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D RIVENWORLD ISSUE 49, January 2014
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STORIES BY Dustin Troyan Brooks Smith Mark Llewlyn Scott Martin Jim Hunter
PHOTOGRAPHY Greg Grudt Jim Hunter Scott Martin Randy Cordero Duane Steinter
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On the Cover: â€œThe Ferrariâ€? Photo: Greg Grudt Exoticcarfotos.com
From the Editor A project is just that… a project. I like projects. Some would say that I have yet to finish one, although I have three, all in different stages of completion. From totally apart to “oh so close…” will they ever get done? I suppose it is the romantic in me that sees a car in “project form” and I want to do “something” with it. Of course, like a lot of us, a budget does restrain me to certain types of projects, which usually means…a whole lot of project. I remember my first project; Oh do I remember my first project. My 1968 Camaro. Man I love that car. Has it ever been close to completion? Well, it drove. And it was pretty darn fast. I had turned it into a gutted, pro-touring car. A modern driveline out of a wrecked Cadillac, a 6-speed transmission and a Magnuson Supercharger. Gutted and painted with rolled on boat paint, this baby was a screamer. Didn’t look like much but around 2500 pounds and a whole lot of fury under the hood, it was quite the sleeper. The reason I decided to “do” the car was that I had never “done” one. Being a car guy, I almost felt like a fraud. Naturally, I could change spark plugs and oil and tires but a car guy should know more. So, I jumped into that project and never looked back. I have learned more about cars, from my 68 Camaro. More importantly, I know the struggle. I know what it is like to do or try to do cars on a budget. I know what it is like to put a transmission in on the floor of your garage by yourself with blocks of wood and jacks. I know what it is like to problem solve and to walk away before you throw a tool or punch a wall. You have got to love cars. I have also learned how kind other car enthusiasts can be. Offering to help you. Offering to come over and push a car or teach you a thing or two. Even source used parts to help you save a few bucks to get your dream to a reality. A dream. So a few years into “doing” by Camaro, I found a 1969 Fastback, a car Heather (my wife) dreamed of owning. It took me a few months, but we made it ours. I stopped working on my car to “do” hers. That car is a real looker, but is about 75% there. Paint and body done, some big Wilwoods on, needs some chrome here and there and an interior then she would be a pretty good runner. Naturally, I would love to add a little horsepower and race-inspired suspension, but, now isn’t the time. She loves that car and it could be 110 degrees out and she will drive that over her air-conditioned car, she loves it. The funny thing about a project car is that, in my case, it never seems to get finished. Some may say that I suffer from ADD or ADHD, but like many of you I love cars. So, there is a third car that I had picked up for a song, a 67 Chevelle two-door no post car. It was/is primered and was missing an engine and transmission, and well, a lot of other stuff. But, like my other projectsI saw the potential. So, I bought it. And, it currently runs, with two seats and a primered exterior, but man is it cool!
I suppose it sounds like I have a lot of cars. As my friends would tell you, they are amazed that I feel safe driving them. They are drivers, well…if you like the smell of exhaust, the sound of rattling, wind whipping through all sorts of open and exposed body parts. Hey, the lights work and there are seat belts. Naturally, I have the best AAA coverage possible. With old cars, comes lots of tows. At least in my case. A project. So many of you have asked about the Supercar Sunday project car. There have been few updates the last couple of months. I was going to wait till the new year to get started on it. The car is currently totally apart and 100% rust-free. Actually the best condition the car has been in decades. Thank you Alan Palmer! But, a few things have changed. And for the positive, might I add. As many of you know, Heather and I were having a baby. Well, we had her! Scarlett Amelia Troyan was born on December 9th. We are over-joyed! Heather did an outstanding job through the entire process. She gave birth naturally and everything went well. Baby Scarlett weighed 6lbs 2 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. So a project. It seems like we have a new one and one that will gladly take precedence. As many of you told me, that when the baby comes, things would change, well, they have, all for the better. That being said, I have decided to postpone doing the Supercar Sunday Project Camaro. The time for that car to get done will come, now is not the time. For that matter, to finish off the other cars too. They are simply not a priority now at this time. The baby is as the family. I am sure many of you can relate and are probably smiling as you read this as it may bring back fond memories of your own.
