ever held in the U.S.

Oxnard, Calif. (March 14th, 2017) —The Mullin Automotive Museum is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition celebrating the beauty and technological excellence of French automaker Citroën. “Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique,” features cars from the entire history of the company as well as an in-depth look at Andre Citroën. The exhibit will run through the spring of 2018.

Citroën has built a reputation over the last 98 years as being a company willing to take risks and do things differently. It has managed to continually push the boundaries of technology and styling without losing its unique Gallic charm, something which is so evident in vehicles like the DS and the 2CV. Founded in 1919 by Andre Citroën, the company was responsible for building Europe’s first affordable mass-produced car, the Citroën Type A. The company also popularized the front wheel drive layout in addition to unibody construction and four-wheel independent suspension with its revolutionary Traction Avant executive car.

“Citroën is a marque that has always appealed to me on some level,” said Peter Mullin, founder and CEO of the Mullin Automotive Museum. “The way in which the company set about designing its often odd but always stunning vehicles, packing them with wildly innovative technologies, is fascinating to me. I’m so pleased that we will soon be able to share these incredible vehicles with the public who may not have ever seen them in person and I hope we’re able to create a new legion of Citroën devotees.”

“Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique” represents the most comprehensive look at the history of the famed French automaker ever attempted in North America and honors one of the world’s greatest and quirkiest manufacturers. The exhibition features 46 of the world’s most historic and unique Citroëns including a number of vehicles bodied by French coachbuilder Chapron, a rare twin-engined 2CV Sahara, a Traction Avant Cabriolet and an iconic HY Van. Visitors will also get to see modern Citroëns such as the 2007 C6 and the 2009 C3 Pluriel as well as several late production model 2CVs dating from the 1980s and early 1990s, none of which were ever sold in the U.S.

The exhibition opened on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 with semi-private tours available on Tuesdays and Thursdays and public days on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Tickets are encouraged to be purchased in advance through the Mullin Museum’s website. For more information on Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique please visit www.MullinAutomotiveMuseum.com or call 805.385.5400.

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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 www.MullinAutomotiveMuseum.com. 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.

AMELIA ISLAND AUCTIONS REVEAL NEW MAJOR COLLECTOR CAR TRENDS

The auctions at Amelia Island exposed emerging trends for collectible cars and set the tone for 2017 auction season.

Phoenix, Ariz. (March 12, 2017) — As the events at Amelia Island come to an end, three trends have become readily apparent from the collector car auctions. After studying results from the five auctions that ran over three days, post-sale analysis reveals that the impact of younger enthusiasts and investors has begun to impact both vehicle selection for these sales as well as the overall collector car market, driving up values for vehicles that were not historically considered “blue chip investment” cars.

Trends from Amelia Island auctions included booming prices for European exotics built in the ‘80s and ‘90s as well as a continued rise in prices for the Porsche market buoyed by the constant climb in price for air-cooled 911s, which also has created lift for earlier vehicles across the 356 vehicles and water-cooled vehicles like the 944 and 928. On a related note, the desire for Italian exotics amongst the younger set paired with historically high prices for Ferraris has begun to push the non-traditional Italian marque, like Lancia, Maserati and Fiat, to new highs.

With Gen X-ers and Millennials now coming into money, the market has taken an interesting turn in regard to the supercars and sports cars of the 1980s and 1990s. This is often thought of as the “bedroom wall poster car” factor. This trend is especially evident in the markedly increased hammer prices for once unloved exotics such as the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lamborghini Countach. For example, a 1986 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 Quattrovalvole coupe sold at the Bonhams auction for $335,500, and was the third-highest selling vehicle at Bonhams. Just a few years ago, one could expect to pay well below $100,000 for a clean Testarossa, but these cars are now trading in the low to mid-six figure range and clean Countach models are selling for nearly half a million dollars. The third highest-selling vehicle for the weekend was a 1995 Ferrari F50 coupe that went for $2,392,500 at RM Sotheby’s.

