BATTLE ROYALE AT THE MAVTV 500
The Outcomes

LA CAR REPORT—“I do understand that for this sport, especially, that’s striving and pushing to come back, to be out there is important. . . . I do feel that some drivers may be better at this, but . . . it’s very important to get this sport the recognition that it deserves.”

NEW LAWS FOR 2013
New California driving laws for 2013

LA CAR REPORT—Well, it appears as though we avoided the apocalypse that some seem to think would occur in 2012, but there’s something we can’t avoid – the new laws that apply to California drivers in 2013. Each year new laws are added and some are changed and, like anything else in life I guess, some things you hear seem to make perfect sense while others make you scratch your head and ask “What the heck were they thinking?”

WHAT WOULD JAMES BOND DRIVE?
Seven cars for 007

BACK SEAT DRIVING— Poor James Bond, his Aston Martin is always getting shot at. What would he drive while that’s in the shop? Or should he even be driving an Aston, given it’s so easily identified with the agent from the Secret Intelligence Service? We asked the LA Car editors to give us their choices for what James Bond should drive. With that in mind, we give you seven cars for Agent 007—from the obvious to the outrageous.

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
Scenes from the 8th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show

GALLERY— There they stand. Cars once considered toys, now on display as if national treasures. It’s the 8th annual show by the Japanese Classic Car Show Association, and it’s become the largest old-school Japanese car event in America. Exotics like the Toyota 2000GT are there, alongside one-time everyday transportation like the Toyota Corona, Datsun 510. Microcars like the Honda 600 and Subaru 360—the first Soobie to reach these shores. LA Car was there and captured these pictures at the exhibition.

THE MASTER SNAKE CHARMER
Carroll Shelby – The Authorized Biography

BOOK REVIEW—This is the latest in a seemingly endless parade of books about Carroll Shelby. One thing for sure about CARROLL SHELBY the Authorized Biography: It is, hands-down the longest. With 550+ pages of small point type, very narrow page margins and a 13-page index that tachs out at over 2,500 individual listings from ACOC to Otto Zipper, it’s the mother of all Carroll Shelby books. LA Car readers, get ready to be Shel-shocked.