LA Car Reports


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.

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.

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