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.
AUTO SHOW—Detroit was in a polar vortex, but that didn’t stop the automotive aficionados from going to the most important show of the western hemisphere—The 2014 North American American International Auto Show. These were not mere grease monkeys, these were arctic monkeys—engine engineers, car crafters, exhibiters, exhibitionists, and journeying journalists—braving the snow, sleet, wind, and freezing temperatures for a glimpse into the future. We turned to our NAIAS correspondents. While the weather may faze most, for Motown Merlo and Detroit Dapoz, it’s just another fine day in the land of Lions and Tigers.
GALLERY—Our report on the Detroit show, otherwise known as the North American International Auto Show, looms. In the meantime, we want to showcase 24 perspectives on the new Toyota FT-1 concept that just debuted. If you think Toyota is all about conservative styling, be prepared to have your notions blown away. Some are calling this a three-handkerchief design: arguable the best design to come out of Toyota since the 1967 2000GT and one to bring tears to your eyes.