A project is just that, something ongoing. When I told Heather my decision she made a great point, she said, “maybe the car is something you can finish with your daughter….”, now that sounds like a great idea. What an opportunity indeed. A father-daughter project. And, if she ever gets a flat tire or a car won’t start when she is older, she won’t need to rely on a man…hey, this is looking better all the time. I suppose if we have more kids, well, I have those other projects too. Even if I never get around to completing them, maybe Scarlett or a sibling might. Yes, truly an opportunity. What I would also like to do is to thank Alan Palmer for going way out of his way to assist and understanding that it is not the right time for me to do this. Alan having the car for a short period of time has the Camaro in the best condition it has been in decades. Thank you Alan for your assistance and understanding. So, a project is a project is a project. I am going to keep her primered, put the drive train back and enjoy her for how she is. And if my darling Scarlett wants to paint it pink, well, I love you, but no! Here is to a Father-Daughter project!
10th The Bugatti Annual Veyron Motor4toys Grand Sport Bernar Venet Edition Visits Charity Car Show Beverly Hills & Toy Drive Story by Dustin Troyan Photos: Greg Grudt Scott Martin Duane Steiner
The 10th Annual Motor4toys Charity Car Show and Toy Drive was a HUGE success! As I am writing this, we are still hard at it collecting toys and delivering them as well. I know many of you are curious as to our final numbers, but we will not have those numbers until January. So, please sit tight and they will be published with an overview of the entire event in next month’s issue. In this issue, I want to take a moment to thank you, all of you. You all have made the Motor4toys Charitable Foundation what it has become. We and I mean all of us, have turned a simple idea into something big and we are helping children all over California during the holiday season. I know that you share the same sentiment as me, kids are innocent and they all deserve a toy this time of year. I am eternally grateful to each and every person who has supported and continued to support Motor4toys. You all make it happen! There is one thing I am particularly proud of regarding Motor4toys. In one word, diversity. I am so proud that Motor4toys is the embodiment of the entire car community. Often people ask… “What kind of show is it?” The answer is usually, “ everything you have ever wanted to see is there.” I am so proud of the fact that we have representatives from every walk of life at Motor4toys. From us regular car guys, to celebrities to sports stars, to race car drivers, cusomizers and so on and so forth. Even people who don’t have show cars attend! THANK YOU! When the cars started rolling in…well, cars, 4x4s, exotics, imports, classics, helicopters, the Batmobile, wow! Cars from all over the state! Groups from San Francisco came down by the dozens... what a great excuse to get together and share passion and help the community too! Did I say helicopters, yes; we had three of them and ran out of space for the fourth, which had to be turned away. WOW! The 10th Annual Car Show was an outstanding success! A very speical thank you to the entire car community for supporting and making this event what it has become! We are already planning next years event and as always, we are looking to make it bigger and better. We hope you can continue to support the Motor4toys Charitable Foundation again next year and for years to come! www.motor4toys.com
A Car Guy Goes to Italy Part 3 Story & Photos by: Scott Martin
After braving the Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station (in Florence) and traveling North through the beautiful countryside for an hour by train, we arrived in Bologna. By now I was getting really excited, because besides the normal eating, drinking, shopping and sightseeing, we were finally going to the homes of Ferrari and Lamborghini, and we were in the same area as Ducati, Maserati and Pagani. Getting to our hotel by Taxi was a challenge because the whole City Center is closed to motor vehicles on the weekends. Once we unpacked, we began our 3-day exploration of the area with cameras in hand. We were immediately
impressed by the differences from any other city we have visited in Italy, or for that matter, the world. For one, the Main Square, or aptly named Piazza Maggiore was massive and the huge renaissance era buildings surrounding it were some of the most intricately detailed we had ever seen. Not gaudy, just beautifully tasteful and elegantly expressive. The other difference was the “Porticos”. These structures were included in the original architecture of the 11th century, but then individuals added more over hundreds of years to the point where they now extend a total of 28 miles around and through the city. Bologna also
