AUTO EVENT—The Mecum Auctions (surely you’ve seen one on television … right … way cool cars, trucks, motorcycles, even man cave memorabilia all being paraded across an open stage in front of a raucous crowd, each barely slowing down as they cross from left to right, only to pause for what seems split seconds with an auctioneer shouting, cajoling, challenging, and quite unsubtly suggesting prices that ratchet show on a gargantuan overheard scoreboard that flashes the current bid in bucks, euros, and two or three other basic world currencies) were just in town.
GALLERY— By it’s unique exterior appearance, one would probably never know that the Petersen Automotive Museum was once a classic multi-level Los Angeles department store. Now, instead of clothing, home goods and linens, each floor is filled with some of the most beautiful and desirable automobiles ever created. Some of them are perfectly restored daily drivers that you may have parked in your very own garage, while others are rolling works of art bearing some of the most revered names in the automotive world. Such is the case with the current exhibit at the Petersen, The Art of Bugatti.
LA CAR REPORT—“I look forward to the Japanese Classic Car Show every year. The quality of the cars, the inclusive vibe, and the postcard-like backdrop of the Long Beach shoreline and the iconic Queen Mary make JCCS a unique gem of a local car show. That’s saying something in SoCal, the land where neither cars nor coffee need to hibernate for the winter.” Story by Glenn Oyoung. Pictures by Glenn Oyoung and Albert Wong.
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.