Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 New York International Auto Show - Media Day

I was able to attend the first of two days reserved for press access at the 2014 New York International Auto Show on April 16th, so I made sure all of my cameras were charged up and ready to go.  I am not a professional photographer by any means, but here's my gallery from the show (if you'd like to skip to the video page, click here.  The photo gallery can be found here.):

Soleil Anadi

The first car I saw as I walked in appeared to be a customized Corvette, and to an extent, it is.  You may have seen one of these cruising through Monaco in some YouTube videos recently.  This is the Soleil Anadi, a new car from the upstart luxury sports car-maker, Soleil, based out of Milan, Italy.  They are taking the platform and engine block of the C6 Corvette and adding some luxury and Italian styling to create their own interpretation of a sports car.  The car features a 6.2 liter V8 that produces at least 650 supercharged horsepower (they are also offering a non-street legal version that will push out over 900 horsepower).  Soleil will build 25 of these machines, with three coming to the United States and each will start at $295,000.  Buyers will be able to fully customize their Anadis, with many high-end options not costing any additional funds.


Nobody knew what to expect from Maserati at the New York Auto Show this year.  They're celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year, and they recently unveiled the Alfieri concept car, which could preview the GranTurismo's replacement.  As expected, they showed up with a number of Ghiblis, which is the most easily accessible car in Maserati's current lineup.  They introduced a new special edition of the GranTurismo for New York, and it's called the MC Centennial Edition.  The car features minor exterior changes from the existing MC Stradale, but also an upgraded interior and commemorative badging (I think I just made up the word "badging").

Maserati surrounded this particular MC Centennial with speakers that played the exhaust note of the car.

2014 New York International Auto Show Media Day Video Gallery

This page is a collection of video footage from press day at the NY Auto Show.  For full coverage, click here.  For a full photo gallery, click here.

2014 New York International Auto Show Media Day Photo Gallery

I have posted some highlights from the 2014 NY Auto Show Media Day at this link.  This is a complete photo gallery from the show.  For the video playlist, click here.

2014 New York International Auto Show - Links Page

Here are the links to my photos and videos from the NY Auto Show:

Full page with opinions and information:

Complete video gallery:

Extensive photo gallery:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Caffeine and Carburetors - Sunday, April 6th, 2014

I had never personally been to Caffeine and Carburetors previously, but anytime you hear that previous turnouts include 300 SLs, McLaren F1s, Ferrari 250 Lussos, F40s, Enzos, Saleen S7s, Lamborghini Miuras etc., you make sure you get to the next one!  A few C&C guys drove up with me and below is what we saw.  It is difficult to comprehend it all.  It's also difficult to get good pictures because there's not enough time to see everything.  (Warning: this is a very extensive gallery!  Be sure not to drool onto your keyboard.)