Auctions America Counts Down to Highly Anticipated California Sale

1 07 2015

CULVER CITY, CA – July 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With just over two weeks until the return of Auctions America’s California sale, July 17-18, the team is busy with final preparations for what is sure to be a thrilling event. Held at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica  – a venue that plays host to some of southern California’s most exclusive events – the upcoming auction will lift the gavel on a diverse roster of approximately 300 collector vehicles and select memorabilia.

  • Auctions America’s eagerly awaited California sale to be held July 17-18 at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica
  • Multi-day event presents diverse roster of 300 quality collector cars and select memorabilia
  • Latest highlights led by an exquisite 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
  • Auction features series of cars with important and celebrity provenance, including a pair of former Presidential parade limousines
  • Full event details and digital catalog available online at http://bit.ly/1f1zbrf

“We’ve received tremendous early interest in this year’s Santa Monica sale, and are proud to be presenting our finest California offering to date. From early Brass era cars to coachbuilt European classics and sports cars, American muscle, customs and a terrific selection of contemporary supercars, the offering truly spans the spectrum of the market,” says Alexander Weaver, Car Specialist, Auctions America. “Attendees can also expect to see a number of vehicles with interesting histories and provenance, such as a pair of former Presidential parade limousines, as well as a select assortment of motor cars with Hollywood ties – a great fit to the sale’s SoCal venue.”

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Leading an impressive string of recently confirmed entries is an exquisite 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, a model that represented the height of luxury and sporting elegance in period. Set to make its auction debut in Santa Monica, the 540K recently underwent a five-year, frame-off restoration by marque specialists, and is beautifully presented in a metallic wine red paint, representing Mercedes’ color of the period, with a tan leather interior. In its first showing since restoration, its stunning color and sweeping lines earned it ‘Best of Show’ at the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance. More recently, it received the ‘Most Glamourous Car’ award at the Niello Concours at Serrano (Estimate Available upon Request).

“Combining sheer beauty with outstanding performance, nothing compares with the Mercedes-Benz 540K supercars of the 1930s. Dripping with elegance, they are fantastic cars to drive and their supercharged engines provide great power for cruising the countryside or for keeping up at speed on the autobahns as they were intended,” comments Matt Malamut, Car Specialist, Auctions America. “The example on offer is a stunning display of design and craftsmanship, and with the model seldom publicly offered for sale, it represents a very special ownership opportunity”.

The Special Roadster leads a group of no less than 22 Mercedes-Benz automobiles handpicked for  this month’s sale, spanning 68 years of production. Also taking center stage in Santa Monica is a matching-numbers 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, previously enjoyed by several notable former owners, including legendary Hollywood studio executive Ned Stone Tanen of MCA Records (Est. $1,200,000 – $1,500,000); and a meticulously presented 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster, stunning in Light Green Metallic paint and the recipient of a complete frame-off restoration by factory trained Mercedes-Benz experts in Germany (Est. $250,000 – $325,000).

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Beyond Mercedes-Benz, the auction will present a broad variety of the world’s most admired marques, with over a century of automotive history set to go under the gavel. Reflecting the breadth of the offering, other recent entries include:

  • a timeless, dark-blue with red interior 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster, one of no less than 13 Jaguars included in the sale and boasting incredible performance with looks to match (Est. $220,000 – $280,000);
  • a highly desirable big-block 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible, restored to NCRS standards and striking in Rally Red over red with black convertible top and black stinger (Est. $175,000 – $225,000);
  • an iconic 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary, one of the most widely recognized supercars ever produced and showing just 6,500 miles from new (Est. $350,000 – $380,000);
  • an as-new 2003 Saleen S7, designed to run head-to-head with the world’s most exotic sports cars and presenting a rare opportunity to own of America’s first true supercars (Est. $350,000 – $400,000); and
  • an all-original 2005 Ford GT in single-ownership from new and showing just 1,000 miles (Est. $275,000 – $350,000).

