среда, 30 августа 2017 г.

Google Maps makes it easier to find parking in 25 more cities

Google announced an update to Google Maps today that will make it easier for its users to find parking when they drive into town. For a while now, Google Maps users in the U.S. were able to see if parking at their destination was likely going to be difficult or not, thanks to the “parking difficulty” icon on the Google Maps destination card. This feature is now expanding to 25 additional cities outside of the U.S., including Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Sao Paulo, Toronto and Vancouver.
Google Maps users in the U.S., however, are getting an even more interesting new feature: they can now easily find parking garages near their destination and automatically add them to their trips. The list of these garages also includes the walking times to your final destination, though sadly it doesn’t tell you how expensive parking there will be or how many parking spots are still available in a given garage (that’s something a number of dedicated parking apps — especially in Europe — can do). It’s easy to imagine that Google will add this functionality over time, as well as the ability to reserve parking spots in a garage. Read more

We're not getting an Audi hypercar yet

Audi plans to launch a hypercar to rival the likes of the Mercedes Project One and Aston Martin Valkyrie. Although the project was revealed by CEO Rupert Stadler at the Geneva motor show, it is only at an early development stage. If it goes ahead, the hypercar is likely to be launched towards the end of the decade, when Audi has committed to having three electric production cars on sale. The so-called Audi Q6 e-tron SUV will be the first to be launched next autumn, potentially under the e-tron brand name.
Rupert Stadler claims that he’s looking forward to what’s possible in terms of new technology. The Audi R8 e-tron project was canned just 19 months after being launched in 2016. Conceived to act as a showcase for the German car maker’s battery technology and electrical system know-how, it was powered by two electric motors producing a combined 456bhp and 679lb ft, with a 0-62mph time of just 3.9sec. It is not clear if the car under development will be a pure electric vehicle or use electric power to boost performance from a conventional engine, although Stadler’s comments point towards the former. Read more

The Speed 6-inspired 2018 Bentley Continental GT was worth the wait!

The Speed 6-inspired 2018 Bentley Continental GT was worth the wait!: Just by looking at the pictures it’s easy to understand that the new Bentley is going to kill it! The replacement of the old GT has just been officially revealed, and since we’ve been waiting for it since almost the Stone Age, we wanted it to be amazing, and so it is.


The Speed 6-inspired 2018 Bentley Continental GT comes with slimmer lights and an overall curvier and more hunkered-down look, which are the main features of the new model. 2018 Bentley Continental GT has lots of fine details in its design. You have to be an aficionado to understand them all. But everyone can appreciate how good they look. The chrome strip around the sills,for instance, or the retro rear hatch. In short, the design of the 2018 Continental GT is a five-star job.

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вторник, 29 августа 2017 г.

Car sales will rise after the Harvey hurricane ends

Car sales will rise after the Harvey hurricane ends: As we first wrote there are many dealerships affected by the Harvey hurricane, leaving them with no inventory, but this is not all the car sales will also be affected by it at first. Some predict a swift rebound once dealerships in the affected areas reopen and as people seek to replace their flood-damaged vehicles.


Continued rain and floods from Harvey added to the misery in parts of Texas on Tuesday. Harvey struck over the weekend, leaving at least 10 dead, thousands of people displaced, and scores injured as the floodwaters rose.

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Aston Martin to mitigate Brexit risk with U.S. sales drive

Aston Martin aims to boost its market share in the U.S. and Japan to mitigate against any risks from Brexit which could add costs and delays to sales to the European Union.
Around 20 percent of the brand’s top-end cars are currently exported to the United States whilst 15 percent are sold to the European Union, with whom unfettered tariff-free trade is at risk depending on the outcome of Brexit talks. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said the carmaker has ploughed resources into boosting demand in the world’s biggest economy since the June 23 Brexit vote last year. Read more 

Smart teases its autonomous electric vehicle ahead of Frankfurt reveal

Smart Automobile took to Instagram to tease a new concept car it plans to unveil next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s an all-electric, autonomous car that borrows its electric powertrain from the Mercedes-Benz EQ.
The Instagram reveal doesn’t give much to go on visually, except for an interesting LCD display on the front grille. The EV concept will hit the International Motor Show (IAA) on September 11th. In a news release touting its IAA lineup, Daimler touts the new concept car as being “an intelligent solution for shared urban mobility.” The company claims that their new EV concept stands for maximum mobility efficiency in and for the urban environment thanks to systematic further development of the carsharing concept, and makes the vision of individualised, highly flexible urban public transport a reality. Read more
Just like it often happens the Porsche fans couldn’t wait longer to see its official debut, and found some leaked photos of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne. Having said that, the leak does not ruin the thing for Cayenne fans.
Everybody knew that the design was going to be an evolution of the current model and nobody expected a major overhaul. Still, there are some nice fresh features in the design of 2018 Porsche Cayenne which make it look distinguished and sufficiently ‘new’ to warrant an upgrade if you own the current generation. The exterior is influenced in places by the Mission E concept and the latestPanamera. So the front-end is neater and you get a really special look around the back.

