June 2014 Elite Auto Newsletter



June 2014
See the Next Class of Cars for “Transformers 4”
Photo:  Michael Bay – Paramount

We already know that Transformers 4: Age of Extinction will be nutballs crazy, with its Dinobots, new Optimus Prime, and Michael Bay’s signature gratuitous explosions. But now comes a high-grade hit of what we’re really interested in: the movie’s cars in action. Watch the flick’s Bugatti, Pagani, retro Bumblebee, and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray can transforming and engaged in battle, and remember that Transformers 4 opens June 27. Read more here
Utah Teen Steals Grandfather’s Car

A Utah father heroically drove his truck into a car fleeing police — after the 14-year-old driver sped through a crowd of frantic children playing in a park during the chase, police said.  Read more here

The 10 Most Iconic Car Commercials

Above:  This British advertisement never ran on American television, but it didn’t need to. The clip for the 2003 Honda Accord Wagon, featuring Accord parts made into a Rube Goldberg machine, was a YouTube sensation—it’s arguably the first viral car video. Putting it together wasn’t as easy at it looks. It took 606 takes to get the entire two-minute ad. View the rest here
1968 Ford Mustang Shelby EXP 500 “Green Hornet”

Photo:  Jim Frenak

Built as a showgoing prototype for the first Mustang GT/California Special, originally painted Lime Gold, this prototype found its way to Carroll Shelby’s Venice Beach garage instead of being sent to the scrapyard. From there, it underwent a complete transformation. Nicknamed the Green Hornet by Bill Cosby because of its one-off flecked paint finish, the car was thought to have been destroyed after the 1960s, having gone missing for decades. It’s the only Ford-Shelby “double prototype” in existence and considered the most highly sought Shelby Mustang in the world. Read more here




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