Tattoos and tradition at the Monterey Fairgrounds.
50 years ago this month, back in 1967, tens of thousands of weirdos, bohemians, hippies, bikers and other strange looking young people wandered into the sleepy fishing village of Monterey.
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It ain’t Paso but Santa Maria keeps getting better.
Chilly central-coast weather didn’t slow down the fun at the West Coast Kustoms big “Cruisin’ Nationals” car show this Memorial-day weekend.
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Everyone’s favorite roadster show takes a detour to fancy-town.
For southern-californian hot-rodders the place to be in January has always been the Oakland Roadster Show, now know as the Grand National Roadster Show.
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For today’s Motorvation Monday, check out Brian Blain’s very modified 1925 Ford Model-T Lakester. He’s running what looks like a 178ci 4-banger with Rajo BB-R heads (note the 2 spark plugs per head) with a homemade overhead cam conversion. These photos were taken at this year’s Race of Gentlemen at Pismo beach where this little bucket ran quick!
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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!
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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