Lexus LC Convertible at Goodwood Festival of Speed

* Lexus confirms the production of its flagship LC coupe with a convertible * The concept model makes its dynamic world debut on the hill course at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed * Lexus extends its LC flagship coupe range, with a dramatically styled open-top version is to go into production shortly. The good [...]

By |2019-07-06T13:51:50-07:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Car shows|Tags: , |0 Comments

Saddam Hussein stolen Bentley restored

military coup d’état If a dictator offers to buy your car from you, sell it to them, otherwise, they will just steal it. That is what happened to the 1958 Bentley S1 Continental (BC25LDJ) Drophead Coupé Coachwork by Park Ward & Co. Ltd; one of only 31 left-hand-drive examples erected to their design number 700. [...]

By |2020-04-26T09:19:26-07:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Car shows, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance|1 Comment

Corrado Lopresto Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

The most prestigious Italian car collection [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="53"] It is only appropriate that on the eve of Europe's most prestigious car competition, Concorso d’Eleganza, Villa d’Este, in Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy, that Veloce Tours has set up a personal tour of the most prestigious Italian car collection, owned by the inveterate Italian, Corrado Lopresto. Lopresto [...]

By |2020-04-23T05:48:47-07:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Car shows, Classic cars|Tags: , |0 Comments

Toyota President on Made in America NAIAS2017

President-Elect Donald Trump has been talking about production in the United States. I asked Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.,Toyota Motor Corporation, how does Toyota stack up with Made in the U.S.A.? Are they helping to make America great again? Carter rattled off the figures he has, [...]

Kia’s cardesigner worldwide unveil of Stinger

Kia's chief global designer, Peter Schreyer talked about the Kia Stinger at #naias2017 in Detroit, MI. This is the worldwide unveil for the Stinger. An added bonus, at the end of the show the fastback sedan received the eyes on design award for production car design excellence. Schreyer was smitten with the Stinger, the first [...]

GM CEO Mary Barra at #naias2017 scrum

General Motors CEO Mary Barra at #naias2017 scrum talked about Donald Trump's tweets and Mexico trade issues. President-elect Donald Trump named the first female CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra to a Strategic and Policy Forum, a 16-member economic and job creation advisory board. Barra said that GM will keep its small car production in [...]

#NAIAS2017 VW scrum after Tiguan Atlas R-Line

Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, talked to journalist after the unveil of the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Atlas R-Line. Diess was asked about the VW employees going to jail, and whether Volkswagen executives were afraid to [...]

Sculpted Steel: local art and auto shows

As families look for places to go and events to attend for their Summer vacation, we have started compiling some local art and auto shows. These shows are small, intimate events that provide a relaxed atmosphere to languish around a rare, vintage or art deco vehicle or become part of a tour to aid in [...]