LA Car Reports


THE SOUND OF SUMMERS
Breaking the sound barrier in car audio

By Roy Nakano Just when you think the state of mobile audio has reached a plateau, along comes someone with an approach that forces us to bring out a word that hasn’t been used in a while: Breakthrough. That someone is Oscar-winning re-recording mixer Gary Summers, and he calls his approach “Aural Vision”. The name [...]

BUTTONED DOWN IN BUTTONWILLOW
The Shelby GT350 Track Tour…
as a racer saw it

“The editor of LA Car invited me to attend and report on the Ford performance GT350 Track Tour at Buttonwillow Raceway in Kern County, and a place that’s generally not noted for its four star resorts. But the lure of (it’s really more like his lust for – Ed.) track time always overcomes my need for creature comforts.” Dave Wolin tells the story.

1:64 SCALE OUTLAW, 1:1 SCALE PASSION
The Hot Wheels Urban Outlaw Collection

LA CAR REPORT—”Three years ago I stumbled across a YouTube video about a rocker with dreadlocks and an unrivaled obsession with vintage Porsche 911s. That was before the name Magnus Walker or Urban Outlaw really meant anything to me. All it took was one viewing of that documentary to be in awe of Walker’s passion, artistry, and his sincerity. Mattel has introduced a collection designed by Magnus Walker and the Hot Wheels design team, modeled after Walker’s very own Porsche collection. It includes a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche 964, 1978 Porsche 935, and my personal favorite, two 1956 Porsche 365As.” Glenn Oyoung reports.

PRANCING IN PASADENA
9th Annual Concorso Ferrari Turns Heads in Old Pasadena

LA CAR REPORT—Old Pasadena is no stranger to very nice cars. On any given night, you are bound to see a bevy of exotic cars from Aston Martins to Lamborghinis rumbling down Colorado Boulevard or parked in front of upscale restaurants like Mi Piace. But when over 140 Ferraris are parked on Colorado that can only mean that the annual Concorso Ferrari is in town. Story by Glenn Oyoung. Pictures by Albert Wong and Glenn Oyoung.

LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX
No Slowing Down at the Big Race

LA CAR REPORT—The only time the IndyCar field slowed down at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday afternoon was to end the race, once Simon Pagenaud had been crowned the King of Long Beach. Otherwise, the 21-car field ran flat out for the entire 80 laps that comprised the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. That’s a total of just under 160 miles at 100.592 mph average. It was the fourth time this race had run caution-free, but the first such race since April 16th of 1984 at this track. The last all-green race in the series was in August of 2013 at Mid-Ohio. Brian Kennedy reports.

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