The two-day auction will also shine the spotlight on a number of vehicles with important ownership and celebrity provenance. Among highlights:

  • a pair of Presidential parade vehicles, including a 1962 Lincoln Continental Presidential Town Limousine, which in addition to President Kennedy and the First Lady, carried such passengers as Lyndon B. Johnson, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco (Est. $150,000 – $200,000); and, a 1955 Cadillac Series 75 Presidential Parade Limousine, specially ordered for Mamie Doud Eisenhower, the wife of the 34th President of the United States and used both daily and as a formal and parade vehicle when needed (Est. $100,000 – $150,000);
1955 Cadillac Series 75 Presidential Parade Limousine

1955 Cadillac Series 75 Presidential Parade Limousine

  • an imposing 1917 Pierce-Arrow Model 48B Series Four-Passenger Touring, one of the finest automobiles in America for its time and first owned by Broadway legend, George M. Cohan (Est. $300,000 – $400,000);
  • the unique 1955 Ford “Beatnik Bubbletop” Custom, a hot rod that started out as a 1954 Ford, and with great planning and execution was transformed into the world’s largest bubbletop custom car by Gary “Chopit” Fioto. Offered from the private collection of eclectic collector and star of A&E’s “Storage Wars”, Barry Weiss, this car is inspired by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s original “Beatnik Bandit” ($150,000 – $250,000);
  • a remarkable 1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe, believed to have been previously owned by Hollywood actress and dancer, Rita Hayworth (Est. $150,000 – $200,000); and,
  • a 1967 Shelby GT 500 ‘Eleanor’ Tribute Fastback, created for the hit movie Gone in 60 Seconds featuring Angelina Jolie & Nicolas Cage (Est. $90,000 – $120,000).

Auctions America’s California sale will be held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, July 17 – 18 with a full-day preview on July 16. For further information or to view the digital catalog, please visit www.auctionsamerica.com or call toll free 888.990.3910 (or +1 310.842.3910 outside North America).

AUCTIONS AMERICA CALIFORNIA – EVENT DETAILS

Sale date: July 17 – July 18, beginning at 10:00 am PT
Preview dates:

 

July 16, doors open at 10:00 am PT

July 17 – July 18, doors open at 9:00 am PT

Location: Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Admission: $20 for a weekend pass (July 16 – 18)
Digital catalog: http://www.auctionsamerica.com/catalog/2015/CA15/

About Auctions America

Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 180 years of combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. The company’s established roster of annual events are held in some of the country’s leading automotive destinations including Auburn, Indiana; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Santa Monica, California; and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. To learn more about Auctions America, visit auctionsamerica.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @auctionsamerica.

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American Motorcyclist Association urges safe driving and riding on July 4 weekend

1 07 2015

PICKERINGTON, OH – July 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With the long Independence Day weekend approaching, the American Motorcyclist Association urges everyone on the roads to remain alert, drive sober and watch for motorcyclists.

“The holidays always mean more traffic on the road and more vehicles can easily result in more crashes,” said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO. “Typically, the Fourth of July weekend is a time for family outings, trips to the lake and get-togethers with good friends. Traveling to and from those events, a driver’s attention could drift, crowded cars can add distractions and, of course, alcohol consumption increases the danger even more.”

All those factors combine to increase the vulnerability of motorcyclists on the highways this weekend.

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that Independence Day weekend is second only to Thanksgiving as the deadliest holiday for motorists. And more than half of fatal Fourth of July crashes involve at least one drunk driver.

“We encourage all drivers and riders to be extra cautious this weekend,” Dingman said. “Keep your eyes on the road. Be aware of the vehicles around you. And be prepared to take action to avoid a crash. The July 4 holiday is a time to celebrate the great achievements of our nation and to enjoy the benefits of America’s hard-won freedoms, including the freedom to travel safely on our vehicles of choice.”

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

Not a member? Join the AMA today.

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Bower Power Hour First Episode Launches With Grade A Guest List

1 07 2015

Jason Scherer, Corry Weller, Greg Mulkey, Jeff Knoll, Del Albright and Matt Hinitt hosted by Charlene Bower

MESA, AZ – July 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Bower Power Hour a weekly, two hour news show dedicated to Motorsports, Powersports and the outdoor, off-road lifestyle is excited to announce the launch of it’s first episode. Guests include Rage 4th Racing Jason Scherer, Weller Racing Corry Weller, Raceline Wheels Greg Mulkey, RallyVenture Jeff Knoll and BlueRibbon Coalition Del Albright. Each guest revealed interesting information about themselves and about the technology and innovation that they are using in their teams, company, event and land fight. The regular Tool and Tech segment hosted by 30Pack Matt Hinitt featured welding techniques and Charlene Bower’s Adventures segment highlighted the latest trip to Bantam Jeep Festival. “Laughing and learning are our key goals here at Bower Power Hour and we started out of the gate doing exactly that thanks to our excellent guests,” said Charlene Bower, Host and Executive Producer.

There are multiple ways to watch and listen to the show including YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Spreaker, Libsyn and more. Please feel free to share or embed the show as you would like. Dive in and learn more about each guest, and see all the watch and listen links at www.bowerpowerhour.com/june-29-2015-bower-power-hour-show.

