Category: Motor Sports

Antique Wooden Boat Show At Pine Knot Marina

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 22, 2012, 4:00pm – The 29th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show is returning to Big Bear Lake Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25. The Over the Bottom Poker Run takes place on Friday from 10am until noon. Spectators around the lake will be able to see the boats as they travel from one dock to another collecting their poker hands. The event provides free public viewing on Saturday from 9am to 4pm at Pine Knot Landing. There will be more than 25 classic restored wooden boats on display, docked at Pine Knot Marina. There’s plenty of free parking at the old IHOP. The boats will be judged on Saturday and awards will be given to the People’s Choice and the Skipper’s Choice. [audio:|titles=Boat Show – Mike Evans...

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Car Enthusiasts and the Monterey Peninsula 2012

Monterey Peninsula, CA – Big Bear Lake, CA, August 22, 2012 – The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion attracted over 30,000 spectators and is crowned as it is the biggest and best vintage event of the year attracting over 550 race cars.  In celebration of Carroll Shelby’s life the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca managed to attract greatest gathering of Cobras for a once in a lifetime thrilling race.  Tom Sakai of Big Bear City in one of the GT classes finished 13th scoring the second fastest Sunbeam Tiger time. Ray Bowling of Big Bear showed two rare Bizzarrini’s at the Quail Automobile Lifestyle Gathering. The Concorso Italiano attracted thousands to experience “the good life” and everything in Italian motoring on the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. As entertaining as any car show are the many auctions highlighted by a record 230 million in total sales.  Mecum’s high sale was a Porsche 917 at 5.8 million. Gooding was the top dog with a Mercedes and Ferrari each individually selling for over 11 million. RM sold the GT40 camera car from movie Le Mans for a record 10 million. Russo and Steele brought in over 8 million in sales averaging $56,000 per car.  Experts say that people continue to invest in collector cars as hedge against most other investments.  As they say right now a Ford Mustang GT is a lot more rewarding than Ford...

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This Weeks Car Events on the Monterey Peninsula is an Attainable Automobile Treat

Monterey, CA, August 14, 2012 – For most car enthusiasts there are only a few bucket list events that one can realistically attend, perhaps  Daytona or Indy but for everyone who lives on the West Coast this weeks car events on the Monterey peninsula is an attainable automobile treat.  With so many great car shows, races and auctions crammed into a few days it may be hard to pick your passion.   Historic car races at Mazda Laguna Seca raceway, this year featuring Shelby cars and appearances by Peter Brock and Bob Bondurant. There are new and concept car unveilings, included this year is a special Carroll Shelby tribute car.  The ticket for Quail Lodge car show on Friday will cost you more than your first set of wheels. The Concorso de Italiano is the best collection of Italian eye candy on the planet combined with food to match.  The Legends of the Autobahn, a newer event, shows off the best in classic German cars.  Then each evening automobile auctions can be found all around the Monterey peninsula where watching is as much fun as bidding.  But the one event that is the catalyst for the entire week is the Concourse d’ Elegance on Sunday where hundreds of the best antique and classic cars face off for the “Best of Show” title.  Check our Motor Sports page for links to...

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Truth in 24 II – Must See Speed TV

[audio:|titles=KBHR Motor Sports] Los Angeles, CA May 4, 2012 – The classic movie Le Mans starring Steve McQueen captures the drama and excitement of one of the world’s greatest motor sports events.  Le Mans is a fictional race and semi love story that is wrapped around real Le Mans footage and real race cars.  Dare I suggest that there is a new movie that may be its equal in drama and yet is a documentary.  This is the story of the Audi Team at La Mans in 2011.  They pulled together after some unimaginable race events and came out victorious.  The movie is Truth in 24 II “every second counts” and it will air on Speed TV this Saturday PST 1:00 pm.  Make the time or make your DVR capture it for you but try not to miss it.  The story includes the background and preparation needed for the Audi Team to ready for the worlds most challenging car race.  The winning drivers will travel the furthest distance in 24 hours by driving fast, taking chances and having a strong team to back them up.  Audi takes the fight to Peugeot where Audi’s young driving guns are relentless for 24 hours.  Non race fans and even my teenage daughter can enjoy this story.  Truth in 24 II “every second counts” airs for the first time on Speed TV, Saturday May...

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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 2012 Great California Motor Sports

Long Beach, CA, April 15, 2012 – Every spring in Long Beach is what I consider the best street circuit race of the season and this year was no exception.  The Indy series drivers always have great things to say about the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.  The ocean views are world class, the race fans come from all over and number well into the hundreds of thousands and the city vibrates with excitement.  The new Dallara DW12 Indy race car for this year looks much better in person than on paper and although this year’s times seem slower no one was complaining.  In lap 22 when Marco Andretti popped over the rear tire of Graham Rahal and momentarily sent Marco airborne followed by a hard hit to the tire barrier it was apparent that this new chassis could take a beating, hold together and protect the driver.  Also new for this year is the use of several engine manufacturers which I feel adds a new dimension to the race.  Chevrolet Honda and Lotus are the players and so far Chevrolet seems to be more consistent finishing Long Beach with 7 of the top 10 positions.  Surprisingly Dario Franchitti had a poor showing after taking the poll.  On the first turn, of the first lap, Dario in my opinion, tapped the number 2 pole sitter Josef Newgarden ending...

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