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BELMOR® ANNOUNCES NEW FLAG AND CAMO PATTERNED BUG SCREEN TRUCK GRILLE COVERS


New finishes offer a wide variety of personalization options for heavy trucks while protecting the truck grille and radiator from road debris and bug strikes.

Howe, Ind. (July 2018) – Belmor®, a leading designer, engineer and manufacturer of heavy duty truck accessories, has announced new additions to its line of Bug Screen Truck Grille Covers. Designed and engineered to reduce downtime, the accessories feature new finishes including the always-popular stars-and-stripes and camouflage patterns from Realtree® and Mossy Oak®.

All are emblazoned on new vehicle-specific truck grille coverings that offer protection through the summer season. Created with a process that makes the finish resistant to fading and cracking, each Bug Screen Truck Grille Cover is engineered to original equipment manufacturer specifications to ensure proper fit, then manufactured to exceed OE standards.

Belmor’s external Bug Screen Truck Grille Covers help keep the truck grille clean while protecting the radiator from bugs and road debris. Composed of heavy duty mesh bound in a reinforced vinyl frame, a Belmor Bug Screen Truck Grille Cover also reduces cleaning of the truck grille and chrome. New finishes include a U.S. flag-inspired print and officially licensed Realtree® and Mossy Oak® camouflage patterns, in addition to the existing black and white finishes.

A necessity for warm weather driving, the Belmor Bug Screen Truck Grille Covers are now available for the Freightliner Cascadia 2007-2018, International Prostar 2005-2016, International RH 2017-2018, Kenworth T680 2012-2018, Kenworth T800 1987-2018, Kenworth T802 1987-2018, Kenworth T803 1987-2013, and Kenworth W900L 1981-2018.

Belmor products are American made, built to last and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information on Bug Screen Truck Grille Covers and other Belmor products, visit belmor.com, call 1-800-423-1855, email info@belmor.com.


ABOUT BELMOR® :
Belmor®, a brand of Lund International®, is a leading provider of heavy and medium duty truck accessories, supplying major original equipment manufacturers and dealers high quality Class 4 through 8 accessories since 1921. Belmor’s extensive category coverage includes Aeroshield II® and other Hood Shields, Ventvisor® Side Window Deflectors, Bug Screen and Winterfront Truck Grille Covers, Storage Boxes, Tank Covers and more. Its products are designed to provide comfort to the driver and add protection and storage to the truck.
BELMOR…Because You Drive Heavy Duty
www.belmor.com
 
ABOUT LUND INTERNATIONAL® :
Lund International® is a U.S. based leading designer and manufacturer of automotive accessories for passenger cars, Jeeps and light, medium and heavy duty trucks. Offering the industry’s broadest range of functional body and appearance products that provide customers with ways to protect, customize and personalize their vehicles, Lund International products are marketed under the brand names of AMP Research, AVS, Belmor, Bushwacker, LUND, Rampage Products, Roadworks Manufacturing, Roll-N-Lock, Stampede Products and Tonno Pro.
At Lund International, We Don’t Make the Vehicle, We Make It Yours.
www.lundinternational.com


SUPERFORMANCE MAKES STATEMENT ON NHTSA DELAY ON THE LOW VOLUME MANUFACTURER’S ACT OF 2015


Superformance CEO Lance Stander – a strong advocate for the creation of the law that passed as part of the 2015 Highway Bill enabling the production of low-volume specialty vehicles – calls on Washington to take immediate action after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fails to meet rulemaking deadlines, hurting manufacturing companies that tooled up in anticipation of the new law.

Irvine, Calif. (July, 2018) – In December 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act,” allowing low volume auto manufacturers to produce up to 325 replica vehicles per year for sale in the U.S. Now, almost three years later, manufacturers are still waiting for the government to hold up its end of the deal. Lance Stander, CEO of Superformance, a company that manufactures iconic American cars from the 1960s, was a driving force behind the bill and now wants the government to follow through on the missed deadlines.

The Act stipulated that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had until December 2016 to create any necessary regulations and to implement the replica vehicle law. As such, Superformance and other replica car companies invested heavily in supplier contracts, real estate, and tooling to ramp up production. The implementation of the Act is now a year and a half overdue. Despite pressure from Congress, NHTSA has failed to issue a rule or a timeline on when it will act, putting manufacturing jobs on hold, leaving customers frustrated and small businesses losing millions of dollars.

