FAST FAMILY RIDE: Toyota can claim the title of “World’s Fastest SUV” after former NASCAR driver Carl Edwards piloted a heavily modified 2,000-horsepower Toyota Land Cruiser to a speed of 230.02 mph (368 km-h) on a runway at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. “My heart was pounding,” said Edwards. NO CORPORATE SUPPORT,
NO EVENT: In just four short years, organizers were able to turn the annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance into a major critical and philanthropic success, raising more than US $300,000 for Make-A-Wish Arizona. But a lack of corporate sponsorship means that the event, which begins Arizona auction week each January, will not go forward in 2018 and beyond. (PHOTO: BOB GOLFEN)
TESLA HIGHS AND LOWS: Electric-car maker Tesla continues to deliver mixed news on its progress. The good news is that its first-quarter revenue more than doubled from the same period a year ago to US $2.7 billion, as Tesla sold a record 25,051 cars. The bad news is that in the process, Tesla lost US $330 million, far exceeding estimates and its 2016 Q1 loss of US $282 million.