Posted on Feb 5th, 2010:
NEQ Winter Driving Schools
SMC’s Art Mayhew, president of the Northeast Quattro Club, (Saratoga Region of the Audi Car Club North America) is conducting two winter driving schools, on Feb. 13 and Mar. 6. Driving enthusiasts from around the Northeast Region, Vermont, Connecticut and New York, will learn winter driving techniques on a one-mile-plus track on a frozen central New York lake. The schools consists of braking and slalom exercises, skid pad and a simulated road course.
The locations, dependent upon ice thickness, will be announced on the NEQ Website (www.neqclub.org) several days before the events. In the past, the club’s winter driving events have been held at Canadarago Lake, outside Cooperstown, and Algonquin Lake in Wells. The events are being held with the cooperation of AMEC (Adirondack Motor Enthusiasts Club), and are open to registered participants and the general public.
Posted on Feb 5th, 2010:
APR Motorsport Competes for 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
Salisbury Motor Car has been APR performance parts' only upstate New York dealer since 2003. Looking to build on 2009's effort which included 4 wins and 5 poles, APR Motorsport will be running two Volkswagen GTIs in the 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Street Tuner class, and an Audi S4, one of only two all-wheel-drive cars, in the Grand Sport class.
APR, an automotive engineering firm operating a 36,000 sq. ft. performance campus in Opelika, AL, was founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of integrity, excellence and innovation. APR provides the highest-quality aftermarket performance products available for Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen vehicles. To learn more about APR performance parts for your car, visit www.salisburymotorcar.com/apr-performance.php
Posted on Jan 13th, 2010:
SMC Sponsors Know Breaks Racing
Salisbury Motor Car is sponsoring CNY-based Know Breaks Racing, a new rally car team that in 2009 campaigned a 1988 Audi 90 quattro in some major events, including Rally New York, Rally Tennessee, and Targa Newfoundland. The team consists of co-drivers Dr. Andrew Wickline, an orthopedic surgeon (who knows breaks) from Clinton, NY; Grant Segall from Columbus, IN; and photographer/driver Steve Kurey from Dunmore, PA.
SMC's Art Mayhew found the team a car, a "rally-ready" 1988 Audi 90 quattro, and he and his mechanics prepped the car and sent the team off to Rally New York last April.
Despite rain and snow, and the team finished 15 out of 39 entrants. At Rally Tennessee, a tire blowout caused an early retirement, The 2009 Targa Newfoundland race, run in September, consisted of 1,300 miles and 5 days of timed racing over paved roads. Some sections of public roads were closed for high-speed driving, while other sections were timed transit stages. Unfortunately, a crash led to the team's DNF.
Know Breaks Racing gained valuable experience in 2009, and is looking forward to the 2010 season, when they’ll will be running a 2007 Subaru 07 Impreza WRX!
For more info on Know Breaks Racing and their 2009 season please visit:
Posted on Aug 25th, 2009:
Salisbury Motor Car Launches New Website
Salisbury Motor Car, central New York’s Audi and VW specialist, has launched its new website at www.salisburymotorcar.com. The new site has an upgraded Vehicle Showroom section that lets shoppers see more photos of the cars for sale, including interior shots, and a News section that keeps visitors informed about breaking news and events.
Visitors can view photos of their entire inventory of pre-owned Audis, VWs and other late model vehicles, schedule mechanical service or body work, get directions, order parts and read about what’s going on at Salisbury Motor Car.
Owner Art Mayhew is excited about the site’s new features. “Now, visitors to our site can get a better look at the cars for sale, with multiple photos of each vehicle, and the News section gives us the opportunity to keep visitors up to date on exciting developments here at our dealership,” he said.