“When Congress passed the bill back in 2015, we thought this was the last piece of the puzzle we had been waiting for,” said Superformance CEO Lance Stander. “Little did we know we would be playing a waiting game with the government for nearly three years.”

Superformance and other replica car companies thought that by 2017, they would be selling their vehicles in record numbers, but instead production is nonexistent. There is debate as to whether any regulations are even necessary since the law is limited only to companies that sell less than 5,000 vehicles a year worldwide and focuses on new “continuation” versions of vintage vehicles. The replica cars must be environmentally friendly and meet the current model year clean engine standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency is currently putting the final touches on the procedures allowing clean engine installations.

“It is unacceptable that this delay is precluding replica car manufacturers from starting production,” Stander continues. “The work to be done by NHTSA is very simple – create a form allowing companies to register online and file annual reports. Such electronic paperwork is already in place for large scale car manufacturers. When the law passed, we began tooling up for increased production – we secured a new facility and hired more staff. Several other specialty car builders did the same – now we’re all on hold waiting, and the wait will not only cost us sales and jobs, it also hurts the hundreds of parts manufacturers that supply the carmakers. Jobs are at stake here.”

Superformance stands with hundreds of other companies in the automotive aftermarket industry urging NHTSA to get its work done. NHTSA must be held accountable for its actions.

For more information on Superformance and its full line of continuation vehicles go to www.Superformance.com or call (800) 297-6253.


ABOUT SUPERFORMANCE
Superformance is a distributor of complete continuation and reproductions of 1960’s race and street cars and was one of the first players in the industry.  Superformance has earned its reputation with attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, fit and finish and customer service.  Its products are endorsed by our licensees from trademark holders which add authenticity and increase the resale value.  Superformance products are manufactured using all new parts which are factory assembled to ensure continuity and consistency in construction. Superformance is licensed by Ford, GM, Shelby and Safir GT40 Spares. All GT40, Daytona and Cobra sales are recorded in the Shelby World registry. Superformance has a dedicated independent dealer network who together have distributed over 4000 units worldwide.


CALIFORNIA EMBRACES THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE AUTOMOBILE


Rolex provides a preview of top upcoming events and activities taking place during the world-renowned Monterey Classic Car Week

Monterey Classic Car Week will be highlighted by four major events including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance® presented by Rolex, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance® presented by Rolex Fast Facts: 

  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 at The Lodge at Pebble Beach
  • Recognized as one of the world’s most respected concours, the event acknowledges outstanding original and restored historic automobiles
  • Nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Rolex Testimonee Tom Kristensen will make his debut as an Honorary Judge at the Concours
    • Tom Kristensen says: “I am looking forward to learning more about the incredible cars and understanding the stories that shape their history, as well as meeting the devoted collectors and the passionate spectators.” Tom Kristensen continues: “Rolex supports the most iconic races and the finest events around the world, always adding an element of prestige to the partnerships. It’s an honor to represent the brand.”
  • In addition to several special displays, the 2018 event will present eight featured classes on the famed 18th fairway:
    • Motor Cars of the Raj
    • Rollston Coachwork
    • OCSA
    • Tucker
    • Post-war Custom Citroën
    • Vintage-Era Sporting Cars
    • Eisenhower Dream Convertibles
    • Indianapolis 500 Celebration
  • Rolex partnered the Concours as the Official Timepiece in 1997
  • As the celebrations draw to a close on Sunday afternoon, the Best of Show Award, widely considered as the most coveted prize among car collectors, is presented to the most exemplary automobile
  • Preceding the Concours, the Pebble Beach Tour d’EleganceÒ Presented by Rolex is an 80-mile journey along picturesque roads through the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur Coast
  • The Tour will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2018 and will trace portions of the iconic 17-Mile Drive
  • Rolex became the presenting partner of Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance in 2007

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Fast Facts:

