Author: Doug Stokes (Doug Stokes)

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INTERNATIONAL RACING SAFETY GEAR MANUFACTURER SHIFTS GEARS

INTERNATIONAL RACING SAFETY GEAR MANUFACTURER SHIFTS GEARS

Stand 21 Responds To Crisis…Converts Factory to Production of Surgical Masks By John Kilroy | www.eparttrade.com via Racer.com Stand 21, the worldwide supplier of driver safety gear, has put its factory in France to work making surgical masks to help address the shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Established in 1970, Stand 21 has been a pioneer in...

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NIKI LAUDA HIS COMPETITION HISTORY

NIKI LAUDA HIS COMPETITION HISTORY

All sports fans love, NO … live by numbers: days, dates, scores, top speed, laps, and so on … you know, the hard facts and exact figures that make up the fabric of competition. LA CAR BOOK REVIEW: NIKI LAUDA HIS COMPETITION HISTORYBy Jon SaltinstallForward by John WatsonPreface by Doug NyeAfterword by Kurt BergmanERVO PublishingWestrow House, Holwell,...

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MEISTER BRAUSER Harry Heuer’s Championship Racing Team

MEISTER BRAUSER Harry Heuer’s Championship Racing Team

LACar Book ReviewMEISTER BRAUSERHarry Heuer’s Championship Racing Teamby Tom SchultzForward by Jim HallPublisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books – 2019Deerfield, IL 60015 USA324 pages / 370 photosISBN: 978-1-85443-304-6$95 USD In a way, this handsome new book takes up and greatly expands the story of one of the most fabled American racing sports cars, the Reventlow Scarab,...

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LEXUS AT 30 …

LEXUS AT 30 …

A few weeks ago the Los Angeles Times ran a Business Section article about Lexus brand being 30 years old and suffering a “midlife crisis”.* Our editor-at-large has a slightly different perspective on the subject I (think) that I’ve found that sometimes doing the right thing not only works for the person (or in this...

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MICKEY THOMPSON – The lost story of the original Speed King in his own words

MICKEY THOMPSON – The lost story of the original Speed King in his own words

LA CAR New Book Information & Notes: MICKEY THOMPSON  The Lost Story Of The Original Speed King In His Own WordsAuthor: Tom MadiganForeword by: Alex XydiasFirst Edition (published 12/10/19)Hardback, 240 Pages, 8.5” x 10”150 Color and B&W photosISBN: 9780760365991Publisher: Motorbooks$50.00 US / £35.00 Great Britain Editor’s note: What follows is a publisher-supplied description of the late Tom Madigan’s last book: “Mickey Thompson –The...

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Petersen Automotive Museum: New Exhibit Honors Motorsports Legend Chip Ganassi

Petersen Automotive Museum: New Exhibit Honors Motorsports Legend Chip Ganassi

Petersen Automotive Museum: New Exhibit Honors Motorsports Legend Chip Ganassi December 14: The Petersen Automotive Museum opens: the “Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success 30th Anniversary Tribute” exhibit pays homage to the numerous IndyCar, NASCAR and IMSA racing successes of Chip Ganassi.  Reported by guest editor Stuart Rowlands … photos by author and courtesy the Petersen Museum Arrayed in...

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Robot, Take the Wheel … The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving

Robot, Take the Wheel … The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving

LACar.com Book Review Robot, Take The Wheel The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving By Jason TorchinskyForward by Beau BoeckmannApollo Publishers 2019Hardbound – 244 pagesChapter illustrations by the author$24.95 USDISBN: 978-1-94806-226-8 (Print)ISBN: 978-1- 948062-27-5 (Ebook) WIRED AND WONDERING ALOUD… Before we start this revue, I feel that I must let on to...

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SEASON’S CREATE-INGS!

SEASON’S CREATE-INGS!

LACar’s Artist Extraordinaire Hector Cademartori shows us a bit of his unique style of holiday spirit Above: Hector Cademartori holiday cards from sketch to final products and back (2019 and 2017 editions) Truth be told, LACar contributor Hector Cademartori prefers the title “illustrator” to “fine artist”; in my copybook, Hector is quite honestly both and...

 

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