One trend that has been covered extensively is the meteoric rise of air-cooled Porsche 911 prices over the past five years, though something that has become more obvious is the rising tide effect this is having on all Porsches, in particular the 356 market and the market for front engine water-cooled cars such as the 944 Turbo and the 928. The market for the 356 in particular has been incredibly stable for the better part of a decade, but now that 911 fever have propelled the values of the other Porsches to untold heights, the smaller, less powerful 356 has become attractive to younger buyers. This was evident at the auctions with roughly 24 Porsche 356 models crossing the block across the five auctions. A 1964 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 coupe went for $517,000 and Gooding & Company.

Mid-century Ferraris have always served as blue chip investments for those in the classic car community. Cars like the Ferrari 250 SWB, the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 or the Daytona have historically been reliable investments though the stratospheric prices that these cars command has made them inaccessible for nearly all collectors. As a result of this, buyers are turning to alternative Italian marques such as Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia. A 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia went for $80,300 at Bonhams with prices only bound to rise. The availability of parts and marque specialists makes these cars particularly appealing to first-time classic buyers, for whom buying something from a more prestigious manufacturer might be intimidating. Lancias are also seeing an uptick in value, especially the now-legal Delta Integrale models which made such a splash on the world rally circuit in the 1980s. Even humble Fiats are generating interest from collectors, especially the V6 powered Fiat Dino coupes and convertibles as well as models from the 1950s. One of the best-selling Italian vehicles during the auctions was a 1936 Lancia Astura Series III Cabriolet selling for $2,145,000 at the RM Sotheby’s auction.

The classic car collector market continues to change and grow in interesting ways. The average age of collectors is getting younger and the types of vehicles that are being thought of as collector cars is changing drastically and as a direct result the market is becoming more accessible to people shopping at a lower price point. While some see doom and gloom on the horizon, the future looks incredibly bright as more people get into the hobby and take it in unexpected directions.

ABOUT CLASSICCARS.COM
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, ClassicCars.com is home to the industry’s largest community of collector car owners, buyers and enthusiasts. ClassicCars.com is devoted to helping owners sell classic vehicles online. Featuring more than 30,000 vehicles for sale by private sellers, auction houses, and specialty dealerships around the world, ClassicCars.com is home to the world’s largest online selection of classic and collector vehicles for sale. For more information, visit www.ClassicCars.com.

Dinan Launches Its DINANTRONICS Tuning Hardware for B58-Equipped BMWs

Dinan unveils its fully warrantied high-powered DINANTRONICS tuning platform for BMW’s newest turbocharged inline-6.

Morgan Hill, Calif. (March 2017) – Dinan has built a reputation as being America’s foremost tuner of BMW automobiles. One of the key factors in that reputation is Dinan’s industry leading warranty which matches BMW’s own new car warranty. Now, owners of BMW’s latest M240i, 340i and 440i equipped with the B58 engine who are after more power without sacrificing reliability, can feel the “Dinan Difference” with the all new DINANTRONICS performance tuner.

BMW’s B-series of engines take advantage of an all new modular architecture that allows them to be incredibly power dense and efficient while offering flexibility in terms of packaging. The B58 in particular is a powerhouse with direct fuel injection and a single twin-scroll turbo that helps the motor to reliably produce in excess of 300 horsepower. Despite doing truly excellent work on this engine, BMW managed to leave some performance on the table which is where Dinan steps in.

The DINANTRONICS performance tuner is an extremely advanced piece of hardware that monitors and ties into a variety of systems in order to safely push the performance of the B58 beyond what BMW offers. Users can expect gains of upwards of 40hp and 60 lb-ft of torque over stock and even more with supporting modifications.

The DINANTRONICS system features Dinan’s legendary warranty that matches BMW’s own new car warranty and is the only performance tuning software available for purchase through BMW dealers. The Dinan Difference means experiencing performance without sacrifice, and it is here that the DINANTRONICS unit truly excels. It also the only tuning device to be emissions legal in all 50 states.

