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DUPONT REGISTRY: SALEEN S7 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, AUGUST 2020

By: ANDREW NABORS on August 20, 2019
Original Article: DUPONTREGISTRY.COM

Saleen S7 LM
Saleen S7 LM

Our friend Steve Saleen is calling on all S7 owners. He wants to see his creations gathered together in Monterey next year for the Saleen S7 20th Anniversary Celebration. The iconic American supercar debuted at the Monterey Historic Races back in 2000, and they have proven themselves on tracks around the world.

He said, “The S7 was immediately competitive in motorsports from day one, winning over 100 professional races at the world’s top racetracks including Daytona, Nürburgring, Silverstone, Imola, Spa-Francorchamps and the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and that was just in the first ten years of its existence”. The S7 LeMans Edition was recently introduced, and all 7 were sold before completion. The Ford V8 and twin turbos offered 1,500 horsepower with a price of $1 Million each. Thankfully, our dealers always have a few pristine examples for sale, so click the link below and make plans to join the festivities next year. We will have all the details at a later date, so stay with us for all your Saleen news.

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[Source: duPont Registry Daily]

SALEEN ANNOUNCES 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF S7

SALEEN ANNOUNCES 20th ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION OF S7 SUPERCAR IN AUGUST 2020

High-performance automaker is actively recruiting current S7 owners to participate in the world’s largest S7 gathering during Monterey Car Week 2020

CORONA, Calif. (August 16, 2019) – In August 2000 during the Monterey Historic Races, Steve Saleen unveiled an entirely original production vehicle that would usher in a new era of supercar design and performance and dominate racetracks worldwide: the Saleen S7.

To mark two decades of Saleen’s groundbreaking supercar, Steve Saleen is once again returning to Monterey, Calif. with plans to host the world’s largest gathering of S7 models and celebrate the iconic car.

Launched as “America’s first production supercar,” the Saleen S7 represented a new kind of hyper performance car that was designed for the street yet remained true to its racing origins and proved itself capable of winning on the world’s most iconic racetracks. The innovative car was designed, engineered and built by Saleen using the latest F1 racing technology, combining lightweight carbon fiber bodywork with a naturally aspirated 7-liter engine that delivered 550 horsepower and a top speed of 220 miles per hour.

“The S7 was immediately competitive in motorsports from day one, winning over 100 professional races at the world’s top racetracks including Daytona, Nürburgring, Silverstone, Imola, Spa-Francorchamps and the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and that was just in the first ten years of its existence,” said Saleen Automotive CEO and Founder, Steve Saleen. “There’s a lot to celebrate with the S7 over the past two decades.”

Today, the Saleen S7 is regarded as a modern classic, with an increasing presence at events like the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance and in the world’s most prestigious museums, car collections and auction houses. Yet, the groundbreaking S7 is still pushing the boundaries of supercar performance. Recently, Saleen Automotive introduced the S7 Le Mans edition – a limited run of seven Twin Turbo S7s built at the company’s facilities in Corona, Calif. producing an astonishing 1500 horsepower that pushes the supercar from 0-60 miles per hour in 2.2 seconds. All seven S7 Le Mans editions were sold before assembly began, at a price of $1 million each.

Saleen is actively recruiting current S7 owners to participate in a meet-up and celebration of the supercar in August 2020, during “Monterey Car Week.” Specific details will be announced soon, but the event plans to feature the world’s largest gathering of S7 models in one place and will be attended by Steve Saleen and other key figures responsible for the iconic supercar. Details for the event will be available soon. S7 owners who are interested in participating in the 20th anniversary celebrations next year are encouraged to contact Saleen Automotive directly at hello@saleen.com to register for the event and receive more information.

“Being a specialized hand-built supercar, the S7 was never a mass-produced vehicle, so S7 owners are in a fairly exclusive club,” added Saleen. “As we prepare to celebrate 20 years of our flagship supercar, we are hoping to connect with as many S7 owners as possible to join us in Monterey next year.”

For more information, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social by using on Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen , or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram.

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com.

Contacts
Media Contact:
Saleen PR – Collin Whitley
cwhitley@Saleen.com

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[Source: Saleen Automotive]

S7 TWIN TURBO (05-062) TO HIT RM AUCTIONS, MONTEREY

S7 Twin Turbo 05-062
S7 Twin Turbo 05-062

Monterey California – 15 August, 2019

2005 Saleen S7
Chassis no. 1S9SB18185S000062
Serial no. S7-05-062
www.rmauctions.com

750 bhp, 427 cu. in. DOHC aluminum V-8 with twin Garrett turbochargers, six-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel fully adjustable independent suspension, and four-wheel ventilated Brembo disc brakes. Wheelbase: 106.2 in.

