Balboa Park is a San Diego treasure and a United States National Historic Landmark. In 1915 it was the site of the Panama-California Exposition.
A generation of young drivers may not be aware of Jeep trucks, which were first introduced by Willys-Overland in 1947 and continued through to the Jeep Comanche pickup (1986 – 1992). Jeep chose its 2018 LA Auto Show press conference to reveal the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator.
As you can see in the new IMAX film – aptly titled “Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation,” at the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater in the Fleet Science Center in San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park – “for billions of years volcanoes have helped shape the world we know.
Do you believe that aliens are here? Recently I had an alien encounter of the first kind in the California desert, as I drove back towards San Diego from Las Vegas, after covering the SEMA Show.
There were a few standouts from the crowd of 1,500 feature vehicles at the 2018 SEMA Show. One such vehicle – Mopar’s “Super Charger” and its 1,000 horsepower “Hellephant” crate engine – was covered in the preceding column (AutoMatters & More # 564).
This international show – one of the largest held in Las Vegas – is a trade-only event to enable “automotive specialty equipment manufacturers to display alongside automotive manufacturers to debut new, innovative products, and connect with industry buyers from all over the world.”
This is the final installment chronicling the very custom transformation by Jim Stabe of his formerly stock 1966 MGB.
Welcome back! In Part 1 we learned that Jim Stabe retired his 1966 MGB by the late 1990s, after it had been involved in an accident and its drivetrain was sold.
From the get-go the enormous scope of what this project would ultimately become was insane, but Jim Stabe likely had no idea of what he was setting himself up for when his 1966 MGB custom car project began.
SPEED: Science in Motion is a special, limited engagement exhibition. The San Diego Air & Space Museum describes it as featuring “the fastest vehicles mankind has ever produced, including space ships, rockets, planes, trains, race cars, motorcycles, jet boats, and more!”
The decision to purchase an electric vehicle was made mostly by early adopters, but EVs are becoming more popular.
Wavecrest is a gathering of people with a common passion – woodies. It is a social event that members look forward to all year. It reminds me of the annual Porsche Parade for Porsche owners (I used to own a 911).
In addition to three days of racing, spectators enjoyed the large vendor area on East Vacation Island, Kids’ Zone, beer garden and great BBQ.
Recently auto manufacturers brought vehicles to Calamigos Ranch, nestled in Southern California’s Santa Monica mountains above Malibu, for a Motor Press Guild day of spirited driving through the canyons.
As much as we may wish that we could, most of us will never get to experience brutal, flat-out acceleration and g-force in a Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Chiron, Ford GT, Ferrari 812 Superfast or Tesla Model S P100D.
Compared to video games, there is something uniquely satisfying about pressing the flipper buttons at just the right time, to knock the pinball back up the slope, to rack up points on its way down.
For the past 20 years, car enthusiasts have been gathering every third Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., May through September, for Encinitas Cruise Nights, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts.
When you think of paradise, what comes to mind? For many it is an idyllic South Seas island where gentle breezes, swaying palm trees, hula dancers, Tikis, music and white sand beaches combine to create a restful, welcoming environment that is all but impossible to resist.
Science can be good exercise! The Fleet Science Center, in conjunction with Museum Hack, has developed a rather unique outdoor experience. You’ll be taken on a fascinating 90-minute, approximately 1-1/2-mile walking tour of Balboa Park.
The largest, most awe-inspiring experiences at San Diego Comic-Con take place in “activations” off-site – not within the relatively tight confines of the San Diego Convention Center.
Our invitation read: “Test-drive the first-ever 2018 LS 500, 2018 LC 500 and several Lexus hybrids and SUVs at Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Back before the big economic recession hit, auto manufacturers often used to host dedicated, standalone ‘Ride & Drive’ events.
There is so much to see and do here in Southern California. It is no wonder why this is such a popular travel destination – year-round.
The 44th annual event included six professional auto racing series, picture-perfect weather, unsurpassed access to the teams and drivers, exhibits, food, entertainment and close proximity to everything else that Southern California has to offer.
These days are bittersweet at the 2018 San Diego County Fair. On the one hand it is nearly the end of June, which means that the Fourth of July – the final day of the Fair – is fast approaching. On the other hand, motorsports traditionally help to wrap up the festivities. That’s always lots of...
In all my years I have never seen anything that compares with the Wild West Turkey Stampede at the San Diego County Fair. Located in Family Funville, it is a marvelous show.