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SPEEDKORE DEBUTS TWO PRO-TOURING SUPERCARS AT 2019 GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW


Being shown to the general public for the first time, the carbon fiber-bodied 1970 Dodge Charger known as “Evolution” and the custom carbon fiber 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 built for Robert Downey Jr. will be on display at the world’s longest running indoor car show January 25-27, 2019

Grafton, Wis. (January 2019) – SpeedKore, the American performance company known for its carbon fiber vehicles and pre-preg carbon fiber body parts, will publicly debut two of its most popular vehicles at the 2019 Grand National Roadster show in Pomona, California. The first vehicle, the 1970 Dodge Charger known as “Evolution,” was first unveiled at the 2018 SEMA Show and features a complete carbon fiber body with a modified powerplant from the current Dodge Demon. The second vehicle, the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 built for actor Robert Downey Jr., was originally unveiled at the 2017 SEMA Show where it received the Ford Motor Company’s “Best in Show” design award.

“Evolution,” the carbon fiber bodied 1970 Dodge Charger, began with SpeedKore Vice President Dave Salvaggio personally creating the vehicle design in a 3D modeling software. With the model finalized, billet aluminum molds were produced for each body panel, resulting in carbon fiber body panels and parts with a flawless weave that are lighter than aluminum and stronger than steel. Replacing the factory metal body panels with carbon fiber alternatives ultimately yielded a street-legal, 3,200-pound vehicle that still retains its original 1970 VIN number.

“Evolution” is powered by the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 found in the SRT Dodge Demon which, after a few upgrades, now produces 966 horsepower to the rear wheels through its Tremec six-speed T-56 transmission. The increase in power comes by way of larger fuel injectors, a dry-sump lubrication system, a smaller drive pulley for the supercharger and a custom intake and exhaust manifold designed in-house by SpeedKore. The powerful engine rests atop a custom 3D-designed SpeedKore two-inch by three-inch box frame chassis designed and manufactured by SpeedKore. The vehicle rides on Penske coilover dynamic adjustable shocks and HRE forged wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires and is brought to a stop via Brembo GT monoblock calipers and 14-inch drilled and slotted rotors. The full-carbon fiber body is complemented by a custom billet aluminum front grill, door handles and fuel cap with an anodized finish. The interior was custom designed by SpeedKore and features a 14-point roll cage neatly tucked amongst the carbon fiber door and quarter panels which serve as an accent to the cigar-brown leather on the custom upholstered Recaro seats and throughout the interior of vehicle.

Robert Downey Jr.’s 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 came to be after Downey approached SpeedKore to create his vision of a modernized Mustang. His vision for the vehicle was to incorporate carbon fiber components into the body while retaining the classic style of the 1970 body style, update the performance and handling capabilities to that of a modern supercar while creating an interior that draws inspiration from European styling. The Mustang’s body received a full complement of SpeedKore carbon fiber body panels, replacing the hood, fenders, bumpers, deck lid, chin spoiler, quarter extensions and valence to save weight. While the car was finished with a custom paint color from PPG, stripes of the carbon fiber has been left exposed through a glossy clearcoat to generate a nice contrast between the two.

The Boss 302 is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 Aluminator engine from Ford Performance fitted with a Roush Stage II supercharger. The engine is attached to a Bowler T56 magnum six-speed transmission and routes power to the rear wheels through a Detroit Speed Ford 9-inch rear differential. The vehicle remains planted thanks to a Detroit Speed and Engineering Aluma-frame suspension system in the front and a Quadralink in the rear. In order to create additional clearance for the massive 345/30ZR19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires in the rear, the vehicle was outfitted with DSE mini tubs. To match the period-correct exterior color of the vehicle, the Recaro seats, dash and the remaining interior components were wrapped with a brown leather and contrasting woven fabric not commonly used in automotive interiors. The rear seat was removed in lieu of a seat delete which covers the rear wheel tubs. The cockpit was then finished with a Vintage Air climate control system and SpeedKore-designed, CNC machined custom steering wheel.

“We are incredibly excited to showcase these two vehicles at the 2019 Grand National Roadster Show” says Salvaggio. “After receiving such an exceptional response during their respective debuts at the SEMA Show, we are looking forward to seeing the reaction of the enthusiast audience to these vehicles which we believe provide a glimpse into the future of custom car building.”