has the world’s longest Portico at two miles. The great thing about the structures besides their beauty is that no two in the city are exactly alike. Since different families owned each building, they used their own taste and resources to build and maintain the structures until the municipality took over preservation in the last century. The variety and quality of cuisine is inspiring, as you would expect from an area famous for its rich gastronomic tradition. The encompassing Emilia-Romagna region includes Parma, known for its Prosciutto (ham) and Reggiano-Parmagiano cheese, and Modena, the birthplace and production area of the only “certified” Balsamic
Vinegar, plus, Tortelloni and Tortellini. There are also several popular regional wines including Sangiovese from Romagna, Lambrusco from Reggio Emilia and Modena, and Trebbiano from Picenza. After getting acclimated for a day, we took the car along a combination of the A1 Motorway, Via Emilia (The Old Roman Road) and a lot of two-lane country roads for about an hour to the small town of Sant’Agata Bolognese. All of a sudden, looking to our left was a large building with a black and gold sign with a Bull on it! Thanks to marketing-man extraordinaire Lonnie Decker, we were going on a one-on-one personal tour of the Lamborghini museum and factory. Yea, I
got to take pictures in the museum… Bummer, I couldn’t take the cameras into the production area. I probably could have pushed it with my U.S. press credentials, but who wants to be the “ugly American?” The museum is relatively small but impressive, with classic Miura’s and Diablo’s, plus multiple racing cars. I was hoping to see the 50th anniversary Egoista, but it had already been shipped off to the Arab Emirates. The Reventon almost made up for it, along with an assortment of one-off concept cars, the projected 4-door sport car and an amazing custom-painted Gallardo.
I have been in a lot of car factories and didn’t realize my wife had never seen anything like what we were going to experience. While I was thrilled to see all the processes specific to the hand-made build of the different Lamborghini models, she was absolutely amazed at how it all happened. The factory does happen to be state-ofthe-art and, while the vehicles are truly built by hand, there are tons of automated activities going on. The fact that every car is custom-ordered is amazing, especially when you see all the different color combinations and options follow each car throughout the motorized assembly line. Witnessing the finished Aventador’s, Gallardo’s and
Veneno finished at the end of the line, was a truly great experience. After thanks and more photos, we had a late lunch in Modena with all the local Balsamic, Pasta, Parmagiano and Olive Oil we could eat. Then on to Maranello, or, by the looks of it, “Ferrari town”. It was funny that wherever you looked on the streets, everything was Rosso “red” and Giallo “yellow”… buildings, signs, even people’s clothing (yes, a lot of Ferrari employees walking around.) Having missed our factory tour, we were more than happy to just cruise around the museum with our guide. Like the town outside, this looks like a Ferrari “Disneyland.” The millions of dollars’ worth of classic, collector, concept, race and specialty cars are set on multiple levels to the best possible effect. There’s even a display area dedicated to American film star Steve McQueen and his love of cars and racing. Another popular area shows the design development of the new La Ferrari Back in Bologna for another amazing meal located within a combination of Porticos, we got ready for our early morning train ride to Parma. The object was to tour both a small and large Parmagiano cheese maker and then go back to Modena for Balsamic Vinegar tasting. Ironically, our guide was replaced by someone whom, besides being an expert on the cheese, actually made the officially certified Balsamic in his home factory. We ended up having an amazing learning experience and also got to taste some 10, 20, and even 30-year-old Balsamic. While driving, we were tutored on the history and method of making ‘Parmesan’ cheese, and that’s where we found out something we did not know… real cheese of this type is actually called Parmigiano-Reggiano, and it is only made in the producing areas near Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and Bologna (all in Emilia-Romagna), plus, it is controlled by a very strict code overseen by the Italian Consorzio. We also learned that the cheese is normally aged for either 12, 24 or 36 months, with the price rising accordingly. Other information that I’m sure we’ll need someday… each wheel is 16 to 18 inches in diameter and weighs 84 pounds. The first facility we visited was interesting because everything was done by hand. It was very small and family-owned. “Mama” was in the tast-
ing room and offered us different vintages to taste sprinkled with balsamic, along with some delicious frizzante (sparkling) Lambrusco. The second cheese maker had a huge farm because they also had a large number of grass or hay eat-
ing (required) cows. We thought the storage area attached to the first factory had a lot of cheese wheels, but there were thousands aging on the shelves of this one. The 36-month cheese was so amazing that we had to buy some to bring back to
our apartment in Florence. Next on the itinerary, the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena and the aftermath of the Palio horse race, plus the wine regions of Tuscany. Until then, arrivederci!