Flooded Texas Dealerships Say The Situation is Catastrophic

Flooded Texas Dealerships Say The Situation is Catastrophic: The Hurricane in Texas invaded lots of dealerships, leaving them with flooded inventories. One owner of the car dealerships affected said that overall it’s catastrophic, major damage. People in their area are still trapped in attics. The dealership itself is trapped. It has anything from a foot to two feet of water in them. It may be too early to start recovery operations.


"We are struggling with the evacuation right now," Wyatt Wainwright, president of the Houston Automobile Dealers Association, said in a statement posted on the National Automobile Dealers Association website. "There are large scale mandatory and voluntary evacuations going on right now. We don't know where we can go to escape.

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понедельник, 28 августа 2017 г.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabrio showing off its OLED taillights

Are you waiting for the Frankfurt auto show coming up next month? If yes, we have good news for you. It seems Mercedes will be showing an updated S-Class cabriolet and coupe. The new teaser trailer from the company shows off the cabrio and its fancy new OLED taillights.
You can see the left rear lamp in close detail, the better to highlight all 33 individual OLED elements. They’re arranged in three rows, and you can see how the company took advantage of the thin profile of OLEDs in how the elements overlap each other and curve around the lamp. The company says each one is individually controllable, and the video demonstrates how they can light up in sequence. Read more

A Perfect Car for a Perfect Fall from RepoKar.com

A Perfect Car for a Perfect Fall from RepoKar.com: Getting a great deal on a new or used car can often depend on your timing. Always keep an eye on the calendar, so you can take advantage of all the seasonal car sales. If you’re looking to buy a car, this coming Fall is the best time to find amazing deals on RepoKar.com.


Shop at the nation’s largest auto auction website and experience quality car buying on our online platform. Interact with sellers, apply for financing, and go on test drives before making your final decision.

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The new Land Rover Discovery Sport races dog sled team

In the depths of an underground Finnish snow tunnel, Land Rover answers the age old question of horsepower vs. “dog power.” The contenders are the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport, and Finnish mid-distance dog sled champion Laura Kääriäinen, and her team of six husky sled dogs. Land Rover owners love dogs so the company has created a unique promotional video which combines their love of off-roading with man’s best friend.
Land Rover claims that 50 percent of its customers own or travel with dogs in the car – making that evident by nicely transporting the dogs down to the Vesileppis Ski Tunnel. An incredible 114 feet (35 meters) underground, the competitors face an undulating, curvy, snow-covered course kept at a constant 28.4 °F (-2 °C). Back at sea level, Finland was in the middle of its summer weather. In the slightly overdramatic video, the 2018 Discovery Sport and dogs both start at a shared finish line, but set off in opposite directions. Read more 

200 Cars Confirmed for the new Forza Motorsport

200 Cars Confirmed for the new Forza Motorsport: What do you guys expect from the Forza Motorsport 7? Whcih cars you’d like to see there? The racing game fans are waiting for the event for a year, and there are still a fair few cars left to be confirmed for FM7, so we thought it’d be a good time to sum up all of the vehicles revealed so far.


This includes some cool ‘Forza Edition’ cars, like the cars in Forza Horizon 3, which are custom-built, special models. It’s quite a long list, which are you looking forward to playing?

2001 Acura Integra Type-R

2002 Acura RSX Type-S

2017 Acura NSX

1934 Alfa Romeo P3

1950 Alfa Romeo 158

1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

1998 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V600

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Ford seeks to cash in on a popular segment such as SUVs and hybrids

Ford seeks to cash in on a popular segment such as SUVs and hybrids: Some credible sources have told us that The Escape plug-in hybridFord Expedition hybrid and Lincoln Navigator hybrid are scheduled for release in 2019. Ford will have a lot of hybrids on the market in just one year, so we’ve been wondering if this means that the automaker will mainly focus on hybrids. Do you also remember that in January, the automaker identified seven of the other models, including hybrid versions of the Mustang and F-150 to be available by 2020?


