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SPORTS SEDANS SET TO ROAR WITH IN PIT LANE

20. April 2016

SPORTS SEDANS SET TO ROAR WITH IN PIT LANE

In Pit Lane is delighted to welcome the Australian Sports Sedan Association as it’s naming rights sponsor for the remainder of our first series in 2016. The new sponsorship will promote the Riverside Racing Victorian Sports Sedan Championship right across Melbourne & Geelong on Australia’s most watched community TV station C31 Melbourne as well as […]

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SEMA BOSS TAKES ON THREAT TO U.S MOTORSPORT

18. March 2016

SEMA BOSS TAKES ON THREAT TO U.S MOTORSPORT

SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting has testified before a U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Oversight Subcommittee, urging the group to continue allowing street vehicles to be modified and converted for motorsports competition. Kersting joined President of National Speed Sports News Ralph Sheheen, lawmakers and legislative experts at the hearing, which examined how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on converting emissions-certified vehicles into racecars would impact the racing community. “The EPA’s new interpretation of the law puts racing and the motorsports industry into jeopardy,” said Kersting. “SEMA is urging Congress to adopt a measure that would eliminate any uncertainty now and in the future about how the Clean Air Act is interpreted, and make it clear that the law allows emissions-certified street vehicles to be modified and converted for competition use.”

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WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING?

15. March 2016

WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING?

Do you sell to the motorsport, or high performance auto sector? Do you want prime-time free to air television exposure every week? And would you like it for FREE? IN PIT LANE Australia's longest running prime time motorsport show is offering naming rights sponsorship for season two 2016. (September-November) And if you sign up now you'll get the rest of season one FREE. That's up to 20 weeks of primetime television exposure plus the remainder of 2016 on the In Pit Lane website. Now in it's 20th year on air, IN PIT LANE features News and Features from all over the motorsport world. From local State based racing through to Formula One.

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IN PIT LANE KICKS OFF 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 9:30 MARCH 2

22. February 2016

IN PIT LANE KICKS OFF 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 9:30 MARCH 2

Australia's longest running primetime motorsport show "In Pit Lane" returns to Melbourne's C31 for an historic 20th year at 9:30pm March 2. Produced by RMITV Student Television, In Pit Lane will once again bring viewers right across Melbourne the latest news, gossip and insights into the world of local and International motorsport. Beginning in 1996, In Pit Lane has provided young Australian motorsport talent with the opportunity to reach out to fans and sponsors and given exposure to events and forms of the sport otherwise ignored by mainstream media. Local motorsport events like the Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships, local Hillclimbs and Drag Racing have all gained valuable primetime television exposure thanks to In Pit Lane. Hosted by Brett Ramsey, In Pit Lane also showcases young local music talent with live music each and every week. "We love to have local bands and musical acts in every week" said Brett. "it's a great showcase for a lot of really great talent out there, and it really pisses off a lot of boring old people who really should be in bed by that time." The show has also been a great real world training ground for young people looking to move into the the morally bankrupt and ultimately heartbreaking world of mainstream television production. "Bad television doesn't produce itself" said Brett. "It just looks like it. That's all part of the magic." The programme is currently in a desperate hunt for sponsorship, but Brett is hopeful that some positive news on that front may soon be announced. Failing that several banks and gambling establishments with less than satisfactory security arrangements are being carefully cased. In Pit Lane can be seen every Wednesday night on Melbourne's C31 as well as online via the C31 website across Australia at 9:30pm from March 2 until the money runs out. Oh anybody know where we can buy a cheap gun? -----

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20 YEARS OF IN PIT LANE: Come Along For The Ride

