Newly appointed CEO Mike Flewitt has described buying McLaren’s cars as “ostentatious consumption,” but in China the company will try to ­appeal to genuine motor racing ­enthusiasts, rather than flashy millionaires. Of course, those enthusiasts will still likely be millionaires, with the cheapest McLaren model going for more than $550,000 and its limited edition hybrid P1 car selling for more than $2 million.But McLaren hopes to use its Formula One racing tech­nology to distinguish itself from other brands in the ultra-luxury market. Ferrari is perhaps the most-established name in that group, having sold its first car in China in 1993, and sold close to 500 in total last year across 22 dealerships. Lamborghini, meanwhile, has 19 dealerships and sold 230 cars on the Chinese mainland in 2012.McLaren’s Global Director of Sales and Marketing, Greg Levine, said at the launch in Beijing that the company hopes to sell between 100 and 200 cars in 2014, but many of its biggest fans in China have already found a way to buy one, with several McLarens pictured on the roads here long before its official launch.Another road bump could come from an expected investigation into the pricing of foreign cars. The automakers say China’s import taxes and tariffs mean prices in China can be three times more than overseas, but others say the manufacturers exploit the Chinese market through price-gouging. As yet, there are no Chinese brands that can provide an alternative to these racecars, but it may be behind the wheel where China first starts to pull level. In April, Ma Qing­hua became the first Chinese driver in history to drive during a practice session at a Grand Prix. There is still a long way to go, but Ma’s success mirrors the continued growth of motor­sports in ­China. That’s not to say, of course, that more Chinese people will be able to buy these supercars, but at least they might have some countrymen to cheer in the future.The author is a Beijing-based freelance writer. dreyermark@gmail.com

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Restaurants and chefs with roots in both New York City and Las Vegas have inspired a unique food and wine event to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy: “Start Spreadin’ the News.”
The event will take place Sunday, December 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Buy Tickets Now: $100 at RedCrossLasVegas.org, NewYorkNewYork.com/Sandy

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Auto accident victims can now receive treatment for injury-related back and neck pain at eight different locations in the Las Vegas Area.
The Neck and Back Clinics have clinics throughout the downtown and greater Las Vegas communities, including Northwest Las Vegas, Northeast Las Vegas, Spring Valley, Downtown, Green Valley Henderson, and Southwest Las Vegas.
The Neck and Back Clinics in Las Vegas, NV now offers drug-free pain management at eight different clinics throughout the greater Las Vegas community.

Sept. 22–Philadelphia is known for a lot of things, but auto racing isn’t one of them.
But Philadelphia actually is a destination for racing fans, because it’s the site of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, which illustrates the sport’s history with cars dating from the late 19th century.
The cars are the result of 50 years of collecting by noted Philadelphia neurosurgeon Frederick Simeone, who opened the museum in June 2008, after retiring from practicing medicine.

By Panoz MS Group

Daytona Beach, FL – Sports car racing fans in North America will have a “one-stop shop” for news and information on all series sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMS A) in 2014, as recently officials announced that IMSA.com will be its new online hub.

The newly acquired domain will be the online home of the United SporsCar Racing, which debuts next year as a result of the merger between the GRANDAM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patron.

IMSA.com also will include content for all IMSA-sanctioned development series, including the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama and Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin.

“The strategic acquisition of IMSA.com enables us to simplify access to digital content for all our series through one portal,” said IMSA Chief Executive Officer, Ed Bennett. “As we continue to build an exciting future for sports car racing in North America, this website will be a primary access point for our fans over the world. After all, the first letter of IMSA stands for ‘International.’ We expect it to be a daily stop for fans everywhere.”

IMSA.com will offer dynamic video and news content, social media interaction, photography and live event coverage such as live timing and scoring for ever on-track session. The website’s “IMSA TV” feature will offer selected live video streams and full-race replays 24 hours after FOX Sports’ initial telecast of each event.

The new website is currently under construction and will launch in full later this year. Current visitors to IMSA.com will arrive at a landing page providing options to visit GRAND-AM.com, ALMS, com or UnitedSportsCar.com.

The site is being built and will be maintained by New Yorkheadquartered McMurry/TMG, the country’s largest content marketing agency. McMurry/ TMG previously built and maintains ALMS.com as part of an overall digital partnership with the ALMS. NASCAR Digital Media, which manager NASCAR, com, has been a strategic partner throughout the entire process.

“McMurry/TMG has provided cutting edge digital marketing solutions for top-line clients including Nationwide Insurance, WebMD and Delta Faucet among others. Working with them over the last few years, it is also clear to us that they truly understand the online needs of IMSA, our stakeholders and, most importantly, our fans,” said IMSA President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Atherton. “We’re fortunate to have such expertise at work for United SportsCar Racing and all of IMSA’s sanctioned racing series as we go forward.”

“Once launched, the new website will serve as a tangible example-one of many to come- of how the combining of ALMS and GRAND-AM is, without question, a positive step forward for the sports car racing community, ” said Chris McMurry, an advisor for McMurry/TMG and long-time competitor in ALMS. “In every step along the way on this project, it has been clear that leadership plans to deliver more and better than ever before. “

La-Z-Boy announced it intends to acquire three La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores located in the Las Vegas, NV market, with combined revenue of approximately $11 million.
Included in the transaction are two stores in Las Vegas and one in Henderson.
According to a release, the transaction is a result of the planned retirement of the independent dealer, Steve Hueftle, who opened his first La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries store in 1988, and the mutually agreed-upon decision that transitioning the stores to a subsidiary of La-Z-Boy Inc. would be in the best interest of his employees while providing for the greatest stability and continuity of the long-standing business in the Las Vegas market.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, which occupy the upper floors of the triple Forbes Five Star hotel, announced milestone sales of 74 units comprising more than $76 million to date in 2013.
According to a release, this momentum is a testament to the resurgence of the luxury real estate market and to the proposition, product, and lifestyle afforded by Mandarin Oriental, ideally situated at the gateway to ARIA Resort & Casino and The Shops at Crystals.
“We’re excited to be at the forefront of this market momentum, which, together with our new pricing and cash incentives for quick closings, has helped us achieve an unprecedented increase in sales,” said Tony Dennis, executive vice president of CityCenter Residential.

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