A (VERY) FAST FRIENDSHIP

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More a wonderful extended diary than a hardcore racing book, this one is all about the sort of kinship that motorsports once enjoyed. A movie actor picked to play a part in a film about racing simply because he looked like a racing driver to the producer, who comes under the spell of motor racing. Some forty-five years after the film debuted, Siegfried Rauch, the dashing, recruiting-poster handsome-Teutonic actor, (here with the help of writer Hans Hamer) relates a string of personal stories that seem to have happened only weeks ago… hang on while Doug Stokes takes us on a fast lap of Le Sarthe.

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Rick Lorenzen’s Price Automobilia collection

LA CAR REPORT—Time travel requires finding worm holes in the space-time continuum, having a thorough understanding of the quantum physics, attaining the ability to move faster than the speed of light, mastering transportation of particles and a plethora of other technical achievements which heretofore have not even been discovered, much less attempted. For those attending the June Motor Press Guild luncheon hosted by Mecum Auctions, the time travel required a short trip down the 710, and entering Rick Lorenzen’s Price Automobilia collection in Dominguez Hills. Words by Zoran Segina. Pictures by Albert Wong.

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.

FLOGGING IN FONTANA
Finding Chevy’s Find New Roads

LA CAR REPORT—Chevrolet chose Auto Club Speedway in Fontana to showcase its wears to the automotive press. LA Car chose ace videographer Robert Shoji to flog the fast cars, trucks and green machines at The Speedway—including the Camaro ZL1, Bolt EV, all-new Equinox, Silverado HD, Colorado ZR2 and the Corvette Grand Sport.

DOUBLE-BARRELED SHELBY SERPENT SHOW
Super Snake Pickup and Mustang Widebody

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Leave it to the Shelby American people to just keep polishing the name and reputation of their vaunted brand … We were very pleased to be able to attend the press preview that was set up for Motor Press Guild members at the Shelby American facility in Carson, California. -Stokes

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