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FLOGGING IN FONTANA
Finding Chevy’s Find New Roads

LA CAR REPORT—Chevrolet chose Auto Club Speedway in Fontana to showcase its wears to the automotive press. LA Car chose ace videographer Robert Shoji to flog the fast cars, trucks and green machines at The Speedway—including the Camaro ZL1, Bolt EV, all-new Equinox, Silverado HD, Colorado ZR2 and the Corvette Grand Sport.

AUTOFEST 2017
LA’s own automotive festivus for the rest of us, Sunday, June 25th

EVENT—Originally called the “Literature Faire”, AutoFest2017 carries on a decades-old annual LA tradition that mixes an amazing array of automotive memorabilia into one magic morning in June when memories are stirred, old friends meet, treasures are found, and automobiles in all their variations are celebrated, (and where some of us find copies of the Road & Track magazines that our Moms threw out when we were in college). Like Brigadoon, (or more “LA” perhaps a LudoBites pop-up), AutoFest is real for only one day of the year. Editor Stokes invites LA Car readers to an event that they’ll doubtless feel very comfortable attending.

DOUBLE-BARRELED SHELBY SERPENT SHOW
Super Snake Pickup and Mustang Widebody

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Leave it to the Shelby American people to just keep polishing the name and reputation of their vaunted brand … We were very pleased to be able to attend the press preview that was set up for Motor Press Guild members at the Shelby American facility in Carson, California. -Stokes

GIRLS GONE MILES
The cars preferred by new college graduates

Did you know UCLA grads favor BMWs? It’s the Chevrolet Camaro for Arizona State University grads. LA Car guest contributor Amanda Molitor takes a look at the top cars grads are dropping and the cars that they’re choosing to drive after they graduate, according to the latest transfer trends on Swapalease.com.

WHEN THE SKY SHOOK and THE EARTH TREMBLED
Can-Am Racing 1966-1973

When we talk of powerful beasts with legendary powers these days we’re most likely talking about the latest “swords and sorcerers” offerings in the theaters or on television. The beasts breathe fire, throw great roostertails of smoke and debris with their slightest move, and are fully capable of inflicting irreparable hearing damage on anyone who gets within a hundred meters or so of one of them. They are also wild, crass, finicky, potentially deadly and (if you ever could buy one) certainly expensive. And with that (above) we may have found a way to explain the legendary power and authority of Canadian American Challenge Cup racing and the real meaning of the term “unlimited”.

For our younger readers there was recently a living Can-Am history lesson on the streets of Long Beach when vintage Can-Am cars were unleashed in an “exhibition” race event to the GP that shook windows in Seal Beach and set off car alarms in San Pedro. As you’ll read in Hector Cademartori’s story, it is well nigh impossible to overstate superlatives when remembering the power and prowess of the Can Am cars and the excitement that they generated every time that they took to a racetrack during their too-short “epoch” from 1966 to 1973.

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