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SRT Viper Promotes Rush Movie

By   August 29, 2013

SRT Viper Promotes Rush

SRT Viper Promotes Rush

Recently, the SRT Viper got its first American Le Mans victory since 2000. At one time Vipers dominated the endurance racing series, but getting back on top has taken a bit of work. However, the performance wing of Chrysler is hoping that this success will continue.

It is fitting then that a brand with a racing pedigree would be used to promote the new racing film, Rush. The Ron Howard film about F1 racing in the 70’s will be promoted on the SRT website and social media accounts.

Perhaps even more fitting is that the No. 91 race car will be used to promote the film in the American Le Mans series. The added promotion will be seen on the car in the race this weekend.

Rush opens in theaters on September 27th and should get a lot of racing fans going to see it.

Let us know what you think of SRT promoting Rush in the comments.

Press Release

Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand today announced it is teaming up with Universal Pictures in the United States to promote “Rush,” a Ron Howard biographical action film based on the true story of Austrian Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and his return to racing after a 1976 crash that almost took his life. The movie opens nationwide Sept. 27.

SRT will help promote the movie to its fans at racing events, via the brand’s website – www.driveSRT.com – where “Rush” movie stills can be viewed, and on the brand’s social media channels.

“SRT owners and fans are genuine auto and racing enthusiasts,” said Beth Paretta, Director – SRT Brand and Motorsports Marketing and Operations, Chrysler Group LLC. “Every aspect of performance vehicles and motorsports is part of their DNA, and they’ll love the action and adrenaline of ‘Rush,’ the story of one of the greatest rivalries in Formula 1 racing history.”

The SRT brand has added graphics from the film to its No. 91 Rush SRT Viper GTS-R race car that competes in the GT Class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Upcoming ALMS events where the SRT motorsports team will compete include the Aug. 31 Grand Prix of Baltimore Presented by SRT weekend and the Sept. 21 Circuit of the Americas race in Austin, Texas.

In its first ALMS event appearance Aug. 11, the “Rush”-sponsored No. 91 Viper GTS-R race car driven by Marc Goossens and Dominik Farnbacher road to victory in the GT Class at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc.The win was the first for a Viper in ALMS competition since 2000.

About SRT
The Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots.

The SRT vehicle lineup features five vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. The 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8 and new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT are joined by the SRT flagship 2013 Viper and Viper GTS models which are making their highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market.

Ferris Bueller Ferrari California Spyder Up For Auction In Monterey

By   August 14, 2013

Ferrari California Spyder Replica from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferrari California Spyder Replica from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Ferrari California Spyder is an incredible and rare car. Because of how rare the car is for the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off a replica was built. The famed replica will be up for auction as part of the Pebble Beach Automotive Week. The car will be auctioned off by Mecum Auctions along with 750 other collector vehicles.

This car is one of three cars used in the filming of the movie and may be the only one still in existence. Normally replicas don’t get a huge amount of money at auction, but for a car used in an iconic movie it may fetch a decent price.

How much do you think the Ferrari California Spyder replica will fetch at auction? Let us know in the comments below.

Press Release

Mecum Auctions will offer more than 750 classic and collector vehicles at the fifth annual Daytime Auction at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey this weekend, and among the hefty and impressive lineup is a true celebrity. The famed Ferrari California Spyder Replica from the ‘80s classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will cross the block on Saturday as Lot S163.

As the actual car used in the filming of the movie, it was built by Neil Glassmoyer of Modena Design and Development to perfectly suit the vision of Director John Hughes. One of only three built for the filming of the movie, this might be the only surviving example.

“They gave us four weeks to build the movie cars,” recalls Glassmoyer. “I always say we built two and a half cars; two were interchangeably used as Hero and stunt cars and one was a rolling fiberglass shell that was used in the destruction scene. This car was actually intended for the stunt work, but both saw action, and both wound up with broken front suspension bolts because the big jump scene took nine takes between the two cars.”

Fully restored by Glassmoyer, this movie-star car is now being offered directly from the original builder at The Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey this Saturday, Aug. 17. Glassmoyer himself will be onsite and available for interviews and to answer questions about the car.

Mecum’s Monterey auction will open daily at 8 a.m. Portions of all three days will be broadcast live on Discovery’s Velocity Network, and as always, Mecum will present a live stream of the entire auction at www.mecum.com. Mecum’s website is updated each day with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list for the Monterey auction or for more information, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.