For more information on “Evolution” the 1970 Dodge Charger and the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, SpeedKore and SpeedKore carbon fiber parts, please visit www.speedkore.com or stay connected with the team on Facebook and Instagram.


ABOUT SPEEDKORE
SpeedKore™ Performance Group is an American performance company where engineers and artisans combine traditional craftsmanship with cutting edge technology. The SpeedKore high performance vehicles are engineered and built as limited editions or one-off, custom builds. SpeedKore is known for its use of pre-impregnated carbon on classic and late model vehicles builds as well as a wide variety of aftermarket body panels, parts and accessories. SpeedKore’s 1970 Dodge Charger, “Evolution,” received one of five Goodguy GOLD awards at the 2018 SEMA Show. Its all-carbon fiber 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback and it’s 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 were awarded the prestigious “Best in Show” design award from Ford Motor Company at the world’s largest aftermarket automotive trade show, the SEMA Show.


PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM’S NEW EXHIBIT TO FEATURE 10 SEMINAL RACE CARS FROM MOTORSPORTS HISTORY

LOS ANGELES (January 25, 2019) – On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Petersen Automotive Museum will open its newest exhibit featuring 10 groundbreaking race cars, each with a unique story of triumph and victory, from the collection of Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer. Titled “Winning Numbers: The First, The Fastest, The Famous,” the exhibit will include exceptional competitors including Le Mans winners, land speed record setters, dragsters and road racers.

Visitors of the display will find the winningest Ferrari road racer of all time, the 1957 Ferrari 625/250 Testa Rossa, which claimed first prize in more than half of the 50 competitions in which it was raced; the first production 1962 Shelby Cobra, CSX2001; the 1962 Greer Black Prudhomme, which was raced by drag racing legend Don Prudhomme who won 237 of the 241 races in which he piloted the car; the renowned 1952 So-Cal Speed Shop Belly Tank Racer, which was fashioned from a P-38 Lightning fighter belly tank from World War II by hot rod racing icon Alex Xydias; the 1979 Kremer Porsche 935 K3 that took first place overall at Le Mans; and the 1929 Ford “747” Bonneville Racer that Meyer ran 204 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats.  Although the 1929 Ford wasn’t the initial qualifier, Meyer is a member of the legendary Bonneville 200 MPH Club.

“Winning Numbers” will run through January 19, 2020. Keeping with tradition, the exhibit will be preceded by an opening reception featuring gourmet food and a fireside chat session hosted by Meyer himself. The exhibit represents the first installment of the three-part “California Collecting” exhibit series, which will focus on three prominent collections belonging to the region’s most revered enthusiasts.

“Bruce Meyer is perhaps one of the most influential ‘car guys’ in the world, and there is no better collection than his to kick off our 25th anniversary,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “He epitomizes true automotive passion, sharing his knowledge, fervor and immense love for the motorsports hobby with the next generation of enthusiasts. ‘Winning Numbers’ reflects his discerning tastes as a collector, gathering only the most compelling examples of race cars from each genre of the sport.”

Affectionately known as the “car guy’s car guy,” Meyer is internationally recognized for his passion for all things automotive—specifically for his dedication to preserving hot rod history and historic motorsports—sharing his zeal with fellow enthusiasts and using his connections to promote the hobby. He was a close friend and neighbor of Petersen Publishing founder Robert E. Petersen when he and “Pete” hatched the idea for the Petersen Automotive Museum in 1992—officially opening its doors to the public in 1994. Twenty-five years later, Meyer remains one of the museum’s biggest supporters.

To purchase tickets to “Never Lift: The Bruce Meyer Collection Exhibition Opening,” please click here.  For more information about the Petersen Automotive Museum exhibits, visit www.Petersen.org.


ABOUT THE PETERSEN
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under four are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.

MAGNAFLOW LAUNCHES DPF-BACK EXHAUST FOR 2018-2019 FORD F-150 DIESEL TRUCKS


MagnaFlow announces new direct-fit 50 state legal DPF-back system for 2018-2019 Ford 3.0-Liter Turbodiesel Engines that saves weight and is available in two finishes

Oceanside, Calif. (January, 2019) – MagnaFlow has announced its all-new diesel particulate filter-back exhaust lineup for the 2018-2019 Ford F-150. The system is now available for pre-order in two configurations, a black coated or polished dual tip.

