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.

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.

AUTO CLUB 400
The XFINITY Race: Stage They’re Going Through

LA CAR REPORT—NASCAR is one-hundred times better live. Period. The speed. The quickness of one car closing up to another. The smoke, the noise, the ways the cars crash over bumps in the track, especially at Auto Club Speedway—all of it is multiplied when you’re there. But in case you didn’t get there this weekend for the two races (300 miles Saturday and 400 Sunday—still in the future as I write this), here are some of the things you missed. Story by Brian Kennedy; pictures by Gabriela Moya.

DRIVE TOWARD A CURE
McLaren’s exotic 570GT sports car takes drive for Parkinson’s

McLaren teams more than just cars and camaraderie by providing its exotic 570GT sports car entry in the inaugural Drive Toward a Cure lifestyle/charity rally April 28-30 to CEO Carrolee Barlow of the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center. The weekend event raises funds for Parkinson’s disease www.drivetowardacure.org and will include two simultaneous rallies meeting in Paso Robles, California #2drives1cause