End of an Era Story & Photos by: Jim Hunter
The other worldly shrill of 18,000 rpm pierced an unseasonably warm, humid, mid November afternoon across the rolling hills southeast of Austin, Texas. Round eighteen of nineteen Grands Prix embodying the 2013 F1 World Championship had finally arrived in Austin, the penultimate stage of what had proven to be another historical, yet controversial year in F1. F1 is a spectacle of sport, talent, technology, politics, ambition, celebrity, and
glamour. For almost two decades, the sport’s indelible signature has been the sound of the high revving engines driven in anger . . . unfathomably small displacement motors generating 18,000 rpm (down from upwards of 20K rpm in the 3.0 liter V10 era). It would be impossible to attend a F1 Grand Prix and not be captivated, if not terrified, by the ultra violent banshee scream of these cars approaching from great distance for the very first time. So to Texas hill country the F1 circus
arrived for the second time since last year’s rebirth of the United States Grand Prix. The Circuit of The Americas is a simply fantastic venue, designed by Tavo Hellmund, Kevin Schwantz, and Hermann Tilke to pay homage to several of the world’s great motor racing circuits. F1 has finally found a permanent home in the US, an undulating ribbon of asphalt worthy of the sport and the competitors who attack it’s sublime contrast of high speed flow against hard corner braking and exit acceleration.
Unique for a road course, the circuit offers unprecedented, clear, open vantage across its rolling terrain. From many seats it is possible to take in the circuit’s variety of fast, sweeping bends and wide corners designed to increase overtaking. Unfortunately, this year’s race never quite developed into the closely fought battle at the front which fans enjoyed last year. With all decided but for who would place, as Dale Earnhardt once said, the first loser behind Sebastian
Vettel and Red Bull, the unpredictability that defined the first half of the 2013 campaign was lost after the mid-season switch to more conservative tire compounds. Adrian Newey’s Renault powered Red Bull RB-9 proved unstoppable in Sebastian Vettel’s capable hands. However not all was lost for the 113,000 in attendance, as Vettel’s eighth consecutive victory made history for one season, and given the end of the V8 era, the 2013 USGP should be remembered for some
time. Thus with the conclusion of the 2013 season, F1 now enters uncharted territory. Sweeping rule changes, driven by manufacturer desire to draw marketing value between their race and road cars aimed at green power efficiency, are set to usher a new era into place for 2014. The new formula dictates 1.6 liter Turbo Hybrid “power units,” as they are called, limited to 15,000 rpm. Following Austin practice, the Scude-
ria Ferrari brain trust assembled to offer their insight on what we might expect from F1, circa 2014. Luca Marmorini, Director of Engine and Electronics at Ferrari, spoke directly to the core of the matter; “We are continuing a cycle of work that we started almost two years ago. It’s a big change. When we speak about power “unit” we are speaking about distinct components: the internal combustion engine, the turbo compressor, an electric motor/ generator that is connected to the turbo compressor, energy storage to the battery, and another electric motor like today (KERS).” Ferrari’s Director of Engineering Pat Fry added, “They’ll be reasonable changes from what we’ve been used to, from cars running in qualifying spec to running fuel and energy limiters there’s likely to make one second more difference in the pace.” Pace, however, remains only
a guess at this time. Across F1’s sixty plus year history, new regulations have been implemented at various times for various reasons, but almost always as an attempt to slow the cars down. To date, no matter whether those changes were assigned as mechanical or aerodynamic restrictions, that has never happened. The cars have always gotten faster. However, with this new focus on energy efficiency, it will be interesting to see if the engineers have finally met their match. McLaren-Mercedes’ driver, 2009 World Champion Jenson Button can only
postulate. “No one knows how they are going to perform until the first race next year. It’s gonna be tricky because we do have a lot more torque to the engine, there will be a lot less down force because there’s no blowing (exhaust). It’s going to be very tough to get to grips with it. “ And consistent with change, the new power units have also been met by a fair share of skepticism. The release of audio files from Renault and Mercedes earlier this year which provided a glimpse as to what their 2014 power units may ultimately sound like was met with lackluster response. They have given pause to many within the sport who fear F1 is risking a great deal taming that remarkable sound. To the contrary an alternate, more optimistic point of view might hold that 15K revolutions delivered via a 1.6 liter motor is uniquely impressive, and the complexity of the new units, for both drivers and pit wall strategists, will figure significantly in the drama which will play out on track.