  • August 23-26, 2018 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
  • The largest racing event of Monterey Classic Car Week, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion relives motorsports history at the iconic 2.238-mile circuit, which has been a focal point of American sports car racing since its inception in 1957
  • This year will present approximately 550 race cars, in 15 categories, driving at speed around the track – including the infamous “Corkscrew” – as they were originally intended
  • The featured marque for 2018 is Nissan, and the event will highlight the brand’s illustrious racing history that dates to its Datsun heritage
  • Historic Datsun and Nissan race cars, including those campaigned by Paul Newman, Peter Brock and Steve Millen will compete on track
  • Other featured classes include 1967-84 Formula 1®, 1968-74 Formula 5000, 1966-74 Can-Am, Trans Am, FIA Manufacturer’s Championship contenders and more
  • Rolex became the title sponsor of Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in 2010

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Fast Facts:

  • Friday, August 24, 2018 at Quail Lodge & Golf Club
  • Presented as the ultimate garden party, this event is highlighted by a host of epicurean delights including international culinary pavilions, award-winning wines and spirits, and the most magnificent pre- and post-war sports and racing vehicles
  • In addition to the above, the event will feature three Fireside chats, two of which will be led by Rolex Testimonee Tom Kristensen and five times winner of the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA and friend of the brand, Scott Pruett
  • This year marks three-time FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart’s 50th anniversary as a Rolex Testimonee
    • Sir Jackie Stewart says: “It is always a pleasure to return to Monterey, where the atmosphere and the genuine enthusiasm for motor cars is unparalleled, and this year it will be particularly poignant for me as I mark my 50th anniversary as a Rolex Testimonee. The event will give me the opportunity to reflect on my career in motorsport and the fantastic evolution of the car during this time. I can’t wait to see the style and elegance that will be on show.”
  • Featured classes for 2018 include:
    • 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Espada & Islero
    • 70 Years of the Iconic Porsche 356
    • The Alois Ruf Reunion
    • The Great Lancias
  • The 2018 event will also mark the official unveiling of the new RUF CTR, the limited-edition Bugatti Divo and more
  • Rolex has been the Official Timepiece of The QuailA Motorsports Gatheringsince 2005
  • The winner of the “Rolex Best of Show” will be admitted into the Rolex Circle of Champions, guaranteeing the car’s continued legacy

ABOUT ROLEX 

AN UNRIVALLED REPUTATION FOR QUALITY AND EXPERTISE

Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacturer 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 programs 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.

AMP RESEARCH LAUNCHES NEW BEDSTEP® FOR THE 2018 JEEP WRANGLER JL


The AMP Research BedStep® for the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL provides easy cargo access and great looks in a simple to install, bolt-on package

Tustin, Calif. (July, 2018) – AMP Research, the leading provider of bed steps, bed extenders and automatic, electric-powered running boards, is proud to announce the new BedStep® for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL.

The new Jeep JL BedStep® is designed to provide easier and safer access to the Wrangler’s cargo areas and roof rack. The BedStep® will support up to 300lbs and is designed to make loading and unloading the trunk and top-mounted cargo rack easier, especially on lifted Wranglers. The step compactly frame-mounts under the rear bumper, keeping it out of the way when off-roading and easily pushes down and folds up with the nudge of a foot.

The BedStep® includes a rugged, die-cast aluminum linkage assembly and a composite step for the ultimate in corrosion protection, weight reduction, strength, stability and durability. Precision stainless-steel hinge points and press-fit bushings ensure trouble-free action while the step, molded out of strong, glass-reinforced resin, provides safe footing in any climate. The BedStep® is compatible with OE as well as most aftermarket bumpers and also features simple, bolt-on installation using basic hand tools.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL BedStep® is now available for order or purchase. AMP Research products are made in the USA, come with all necessary parts and hardware and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information on the BedStep® or any other AMP Research product visit www.amp-research.com, call 1-800-309-6823 or email CustomerService@AMP-Research.com.


ABOUT AMP RESEARCH: 
The inventor of the electric running board and bed extender categories, AMP Research® is a U.S. manufacturer of aftermarket and OE automotive accessories for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and Vans. The company specializes in quality products utilizing ISO/TS standards with on-site design and tooling resources. The company’s motto, “Innovation In Motion” captures the groundbreaking mix of breakthrough products the company has brought to the market. Current product lines include: PowerStep™, PowerStep XL™, BedStep™, BedStep2™, and BedXtender HD™.