Every Dinan product comes with our factory matching new car warranty and is designed and tested in Morgan Hill, California and can be purchased and installed at any Dinan Approved BMW dealerships nationwide. For more information on products and signature vehicles, visit www.dinancars.com. Follow Dinan on Instagram, Facebook and Google Plus.

ABOUT DINAN

Founded in 1979, Dinan is well established as North America’s premier BMW and MINI tuner. Dinan develops, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of high performance products and systems, distributed through a nationwide network of Authorized Dinan BMW and MINI Performance Centers that includes select BMW Dealerships and Independent BMW Service/High Performance facilities.

Dinan’s comprehensive warranty program, introduced in 1997 provides BMW and MINI owners with matching coverage to that offered by the new car warranty, ensuring that Dinan performance enhancements and the car they have been installed in are covered for up to 4 years or 50,000 miles; including consequential damages. BMW automobiles can now be performance-tuned without the associated concern of negatively affecting the new car warranty coverage, making the idea of enhanced driving fun and excitement appealing to a much broader range of drivers.

 

2017 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT LOGO NOW AVAILABLE ON LLOYD MATS CUSTOM FIT CAR MATS

Lloyd Mats has announced the addition of the new Grand Sport logo to its extensive catalog of officially licensed GM logos available on its custom fit plush carpet floor mats for the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport.

Lloyd Mats, the leader in custom-fit automotive floor mats, is excited to announce that the new Corvette Grand Sport logo is now available. This new officially licensed GM logo can be applied to Lloyd Mats’ popular plush carpet floor mat models for the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.

The Corvette Grand Sport first appeared back in 1963 when it was developed as a factory racer aimed at ending the Shelby Cobra dominance of the racing series of the time. Over 50 years later, the Grand Sport is still the top performer in the Corvette lineup, though it is now built to be the ultimate street performance car. For those lucky enough to own one, Lloyd Mats now offers the officially licensed Grand Sport logo so Corvette enthusiasts can protect their interior while proudly displaying the iconic moniker of their performance machine.

The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport logo will be available on the Luxe, Ultimat, and Berber 2 plush carpet mats. The Luxe Mats are the top of the line mats offered with the thickest, heaviest, and deepest pile. The Ultimats are the original custom plush mat with premium continuous filament nylon that’s twice the weight and density of factory mats. The Berber 2 Mats combine the classic look of traditional Berber and the durability of modern materials to create a unique, stylish, long wearing automotive floor mat.

Lloyd Mats’ GM-licensed C7 Corvette Grand Sport logo is available through every major Lloyd Mats distributor. Like all Lloyd mats, buyers can fully customize their Corvette mats with their choice of available logos and emblems, carpet colors and binding colors, and are fully compatible with all factory anchor points and fasteners to keep your mats secure. For more information on Lloyd Mats or its licenses and to find a dealer, please visit www.LloydMats.com.

ABOUT LLOYD MATS
Founded in 1978 and employee owned, Lloyd Mats is the high-quality leader in custom-fit automobile floor mats. With six carpet and three all-weather brands, Lloyd Mats manufactures all of its products in the United States. Providing more colors, licenses, vehicle fitments and product types than any other manufacturer, the Southern California-based company has developed more than 12,000 unique patterns and applications of floor mats, including automotive trademark, lifestyle, military and personalized embroidered designs. All Lloyd Mats’ products also come equipped with factory-compatible safety anchors. For more information, visit www.LloydMats.com.

THE KING TO HOLD COURT AT THE PETERSEN

at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan on June 14, 2013.

NASCAR legend and American icon Richard Petty will be honored at the Petersen Automotive Museum with an all-star dinner and Q & A in tribute to Petty’s life and career.