Ford’s F-150 Diesel has a fairly mellow exhaust note and the MF series DPF-back system adds much needed extra growl and saves 16lbs in comparison to the stock exhaust.

This new exhaust system utilizes 4” tubing, welded intercooled tips to enhance exhaust aesthetics, all in a simple, clamp-on exhaust configuration that provides the signature MagnaFlow sound. The dual tip DPF-back system is available with 5” polished tips (Part Number 19422) and 5” black coated tips (Part Number 19423). Black DPF-back systems come with a 1-year warranty on the black finish and a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

All systems are fully compliant to emission standards in all 50 states. 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. DPF-back systems start at $389.09 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 andsound, then you’re looking for MagnaFlow: www.magnaflow.comVisit us on Facebook and Instagram.


RARE 2015 FORD SHELBY MUSTANG GT350R SELLS AT BARRETT-JACKSON TO BENEFIT PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM


One of only 37 units ever produced, the Shelby belonged to the museum’s Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer, who has donated all of the proceeds to the Petersen and the Henry Ford Museum

LOS ANGELES (January 21, 2019) – On Friday, January 18, 2019, in front of a packed house and a live television audience, a 2015 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R owned by Petersen Automotive Museum Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer sold for charity at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. With 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Petersen and the Henry Ford Museum, the rare race spec Mustang hammered with a winning bid of $500,000 and was sold to celebrated collector and museum supporter Ron Pratte.

“The Petersen would not be the global force it is today without the help of Bruce Meyer,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “His tireless dedication and outstanding leadership over the past 25 years is unrivaled, and we are so thankful for his generous contribution to us through the sale of this extraordinary GT350R.”

Before crossing the block as Charity Lot #3006, Meyer’s GT350R showed less than 200 miles on the odometer. Since he took delivery of the car in 2015, Meyer prominently displayed it in his Beverly Hills Garage. His decision to offer the car at auction for charity came from his steadfast support of the Henry Ford Museum and the Petersen, where he serves as Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors and the founder of the Checkered Flag 200—the Petersen’s top-level membership program.

Ford’s 2015 Shelby GT350R celebrated 50 years of the iconic Mustang by transforming it into an all-out, street-legal track star. Like the 1965 R-model, Ford only produced 37 units of the GT350R. Purchase, however, was restricted to Ford family and VIPs—making ownership an exclusive affair. The car features a 5.2-liter V8 backed by a six-speed manual transmission, producing 526 peak horsepower at 7,500 rpm.

While the GT350R will no longer reside in Meyer’s world-renown collection, a selection of his most important race cars will go on public display at the Petersen in the new exhibit “Winning Numbers: The First, The Fastest, The Famous” opening Saturday, February 23. The exhibit will feature a curated selection of Meyer’s most important motorsport icons, including the first production Shelby Cobra, the Porsche 935 K3 that won Le Mans, the Greer-Black-Prudhomme dragster, two Le Mans-winning Corvettes separated by more than half a century and more.

For more information about the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.


ABOUT THE PETERSEN
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under four are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.


SUPERFORMANCE UNVEILS 50TH ANNIVERSARY GULF RACING GT40 AT BARRETT JACKSON AUCTION IN SCOTTSDALE


The prototype of this limited-edition Gulf Livery MkI GT40 honoring the 50th Anniversary of the vehicle’s dominating victories at Le Mans is on-hand in the Superformance display at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona through January 20, 2019

Scottsdale, Ariz. (January 2019) – Superformance, the leading manufacturer of 1960s era continuation sports cars has announced the release of 50 limited edition Gulf Racing GT40 MkI cars at the Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. These special edition GT40s will be exact replicas of the 1968/1969 Le Mans-winning car, chassis number 1075. The optional “Tool Room Reconfiguration” package includes many extras such as a matching guitar.