DINAN LAUNCHES FREE FLOW EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR THE F33/F36 BMW 440i


Dinan’s new tuned, bolt-on exhaust system for the 2014-2018 BMW 4 Series powered by the B58 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 engine adds dyno-proven power and a sporty sound

Opelika, Ala. (July, 2018) – BMW specialist Dinan Engineering has launched a complete, bolt-on exhaust solution to bring a more aggressive sound to the convertible and Gran Coupe versions of the 2014-2018 turbocharged 4 Series. Dinan engineers designed the F33 and F36 440i exhaust to improve exhaust flow and reduce back pressure, resulting in increased power output and a sportier sound.

Dinan’s new bolt-on Free Flow exhaust system for the F33 and F36 440i was designed to add a more aggressive sound under acceleration and more horsepower while reducing drone inside the vehicle thanks to the incorporation of a Helmholtz chamber in the muffler. The Free Flow Exhaust system also eliminates the factory computer-controlled exhaust valve and delivers gains of 6 horsepower and 5 pound-feet of torque while remaining 50-state emissions compliant.

This new exhaust system features mandrel bent 16-gauge 304 stainless steel piping for superior corrosion resistance and was measured to exacting specifications to ensure proper fit. The exhaust gasses exit out of laser-engraved twin 89mm ceramic black or polished stainless-steel exhaust tips and the system was designed to fit with both the factory bumper and M-sport optioned vehicles.

Every Dinan product comes with its factory-matching new car warranty and was designed and tested in Opelika, Alabama. Dinan products can be purchased and installed at any Dinan Approved BMW dealership nationwide. For more information on Dinan products and signature vehicles, visit www.dinancars.com.


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.


HRE WHEELS DEBUTS NEW SERIES RS3


The all-new Series RS3 three-piece forged wheels feature a unique lightened-bowl and floating twisted-spoke design

Vista, Calif. (July, 2018) –In conjunction with the celebration of its 40th anniversary, HRE Wheels announces the new Series RS3. The latest addition to the Series RS line, the Series RS3 is available in five unique twisted-spoke styles in sizes ranging from 19 to 22 and 24-inch diameters. The Series RS3 is available in five unique designs including the 7-spoke mesh RS300,the 5-spoke “V” RS304, the split 5-spoke RS307, the 7-spoke RS308 and multi-spoke RS309.

Previewed at the 2018 HRE Open House in June, the Series RS3 is the three-piece evolution of the popular RS3M Monoblok wheel line. The new Series RS3 features floating spoke ends that complete the spoke theme with stand-offs that give a deep lip look. The twisted-spoke and lightened-bowl designs have been painstakingly refined to complement the ever-evolving designs of today’s modern sports cars and high-performance sedans. In addition, the Series RS3 is load rated for SUVs in 21, 22 and 24-inch diameters making it a highly versatile line of wheels for most modern vehicles.

“When we started designing the Series RS3 line of wheels, we wanted to capitalize on the interesting design opportunities afforded by three-piece construction,” said HRE President Alan Peltier. “The five new styles launched with the Series RS3 embody an aggressive and contemporary design aesthetic while maintaining the strength and reliability HRE has become known for.”

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.


MAGNAFLOW ANNOUNCES NEW MF SERIES CAT-BACK EXHAUST FOR THE 2019 RAM 1500


MagnaFlow delivers dyno-proven power and a performance exhaust sound with its bolt-on exhaust system for the 2019 Ram 1500 5.7-liter HEMI

Oceanside, Calif. (July, 2018) – MagnaFlow has announced its all-new MF Series cat-back exhaust for the 2019 Ram 1500. The system is now available for pre-order in a dual-exit layout with two different finish options.

The 2019 Ram 1500 is powered by the well-known 5.7-liter HEMI V8, however the stock exhaust note is rather understated. For those looking for that distinct V8 sound from their Ram 1500, MagnaFlow’s MF Series exhaust system will provide just that.

