Check out these classic car pictures from this year’s Pebble Beach Classic Auto Show. There are 30 photographs showcasing a wonderful variety of classic automobiles, from modern classics to vintage beauties.
The extensive list of Maserati personalization options available throughout the entire Maserati range is now enriched with the new “MC Sport Line”.
The “MC Sport Line” has been created to emphasize the sporting DNA of Maserati and it is for customers who wish to express their passion for sports cars with a dynamic look as well as advanced technical solutions to enhance their driving experience. The world of racing inspired the designers of the Maserati Style Center in this project: all the MC Sport Line components are made of carbon fiber, which is the material that has long been the choice in professional racing teams. Customers can select options to personalize both the exteriors and the interiors of the Maserati GranTurismo, whether GranTurismo S Automatic owners have also the possibility of enhancing the handling of their car using a special suspension setup.
The aerodynamic look and performance of the GranTurismo can be enhanced with the addition of two front deflectors and a rear spoiler in carbon fiber. The new aerodynamic parts increase the down-force, allowing the car to slice accurately through corners even faster. An even sportier exterior can be achieved by combining the carbon fiber aerodynamic additions with door handles and side mirror housings in the same material. Aggressive Neptune design 20? wheels can complete the GranTurismo race-inspired look. Their gloss black surfaces are a perfect complement of the carbon fiber’s dark hue.
Carbon fiber sets the style in the “MC Sport Line” inspired interiors: dashboard, door panels and rear side panels have all carbon fiber moldings, while other interior details can be finished in gloss black. The carbon fiber door sill with the script ?MC Sport Line? and it dominates the central tunnel. For those in search of the ultimate in racing style, a black leather steering wheel with carbon fiber rim and machined aluminum pedals with “MC” logo in red are also available.
The “MC Sport Line” also provides the option of a race-bred suspension and upgraded disc brakes on GranTurismo S Automatic.
A more immediate braking action during sustained spirited driving is guaranteed by a “MC Sport Line” suspension combined with perforated and slotted front and rear disc brakes. Blind holes have been added to the braking surface for more uniform wear of the brake pad and disc surfaces, allowing keeping braking efficiency constant over time. The electronically controlled dampers installed on the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic can be replaced with a fixed-setting type combined with a larger-diameter roll bar for the rear. The Factory suggestion is combining the aerodynamic package with the sport suspension set-up as this combination allows both the wings and the suspensions to work more effectively to achieve the best performance in handling.
The MC Sport Line features beautifully crafted pieces created from race-inspired materials, it emphasizes Maserati’s proud competition heritage and allows you to express your own passion for the Trident brand, whether you?re choosing your first Maserati or want to add a new sportier look to your current GranTurismo. MC Sport Line accessories are available either as optional equipment or as individual components that can be retrofitted to any GranTurismo.
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The American Classic Cars Guide, an app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad, is now available from the iTune’s App Store.
The Classic Cars Guide, created by Jourist Verlags GmbH, allows users to access info about 300 cars manufactured in the USA from 1914 throught to 1999. It provides not only an eye-catching visual history of the US’s most popular cars, but also technical details such as year of manufacture, engine type, transmission, top speed, and more.
The app, a must-have for petrol heads and those interested in icons of America’s auto industry, costs $3.99 to download and is 54.5 MB in size.
A bonanza is in store for American classic car enthusiasts when hundreds of old cars go on auction in July.
The owners of a junk yard in Maxwell, NE, have opted not to convert their huge pile of old cars into scrap but rather sell them to collectors in search of restorable classics and valuable auto parts.
Not all cars will escape the crusher as any rusting hulks that don’t find a home will still end up as scrap iron. So if you’re a collector looking for an old classic car to restore, or needing parts for a restoration project, then head for Maxwell on July 17 to place a bid.
Caption: (Above and Below) Close-up pictures of a 1935 MG PA showing the honeycomb grill, classic MG headlights and front wings.
The MG P-Type, a classic two-door roadster, was manufactured by Britain’s MG Car company from 1934 to 1936. It replaced the MG J-Type Midget that was produced from 1932 to 1934.
The P-Type chassis was a slightly longer version of that used in the J-Type, while the first version of the P-Type (the PA) was fitted with an 847cc motor similar to that of the J-Type. Enhancements to the motor included a three-bearing crankshaft, bigger camshart and twin SU carbs, producing a modest 35 bhp or 27 kW at 5,500 rpm.
Other changes included larger and more powerful brakes and longer, flowing front wings.
However, one of the PA’s problems was that it was no faster than its predecessor, so after only 18 months, MG unveiled the PB which had an enlarged 939 cc motor that increased the output significantly to 43 bhp (32 kW).
In appearance the two versions are very similar, except that the PA came with a honeycomb grill while that of the PB had vertical slats.
At the time, a new MG PA and the later MG PB sold for £222. In all, 2,000 PAs and 526 PBs were produced.
Our Classic Car Calendars for 2011 feature a mix of auto classics, including Super Cars, Dream Cars, European classics from Porsche and Ferrari to VW Beetles and the Mini, Concept Cars and all-American favorites like the Corvette and Mustang, plus muscle cars and hot rods.