Auto Shows

Here TorqueNews covers the international auto and motor shows.

Achates Power addresses commercial truck mileage and emission standards

In a private interview with Torque News at the CAR Management Business Seminars 2011, David Johnson, President and CEO of Achates Power, discussed the role that its engine technologies using opposed pistons will contribute toward lower emissions and better fuel economy for commercial trucks.

Altair Engineering helps automakers develop the right shape for lighter stronger parts

In a private interview with Torque News correspondent, Frank Sherosky, at CAR Management Briefing Seminars 2011, Jeffrey Brennan, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Markets for Altair Engineering, Inc. discussed the role that Altair’s simulation software, materials optimization and mass reduction plays in light-weight, structural parts for vehicles which results in better fuel economy for automakers.

CAR MBS 2011 reveals auto industry still uncertain on next IC Engine choices

As the Center for Automotive’s Management Briefing Seminar for 2011 is now officially closed, few analysts will peer into the words that were not said as much as what was stated. One area is the Advanced Powertrains, and the uncertainty of auto management teams to choose a best technical direction when it comes to the IC engine.

2011 CAR Management Briefing Seminar Update: Economic plan overriding Obama mileage plan

As leaders of the auto industry share their vision of the industry’s future and its connection to success at the start of the CAR Business Seminars in Traverse City tomorrow, running from August 1 - 4, many wonder if President Obama's new mileage proposal is being drowned in the news by the debt plan, or lack of it.

24th Annual EyesOn Design shows auto design’s past, present and future at Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan on Lake St. Clair on Father’s Day 2011 was the place to be if you wanted to experience the evolution of an automobile’s design. For certain, the 24th EyesOn Design (EOD), Automotive Design Exhibition, a benefit for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology is not your average car show.

Media Day Preview a success for 2011 EyesOn Design

The EyesOn Design Car Show is known worldwide for its creative focus on design themes. In preparation for the 24th annual event, which takes place on Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 19, 2011 on the grounds of the historic Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, the media was given insight into the upcoming events plus a view of some auto displays.

Cyclone-Williams' presents steam-powered LSR racer at American Veterans' Benefit

Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets: CYPW), developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine - an eco-friendly external combustion engine - and Team Steam USA presented to the public for the first time what is soon to be the "Fastest Steam Car on Earth" at the Disabled American Veterans Classic Car and Truck Show in Pompano Beach, FL.

ASME 2011 Turbo Expo to feature turbine expertise of Concepts NREC

Concepts NREC, a world leader in turbomachinery-focused design and development, CAE/CAM software and manufacturing services, will have significant presence at the ASME 2011 Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition (ASME 2011 Turbo Expo) June 6-10 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre in Vancouver, B.C.

The 1974 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible featured at 2011 Mecum Indy

The 1974 Jensen Interceptor III offered British design and styling with the heart and soul of a classic American muscle car thanks to the Chrysler 440 4-barrel under the hood – and one of these rare Chrysler-powered luxury drop-tops made an appearance at the 2011 Mecum Spring Classic in Indianapolis.
2002 Panoz Esperante Jan Magnussen Driver's Edition

The 2002 Panoz Esperante Jan Magnussen Driver's Edition at 2011 Mecum Indy

While the name Panoz Esperante (es-per-ahn-tay) may not sound like an American vehicle, the sleek supercar shown on the right is build in Georgia, powered by the same drivetrain as the Ford Mustang SVT Cobra and at the 2011 Mecum Indy Auction there was a rare special edition version of the high performance road car.
Paul Dehnerts 1994 Corvette ZR-1s

Paul Dehnert's 1994 Corvette ZR-1s sell at 2011 Mecum Indy

The 1990-1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 effectively raised the bar for American high performance and with under 7,000 units made over the course of its 6-year run, it is also one of the more rare Corvettes - but the 2011 Mecum Indy Auction featured three red 1994 Corvette ZR-1s owned by the late collector Paul Dehnert.

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