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Enthusiasts and fans are encouraged to interact with the guest by submitting questions. Submitted questions will be entered into a Powerball Game. Selected questions will be answered on air and the lucky fan who asked it will be sent a BPH gift pack in the mail. Be sure to fill in all the mailing information and tshirt sizes correctly. Check the website regularly to see who we are currently taking questions for. http://www.bowerpowerhour.com/powerball

Bower Power Hour gives you an in depth look at racers, events, businesses, land issues, tech and other aspects to bring you the nitty-gritty news of the off-road lifestyle that we all love. Hosted by Charlene Bower, owner of Bower Motorsports Media, the guest lists is extensive and energetic from all aspect of the off-road industry.  The stories will be fun and filled, with in-depth conversations about technology and innovation. Our national partners including BFGoodrich Tires, Discount Tire and Kicker have made the initial opportunity possible. Please utilize the Let’s Chat page to reach out to us. http://www.bowerpowerhour.com/lets-chat

A new episode will be launched every Monday. Please join our conversations on www.BowerPowerHour.com, www.facebook.com/BowerPowerHourShow, www.instagram.com/BowerPowerHourShow, or www.twitter.com/BPHShow

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Gone in 60 Seconds… Found in 10!

1 07 2015

PORT RICHEY, FL – July 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Find It Now USA, LLC the creator of the Original Early Warning GPS Security System designed specifically for the Motorcycle and Powersports Industry, recently released version FIN 4.0. Now you can track your bike from any SMART Phone or Tablet that’s connected to the internet 24/7 providing you with security every time you’re out. Whether it’s hanging out at the local pub or parking in an underground garage, FIN 4.0 has you covered.

150701-Shark_with_Bike_art_faceleft_GPS_2009Additional FIN 4.0 features include:

  • Operational in All of North America
  • Instantly Alerts you via Text and/or Email if your property is moved!
  • FIN Tracking Center can IMMEDIATELY track and provide the exact location of your ride should it be stolen
  • You have the option and ability to work directly with the Police assuring immediate action in conjunction with the FIN Tracking Center

ACTUAL CASE

June 16, 2015 – 2014 Suzuki GSXR1300 reported stolen on the morning of 6-16-15 at 8:33am. The bike was actually taken at 1:33am in the morning but the Owner did not contact the FIN Recover Center until 8:33am.

“We immediately confirmed the location of the bike with the Owner who was now on his way to that location. The Owner also received a text alert that the power had been disconnected. He was concerned that the thieves were taking apart his new bike, which he had only owned for about 7 weeks. After talking with the PD and providing them with an accurate location, it was then determined that the bike was out of eye site, but appeared to be inside an enclosed trailer that was parked approximately 75′ off the dirt road where FIN had located it.

Thanks to the Sumter County Sherriff’s office for their efforts and assistance in getting a Search Warrant that enabled them to access the Trailer where the bike was recovered inside. The Owner got his bike back and an arrest was made.”

There are hundreds of chains, locks and alarm devices available for your ride, but they cannot prevent theft and none of them guarantee recovery of your property. FIN is GUARANTEED to work. Go to our website http://www.FindItNowUSA.com for full details on our Guarantee as well as our Free Identity Protection Program to all new FIN customers and their entire family.

American Made, Veteran Owned and Operated and available exclusively at Motorcycle and Powersports dealers all across the USA. “WE ONLY SELL THROUGH DEALERS!”

For more information on Find It Now, call 888-811-3883; email them at Sales@FindItNowUSA.com or visit http://www.FindItNowUSA.com.

DEALERS WANTED!

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Pro Circuit Ti 6 Pro, Ti 6, and T 6 Exhaust Systems

1 07 2015

CORONA, CA – July 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Pro Circuit Rider Support, Alex Witham, takes you through our Ti 6 Pro, Ti 6, and T 6 Systems and shows you how simple installation can be!

Please visit www.procircuit.com for more information on this and other Pro Circuit products.

Connect with Us:
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YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ProCircuitInc

Liability:
All products manufactured and/or distributed by Pro Circuit Products, Inc. are offered and designed for use with standard machines. Pro Circuit Products, Inc. makes no claims as to the products effectiveness on modified machines. Pro Circuit Products, Inc. is the sole determiner of abuse, misuse, installation errors and modifications. We assume no liability for any errors in listings, specifications, part numbers, prices or model applications. Pro Circuit Products, Inc. reserves the right to change specifications, product descriptions, product quality, pricing and model applications at any time without prior oral or written notice and without further obligation.

