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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car endurance race, around 50 championship cars past and present paraded their way through the streets of Daytona.
The oldest race car to make the parade was the 1962 winner, while the newest was from last year’s race. The parade went off without a hitch with plenty of spectators lining the streets to snap photos as racing history went by on the same streets they drive on everyday. The vehicles traveled at speeds of more than 20-mph and weather cooperated.
Truly this parade was a once-in-a-lifetime sight, with millions and millions of valued race cars sharing the road with everyday, pedestrian automobiles.
Check out a video of the parade below.
[Source: Daytona Beach News Journal]
In luxury mad China, the most coveted brand by consumers is not Rolex or Apple, but BMW. A survey conducted by Clear Asia, a consulting firm based in Hong Kong, polled 2,500 Chinese consumers about their favorite brands, and the Bavarian auto maker came out on top, ahead of the luxury watch giant and the consumer electronics firm.
BMW’s traditional rivals, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, ranked 8th and 12th respectively, with BMW’s strong brand identity credited for helping trump its German counterparts. In worldwide rankings, BMW placed 3rd, behind both Google and Apple. A Clear Asia spokesman told Automotive News that the brand is “…as sexy and confident, exciting and sophisticated”.
[Source: Automotive News]