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Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance coming 9/14

Hot Wheels Darth Vader car
Hot Wheels Darth Vader car

I rarely put up a notice of an event that costs money to attend or this far in advance.  But this show is big, beyond the normal car show we see here in L.A.  Its the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance coming on September 14 at the Trump Mational Golf Course in Palos Verdes.  This isn’t a cheap event, but has unique, rare and expensive automobiles.  Think Cord, Auburn, Dusenberg…not Galaxy, Impala or other plebeian rides.

Among the cars there will be a full size Hot Wheels Darth Vader car that was made to look like the toy car.  It was unveiled at Comic con this summer and will be at this show as well.

Gyronaut X-1 the worlds fastest motorcycle
Gyronaut X-1 the worlds fastest motorcycle

Also at the show there will be the worlds fastest motorcycle.  The Gyronaut X-1that set a world record in 1966 at Bonneville Salt Flats with 245.667 MPH.

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Weekly Old Car Cruisin’ in the SGV

They call it “Pasadena Cruisin’” but it doesn’t happen in Pasadena any more as their old location was bulldozed over for redevelopment. (As if we really needed another thrifty drug and fat mens clothing store). The tradition carried on and takes place in two SGV Locations. Every week is the Saturday morning cruise in taking place in LaCanada. Every 4th Sunday of the Month it takes place in El Monte at the airport and as an added boner vintage aircraft are part of the fun.

Every Saturday 7-9AM, Starbucks & U.A. Theaters,1919 Verdugo Blvd.LaCanada, California 91011 MAP INFO HERE.
Every 4th Sunday starting at 10AM: El Monte Airport, 4233 N. Santa Anita Ave. El Monte, California 91731 MAP INFO HERE.

Pic by me of a 1960 Olds taken at last Saturdays Monrovia Old Car Cruise.