Category Archives: design and styling

Toyota Classic Car Festival On With Limited Attendance

Public access to the museum will be limited to Nagakute residents and the museum’s annual pass holders. Toyota will also conduct temperature checks for all staff members and visitors, and everyone will be required to wear face masks and observe social distancing at the venue. A special exhibition and socializing will also take place at the venue. Continue reading

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Multi Problems with Automotive Multi-Media

“The majority of frequently occurring problems with multimedia and infotainment systems are design-related issues, many of which could be addressed through software updates to work out the bugs,” claimed Brent Gruber, senior director of global automotive quality at the J.D. Power consultancy. Continue reading

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Milestones – 40,000 Bentley Flying Spurs

All three generations of Flying Spur have been designed, engineered, developed and manufactured at Bentley’s home in Crewe, where the production milestone is being celebrated by the skilled workforce of designers, engineers and craftspeople. Continue reading

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Chattanooga Motorcar Festival on Schedule

“We are continuing our plans and preparations to hold our second Chattanooga Motorcar Festival this October with the expectation that all businesses will be operating by then and sporting events will be back on schedule, so that we can all enjoy the many activities that bring us together,” said DeFoor. Continue reading

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MotorCities At Home – a Zoom Look at Hood Ornaments

The series kicks off this Friday at noon with “Mascots of Motion” with automotive journalist Steve Purdy. Continue reading

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COVID-19 – 2020 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Cancelled

With the cancellation of this year’s event, the 70th Pebble Beach Concours will now take place on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Continue reading

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Toyota Yaris Cross Makes Virtual World Debut

Cross follows last year’s debut of the all-new Yaris, unveiled in October 2019 as the next-generation compact car, which – it was claimed – brought enhanced driving pleasure, the world’s highest level of fuel efficiency for its class thanks to its use of Toyota’s latest hybrid system, as well as advanced safety and security technologies. Continue reading

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Goodwood Festival of Speed Postponed

Plans for the Goodwood Revival will continue to be reviewed, in the hope that the event will be able to go ahead as planned on September 11-13. A new date for the postponed 78th Members’ Meeting is also being reviewed. Continue reading

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First Look – Hyundai Prophecy EV Concept

In the styling babble “Prophecy follows suit with an iconic silhouette of perfect proportions that have been inspired by an aerodynamic design. Leveraging the extended wheelbase and shorter overhang, Hyundai’s designers have achieved the Ultimate Automotive Form, thanks to a new EV architecture defined by pristine surfaces and pure volume in combination with aesthetic harmony and functionality.” Continue reading

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Grand Touring? Bentley Mulliner Bacalar to Debut at Geneva

With a battery electric power train, intelligent power and charge management, optional autonomy and a carefully selection of exquisite materials, the EXP 100 GT is an “environmental showcase” for the luxury automotive brand. Continue reading

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Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I – Best in Arizona Auction?

The built-for-touring 250 GT Cabriolet Series I, sold to support Enzo’s racing addiction, had smooth lines defined by its covered headlamps, bumperettes, and tiny taillights in the rear wings. Continue reading

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BMW Motorrad Heritage Collection 2020 Coming

The famous black and white color of the early motorcycles is claimed to be reflected throughout the entire collection. The original branding and the BMW metal emblem are also incorporated in the design. The copper-colored details and visual accents displayed in these garments are similar to the materials used in classic BMW motorcycles. Continue reading

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Stout Scarab Minivan Joins Concours of Elegance 2019

During the 1950s it was used by a circus owner, keeping monkeys in the car while they toured the continent. It was then sold on to a French industrial designer who had the vehicle placed in a museum in Reims. Continue reading

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Mulliner Completely Re-Creates 1939 Bentley Corniche

The original Corniche was lost in France in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. It was extensively damaged in a traffic accident whilst undergoing road tests in France in August 1939. Sent for repairs, the chassis made it home to the Bentley plant in Derby, but the bodywork was destroyed in a bombing raid on Dieppe later in 1939 and was never seen again. Continue reading

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First Chattanooga MotorCar Festival Debuts in October

One of the exotic cars entered for the Concours is the 1932 Helicron from  the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tenn. Constructed in 1932, this propeller-driven car was discovered in a barn in France in 2000 having been placed there by the original owner in the late 1930s. Continue reading

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