June 12, 1989 |
Mercedes, which left Le Mans in tragedy 34 years ago, returned victorious Sunday as Joachen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens led a 1-2 finish in the Le Mans 24-Hour race. West Germany's Mass finished the race as the team covered 3,271 miles, an average of 137.5 m.p.h., over the 8.41-mile circuit. The Mercedes finished five laps ahead of the car driven by teammates Mauro Baldi and Gianfranco Brancatelli of Italy and Ken Acheson of Great Britain. Another Mercedes finished fifth.
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April 21, 1986 |
Werner Ruegger could have arrived home from work with a wallet stuffed with thousands of dollars. Instead, he won't get much more than a thank-you note. The 40-year-old West Los Angeles man was driving home from his office in Marina del Rey on Friday night when his 1984 Peugeot was rammed from behind as he waited at a stop light.
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October 29, 1987 |
A Laguna Niguel judge Wednesday limited the driving hours of Gary Haw, who is accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist while at the wheel of a speeding Porsche and then pretending his father was the driver. At first, Municipal Judge Pamela Iles told Haw that she was suspending his license indefinitely "until I know more about this case." But Haw's attorney, Paul Meyer, said that "would drastically reduce my client's ability to earn a living."
November 15, 1986 |
Not only does LaMarr Hoyt, the San Diego Padres pitcher, face from 60 days to one year in jail and possible expulsion from major league baseball after pleading guilty Thursday to drug charges, but he'll be without his wheels. Hoyt's car, a 1986 Porsche 944 seized after the pitcher tried to cross the U.S.-Mexican border with an assortment of pills, is now the property of the U.S. Government.
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August 6, 1987 |
Police arrested one youth and sought two others suspected of firing shots into a man's car on Interstate 5 in Irvine on Tuesday night, ending a wild chase that began in northern San Diego County. In another shooting on the same freeway Wednesday, a Buena Park computer software consultant swerved in front of a yellow Porsche in the Santa Ana area to avoid hitting a disabled car and was fired upon by the Porsche's driver, the California Highway Patrol said.
July 31, 2010 |
The town that produces some of the world's most expensive and luxurious sports cars is a staid hamlet with weedy, trash-littered stretches. Every workday, Porsche assembly line worker Anton Deutschitsch drives his Hyundai past its casinos and Lotto stores, catering to those a little less skilled or lucky. He's grateful that he's kept his job of 32 years, helping put together nimble Boxsters or sleek Carreras, but knows he could end up among the less fortunate at any time.
May 13, 2002 |
Colorado was 34-0-1 during the regular season when leading after two periods, but has twice lost leads against San Jose in their Western Conference semifinal playoff series. The Sharks scored three goals in the third periods to win Game 5 (5-3) and Game 3 (6-4). * "I'm called a dirty player. I should have the same rights as guys like Steve Yzerman and Jaromir Jagr. What happens if I break my neck on that play?"
December 8, 1987 |
Porsche has spent millions of dollars positioning its product as a car that's sexier than sin. But a few days after the stock market crash, ad man Tom McElligott began to wonder if Porsche ads needed a tad less spark and a smidgen more fact. After all, some potential Porsche buyers suddenly needed practical reasons for buying the costly car.
September 13, 2013 |
It's a scenario we've all encountered. One beautiful woman is chasing you in a helicopter, while another sits next to you in your brilliant white Lotus Esprit. The bullets are flying, the road is ending, and somehow you, James Bond, need to get yourself out of this sticky situation in one piece. So you drive the car off the nearest dock into the drink. Such was the scene in the 1977 film "The Spy Who Loved Me," starring Roger Moore and a unique Lotus that transformed into a functioning submarine.
March 12, 2014 |
The classic car market continued to cruise in high gear over the weekend at the annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Nearly $67 million worth of rare machinery changed hands at auction while a pair of lesser-known, ultra-rare marques took home the show's most prestigious trophies. The Amelia concours event has been held on the Florida island every year since 1996, and has donated over $2.25 million to charity in that time. Although not quite on par with the Pebble Beach auto week held in August, the Amelia event is considered one of the more prestigious classic car shows in the U.S. This year, attendance grew to more than 29,000 people -- up from 25,000 in 2013 -- and featured 325 cars on display during the show, organizers said.