Los Angeles, Calif. (March 7TH, 2017) – The Petersen Automotive Museum, along with Hostetler Companies and Ford Performance, will honor “The King” Richard Petty, on March 23rd, 2017. The event will feature an all-star panel including Jeff Gordon, Kyle Petty, Rusty Wallace and Mike Helton with NASCAR. Also Mike Joy, lead race announcer for FOX NASCAR, will MC the event. As part of the tribute, the Petersen will also honor Petty with the museum’s Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Stock car racing is one of the most uniquely American forms of motorsport and nobody casts as big of a shadow in that world as Richard Petty,” said Terry Karges, Executive Director of the Petersen Museum. “His larger than life persona and incredible talent behind the wheel have done more for the sport than just about anyone else and we’re thrilled to help him celebrate his 80th birthday.”

The evening will also feature a live auction hosted by Barrett Jackson with Joseph Mast as the auctioneer. Among the items being auctioned are a 2017 Ford Mustang Richard Petty 80th Tribute Edition styled by The King himself, a one of a kind Disney Pixar custom drawing with Lightning McQueen and Petty, a signature custom designed Charlie 1 Horse cowboy hat worn by Richard Petty and a custom painted Tennessee Electric Guitar which was created and painted to celebrate The King’s seven championship-winning cars. There will also be a mobile silent auction beginning on March 9th through March 23rd, 2017, which can be accessed through the Petersen’s website. The charity auctions will benefit both the Petersen Automotive Museum and the Petty Family Foundation.

The Petersen will also recognize the American icon with its highest honor, the 2017 Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award, for his contributions to motor racing. Previous winners of the Petersen Award include Dan Gurney, Art Chrisman, Carroll Shelby, George Barris, Andy Granatelli, The Ford Family, Vic Edelbrock, Jack Roush, Ed “Isky” Iskenderian, “Speedy” Bill Smith, Alex Xydias, Wally Parks and Ed Pink.

This event honoring Petty is being presented by a number of incredible sponsors including Smithfield, Barrett Jackson, BASF, Canepa, Charlie 1 Horse, Goody’s, Heidi Mraz, Hendrick Motorsports, Jeff Gordon Cellars, Magnaflow, NASCAR, Omix ADA Rugged Ridge, Petty’s Garage, Pixar, SEMA, Standard Tool and Equipment, Greenworks and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tickets for this event are open to the public and may still be available for purchase via https://petersen.org/petty.

For more information on the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org or call 323/964.CARS. For more information on Richard Petty please visit www.RichardPettyMotorsports.com. For more information on NASCAR please visit www.NASCAR.com.

THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM FOUNDATION
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation 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 $15 for general admission adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, $7 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10am to 6pm. For general information, call 323/930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.

THE PETTY FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Petty Family Foundation was formed as a way for the entire family to stay involved with their community. Since its inception in 2008, the Petty Family Foundation has been dedicated to unlocking the potential of people and organizations by providing financial support where necessary. Staying true to the Petty family ideals, the foundation focuses primarily on supporting organizations that serve children and members of the military. The Petty Family Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization. For more information visit www.PettyFamilyFoundation.org.

MAGNAFLOW’S NEW EXHAUST LETS THE “BABY M” RIP

MagnaFlow announces its new cat-back exhaust system for BMW’s M2.

Oceanside, CA. (March, 2017) –MagnaFlow has been working closely with the BMW community to design some of the most desirable and highest quality exhaust systems on the market for the recent crop of turbocharged Bimmers. Its efforts have been rewarded with an overwhelming response, especially to the systems designed for cars from BMW’s storied M division and now that there is a new baby M-car in the form of the M2, it was time for MagnaFlow to go back to the drawing board and cook up something new. It’s with great pleasure that MagnaFlow would like to announce the release of its new stainless steel cat-back performance exhaust system for the 2016+ BMW M2.

The M2 is of course based on the much loved 2-series platform and the stout N55 engine, tuned for approximately 365 horsepower in this application. The M2 was the recipient of a number of M-division’s tricks of the trade to increase performance across the board but one area in which the folks over at M can always use a little help is in the exhaust sound department. The N55 isn’t a bad sounding engine but in a car like the M2, it should be a little more aggressive. This is where MagnaFlow steps in.

