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Fantastic Cars Excel in Vernal Car Show

One of the biggest annual car shows on Dinaland history was celebrated with 125 cars in the display area which comes from different places like Roosevelt, Vernal, California, Colorado and Wyoming. One of the participants named Chipita Rowley form Roosevelt brought her 2010 Chevy Camaro. This car has tremendous specs under its hood, 6.2 liter engine with a power output of 422 horsepower. Her car received the “Best of the 1990’s and Newer” award which she receive in 2 consecutive years as she receive also a “Mayor’s Choice” trophy last year. She painted her car with a green color stripes in memory of his son Daniel, whose favorite color was green.

Other awards was also given like the “Best Ford” received by Jack Seitz from Vernal for his 1929 Model A. “Best of 1920s” was given to Mike Mahoney from Vernal for his 1924 Cadillac Limousine. “Best of 1940s” and “Best of 1960s” were given to Bill Hall and Marvin Bozarth for their 1948 Plymouth Coupe and 1966 Ford Galaxy. Jo Gardiner and Dwayne Allan as their 1970 Plymouth Road Runner GTX and 1982 Chevy Truck was awarded as the “Best of 1970s” and “Best of 1980s”. The 1972 Plymouth Duster and 1937 Chevy Erratic Custom of Leon Roush and Mike Ferrira were awarded as the “Best Mopar” and “Best of Show”.

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Lexus LFA Unveiled from SEMA

Lexus LFA Unveiled

 

Every car lover would want to witness the SEMA show since it is considered as the premier automotive specialty trade event in the world. It brings almost all the best and the most recent products together. We are very lucky to see pictures taken from the show by Kevin Watts who is much known as a writer and a Lexus Enthusiast.

This is this year’s modified Lexus project cars that are focused on hybrid technology. Learn more about these types of cars at The Lexus Enthusiast and the Lexus YouTube page.

*Source: Kevin Watts of Lexus Magazine

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A Car Lover Truly Knows a Locomobile

A Model 48 Locomobile, believed to be from 1920, shown at the Bonham’s sale of Collector Motorcars and Memorabilia in Sydney, Australia in November.

Last November 13, Bonhams conducted its first sale of collectors’ motorcars in Sydney. Bonhams is an international auction house which is famous for holding some of the industry’s grandest automotive galas. As part of the vehicles that are for sale, bidders can’t help but be amazed by the Locomobile Model 48 Speedster circa 1920.

If you are a car lover then you would be very familiar with the Locomobile. It was produced by one of the earliest luxury car makers in America who manufactures inexpensive cars from 1899 to 1929. Considering that the car is classic, having its car parts is a surprise.  It has the complete original wood spoke wheel. Also, its bucket seats, brass Winton brand headlamps and the classic monocle-type windscreen, engine and radiator were included.

Though, 3 out of its 4 wheels’ metal rims were missing and several key components as well, one bidder was very willing to pay $42,000 for the relic. However, the owner doesn’t want to sell for that price.

A Little History of the Locomobile Company of America

The company took producing cars seriously. Thus, they have adopted the internal combustion technology on the last year of the 19th century. And after building steam cars over a short period of time, they turned their inspiration t new combustion-driven automobile technology.

Over time, they have exceeded in two competitive races which are Gordon Benneth races in France in 1905 and the Vanderbilt Cup on Long Island in 1906. In 1908, George Robertson drove his Locomobile at Vanderbilt Cup and the company had their first victory on an International Automotive Competition.

A Locomobile wins the Vanderbilt Cup race on Long Island in 1908.

By 1911, Locomobile started producing consumer vehicles. The expensive and exquisite Model 48 was then created which was advanced by that time. It has a 429-cubic-inch, six-cylinder engine which was eventually replaced by more gigantic 8.5 liter iteration.

Later on, Walter P. Chrysler which is from an American car making fame learned the basic of automobile mechanics through the early model of Locomobile. According to the Encyclopaedia of Automobiles, a young Chrysler went to considerable lengths to acquire a Locomobile that had caught his attention at an auto show. He then broke the car down to pieces and rebuilt it again — a process he repeated numerous times, eventually developing rare expertise.

The rare sighting of a Locomobile at auction served as a reminder of Connecticut’s storied automotive past. Companies like Corbin from New Britain; Pope-Hartford, Columbia and Kelsey-Motorette from Hartford; Frisbe and Compound from Middletown; Cameron from New London, Stamford and Trumbull — and, of course, Locomobile from Bridgeport — all helped to establish American dominance in the global car market, according to Mark Johnson of the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival.

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Montreal International Auto Show

Aside from getting the chance to meet the car lover Lisa Dion who is the new spokesperson of the Montreal Charity, you’ll be able to see the latest auto models in the industry. Plus, your money will go a long long way because all proceeds of the show will go to five major hospital foundations in the Greater Montreal Area.

Prizes will also be given away to lucky attendees of the show. Prizes include a painting by André Desjardins, Rêver de toi that costs $7,900; a package for two to attend the Formula 1 Grand Premio Santander D’talia in Milan that costs $6,500; a package for six people to attend BMW Winter Driving Training for $5,000; an all-inclusive trip to Mexico for two for $5,000; and a 180-bottle Transtherm Ermitage wine cellar with 23 bottles of wine for $5,000. Aside from this, the show also features its silent auctions.

What else can you ask for from an auto show?

This Montreal International Auto Show will be held at Palais des congrès de Montreal on January 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are already available for $175. For purchase, you can call 514-331-6571, extension 222.

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Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show – The Finale

Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show will have its finale show this Sunday at Putra World Trade centre. It will feature more than 150 vehicles which include concept cars, hybrids, exotic motorcycles as well as newly launched models. Proton, Lotus, Perodua, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Isuzu, Naza, Maserati, Chevrolet, Daihatsu, Chery, Mitsubishi, Kia, Hyundai and Peugeot will also be part of the show.

The 16-ft, ‘life’-size replica of the Autobot Bumblebee from the Transformers movie and Batman with his Batmobile will also be featured at the show together with the cars that will be appearing for the first time. Lucky visitors will get a chance to win 3 cars upon visiting this one of a kind event.

Italian dream: A model posing with a Vespa scooter, which is making a comeback.

The official English newspaper for the show is Star Motoring. It will be organizing its own Snap For Cash contest where participants have to snap a picture with any of the Star Motoring, Red FM or Daily Chili models and upload their pictures on http://www.star-motoring.com.

Participants will then have to ask their friends to vote for them starting Dec 3 to 26. The one who gets the most number of votes will win RM5,000. The second prize winner gets RM3,000 and the third prize winner gets RM2,000. Aside from that, 10 consolation prizes of RM200 will be given away.

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