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AMBR Winner Captures Del Mar d’Elegance Crown

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 04-09-2014

Wes and Vivian Rydell’s “Black Bow Tie” struck gold again this year, taking home the Goodguys 2014 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance award during last weekend’s Goodguys 14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals. The rare 1935 Chevy Standard Phae

Heavy Metal – Hetfield’s “Black Pearl” Wins Custom of the Year Award

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-31-2014

Pleasanton, CA- Rock & roll music and custom cars have a lot in common. A creative spirit, immense talent and uncompromising dedication are required to create and reveal the inner soul of a song or a car. James Hetfield has mastered both. His band Metallica sits in the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame while serving as the face of heavy metal music for decades. His ever-growing stable of custom cars have won hot rodding’s biggest prizes. His latest effort, a coach built custom he designed with partner Rick Dore is his most powerful statement yet. 

He calls it the “Black Pearl.” Last weekend in Pleasanton, California the car won Goodguys’ 2014 Mother’s Custom of the Year award during the Goodguys 32nd annual All A

The 28th Annual Spring Break Nationals got “ZONED”

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-27-2014

spring break nationals daytona beach florida

Daytona Beach Florida - - The 28th running of the “World’s Most Famous Soundoff” was held last weekend at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Over sixty one brands of mobile electronics were represented by factories, distributors and dealers in three vignettes; there was an Audiophile Zone, an SQ Zone, and an SPL Zone.

The audiophile Zone, a new addition to SBN, was an area of extreme quiet. Close to 200 enthusiasts personally experienced the most defined sound system designs in a noise free environment. “The Audiophile Room was a great place to intently listen to a hi-end sound system” said Ben Vollmer of Audition Audio, Cumming, GA. Vollmer was showing his 1988 Acura Legend that once belonged to IASCA Competitor/ Judge Harry Kimura. This “legendary” Legend wa

The Last Ride of the King

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-19-2014

One of Elvis’ Most Famous Vehicles Unveiled by 
Racing Royalty Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick
Will Be Featured at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the AutoFair Hosted by
CONCORD, N.C. -- When Elvis Presley wasn’t singing to thousands of adoring fans, he was working on his ever expanding car collection. Elvis’ love affair with automobiles started when he was young, and when his career took off, so did his collection of vehicles. Today, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis has a museum dedicated to his expansive collection of cars with more than 20 vehicles on display. The celebration of Elvis and his passion for cars will continue this year at t

Roush Yates' Ford EcoBoost Wins at Sebring

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-18-2014

Roush Yates' Ford EcoBoost Wins at Sebring
Mooresville, NC  Ford Racing returned to the famed Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, FL as a winner with the new Roush Yates built 3.5 liter Ford EcoBoost engine. After Ford Racing’s 24 year absence from the track, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates’ No. 01 Daytona Prototype car driven by Marino Franchitti took the checkered flag at the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday night. 
Franchitti held onto the lead during a 20-minute sprint that came after the last full-course caution of the night to give Ford Racing their fourth overall win at the Twel

CARS Inc. 10th Annual Open House Will Feature Famous Cars, More Activities

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-13-2014

Rochester, Mich. – CARS Inc. has been making the best-quality, US-made reproduction sheetmetal and interiors for classic Chevys since 1976, and this year the company is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its annual Open House by throwing a bigger bash than ever before.  There’ll be more activities for kids, free food and scores of classic Chevys on display, as well as some exotics and other cool vehicles.
Several cars featured in magazines over the past 30 year


By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-13-2014

Car driven by Roger Moore's character Lord Brett Sinclair in the classic TV series
The Aston Martin DBS that featured in the British television series The Persuaders!, estimated at £350,000-550,000, will be offered at the Bonhams Aston Martin Works Sale on the 17th of May, 2014.
This famed Aston Martin was manufactured in 1970, with special modifications made specifically for its role in The Persuaders!, in which it featured prominently in almost all of the s

Yokohama Tire Corporation Announces 2014 Motorsports Lineup

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-11-2014

Porsche race car

FULLERTON, CA– Building upon its success in 2013 – which included capturing a championship in drifting and winning the Trophy Truck class at the HDRA South Point Vegas 250 race – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is gearing up for the 2014 motorsports season. “It’s a new year and we are fielding another strong racing lineup,” said Duane Sampson, YTC manager, motorsports. “In other news, we’re truly excited to be the exclusive tire supplier of the Red Bull Global Rallycross series. From off-road to sports cars to drifting, we are definitely ready to race.”

Yokohama will participate in five race serie

Lincoln Motor Company to Show New MKC and Navigator Utilities at Barrett-Jackson

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-06-2014

2015 Lincoln MKC 2015 Lincoln Navigator

.For the first time, Lincoln Motor Company will have an official presence at Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s Palm Beach, Fla., event this spring
> Lincoln’s all-new 2015 MKC and significantly refreshed 2015 Navigator, both on sale later this year, will be on display
> Full 2014 Lincoln lineup will be available for driving experiences at South Florida Fairgrounds
PALM BEACH, Fla.,-Lincoln Motor Company will debut the all-new 2015 MKC and significantly refreshed 2015 Navigator utilities in South Florida at Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s Palm Beach sale April 11-13.
This is the first time in the company’s 96-year history Lincoln will officially participate in the auction at South Florida Fairgrounds. Lincoln’s presence include

SCT Holdings(SCT) acquires Bully Dog

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-04-2014

Bully Dog and SCT Merge

Creating the Leader in Automotive Calibration Solutions
— Combination creates leading software company focused on optimizing vehicles’ fuel economy and performance. —
SANFORD, FL – March 4, 2014 – SCT Holdings (SCT), the leading software company focused on improving fuel efficiency and increasing performance in vehicles, today announced the acquisition of Bully Dog, an industry leader in offering full-featured automotive calibration solutions to the truck aftermarket. The combined company will offer customers with the most effective software solutions to optimize their vehicles’ performance across an unprecedented number of veh