Category: Car Events

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Big Wednesday: Skip Work and Surf

Big Wednesday: Skip Work and Surf

Classic Volkswagens, sun, surf and a day off work?  The perfect recipe for an incredible Southern California day. Classic Volkswagens, sun, surf and a day off work?  The perfect recipe for an incredible Southern California day. “Big Wednesday: Skip Work and Surf”, is an annual gathering of vintage aircooled VWs.  Held the second Wednesday in August,...

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Fine Art(eon)

Fine Art(eon)

Volkswagen displays its all-new Arteon at the Petersen, surrounded by high-fashion photography exhibit The Petersen Automotive Museum is a must-see stop for car lovers. It’s a celebration of not only the priceless and interesting cars on display, but also of Los Angeles’ unique role in shaping car culture since the inception of the automobile. The Pete (as...

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Ascot Park “Kings of Speed”

Ascot Park “Kings of Speed”

California State University, Northridge Art Galleries presents  Kings of Speed: Ascot Raceway 1957-1990 August 27 – October 13, 2018. Located in Gardena California, Ascot Park Raceway ranked behind only the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Daytona International Speedway as the best-known racing facility in the country. For thirty-three years, Ascot was the busiest racing venue in...

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2018 Woodward Dream Cruise

2018 Woodward Dream Cruise

The 24th annual Woodward Dream Cruise was held on August 18, and featured an estimated 40,000 classic and custom cars. The legendary Woodard Dream Cruise is free and open to the public, and runs through 9 consecutive cities along a 16-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue, the first concrete road in the US, and which serves as the...

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond: #MOD2018

Shine Bright Like a Diamond: #MOD2018

2018 Mitsubishi Owners Day’s (#2018MOD) event gives fans a chance to celebrate all manner of diamond-studded cars at Mitsubishi’s North American HQ. On Saturday, July 14th the good people at Mitsubishi gave their owners and enthusiasts a chance to celebrate the brand with a day full of activities and a comprehensive display of Mitsubishi vehicles old...

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Petersen Museum Japanese Car Cruise-In & Super Street Meet-up

Petersen Museum Japanese Car Cruise-In & Super Street Meet-up

The Petersen and Super Street join forces once again to put on a fantastic celebration of Japanese cars. On Sunday, July 22nd the Petersen’s monthly “Cruise-in” featured all manner of Japanese (USDM + JDM for those cool kids in the know) cars, drawing fans from throughout Southern California. It’s only appropriate that the epicenter (IMHO)...

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2018 Montrose Hot Rod and Classic Car Show

2018 Montrose Hot Rod and Classic Car Show

The classics of Honolulu…Avenue that is. The avenue in Montrose, California where the 2018 Montrose Hot Rod and Classic Car Show took place, drawing crowds from near and far. Sorry, this has nothing to do with a tropical adventure to Hawaii. Honolulu Avenue is the street along which an impressive variety of unique automobiles have assembled for the...

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2018 San Marino Motor Classic

2018 San Marino Motor Classic

L.A.’s Concourse for a Cause Paul Newman’s Race cars on Display at Lacy Park What makes L.A. “car culture ground zero?” Is it that we are more into cars than anywhere else? I doubt it. More likely it’s a perfect storm of the perfect weather to preserve cars, various Southland industries booming throughout the decades...

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All Hail the King

All Hail the King

The Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show The King of Cool’s car show benefitting Boys Republic celebrates its 10th anniversary Car aficiandos and certainly passionate Gulf lovers like myself may remember Steve McQueen as the hero of arguably the best racing movie ever, Le Mans. However “The King of Cool”  had so many other memorable roles...

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Full Scale Fun

Full Scale Fun

Petersen Automotive Museum – McLaren Lego Build Day McLaren and Lego join forces to let kids of all ages put the finishing touches on their 1:1 scale McLaren 720S Weighing in at just over 2,800 pounds and sporting a twin-turbo V8 that pumps out 710hp, the McLaren 720S is truly a rocket-ship with wheels – capable...

 

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