THE EMPEROR’S NEW CAR
2014 Buick LaCrosse

AUTO REVIEW—For some of us living in Los Angeles, it’s hard to imagine that Buick is as much of a fixture on the other side of the Pacific Rim as much as it is here. Even more so, really. That’s why GM’s design studios in China as well as North America played key roles in the formation of the latest generation Buick LaCrosse. For 2014, the LaCrosse gets a major makeover. And with it, the eyes on both sides of the Pacific Ocean are paying close attention to the details. LA Car gets a first drive in the 2014 Buick LaCrosse.

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
Q and A with GT racer Jeff Courtney

LA CAR REPORT—Jeff Courtney has created an impressive driving career since his early years. He was awarded World Challenge Rookie of the Year honors. He subsequently proved to be even more successful after moving from Touring Car to GT, joining Woodhouse Performance in the No. 99 Kenda Tires/ProMPI Dodge Viper Competition Coup. Courtney now pilots the No. 99 Kenda/RecStuff.com Audi R8 LMS. LA Car’s Ashley van Dyke got a chance to find out what this road racer is all about.

RAMBLIN’ ON
at the Automotive Driving Museum

BACK SEAT DRIVING—Driving by El Segundo’s Automotive Driving Museum, I catch the tail end of the 5th annual All AMC Car Show and Swap Meet, put together by SOCAL-AMC. It’s a good reminder that American automobiles in the last half of the 20th century is not just about Ford, Mopar and the General.

THE ART ON GREEN STREET
Scenes from the 12th Annual Pasadena Police Classic Car Show

GALLERY—Leave it to Pasadena, California to combine a sidewalk chalk art festival with a classic car show. In celebration of Father’s Day, a sea of classic cars poured into Pasadena’s Green Street, flanked on both side by more than 500 artists from all over California create hundreds of murals, using pastel chalk as their brush and the pavement as the canvas. LA Car was there to capture the artwork drawn on as well as rolled onto the pavement.

STEEL, LEATHER & LACY PARK
Scenes from the San Marino Motor Classic

GALLERY— Started as a successor to the Los Angeles Concours D’Elegance when it folded its tent in 2009, the San Marino Motor Classic at Lacy Park has truly come into its own. LA Car’s Sean Spear was on hand to document this impressive showcase for Brass Era, Depression Era, and Post War collectible cars.