Ford is investing $4.5 billion to develop these 13 vehicles. Adding hybrid versions of Ford's biggest SUVs makes sense, as the automaker tries to increase fuel economy without creating range anxiety for buyers who tend to take long road trips.

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суббота, 26 августа 2017 г.

2008 Maserati Quattroporte

2008 Maserati QuattroporteThis is the most inexpensive 2008 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE EXECUTIVE GT 4.2 LITER FERRARI INSPIRED 48k miles you will find , Presentable but not pristine. CLEAN Vermont title Price: $13918


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New Supra comes with a manual transmission and a Toyota engine

New Supra comes with a manual transmission and a Toyota engine: Do you remember when rumors were flying around that the new Supra would be automatic with BMW engines? Well, we’ve got a new rumor for you and it totally contradicts the last one.


An early 2019 release date for the Supra was mentioned, along with a 400bhp output, and yes, a manual gearbox option. It gets more interesting, as the representative apparently claimed that the car won’t use a BMW turbocharged straight-six, and is instead more likely to use a 3.5-litre V6, potentially one co-developed with the Bavarian manufacturer.

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пятница, 25 августа 2017 г.

Revenues at car repairs rise, while car sales slump

Revenues at car repairs rise, while car sales slumpRevenues at car repairs and auto-parts stores are rising despite the slump in the U.S. auto sales this year. But why is there such a bid difference between these 3, when they are basically bounded to each other? Well, old vehicles are grinding out more miles, and need replacement parts and repairs almost each month.

The vehicle fleet is still getting older every single year, in spite of our record sales, So you’ve got a significantly larger population of vehicles that require service and are coming in for service pretty regularly. Car dealers didn’t use to handle so much repair work.

2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Dodge ChallengerLeather Navigation Backup camera endless toys 20-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, performance suspension and brakes, foglights, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel with power tilt-and-telescoping adjustments, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen and an upgraded sound system with satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface Price: $20500


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2017 Challenger, Charger Hellcats recalled for catastrophic oil loss

When it comes to driving cars with an internal combustion engine, catastrophic is not a word you generally want to hear. That’s especially true when the car in question has 707 hp and goes by the name Hellcat, be it the two-door Dodge Challenger or the four-door Dodge Charger. Going through the latest recall from FCA – which affects 1,209 Hellcat models sold only in 2017 – we don’t see catastrophic mentioned specifically. However, we can’t think of a better word to describe a rapid and sudden loss of oil that can seize the engine, spray onto the windshield, and potentially set the car on fire.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, FCA identified an issue with a joint on an oil line used on some Hellcat Hemi V8 engines manufactured for the 2017 model year. Specifically, the problem lies with lot #2536 rubber hose material used with an engine oil cooler line, which admittedly doesn’t mean much to us other than it carries oil and it’s not supposed to not break, but it can. If it does break, a failure while sitting still would probably make a bit of a mess but nothing more. At highway speeds, however, things could get downright nasty, never mind full-throttle acceleration runs. Read more 

Audi made thousands of cars with the same VIN?

While investigating Audi‘s involvement in the Dieselgate scandal, prosecutors have stumbled onto a stranger mystery. They found some documents suggesting that thousands of Audi cars exported to Korea, Japan and China may have been stamped with identical vehicle identification numbers.
The discovery was reported by the German business journal Handelsblatt. It was made when investigators searched Audi‘s audit department for documents related to the Dieselgate scandal during a wide-ranging raid in March. It came after the German Transport Ministry accused the company of cheating on emissions testing for 24,000 Audi A7 and A8 diesels. Read more

Maserati knows how to build perfection: 2018 Ghibli GranLusso

Maserati knows how to build perfection: 2018 Ghibli GranLusso: Let’s be sincere, who doesn’t like Maseratis? They look awesome, they drive perfectly and sound amazing, isn’t that enough for them to be our dream cars? Of course it is, that’s why after the success of Quattroporte GranLusso


The luxury sports sedan should be instantly distinguishable from its regular siblings. Maserati Ghibli GranLusso comes with a new front bumper with dedicated chrome inserts and new front grille with chrome bars, as well as body-color side skirts, GranLusso fender badges, new rear bumper, and rear diffuser. Maserati says the new component make the Ghibli more aerodynamic besides giving it a cooler look.

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четверг, 24 августа 2017 г.

South Korea reject the U.S. trade deal

South Korea reject the U.S. trade deal: U.S. made a proposal to South Korea to revise the five-year-old trade deal, but the country rejected it. The U.S. asked for resolution of its trade imbalance, full implementation of the existing FTA, and modification and amendment of the current deal. The officials spoke amid joint meetings in the South Korean capital after Lighthizer last month gave notice that the U.S. wants to amend the deal.