Fry elaborates, “We will be trying to decide when to go flat out or when to save fuel so it will be a game of strategy if you like, more than it has been so far. All of the teams will be doing the same thing so they’ll all be trying to out smart each other.“ Marmorini streamlines this new driver/ engineer dynamic: “Once the driver will ask for torque, he will push the pedal (throttle). We have to decide how much of this throttle will come from the engine, how much from the electrical, and this is part of the strategy Pat mentioned.” Luca noted that the driver’s throttle and clutch control would be critical. Jenson, regarded for his throttle control and smooth driving style, may stand to fair
better under the new formula than many of his competitors. “In a way you have to forget a lot that you’ve learned over the years in terms of the drivability of a racing car, the engine, the power output of a racing car, the way you put the power down.” Contemplating initial runs over upcoming winter testing at Jerez, Button hypothesizes “When you do get a lap it’s just gonna feel weird, because you’re running higher gears, you get into 8th before you’d get to 7th gear now, it just doesn’t make sense. So, it’s a very, very different way of driving. Even Turn 2, Turn 3
will be tough to get the power down, and you’ll need a throttle pedal that’s sort of a meter long to control the torque of the engine.” Jenson jokes, ”I’ve actually driven it in a simulator now, so I know. And I know why they didn’t want me to drive in the simulator!” Ferrari’s Marmorini is keen to emphasize another unknown as result of the new regulations: reliability. “On top of this is the reliability aspect, because each driver will have only 5 power units per season, so this means while this year we can change the KERS as many times as we want for example, without paying penalty, next year we won’t be able to.” Given the bullet proof reliability we’ve come to expect of today’s F1 cars (there were no mechanical failures in Austin), we may likely regain a sense for the way F1 once was, where mechanical attrition played central to the story. With such longevity demands now placed on each component, the championship could favor the quick driver who can win while preserving his car. And as the new V6 hybrids look potentially tougher to finesse than their normally aspirated V8 predecessors, they are certain to test the driver’s skill at getting the car pointed straight before applying power smoothly against clock and competitor, while managing a busier cockpit.
Set Your Car Free
Story by Brooks Smith
Recently, I made an exciting discovery, and was forced to come to a difficult decision. At the annual French/Italian car show in Woodley Park, I was offered the opportunity to try out the driver’s seat in a Matra Djet. I fit. This would not have been the case a year earlier. Djets are tiny cars, with a space wasting mid-engine layout. Nevertheless, fit I did. And suddenly, I wanted one. The cars are rare, historically significant (The first production, mid-engine road car), beautiful, and driver-focused. However, Djets are, even by French standards, impractical, fragile devices. As day-to-day transportation, the Matra is a nonstarter. And so, I’ve decided I can’t have one as primary transport. The problem is, my life doesn’t really fit more than one car. Interestingly, the same factor that made the Djet a possibility in the first place, may be the one to make it a reality. Last year, I almost died. And a bicycle saved my life. The hows and whys of the illness aren’t for this piece, but you should know that, for about six weeks, I couldn’t walk. My weight had ballooned in recent years, to the point where I was feeling relatively light at 300lbs. I needed a way out of the life I was leading. The condition I have, requires that I move my legs more, to keep the blood vessels clear. Being a gearhead, a bicycle was the obvious choice. It was unpleasant at first, and there are still days I struggle. But a year out of the hospital, I’m lighter by about 80lbs., I’m
still falling, and a lot more of it is muscle. I fit in a Matra Djet, and I was around to try. What I didn’t see coming, was the effect cycling would have on my lifestyle. More and more, I see that bike as part of a tiered transportation system. Far from damaging my love of, and relationship with automobiles, it has instead opened doors that had been closed, by years of seeing cars as the only way to get around. My current car is not one most consider reliable transportation. But these days, it fills that role, less and less. Keeping miles off the car, using it regularly, but sparingly, is making a difference. I’m on the cusp of taking the next step, riding to work consistently. If I can make that happen, the Matra becomes a realistic proposition. I realize this isn’t practical for everyone. But if you can make it work, the benefits of cycling are greater for car enthusiasts, than for just about anyone else. Who among us actually enjoys commuting? Sure, you get some thinking done, maybe listen to some morning radio, but it’s basically using a car for its least interesting purpose. Commuting by bike can be exciting in all the wrong ways. Drivers can be aggressive, and some of them will take risks with your safety. Still others will simply be blind to your existence. For all that, I haven’t found it to be less enjoyable than taking the car.
