LA CAR

LA CAR

Car Culture Ground Zero

Author: Doug Stokes

Paperback Reader…

LACar REVIEW: PAPERBACK LA A Casual Anthology Volumes 1 and 2 … You know about really good LA bagels, right? You know where you can get them and, even better,…

LACar REVIEW:
PAPERBACK LA
A Casual Anthology
Volumes 1 and 2

… You know about really good LA bagels, right? You know where you can get them and, even better, you know to the nearest quarter-hour what time certain batches of them (like those beautifully aromatic Bialys) come out of the ovens at those places.

So … If you go along with what was just described above, read on, please.

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now you see it … NOW you see it!  a closer look at that car right over there …

Editor Emeritus and wise automotive sage Doug Stokes calls our attention to an ubiquitous styling cue

Editor Emeritus and wise automotive sage Doug Stokes calls our attention to an ubiquitous styling cue

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79 YEARS … 24 HOURS … and the Yanks who competed

…As much an adventure book as it is a history book and in-valuable reference guide my opinion (and I’m very pleased to be able to be in pretty early with…

…As much an adventure book as it is a history book and in-valuable reference guide my opinion (and I’m very pleased to be able to be in pretty early with this note) is that “Twice Around the Clock” is one of those unique works that quite literally reaches far beyond just being a book about American racing cars, racing car drivers, racing car teams and stats. 

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GOING SOLO (Valley Edition)

In case you missed the recent LA Auto Show there’s (yet another) new wave of upstart (er… startup) automobile manufacturers coming on-line even as the Big Three (almost in panic…

In case you missed the recent LA Auto Show there’s (yet another) new wave of upstart (er… startup) automobile manufacturers coming on-line even as the Big Three (almost in panic mode it seems) jettison their compact and sedan lines in favor of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers.

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Hot Rod Empire

BOOK REVIEW – In “Hot Rod Empire” the life and times of Robert E. Petersen are the object of talented motorsport biographer Matt Stone focus.

BOOK REVIEW – In “Hot Rod Empire” the life and times of Robert E. Petersen are the object of talented motorsport biographer Matt Stone focus.
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The Best of the Best

LACar BOOK REVIEW: “JIM CLARK – The Best Of The Best” By David Tremayne Review by Doug Stokes Jim Clark, a Scots farmer from Duns, Scottish Borders, and Berwickshire is…

LACar BOOK REVIEW: “JIM CLARK – The Best Of The Best”
By David Tremayne

Review by Doug Stokes

Jim Clark, a Scots farmer from Duns, Scottish Borders, and Berwickshire is considered by everyone who ever saw him drive a car in competition to be one of racing’s very best ever. He won two Formula 1 World Driving Championships, was the 1964 British Touring Car Champion, and won the 1965 Indianapolis 500. 

Clark raced in hundreds of sports and formula car races and was triumphant in more than half of all of the races he drove in regardless of the type of car or the venue. Jim Clark almost seemed to have some sort of magical power over his mounts.

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Your Basic Car Report: Ford Ecosport Titanium FWD – A Short Take On A Long Drive (On Three Cylinders)

Story by Doug Stokes Photographs by Doug Stokes … Here’s the deal, we asked our friends at Ford for a small cross-over type vehicle to road test over a five-day…

Story by Doug Stokes
Photographs by Doug Stokes

… Here’s the deal, we asked our friends at Ford for a small cross-over type vehicle to road test over a five-day family journey up to the cool blue beauty of Lake Tahoe.

The Blue Oval people kindly loaned us a “Lightning Blue” Ecosport with the new 1-liter EcoBoost engine … We then loaded it up with a load of personal survival gear which included nine or ten complete changes of wardrobe, eleven jackets and four vests of varying density, and a pair of shoes for just about every imaginable occasion (and some for just in case).  All in all there was enough gear aboard for close to a two month tour and that included our two dogs, and (very) heavy ice chest*.  The above all stowed aboard, we set out for the cool country.

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