GALLERY— Southern California has hundreds, maybe thousands of car shows in any given year. Hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, sports cars, classic cars—you name it, the Southland delivers it in abundance. Yet, we know of only one show devoted to American Motors Corporation (AMC) cars—the Ramblers, Nashes, Javelins, AMXes, Rebels, Marlines and the like from days gone by. That’s the West Coast All AMC Car Show, and SoCalAMX just sponsored the ninth annual such show. LA Car was in Montclair, California to see a beautiful bed of these automotive rarities in full blossom.
AUTO REVIEW—The all new, second-generation Hyundai Genesis Sedan has that certain, elusive quality that sets luxury cars apart from more pedestrian offerings. Fortunately, the price of the Genesis is not too elusive—certainly below what you’d pay for the Three-Pointed Star or the Spinning Blue Propeller. Editor-at-Large Reed Berry reports on the 311 horsepower, 3.8 liter version of the new sedan.
AUTO REVIEW—It’s been a long time since an American car company offered a competitive small (midsize) pickup truck, having pretty much handed the market on a silver platter to Toyota and Nissan. Aside from the first generation Colorado, Chevy last introduced an all new pickup back in model year 1993. For Ford, it’s been since January of 1992. At long last, Chevrolet is taking the market seriously with the 2015 Colorado. Senior Contributing Editor Harold Osmer reports.
AUTO REVIEW—In the day we sweat it out in the streets with a runaway dream like the world-renowned $100,000.00+ GT-R NISMO. But many may be perfectly satisfied behind the wheel of the new 370Z NISMO Tech we just finished test driving and photographing. At $47,725.00 including destination, it’s less than half the price of the GT-R NISMO. As the flagship of the Nissan Z lineup, the Z NISMO lives up to the race-proven image of the NISMO name. And as The Boss would say, it’s born to run.
EVENT—Automobile enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to visit one of the most notable private car collections in the region, all while supporting kids in need. Ted Segerstrom (of Orange County’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts fame) hosted a benefit for the Orange County Childhood Language Center on Saturday, May 9th at his private museum, located in Irvine, California.