On the plus side, you’ll fit in a small sports car, and you can keep it nicer, longer. You need not depend on it, and the chances are, it will be in more usable shape when you do need it. Beyond that, you’ll be in better shape when it comes time to enjoy the car on the kind of road it was made for. You’ll be a better driver, with quicker reflexes, and better situational awareness. Of course, you’ll also pay less for fuel and insurance. I bring this up because I feel like both cars and bikes are getting a bad rap at the moment, from entrenched camps, in a political fight that doesn’t reflect the real situation. Most cyclists aren’t road-hogging car haters, anymore than most car enthusiasts are aggressive, or anti-environmental. Sure, there are some on both sides who fit those descriptions, but most of us are just trying to get where we’re going, while enjoying our passions. Yet somehow, this has become a great divide between people who are, after all, gearheads. And who should enjoy a natural affinity. We all love machines that move us, through emotion, as well as through space. I can tell you that, while the experience is different from a car, a bicycle can still accomplish both goals. We all started off on bikes. Most of us enjoyed them. There’s no reason we can’t again. And doing so just might set your car free.
Lavaggio-the art of auto detailing located in Agoura Hills has become a focal point for automotive events in Southern California. Car clubs from all over the state have been holding events at this now world famous auto-detailing center.
An Invitation to Lavaggio
Lavaggio would like to extend an invitation to your car club to meet at Lavaggio! Lavaggio, which is an entirely new dynamic in Auto Detailing offers, beyond the state of the art facility, a luxury experience second to
none. What does that mean for your car club? It means that your club can meet at or end a drive at Lavaggio and enjoy a five star experience and relax in the lap of luxury; while being nestled oh so close to our favorite driving roads in the Santa
Monica mountain range. What about food you ask? Can we have lunch? Lavaggio’s own Bellini Bistro located across the street caters all events at Lavaggio. Only the finest ingredients are used in preparation of your event. The Bellini Staff and Lavaggio Concierge will attend to you and your clubs every need and ensure that your club has world-class experience. Who is welcome at Lavaggio? Everyone is! Lavaggio has held events with just about every car club and car dealership in the surrounding area. From the Lamborghini Aventador Launch Party with the Auto Gallery, to the Viper Club day with Shaver Automotive Group, to Mustang day with Vista Ford, and Aston Martin Day with Aston Martin North America and so on and so forth. Lavaggio has truly embraced the California car community. The Santa Barbara Porsche Club has held their annual concours detailing clinic at Lavaggio for over four years now! Would your club like to experience a Lavaggio Detail Clinic? Lavaggio would also like to extend an invitation to have your club meetings in the Lavaggio Board Room. This state of the art Boardroom is no the second floor and offers all of the amenities of a true business office. If you whish to have it catered, again, Lavaggio can offer that as well! How can you schedule a club meeting or event? Contact Dustin Troyan, Lavaggio’s Director of Marketing and let’s get your event calendared. As the 2014 season is filling fast, the sooner you schedule the event, the better. For more information on Lavaggio or planning an event, please visit: www.lavaggio.net or contact Dustin Troyan Dustin@connectedmediagrouip.com
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1961 Ford F100 Unibody Rare CA black plate truck, only built from 1961-63. 460 Motor with 80,000 miles, c6 trans. Lowered with
