LA CAR REPORT —What if during the Olympics you could squish together all of the track and field events at the same? Sounds crazy and confusing! Well, this is exactly what American Le Mans Series (ALMS) does in auto racing, and it is perhaps the most insane four-wheel activity out there. John Grafman reports on the ALMS races that took place at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
LA CAR REPORT — The Firestone Indy Lights, the development series which provides that final ladder on the way to the IndyCar series in open wheel racing, is on shaky ground. What else could you conclude seeing the entry list for Long Beach, which had ten cars on it as of Sunday morning? Editor-at-Large Brian Kennedy reports from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
LA CAR REPORT— It’s hard to know how to rate the last race of the weekend at Long Beach every year. For some, it’s an excuse to sit for an hour more, listen to a final roar along the shore, and allow the traffic leaving the city to thin. For others, the hardcore racing fans, it’s one more chance to watch good competition. The Pirelli World Challenge at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was that and more. Brian Kennedy reports.
LA CAR REPORT—Takuma Sato won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday, his first victory in the series and the first one ever for a Japanese driver. Also marking a first was the first time that there was no driver from one of the superteams, Andretti, Ganassi, or Penske on the podium since, by one account, 2008. Editor-at-Large Brian Kennedy reports.
GALLERY—On Route 66, just northeast of Old Town Monrovia, is the site of some of the Southland’s most amazing restorations of classic cars. From the street, the Tired Iron Works storefront is deceptively small. Once inside, however, you notice that the facility stretches back to reveal a long line of automotive treasures in various stages of restoration.