Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Seattle Auto Show is back and keeps getting better. This year I attended the press preview Wednesday morning. Full disclosure: I received a buffet breakfast and camping chair from GM. I'll try not to let that taint my coverage. ;-) The show runs 11/2 through 11/6 if you'd like to see it yourself.
There were a few interesting press conferences that I attended. Henrik Fisker (previously has done design work for BMW and Aston Martin, among others) talked about the Fisker Karma, the technology, and the company. It was very interesting. Here's a short clip from his talk.
General Motors gave a talk too that covered some of their 100 year history, upcoming models and facts and figures about their business. Here's a clip from that.
Ford announced that they're taking orders for the all new Focus Electric. It's noteworthy that they made the announcement here in Seattle, as auto manufacturers don't typically make announcements here. They've partnered with several local companies for the technology, including Microsoft.
Here are photos from the Wednesday morning press preview. Cheers.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Lamborghini announced their racing schedule for the Super Trofeo series in Europe and Asia for 2012. If you didn't already know the Super Trofeo is based on the Gallardo LP 570-4.
Here's some comments from the head of Lamborghini:
“It has been a tremendously successful three years for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, and we are delighted to continue the series into 2012 and beyond in both Europe and Asia,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
My only complaint is that there are no USA races, and none close to Seattle. Mr. Winkelmann please fly me to an event. I'd be happy to cover one for you.
Here's the full schedule below. Cheers.
2012 PROVISIONAL EUROPEAN CALENDAR
3 June Silverstone, UK
1 July Paul Ricard HTTT, France
29 July Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
16/23 September Hockenheim/Nürburgring, Germany
October/November Barcelona, Spain
2012 PROVISIONAL ASIAN CALENDAR
April (testing) Sepang, Malaysia
May Sepang, Malaysia
July Motegi, Japan
August Ordos, China
September Zhuhai, China
November Shanghai, China
[Photo credit: supertrofeo.com]