EVENT— The car is practically brand new, but the festival devoted to it is already an institution. We’re talking about 86FEST, the car show devoted to the trio of Hachi-Roku cars—the 1980s Toyota Corolla AE86 and its current-day successors, the new Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, both of which were code named the FT86 prior to production. All three have stellar reputations in drifting circles. All three are rear-wheel drive. And owners of all three converged at Irwindale Speedway on a Sunday in September, for the third annual 86FEST.
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.