adjustable air shocks in rear. New battery, radiator, tubbed in rear. Asking: $18,500. Contact: Dustin@connectedmediagroup
Offering this 1932 Chevrolet all steel Hi-Boy roadster built by Gene Vredenbergh, retired executive from General Motors. Featured in the Aug. 2002 Street Rodder Magazine. This is a full custom frame and chassis. Steel EMI body with rumble seat converted to trunk by Dick “Magoo” Megugorac. Custom hood by Magoo. The engine is a Chevy 4.3L V6 fitted with a B&M Blower, Holley 600CFM Carb, GM Splayed-Valve Covers (for Indianapolis competition), Crane Cam and Isky roller Rockers. Transmission is a ‘88 Chevy Camaro
5-speed. Cusotm interior and lift off top by Mike Harper Interiors. Custom Dash, VDO gauges, Ron Francis wiring. Budnik Wheels and Goodyear Tires. The undercarriage is as detailed as the rest of the Hi-boy. All records. Asking $55,000.00 Contact: Dustin@connectedmediagroup.com
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hood and wing (currently off the car) and so much more. Receipts for all work on hand. Clean title. Tuned for street driving. Over $45k invested in build alone. This would be a great street/race car or pull the drivetrain for your own project. Great platform to your pro-touring Mustang swap. Asking $17,500.00 Contact: Dustin@connectedmediagroup.com
Supercar Sunday Jay’s McLaren Why do we call is Supercar Sunday? On any given Sunday at the Westfield Promenade in Woodland Hills, you never know who or what is going to show up and surprise the crowd. Jay Leno happened by mid-December with one of the rarest supercars on the planet, his McLaren F1. As Jay drove in, a crowd formed immediately and in classic “Jay style”, he was the consummate car guy. Sharing the McLaren, opening her up for all to see and taking pictures with everyone who asked. Thank you Jay! The McLaren F1, which has become one of the hottest collector cars on the planet boasts over 627 horsepower out of a naturally aspirated V12 and will run the quarter mile in the 11-second range. To this day, the McLaren F1 is a contender in any Supercar Race. At the 2013 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction, a McLaren F1 crossed the auction block fetching $8,745,000.00. The F1, truly a legend.
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January Calendar of Events Wed 1 Thurs 2 Fri 3 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sat 4 Sat 4 Sat 4 Sun 5 Tues 7 Wed 8 Wed 8 Thurs 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Aat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sun 12
Simi Valley* - Weekly Cruise Night - See Flyer for Location - Changes Each Week - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer Anaheim* - Thursday Night Cruise at Angelos - Brookhurst & Ball - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer Buena Park* - Classic Car Fridays - Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose St. - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer Costa Mesa - First Fridays Roadshow & Toy Drive - 77 Fair Drive - 5:30PM - 7:30PM - Flyer Fullerton - Rotors, Wings & Wheels Fest - 4011 W. Commonwealth Ave. - Noon - 6PM - Flyer Huntington Beach* - Donut Derelicts - Magnolia & Adams - 6AM - 9AM Palm Springs* - Palm Spring Cruising Association Cruise Night - 72-840 Hwy. 111 - 1PM - 5PM - Flyer Riverside - The Rhythm Collision Music Festival & Car Show - 2979 Dexter Dr. - Noon - 11PM - Flyer Irwindale - 15th Irwindale Swap Meet, Hot Rod & Cycle Show - 500 Speedway Dr. - 6AM - 2PM - Info Laguna Hills* - Chick-fil-A - 24011 El Toro Rd. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer Riverside* - Original Roadhouse Grill - 3838 Tyler St. