CARMEL VALLEY, Calif., August 19, 2005 – Today, Land Rover officially opens its third Land Rover Experience Driving School at the Quail Lodge Resort. The Driving School at Quail Lodge is Land Rover’s first West Coast driving school location, and will accompany already-established Land Rover Driving Schools at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina and the Fairmont Le ChÃ¢teau Montebello, near Montreal, Canada. Read More
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The piercing shriek of the alarm clock awakens me at 2:30am. It’s time to get up and head to the Pomona Swap Meet and Car Show. You’re probably asking yourself why I’m waking up at 2:30am to go to a car show – well, the Pomona Swap Meet is not your every day, run-of-the-mill swap meet. The Pomona Meet is the Hershey Car Show of the West Coast. There are thousands of cars and trucks of all vintages in attendance at this event. According to event officials, the swap meet and show areas of the grounds stretch 15 miles long, typically filled with over 4,000 vehicles for show or sale. Back to why I woke up at 2:30am – the show starts at 5am and ends at 2pm. No, that’s not a typo, this meet starts before some people have even gone to bed from the night before. Since I live in the Central Valley of California, Pomona is two and half hours away. Even being a devoted and passionate automotive enthusiast, I was still reluctant to get up that early in the morning. I dragged myself out of bed thinking “this event had better be good.” Read More
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Ford’s newest rally car, the Fiesta ST Group N, will make its world championship debut on this weekend’s Rally Finland (4 – 7 August). Two of the showroom specification vehicles, which have been designed and built by British-based preparation company M-Sport, will be used by rally organisers for safety car duties on this 10th round of the FIA World Rally Championship.
Ex-Formula 1 star Mika Salo will drive one of the two-litre, two-wheel drive Fiesta ST Group Ns, which has recently been homologated for international rallying by the FIA. Read More
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Source: Nissan Corporation
Evoking emotion, passion, and excitement are key principles behind every Nissan product. For more than 30 years, the Z has been a testament to this philosophy. And thanks to many Z owners around the world, they have carried on its rich tradition and legacy and have made the Z one of the finest performance cars on the road today. Read More
Auburn Hills, Mich., Aug 11, 2005 –
The HEMI engine has a long list of historical milestones, and today marked a new achievement for the storied engine: the one-millionth modern HEMI was produced. Read More