Cars from across the country and around the world were brought to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the LA Auto Show. Los Angeles CA. 11/19/2011(John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
Album ID: 1365225
Photos by John McCoy
Dan Wheldon, Indy 500 winner, dead in wreck at 33
Dan Wheldon, who moved to the United States from his native England with hopes of winning the Indianapolis 500 and went on to twice prevail at his sport’s most famed race, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 after a massive, fiery wreck at the Las Vegas Indy 300. One of the most well-liked drivers in the paddock, Wheldon was 33.
Album ID: 1343757
Photos by The Associated Press
Petersen Automotive Museum Supercars And More
Supercars: When Too Much is Almost Enough is the newest exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum and will run through October 16, 2011. Like supermarkets, supermodels, and supercomputers, supercars represent an extreme. More than mere transportation, they offer a bold and extroverted means to express oneself. Supercars have existed since the first decade of the twentieth century and while their mechanical and design specifications have evolved from era to era, they have always had in common immensely powerful engines, minimal passenger carrying capacity, adventurous mechanical specifications, and a commanding presence. Other displays include Alternative Power, Classic Hot Rods and Custom Cars, Hollywood Gallery, Hot Wheels Hall Of Fame and more. Go to www.peterson.org for more information.
Album ID: 1196665
Photos by Dean Musgrove
LA Auto Show Public Opening
People attended the public opening of the LA Auto Show to seek out their favorite cars, and look at other autos that captured their imagination. The show is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA 12-04-2009. Photo by John McCoy/staff photographer
Album ID: 902702
Photos by John McCoy
Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard - 8/12/09
Classic car buffs came out in force to see many dozen restored autos parked at the old Rydell Chevrolet lot at the corner of Van Nuys and Burbank boulevards and cruising Van Nuys Boulevard in what has become a monthly event (on the second Wednesday) run by the Van Nuys Cruising Association (http://www.vannuyscruisingassociation.com/)
Album ID: 815279
Photos by Steven Rosenberg and Ilene Sutter
Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard, 7/8/2009
On Wednesday, July 8, 2009, I pretty much stumbled into what turned out to be the absolutely coolest thing to happen to Van Nuys Boulevard in 20 years: The Van Nuys Cruising Association's Cruising Van Nuys Blvd. night, which filled up both the Rydell Chevrolet lot on the southwest corner of Van Nuys and Burbank boulevards as well as the "west" lot of Ralphs market across the street and a block south.
Many dozen cars were parked for our viewing pleasure. And there were dozens more actually cruising the boulevard just like they did decades ago.
You couldn't ask for more of a "happening" on Van Nuys Boulevard.
Since these photos were first shot, I've learned that Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard is indeed continuing. The classic cars return on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 to the boulevard for another night of cruising. Expect the Rydell lot at Van Nuys and Burbank boulevards in Van Nuys to start filling up at 6 p.m., with the actual cruising starting at 8 p.m. Check the event's official Web site and Come on Feel the Nuys for more details on the Aug. 12 Cruise Night.
Motocross riders, including Hollywood stuntmen and in every class from Beginner to Professional, participated in A Day in the Dirt Motocross Grand Prix 2008, held at the Los Angeles County Raceway in Palmdale, Ca 11/29/2008. Photo by John McCoy/staff photographer
Album ID: 645529
Photos by John McCoy
MB2 Raceway, Inc., has opened a new racing complex for indoor kart racing in Thousand Oaks. The complex is geared for the general public and also for corporate parties and team building activities.
Album ID: 606277
Photos by Michael Owen Baker
2009 Pontiac G8
Greg Wilcox drives the 2009 Pontiac G8 for a Drive Time feature.
(John Lazar/L.A. Daily News Staff Photographer)