Aston Martin Club 1913 at Monterey Automotive Week
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Aston Martin Club 1913 at Monterey Automotive Week

Aston Martin kicks off the 2018 Monterey Automotive Week by again opening the doors of ‘Aston Martin Club 1913’, inviting attendees to get to know the Aston Martin Lagonda Group and its leadership team. This year’s theme, “Boundless,” showcases the group’s world expanding beyond automotive, to include products on land, sea and in the air. President for Aston Martin The Americas, Laura Schwab said: “While people flock to Monterey Week for its history, this year at Aston Martin Club 1913, we’ll give guests a glimpse into what’s next. We’ll showcase everything from the present – the new DBS Superleggera, to the electric – with the new Lagonda Vision Concept, and the sky-bound – the Volante Vision Concept. The creative horsepower behind this brand is limitless, and that will be evident to all who join us at the Aston Martin Club […]

MG Unveils Update to MG3 Range
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MG Unveils New MG3 – Latest Update to Range

MG Motor UK, the UK’s fastest growing car manufacturer, is delighted to introduce New MG3; the latest addition to the iconic British brand’s rapidly evolving product range. Replacing the brand’s current MG3, which sold over 10,000 units in its four years on sale, the stylish supermini is a natural evolution, bringing it into MG’s new design family, first seen with the MG ZS compact SUV. Demonstrating its faith in the build quality and reliability of its products, MG has extended its 7 year/80,000-miles warranty to New MG3. The new warranty really adds to New MG3’s value-for-money offering, making it one of the most attractive packages on the market. Fully-transferrable to future owners, the comprehensive warranty gives great reassurance to MG buyers.

Marking Territory - Louts Celebrates 70 Years
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Lotus Marks 70th Birthday by Marking Their Territory

In a stunning new film launched today, Lotus Cars celebrates its anniversary in manufacturing outstanding sports cars, ahead of its 70th birthday event, by creating a unique logo on the test track at its HQ in Hethel. Leaving a 70–themed mark on the test track’s skidpan using just two of its most celebrated models, no CGI and more than a few pairs of tires, the precise driving required is a fitting tribute to the precision engineering that the marque is world famous for. Rather than rely on artificial aids or electronic trickery, the new video perfectly reflects Lotus’s approach to sports cars by showing the action on the day as it unfolded, with the final aerial shot proving the cars’ and drivers’ ability. Piloted by Gavan Kershaw (Head of Attributes) and Daniel Peck (Vehicle Dynamics Engineer), the duo is part of […]

Three Triumph Italia 2000 GTs at VTR 2018
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Three Triumph Italia 2000 GTs at VTR 2018 National

Nearly 200 Triumphs and their owners gathered at the Radisson Hotel in downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin, for the 2018 VTR National Annual Convention.  A reception Tuesday evening kicked off the show’s autocross competition, riverboat rides, local driving tours, and rallies. The big events — the Participants Choice and the Concours Show – blossomed Friday along the mighty Mississippi in Riverside Park. Among the entrants were three rare Triumph Italia 2000 GTs from eastern Pennsylvania. Each was restored by Ragtops & Roadsters, with body, paint and upholstery work done by its sister shop Pollock Auto Restoration. Ragtops specialize in restoration and preservation of all British and European sports cars. From left to right; Vignale #194, restored by R&R in 1995, earned a Preservation Award with 385.5 points out a perfect score of 400 points — not too shabby after 23 years! Finished […]

Jaguar Land Rover Classics Extends Services to North America with Savannah, GA Facility
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Jaguar Land Rover Classics Extends Services to North America with Savannah, GA Facility

Jaguar Land Rover Classic is demonstrating the brand’s commitment to classic vehicle owners and enthusiasts in North America by establishing a new refurbishing/restoration, sales and servicing center in Savannah, Georgia. Set to open in summer 2019, the facility will give access to a range of authentic classic cars, services, parts, and experiences across both British marques. The new 75,000 square foot facility will be the first for Jaguar Land Rover Classic outside Europe, with more than 75 highly-skilled full-time employees.