The new Sport series cat-back system for the M2 features 3-inch stainless steel tubing, upgraded AFM valves, high-spec V-band clamps, quad 4-inch polished tips or carbon fiber tips are an option. This system should offer a smooth deep tone with none of the highway drone you might get from a lesser system and unlike many other systems, the MagnaFlow Sport series will make an estimated 7 horsepower and 7 lb-ft of torque.

The Sport series cat-back system for the BMW M2, like all MagnaFlow products, is 100% designed and built in America and carries MagnaFlow’s limited lifetime warranty. This system includes all hardware necessary for installation and is fully 50-state emissions compliant. For more information about this system or any of MagnaFlow’s other BMW products please visit www.MagnaFlow.com to find a dealer near you.

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About MagnaFlow:

MagnaFlow got its start as a natural extension of Car Sound Exhaust systems. Our parent company specializes in superior catalytic converter technology and has spent the last 30 years earning its reputation as a market leader around the world. We’re proud to continue this tradition through producing the best sounding, best performing and most durable exhaust components in the world. If you’re looking for quality, power and sound, then you’re looking for MagnaFlow:www.MagnaFlow.com. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram and Google Plus.

HRE LAUNCHES NEW S2H SERIES WITH HIDDEN HARDWARE

 

HRE brings a minimalist view to its popular three-piece Series S2.

San Diego, Calif. (March, 2017) – HRE Performance Wheels has built a reputation for itself by constantly pushing the envelope of what is possible with forged aluminum wheels. This relentless drive for improvement has led them back to the extremely popular Series S2 of wheels which they are now offering with hidden hardware. This gives these three-piece styles a new look while keeping with the S2 design language, offering customers more selection options.

When the S2 was launched, it represented a huge investment of time and resources for HRE. The aggressive and complex designs were aimed squarely at the exotic car market with an eye towards Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari owners in particular,while also appealing to large sedans and SUVs. The S2H maintains this core market segment but continues to expand into other growing wheel markets as well.

“The S2H represents a growing trend for HRE of offering similar design themes in multiple formats,” said HRE President Alan Peltier. “With the addition of S2H, we’re able to better appeal to varied customer tastes on a wider scale.”

The new hidden hardware variants of the S2H starts at $2,800/wheel, are available in diameters 20”, 21”, 22” and 24” and are designated by adding an “H” to the end of the model number, e.g. S200H, S201H, S204H, S207H and S209H. The Series S2H will retain the strength and quality that people have come to expect from HRE, along with the signature 360 degree spoke surfacing.

All HRE wheels are engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for optimal acceleration, handling and braking performance. Each wheel is built-to-order and there are nearly infinite fitment, color and finish options available for the ultimate custom-tailored wheel buying experience.

About HRE Performance Wheels:
HRE designs, engineers and manufactures 3-piece and 1-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance & Luxury cars and SUVs in their San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility. HRE’s built-to-order wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit www.HREWheels.com or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.

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CLASH OF AMERICA’S TWO-WHEELED TITANS AT THE PETERSEN

The Petersen Automotive Museum newest exhibit, which showcases the rivalry between America’s two greatest motorcycle manufacturers, Harley-Davidson and Indian, is now open.

Los Angeles, Calif. (March 3rd, 2017) – The Petersen Automotive Museum has unveiled its newest exhibition of two-wheeled history: Harley vs. Indian. America’s two most celebrated motorcycle manufacturers have a long-documented rivalry that spans more than a century and has spawned some of the world’s most amazing remarkable motorcycles. The exhibition, presented by Bonnier Corporation, is now open to the public in the Richard Varner Family Gallery and will run through early February 2018.