  • Only 19 examples finished in Lizstick Red
  • Offered with just over 900 miles from new
  • Proudly recognized as America’s Supercar

If one were to take the badges off a Saleen S7 and ask people where they thought this car was built, the answers would be predictable. Italy would be at the top of the list, followed by Germany and perhaps England or France. Surely something this extreme, aerodynamic, and fast had to come from Europe. In fact, the S7 is American through and through.

The Saleen S7 is the brainchild of Steve Saleen, the owner and founder of Saleen Inc., a performance company known for aftermarket enhancement for Ford Mustangs along with being a formidable racing team. Unlike Saleen’s previous projects, the S7 boasts a completely unique and bespoke chassis originally developed for competition. Their racing car was followed with a series of road cars built for homologation. The S7 was appropriately fitted with an all-aluminum 427-cubic-inch V-8, which was wrapped in a carbon-fiber body. The car could sprint from 0–60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and had an estimated top speed of 220 mph. On the track, the S7R variant quickly earned the respect of some of motorsport’s most seasoned professionals, achieving class wins at both the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

However, while its impressive figures would match many of today’s premier supercars, Saleen decided that after four years of production, it was time to upgrade the already immensely powerful car. After fitting twin Garrett turbochargers, the S7 entered a league of its own. The engine now produced 750 horsepower and 750 foot-pounds of torque, thanks to 5.5 psi of boost. Its 0–60 time had been considerably shortened, dashing the sprint in just 2.8 seconds. Furthermore, its top speed increased to a mind-warping 248 mph. To ensure safe stability at those incredible speeds, the car’s front and rear diffusers were redesigned to increase the downforce by over 60%.

This Saleen S7, a Twin Turbo example built in 2005, is among the finest extant. The car was built with the optional equipment of tasteful, polished alloy wheels and a GPS navigation system. And to ensure factory condition, the car was also selected to travel in enclosed transport to its dealer. The car is just one of 19 total Saleen S7s finished in the attractive color of Lizstick Red. And to ensure the car comes with proper documentation, the owner carefully kept service records and a copy of its original window sticker. In January 2018 the car underwent a major service, including an oil and oil-filter change, flush and replenishment of the power-steering and brake fluid, replacement of spark plugs, and the replacement of ignition coils.

With a little over 900 miles from new, this Saleen is yet again ready to challenge the best of European supercars.

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[Source: RM Sotheby’s]

SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE EXPANDS U.S. & GLOBAL BUSINESS

SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE EXPANDS U.S. AND GLOBAL BUSINESS
WITH NEW FIVE-YEAR PLAN

Steve Saleen celebrates 35 years with ‘Vision 2020’ plan, establishing over 25 brand experience retail stores in the U.S.and expanding into new global markets with business partnership in China

CORONA, Calif. (July 23, 2019) – After 35 years of automotive industry accomplishments, and close to five decades of racing milestones, Steve Saleen is only just getting started.

The legendary racer-turned-automaker is celebrating the 35th anniversary of his founding of Saleen Automotive to announce “Vision 2020,” a major five-year expansion plan for the California company starting next year – which, thanks to pioneering new model launches and a global business partnership, will be the most eventful half-decade in its history.

At the core of Saleen’s future is the Saleen 1, the turbocharged, 450hp mid-engine sportscar designed in the spirit of the legendary Saleen S7, the most successful supercar in motorsports history. At a projected MSRP of $100K, the Saleen 1 delivers a “sports car with supercar credentials,” combining Saleen design and styling with racing-inspired performance.

To meet exponential growth in demand for performance vehicles in China, Saleen announced a business partnership with Jiangsu Saleen Automotive Technology, Co. (JSAT) that will help Saleen expand its footprint into growing global markets with an emphasis on China. The joint venture leverages Saleen’s world-class design and engineering expertise with the mass production capabilities of JSAT – which recently completed construction of a 2.5 million square foot manufacturing plant in Rugao City, near Shanghai.

JSAT’s world-class automated production facility has ample production capacity to cater for the surging demand for sports cars and passenger vehicles in China. The first Saleen vehicles for the Chinese market roll off the assembly lines in 2020, including an original Steve Saleen-designed and racing-inspired SUV model and Saleen 1 sports car for distribution in China. Saleen Automotive will produce the Saleen 1 at a U.S. manufacturing facility for sales in the U.S. market.

Today’s announcement by the founder and CEO of Saleen Automotive comes days after a high-profile ‘Saleen Night’ event hosted by Steve Saleen and Charles Wang, CEO of Jiangsu Saleen Automotive Technology, at the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium in Beijing. In addition to announcements by Wang and Saleen celebrating the arrival of the Saleen brand to China, the star-studded July 20 event included a performance by Chinese pop star Kris Wu and a special appearance by action movie star Jason Statham, who is a brand ambassador for Saleen in China.