9. February 2016

20 YEARS OF IN PIT LANE: Come Along For The Ride

In 2016 In Pit Lane celebrates a record 20 years on air, and here's your chance to be a part of it. Screened every week in primetime on Australia's most watched community television network, C31 Melbourne, and live online to the World, In Pit Lane has for two decades featured the most diverse, eclectic and entertaining range of motorsport news and guests on Australian television. From Formula One Superstars to the future stars of the vibrant Australian Karting scene, In Pit Lane brings it's loyal fans all the motorsport news, action and opinions that mainstream media ignores. If it has an engine, and it races, In Pit Lane has covered it. Circuit Racing, Drag Racing, Speedway, Rallying, Off Road Racing, Hillclimbs, Power Boats, Radio Control and Slot Cars. In Pit Lane have covered them all. Our line up of guests is a who's who of local and international motorsport stars including legends like Peter Brock, Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jack Brabham, Vern Schuppan, Murray Walker, Jenson Button and many more F1, Le Mans and local legends. In Pit Lane has also shot stories from great racetracks and events around the World like, Le Mans, Goodwood, Dijon, the Autodrome de Montlhéry, Macau, Hampton Downs and even Ordos in Inner Mongolia. To celebrate our 20th year with a new series starting in the first week of March, In Pit Lane has a range of sponsorship and supporter packages to spread your message via the most effective communications media in history. PRIME TIME FREE TO AIR TELEVISION

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ON THE ROAD: NAIAS Day Two, Lincoln’s New Look & May The Force One Be With You

13. January 2016

ON THE ROAD: NAIAS Day Two, Lincoln’s New Look & May The Force One Be With You

Day 2 of the North American International Auto Show has just wrapped up. Acura gets sleek, sexy with Precision Concept, Lincoln strives to deliver on luxury with a new look Continental and Fisker unveils the 700+ BHP VLF Force 1 V10 supercar after lawsuit against Aston Martin. For the big stories of the day check out today's "AutoNews Now"

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ON THE ROAD: SUV’s still big news Stateside and new from Infiniti , Lexus and Ford’s new Hi-Tech FordPass

13. January 2016

ON THE ROAD: SUV’s still big news Stateside and new from Infiniti , Lexus and Ford’s new Hi-Tech FordPass

Honda's new pickup. Kia's new SUV concept, Hyundai intros new Genesis and new models for Infiniti, Ford and Lexus. Check out Automotive News First Shift show from the floor of the NAIAS.

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ON THE ROAD: NAIAS Day One, New offerings from Chrysler, Volvo and Chevy

12. January 2016

ON THE ROAD: NAIAS Day One, New offerings from Chrysler, Volvo and Chevy

Day one of the 2016 North American Auto Show. A new van from Chrysler is a car to wear your J-Lo glasses with, A new Bolt from GM and Volvo's S90. All the news from the opening day from AutoNews Now.

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BUICK UNVEIL NEW REAR DRIVE CONCEPT: Is this the new Commodore? (No)

12. January 2016

BUICK UNVEIL NEW REAR DRIVE CONCEPT:  Is this the new Commodore? (No)

strong>Buick have revealed the Avista concept at this year's North American International Auto Show. The Avista is a 2+2 coupe powered by a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6 driving the rear wheels. “The Avista embodies the dynamic soul of Buick,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “It is a modern expression of the brand’s heritage of sophisticated performance, communicated with beautiful elegance.” The Avista’s uninterrupted body lines stretch front to rear, suggesting motion – resembling Buick’s design language introduced on the Avenir concept and carried into production on the 2017 LaCrosse. The absence of conventional B-pillars between the doors and rear side windows enhances the flowing profile. “There is elegant simplicity in the Avista’s surfaces, which speak to the purity of the car’s performance, and a timeless beauty that’s a hallmark of Buick design,” said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director Global Buick Design. “It was designed to capture the spirit of the perfect drive.”

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FORD NAMES ITS WEC LINE UP

5. January 2016

FORD NAMES ITS WEC LINE UP

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing have today announced an impressive line up of drivers for their attempt on the 2016 World Endurance Championship. Marino Franchitti, Stefan Mücke, Olivier Pla and Andy Priaulx will drive the all-new Ford GT in the GTE-Pro class in the series which includes the World's most famous Sportscar race the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Ford is running two cars in the WEC as well as another two in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The two teams will come together for a four-car effort at Le Mans to help Ford celebrate the fifty years anniversary of its historic 1-2-3 finish. “Make no mistake, we are racing to win,” said Dave Pericak, Ford Performance global director. “To compete at this level you need the best car, the best team and the best drivers, and we have selected Stefan, Olivier, Andy and Marino to drive the Ford GT to take on the best in the world.”

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