IRWINDALE IS BACK!
Irwindale Speedway and Drag Strip remain open under new management team

HOT WIRE—It was announced on Thursday evening that Irwindale Event Center, the home of Irwindale Speedway and Irwindale Drag Strip, will remain open and in full operation under a new multi-year agreement with a group of motorsports enthusiasts led by Tim Huddleston and Justice Brothers and the property owners.

THE GRAND TOUR LADS
Amazon Sends Promo Models to LA Auto Show

AUTO SHOWS – In a creative twist on the stereotypical booth model, Amazon sent a contingent called “The Grand Tour Lads” to celebrate the kick-off of the second season of the Clarkson, Hammond, and May show.

FUTURE PERFECT
2018 Lexus LC500h

AUTO REVIEW – In a time when fully-autonomous and fully-electric vehicles are the talk of the industry, the LC500h gives avowed holdouts who love to drive a guilt-free reason to keep your hands on the steering wheel and your foot on the gas.

NEW CALIFORNIA DRIVING LAWS
and changes for 2018

LA CAR REPORT—In 2018, the “Gas & Car Tax” is in full swing. In addition to raising gas prices by 12 cents per gallon and diesel fuel by 20 cents per gallon, it will also raise vehicle registration renewal fees significantly in 2018. Recreational marijuana use may be legal in California as of January 1st but driving under the influence of it, or using it in a vehicle, is not. Being impaired behind the wheel isn’t limited to alcohol. Here is our annual summary of new California driving laws and changes. All take effect on January 1st unless otherwise noted. Read, obey, enjoy! Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry reports.

TRIBUTE
Hector Cademartori’s Datsun Christmas Card

LA CAR REPORT—For the year twenty-thousand, seventeen, LACar’s own famed automotive artist Hector Cademartori presents “Tribute”—the Datsun Christmas card. We’ve got the card displayed as the opening graphic art on LACar’s Facebook page. Hector tells us how he made the card…

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