Adding new components to your motorcycle (especially to the engine, suspension or braking system) may radically alter the acceleration, deceleration, handling and braking characteristics of your motorcycle. Ensure that all parts are installed and properly torqued per the instructions supplied with the part or to the motorcycle manufacturer’s original specifications. Test the motorcycle with the new part(s) on level ground, at low speed, without any other vehicles or obstacles nearby, to ensure that it is working properly. Periodically recheck, adjust or replace the parts as may be necessary depending upon the terrain, use, mileage and rider input. Consult the instructions supplied with the part, or the motorcycle manufacturer’s original specifications for further details. The failure to properly install, maintain, or familiarize yourself with the new part’s use, and proper operation, may result in damage to the motorcycle, and/or a loss of control, resulting in serious injury or death. Buyers assume all risk for any and all damage caused to themselves, a third party and/or property by virtue of failure of these products. By installing and/or using a Pro Circuit Products, Inc. product, you hereby accept and understand these stated terms and conditions.

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Triumph Motorcycles Announce Owner Loyalty Program for Summer Riding Season

1 07 2015

ATLANTA, GA – July 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Triumph Motorcycles America is offering current Triumph motorcycle owners up to a $1,000 voucher with the purchase of a new Triumph Cruiser model.

The Triumph Cruisers included in this promotion are the Thunderbird, Thunderbird Commander, Thunderbird Commander LT, Thunderbird Storm, Rocket III, Rocket III Touring, America, America LT and Speedmaster.

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“Triumph owners are some of the most loyal consumers, ranking second in the motorcycle industry in repurchase of the brand,” said Matt Sheahan, COO of Triumph Motorcycles America. “We have great cruiser products, and now is the best time for our loyal customers to visit our tremendous retailers across the country and experience them for themselves.”

Owners of any make or model Triumph motorcycle are eligible to receive a Triumph voucher worth up to $1,000, redeemable in the dealership or at Shop.TriumphMotorcycles.com. Owner’s current registration or current insurance card of the Triumph is required at the time of purchase to be eligible for this promotion. Promotion is effective immediately and will end on August 31, 2015.

Model
Voucher Value

Thunderbird
$1,000

Thunderbird Storm
$1,000

Thunderbird Commander
$1,000

Thunderbird Commander LT
$1,000

Rocket III
$1,000

Rocket III Touring
$1,000

America
$500

America LT
$500

Speedmaster
$500

Explore the complete line of Triumph Cruisers at www.TriumphMotorcycles.com and talk with a Triumph representative through Triumph’s customer support channels. Triumph offers the industry’s first 24/7 Customer Support line at 888-284-6288 and Live Chat via www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.

About Triumph

Triumph Motorcycles is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America, its North American operations, are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.

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Küryakyn Launches ‘#THEXKURSION to Sturgis’ Social Media Contest

1 07 2015

SOMERSET, WI – June 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Are you riding to Sturgis? Küryakyn™ is recruiting five road-trippin’, social-media junkies to join our crew that will be documenting their adventures on “#THEXKURSION to Sturgis”—and they want YOU to be part of the ride!

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Küryakyn has a team of riders from across the States and beyond making the trek to the Black Hills showcasing the new XKürsion™ luggage line. Sturgis-bound bikers who plan on making their journey to the 75th a road trip to remember can enter for a chance to receive an all-new XKürsion gear bag and share their adventure throughout the rally via Küryakyn’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Winners will also receive a VIP package and special product discounts when they visit the Küryakyn trucks during the Rally at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City.

To enter for one of five free XKürsion bags, a VIP swag package and the chance to share your Sturgis expedition with the world, visit the Küryakyn Facebook Page and comment on “#THEXKURSION to Sturgis” post by answering the four required questions:

  • Why do you love to ride?
  • What do you ride?
  • What’s your starting location?
  • Do you have mobile access to Social Media?

The five winners of #THEXKURSION contest are expected to post at least one photo per day to the Küryakyn social media pages throughout their 75th annual Sturgis Rally Experience. Each comment entry will be judged by Küryakyn, so don’t hold back. Prove you’re passionate about riding and score some new gear for your XKürsion to Sturgis!

Deadline for entries is Monday, July 6 at 11:59pm CST. Winners will be announced on 7/7/15.

*Publications with staff riding to Sturgis that are interested in receiving an XKürsion bag, please contact john.galvin@kuryakyn.com.

ABOUT KÜRYAKYN

Küryakyn has been leading the design and manufacturing of aftermarket parts and accessories for the motorcycle industry for the past 25 years. Our ideas are products of expressive minds that realize a motorcycle isn’t simply a means of transportation, but rather a representation of a person’s very identity. Powered and inspired by customers like you; we are dedicated to producing innovative parts and accessories that don’t fit the mold.

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