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer Simi Valley* - Weekly Cruise Night - See Flyer for Location - Changes Each Week - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer Anaheim* - Thursday Night Cruise at Angelos - Brookhurst & Ball - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer Buena Park* - Classic Car Fridays - Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose St. - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer Burbank – Autobooks open 9AM! Free coffee and Donuts, 2900 W. Magnolia. 818-845-0707 Huntington Beach* - Donut Derelicts - Magnolia & Adams - 6AM - 9AM Oxnard - Mullin Automotive Museum - 1421 Emerson Ave. - 10AM - 3PM - Info Vista - 27th Annual Pepper Tree Frosty Burger Run - 270 S. Santa Fe Ave. - 8AM - 1PM - Flyer Vista - 27th Annual Pepper Tree Frosty Burger Run - 270 S. Santa Fe Ave. - 8AM - 1PM www.burgerrun.info Long Beach–Cycle Show & Swap @ Veterans Stadium Motorcycles & bicycles. Buy/sell/trade.vintage/parts/bikes/accessories. www.toppingevents. com, or 800-762-9785 Sun 12 Phoenix, AZ- Arizona Concours D’Elegance, the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E Missouri Ave,www.arizonaconcours.com Tues.-Sun 14-19 Scottsdale, AZ-Barrett Jackson Auction Westworld of Scottsdale 16601 N Pima Rd, www.barrett-jackso Wed- Sun 15-19 Scottsdale, AZ- Russo & Steel Auction, Scottsdale Rd. & North 101 Fwy. www.russoandsteele.com Thurs 16 Scottsdale, AZ-Bonhams Auction, the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 East Greenway Parkway, www.bonhams.com Thurs-Fri 16-17 Phoenix, AZ- RM Auction, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa 2400 East Missouri Avenue, www.rmauctions.com Scottsdale, AZ-Gooding Auction, Scottsdale Fashion Square Corner of E. Camelback Road and N. 68th Street www.goodingco.com Fort McDowell, AZ- Silver Auction, Fort McDowell Resort & Casino 10438 N Fort McDowell Rd, www.silverauctions.com Sat-Sun 18-19 Rosamond- AROSC Time Trial, HPDE and Race , Willow Springs Raceway, www.arosc.org Sat 18 Burbank – Autobooks open 9AM! Free coffee and Donuts, 2900 W. Magnolia. 818-845-0707 Sat 18 Buena Park 6th Annual Jeff’s Fun Run - 6211 Beach Blvd. - Starting Time 8:30AM www.jeffsfunrun.com Sun 19 Pomona-Pomona Car show & Swap Meet Fairplex, Info @ www.pomonaswapmeet.com Fri-Sun 24-26 Pomona - 65th Annual Grand National Roadster Show - LA Fairplex, www.rodshows.com Sat-Sun 25-26 Pomona 9th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In at the GNRS - LA Fairplex - 8:30AM www.rodshows.com Sat 25 Burbank – Autobooks open 9AM! Free coffee and Donuts, 2900 W. Magnolia. 818-845-0707 25-26 Pomona - 9th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In at the GNRS - LA Fairplex - 8:30AM - Flyer Sat 25 Huntington Beach* - Donut Derelicts - Magnolia & Adams - 6AM - 9AM Sat 25 Oxnard - Mullin Automotive Museum - 1421 Emerson Ave. - 10AM - 3PM - Info Sun 26 La Quinta - 8th Annual Hot Rod & Custom Car Show - 77865 Avenida Montezuma - 9AM - 4PM - Flyer Tues 28 Laguna Hills* - Chick-fil-A - 24011 El Toro Rd. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer Wed 29 Simi Valley* - Weekly Cruise Night - See Flyer for Location - Changes Each Week - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer Thurs 30 Anaheim* - Thursday Night Cruise at Angelos - Brookhurst & Ball - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer Fri 31 Buena Park* - Classic Car Fridays - Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose St. - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer
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Sunday, May 4th, 2014
Save the Date for one of the Largest Car Shows in the Valley! Over 30 years and running. At Rancho San Antonio Boys Town in Chatsworth. All Makes and Models Welcome The 32nd Classic Chevy Show is to benefit Rancho San Antonio Boys Town. www.yesterdayschevrolet.com Show info: Jerome Real409@aol.com 818.259.1964
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