LA CAR REPORT—Every year, for the past 19 years, motorsports artist and LA Car Contributing Editor Hector Cademartori has done a collage with the winners of their major races for California’s Auto Club Speedway. For its 20th anniversary, Auto Club Speedway has commissioned Hector to put together a poster of all the winners—and the Speedway has documented its creation in a video. Doug Stokes reports.
McLaren teams more than just cars and camaraderie by providing its exotic 570GT sports car entry in the inaugural Drive Toward a Cure lifestyle/charity rally April 28-30 to CEO Carrolee Barlow of the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center. The weekend event raises funds for Parkinson’s disease www.drivetowardacure.org and will include two simultaneous rallies meeting in Paso Robles, California #2drives1cause
EVENT—’Girls in the Garage’ is a series of free hands-on automotive workshops for women held about once a month at El Camino College in the South Bay. The workshops were created in 2010 by auto collision repair instructor Pati Fairchild to help women feel more confident around cars, and to encourage them to enroll in automotive classes that lead to a college degree and a lucrative career.
LA CAR REPORT— Not long ago, Reed Berry had an opportunity to meet Doug Herbert, NHRA Top Fuel driver and founder of B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a driver safety program designed for young drivers. Doug saw the need for a course that taught teens and their parents the importance of safe, responsible driving. Reed Berry reports.
AUTO REVIEW— I wonder how Santa Fe got its name. I have to assume that a couple of Hyundai executives were driving through New Mexico and after going thorough cities like Alamogordo, Albuquerque and Truth or Consequences, they arrived in Santa Fe and came up with the perfect name for a crossover SUV. Okay, so that story probably has nothing to do with how this vehicle was named but, much like a scenic drive through the Southwest, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate is nice to look at and once you’re in it you’ll want to stay a while. Reed Berry reports.