10th Annual 48hrs of Tristate

November 22, 2010 by  
Filed under events

The 2011 edition of the 48hrs of Tristate will actually consist of 2 X 48 hours. The event is a great way to meet car enthusiasts as well as raising money for a good cause. About 60 or so cars take part in this great social event. Those taking part have been offered the opportunity to visit Subaru of America’s headquarters in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, as well as a tour of the Subaru plant in Indiana. So why not consider joining this fantastic event?

To register, please visit The 48hrs of Tristate website.

Date: 12 – 16 January 2011
Venue: Subaru of America Headquarters
City: Cherry Hill
State: New Jersey
Country: United States of America

Atlanta International Auto Show 2010

February 24, 2010 by  
Filed under events

The 28th Atlanta International Auto Show 2010 will be held at the Georgia World Congress Centre from the 19th to the 28th of March 2010. It is hosted by AutoTrader.com and AJC, and offers the public the opportunity to explore the latest vehicle models from a variety of manufacturers, which includes trucks, SUV’s and cars. Representatives will also be available at each display to answer any questions and provide additional information on the vehicles. Visitors can look forward to cars from Toyota, Kia, Lexus, Ford, BMW, Jaguar, Subaru and many more.

For ticket price information and a glimpse at what to expect at the show, log onto the official website at http://www.goautoshow.com/.

Date: 19 – 28 March 2010
Venue: Georgia World Congress Centre
City: Atlanta
Country: United States of America

2010 Canadian International Auto Show

February 3, 2010 by  
Filed under events

The Canadian International Auto Show will kick off on the 12th of February 2010, and will feature a variety of activities and expos for visitors to enjoy. Motoring enthusiast will be able to attend and enjoy, such as the Cruise Nationals, Shelby Showcase, Subaru Sweepstakes, Centre Stage, and for the younger visitors, there will be a Volkswagen Children’s Play Care Centre. Over and above the cars and entertainment, there will also be contests and give-aways throughout the show.

For more information in regard to this spectacular event and ticket prices, visit the official website at http://www.autoshow.ca/info/.

Date: 12 – 21 February 2010
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
City: Toronto
Country: Canada

Spain seek the Title of Nations in Mexico

July 3, 2009 by  
Filed under News

With their eyes on Corona Rally Mexico, to take place from July 9th to 12th on the outskirts of Guanajuato, Spain has stepped up to the plate by sending a first-rate racing team. International drivers Xavi Pons and Dani Sola will proudly bear the Spanish flag on their cars, their having teamed up for the Rally of Nations.

This decision makes Spain one of the favorite countries to win in Mexico, given the quality of both drivers, who have participated in previous editions of the Corona Rally Mexico, Dani Sola actually winning the 2004 WRC in the production cars category.

With victories in Germany and Corsica in the production category, a dirt rally championship in Spain in 2008 and the experience of having been an official WRC driver for Subaru, Citroën and OMV, Xavi Pons, like his fellow countryman, will be a name to watch out for in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX.

“I’m thrilled to represent Spain alongside Dani Sola. I have done the Mexican circuit three times and it is, without a doubt, one of my favorites among those I’ve experienced. I am in good shape and I hope to do well. I would like to congratulate the organizers on this project; the Rally of Nations is a great idea,” said Pons.

Dani Sola already has one world championship behind him in the WRC Junior category, as well as the asphalt rally of 2006 and the dirt rally of 2007 in Spain, and has experience as an official driver of the Mitsubishi team in 2004 and Ford BP in 2005, credentials which will make the Catalan a tough act to beat during the Corona Rally Mexico. Dani enjoys great appeal among Mexican motor racing enthusiasts and has friends there that will certainly be out rooting for him every day.

“It is great to go back to Mexico, for me it’s one of the best rally events in the world. The fans are wonderful and the organization is perfect. Having a Rally of Nations is a great idea and I’m convinced that it will be a success. Once again, Mexico will be one of the major players in world motorsport,” commented the Spanish driver by phone.

The level of competition in the Rally of Nations will surely become more and more interesting over the next few days as other teams are announced, including Corona Team Finland and other powerful duos.

World Championship Rally d’Italia Sardegna 2008

May 14, 2008 by  
Filed under Features

The annual Rally d’Italia Sardegna often attracts a lot of attention as it winds its way along the narrow, twisted mountain roads that surround the town of Porto Cervo. These sandy, bumpy roads provide the perfect track for rally races as they mercilessly challenge the driver’s skill and talent. In fact the Rally d’Italia Sardegna is so tough that is has earned a place in the World Rally Championship schedule.

The Rally d’Italia Sardegna replaced the asphalt roads of the Rallye Sanremo in the World Rally Championship schedule from 2004 and has proved to be a successful leg of the race ever since. The World Rally Championship takes place in 25 different countries each year, and the Rally d’Italia Sardegna forms a very important part of this massive global race which also features countries such as France, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, Luxemburg, Romania, Turkey and Japan. There are 59 crews listed on the entry list for this year’s race and Italy is the sixth race in the championship schedule. The 2008 Rally d’Italia Sardegna will be taking place from the 15th to the 18th of May on the Liscia Ruja and will be broadcast live for racing fans around the world to view. The various drivers will be represented by a total of seven manufacturers, and racing fans can expect to see Citroen, Ford, Subaru, Suzuki, Renault, Mitsubishi and Rover.

Test racing for this great leg of the World Rally Championship is already underway and the results show that the main event should be a good one. Mikko Hirvonen is currently the World Rally Championship leader, and he and team-mate Jani Matti Latvala have already finished testing their Ford Focus vehicles for the race. Hirvonen is confident that they are well-prepared for the race and is looking forward to the Rally d’ Italia Sardegna. He noted that the Italian circuit is one of his favorite rallies and he’d like to finish first after claiming second place last year. Hirvonen is one of the most likely winners of this year’s Rally d’ Italia Sardegna. To find out who takes the trophy, however, you will just have to make sure that you either attend the race or stay glued to your television for a live-broadcast of the race.

Next Page »