GALLERY—Ford has its Fabulous Fords Forever. Chevrolet has the Classic Chevys of Southern California. For Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles, it’s the All Toyotafest. Sponsored by the Toyota Owners and Restorers Club (TORC), the event has gained the strong support of Toyota Motor Corporation and its Lexus and Scion divisions. This year, Toyotafest celebrated its 20th anniversary, and LA Car was there at the Queen Mary parking lot with digital camera in hand.
AUTO REVIEW—No, they’re not all high. Long before Colorado legalized marijuana, Subaru has been the most popular car in that state (for that matter, also in Maine, Washington, and Connecticut). The entire line has all-wheel drive, and the quality and reliability of its products are well-known. Harvey Schwartz reviews one of the most popular of this popular line, the 2015 Imprea 2.0 Premium.
AUTO REVIEW—Editor-at-Large Doug Stokes gives the Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring a 10 out of 10 in the category of…Dance. That puts it in some pretty star-studded territory—except that the Mazda can be had for just a tad more than the proverbial plug nickel. It’s all about the balance. Stokes explains why this one can dance with the stars.
GALLERY—The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach came and went, but the images are indelibly etched. Editor John Grafman took it all in—the whole Grand Prix enchilada. We pick 46 of his indelible images to showcase what happened during Grand Prix weekend in Long Beach, California during April of 2015.
LA CAR REPORT—A parade. It’s what you never want in a race, but that’s what happened Sunday in Long Beach in a race that had just one caution period. The lead was swapped at the beginning and five times altogether amongst four drivers. And the whole thing took just an hour and 37 minutes, almost unheard of for Long Beach. The race has only run caution-free three times in its history, the last time in 1989. Brian Kennedy reports.