The Duchess wanders through some quickly eroding California history.
Originally built during WWI and closed in 1994, 2000 acre Fort Ord has been home to countless troops during every major American engagement including the entire 7th infantry division. It is now home to a university, state park, national monument and Laguna Seca race track but many of the original buildings and infrastructure remain. And if you explore long enough you can find some nice spots to snap a shot of your favorite car!
The vintage racers at The Race of Gentlemen at Pismo Beach may have stolen the show.
Last month’s Race of Gentlemen at California’s Pismo beach brought racers together from as far as Japan and the East coast for a weekend of sand skirmishes and head-to-head racing on pre-WWII machinery.
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Bad jokes, good lies, waxing moons and fireflies.
Anyone who loves riding motorcycles gets it.
All we’re really chasing is a little freedom, and those two-wheel moments slicing through some newly discovered back-road are about as close as we can get.
Sharing that freedom with friends takes the whole gig up a dozen notches. And folks are catching on. There are dozens of ‘runs’ with new ones popping up every year. Complete with sponsors, accommodations, bands and free wi-fi, these can attract hundreds of riders. But to capture the real magic you have to eliminate distractions, not add them. And that’s what the Analog Run is all about.
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Big 25th anniversary for the California Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso.
This month’s California Hot Rod Reunion marks the 25th anniversary of one of the best drag-racing events in the country. If you’ve never been, the trip to Famoso Raceway outside Bakersfield should be somewhere on that list of things to see before you die.
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The Race of Gentlemen roared through a soggy Pismo beach last week (see our coverage here) giving a select few pre-war car and bike owners a chance to rip up and down the beach for some 10,000+ spectators.
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Pre-war beach racing comes to California to change car shows forever.
I’ve known Mel Stultz since before The Race of Gentleman. We were car-club brothers and even then he would drive everyone mad with his endless dreams, schemes and ideas of making car events fun again.
Racing, speedways, dare-devils. Fuel, fire, mayhem. It was all he ever talked about.
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Sometimes the best times are at your smaller, local get-togethers. This Sunday at the Monterey Moose Lodge a handful of vintage motorcycle nuts got together and shared their bikes, some coffee, and a few tall tales…
Since 1950 the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been arguably the premier car show in the world. Here are some reasons why.
In early August a curious thing happens around the central coast of California. Big, shiny transport trucks begin to converge on Pebble Beach and Monterey loaded with some of the most historic, beautiful and expensive cars on earth. They’re here to be judged on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach, all competing for a very coveted (and value-inflating) best in class or best in show award.
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Welcome to California Speed & Style!
Stay tuned for sun, fog, winding roads, campfires, lane-splitting, shit-talking and salty breezes.