David Arnold, senior vice president and publishing director of luxury magazine Robb Report, says the Champagne Suite is one of the largest hotel suites in all of Manhattan. The 5,000-square-foot triplex apartment has 15 rooms, including a dressing room the size of most New York City apartments. Thirsty? There’s a champagne cave stocked with Dom Perignon.
Following its Le Mans victory, chassis P/1046 was acquired by the Holman Moody race team and its body modified to compete in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, where it was sidelined by a crash. Intervening years saw the car trade hands a number of time until Rob Kaufmann, owner and chairman of RK Motors Charlotte, bought it in August of last year.
During a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu, Calif., last week, an early-’80s Porsche 911—clearly headed to or from the beach—zipped by. Clean and unadorned, the pre-’90s 911s are the essence of simplicity, without shiny trim, scoops, or spoilers to compromise their perfect profile. But this car, with a quintessentially West Coast Chiffon White paint job and black interior, did sport one very inapposite addition. Extending 6 feet from the sunroof and standing like a dictator in a state limousine, the driver’s surfboard wobbled awkwardly at full mast when the tiny sports car wove in and out of traffic and soon sped out of sight.
There is an alternative. Whispbar is an aerodynamic aftermarket roof-rack system developed specifically for high-end cars and SUVs—even those not equipped with factory side rails.
Despite media notions that U.S. auto loan delinquencies are accelerating, they are in fact trending flat, credit reporting bureaus Equifax and Experian Automotive said last week.
The two companies also said their data show there’s no bubble in subprime auto loans.
“From a data perspective, prime is growing faster than subprime,” Amy Crews Cutts, chief economist for Equifax Inc., told Automotive News last week. “Subprime is growing at half the rate prime is growing. For this to be a bubble, some kind of crazy period, you would think there would be more of an increase in customers coming from that [subprime] space, but that’s not the case.”