Seattle native Matt LaCross has been creating continuous-line ink drawings more than twenty years. His masterpieces are composed from a single thought, with one consistent flow of ink and no preliminary sketches. Once the pen meets paper, it's not lifted until the piece is complete.
The first time I went to Racecraft I drove right by it. Actually, I drove by it three times. The building has no flashy signage or exotic cars to garner attention. Only a casually parked BMW M3 indicated that maybe this was the place I was looking for. The shop maintains a low profile, but once you are inside you understand exactly why.
One of the best-kept secrets of car events is the regular parking lot. While concours always have "so clean you could eat off the underside" cars, enthusiastic attendees often bring something special as well, only to get relinquished to the back lot.
Ok, so it wasn't exactly a "barn find," but "transmission shop find" doesn't have quite the same ring to it. This jewel of a BMW was dropped off for a transmission rebuild when the owner moved to Alaska and simply abandoned his car at the mechanic. The project stalled, and the car was left in the back corner of the shop for years.
Recently imported from France, this 1964 BMW 1800 was found hidden amongst the campsites at Laguna Seca Raceway during the 2016 Historics. Covered in early morning dew, the car couldn't have been more photogenic.
When I think of a car museum, I picture rows upon rows of 1930-1960s American cars that begin to all look the same. That is exactly what the Petersen is not. The Petersen Automotive Museum, located in Los Angeles, CA is one of the most diverse collections of cars anywhere on the planet.
When the owner first tossed me the keys, I wasn't sure what to expect. Coming from classic cars, my idea of the perfect driving experience involves a connectedness that you can only get from analog features - manual steering, a manual gearbox, and the likes.
Even after attending for three years in a row, SoCal Vintage never ceases to bring a smile to my face the second I pull in. Hosted at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, just outside of Los Angeles, SoCal Vintage is the mecca for classic BMWs - most from the 70s and 80s.
The 1986-1991 BMW 325iX is a rare bird. Built at the end of the legendary E30 body style production run, the 325iX took the already successful platform and added a viscous-coupling, Audi-slaying, all-wheel-drive system.
It's hard to know what any automotive event will be like until you experience it for yourself, but when the surrounding streets are lined with Porsche GT cars, BMW M cars, Nissan Skylines, and Lamborghini SVs, there’s no question the event will be something special.
On a classic, sunny California Saturday morning, Pacific Motorcars hosted their first Cars and Coffee this past weekend in Gardena. The turnout was diverse, with the largest showing coming from the Ferrari crowd.
Just a few days prior to the closing of the 6th Street Bridge in Downtown Los Angeles, a legendary car meet was organized to commemorate the history of the bridge and to celebrate the car culture in the area.