EVENT— Where did the summer go? August gave way to September, which means fall is around the corner. Luckily for those gear heads that live in Monrovia and surrounding cities, it also means one big bash to celebrate all things hot rod before the weather turns. The 26th Annual Monrovia Hot Rod & Custom Car Show rolled into Downtown Monrovia, taking over the historic Myrtle Avenue main drag. Glenn Oyoung writes about it; Sean Spear captures the chrome on his camera.
GALLERY—It’s the crème de la crème of automotive shows. In August, the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was celebrated in Monterey, California. This year’s Pebble Beach Concours brought together 228 cars from 16 countries to the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. It also raised over $1.75 million for the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which the foundation says will benefit over 80 local charities. LA Car’s Albert Wong was there to capture its essence in 175 frames.
GALLERY—Tens of thousands of people from around the world made the annual pilgrimage in August to Monterey, California, wherein they experienced the opportunity to get next to 550 historic cars racing at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. BMW was the featured marque. Albert Wong was the LA Car photographer on hand to capture it all on camera.
GALLERY—Legend has it that carriage drivers raced along wooden planks on Woodward Avenue as early as 1848. 100 years later, Woodward Avenue became the center of street racing in Detroit. In 1994, the city mayor and a local plumber came up with the idea of a Dream Cruise. Today, it’s the largest single day car event in the world, attracting 40,000 cars and 1.5 million people. LA Car’s Detroit-born and breed Mark Dapoz was there to record the event on his digital black box. We present 80 of Mark’s views of this boulevard of unbroken dreams.
AUTO SHOW— The recent heat wave that started this past weekend did not detract spectators from heading out to Paseo Colorado and enjoying the Pasadena Police 15th Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday. The car show’s timing was excellent, as it was held on Father’s Day and in conjunction with the always-interesting Pasadena Chalk Festival. Story and pictures by Glenn Oyoung.