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Scenes from the 11th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show

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.

The 25th annual Hot Rod, Custom Car & Motorcycle Show

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.

2015 San Marino Motor Classic

LA CAR REPORT—Celebrating its fifth year in San Marino, this event has matured into a full-fledged convocation for all of those attracted to the classics. Whether you’re interested in the spectacular pre-war vehicles of members of the Classic Car Club of America, notable post-war marquees from all over the world, or even hot rods, there was truly something for everyone. Perennial stalwarts of the event like Ferrari, Cadillac, Mercedes, Lincoln, Porsche and Corvettes were back in full force, but this year featured some less celebrated classes of cars.

FIA Formula E in Long Beach

NOT EVERYTHING IS WHAT YOU THINK IT IS Story and photographs by John Grafman It’s easy enough to scoff at the thought of electric race cars. It’s easy to imagine some hayseed, backwoods-type, laughing his butt off at the prospect of electric vehicles (EVs), and half-jokingly asks if these are giant-sized slot cars? All the [...]

The industry comes roaring back at the Detroit Auto Show

AUTO SHOW—Did you hear the roar? With auto sales topping 16.5 million in 2014, the mood at this year’s North American International Auto Show (AKA the Detroit Auto Show) was both upbeat and optimistic. Automakers and analysts are predicting that sales will continue to climb and reach 17 million in 2015. Yes, Detroit is on a roll. Further cementing the importance of NAIAS, is the continued resiliency of the U.S. economy the demand for cars and trucks. Here’s a summary of the top world debuts at this year’s show.

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