GALLERY—It’s ESPN’s X Games Los Angeles 2012, and it happened right in downtown Los Angeles’ L.A. LIVE venues and event spaces, including STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Event Deck at L.A. LIVE and the new downtown rally car street circuit with the debut of the Big Air ramp on Chick Hearn Court. Editor John Grafman was there covering the event for LA Car. Here are some early glimpses captured on camera.
GALLERY— Dana Point, California was the epicenter of automotive heritage and luxury during the 29th Annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, June 22-24, 2012, on the Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. The three-day celebration featured an art exhibition, Vintage Automobile Auction by EG Auctions and more than 250 classic cars competing in the Concours. Editor John Grafman was there to cover the show, and offers these visual glimpses of what it was all about.
AUTO REVIEW—It wasn’t long ago that Jaguar seemed to spend more time in the repair shop than on the road. That changed when it brought down the hammer with its suppliers for more reliable parts, and exchanged their old steel bodied models for lighter, more rigid aerospace-styled aluminum ones. The XK convertible changed into a stunning 2+2 sports car with all of the road-going attributes of its GT competition. Arguably the most electric of all Jaguars, the 2012 XK generates real excitement with its sexy looks and excellent road handling abilities.
AUTO SHOW— Once again, it’s time to return to fashionable Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, an annual free-to-the-public event held each Father’s Day. A wide variety of vintage automobiles, race cars and motorcycles line Rodeo Drive between Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards, as do a variety of shiny new cars placed here to tempt potential car buyers.