The Frankfurt Motor Show is about 2 weeks away. However, Audi decided to unveil the 2015 Audi A8, A8L and S8 ahead of time. The German automaker is hoping the new A8 will put them among innovation leaders in the luxury class. The design will include a more expressive grille and more sculptured hood, giving the car’s front end a little more aggressive look. Audi will continue to offer the optional headlights with Matrix LED technology, which has become a branding mark of the company. See more details about the new A8 at: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130822/CARNEWS/130829957
In recent months, John Wayne Airport has made an effort to feature displays from local artists and organizations. John Wayne Airport is now featuring an ExlporOcean exhibit titled “Inspire, Educate, Explore: ExplorOcean.” The exhibit features various oceanography education displays, from maritime navigation artifacts to the science behind the ocean to antique ship models in bottles. The display can be viewed in the ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture exhibition space, which is located along the pedestrian walkway connecting the Terminal B and C ticketing lobbies and is open to the general public, passengers and visitors to the Airport. Whether you are traveling in or out of John Wayne, take time to appreciate this display. For more information check out: http://ocair.com/NewsRoom/News/2013/NR-2013-08-09.aspx
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The World Class Automotive Film & Arts Festival is set to debut in Monterey August 15-17. This three-day festival will feature screenings of several automotive-themed films and documentaries, as well as displays of art and sculptures. The last day of the film festival will be devoted entirely to films and documentaries about Le Mans. The festival will also offer an exclusive 45-minutes preview of Velocity Channel’s upcoming mini-series “Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans”. For more details, check out: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130809/CARNEWS01/130809839
The L.A. Auto Show will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center this November. It has now been confirmed that there will be at least 9 world debuts at the show. The confirmed brands are BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Subaru and Volkswagen according to a media release from the show organizers. These will include the Porsche Macan and the Chevrolet Colorado, plus new models from Mini and BMW. See a sneak peak of the Porsche Macan and read more at: http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2013/08/l-a-auto-show-confirms-nine-world-debuts.html
With the President planning to replace “The Beast,” it will be interesting to see what the new limo will look like. If GM gets the bid, it is likely that the new limo will be a stretch version of the Cadillac XTS. If President Obama chose Lincoln, the limo would likely be a mixture of the the MKS sedan and MKT crossover. The Chrysler version of the presidential limo would be based on the 300, which is the car that President Obama owned before he took office. Read more and see the renditions of the potential limos at: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/25/presidential-limo-what-will-it-look-like/
Looks like President Obama isn’t the only one in the market for a new limousine. President Vladimir Putin has had a new limousine specially designed, but has not ordered it at this point. The design is being described as a mix between a Chrysler 300 and a Rolls-Royce. Putin has also announced his intention to replace the current Mercedes and BMW sedans used by top Kremlin officials with a fleet of new Russian-made limousines manufactured by ZiL. Read more and see the limo design at: http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-presidential-limousine-competition/25054542.html
Currently, the XTS is the largest luxury sedan that Cadillac produces. However, GM recently announced that within the next two years, they will launch a model that is bigger than the XTS. At this time, not many details have been released about the super-sized sedan, but GM is stating that is will not resemble any of the brand’s recent concept cars. It will use some styling highlight from them, such as the knife-edge row of lights on the front fenders, similar to the new CT.
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China’s Red Flag limousine is back! The Red Flag disappeared in the 1980s and was replaced by serval black sedans. However, China’s Red Flag limousine has recently been spotted again. This 6-meter limousine resembles an overside Bentley Flying Spur and boasts a 12-cylinder engine. So far, the primary use for the Red Flag is chauffeuring foreign dignitaries and officials above the rank of minister while they are in the county. It is being said that the revival of the Red Flag limousine is in an attempt to revive respect for China. Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/07/15/china-revives-red-flag-limo-in-display-ambition/
New large-scale art exhibits are coloring walls, ceilings and just about every nook and cranny at LAX! “Influx: Art at LAX” is the new public art program featuring 11 original, site-specific art installations located throughout all terminals (before and after security). Transforming LAX’s public spaces are diverse, mixed-media artworks created by 45 Los Angeles-based artists that include sculptures, murals, video installations, drawings, photographs and paintings. The public is welcome to visit LAX for self-guided tours of “Influx” which will remain on display through Dec. 31, 2013. For more information about “Influx” and a free downloadable map, visit http://www.lawa.org/newsContent.aspx?ID=1765.
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Everyone needs a new car from time to time. It looks like it’s time for President Obama to get a new limousine. Although a specific launch date has not been announced yet, a recent report states that the government is looking into replacing “The Beast” with a newer model. The Secret Service is in the process of choosing a limo that meets all of the strict specifications for the Commander-in-Chief’s new ride. So far, they have not decided which limo maker to go with, but it is evident that Cadillac and Lincoln are competing for the contract. Read more at: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2013/7/2/New-Presidential-Limo-is-Coming-7715086/