NEW CALIFORNIA DRIVING LAWS FOR 2016

LA CAR REPORT— Every year, new laws take effect but many people don’t learn about them until they get pulled over and ticketed for them. So, hey, let’s be a bit proactive here, and get to know the new laws before a violation sucks some big bucks right out of your pocket. Unless otherwise noted, these new laws and changes are effective January 1, 2016. Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry reports.

DINING DETROIT
Where to eat during the Detroit Auto Show

LA REPORT— Are you planning on hitting the NAIAS this January? The cars’ll get your motor running, so sooner or later you’re going to need to fuel-up your body. Eric Noble, Mike Dovorany, Bob Martin and Maeva Ribas provide some suggestions for those looking to follow the excitement of cars and carpet with worthy food and drink. Spoiler alert: The reviews here can and will make you salivate!

FORD GT
How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans

Ford’s GT40 is hardly without its chroniclers. Any racing vehicle this iconic, this successful, this recognizable, all but demands multiple views from a wide range of angles; and this beautiful new book, “FORD GT” for short, is surely one of the best of them. Here, the talented teaming of Preston Lerner (words) and Dave Friedman (photos and first person recollections) have joined forces to delve deeply into the saga of Ford’s most famous racing car. Doug Stokes reviews the book.

THE MOTOR PRESS GUILD AWARDS
Lifetime Achievement Award to Doug Stokes

LA CAR REPORT—The annual Motor Press Guild Awards, held at the Petersen Automotive Museum, spanned the trending new as well as the test of time. Micah Muzio of Kelley Blue Book represented the new, earning the Dean Bachelor Award for his video review of the 2015 Polaris Slingshot. Representing the test of time was LA Car’s own Doug Stokes, who earned the MPG Lifetime Achievement Award. Managing Editor Zoran J. Segina reports.

ALL ROADS LEAD TO DETROIT
The Motor City Gears Up for the 2016 North American International Auto Show

AUTO SHOW—“All Roads Lead to Detroit” is the theme of the upcoming 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). And, with the start of the Press Preview days on January 11th, an estimated 5,000 media professionals from over 60 countries will have traveled to Detroit, making it the center of attention in the automotive world. 2016 marks the show’s 28th year as an international event and what is considered the most important auto show in North America.

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