LA Car Reports


ICON
Reimagining the iron horse in Chatsworth

LA CAR REPORT—We saw a new definition of the word ICON today. As members of the Motor Press Guild, a number of LA Car staffers were invited to a luncheon meeting at the ICON works in Chatsworth for a unique opportunity to meet the main man, Jonathan Ward, and be treated to his delivering an easy-going master class in design theory and implementation that would not have been out of place if spoken to a third year class at Art Center. Doug Stokes reports.

OPEN HOUSE AT THE SEMA GARAGE
Beyond the SEMA Show

LA CAR REPORT—Our newest LA Car Editor-at-Large, Glenn Oyoung, gives us his insider’s impression of SEMA’s recent open house in Diamond Bar, California. Even though it was an industry event and not open to the public, Glenn seems to have really gotten the vibe about SEMA and its work to promote and protect the car hobby for everyone.

PAYING 27 CENTS A GALLON
On National Collector Car Appreciation Day

LA CAR REPORT— The second Friday of July is National Collector Car Appreciation Day! In celebration, Hagerty’s Insurance set up a retro gas station in Beverly Hills. Car hops serving coffee and donuts were a hit while attendants cleaned windshields. Full service flashbacks abounded as smiling, happy people pumped gas at vintage-correct prices for your vehicle. My 1951 pickup came in at ten gallons for $2.70 total bill.

SUPER PERFORMANCE AT SUPERFORMANCE
The Motor Press Guild pays a visit to Irvine’s Superformance

LA CAR REPORT—The Motor Press Guild (MPG) held its monthly luncheon at Superformance in Irvine, California. After an introduction by our very own editor Doug Stokes, Superformance CEO Lance Stander gave a colorful overview to the assembled journalists. Everyone had the best seat in the house because the presentation was done inside Superformance’s showroom, and we were invited to hear it “drive-in” style, sitting inside one of the many beautiful MKIII Shelby Cobra replicas. Glenn Oyoung reports.

AN ARCADIAN IN KING ARTHUR’S KART
Karting at CalSpeed in the Auto Club Speedway

LA CAR REPORT—LA Car’s Glenn Oyoung knows a thing or two about the world of automobilia. Every month, he organizes Arcadia’s cars and coffee event, Carcadia. He’s also the driving force behind Arcadia’s Turn3 Creative and Superstrada Design. But even Glenn got a heap full of schooling when he entered the world of karting at the Calspeed course, located on the grounds of Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Mr. Oyoung tells the tale.

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