Pashley - Morgan Bicycles to be Launched This Summer
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Pashley-Morgan Bicycles Launching This Summer

The Morgan Motor Company are excited to collaborate on two concept bicycles with a fellow British company, Pashley Cycles. Founded in 1926, Pashley Cycles are the longest established British cycle manufacturer, famed the world over for their range of traditionally built and impeccably styled cycles. With centuries of combined heritage, craftsmanship and passion for their product, Pashley and Morgan are two “like-minded” brands just waiting for the perfect opportunity to collaborate. Launching in this weekend at Morgan’s much-anticipated Thrill on the Hill, the Pashley-Morgan range will include two new bikes, both of which will be produced at Pashley’s Stratford-upon-Avon factory. The bicycles have a stylish hand-crafted frame which features a new curved top tube design. It is fillet brazed using Reynolds 631 tubing and incorporates a custom formed top tube, frame mounted race plate, distinctive S-bend seat stays and unique […]

GLOBAL FIRST FOR LAND ROVER AT WHEELCHAIR RUGBY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2
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Land Rover at Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

Land Rover has further strengthened its commitment to international rugby with a world-first sponsorship agreement. The Rugby World Cup 2019™ Worldwide Partner is now a major sponsor of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships too – the first time a backer has supported both tournaments.

LAND ROVER CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF ALL-TERRAIN ADVENTURE WITH TREK TO THE ‘LAND OF LAND ROVERS’
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Land Rover Celebrates 70th Anniversary with All-Terrain Adventure Trek

Land Rover took its 70th-anniversary celebrations to new heights by visiting a remote rural community in West Bengal that relies on a fleet of classic models for its very survival. Known as the ‘Land of Land Rovers’, the rural location in deep in the Himalayas is reliant on a fleet of meticulously maintained Series Land Rovers dating back as far as 1957.

McMillan Motors in Greenock, Jermyn & Sons in Seaford
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MG Motor UK Adds Five More Dealers

MG Motor UK has added five new partners to its dealer network as it continues to drive towards its goal of establishing a full national network of 120 sites by 2020. The latest additions to the MG network are Crayford & Abbs in north Norfolk, Thomas & Davies in Merthyr Tydfil, McMillan Motors in Greenock, Jermyn & Sons in Seaford, East Sussex and FG Barnes in Canterbury. All five sites joined MG’s rapidly-growing network in July, taking MG’s dealership network up to a total of 81 sites.

MG exceeds 5k registrations and beats last year’s total - volume! - MGZS
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MG UK Exceeds 5K New Car Registrations

MG Motor UK has announced record new car registrations as the iconic British brand continues to go from strength-to-strength in the UK market. The July sales results, taken from the latest SMMT market report, show that MG has achieved an impressive 5,099 new car registrations so far in 2018, over 600 cars more than it achieved in the whole of 2017. This significant increase in new car registrations amounts to an increase of 122% compared with the same period in 2017.

JLR Reports First Quarter Results for 2018/2019 Financial Year
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JLR Reports First Quarter Results for 2018/2019 Financial Year

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc, the UK’s largest vehicle manufacturer, today reported its financial results for the three-month period ending 30 June 2018. Retail sales for the quarter reached 145,510 vehicles, up 5.9% on the previous year. The increase reflects growing sales of the new Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery and Jaguar E-PACE. However, wholesales (including China JV) were 13,950 units lower than retails, primarily reflecting lower wholesales in China in advance of the reduction in import duties from 25% to 10% on 1 July and production scheduling to de-stock inventories in other markets.

Brabham BT62
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Brabham BT62 American Launch at Monterey

Celebrating one of the most important countries in its racing and family history, Brabham Automotive is teaming up with Michelin to debut the sensational Brabham BT62 in the United States, with a fitting tribute to American hero and ex-Brabham Formula 1 winner, Dan Gurney, at this year’s Monterey Car Week. Fresh from its public dynamic launch in Europe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Brabham BT62 is set to win the hearts and minds of the American public at a series of prestigious events on the Monterey Peninsula. Working in conjunction with technical partner Michelin, the car will be center stage on the tire manufacturer’s stand at Laguna Seca on Friday, August 24 and Sunday, August 26. Over the week the car will also appear McCall’s Motorworks Revival on Wednesday, August 22, and at the Exotics on Cannery Row […]

