Category: Must Reads

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#TBT: The Petersen Museum on Ten Movies Co-Starring Volkswagen Classics

#TBT: The Petersen Museum on Ten Movies Co-Starring Volkswagen Classics

Our friends over at the Petersen Museum have issued the latest edition of #TBT, which lists 10 appearances by classic VWs on the silver screen. Editor’s Note: #ThrowbackThursday is a weekly release by the Petersen Automotive Museum, which covers aspects of Volkswagen that are historic and intriguing. All content and photos are courtesy of the...

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Vintage Automobile Racing in the Time of Virus

Vintage Automobile Racing in the Time of Virus

This past weekend hosted what is possibly the first vintage racing weekend since the onset of COVID-19, as over 100 cars descended upon Buttonwillow Raceway. VARA (the Vintage Auto Racing Association) held the its 25th annual “British Extravaganza” at Buttonwillow Raceway, near Bakersfield, this past week end (May 16-17) … the event was thought to...

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LACar Contributor Harold Osmer’s Stunning 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Was Nationally Featured

LACar Contributor Harold Osmer’s Stunning 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Was Nationally Featured

Harold’s period-correct 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 was featured as the cover photo on an article written by Autoweek. Notes below by Harold Osmer. If you obtain a fully restored, period correct 1966 Ford Galaxie 500, you will be confronted with drum brakes, three-speed transmission, and woefully inadequate climate control system. Nostalgia can take you only...

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7 Mother’s Day Gifts for Car Loving Moms

7 Mother’s Day Gifts for Car Loving Moms

Moms are endlessly busy, commuting from errand to errand in her trusty car. Why not get her something to make life easier in her mobile office? Moms are superheroes. They can do just about anything with the exception of flying (which would make their jobs much easier). So, rather than soaring above congested roads on...

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10 Car Movies You Should Watch If You’re Stuck at Home

10 Car Movies You Should Watch If You’re Stuck at Home

While this quarantine drudges on, here’s a few excellent car movies to keep you sane during the stay-at-home orders. By now, you’ve probably exhausted just about everything on your favorite streaming service. Binging ‘The Office’ four times through is probably enough. We’re all car people here, what about something that revolves around the automobile? Here’s...

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Painting Panels: How One LA Artist Perfects His Craft By Using Automotive Paint

Painting Panels: How One LA Artist Perfects His Craft By Using Automotive Paint

“Automotive paint is the medium; aluminum sheet metal is the canvas. This passion for art is intertwined with a love for restoring vintage automobiles… They are one.” – Julio Ramos Julio’s website: https://www.juliojramos.com/ EVENT INFORMATIONWhat: Julio Ramos Art ExhibitionWhere: Cal America, 1137 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90024When: March 7, 2020 6-9pm Meet Julio Ramos. Julio owns Mulholland Motorsport in...

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Tesla.. and Mr. Musk

Tesla.. and Mr. Musk

Hector Cademartori does great artwork, we all know that. When asked for his contribution for the LACOTD-article Hector created a great piece of art, as well as an article on his thoughts. A snippet of his thoughts were included in the LACOTD-article, but we figured his article deserves its own post. I’m not into electric...

 

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