This new exhaust system utilizes three-inch mandrel-bent stainless-steel tubing and two stainless steel 5x11x22-inch mufflers with dual 5-inch tips exiting the rear bumper to create a more efficient exhaust flow that delivers improved performance and a classic V8 sound. It is available for the 2019 Ram 1500 with the 5.7L-liter HEMI V8, fits both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models as well as all cab sizes and bed lengths, and is available in either a polished finish (Part# 19429) or a black-coated finish (Part# 19430).

All MagnaFlow exhaust systems come with a Lifetime Warranty and each kit includes all the necessary hardware and components for a complete, bolt-on installation. MagnaFlow products are proudly made in the USA. For more information, visit www.magnaflow.com to find a dealer near you. Cat-back systems start at $828.28 and are available for purchase on the MagnaFlow site or through any MagnaFlow dealer worldwide.


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.


CLASSICCARS.COM REPORTS: DODGE CHARGER IS AMERICA’S MOST FREQUENTLY SEARCHED COLLECTOR CAR, TIES MUSTANG AS NATION’S MOST-SEARCHED MUSCLE CAR


Corvette, Camaro and Firebird are also among the most popular in site’s newly released report examining state-by-state search data.

Phoenix (July, 2018) – The Dodge Charger is America’s most frequently searched collector car and ties with the Ford Mustang as the country’s most popular muscle car, according to two new reports issued today by ClassicCars.com, the premier website for researching and purchasing classic automobiles and trucks.

Dodge’s legendary Charger, which burst onto the muscle car scene in 1966 and gained worldwide acclaim as the “General Lee” in the popular television program “Dukes of Hazzard” and more recently as Vin Diesel’s signature ride in the “Fast and Furious” motion picture franchise, ranked first in 13 U.S. states as the most searched collector car in a report covering searches for all collector car makes and models nationwide across the site. Data was collated from ClassicCars.com’s extensive consumer search history, culled from over 3 million unique visitors per month and over 250,000 searches per day.

Ford’s iconic Mustang finished second in the overall report, as most-searched in 10 states, while “America’s Sportscar,” the Chevrolet Corvette, took third place, leading searches in five states. Chevrolet’s Camaro ranked fourth, followed closely by its cousin the Pontiac Firebird.  The lone European among a sea of domestics is the MGB, which was the classic of choice for Nebraskans. Also of note were Vermont, where the most-searched classic was the Oldsmobile 4-4-2, and Connecticut (the only state in 2017 to favor a European model, the Mercedes-Benz 250SE) where the most-searched vehicle was the 1949 Ford Custom.

Among brands, Chevrolet and Ford tied for the lead in all searches, each ranking first in 16 states.  In addition to the Corvette and Camaro, Chevy’s Impala, El Camino, Bel Air, Nova and Monte Carlo were also popular among site visitors.  Joining the Mustang as “Blue Oval” favorites were the Fairlane, Custom, Model T and Bronco.

The new report represents a substantial change from last year’s findings, with top-searched models repeating in only seven states. ClassicCars.com’s 2017 report found the Mustang ranking first in 13 states, followed by the Chevrolet Impala (seven).  Chevy’s Camaro came in third with first place finishes in five states, followed by the Chevy Corvette, Dodge Charger and Ford Thunderbird each topping three states.

Muscle Cars
In anticipation of its July “Muscle Car Month” celebration, ClassicCars.com also compiled a searches-by-state report focusing on America’s most enduring automotive icon, the muscle car.  ClassicCars.com’s new “United States of Muscle Cars” study reports a first place tie between the Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang, leading searches in 15 states each.

The Chevrolet Camaro took third place, topping searches in seven states, while the Pontiac Firebird and Chevy Impala tied for fourth, each leading three states.

Among brands, Dodge and Ford led all individual muscle car searches-by-state, with 16 each. Chevrolet led 14 states, placing third, while Pontiac landed the top spot in four states. Oldsmobile earned one first-place finish — as its 4-4-2 was most popular in Vermont.

“Nothing truly personifies American car collector’s pride, passion and freedom like a muscle car,” said Roger Falcione, president and CEO of ClassicCars.com. “They are powerful, beautiful, designed for maximum performance. It makes sense that these cars are searched for so often. When we conducted this study last year, we were surprised by the diversity of the searches state-by-state; this year we were surprised by the amount of change in just one year. Tastes evolve regionally, but the staples of the performance car market have remained constant, and that is why we believe values continue to be so strong for cars like the Charger and Mustang.”

