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MECUM, MPG &
Rick Lorenzen’s Price Automobilia collection

LA CAR REPORT—Time travel requires finding worm holes in the space-time continuum, having a thorough understanding of the quantum physics, attaining the ability to move faster than the speed of light, mastering transportation of particles and a plethora of other technical achievements which heretofore have not even been discovered, much less attempted. For those attending the June Motor Press Guild luncheon hosted by Mecum Auctions, the time travel required a short trip down the 710, and entering Rick Lorenzen’s Price Automobilia collection in Dominguez Hills. Words by Zoran Segina. Pictures by Albert Wong.

TIRES THAT CONSERVE FUEL:
THAT’S HOW I ROLL!

Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tires

REVIEW—Needless to say, one of the most important safety features on your vehicle is the set of tires on which you ride. Weather conditions and road surfaces can vary greatly, and the tires you select for your vehicle have the task of getting you safely to your destination. Think about it – your tires are the only items on your car that operate continuously as you drive. You probably don’t listen to the radio at all times, nor do you use your heater or air conditioner daily. But your tires keep on turning, mile after mile, day after day. Reed Berry reports.

MILLION DOLLAR BABIES
RM Sotheby’s Auction at the Barker Hanger

EVENT— This isn’t Pebble Beach. Sure, Santa Monica has its share of the well-to-do, and coastal beauty, albeit mixed with contentious and escalating developments and urbanization. It also has a longtime love affair with motorcars and racing. So, the RM Sotheby’s Auction at the Barker Hanger on June 24th seemed to be everything Southern Californians could want without the hassle of going up to Monterey. Well, almost everything. John Grafman reports.

FORD TOUGH
100 Years of Ford Trucks

BOOK REVIEW—Self-confessed Chevy man Tom Gomez reviews the new book, “Ford Tough: 100 Years of Ford Trucks”, by renown automotive author Patrick Foster, and gives it two thumbs up. “Patrick has painstakingly researched the history of Henry Ford and his incredible accomplishments, pioneering not just the American automobile but the assembly line of manufacturing that is still in use today throughout the world.”

ED AND SALLY SWART
Life (and Love) in the Fast Lane of Racing and Marriage

LA CAR REPORT—Our resident motorsports artist Hector Cademartori and part-time spinner of romantic sagas here covers a 50th wedding anniversary of a couple who have been not only married for quite some time, but who have been involved in motorsports for an even longer time. And the names of some pretty well-known Formula 1 drivers are involved in this one …

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