The limited-edition Gulf Racing GT40 is a recreation of the famous GT40 MkI that beat the world’s best sports cars in both the 1968 and 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans races. The GT40 has won more prestigious racing events than nearly any other road racing car in history and now enthusiasts and collectors can own a piece of racing history with the limited release of the legendary Gulf Racing GT40 MkI by Superformance.

“The GT40 dominated Le Mans, winning it overall for an incredible four consecutive years,” said Lance Stander, CEO of Superformance. “No other American carmaker has come close to that amazing achievement. The same exact car, chassis number 1075, won both the 1968 and 1969 races. Both years, 1075 carried the iconic Gulf Racing livery all the way to the winner’s circle. Our Gulf Racing 50th Anniversary GT40 honors all four years of 1075’s racing history, making each one an instant collectible.”

The “Tool Room Reconfiguration” option package includes everything from period-correct Lexan windows to the 1969-style dash, racing tanks, coolers, racing equipment and graphics. The package also includes a VIN number-matching Gulf Racing Series guitar. The guitar has former Gulf Racing Chief Engineer and “Deputy in Charge” John Horsman’s signature and Gulf logo reflecting the actual Gulf Racing Team who won Le Mans in 1968 and 1969. The guitars are a genuine GT40 licensed product designed by Safir GT40 Spares with production of the guitars by Hoodoo Musical Instruments.

Superformance GT40 continuation cars are as true to the originals as you can get. The Superformance engineers paid such close attention to detail when designing the car that over 90 percent of the vehicle’s parts are interchangeable with an original car and chassis. Using an exact replica of the original monocoque unibody chassis, it’s stiffer than any other chassis on the market and is made up of over 244 laser-cut or bent and pressed parts. Superformance GT40 MkI vehicles have optional modern luxuries and safety features including air conditioning, Wilwood disc brakes, Bilstein shocks with H & R springs, an adjustable pedal box and front glass side windows with vents making it just as comfortable on the street as it is on the track.

All Gulf Racing 50th Anniversary GT40s will come with special edition collectability documentation and are backed by Mr. John Horsman and coordinated by John Sadler of Safir GT40 Spares, holder of the GT40 trademark. The recommended power source is a 1969-spec 302 Ford engine with Gurney Westlake heads, but owners have the option to fit a Ford-based 289 or 351W small block.

Superformance is now taking orders for the Gulf Racing 50th Anniversary GT40 MkI. The Gulf Racing 50th Anniversary GT40 roller will start at $179,995 and the “Tool Room Reconfiguration” edition starts at $209,900. For more information on Superformance, the 50th Anniversary GT40 and its full line of continuation vehicles, visit www.Superformance.com or call (800) 297-6253.


ABOUT SUPERFORMANCE
Superformance LLC is a distributor for complete, “rolling chassis” replica and continuation race cars of the 1960’s. Superformance has distributed specially constructed cars in the United States for over 20 years. As one of the first players in the industry, Superformance has over 20 independent dealerships throughout the world.  We have earned our reputation with our attention to detail, quality, craftsmanship, fit, finish and customer service. Superformance LLC has a long standing relationship and build contract with Hi-Tech Automotive who is the world’s largest specialty car production facility. Together Superformance and Hi-Tech have produced and distributed more than 4000 rolling chassis worldwide.

ABOUT SAFIR GT40 SPARES
Safir GT40 Spares, Limited, is the official GT40 trademark holder and is dedicated to accutate GT40 history. Safir GT40 Spares, Limited was established in 1999 by Brady Pack, John Sadler and Bob Wood to provide spare parted and technical assistance to all GT40 owners, in particular the Mk V version. Following the completion of the 40th and final GT40 Mk V, serial number GT40-P-1145, the remaining parts, body bolds, casting patterns and manufacturing drawings were shipped from Byfleet, England to the Safir GT40 Spares offices in Milford, Ohio USA.


PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM RECEIVES $5 MILLION GIFT FROM OTIS BOOTH FOUNDATION


Kicking off the Petersen’s 25th anniversary, the gift speaks to the Booth Foundation’s commitment to historic preservation and will be commemorated through the eponymous naming of the museum’s History Floor

LOS ANGELES (January 2019) – The Petersen Automotive Museum has received a $5 million gift from the Otis Booth Foundation in support of the museum’s mission “to explore and present the history of the automobile and its global impact on life and culture using Los Angeles as a prime example.” The generous award marks the first gift of the museum’s silver anniversary and will include the renaming of the Petersen’s History Floor to the Otis Booth History Floor.

