JDM (and USDM) in the LBC
2017 Japanese Classic Car Show

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AUTO EVENTS— With the Queen Mary and the Long Beach skyline as the perfect backdrop, the 13th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show once again brought together an impressive collection of Japanese classics. LA Car’s newest contributor, Kenneth Chiu, comes on board with a recap of one of SoCal’s most beloved events.

RETRO-RACER
The Shelby GT350 Mustang Lives!

Shelby GT350 by the Original Venice Crew

From the Original Venice Crew’s website: “In 1964 Shelby American started with a “K Code” 65 Mustang 2+2 and converted Ford Motor Company’s mild mannered Mustang into a heart pounding, fire breathing racer that dominated road race circuits all over America.” Editor Stokes was invited to the little coming out party that the Shelby folks threw recently for the latest iteration of the indelible, indefatigable Shelby Mustang … half a century after the first ones blew an equal number of minds and track records … here’s his personal take on this powerful pony …

ONCE A CLASSIC, ALWAYS A CLASSIC
2017 Monrovia Auto Show – Where the Classics and the Hot Rods Come to Show-Off

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AUTO EVENTS—Fortunately, there are also a few cars that show up to each show that you know were special when they were first built, were treated as such throughout their lives, and sometimes have been lovingly reborn through the restoration process. Such was the Best-In-Show winner at this years Monrovia Car Show.

A MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL
Scenes from the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

GALLERY—People flock to the scenic Monterey Peninsula from all over the world to see some of the most historically prominent automobiles in the world gathered for Monterey Classic Car Week. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the only event during the week where vintage race cars do what they were originally designed to do – race! LA Car’s Albert Wong was there to visually capture this automotive Monterey pop festival in all its glory.

PEBBLE BEACH
Concept Cars from the Concours d’Elegance

GALLERY—In tandem with the competition between extraordinary historic automobiles, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is also host to some of the world’s most anticipated concept cars and new car debuts each year. The 67th Concours was no exception. Albert Wong certainly thought so, and shares his thoughts in these visual vignettes.

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