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2017 Autopalooza Celebrates Metro Detroit’s Automotive Heritage

TweetDETROIT – The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) and the MotorCities National Heritage Area (MCNHA) announced the Autopalooza lineup today during a press conference at Cobo Center. Autopalooza is a series of world-class automotive cruises, races and shows throughout metro Detroit that celebrate southeast Michigan’s automotive heritage. Autopalooza 2017 will kick off with a four-day festival of ideas and innovation – Make the Future Detroit – April 27-30 at Cobo Center. The Shell-eco Marathon will return to Cobo Center as a featured element of the celebration. Students fromRead More


Los Angeles Times Announces Lineup for 22nd Annual Festival of Books

TweetLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times today announced the lineup for the 22nd annual Festival of Books, the nation’s largest literary festival, April 22-23 at the University of Southern California. The event will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator’s Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. Authors and celebrities scheduled to appear atRead More


INDYCAR: Castroneves speeds to track record, 3rd straight Long Beach pole

TweetLONG BEACH, Calif. – If two is a coincidence and three is a trend, Helio Castroneves is a trend-setter at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. With a new track record lap of 1 minute, 6.2254 seconds (106.980 mph) in the Firestone Fast Six final round of qualifying today, Castroneves (No. 3 Auto Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet) locked down his third consecutive Verizon P1 Award and pole position on the streets of Long Beach. He will lead the 21-car field to the green flag in Sunday’sRead More


Dinner to Celebrate Polish Baseball and Softball and Kickoff the 2017 MLB Season

Tweet LIVONIA, Mich. — Plenty of surprises will be showcased during a sportsmen’s benefit dinner to celebrate the 2017 baseball season. The evening will also highlight the work of the Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation which supports baseball and softball in Poland. The keynote will be Al Moran who played for Casey Stengel and the New York Mets. His topic of motivation will be, “Life Lessons Casey Taught Me.” Scheduled for Thursday, April 6th with cocktails beginning at 6:00 p.m. and hosted at the Monaghan Council Knights of Columbus BanquetRead More


WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience Brings Latest Innovations in Mobility to Detroit, April 4-6

TweetWARRENDALE, Pa. — WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience—SAE International’s completely transformed, signature event taking place April 4-6, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit—will, for three days, serve as a global nexus for mobility industry leaders, inventors and disruptors from Detroit to Silicon Valley and everywhere in-between. WCX promises a full-spectrum, full-sensory interactive experience, uniting the mobility industry’s best talent from innovation hubs around the world for active learning, high-powered collaboration and technological discovery. As car ownership and customer expectations continue to change, topics including: autonomy, electrification, connectivity, disruptive propulsionRead More


PREVIEW: Ian & Chad from A Great Big World to perform at The Ark on March 26

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ian Axel and Chad King from the pop/rock duo A Great Big World will hold an acoustic concert on March 26 at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Mich. They are best known for the hits “Say Something” and “Hold Each Other.” Musician Allie Moss will serve as the opener for that show. I spoke with Ian and Chad during an exclusive phone interview last week. First, I asked how they got started in the music business. “I met Ian at NYU, we both were studying theRead More


NASCAR Driver Joey Logano excited for the Auto Club 400 in SoCal

TweetEL SEGUNDO, Calif. — NASCAR driver Joey Logano made a stop in southern California to tour the Automobile Driving Museum on Wednesday afternoon. He was in the area to promote the upcoming Auto Club 400 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on March 26. I spoke with Logano on the phone during his visit to the museum in El Segundo. “It was a blast. I got to check out a lot of great cars that they have there and also give a lotRead More


LISTEN: Exclusive interview with NASCAR driver Joey Logano

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with NASCAR driver Joey Logano. The Penske Racing driver was touring the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, Calif. during our interview. Find out more about his experience at the museum. How excited is he to race in the Auto Club 400? What does he enjoy most about being in Southern California? Learn what he thinks about new NASCAR rules including the stages. What are his goals for the 2017 season? Get those questions answered and more.    


Subaru Debuts 2018 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show With More Elegant Styling, Upgraded Interior, New Safety Features and Advanced Multimedia

TweetCHERRY HILL, N.J. — Subaru of America, Inc., which posted its eighth consecutive year of record-breaking sales, today announced that it will debut the 2018 Legacy midsize sedan at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show on February 9th. The new Legacy features revised styling and significant upgrades to comfort, safety, and multimedia capability. In addition to major changes, myriad smaller engineering and design details throughout the 2018 Legacy enhance the driving experience. The 2018 Subaru Legacy will go on sale this summer. The 2018 Legacy, the roomiest sedan in the midsizeRead More


2017 Detroit Boat Show Preview: A Boat Show and so much more!

Tweet DETROIT — The Detroit Boat Show cruises into Cobo Center February 11-19 for the premier showcase of everything boating. But this show isn’t just all about the boats – join more than 60,000 boaters expected to attend for a full day of fun with promotions, giveaways and more! Show goers will be impressed with the premier showing of hundreds of boats under one roof with sleek yachts, runabouts, personal watercrafts, pontoons, fishing, ski boats, inflatables and more! Dozens of new models introductions will be unveiled to the Detroit market.Read More