The attending audience of over 24,000 people were treated to demonstration laps of the new Saleen 1 models, Saleen S7 supercar and the unveiling of the new Saleen-designed SUV model by world famous stunt driver Tanner Foust, and Saleen Cup racers Martina Kwan and Hanna Zellers. The festivities were broadcast live by CCTV to more than 100 million households in China.

For the U.S. domestic market, a key focus for Saleen in 2020 is strengthening and renewing its retail operations, increasing the number of dealers supporting the best-in-class Saleen Signature vehicles, including the Saleen S302 Mustang and Saleen Sportruck models and establishing new retail facilities in over 25 cities throughout North America. These retail locations will include company-owned and operated “Saleen Experience” stores, which provide an immersive interaction with the Saleen brand and products – plus a close look at the company’s extensive racing success and history.

Separately, the company has plans to establish multiple dedicated Saleen Original dealerships throughout North America that will provide a sales and service network for the new Saleen 1 sports car, iconic Saleen S7 supercar and other upcoming original Saleen vehicles.

Following the company’s return to motorsports in 2019 with the introduction of the Saleen Cup “arrive and drive” racing series showcasing the all-new Saleen 1 sports car, Saleen is also reinforcing its commitment to professional motorsports in 2020 with the official team entry to the GT4 series with SRO World Challenge and also introducing the Saleen China GT, which will bring the first “arrive and drive” racing series to Asia, also starting next year.

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com.

Contacts
Media Contact:
Saleen PR – Collin Whitley
cwhitley@Saleen.com

[Source: Saleen Automotive]

VIDEO: STEVE SALEEN INTERVIEW ON DRIVERS TALK RADIO

From our friends at Drivers Talk Radio.

Published on Jul 16, 2019
Drivers Talk sits down with legendary racer and vehicle manufacturer Steve Saleen for an intimate interview on his racing days and how that led to the birth of the Saleen Mustang. See pics of his infamous launch of a Shelby Mustang off a 200ft cliff, along with never before seen pics of his early racing days where he rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest racing names in the world.

Our Bring A Trailer game show “Hit the Gas or Sniffing Gas” returns and we get the results of the boys bidding on the 1973 Datsun 240z and watch them take a crack at minty 1971 Lotus Elan Sprint. Molly heads over to the Fabulous Fords Forever show and uncovers a “Hot Pants Pinto,” Sunbeam Tiger, and some other unusual Fords. Plus Drivers Talk News takes a sneak peek at the 2021 Ford F150, along with many other juicy news tidbits.

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[Source: Drivers Talk Radio]

REMARK HOLDINGS MANAGES JASON STATHAM ENDORSEMENT DEAL

REMARK HOLDINGS MANAGES ONE OF CHINA’S LARGEST ENDORSEMENT DEALS
BETWEEN JASON STATHAM AND SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE

LAS VEGAS, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Remark Holdings (NASDAQ:MARK), today announced a significant brand endorsement deal for China between A-list action-movie star Jason Statham and Saleen Automotive, one of the world’s premier sports car brands. The partnership is one of China’s most significant celebrity endorsements, with Statham’s most recent movie The Meg being the highest grossing Western movie in China in 2018.

Remark Entertainment, a division of Remark Holdings, was responsible for negotiating and overseeing the endorsement deal between Jason Statham’s representatives and Saleen’s China team. Remark Entertainment’s team managed the entire licensing period and acted as a coordination point for the approval of all campaign materials through launch phase and beyond.

“We are seeing the China market evolve and become much more sophisticated in its choice of celebrities to endorse local brands,” said Martin Patmore, Remark Entertainment’s China President. “The fit is now more important than ever when it comes to synchronizing brand values and identifying the right talent.”

“When Remark initially approached us about working with Saleen, there was a real commitment to make this happen,” said Steve Chasman, Statham’s Manager.

Charles Wang, Saleen’s Chairman & CEO said, “We knew from the outset that Jason Statham was absolutely right to promote the Saleen brand in China. Jason is incredibly popular in the market and resonates particularly well with our key demographics. Jason will very much be the focus point of our marketing strategy for the following years, which will start with our opening event this summer.”

The TV commercial, which will begin airing in China after July 20, was shot over two days in Los Angeles by the renowned Swedish director Jonas Akerlund who said, “It was an absolute pleasure to be part of this project. This is an amazingly cool car from an iconic American brand and Jason perfectly embodies these two elements.”

