AUTO SHOW— This is not your typical neighborhood classic car show but, then again, this is not your typical neighborhood. I’m guessing that most of us don’t live in a 46,000 square foot mansion with fifty-five livable rooms on 18.3 beautifully landscaped acres with a lake and cascading waterfalls. This is Beverly Hills, and it’s the fourth annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance.
HOT WIRE—Playboy Founder Hugh M. Hefner named Raquel Pomplun, 25, the magazine’s 2013 Playmate of the Year on the garden grounds of the Playboy Mansion. Raquel, a 25-year-old from Chula Vista, California, is Playboy’s first Mexican American Playmate of the Year. Along with her title, Raquel receives $100,000 in prize money and a one-year lease on a 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE.
GALLERY—For the eighth time in eight years, Edelbrock put on a benefit car show for children’s charity at Vic’s Garage in Torrance, California. This year, however, Edelbrock is celebrating its 75th year in the automotive business. It was also the first time up for the newly created Edelbrock Family Foundation, the recipient of this year’s benefit. So the festivities were just a bit more festive this time around—even by Rev’ved Up 4 Kids standards. LA Car’s single-lens reflex camera was busy clicking along with sound of V8 rumble the at the show.