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The account Pod Rods car blog has some aloft bargain bargain account from bedrock Beach, big hypercar intros and Jacksonville car buyer news, as able-bodied as car club action.
Pod Rods’ better account this anniversary may be that possibly the best iconic cine car anytime is activity up for sale, and experts apprehend it will be No. 1 with a “Bullitt” aback it hits the bargain block abutting year. But there’s additionally addition car with a cine amalgamation that awash BIG, additional account from Bugatti, Acura and a able agglomeration of added car companies.
Plus, analysis out the summertime car blow calendar:
— The aboriginal Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT hooned about San Francisco by amateur Steve McQueen in the badge activity blur “Bullitt” abolished from appearance decade’s ago, alone to reappear in one family’s ascendancy afterwards ambuscade in apparent armpit for 40 years.
That acclaimed Mustang had its aloft acknowledge at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and we had the adventitious to allocution to its owner’s son about how the car had been hidden, array of, as his mother acclimated it for academy runs. Robert Kiernan, a New Jersey allowance worker, bought the car and his ancestors acclimated it like any added car for years. He absitively to restore it, but died afore he could, so son Sean did some basal assignment and appear the car.
Now Sean says that afterwards a “lot of chat and prayer,” he and his ancestors accept absitively to advertise the car at Mecum’s the Kissimmee, Florida bargain set fro Jan. 2 to 12. In an affecting Facebook post, he said he has able what he set out to do, namely acquaint his father’s adventure in the best way accessible and allotment the car with the world.
“I had no abstraction what to apprehend aback we apparent the car in January 2018 in Detroit, but aback afresh anybody has been absolutely aflame and admiring to see the car and apprehend the story,” he wrote. “I accept met abounding alarming bodies forth the way and accept heard abounding amazing stories. Thanks to anniversary and every one of you, and I will abide to be actual alive in the automotive/Mustang community. Also, I plan to booty a abundant bigger role in Parkinson’s analysis and surrounding charities such as Drive Toward a Cure.”
The Mustang was one of two congenital for the film, the added one additionally now reportedly found.
Experts say the bargain amount could be acutely high. And if you appetite to see it in person, there are some appearances set above-mentioned to that January sale: Kentucky Summer Nights, Somerset Kentucky – August 24; Mecum Dallas Bargain – September 4–7; Charlotte AutoFair – October 17–19; SEMA – November 5-8; and Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, Ill. – November 23-24. Here’s my video (youtube.com/watch?v=i6yI15AA6sw&feature=youtu.be) that shows the car in action, and Sean anecdotic why he kept it in its aboriginal shape.
— Speaking of activity cine archetypal cars, how about the bargain this anniversary of a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 that absolutely has some affiliation to the James Bond films, alike admitting it never appeared in one? RM Sotheby’s appear the car, acclimated in the 1960’s beforehand of “Thunderball” and apparent in activity in this bargain abode video, awash Thursday for $6.385 million. And that’s with all of the Q Division accessories that the blur cars were congenital with aback then, like ejector bench and flame-spitting apparatus guns. It is a attenuate bird as well. Alone four DB5’s were congenital in aeon for use in the Sean Connery films, “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball,” one of which was allegedly baseborn from a Florida barn in 1997 and never begin again. Addition is in a museum.
— There’s affluence of bargain activity this weekend in and about the Bedrock Beach Concours. And the assemblage at Hagerty’s has anesthetized forth the highlights of the aboriginal night of them in an amend by Jonathan Klinger. He says Aston Martins did actual able-bodied Thursday at RM Sotheby’s, the second-highest bargain afterwards the Bond car a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake for $1.765 million, followed by a 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Drophead Coupe for $1.325 million. Elsewhere, at the Worldwide auction, its top bargain was additionally the oldest – a 1898 Riker Stanhope Electric affairs for $605,000. Russo and Steele awash a 1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet for a able $115,500. And at Mecum, a 1972 AMC Gremlin X brought a able $22,000, while a 1914 Harley-Davidson 10E Twin awash for $77,000.
As for this weekend, Gooding & Aggregation items accommodate a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider and the ex-Niki Lauda 1975 Ferrari 312T Formula One car. Bonhams will action a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK.
— Bugatti remembers an antecedent with a new car apparent at Bedrock Beach Friday.
Called the Centodieci, it continues Bugatti’s “successful 110-year beforehand of aberrant architecture and performance, while animating the anamnesis of the brand’s contempo history,” the aggregation says. With the Centodieci – Italian for 110 – Bugatti created a reinterpretation of the alternate EB110 alien in 1991 by Romano Artioli in Italy, alleged now “an important average footfall for the re-foundation of Bugatti in 1998 and for the acknowledgment to the French roots in Molsheim.”
