Cleveland’s 2015 IndyCar Connection

Surrounded by multiple Maseratis, a bright orange McLaren, a Rolls Royce that refuses to be categorized into a single “type” of automobile and a yellow Porsche that is as equally beautiful as it is blinding, is not a bad way to spend a Friday morning – particularly when it’s being done on Millionaire’s Row. Collection Auto Group, recently rebranded as Bernie Moreno Companies, presents the foreign & luxury car lineup every year at the Cleveland Auto Show and it’s a not-to-be-missed exhibit of lavish vehicles for attendees. I spoke with Bernie about the past year of sponsorship that Collection Auto … Continue reading Cleveland’s 2015 IndyCar Connection

Fulfill Your Need for Speed at the 2015 Cleveland Auto Show

Yesterday, I had the chance to walk around the Cleveland Auto Show while they were still building the floor and setting up all the fancy cars. I only shot a few pictures because honestly, you need to see this stuff in person. Shay Hazen (@Shayzen) and I (@damienbowman) will be at the Auto Show throughout the week covering various angles of, well, wheels, but here are some of the cars you can expect to see. Mazda MX-5 Developed in Hiroshima and sold not be Mazda, but by Mozsaspeed Motorsports, sells for a cool $45,000 but is ready to race. The car … Continue reading Fulfill Your Need for Speed at the 2015 Cleveland Auto Show

Cleveland Auto Show Preview

IndyCar & Cleveland. It’s a combination that I personally, am a big fan of. The Cleveland Auto Show opens to the public today at 11am and runs through March 9th. However, the excitement kicked off yesterday at the press preview. The Collection Auto Group, with many local & national accolades for their Mercedes-Benz and Maserati dealerships, announced that they were partnering with Bryan Herta Autosport as a sponsor for the 2014 IndyCar season. As a part of this pairing, Castrol will become the primary motor oil for The Collection Auto Group. Bryan Herta, founder of the 2011 Indianapolis 500 winning … Continue reading Cleveland Auto Show Preview

Racing By Design

“They just don’t make ‘em like they used to.”  We hear this a lot nowadays… sometimes in regards to appliances, houses, or heck… sometimes it’s regarding people in general! But the reference this quote seems to most often regard, is the automobile. Now, while I can appreciate and even validate on some levels, why the automobile has perhaps, already seen it’s glory days, I don’t think it’s fair to say that automotive art is a thing of the past. I know for a fact I am in the company of many when I say that because if I were alone … Continue reading Racing By Design

Man & Machine Meet in Detroit

We are just about at the halfway point. A little less than three months since the last IndyCar race weekend and a little less than three months until the next one! We as race fans, and specifically IndyCar fanatics, have been biding our time during the offseason – last month I suggested a daytrip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for some time spent at the Hall of Fame & Museum to help with those wintertime blues, and hopefully you were blessed to enjoy the company of friends and family over the Holidays. Then of course, last weekend we sufficed our need … Continue reading Man & Machine Meet in Detroit