GALLERY—The near record-breaking heat was no match for the coolness of the cars that showed up for the 24th Annual Monrovia Hot Rod, Custom Car & Motorcycle Show this past Saturday. Cars for all tastes were present, but as always, the street rods took center stage. Historic Myrtle Avenue in Old Town Monrovia served as the perfect backdrop for the show, with the street’s businesses opening their doors for attendees looking into some shopping opportunities, or just the chance to escape the heat with a cool beverage.
GALLERY— Back in 1995, it started as a fundraiser to build a soccer field. Since then, it’s become the world’s largest one-day automotive event. It’s the Woodward Dream Cruise, and it draws 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars. On Woodward Avenue, the dreams continue onward unbroken. The cars and spectators come from all corners of North America as well as places as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the former Soviet Union to take part in the cruise down Woodward Avenue in Detroit. As is the case every year, our man in Michigan, Mark Dapoz, was there to freeze frame the event.
LA CAR REPORT—Celebrating Beverly Hills’ centennial, “100 Years of Horse Power” is the theme for the 2014 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. A free-to-the-public event each year on Father’s Day, the featured automotive marque for this year’s Concours is Maserati. Editor-at-Large Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry was on hand to capture the moment on camera and keyboard.
GALLERY— While our hometown may have felt a little letdown by a certain horse in a race in New York the day before, a different type of ‘California chrome’ shined brightly this past Sunday at the San Marino Motor Classic. LA Car was on hand to once again document this impressive showcase for Brass Era, Depression Era, and Post War collectible cars. Lacy Park in San Marino, California served as the grassy stage for approximately 270 classic and modern cars, with a viewing audience of nearly 5,000 spectators.