BOOK REVIEW—Here, and just in time for the 100th running of the 500-mile race on Memorial Day, is a wide, deep, funny, sad, trivial, triumphant and altogether absorbing collection of personal memories of the Indy 500. There are over 150 first-person reminiscences in this book, all different, but all connected by that iconic institution at the corner of 16th and Crawfordsville Road that the regulars simply refer to as, “The Speedway”. Doug Stokes reports.
GALLERY—More scenes from the 9th Annual Concorso Ferrari, hosted by the Ferrari Club of America (FCA) Southwest Region. The event brought together over 140 of the finest vintage and contemporary Ferraris for display. The free event was open to the general public and drew over 5,000 spectators who were treated to some truly historic and valuable cars. Photographs by Glenn Oyoung.
LA CAR REPORT—Old Pasadena is no stranger to very nice cars. On any given night, you are bound to see a bevy of exotic cars from Aston Martins to Lamborghinis rumbling down Colorado Boulevard or parked in front of upscale restaurants like Mi Piace. But when over 140 Ferraris are parked on Colorado that can only mean that the annual Concorso Ferrari is in town. Story by Glenn Oyoung. Pictures by Albert Wong and Glenn Oyoung.
LA CAR REPORT—The only time the IndyCar field slowed down at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday afternoon was to end the race, once Simon Pagenaud had been crowned the King of Long Beach. Otherwise, the 21-car field ran flat out for the entire 80 laps that comprised the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. That’s a total of just under 160 miles at 100.592 mph average. It was the fourth time this race had run caution-free, but the first such race since April 16th of 1984 at this track. The last all-green race in the series was in August of 2013 at Mid-Ohio. Brian Kennedy reports.
LA CAR REPORT—IndyCar qualifying is probably more of interest to the diehard than to the casual fan. This is more so true now because they’ve gone away from the single flying lap format and adopted a multi-round format. If you’re at home watching on TV, this is easy to follow. If you’re in the crowd, like those in the windswept and cool(ish) bleachers in Long Beach on Saturday afternoon, you’d probably have a tough time knowing what’s going on. (Not that the thrill of seeing the cars fly by at insane speeds would be a bad thing.) Brian Kennedy reports.