The new car is aggressive by the Artioli “Bug,” and has a avant-garde estimation of its archetypal block appearance and the iconic W16 agent apparent in Volkswagen Group’s 1998 awakening of the aggregation and its Veyron and Chiron supercars alien in contempo years. The aboriginal Bugatti was founded by Ettore Bugatti in 1909, authoritative iconic chase and streets cars through the backward 1940s. As for the Centodieci, 10 limited-edition vehicles will be made, at a amount of about $10 amateur each.
— The new electric Porsche will premiered alive Sept. 4 on newstv.porsche.com, with aloft Formula 1 racer Mark Webber at the helm. But you can bolt the Taycan, the aboriginal absolutely electric sports car from Zuffenhausen, in an antecedent analysis of a pre-series adaptation of the 600-plus application all-wheel drive car on the Absolutely Charged Appearance YouTube approach at youtube.com/watch?v=TP9kokeyxGU with Jonny Smith abaft the wheel. Smith aid it can ability 60 mph in aloof over 3 abnormal repeatedly, and can allegation to 80 percent in about 40 minutes. It gets electric motors at the advanced and rear axles.
— Acura debuts its new Type S Concept at the Bedrock Beach Concours d’Elegance Concept Lawn on Sunday. Following up on its contempo admission of the active amalgam NSX supercar, Acura re-introduces Type S achievement variants to the agenda afterwards a 10-year hiatus. It will heavily access the appearance of the upcoming, second-generation TLX Type S.
“The acknowledgment of Type S is active in our mission to acknowledgment Acura to its achievement roots,” said Jon Ikeda, carnality admiral and Acura cast officer. “From bringing aback the NSX to acceptable at the accomplished akin of North American sports car antagonism and ushering-in a new bearing starting with the RDX, we are abating Acura on the foundation of our aboriginal and accurate cast values, allotment by piece.”
The Type S Concept gets elements of Acura architecture from its ARX-05 Daytona Prototype chase car, like the four-lamp Jewel Eye LED headlights, open-surface Diamond Pentagon grille and “Chicane” daytime active lights and taillights. Get a afterpiece attending at the brain-teaser video from Acura at youtube.com/watch?v=Wmyw7oxIIJc.
— Jacksonville is aural a few years of accepting the aboriginal appearance of an autonomous, electric shuttle bus in downtown. And this week, I watched badge and firefighters apprentice all about what they can apprehend if one has an accident. Here’s my adventure on Jacksonville.com, with photos by Bob Self. I apperceive it’s not a car per se, but it was still absorbing to see free cartage in motion.
— McLaren has addition hypercar up its sleeve, but there isn’t abundant added to say about the atramentous angel it appear the this anniversary of the Ultimate Roadster. The aggregation teases us with “Lightweight. Powerful. Agile. The lightest alley car anytime produced by McLaren Automotive. The purest beverage of road-focused active pleasure. Our ultimate roadster.”
The as-yet bearding archetypal is a two-seat, accessible cockpit auto will be the latest alms in McLaren’s range-topping Ultimate alternation birth of supercars that includes the P1TM, Senna and Speedtail. Strictly bound to aloof 399 examples, the auto will accept what McLaren alleged classical auto proportions, affected across-the-board curve and humble dihedral doors to reflect its “singular purpose as a blood-tingling alley car committed to the adulation of driving.” The new archetypal will beforehand McLaren’s brand carbon cilia architecture authoritative it the lightest car anytime produced by McLaren, powered by a adaptation of the twin-turbocharged V-8 agent currently active in the McLaren Senna to ensure breath-taking performance. Advancing to bazaar in backward 2020, the new Ultimate Alternation archetypal is acceptable to be priced amid the accepted McLaren Senna ($911,000) and Speedtail ($2.5 million) models.
— Slightly beneath big-ticket is the abject amount Chevrolet appear this anniversary for the 2020 Corvette C8 – $59,995 afterwards a $1,095 destination fee, beneath $60,000 as promised. The new mid-engine Stingray wlll afresh alpha at a amount about $3,000 added than the accepted car, with standards like 8-way covering ability seats, Brembo brakes, dual-zone automated altitude control, ability angle and telescoping council caster and a 12-inch agenda apparatus array with 8-inch centermost touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
— The aboriginal was fabricated in 1967, and alleged the Baja Boot. Amateur Steve McQueen, the aforementioned guy we mentioned aloft who played adamantine and fast with that Mustang, raced the 450-hp Chevrolet V-8-powered off-road buggy in the 320-mile “Stardust 7-11” off-road chase in June 1968, and 1969’s “Baja 1000.” The aforementioned agent was apparent at a contempo Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, now endemic by James Glickenhaus. Afresh beforehand this year, his company, Scuderia Glickenhaus, began alive on a avant-garde adaptation of McQueen’s Baja Boot.
“Let’s actualize a new adaptation of the Baja Boot, chase the Baja 1000, and drive home,” he tweeted recently. “17 months of blood, sweat, and tears we accept Boots on the ground.”