The newly released search reports come as ClassicCars.com continues to build its presence as the consummate online source offering the latest collector car news and information, data, insight and analysis, as well as an unparalleled selection of for-sale vehicles.


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.


JEFF AND ERIC FREDETTE WIN THE 2018 GREAT RACE


The father and son team from Beecher, Illinois came out on top as the Overall Winners of the nine-day vintage car rally from Buffalo, New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Chattanooga, Tenn. (July 3, 2018)– The 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty and sponsored by Coker Tire announced the winners of its vintage car rally that concluded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Jeff and Eric Fredette were named the “Overall Winners” of the 35th annual time/speed/distance endurance rally. The father and son team from Illinois piloted a Flathead V8-powered 1933 Ford pickup truck to victory, earning more than $50,000.

Great Race participants visited 18 hosted city stops throughout the northeastern United States, as well as in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada in their pre-1972 automobiles. They also drove a specific route, determined by the Director of Competition, John Classen. Participants strive to match Classen’s pre-determined time by following specific, and sometimes cryptic, instructions. Designated speed changes, challenging turns and the feat of keeping a vintage car running for more than 2,300 miles makes for the ultimate test for these diehard car guys and girls.

The race teams are made up of a driver and navigator, who use a specially calibrated speedometer in order to match the speeds precisely to the instructions. The team who is closest to the pre-determined “perfect time” wins.  The Great Race route changes each year, adding to the challenge of the event, and giving the teams new scenery each year. The 2018 Great Race started in Buffalo, New York on Saturday, June 23, 2018 and finished in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sunday, July 1, 2018, with the majority of the scored competition taking place on back roads.

“We are very proud of this year’s competitors,” said Jeff Stumb, director of the Great Race. “Despite trying weather conditions, they never let up and continued to turn in excellent scores during their journey through the Northeast. The Fredette’s have been a part of the Great Race family for many years, and it was an emotional moment at the finish line when they were announced as the winners. It was a long time coming for this father and son team, who had finished second on a few occasions, leading up to this milestone.”

In addition to the Grand Champion, other class winners are as follows:

Grand Champion Division

  • Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry
  • 1932 Ford Cabriolet

Expert Division (and Overall Winners)

  • Jeff Fredette and Eric Fredette
  • 1933 Ford Pickup Truck

Sportsman Division

  • Keith Wallace, Rick McIntosh and Brent Powley
  • 1930 Ford Model A Speedster

Rookie Division

  • Kari Schives and Kaitlyn Stahl
  • 1965 Ford Mustang

X-Cup Division

  • Tom Littrell, Nathaniel Donley and Jed Diamond
  • 1959 Plymouth Belvedere

While the class winner awards are highly competitive, there are a variety of specialty awards that are given to special participants and cities who make an impact on the Great Race family and spectators along the way. The winners are as follows:

“Tom McRae Spirit of the Event”      

  • Scott Henderson

Best Lunch City 

  • Owl’s Head, Maine

Best Overnight City   

  • Gardiner, Maine

“Our Best Friend”  

  • Stephen Legate, Evelyn Cisneros-Legate
  • Marizabella Legate, Ethan Legate, Sophia Legate

Best Dressed  

  • Jon Cramer, Neil Socquet, Jesse Jameson
  • Marc Cramer, Howard Jameson and Bill Sorquet

Best of Show “Race Car” 

  • 1953 Hudson Hornet
  • John Barrett and Danny Thompson

Best of Show “Classic Car”

  • 1937 Studebaker Coupe
  •  Ron VanderMarel and Sheldon Rier

Never Say Die Award     

  • Dave Haverty

Lokar’s Pick of the Show

  • 1940 Cadillac Convertible
  • Marybeth Lewis and Tag Lewis

The Great Race also announced its plans to rally along the west coast of the United States for its entire 2019 event – a first for this rally. The 2019 Great Race will start on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Riverside, California and will conclude in Tacoma, Washington on Sunday, June 30, 2019. The antique automobiles will stop in 18 cities in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

The event, which was first organized by Tom McRae in 1983, drew its name from the 1965 movie, “The Great Race,” which starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood and Peter Falk. The movie was a comedy based on the real life 1908 automobile race from New York to Paris. In 2004, Tony Curtis was a guest of the Great Race and rode in his car from the movie, the Leslie Special. The event’s main sponsors are Hemmings Motor News, Hagerty, Coker Tire and Reliable Carriers. Corky Coker, CEO and owner of Coker Tire, assumed leadership of the event in 2011.

