You couldn't swing a camshaft without hitting a Corvette at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Chevy was celebrating, in no particular order: the 60th anniversary of its iconic sports car; the rolling unveiling of the new C7 Stingray; the first-ever public peek at the C7R race car; an almost-unprecedented gathering of great Corvette race cars from all eras; and a ginormous gathering of the Corvette faithful tearing around the track in all models of screaming, roaring American muscleVettes, few with silenced exhausts and many emblazoned with all or part of the American flag. Is this a great country or what?
The Audi RS3 arrives - a year after we expected it
This took a bit longer than we expected. Back in September 2009 we reported that Audi would be taking a very hot A3 – the Audi RS3 – to the Frankfurt Motor Show. We heard that courtesy of an Audi dealer in Cape Town who Tweeted that they were looking forward to seeing the Audi RS3 at Frankfurt.
International auto shows are mixed blessings. On the one hand, we love seeing what's going on in other markets; on the other, we hate being tempted by cars that will never, ever make it stateside. In Tokyo, it's tiny, toylike econoboxes.