MCG Executive Briefing for August 11, 2014

Shelby experts are expecting this 1964 289 Competition Cobra (CSX 2430) to bring up to $2.5 million at the 2014 RM Auctions London sale on Sept. 8. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Brieifing.   -RM Auctions photo by Robin Adams    



Links open in new windows

+   Ontario County, New York authorities do not intend to pursue charges against NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the on-track incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in which driver Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed. More at Fox Sports. 

+   Due to slow sales of the Cadillac ATS and CTS, General Motors will halt production at the Lansing Grand River plant from Aug. 18 to Sept. 8. More at The Detroit News. 

+   At Pebble Beach this month, Aston Martin will display four bespoke models created by the automaker’s new in-house custom shop, Q by Aston Martin. More at Motor Trend. 

+   Britain’s not-for-profit Cenex consultancy announced the completion of its successful two-year EV-Lite low-cost battery program. More at Automotive Business Review. 

+   BMW is the latest to slash prices on replacement components in China in response to an investigation by government anti-trust authorities. More at 

+   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating two fires involving 2013 and 2014 Can-Am Spyder three-wheel sport bikes. More at the Detroit Free Press. 

+   Heavy rains and standing water on the salt bed course have forced officials to cancel Bonneville Speed Week for 2014. More at The Salt Lake Tribune.  

+   Headliners at the 2014 RM Auctions London sale next month include a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France and an ex-works 1964 Competition Cobra. More at Sports Car Digest. 

For the previous Executive Briefing from August 8, click here.

Have you joined Motor City Garage on Facebook? It’s big fun with rare photos, car lore, trivia, and great discussions! Click here to go the page and join MCG!

2 thoughts on “MCG Executive Briefing for August 11, 2014

  1. I like the muscular looks of the big-block Cobra replicas with their fat tires and flares. But I think this original 289 looks even better – light, lithe and fast.

Comments are closed.