Aston Martin Racing adjusts driver line-up for remainder of 2018
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Aston Martin Racing Adjusts 2018 Driver Line-Up

Aston Martin Racing has adjusted its driver line-up for the remainder of 2018, beginning with the 6 Hours of Silverstone (19 August) and including the 6 Hours of Fuji (14 October) and 6 Hours of Shanghai (18 November). With the team focused on its FIA WEC Super Season world championship aspirations, Nicki Thiim (DEN) and Marco Sørensen (DEN) will share driving duties in their regular #95 ‘DaneTrain’ Aston Martin Vantage GTE, while Maxime Martin (BEL) and Alex Lynn (GB) will pair up in the #97. Each entry will benefit from increased track time and fewer compromises in their driving positions in a move that has become standard practice in the GTE Pro category.

MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018
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MINI Takes the States 2018 a Success

MINI USA has confirmed that its biennial MINI owners road rally MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018 (MTTS) attracted more than 3,000 owners to event’s finale and that the rally raised more than one million meals for charity partner Feeding America. MINI USA also confirmed that fundraising efforts to support Feeding America will remain open until the end of the year at MINITAKESTHESTATES.com. The biennial trek attracted more than 3,600 MINI owners who took part in the Rally to the Rockies, with 1,000+ MINIs on the road each day. The group of loyal MINI owners travelled more than 5,000 miles through 15 cities and 14 states. At times the group swelled to more than 1,000 owners and 500 vehicles of all shapes, colors and sizes on each route.

JLR - JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS SALES RESULTS
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JLR Reports June 2018 US Sales

Jaguar Land Rover reported July 2018 US sales: Land Rover had its best ever July sales month with 6,209 units, an increase of five percent from 5,915 in July 2017; Jaguar sales were 1,880 units, a 41 percent decrease from 3,166 units in July 2017, Jaguar sales were 1,880 units, a 41 percent decrease from 3,166 units in July 2017, due to industry sales trends. Jaguar Land Rover total July US sales reached 8,089 units, an 11 percent decrease from 9,081 units in July 2017. We’re pleased to see Land Rover finish July with another record–setting sales month. The popularity of our new SUVs, the Range Rover Velar, Land Rover Discovery and Jaguar F-PACE continue to drive sales momentum and will be joined by the highly anticipated I-PACE later this year. — Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North […]

BAC Mono 3
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BAC Mono Sets Hillclimb Supercar Record

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is celebrating breaking the Goodwood Festival of Speed supercar record, having romped to victory with their Mono in this year’s Michelin Supercar Shootout in an unprecedented time. With experienced racer and multiple Goodwood champion Anthony Reid in the cockpit, BAC’s Mono conquered the famous Hillclimb run in just 49.13 seconds – topping the podium by more than a second and beating the previous best supercar record by 0.14 seconds. The Festival of Speed fastest supercar accolade formerly belonged to Jann Mardenborough, who set a time of 49.27 seconds back in 2014 behind the wheel of a Nissan GTR.

Aston Martin St Athan
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Aston Martin St Athan Second Phase Complete

Aston Martin, the producer of highly desirable luxury handcrafted sports cars, today announced it has completed the second phase of its new car assembly plant at St Athan, in South Wales. Aston Martin’s Board of Directors held their first meeting in St Athan to mark the completion of building work at the facility, which involves the conversion of three super hangars at the former Ministry of Defence site into a state-of-the-art vehicle assembly facility.

Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Talented Female Students with STEM
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Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Talented Female Students with STEM

Jaguar Land Rover has today launched a campaign to inspire more talented female STEM students to pursue innovative, creative and well-paid careers. The campaign aims to smash outdated stereotypes by giving young women an accurate, in-depth look at careers in the automotive sector with opportunities to meet pioneering women from around the business and hear their inspirational stories. The Furthering Futures launch event attracted 80 talented female A-level and undergraduate students from across the UK. Students participated in inspirational talks and career networking sessions with brilliant women from across the business and learned how to join its growing numbers of female degree apprentices, undergraduates, and graduates.