MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC: LESS IS MORE!

MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC: LESS IS MORE!
The Montecito Motor Classic is not a big car show – but it is a great show, blogs our West Coast photojournalist, Jim Palam. What better way to salute Ferrari than a lineup of fabulous Ferrari Classics on Coast Village Road – starting with Ron Hein's sexy and swift '62 250 SWB. There's the beauty of its coastal location in magnificent Montecito, CA, the allure of featured marques like this year's salute to Ferrari and Camaro, and its relaxed style and pace – perhaps best represented by its hon...
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HOT RODS & CUSTOMS: HOT TIME IN OLD TOWN!

The Bent Axels Car Club shut down Old Town Orcutt, CA, drawing car guys, vacationers and BBQ lovers. Jim Palam, our man on the Left Coast, loves nothing  more than great BBQ and cars. The 35th Annual Bent Axles Car Club Show drew crowds hungry for Santa Maria style Tri-Tip BBQ and pre-1972 hot rods, customs and vintage vehicles. This popular, easy-pace show started Friday July 17th with a Strawberry Social and buttoned-up on Sunday the 19th with a Poker Run and Picnic. Proceeds and dona...
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LOMPOC POLICE REVVED-UP: CAR SHOW & BENEFIT!

Lompoc’s 11th annual fundraiser at Ryon Park for Special Olympics draws cool cars & big crowds. Jim Palm was on the ground to capture some highlights. Study in Color & Power: Blown '32 Ford snugged and secured on a customized '51 Chevy 5700 "COE" hauler. The owner of this rig has a sense of humor. When you peek over the big shiny grille you see a three-horsepower scooter motor! Overhauled! On the grass were two Chip Foose designed Chevy's that were featured on the Overhaulin'&n...
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RODS & ROSES: CARP CARES FOR YOUTH!

17th Annual hot rod & custom show in Carpinteria, CA benefits a great youth support charity. Our Jim Palam captures the highlights. This year’s show drew approximately 125 classics, hot rods, customs, motorcycles and even vintage tractors! One of the big drawing cards this year was the ’32 DSR Ford roadster, powered by a supercharged Ford Coyote 5.0-liter engine and built by Rob Smith, shown here with his wife, for collector-restorer Richard Varner, founder of Champions Moto. The Coyot...
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RODS & CUSTOMS ON THE COAST: MONTECITO!

Some of the finest machines in the area came out to help raise money for a great cause. Our man on the Left Coast, Jim Palam, captures some of the highlights. This year’s Coast Village Classic Car Show attracted more than 150 head-turning show and go specialty cars and thousands of enthusiasts to the tony town of Montecito, CA this  past weekend. They also celebrated the Corvette’s 60th anniversary. Show benefited  Special Olympics of Santa Barbara. It’s Hammer Time! Michael Hamm...
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HOT RODS & CUSTOMS: THE STREETS OF SOLVANG!

Hundreds of hot rods, customs and specialty cars filled the streets of Solvang, CA for the 9th Annual Wheels ‘N Windmills Show. Our man, Jim Palam, was there to capture the moment for the Chronicles. It was a picture-perfect day In Solvang, CA last Sunday when over 10,000 car enthusiasts flocked to the 9th Annual Wheels 'N Windmills Car Show. More than 300 show-stopping cars were on display. Proceeds from the show benefit three California Central Coast children's charities. Here are some of ...
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