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Press Release 05/20/2019

TCR FROM BEHIND THE WHEEL BY BRYAN HERTAAt the beginning of the 2019 racing season, I wrote about how appealing the TCR category is from my perspective as a team owner.
HERTA LEADS HONDA QUALIFIERS FOR INDIANAPOLIS 500Colton Herta led the way for Honda again today in final qualifying for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500.
TEXAS MOTOR PRESS ASSOCIATION CROWNS 2019 RAM 1500 REBEL ‘TEXAS OFF-ROAD TRUCK OF THE YEAR’The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel has been named the “Texas Off-road Truck of the Year” by the Texas Motor Press Association (TxMPA). The title judging was conducted at the inaugural Texas Off-road Invitational held in Huntsville, Texas.
TOYOTA ALABAMA NAMES NEW PRESIDENTToyota Motor North America (TMNA) today announced that David Finch has been promoted to president at its Huntsville engine plant, effective July 1, 2019.
BOB BONDURANT SCHOOL OF HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING PURCHASED BY STIG INVESTMENTS; SPONSORSHIP CONTINUES WITH DODGE//SRTThe Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Inc. has new owners. Stig Investments, Inc., a group of entrepreneurs who are racing enthusiasts and automobile collectors, announced today it has finalized its purchase of the performance racing…
General Motors
GM DIGITAL VEHICLE PLATFORM DEBUTS, ENABLES ADOPTION OF FUTURE TECHNOLOGIESToday, General Motors President Mark Reuss debuted the company’s all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver…
ACURA NSX GT3 EVO TEAMS CONTINUE PRO/AM WIN STREAKFor the second consecutive SRO Blancpain GT World Challenge America weekend, Acura powered a pair of NSX GT3 Evo’s to victory in the ProAm class, sweeping both races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, fifth and sixth rounds in the 2019 series championship.
MILLE MIGLIA 2019 – DAY 4The loop is complete, the Mille Miglia ended this past weekend in the starting city, Brescia.
TRIUMPHANT WEEKEND FOR LAMBORGHINI IN BRITISH AND ITALIAN GTBarwell Motorsport continued its early domination of the 2019 British GT Championship by taking a double victory at the second round of the season at Snetterton in Norfolk.
HONDA AIRCRAFT COMPANY TO EXPAND ITS PRODUCTION OPERATIONS IN GREENSBORO, NCHonda Aircraft Company today announced plans to expand its global headquarters in Greensboro, NC by investing an additional $15.5 million in a new 82,000-square-foot facility on its 133+ acre campus in Greensboro.
CAPPS RACES DODGE//SRT MOPAR FUNNY CAR TO BACK-TO-BACK WINS WITH VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS TRIUMPHRon Capps became the first 2019 repeat winner in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car competition Sunday, taking his Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Mopar-powered Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to victory in the second annual Virginia NHRA…
Bentley Motors, Inc
BENTLEY OPENS NEW SHOWROOM IN PADOVABentley Motors today announces the opening of a new showroom in Padova, Italy. The new retailer is the second in the country, added to Bentley Milan, established in 2016.

Press Release 05/14/2019

2020 HYUNDAI ELANTRA IMPROVES FUEL ECONOMY AND SAFETYThe 2020 Hyundai Elantra, with a new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), improved fuel economy and standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), once again is the standard in the compact sedan segment.
NEWSROOM: HOW TO SPEAK SMARTLY ABOUT BEAUTIFUL CARS, LIKE THE VOLKSWAGEN ARTEONEven as it hits the United States, the Volkswagen Arteon already has won awards for its unique style.
HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP PARTNERS WITH RIMAC TO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE EVSHyundai Motor Group and Rimac Automobili (Rimac) have announced a strategic partnership aimed to strengthen the Group’s efforts to lead the high-performance electrified vehicle market and enhance its status as a game changer in Clean Mobility.
VOLVO CAR USA LAUNCHES POST-ACCIDENT GUIDANCE SERVICEVolvo Car drivers will now have help at their fingertips in the minutes following an accident, via their smartphones.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
JOIN BMW MOTORRAD AT THE MOTUL FIM SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GEICO MOTORCYCLE U.S. ROUND WITH MOTOAMERICAJoin BMW Motorrad and some of the world’s greatest motorcycle road racers at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round with MotoAmerica on July 12-14.
MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS ANSWERS ONGOING DEMAND FOR 2019 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA 30TH ANNIVERSARYIt has only been a few months since the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary revealed its brilliant Racing Orange paint scheme at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
BMW Motorrad USA
JOIN BMW AT THE MOTUL FIM SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GEICO MOTORCYCLE U.S. ROUND, MOTOAMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP OF MONTEREYJoin BMW Motorrad and some of the world’s greatest motorcycle road racers at WeatherTech® Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA, July 12-14, for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round.
MINI USA EXTENDS OFFER OF LOW COST MINI OXFORD EDITION TO ACTIVE AND RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE U.S. MILITARYMINI USA today announced that it is now offering the well-equipped, low cost 2019 MINI Oxford Edition to Active Duty members of the United States Military and its recent retirees.
PERFECT WEEKEND FOR TOYOTA IN DRIFT, POWRI AND NASCAR K&N SERIESToyota drivers drove to victory lane in Georgia, Illinois and Arizona this past weekend as Frederic Aasbø scored his second perfect weekend in Formula Drift, while Austin Brown led wire-to-wire in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League…
MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA STATEMENT ON MITSUBISHI OWNERS’ DAY (MOD) 2019Since 2005, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) has proudly hosted Mitsubishi Owners’ Day (MOD) at our headquarters in Cypress, California, celebrating our heritage and the culture that thousands of passionate Mitsubishi owners have created.
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