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8th Annual Festivals of Speed
at the  

Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes 

to Support Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

November 29 – December 1, 2013 

www.festivalsofspeed.com

 

We are proud to announce

Mr. Bobby Rahal
as our Honorary Chairman!

Photo credit: Al Rogers/Freeze Frame Image LLC”

 

Mr. Rahal will be attending all Three days of the Festivals of Speed Orlando events with the above pictured Shelby GT 350 Mustang

and a few other surprises!  

 

We will also have a special Bobby Rahal Commemorative Poster. 

 

About Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and Brownsburg, Ind., is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan.

 

In 2013 the team began their 22nd year of open wheel competition and will attempt to add to their 20 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice — their 29 poles and 1992 series championship.

 

The team also competes in the American Le Mans Series as BMW Team RLL where they won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category in 2010 and swept all three GT titles in 2011 – Manufacturer, Team and Driver. In 2012, the team finished second in the Team Championship and third in the Manufacturer Championship

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Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

Great Show

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Words by Tim Wong

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On the famous Rodeo Drive, the annual Father’s Day tradition of the Concours d’Elegance takes place and brings out some of the most rare vehicles out on display. Starting 20 years ago, the event has gain some international fame. This year’s theme was “the Jet Age” and featured a Learjet 85 parked in the event.

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Mel and I went out to check out the event for a couple hours since we didn’t have much else going on that day. This was our first time checking out the event and didn’t really know what to expect. There was definitely a massive crowd of people at the event and an endless sight of amazing vehicles inside and outside the event.

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I knew this Pagani Huayra was in town and it was nice to finally see it in person.

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With these high end cars, it’s amazing to see the…

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Symbolic Motors Open House

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Words by Matt Willis

A couple weekends ago, Symbolic Motors, local to us here in San Diego, hosted a small “Cars and Coffee”-like gathering and open house at their service facility in the Sorrento Valley. Symbolic, whose headquarters and showroom are located in La Jolla, have been around for some time now and are considered one of the flagship dealers for high-end and exotic vehicles in Southern California. That being said, I had no doubt in my mind that this event was going to have a drab turnout…

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The lot itself wasn’t huge by any means. There were a fair amount of people present, and cars continued to cycle in and out throughout the morning.

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Just as I arrived and began shooting, this classic Lamborghini Countach rolled in…

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This Lamborghini Gallardo has popped up at several local meets.

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Couple of Porsches…

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I’m a Porsche fan, but I’ve never taken any…

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Morning Dosage

Great show been their three times

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Words by Tim Wong

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Saturday mornings are usually filled with my morning dosage of high octane and supercars. After Cars and Coffee Irvine, Lamborghini Newport Beach hold a monthly supercar meet at their dealership. This is my first time checking out this meet and since the Cars and Coffee meet wasn’t too exciting, I got there rather early and caught most of the cars rolling in. Throughout the morning there were some fantastic cars that showed up.

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Matte white wrapped Lamborghini Gallardo

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Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

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There was a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sitting in the showroom.

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A pair of Mclaren MP4-12Cs

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The white painted Delorean I’ve been seeing a lot of lately.

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I really like the gated shifter piece which is a pretty hard to come by item.

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The Koenigsegg CCX was pretty much what we call a showstopper because everyone pretty much dropped everything when this car rolled in.

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After…

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Car Wash Trends

Today I read a poll that GasBuddy.com recently conducted. The basic premise of the poll was to tally how many times a year the average person washes their primary vehicle. The results surprised me a bit. On average, seventy percent of people reporting wash their car less than 12 times a year. Of that 70 percent, 35 percent reported that they wash their car less than six times a year, staggering really. Since I keep my feet wet in both the carwash and pet wash industries, I thought wash trends between the two would be interesting to compare. Most sources would agree that the average pet goes to the groomer every 6-8 weeks. In between groomer visits, pets are normally washed by their owners one or two times. Obviously, this varies by breed and owner, as some pets are washed weekly and some not at all. In a general, it would seem though that Americans take better care of their pets than they do their cars. This isn’t all that surprising considering that The American Pet Product Association estimates that pet owners will spend in excess of $55 billion on their pets this year. With pets living in and amongst us in our homes, it is much more difficult to ignore the same odors and dirt that may be present on our vehicles. All in all, washes are good — car and pets are alike. 

p.s. On a totally random note, while researching these trends I also read a few statistics on the number of  individuals who admitted their car smelled because of interior garbage. Let’s just say it was in the millions and not just one or two. Interesting or leave a lot to be desired? I vote both.

TheTruth About Windshield Rain Repellents

Windshield rain repellents such as Rainmagic, Rain-X & Aquapel are wonderful options for motorists. Once applied, the rain will noticeably bead up and roll off of the windshield, greatly increasing visibility.What set’s Rainmagic apart from the rest is it’s unquie water based formula that has been G.E Lexan tested for Harley-Davidson and Honda Gold Wing windshields. Rainmagic works by controlloing water droplets and making them conform to a round shape so wipers can easly remove them. A driver’s wipers do not need to be on full blast to see through a little rain. A cleaner windshield means less windshield wiper fluid is needed, and there is less wear on the wipers themselves. Rainmagic Rain repellents are not just for rain either; rainmagic’s uniqe non stick coating prevent bugs from sticking leaves mirrors in bathrooms easier to clean they can help reduce the amount of frost that accumulates at night or when it’s cold. Condensation doesn’t stick to the windshield as much when it’s been treated.

Rainmagic Windshield Rain RepellentTreatments Are Affordable

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Windshield Treatments Won’t Break the Bank

Finally, possibly more important than convenience, Rainmagic windshield treatments are affordable. For those who want to do it themselves, one bottle typically costs aprox twenty dollars and provides enough product for several applications, and each treatment can last for up to six months.