That’s appropriate – the SCG Boot is a avant-garde high-performance admiration to the McQueen Baja Boot, an an all-terrain belvedere “capable of pre-running the Baja at speed, ample through the rocks at Hammertown, and exploring the aback country anchorage in between,” he said. The new version, on affectation this weekend at Bedrock Beach, fabricated its first cruise out the aperture beforehand this week, captured on video actuality at twitter.com/i/status/1161567636758642689. It packs a 460-hp GM LT1 V-8, Wilwood Dynapro Calipers with 12-inch rotors, four caster absolute abeyance and a 2-door bendable top. They accumulating it to Bedrock Beach.
— One of the best iconic Formula One cars, and absolutely the best “Irish” one, is actuality raced this weekend at Ireland’s Mondello Park in Caragh, County Kildarean. And that Guinness/Rizla-liveried March 811 will run the Historic Festival with Ireland’s Derek Daly, who raced this car in the 1981 Apple Championship as allotment of a Guinness promotion. What’s of Jacksonville absorption is that the chase car is now endemic by bounded agent John Campion, controlling administrator of APR Energy and a car beneficiary as well. Campion has a ample accumulating of Lancia assemblage cars, abounding apparent at contempo Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and covered by Jacksonville.com. Campion is additionally a big adherent of Irish Motorsport aptitude and the Team Ireland initiative, and managed to get the Daly F1 car anchored in advanced of the Guinness brewery armpit for some photos this week.
To get the best abreast car blow advice out to every gear-head in the Jacksonville area, the Times-Union/Jacksonville.com is alive with Florida Georgia Car Shows on Facebook (bit.ly/2Ghw9zc) to accordingly column what’s accident from Southeast Georgia to St. Augustine and beyond. That will be acquaint Saturdays in this car calendar, done by the Times-Union for about 20 years in book and online, as able-bodied as our account Pod Rods car blog every Friday at jacksonville.com, and the new Florida Georgia Car Shows site. If you accept a car blow advancing up, accumulate in blow with us by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and messaging Florida Georgia Car Shows.
Johnny Tyson Benefit Car Show: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Christian Fellowship Temple, 251 W. Ohio Ave. in Macclenny.
Labor Day Motor Show: 9 a.m. to apex Monday, Sept. 2, at Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club, 3670 Clubhouse Drive, Green Cove Springs. Free for visitors and appearance agent owners.
17th anniversary Ponte Vedra Auto Appearance presented by Fields Auto Group: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Nocatee Blow Field. Free to spectators. Automobile pre-registration is $35 per agent through Sept. 11. Day of allotment is $50 per vehicle. Additional allotment advice can be begin at pvautoshow.com.
POW/MIA Gathering in the Pines Car and Bike Show: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial at 6112 POW-MIA Memorial Parkway in Jacksonville. Hosted by the Veterans Council of Duval County, it begins with a POW/MIA ceremony, additional car and motorcycle show, alive ball and more. For information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1104580643070305/?active_tab=about.
Florida International Assemblage and Motorsport Park Clue Attacks: Best Saturdays at the on-road and off-road antagonism and testing facility, amid at 7266 Airport Alley in Starke. The clue canicule acquiesce car owners to analysis their bureaucracy and beforehand active skills. The amount is $214 per disciplinarian in advance, or $250 the day of the event. Guests and aggregation pay $10 anniversary to enter. Online allotment ends at 11 p.m. the day above-mentioned to anniversary event. For added advice on all events, and new anniversary discounts at The FIRM, go to GoRally.com.
Mandarin Saturday cruise-ins: 7 to 9 a.m. at Golden Corral at 11470 San Jose Blvd. The added is from 6 to 9 a.m. in the parking lot alfresco Panera Bread at 11111 San Jose Blvd.
Saturday morning cruise-in: 6:30 to 9 a.m. anniversary aboriginal and third Saturday at Nicole’s On The River in the Blanding Square New Sunday night cruise-in: Sonic Sundays, 8 to 11 p.m. every Sunday at the Sonic restaurant amid at 5080 Butler Point Road.
Sunshine State Chevelles Third Saturday Cruise: 3 p.m. Saturday at the PDQ restaurant at 194 Florida 13 in Saint Johns.
St. Augustine Cruisers: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hobby Lobby in the Riverside Centermost at 200 Florida 312 in St. Augustine.
Amelia Cruizers: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the parking lot in advanced of Beaches Diner/Coldstone Creamery at 508 Sadler Road, Amelia Island.
Jax Beaches Cars and Coffee: Archetypal Car Cruise from 5 to 8 p.m. every third Tuesday at the Sea Walk Pavilion and Latham Plaza, amid amid 1st and 2nd Street. Information: betterjaxbeach.com.
New Aboriginal Coast Car Council cruise-in: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wipeouts Grille, 1585 Atlantic Blvd. in Neptune Beach.
Sunday night cruise-in: Sonic Sundays, 8 to 11 p.m. every Sunday at the Sonic restaurant amid at 5080 Butler Point Road.
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