FLAVOR OF LA: FOOD, CARS, LIBATIONS
Only in L.A. And what could be better? Fine food, great drink and delicious cars at CBS

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Honestly, what could be better (and more “LA Car”) than hanging around a big old Hollywood (okay, Studio City, which is adjacent to Hollywood) backlot (where they shot “The Wild Wild West”!) looking at all kinds of crazy, classic, and otherwise v. cool cars, telling tales of automotive derring-do to any and all, and being begged to sample savory food strong drink from a whole bunch of LA’s best dining establishments? Our tall, lanky guest reporter, and man of a thousand projects, Dave Wolin gives us a look and a taste.

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.

LITTLE CARS, BIG SHOW
Old Town Upland rolls with the Southwest Unique Little Car Show

GALLERY—37 years ago, it was called the Weird Little Car Show by micro car aficionados in Arizona. Since then, the name has changed (to the Southwest Unique Little Car Show), and venue has been hopping all over the Southwest. The April 2017 show was in Old Town Upland, California—surely one of the best venues for the event. LA Car went down to Upland with a tiny Fiat 500e to partake in the big show.

A VIEW FROM THE SKYBOX
Or how creating the 20th anniversary poster landed me a pass to the best seat in the house

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Motorsports artist Hector Cademartori has been commissioned by Auto Club Speedway to design and paint many of the official NASCAR and IndyCar event posters and other projects for some 15 years now… This time his work led to a seat in the ACS President’s Suite for the race.

BONJOUR! CITROËN!
The Mullin Automotive Museum presents…

If you haven’t yet been to the Mullin Automotive Museum, now is the time to visit and see the largest collection of Citroën automobiles under one roof … at least in the United States. The Citroën exhibition features cars from the entire history of the company as well as an in-depth look at Andre Citroën, featuring 46 of the world’s most historic and unique Citroëns including a number of vehicles bodied by French coachbuilder Chapron, a rare twin-engined 2CV Sahara, a Traction Avant Cabriolet and an iconic HY Van. Story and pictures by Dave Wolin.

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