No date was set for a future meeting on the issue, discussions will continue in coming weeks. The agreement could be terminated if either nation said it wanted to do so. That process would take 180 days. In June, Trump told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that U.S. automakers should have a “fair shake” for better car sales.

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Lane departure warning, blind spot detection reduce crashes

Lane departure warning and blind spot detection systems can significantly prevent crashes if consumers use the features, according to two new studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Single-vehicle, sideswipe and head-on crashes are reduced 11 percent if the vehicle is outfitted with lane departure warning systems, IIHS found. The rate of injury-inducing crashes decreases 21 percent with the technology.
The lane departure warning study included crashed General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and Volvo vehicles produced between 2009 and 2015. The study looked at vehicle identification numbers to ensure the crashed vehicles were outfitted with the technology. The study controlled for driver age, gender, insurance risk level and other factors that could affect crash rates. A simpler analysis that didn’t account for driver demographics found that lane departure warning cut the fatal crash rate 86 percent. Also in the simpler analysis, the rate of all crashes dropped 18 percent for vehicles equipped with the feature, and the rate of injury crashes slid 24 percent. Read more

World exclusive: 1180-hp Ariel electric supercar is real

British company Ariel is poised to unveil what it believes will be the fastest-accelerating and most advanced sports car in history, a 1200bhp, four-wheel-drive electric two-seater with a revolutionary turbine range extender powertrain. The supercar, codenamed the P40, will be capable of 0-100mph in just 3.8sec, and is scheduled for production in 2020.
The chassis and powertrain of “tomorrow’s supercar today”, as Ariel puts it, is the result of a three-partner, three-year project supported by the government and will be revealed later this month at the Cenex Low-Carbon Vehicle (LCV) show at Millbrook Proving Ground. Built on an aluminium monocoque chassis, the new Ariel is expected to weigh around 1600kg and to be clad with carbonfibre body panels, although the exterior shape is still in development. The P40 is powered by four separate electric motors, each producing 295bhp. Each is fed from a centrally mounted, 42kWh liquid-cooled battery mounted at the car’s base. Read more

среда, 23 августа 2017 г.

Official: Ferrari Portofino to replace the lovely Ferrari California

Official: Ferrari Portofino to replace the lovely Ferrari California:If you’ve been wondering what’s gonna replace the lovely Ferrari California then you’re just about to see it with your own eyes. Ferrari Portofino GT looks more like a macho then California, and it’s more potent too. And why not, when it packs a 600 hp Turbo V8 engine and a host of advanced electronics.


There is also the all-important retractable hard top. A genuine sports car, Ferrari Portofino is a two-seater GT with a big boot capable of covering long miles. It accelerates form 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and tops out at 320 km/h. But it also has a wind deflector, a great new air con, and a 10.2” touchscreen infotainment display.

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California is not so eco-friendly as we thought

California is not so eco-friendly as we thought: California is the number 1 state in United States when it comes to plug in hybrid cars and battery electric models. Well, that’s not much of a wonder since the state offers numerous local and statewide incentives, and many utility companies reward customers for choosing an electric car over a fossil-fuel powered vehicle. If we combine all these things, we get a very friendly environment for electric cars.


According to the latest report released by non-profit organization Next 10, 5 percent of new-car sales in the state are now electric vehicles. That figure reflects new cars sold during the first quarter of 2017, and it represents a significant jump since the first report was released nearly a decade ago. There are some other significant figures included in the report as well.

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2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Dodge ChallengerLeather Navigation Backup camera endless toys 20-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, performance suspension and brakes, foglights, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel with power tilt-and-telescoping adjustments, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen and an upgraded sound system with satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface. Price: $20500


Meet and greet the 2018 BMW M5 with its 600 horsepower

Meet and greet the 2018 BMW M5 with its 600 horsepower: One of the cars we’ve been waiting for to get revealed is already here, and it will hit the markets early next year. BMW M5 is a special edition model with a production of 400 units, of which 50 goes to America. Among the highlights of this model is a unique paintwork.

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That unique and special paint work is called Frozen Dark Red Metallic. On 2018 BMW M5 First Edition the color is paired with BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim with extended features – gloss black kidney grille, the M gills and the four tailpipes of the sports exhaust system.

