GALLERY—37 years ago, it was called the Weird Little Car Show by micro car aficionados in Arizona. Since then, the name has changed (to the Southwest Unique Little Car Show), and venue has been hopping all over the Southwest. The April 2017 show was in Old Town Upland, California—surely one of the best venues for the event. LA Car went down to Upland with a tiny Fiat 500e to partake in the big show.
The Racing History Project, is a non-profit group that puts on special events which bring participants and fans together to celebrate past motorsports events. people, and places. There are a number of such events coming up in southern California at a great location, the Wally Parks NHRA Museum in Pomona, California.
If you haven’t yet been to the Mullin Automotive Museum, now is the time to visit and see the largest collection of Citroën automobiles under one roof … at least in the United States. The Citroën exhibition features cars from the entire history of the company as well as an in-depth look at Andre Citroën, featuring 46 of the world’s most historic and unique Citroëns including a number of vehicles bodied by French coachbuilder Chapron, a rare twin-engined 2CV Sahara, a Traction Avant Cabriolet and an iconic HY Van. Story and pictures by Dave Wolin.
AUTO EVENT—The Mecum Auctions (surely you’ve seen one on television … right … way cool cars, trucks, motorcycles, even man cave memorabilia all being paraded across an open stage in front of a raucous crowd, each barely slowing down as they cross from left to right, only to pause for what seems split seconds with an auctioneer shouting, cajoling, challenging, and quite unsubtly suggesting prices that ratchet show on a gargantuan overheard scoreboard that flashes the current bid in bucks, euros, and two or three other basic world currencies) were just in town.