Ancala West opens new Texas Club Chapter

Located in Austin, Texas, the new chapter joins founding members in Scottsdale, Arizona and club members in Newport Beach, California.

As with all chapters, there are no membership dues or fees, or other requirements to join – just positive attitudes and a passion for sports cars and fast toys.  The chapter in Austin will host club events at the new Circuit of Americas track located near the Austin airport.

 

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The new Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder delivers 770 hp, beginning with a 4.6-liter V8 making 570 hp, and topped off with two electric motors that add 200 hp more. One electric motor adds pull to the front wheels, while the other pushes the rears. To keep it locked to the road, a seven-speed PDK is mounted upside down to lower the center of gravity.

The 918 hits your neighborhood Porsche dealership (assuming you live in the right Porsche neighborhood, that is) on Sept. 18, 2013 with a starting price tag of $845,000,

Favorite Cars among Ancala West Club Members

Here’s a list of the top ten favorite cars belonging to Ancala West Sports Car Club members, along with the sticker price

        1. Bugatti Veyron – $1.7 million
        2. Porsche Carrera GT – $500K
        3. Lamborghini Reventon – $1.6 million
        4. McLaren F1 – $1 million
        5. Ferrari Enzo – $1 million
        6. Aston Martin Vanquish – $260K
        7. Maybach 62 – $400K
        8. Koenigsegg CCXR – $1.3 million
        9. Rolls-Royce Phantom – $350K
        10. Pagani Zonda C12 F – $700K

AW Sports Car Club meet this Saturday @ 4 pm

Scottsdale Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show – This Saturday from 4-8pm

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At the McDonald’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Classic Car Show in and around McDonald’s from 4-8 pm

Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show

9175 E. Indian Bend

Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Celebrating over 20 years! The perfect destination to meet Ancala West Sports Car Club members, see classic cars and motorcycles.  An average night showcases 250 to 500 cars and up to 150 motorcycles. Free.

Little Fauss and Big Halsy

Here’s a sleeper motorcycle buddy movie starring Robert Redford and filmed in part near Phoenix, Arizona. Little Fauss, an amateur motorcycle racer (played by Michael J. Pollard), hangs out with Halsy Knox (Redford), a professional motorcycle racer.
Halsy, who was barred from the race tracks for drinking before racing, forms a dysfunctional partnership to allow Halsy to race under Fauss’s name, while Fauss served as his mechanic.
Their partnership is broken when wealthy society dropout Rita Nebraska (Lauren Hutton), attends a race and hooks-up with Halsy.
At the end of the movie, the men race against each other at Sears Point International Raceway. Halsy’s motorcycle breaks down, and leaves the track, hearing the announcement that Fauss has won the race.

Car theft statistics from broken down by city and model.

Rank (by density)/ Metropolitan / Vehicles Stolen
Source: Auto thefts by cities 2009; National Insurance Crime Bureau

1. Laredo, TX 1,792
2. Modesto, CA 3,712
3. Bakersfield, CA 5,530
4. Stockton, CA 4,479
5. Fresno, CA5,875
6. Yakima, WA1,525
7. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 26,374
8. Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,440
9. Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 10,706
10. Albuquerque, NM 4,815

Rank / Year / Make / Model

Source: Auto theft by model 2008; National Insurance Crime Bureau.

1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1989 Toyota Camry
4. 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup
5. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
6. 2000 Dodge Caravan
7. 1996 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
8. 1994 Acura Integra
9. 1999 Ford Taurus
10. 2002 Ford Explorer

NASCAR Confirms 2012 Sprint Cup Calendar

NASCAR announced their 2012 Sprint Cup Series calendar. NASCAR will confirm the dates for next year’s Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series at a later date.

2012 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SCHEDULE:

2/18 Daytona International Speedway (Shootout)
2/19 Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 Qualifying)
2/23 Daytona International Speedway (Duel)
2/26 Daytona 500
3/4 Phoenix International Raceway
3/11 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
3/18 Bristol Motor Speedway
3/25 Auto Club Speedway
4/1 Martinsville Speedway
4/14 Texas Motor Speedway
4/22 Kansas Speedway
4/28 Richmond International Raceway
5/6 Talladega Superspeedway
5/12 Darlington Raceway
5/19 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (Charlotte Motor Speedway)
5/27 Charlotte Motor Speedway
6/3 Dover International Speedway
6/10 Pocono Raceway
6/17 Michigan International Speedway
6/24 Infineon Raceway
6/30 Kentucky Speedway
7/7 Daytona International Speedway
7/15 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
7/29 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
8/5 Pocono Raceway
8/12 Watkins Glen International
8/19 Michigan International Speedway
8/25 Bristol Motor Speedway
9/2 Atlanta Motor Speedway
9/8 Richmond International Raceway
9/16 Chicagoland Speedway
9/23 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
9/30 Dover International Speedway
10/7 Talladega Superspeedway
10/13 Charlotte Motor Speedway
10/21 Kansas Speedway
10/28 Martinsville Speedway
11/4 Texas Motor Speedway
11/11 Phoenix International Raceway
11/18 Homestead-Miami Speedway

Bonhams to Auction Arthur Fonzarelli’s (Henry Winkler) 1949 Triumph Trophy TR5 Scrambler

One look at the iconic greaser Fonzie in Happy Days, and one most likely hears the famed "ayyy," an expression that became synonymous with the term "cool."

Sure, this made the Fonz cool on Happy Days, but there was also the motorcycle factor. Arthur Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler) rode a 1949 Triumph Trophy TR5 Scrambler Customer in the hit television series, the bike the perfect match for Fonzi’s garb, which was spawned from The Wild Ones (Marlon Brando), the iconic cult motorcycle film.

And now, that Triumph Scrambler which was owned off-screen by Bud Ekins, is on the block; the TR5 Scrambler Custom will be auctioned off at Bonhams Classic California Sales at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles Nov. 12.

Bonhams says: "Taking an old Triumph in his collection, (Ekins) simply removed the front fender, replaced the handle bars and spray painted the tank silver and, violá, the Fonzie bike was born. Of course, no one had any idea of just how popular the show would become or the magnitude of fame Winkler’s character would achieve."