Supporting everything from education to the arts, hospitals and youth programs, the Otis Booth Foundation is known for its multi-million-dollar gifts to local institutions. Founded in 1967, the family foundation was created in the name of Franklin Otis Booth, Jr., known as Otis, who was a Los Angeles-based philanthropist, investor and newspaper executive.

While the Booth Foundation has funded several diverse organizations, its support for public education groups stands out. Otis Booth once held the role of Chairman on the board of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, which played an essential role in the founding of the Petersen. His legacy to educate and inform will be honored with the renaming of the museum’s automotive History Floor, speaking to the Booth Foundation’s commitment to historic preservation in Southern California.

“We are grateful for the magnanimous support given to us by the Otis Booth Foundation in honor of its namesake Otis Booth, whose passion for the conservation of historical artifacts resonates with us deeply,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “As we move into our silver anniversary, this gift inspires us to take stock and give back to our community by continuing Otis Booth’s vision and legacy.”

For more information about how the community can help support the Petersen Automotive Museum’s mission and education initiatives, please visit www.PetersenTickets.org/collections/donations. To learn more about the museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.


ABOUT THE PETERSEN
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundationis a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under four are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.

CHIP FOOSE TO BE NAMED BUILDER OF THE DECADE AT THE 2019 GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW


The legendary hot rod builder and designer will be honored in a ceremony on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the show’s 70th annual event which will also feature a collection of Foose’s vehicles

Pomona, Calif. (January 2019) – The Grand National Roadster Show, the world’s longest running indoor car show, announced today it will name Chip Foose as Builder of the Decade at its 2019 event, taking place January 25-27, 2019 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. This honor will include a display of 10 of the most iconic Foose-designed vehicles ever built.

Chip Foose has earned widespread acclaim for his career in hot rod design, both for his work with noted hot rod builder Boyd Coddington and for his own workshop, Foose Design, which he founded in 1998. His hit TV series “Overhaulin’” ran for nine seasons, bringing hot rodding and car customization to a wide audience. Foose-built and Foose-designed vehicles have won many accolades over the years, including eight America’s Most Beautiful Roadster titles–1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2014.

“We couldn’t be happier to honor Chip Foose as our Builder of the Decade,” said John Buck, the show’s producer. “There are few people who have had as much influence or popularity in the hot rod and custom car industry as Chip Foose. He’s certainly deserving of this award.”

Among the Foose vehicles on display will be the 2000 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster-winning 1932 Ford Roadster “0032,” the 2006 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster-winning 1936 Ford Roadster “Impression,” the 1935 Chevrolet Master Two-Door Sedan “Grandmaster” owned by Chevrolet dealership owner Wes Rydell, the 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air “Cool Air,” the WWII fighter plane-inspired 1932 Ford Roadster “P-32,” the original Foose Design coupe “Hemisfear,” Foose’s personal customized 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck, the 1939 Cadillac coupe “Madam X” based on original 1939 General Motors design sketches, the 1933 Ford Coupe “Ron Brown Coupe” and the 1932 Ford-based Muroc Roadster built for supercharger pioneer Jerry Magnuson “Magnatude.”

Chip Foose will be at the Grand National Roadster Show for the entirety of the three day event (January 25-27, 2019) while he will be honored in a special ceremony during the awards presentation on Sunday, January 27, 2019. For more information on the Grand National Roadster Show, please click here.


ABOUT ROD SHOWS
Based in the automotive cultural hub of Southern California, Rod Shows produces the West Coast’s premier indoor hot rod and custom shows including the Grand National Roadster Show and the Sacramento Autorama. Its professional show management team sets the highest standards for top quality competition and displays with every show and personally visit the country’s top automotive coachbuilders and events throughout the year, ensuring the Best of the Best participate in its events.  For more information, visit www.rodshows.com.