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Hyundai Motor plans to grow its US sales with a new pickup truck

Hyundai Motor plans to grow its US sales with a new pickup truck: As part of the broader plan to catch up with a shift away from sedans Hyundai Motor plans to launch a pickup truck in the United States. Hyundai's top management has given the green light for development of a pickup truck similar to a show vehicle called the Santa Cruz that U.S. Hyundai executives unveiled in 2015.


Hyundai currently does not offer a pickup truck in the United States. Hyundai plans to launch a small SUV called Hyundai Kona in the United States later this year. People familiar with the automaker's plans said the pick-up truck is expected to be launched in 2020. Hyundai plans to introduce three other new or refreshed SUVs by 2020. Hyundai's U.S. dealers have pushed the company to invest more aggressively in SUVs and trucks as demand for sedans such as the midsize Sonata and the smaller Elantra has waned.

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вторник, 22 августа 2017 г.

The car which refuses to die: Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

The car which refuses to die: Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta: If there is a car which will never die, then it might be Pagani Zonda. It is 18 years old, but it still has new features and looks to offer which gives it just as much attention as before. The Zonda has been kept alive these last few years through a series of one-offs requested by extremely well-heeled customers, but this new ‘HP Barchetta’ version is a little different. It’s been commissioned by Horacio Pagani himself, and three will be made, with one thought to be going straight to the man’s own collection.


The Italian manufacturer says that the car is “how Horacio imagined his own Zonda,” and good lord, does he have an imagination, because this thing is willfully bonkers. There’s no roof, a cut down windscreen, a delicious air intake poking over the roll hoops, and a set of rear wheel spats rather like those found on the Zonda Zozo.

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понедельник, 21 августа 2017 г.

Your car becomes used instantly after you roll out of dealership

Your car becomes used instantly after you roll out of dealership: Since the car sales have been rising in U.S. for 7 years, of course that the value of used cars we’ve got parked in our garages would dent. There are hundreds and thousands of new cars rolling out of dealerships lots and this means they instantly become used cars.


The secondary market is glutted and the pace of depreciation is rapidly accelerating. Your not-that-old car might not be a clunker quite yet, but it's probably a lot closer than you think. The average used car lost 17 percent of its value in the past 12 months, dropping from $18,400 to $15,300. That annual depreciation figure has been increasing steadily, too.

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McLaren 720S goes all-purple

McLaren 720S goes all-purple:The well-known car collector Michael Fux has one more beauty to be proud of in his garage, an amazing McLaren 720S in a perfect purple paint. Just by looking at these pictures, you could easily understand that this is the most eye-popping McLaren 720S you’ve seen yet.


It’s finished in ‘Fux Fuchsia’ paint to be precise, a colour originally created for Fux by Rolls-Royce, before being “redeveloped” by McLaren Special Operations for this 720S. In addition to the in-yer-face finish, there are also Fux Fuchsia details on the wheels, and around the white leather interior. Mr Fux has also rather bravely specced white Alcantara floor mats. That said, a spare set of untarnished shoes kept specifically for the car isn’t exactly going to be something beyond the man’s means.

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The lack of charging stations won't let the electric car industry grow

The lack of charging stations won't let the electric car industry grow: People across the world, show more support for electric cars, and automakers start to deliver even more electric vehicles with longer range and lower prices. China even set an aggressive target for electric vehicle sales, in order to curb pollution, European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner.


Those lofty ambitions face numerous challenges, including one practical consideration for consumers: If they buy electric cars, where will they charge them? The distribution of public charging stations is wildly uneven around the globe. Places with lots of support from governments or utilities, like China, the Netherlands and California, have thousands of public charging outlets.

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пятница, 18 августа 2017 г.

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca:

2006 Subaru Tribeca B9 AWD 7 PASS with 81,842 miles, Navigation, 6cyl Bluetooth, Alloy Wheels, power dual leather heated seats, cruise and tilt control, dual climate control, moonroof, Roof rock, towing capabilities, Rear defroster, Tinted windows, Nice 917 520 7452

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Porsche confirmed: the most prestigious motorsport event is happening

Porsche confirmed: the most prestigious motorsport event is happening:If you want some fire and passion then we guess the Porsche Rennsport Reunion is exactly what you need, since it’s considered to be the world’s largest and the most prestigious factory-backed motorsport event. The automaker confirmed the autoshow will be happening,a nd even gave us the exact date and details for the sixth edition of the event. Wait for September 27-30, 2018 because this massive car show will be help between these days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.


If you are into classic Porsches and/or vintage racing cars, then Porsche Rennsport Reunion is where you want to be. The event brings together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche race cars, as well as those who have designed, engineered, and driven them to victory in the world’s most famous sports car races.

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