SANTA BARBARA DRAGS: THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN (WEST)!

SANTA BARBARA DRAGS: THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN (WEST)!
Revisiting the way it was in 1949 when modified Ford Flatheads and Fours ruled the roost at the Goleta Drags – only updated to include later-model cars and OHV V8s. Our intrepid reporter and consummate carguy, Jim Palam, brings us coverage of TROG (WEST). It took some doing, but after 70 years drag racing returned to its American birthplace – Santa Barbara, CA. It was back in 1949 that the first planned and permitted drag race took place on an access road at what is now Santa Barbara Airport. T...
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SANTA BARBARA, CA: STATE STREET NATIONALS!

SANTA BARBARA, CA: STATE STREET NATIONALS!
Jim Palam blogs about THE ‘Premier Car Show’ that showcases spectacular cars that are driven, and displayed to help raise money for local area non-profits and charities. One of the appeals of a local car show is that many of the participants drive their show cars to the event. In my mind that’s “Bonus Points” and the best way to go! These ’Driven-to’ exhibitions are by the people and for the people. Gone are the velvet perimeter ropes, untouchable prototypes, catered lunches and shiny teeth cel...
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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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