THE FOURTH ANNUAL FUTURE CLASSIC CAR SHOW DRAWS THOUSANDS TO SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, AWARDING EIGHT SOON-TO-BE CLASSICS


2004 Subaru Impreza STi wins Best of Show at event celebrating the next generation of collector cars

Phoenix (January, 2019) – The Future Classic Car Show, presented by ClassicCars.com, ran for the fourth consecutive year on Sunday, January 13, 2019, drawing thousands of spectators to Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s Best of Show winner, a 2004 Subaru Impreza STi owned by local John Darling, was chosen by a panel of expert judges including automotive journalist Andy Reid and YouTube star David Patterson.

The Future Classic Car Show features a curated display of later model cars that are poised to be the collector cars of the future. Each model is desirable in its own way and each was produced no earlier than 1975. This year’s show awarded cars in eight categories in addition to Best of Show, the awards and their respective winners are: Best Modified—Nathan Benoit, 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8; Best of 2006-2018—Jason Amiot, 2015 BMW M4; Best of 1996-2005—Aleksander Heit, 1998 Toyota Supra; Best of 1986-1995—Tim Eull, 1993 Mazda RX-7 R1; Best of 1975-1985–John Garza, 1977 Toyota Celica; Best Preserved—Anthony Scaglione, 1991 Buick Reatta; Student’s Choice sponsored by Universal Technical Institute—Nathan Benoit, 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 (his second award of the day); and Fan Favorite–Troy Yazzie, 2015 Subaru WRX STi.

“This year’s Future Classic Car Show exceeded all expectations,” said Roger Falcione, CEO of ClassicCars.com. “The quality of cars was unbelievable, spectator turnout set new records and the atmosphere at the event was buzzing. We are already hard at work planning next year’s event and curating even more future classics to showcase.”

Arizona Car Week continues with a slew of auctions running through January 20, 2019. As the automotive world descends on Phoenix and the surrounding areas ClassicCars.com is at the center of all the action. The online marketplace and authority on classic and collector vehicles has comprehensive coverage from all of the week’s events available at journal.classiccars.com.


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 andenthusiasts. 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.


ROADWORKS MANUFACTURING® KICKS OFF 2019 WITH NEW ADDITIONS TO BRAND AMBASSADOR PROGRAM


Celebrity truck driver Maya Pyskaty and seasoned driving duo Gary and Devery Jones will represent RoadWorks Manufacturing® at truck shows across the nation

Lafayette, Ind. (January, 2019) – RoadWorks Manufacturing®, a leading designer and manufacturer of stainless steel aftermarket accessories for heavy duty trucks, announced new members to its brand ambassador program for 2019, celebrity truck driver Maya Pyskaty of Lafayette, New Jersey and truck driving couple Gary and Devery Jones of Lawson, Missouri.

Representing RoadWorks Manufacturing® at heavy duty trucking shows throughout the United States, the newly named brand ambassadors will offer insights about RoadWorks’ American-made stainless steel accessories and the RoadWorks Manufacturing® Detail Products to care for them.

Maya Pyskaty is well-known, both in the commercial trucking industry for her extensive career and from her stint on season five of the television show “Ice Road Truckers.” Maya Pyskaty began her career in New York City, mastering overcrowded roads and gaining skill as a commercial truck driver.  Her love of engines started when she was just eight years old helping her dad fix old trucks and vehicles.

“As far back as I can remember I wanted to be a commercial truck driver,” said Pyskaty. “While other girls were playing with dolls, I was playing with trucks. I feel really lucky that I have been able to turn my childhood dream into reality.”

Following her appearance on “Ice Road Truckers,” Pyskaty began driving for the family business, Pyskaty Bros. in New Jersey. While she spends most of the year on local hauls, she prefers over-the-road driving in her project truck, a 1997 Peterbilt 379 named “34” after Pyskaty’s lucky number. Restored by Pyskaty herself, the Peterbilt 379 features a custom-made wood floor from Germany, a three-stage frame paint job in Maya’s signature color purple and stainless steel RoadWorks accessories.

RoadWorks Brand Ambassadors Gary and Devery Jones have a life-long history in commercial trucking. Gary Jones’ late grandfather passed on his driving passion, leading Gary to pick up the family business professionally in 1999. Both Gary and Devery Jones are active in the day-to-day operations of their company, SPB Trucking, along with several other family-owned businesses. With 11 trucks in their fleet, Devery Jones manages dispatch from the road while Gary Jones drives. Avid dog lovers, the Joneses named their company after their dogs – Sweetie, Parker, Precious and “BB” – who join them on the road.

