LA Car Reports


ALL ABOUT THE CLASSICS
OC Childhood Language Center Benefit

EVENT—Automobile enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to visit one of the most notable private car collections in the region, all while supporting kids in need. Ted Segerstrom (of Orange County’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts fame) hosted a benefit for the Orange County Childhood Language Center on Saturday, May 9th at his private museum, located in Irvine, California.

CONCOURS IN THE HILLS OF BEVERLY
Greystone Mansion Concours D’Elegance

LA CAR REPORT—I’m spending another Sunday at the mansion. No, I don’t live in a mansion, I’m just visiting for one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated automotive events of the year, the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance. This is the sixth annual Concours to be held at Greystone. Combine fabulous automobiles with a historic mansion, lushly landscaped grounds, good food and adult beverages and you have a springtime event that is certain to please just about anyone.

TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
A Glamorous Parade

LA CAR REPORT—A parade. It’s what you never want in a race, but that’s what happened Sunday in Long Beach in a race that had just one caution period. The lead was swapped at the beginning and five times altogether amongst four drivers. And the whole thing took just an hour and 37 minutes, almost unheard of for Long Beach. The race has only run caution-free three times in its history, the last time in 1989. Brian Kennedy reports.

TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
The road to the Indy Lights

LA CAR REPORT—A driver doesn’t just show up and strap into the big, heavy, powerful, and beautiful thing that is a modern IndyCar. He, or she, works up to it. So how do you get onto the road to Indy? By taking the “Road to Indy”. So how do you get onto the road to Indy? That’s the story behind the Indy Lights and this year’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Brian Kennedy reports.

BLOWN AWAY
Ford’s EcoBoost Challenge

LA CAR REPORT— LA Car’s Doug Stokes was invited out to nearby Santa Anita Park for a preview of the 17-city Ford EcoBoost Challenge.* We had a great time tasting and testing Ford’s latest (and may we say greatest) adventure into the world of boost. No, not the geriatric nutrition supplement, we’re talking turbo-charging here. Using the engine’s own (usually wasted) exhaust gas to spin a small turbine that pulls more air into the engine than it can suck in by itself, thus making more horsepower.

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