The Harley vs. Indian exhibition features racing motorcycles, road motorcycles, scooters, trikes and more from both Harley-Davidson and Indian’s long histories as manufacturers. The exhibit showcases the incredible similarities and marked differences in the approach of both companies to solving complex mechanical problems. It also takes an in-depth look at the famous Harley-Davidson and Indian racing rivalry that drove much of their respective technological innovations.

Among the two-wheel works of art on display are a 1936 Harley Davidson Knucklehead, a 1939 Indian Super Scout, a 1920 Indian Daytona racer, as well as both companies’ modern flat-track racing bikes. The three-wheeled offerings on display include a 1922 Harley with a period sidecar and a 1936 Indian Dispatch Tow. The exhibition also features minibikes and scooters, including a 1948 Indian Stylemaster and a 1963 Harley-Davidson Topper.

“All of us at the museum share a great passion for motorcycles,” said Terry Karges, Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum. “It’s our great pleasure to be able to showcase the history of these two incredible American manufacturers and to educate the public on their contributions to American culture throughout the last century.”

The opening reception for Harley vs. Indian was held at the museum on March 2, 2017 and featured KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez as well as a discussion panel featuring Nevin Pontious from Deus Ex Machina, Petersen board member Richard Varner, Cycle World editor Mark Hoyer and AMA Hall of Famer Don Emde. The evening was also filled with other motorcycle luminaries including Go Takamine of BratStyle, Shinya Kimura, Julian Heppekausen of Deus and many more.

For more information about the event or exhibit, visit www.Petersen.org or call 323/964-CARS. For more information about Harley-Davidson please visit www.Harley-Davidson.com and for more information about Indian please visit www.IndianMotorcycle.com.

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 $15 for general admission adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, $7 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10am to 6pm. For general information, call 323/930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.

CLASSICCARS.COM SELECTS KAHN MEDIA AS AGENCY OF RECORD

ClassicCars.com, an industry leading website for classic car enthusiasts and businesses has engaged the Southern California-based agency to expand its presence online and in mainstream media.

Moorpark, Calif. (February, 2017) – Kahn Media has been selected as the Agency of Record for ClassicCars.com, a leading web portal for the classic car hobby and industry. ClassicCars.com is a go-to destination for those looking to purchase a classic automobile with a huge database of vehicles currently for sale as well as a wealth of automotive market and technical knowledge provided by industry-leading journalists and experts.

“We’re looking forward to building a lasting partnership with Kahn Media that will help to grow our presence both online and at events across the country,” said Roger Falcione, founder of ClassicCars.com. “Kahn has a reputation in the industry for delivering on what it promises and for coming up with really out of the box solutions. We couldn’t be happier to be working with them.”

Kahn Media will be handling public relations and specific marketing campaigns for the ClassicCars.com team with an emphasis on expanding the brand’s mainstream appeal and reach with various men’s lifestyle outlets both online and in print through content syndication.

“As a lifelong car guy, I’m personally thrilled to be working with ClassicCars.com,” said Dan Kahn, President of Kahn Media. “ClassicCars.com is one of the largest automotive sites on the internet in terms of traffic and search volume, all driven by the passion of car collectors and enthusiasts around the world. A byproduct of their talented editorial team and consumer traffic is an amazing resource of information, from industry and market trends to vehicle valuation and more. We are excited to work with their in-house team to gather, analyze and share this data in the form of market reports, industry insights and more.”

With over 30,000 cars listed, 2.75 million marketplace visitors a month, 250,000 Daily News visitors a month, and a network of over 700 dealers, auction houses, and advertisers, ClassicCars.com is the world’s leading online marketplace for classic and collector vehicles and home to the industry’s largest community of collector car owners, buyers and enthusiasts. It launched The Daily News @ ClassicCars.com in 2013 and has published more than 4,000 stories, and with an audience of more than 250,000 readers per month. It launched the annual Future Classics Car Show in 2016 as a kickoff to Arizona Auction Week with the mission of actively bringing younger car enthusiasts into the collector car hobby, celebrating collector cars from 1975-2005.

