EVENT—It’s Southern California’s first auto show of the model year. That alone made the 2015 Model Orange County International Auto Show worth the price of admission. It’s all about the new cars. And the OC show had plenty of that—new cars, a number of high-end exotics, over 100 test drive opportunities, electric vehicles and more. The show draws from a very big crowd—Orange County and Long Beach. Here are 50 scenes from the show at the Anaheim Convention Center.
EVENT—It’s been 10 years since the first Japanese Classic Car Show. When Japanese cars first arrived on American shores back in the 1950s and 60s, no one could have predicted they would one day rise to collector status. But that is exactly what happened. And on September 27th, we saw a collection of the pioneering Toyota Coronas on display as if they were still in 1965, along with an array of groundbreaking Datsun 510s, a contingent of Honda 600s, the first rotary-powered Mazda, the beautiful Toyota 2000GT, and the rest of the automotive cast from the other side of the Pacific pond at the port of the Queen Mary.
AUTO SHOW— While the general public may know Mr. Shelby as the crafter of fast cars, the attendees at the Second Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show were also able to learn about the philanthropic exploits of the man as well. Both parts of Mr. Shelby’s legacy were celebrated at the event, which took place at the future home of the Carroll Shelby Automotive Museum in Gardena, California.
AUTO SHOW— Beautiful San Marino will once again serve as the epicenter of the Los Angeles Region Classic Car community as it hosts the fourth annual San Marino Motor Classic. This concours-level event will take place on Sunday, June 8th at Lacy Park; located at 1485 Virginia Road, San Marino 91108. Gates open at 9:00 am.
GALLERY—After flirting with Arizona and Nevada, the Southwest’s biggest celebration of little cars returned to Southern California. It gave birth as the Weird Little Car Show by small car aficionados in Arizona. Today, it’s called the Southwest Unique Little Car Show, and the 34th annual event took place at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona. The SWULCS has grown into a one-and-a-half-day event, with a little car cruise, and a dinner and awards program after the show. Here are 40 scenes from the show.