REVIEW—The world of tires is a bit like the latest, trendy beverage. There’s a whole lot of hype, and you don’t really know what you’re going to get until it’s too late. We gathered a set of three curiously interesting tires. Pirelli came to play with the P-Zero Run Flat tires. Yokohama is touting its new Advan Neova AD08 R. The final player is Bridgestone with the RE-11. After conducting a direct back-to-back comparison of the products, here are the results and our real world driving observations. To keep this as fair as possible, we use the supremely competent installation of CEC Wheels in Los Angeles.
LA CAR REPORT—The Long Beach waterfront was the perfect setting to pay homage to cars, trucks and motorcycles from the Land of the Rising Sun. Whether you’re interested in first-wave classics, recent vintage modifieds, or next-wave tuners, there’s a little something for everyone. In addition to a wide range of vendors, most of the major Japanese auto manufacturers also brought both their museum classics and their latest models soon to hit the streets. Sean Spear was on-hand to collect some pictures and stories from the day.
LA CAR REPORT—As LA Car wrote about in Every Street Rod Tells A Story, seven friends got together on Father’s Day 1984 and formed a club centered on their common love of Street Rods. The club, Street Rods Forever, went on to found and operate the annual Monrovia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show, now celebrating its 25th event. Sean Spear reports.
LA CAR REPORT—Dick Guldstrand, “Goldy” left us last night I was just told. If I can say anything about him it was that he was just about the most honest person that I’ve ever met. It was really more a form of humility, but it was even more than that, Dick was a supremely civil individual who was modest about his accomplishments and always seemed more enthusiastic about the achievements of others.
LA CAR REPORT—LA Car announced that seasoned journalist, publicist, and one-time race car driver Doug Stokes is its new editor. The former International Kart Federation director, MPG MilePost editor, and Mickey Thompson, LA Grand Prix, Honda, GM and Perris Auto Speedway publicist will take the helm of the Southern California publication, effective September 1, 2015. Here’s a brief biography of Doug.