Kahn Media will work with the ClassicCars.com editorial and data teams to report market shifts and predictions, share interesting trends and connect the mainstream media with experts on the collector car lifestyle.

ClassicCars.com – Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, ClassicCars.com is devoted to helping owners sell classic vehicles online. Featuring more than 30,000 vehicles for sale by private sellers, auction houses, and specialty dealerships around the world, ClassicCars.com is home to the world’s largest online selection of classic and collector vehicles for sale. For more information, visit www.ClassicCars.com.

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, digital influencer and content 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., The Thermal Club, The Mullin Automotive Museum, Phillips 66, MotoAmerica, Nitto Tire, Dinan Engineering, Superformance, HRE Wheels, Centerforce Clutches, Ringbrothers, MagnaFlow, Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, HRE Wheels, Red Line Oil, Hellwig Products, Voyomotive, Classic Recreations and more. For more information please visit www.KahnMedia.com.

TRANS DAPT INTRODUCES LT ENGINE SWAP MOUNTS FOR FACTORY SMALL BLOCK CHEVY CARS

Trans-Dapt’s bolt-in style LT (Gen V) engine swap mounts makes it easy to put Chevy’s newest direct-injected small block powerhouse into your small block Chevy-equipped car.

Whittier, Calif. (February, 2017) – Trans-Dapt Performance Products, an industry leader for engine swap and performance products since 1959, is excited to announce its new Gen 5 LT Engine Swap Mounts for classic American, factory small block Chevy-equipped passenger cars. These easy to use kits are a true bolt-in, no-welding required design, that allow SBC-equipped cars to easily accommodate the cutting-edge Gen 5 LT engine.

The small block Chevy motor is iconic in the automotive world and has been GM’s go-to powerplant since its inception in the 1950s. But like most factory powerplants, there is always room for improvement. The all-new Gen 5 LT motor is the latest chapter in the long legacy of the small-block engine, incorporating cutting-edge direct-injection technology into GM’s proven design. With the Trans-Dapt Gen 5 LT Engine Swap Mounts you will be able to give your project vehicle or daily driver a high-tech transplant with an outstanding balance of performance, efficiency and reliability.

Trans-Dapt’s Gen 5 LT Engine Swap Mount Kits include a complete set of heavy-duty 5/16” laser-cut engine plates, mount pads, and Grade 8 installation hardware. The simple, “bolt to frame” design easily installs without welding, and they are compatible for use on classic GM factory small block-equipped passenger cars.

Trans-Dapt’s Gen 5 LT Engine Swap Mounts are available in three different motor mount positions – 5/8” forward, 5/8” rearward or 1 1/8” rearward. The kits come with three different pad options – with polyurethane pads (Part Numbers 4521, 4224, 4527), with OE style rubber pads (Part Numbers 4520, 4523, 4526), or without any pads (Part Numbers 4519, 4522, 4525).

Trans-Dapt Performance Products manufactures these kits in its Whittier, California manufacturing plant. All components are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a full 12 months. For more information on these Gen 5 LT Engine Swap Mounts, or any of Trans-Dapt’s other products, call (562) 921-0404, email getmoreinfo@hedman.com or visit www.tdperformance.com.

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About Trans-Dapt Performance Products
Trans-Dapt Performance Products was founded back in 1959 by performance aftermarket pioneer, and founding member of SEMA, Willie Garner. Willie started Trans-Dapt out of his garage, by fabricating transmission adapters that helped gearheads marry dissimilar transmissions and engines. Now, nearly 55 years later, the company he started from scratch continues to grow and adapt to the changing landscape of the automotive performance aftermarket. As part of the Hedman Performance Group, which consists of legendary header manufacturer, Hedman Hedders, Hamburger’s Performance Products and Hedman Husler Race Hedders, Trans-Dapt continues to be a major supplier of motor mounts, carburetor and EFI spacers/adapters, oil filtration products and a wide range of chrome, aluminum and powder-coated customizing products. For more information please visit www.HedmanPerformanceGroup.com.