|Lamborghini Miura SV|
In our final post about the New York International Auto Show for 2018, we have a bunch of everything from race cars to oddball sights along the way. NMS enjoyed the show and plan to return next year for more automotive goodness in the Big Apple. Before getting to the really cool stuff, I have to show you this CAMRY banner:
|Race prepped Mazda Miata, courtesy of the Monticello|
Motor Club. If you need a place to store or drive your high speed
auto, Google Monticello Motor Club.
|You just never know who you will meet in NYC. Elvis is still a big guy, |
but he didn't say much!
|The new Skip Barber racing school guys were back! We met them|
at the Philly car show during Superbowl weekend, so it was nice to
see them up in NY also.
|In addition to the new cars, there was an exhibit of older cars courtesy of the|
Saratoga Auto Museum. This is a 1931 Duesenberg Model J, custom Tourster
body by Derham.
|1938 Bugatti type 57C Stelvio Cabriolet by Gangloff|
in the two toned foreground. The letter "C" means compresseur, or supercharger.
and a 1931 Stutz DV-32 (32 valves, straight 8 cylinders) Convertible Victoria by LeBaron
in the background.
|Detail of the Stutz rear view mirror strapped on to the spare|
tire. This car was a winner winner in its category at the Pebble Beach
Concours and top three overall in 2016.
|This is a slightly modified Indy Car, which you can tell it's modified|
by the extra passenger seat! The Honda folks run a contest for the Indy
races and a lucky winner gets to ride along on the formation lap!
|This awesome green looks great on a Lamborghini Miura SV.|
The Miura SV came along from 1971-1973, and at auction today
would likely sell for around 2. Million. Dollars. Each.
|In the Ford exhibit space we spotted this Lego racer guy.|
|Not to be outdone by a Ford Lego guy, the Chevy people had this|
50th Anniversary Camaro as a special Hot Wheels edition! This
special version of the Camaro comes in any color you want, as long
as it's ORANGE.
From looking at the Chevrolet website, it looks like
the HOT WHEELS edition is a $4995 package you can add to
the standard Camaro. There are a lot of models of Camaro, so see yourChevy dealer for more info.
|Subaru is celebrating their 60th year, and 50 years in the USA. That makes|
them only 10 years younger than Porsche, who also pointed out their
70th anniversary in their exhibit. According to my math, that makes
Ferrari 1 year older than Porsche.
|Maybe you'd like to see another Indy Car? How a race winning one?|
How about the most recent Indy 500 winning car in person?
HERE YA GO!
|The 2017 Indy 500 winning car!|
The Honda motor uses a V6 twin-turbo, and delivers up to 750hp at 12,000 RPMs!
|Front wing detail. Lots of awesome work goes into these carbon fiber|
aerodynamic cars built by Dallara.
|How to win at Indy.|
|We spotted a display from Rutgers University, and from talking|
to one of the students, they build race cars at Rutgers!
|That is the end of the auto show, but then a block away we spotted|
this huge fleet of NYPD vehicles.