Helio Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet and a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, became the “Speed King” at Phoenix International Raceway last year when he won the Phoenix Grand Prix's pole position by setting a new track record lap speed of 192.631 mph and a two-lap average of 192.324.
NOS Energy Drink has been named the “Official Energy Drink” of the Black Magic Formula DRIFT Pro Championship presented by BlackVue as part of a multi-year agreement with series. Sponsorship of the series will begin with the 2017 season includes NOS branding, activation, and more beginning at Round 1: Streets of Long Beach in April 2017.
“People warned me about the hills of San Francisco,” said Richard McMickens, the owner of a 2009 Nissan 370Z that was purchased due to a move that had relocated him to the west coast. “I’m from Philly so I said ‘it’s a hill, I’ve been over hills before, no biggie.”
All four Ford GTs competed on track together for the first time since the Le Mans 24 in 2016. The team qualified p1-2-3 in GTLM.
ClassicCars.com celebrated future collector cars with a show of their own Monday, January 16, set during Arizona Car Week atop a parking garage at the Scottsdale Quarter, an upscale shopping district.
A 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic earned “Best of Show” honors at the Fourth annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, January 15, held at the Arizona Biltmore. The Bugatti, owned by Peter and Merle Mullin and Rob and Melani Walton, is just one of three cars known to exist and came to the concours from a special display within the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
Arizona Car week saw 3,486 vehicles cross the block with $259.8 million achieved in total sales - the second largest overall sales figure in the sales week’s history. According to Hagerty, the average sale price was down substantially, from $115,729 to $89,601, but the difference was made up by a greater number of cars sold, a 12 percent increase over the previous year’s number of cars crossing the block.
Shelby American unveiled its 2017 Super Snake Mustang at the Ford Performance display within Barrett-Jackson’s 46th annual Scottsdale Auction to celebrate the 50th anniversary the iconic car.
All I needed to hear were the words “Skyline,” “Laguna Seca,” and “track day” from Jose Robles and I agreed with no hesitation to ride along in his 1989 Skyline GTS-T Type M as he traveled from Phoenix to northern California for the Skyline Syndicate’s inaugural R’s Day.