McLAREN
Pioneer. Leader. Father. Champion.

“I’m thinking that this film was more than simply a nostalgic tribute to a young racing driver who started a race car company and all about character, teamwork, respect, and deep friendship. Without that, motor racing is just a bunch of cars making a lot of noise going around in circles and ending up back at the same place an hour or so later (if they’re lucky).” Our editor reviews a racing film that’s about much more than cars.

MECUM, MPG &
Rick Lorenzen’s Price Automobilia collection

LA CAR REPORT—Time travel requires finding worm holes in the space-time continuum, having a thorough understanding of the quantum physics, attaining the ability to move faster than the speed of light, mastering transportation of particles and a plethora of other technical achievements which heretofore have not even been discovered, much less attempted. For those attending the June Motor Press Guild luncheon hosted by Mecum Auctions, the time travel required a short trip down the 710, and entering Rick Lorenzen’s Price Automobilia collection in Dominguez Hills. Words by Zoran Segina. Pictures by Albert Wong.

TIRES THAT CONSERVE FUEL:
THAT’S HOW I ROLL!

Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tires

REVIEW—Needless to say, one of the most important safety features on your vehicle is the set of tires on which you ride. Weather conditions and road surfaces can vary greatly, and the tires you select for your vehicle have the task of getting you safely to your destination. Think about it – your tires are the only items on your car that operate continuously as you drive. You probably don’t listen to the radio at all times, nor do you use your heater or air conditioner daily. But your tires keep on turning, mile after mile, day after day. Reed Berry reports.

MILLION DOLLAR BABIES
RM Sotheby’s Auction at the Barker Hanger

EVENT— This isn’t Pebble Beach. Sure, Santa Monica has its share of the well-to-do, and coastal beauty, albeit mixed with contentious and escalating developments and urbanization. It also has a longtime love affair with motorcars and racing. So, the RM Sotheby’s Auction at the Barker Hanger on June 24th seemed to be everything Southern Californians could want without the hassle of going up to Monterey. Well, almost everything. John Grafman reports.

FORD TOUGH
100 Years of Ford Trucks

BOOK REVIEW—Self-confessed Chevy man Tom Gomez reviews the new book, “Ford Tough: 100 Years of Ford Trucks”, by renown automotive author Patrick Foster, and gives it two thumbs up. “Patrick has painstakingly researched the history of Henry Ford and his incredible accomplishments, pioneering not just the American automobile but the assembly line of manufacturing that is still in use today throughout the world.”

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