About Remark Holdings, Inc.
Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) delivers an integrated suite of AI solutions that enable businesses and organizations to solve problems, reduce risk and deliver positive outcomes. The company’s easy-to-install AI products are being rolled out in a wide range of applications within the retail, financial, public safety and workplace arenas. The company also owns and operates digital media properties that deliver relevant, dynamic content and ecommerce solutions. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with additional operations in Los Angeles, California and in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hangzhou, China. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.remarkholdings.com.

Media Contact:
Andrew Jennings
The Plunkett Group, Inc.
Andrew@ThePlunkettGroup.com

[Source: About Remark Holdings, Inc.]

SALEEN CUP RACING SERIES DEBUTS AT PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

S1 Cup Logo

Twelve drivers in two distinct classes competed in Portland, July 12-14, as part of an “arrive and drive” racing series showcasing the new Saleen 1 sports car

Brandon Davis of Sonoma, Calif. and Paul Terry of Nephi, Utah led 50-minute race, taking top podium finish during inaugural Saleen Cup event

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 16, 2019) – History was made at Portland International Raceway this week as California-based Saleen Automotive officially returned to motorsports with its debut of the Saleen Cup – an “arrive-and-drive” series designed to demonstrate the capabilities of its recently announced Saleen 1 turbocharged mid-engine sports car.

Brandon Davis of Sonoma, Calif. and Paul Terry of Nephi, Utah led a hotly contested 50-minute race on Sunday, July 14 as part of a shared team in the Saleen Cup “Pro-Am” class, taking top honors at the inaugural event. As one of the most successful marques in GT racing history, the Portland race marked a significant milestone for Saleen Automotive, led by legendary racing driver and high-performance vehicle pioneer Steve Saleen.

“We’re extremely proud of our Saleen Cup debut in Portland and our company’s official return to motorsports,” said Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive.

“This series serves as our platform to develop the Saleen 1 street model and it’s already proving to be very competitive on the track. We’re thankful for our team drivers and the Saleen crew for their major effort during this event and look forward to the next race in Watkins Glen.”

The Saleen Cup delivers a professional-quality racing experience, with a grid of fully prepared Saleen 1 Cup Cars featuring Iconic, Contemporary and Saleen racing liveries in bold, designer colorways. Full trackside support and hospitality amenities add to the professional-level racing experience. The cars are prepared and transported to each race by Saleen, so it represents a true “arrive and drive” series that offers a fast-tracked entry into motorsports.

A Pro-Amateur (Pro-Am) class invites experienced drivers to be among the first to spend time behind the wheel of the new 450hp turbocharged 2.2-liter, four-cylinder Saleen 1 Cup Car. The Pro-Am class debuts in Portland with eight drivers, including Martina Kwan; Brandon Davis; Paul Terry; Johan Schwartz; Zachary Lee; Bryce Miller and Drake Kemper – plus veteran driver and Steve Saleen’s daughter, Molly Saleen.

The Saleen Cup’s “Young Drivers” class presents a unique opportunity for prospective young drivers who are looking to start a career in professional motorsports. The four entries in the Young Drivers class at Portland include: Austin Riley; Cameron Lawrence; Hanna Zellers and Carter Fartuch.

Portland Results – Pro-Am Drivers Class:

First Place – (#4) Brandon Davis (USA) / Paul Terry (USA)
Second Place – (#2) Zachary Lee (USA) / Bryce Miller (USA)
Third Place – (#6) Molly Saleen (USA) / Johan Schwartz (USA)

Portland Results – Young Drivers Class:

First Place – (#12) Austin Riley (CAN) / Carter Fartuch (USA)
Second Place – (#71) Hanna Zellers (USA)
Third Place – (#9) Cameron Lawrence (USA)

The Saleen Cup is presented via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group, and runs concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Trackside tire support for the entire Saleen Cup is provided by series sponsor Continental Tires. In addition to offering prospective drivers and enthusiasts a turnkey, once-in-a-lifetime racing opportunity, the category champions in the Saleen Cup will each secure a factory seat driving in Saleen’s GT4 entry for the entire 2020 season. The Saleen Cup schedule includes four events through October 2019:

  • Portland International Raceway (Ore.) – July 12-14, 2019
  • Watkins Glen (NY) – August 30 – Sept. 1, 2019
  • Road America (Wis.)– Sept. 20-22, 2019
  • Grand Finale (Las Vegas) – Oct. 18-20, 2019

For more information on the Saleen Cup, visit www.SaleenCup.com. For more information on the Saleen 1 model, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social by using on Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen, or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram.

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com.

Contacts
Media Contact:
Saleen PR – Collin Whitley
cwhitley@Saleen.com

[Source: Saleen Automotive]