November 23, 2017

2012 Chicago Auto Show

2012 Chicago Auto Show

2012 Chicago Auto Show

CARS pro bono is heading back to the Chicago Auto Show… Stay Tuned!

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Sneak Peak: What’s Porsche Showing at Chicago Auto Show?

We are getting excited over here for tomorrow’s media preview of the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.  We were in McCormick Place today and couldn’t resist peaking around.

 More to come tomorrow!

Porsche Preparing for Chicago Auto Show

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TopGear America Debuts November 21st on History Channel!

Will Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge be the next Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May?!?!

It wouldn’t replace, but we look forward to seeing what format the Americanized TopGear takes.  Ideally their attempt to put a star in a reasonable-priced trumps Jay Leno’s attempt on his now canceled Primetime Show.  Sorry Jay, but even you know that was a poor attempt.

Will the overweight American Stig be here to stay?

(per Tony Hawk’s previous tweet it looks like the American Stig has been working out)

Will Jeremy and the boys come across the pond to assist the newest additions to the TopGear family?

We will be watching along with the TopGear fan below that we came across on the streets of Chicago.

For more information on the show check out TopGear America – History Channel

Good Luck Guys!

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TopGear License Plate on Audi RS4 "TPGEAR"

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2010 Official Gumball 3000 Tour Posters

Maximillion Cooper released the 2010 Official Gumball 3000 Tour Posters today.  Great job Max and the Gumball 3000 Crew!

Check them out!

2010 Gumball 3000 - London

2010 Gumball 3000 - May 1st in London at Pall Mall from 11am to 3pm

2010 Gumball 3000 - New York, Times Square

2010 Gumball 3000 - May 7th in New York, Times Square from 4pm onwards

2010 Gumball 3000 - May 1st - May 7th, London to New York

2010 Gumball 3000 - May 1st - May 7th, London to New York


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Maximillion Cooper’s 1993 Jaguar XJ220 For Sale

Yep, you heard it!

The founder of the Gumball 3000 rally, Maximillion Cooper, is selling his 1993 Jaguar XJ220.

We will leave the description up to Max…

“I’ve decided to sell my incredibly rare 1993 Jaguar XJ220S Supercar as I feel its time I give some love to something else. It’s one of only 6 Carbon Fibre race spec editions made for the road and cost over £600,000 new. It has every extra that you can imagine including race brakes, 650 BHP, etc…It has only done 11,000 miles and is properly looked after by Don Law, Jaguar’s XJ220 specialist.

I’m offering it for the bargain price of £165,000 GBP. So if your budget doesn’t stretch to the £700,000 plus pricetags of a Bugatti Veyron or Ferrari Enzo and you were thinking of getting a new Lambo Gallardo or basic Ferrari then how about getting something a whole lot more special…this is a piece of motoring HISTORY that would be a major car in any collection – and certainly turns heads!

I’ve uploaded a few photos of it…including images of its fresh white body repaint at XK Engineering. It’s THE MOST FAMOUS Jaguar XJ220 ever produced, and has featured in over 600 magazines around the world in the past 3 years, and has been displayed at Pebble Beach, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Salon Prive, and at several film premieres on the red carpet, including ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’.

The car is in absolutely PERFECT and STUNNING museum condition. Just email me any questions or to arrange to view it. “

Location: London

Good luck with the sale Max!

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Create Your Own Gumball 3000 Throwback Rally!

2006 Gumball 3000 - Full Decal Pack - gumball3000.com

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Were you hoping to join the 2010 Gumball 3000 rally but couldn’t afford the $45,000 entry fee?

 

Well we have the second best thing for you.  Maximillion Cooper and the Gumball Crew have released a limited amount of full decal packs from the 2006 Gumball 3000 rally.  You can now rock the orange and chrome colored decals for about $49.  So gather your friends, pick up a few decal packs and put together your own Gumball 3000 Throwback Rally !

 

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LIMITED EDITION 2006 GUMBALL RALLY FULL DECAL PACK

DESCRIPTION:

Limited Edition 2006 Gumball Decal Pack
Color chrome and orange
pack includes
3 × small Gumball 3000 circle logo
2 × medium Gumball 3000 circle logo
2 × large Gumball 3000 Varsity logo
2 × number kit
1 × Gumball 3000 around the world in 8 days hood decal

Max, if you have an extra decal pack or anything else laying around, let us know.


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BBC America – TopGear Season 13 Premiere

Clear your schedules and hold the phones (or just set your DVR).  This Monday, Jan. 25th BBC America will be premiering TopGear’s Season 13 at 8/7 c. 

 

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Photo. TopGear.com

What you can expect in Season 13

  • Stig removes his helmet
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  • Richard tests the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640-4SV
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  • Bugatti Veyron vs. McLaren F1
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  • Jeremy in the Mercedes SL Black
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  • Porsche Panamera vs. First-Class Letter
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If you can’t wait for the season to play out you can catch clips of these episodes on the TopGear UK website.


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The Mood in Detroit

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“Detroit – City Limit” Photo. TelsaMotors.com

The mood in Detroit was different this week. Different than anything I have experienced in the last 12 years. For the longest time Detroit has very much had a wall around it, outsiders beware. This year seemed different. Of course with the changes that the big three have seen over the past year-GM closing once viable brands, Chrysler in bed with Fiat and Ford with the strongest product line in years and one that shows no signs of slowing down, the world is a different place. You got this impression from not only talking to the manufacturers and suppliers but also the people of Detroit.

 

The climate and mindset has changed in the people of Detroit. They understand that the car business has radically changed right before their eyes. They understand the challenges and opportunities in front of them. They also understand that this may be the last chance they have.

 

Now is the time for the manufacturers and suppliers of Detroit to take advantage of the situation that they are in. Unloved brands and debt have been slashed, new technology and platforms are being introduced and quality is at its highest in years.

 

Some of the best cars Detroit has made in years are now being made. I hope the public is paying attention.


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Friendly Reminder: BBC America TopGear’s Polar Special Premiere

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Friendly Reminder: BBC America TopGear’s Polar Special Premiere TONIGHT!!!

Monday, December 21st at 8/7 Central

TopGear Polar Special

TopGear Polar Special


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Having a hard time working after the long weekend…

You aren’t the only one!  This guy was driving in the Chicago Loop under the elevated tracks or “EL”. 

 Semi Truck Crash

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