GALLERY—It was the home of the legendary Ascot Park (AKA Los Angeles Speedway). The first home of Datsun in America. It’s the birth place of import tuners from across the Pacific rim. Gardena, California can add another automotive badge under its belt: It’s now the headquarters for Carroll Shelby International. The Gardena headquarters is also the site of the annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show, which celebrated its third one this past weekend. LA Car was there to capture the Cobras, Mustangs, Daytonas, Raptors, Tigers and various other life forms on display at the Figueroa Street facility.
LA CAR REPORT—I’m spending another Sunday at the mansion. No, I don’t live in a mansion, I’m just visiting for one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated automotive events of the year, the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance. This is the sixth annual Concours to be held at Greystone. Combine fabulous automobiles with a historic mansion, lushly landscaped grounds, good food and adult beverages and you have a springtime event that is certain to please just about anyone.
GALLERY—Ford has its Fabulous Fords Forever. Chevrolet has the Classic Chevys of Southern California. For Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles, it’s the All Toyotafest. Sponsored by the Toyota Owners and Restorers Club (TORC), the event has gained the strong support of Toyota Motor Corporation and its Lexus and Scion divisions. This year, Toyotafest celebrated its 20th anniversary, and LA Car was there at the Queen Mary parking lot with digital camera in hand.
GALLERY—The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach came and went, but the images are indelibly etched. Editor John Grafman took it all in—the whole Grand Prix enchilada. We pick 46 of his indelible images to showcase what happened during Grand Prix weekend in Long Beach, California during April of 2015.
LA CAR REPORT—A parade. It’s what you never want in a race, but that’s what happened Sunday in Long Beach in a race that had just one caution period. The lead was swapped at the beginning and five times altogether amongst four drivers. And the whole thing took just an hour and 37 minutes, almost unheard of for Long Beach. The race has only run caution-free three times in its history, the last time in 1989. Brian Kennedy reports.