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.