For more information about The Great Race, please visit www.greatrace.com. For more information about Coker Tire, please visit www.cokertire.com.


ABOUT COKER TIRE COMPANY, INC.
Founded in 1958, Coker Tire is the world’s largest supplier of tires and wheels for collector vehicles. In 2011, Corky Coker bought the Great Race and restored it to the unforgettable classic car event from years past. For more information call (800) 251-6336 or visit the website at www.cokertire.com.


 

THE QUAIL, A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING TO INCLUDE FOUR SPECIAL CLASSES FOR LANCIA, LAMBORGHINI, PORSCHE AND RUF CARS


The premier automotive event will welcome four featured classes — “The Great Lancias,” “50th Anniversary of the Espada & Islero,” “70 Years of the Iconic Porsche 356” and “The Alois Ruf Reunion” — during its Monterey Car Week Event held at Quail Lodge & Golf Club on August 24, 2018

Carmel, Calif. (June 28, 2018) – Today, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has officially announced four featured classes for its 16th-anniversary celebration on Friday, August 24, 2018. Recognizing Italian heritage and German innovation, the special selection will include “The Great Lancias,” “50th Anniversary of the Espada & Islero,” “70 Years of the Iconic Porsche 356” and “The Alois Ruf Reunion.”

“The Great Lancias” class will be highlighted by notable models that exemplify the Italian manufacturer’s strong rally heritage. Key vehicles will include a 1974 Stratos HF Group IV, a 1955 Aurelia B24S and a 1988 Delta Intergrale 8V.

Meanwhile, the “50th Anniversary of the Espada & Islero” class will pay tribute to two of Lamborghini’s most timeless V12-powered touring cars: the low-production Islero GT and the 2+2 Espada that became one of Sant’Agata’s best-selling models. Half a century after both models debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, 21 of these iconic vehicles will be on display.

The Quail will also celebrate German automotive history and legacy through the special “70 Years of the Iconic Porsche 356” class. The display will include noteworthy examples of the marque’s first production sports cars such as a 1951 356 Pre-A Split Window, a 1958 356 A Speedster, a 1965 356 C Coupe and other seminal vehicles from the legendary marque.

“The Alois Ruf Reunion” will focus on German innovation through a selection of sports cars from the legendary Pfaffenhausen manufacturer and tuner. Included in the class will be the 1988 CTR “Yellowbird” #001, freshly restored by RUF themselves. The car will be presented alongside the new 710 horsepower CTR, making its North American debut. Along with the old and new CTR, several other prominent RUF vehicles will grace the event — from the CTR2 to the RCT and many more.

“To amp up the anticipation surrounding The Quail, we are featuring four new classes for car enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy,” said Gordon McCall, Director of Motorsports for The Peninsula Signature Events. “Guests of the show will be delighted to see a remarkable selection of cars that represent the Italian and German perspectives of automotive excellence.”

Keeping with tradition, these featured classes will complement the familiar roster of pre- and post-war classes as they line the prestigious greens of Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

In addition to the world-class selection of vehicles, The Quail will offer an array of culinary pavilions, award-winning wines and spirits and a Fireside Chat Series in the elegant yet family- and pet-friendly environment. Guests will also be invited to attend the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction taking place concurrently on the Quail Lodge Farm Field.

The event is sold out; however, if an individual has missed the opportunity to purchase tickets, they may submit a waitlist request online. Other options for admission include The QuailHelicopter Ticket and The Quail Charitable Patron Ticket, which are still available for purchase. For more information about these ticket options, please click here. To learn more about the event, please visit the event website and follow the action on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.


ABOUT THE PENINSULA SIGNATURE EVENTS
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 Gathering. http://signatureevents.peninsula.com.