Category: Car Events

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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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J is for Japanese

J is for Japanese

Petersen Automotive Museum – “The Roots of Monozukuri” and “Fine Tuning” Like AMEX, membership at the Petersen Automotive Museum has its privileges. One of those privileges is getting a jump on the crowds whenever the Petersen unveils a new exhibit. Still fresh off its head-to-toe remodel that ended in late 2015, the world’s pre-eminent automotive museum...

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1932 Studebaker Indianapolis Special

1932 Studebaker Indianapolis Special

A survivor from the heyday of the Junk Formula, as written by Len Frank and first published in Motor Trend, November 1984. There’s always someone out there who knows better; one whose range of information runs from murky memory and faulty hindsight through layers of prejudice (called “informed opinion”), finally making leaps to conclusions that, considering this...

 

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