Museums schedule their Father’s Day festivities

1935 Citroen 7C Traction Avant cabriolet on the floor and on the wall | Larry Edsal photos
1935 Citroen 7C Traction Avant cabriolet on the floor and on the wall | Larry Edsal photos

The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, will host a Classic Car Meet-up Saturday, June 17 at 9:30 a.m. All makes and models are welcome and car show entrance is included in museum admission.

Father’s Day at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will be held June 18 and includes the opportunity to take a family photo inside a classic Petersen vehicle, to explore engines with Hoods Up on select vehicles, and to visit the Discovery Center, where the little ones can create a trophy for Dad. Continue reading

Benedict Castle awards top concours news this week

The 1936 Mulholland Speedster and a 1930 Cadillac 452 V16 won Best of Show honors | Benedict Castle Concours d’Elegance
The 1936 Mulholland Speedster and a 1930 Cadillac 452 V16 won Best of Show honors | Benedict Castle Concours d’Elegance

The 1936 Mulholland Speedster and a 1930 Cadillac 452 V16 won Best of Show honors at the fourth annual Benedict Castle Concours d’Elegance in Riverside, California. Continue reading

Iconic California customs set for HVA displays in Washington

The McGee Roadster is the embodiment of early hot rod design | Historic Vehicle Association photos
The McGee Roadster is the pure embodiment of early hot rod design | Historic Vehicle Association photos

Three iconic pieces of California custom-car culture take center stage next month on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as the Historic Vehicle Association displays the latest vehicles to be commemorated and recorded in the HVA National Historic Vehicle Register and archived in the U.S. Library of Congress.

The privately owned cars will be shown at separate times during the month in the HVA glass case on the walkway between the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art for passersby to see and admire. Continue reading

Bookshelf: A book to enjoy low and slow

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The book cover

Just like the subject matter featured in this oversized, coffee-table book, you’ll want to go bajito y suavecito (low and slow) as you absorb the words and images presented in !Orale! Lowrider: Custom Made in New Mexico, recently published by the Museum of New Mexico Press.

The book is eye-opening on several levels. There’s the obvious one: The amazing photography of amazing cars and their owners, and of what many would consider the shade-tree mechanics — cottonwoods in the case of northern New Mexico — who transform aging Detroit iron into brilliantly painted works of kinetic art that not only move forward and back but up and down, and sometimes dramatically so. Continue reading

Sanderson Rockabilly Music and Carshow

All makes models and years welcome Great nonstop entertainment 3 Bands , Pinup Contest at 12pm with cash prizes Custom Awards Top 5 Fords, Chevys, Mopar’s, Orphans, Lowriders, Ratrods Best of Show Great food in the Diner Benefits Operation Santa Claus free to spectators and 15.00 to enter your ride and a toy donation Includes t shirt and dashplaque

Petersen curator shares his vision for museum’s car collection

Some of the classic cars recently on display in the Petersen  Automotive Museum
Some of the classic cars recently on display in the Petersen Automotive Museum

The original structure that still contains the Petersen Automotive Museum was designed by Welton Becket Associates, creators of many Los Angeles architectural icons including the art deco classic Pan Pacific Auditorium, the Capital Records building, the LAX theme building, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the city’s Music Center. Continue reading

Museums: Owls Head Vintage Motorcycle Festival

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Gathering of motorcycles at museum show | Owls Head museum photos

Known to attract antique, custom and racing bikes from all over New England, the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival and Antique Aeroplane Show takes place Saturday and Sunday. Owners of pre-1996 motorcycles are encouraged to show for free.

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Museums: The Drive Home II will start in Boston

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1957 Chevrolet Nomad, 1961 Chrysler 300G and 1966 Ford Mustang | LeMay – ACM photos

A 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, 1961 Chrysler 300G and 1966 Ford Mustang from the LeMay — America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, are set to take part in the museum’s second winter road rally, “The Drive Home: The Heritage Run.”

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Pick of the Day: 1950 Chevrolet Styleline hardtop resto mod

The period-correct sunvisor adds a sporty look to the Chevrolet Styleliner
The period-correct sunvisor adds a sporty look to the Chevrolet Styleliner

What was up with the latest Hagerty graph, which showed the quickest sales rates for collector vehicles listed on online classifieds? There were several surprises in that top 10 list, but none more unexpected than the sales success of 1949-52 Chevrolet Stylelines, which came in at No. 2.

The Pick of the Day could help answer the question. It’s a 1950 Chevrolet Styleline two-door hardtop that has been tastefully updated with modern Chevy components, and its stylish profile goes a long way in explaining the enduring popularity of these cars among collectors. Not to mention their popularity for transforming into classic lowriders. Continue reading

Whitewall Nationals

July 16th, 2016
Venue is located in The Port of Los Angeles Waterfront: Outer Harbor Berth 54 – 55 San Pedro, California 90731

We are working on a Cruise Night the Friday before the Event, stay tuned for details.

KUSTOMS Car and Motorcycle Showcase Open to Pre-78′ Warehouse of Kustoms Cars, Trucks, Vans, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Chop Tops, Roadsters, Classics, Lowriders, Motorcycles, Bobbers, Bar-Hoppers, all welcomed.
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Cycle-O-Rama World Class Motorcyle Showcase

Pin Up Contest who will be Miss Whitewall Nationals Cash prizes

Live Bands, Vendors, DJ, Pedal Cars, Live Auction

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