“It’s in my bones,” said Gary Jones. “My entire life has been centered around truck driving and its culture. I couldn’t be more honored to represent a company like RoadWorks Manufacturing at truck shows and events nationwide.”

2018 is the first year the Joneses competed in a truck show with their project truck, a 1995 Peterbilt 379 named “Excessive Behavior.” Naturally being overachievers, the couple chose to show “Excessive Behavior” for the first time at North America’s largest trucking show, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, where they won the award for “Best Pictured Truck.”

“Brand ambassadors help us connect to hardworking folks in our industry, and we couldn’t have picked a better team,” said Vice President of Sales Ralph Banks. “Their commitment to quality is something we admire and desire in our brand ambassadors and by adding these drivers to our team, we know we are in for a great 2019!”

Making work trucks show quality for nearly 25 years, RoadWorks Manufacturing® products are American-made, built to last and backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information on RoadWorks Manufacturing® or RoadWorks Manufacturing® Detail Products, visit roadworksmfg.com, call (800) 448-8741 or email info@roadworks.com.


About RoadWorks Manufacturing®:
Established in 1994, RoadWorks Manufacturing®, a brand of Lund International®, designs and manufactures innovative, premium-quality semi-truck aftermarket accessories. The brand also offers a full line of detail products, including Metal Polish & Sealant, Metal Polishing Bars, Paint Protectant and Spray Detailer for all makes and models. RoadWorks Manufacturing Stainless Steel Truck Accessories and Detail Products are made in the USA and available through RoadWorks Manufacturing Authorized Dealers.

Do Heads Turn When You Drive By?
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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
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PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM APPOINTS DR. WOLFGANG PORSCHE AS ITS FIRST HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

Iconic sports car patriarch will collaborate with Petersen Directors on future plans for the museum

LOS ANGELES (December 19, 2018) – Nearing its 25th anniversary as a world leader in automotive thought, the Petersen Automotive Museum today announced that Dr. Wolfgang Porsche will be its first honorary board member. Dr. Porsche has accepted the unanimous invitation of the Petersen Board of Directors to serve alongside Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer, Chairman Peter Mullin, Vice Chairman David Sydorick and other industry dignitaries.

The grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, Dr. Porsche has a lifetime of experience with one of the world’s most respected automotive brands. He will be an invaluable asset to the Petersen Board of Directors, exchanging ideas, offering advice and fostering discussions about future plans for the museum.

“The relationship between the Petersen and Dr. Porsche began two years ago when the Porsche Supervisory Board held a meeting at the museum. He had a chance encounter with Bruce Meyer, and together they envisioned the 70th anniversary Porsche tribute now known as ‘The Porsche Effect,’” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Since then, this relationship has blossomed into a wonderful friendship resulting in the first-ever honorary leadership role on our cherished Board of Directors and the most expansive exhibit in our almost 25-year history.”

Dr. Porsche has served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG since 2007. During this period, Porsche has increased annual deliveries from less than 100,000 to around 246,000 last year and more than doubled in size to over 30,000 employees. Continuing his family legacy of success, he also sits on the Supervisory Boards of Volkswagen AG and Audi AG and is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE.

In addition to Dr. Porsche’s long list of distinguished accomplishments, he was most recently honored with the “Petersen Icon Award” at the museum’s 24th Annual Gala on October 5, 2018. The event commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Stuttgart marque and celebrated the immense success of “The Porsche Effect.”

“I was truly honored to receive the 2018 ‘Icon Award,’ and I will never forget the kindness and hospitality of the Petersen team,” said Dr. Wolfgang Porsche. “Although the honor was presented in my name, I consider the recognition to be a celebration of the Porsche brand’s relationship with California, which is one of the foremost Porsche markets in the world. The public’s admiration of ‘The Porsche Effect’ exhibit is a testament to that, and I’m thrilled to continue our valued partnership and personal friendship for years to come!”

To learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.

ABOUT THE PETERSEN
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under four are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.