Casey Annis, publisher/editor of Vintage Racecar/Vintage Roadcar, will be speaking this Sunday at the inaugural Classic Auto Show in the South Hall of the L.A. Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles, at 11:30 a.m. Titled “Confessions of an Historic Test Driver” he will discuss a handful of incredible racing cars that he has had the privilege to test drive over the past 20 years, revealing the best, worst, most frightening and most expensive machines he has sampled. Even better, some of them will be on display at the show, which runs from Friday through Sunday this weekend.
Some of the cars to be discussed include: a 1971 Tyrrell 002-Ford; a 1960 Maserati Birdcage; a 1952 Mercedes-Benz W194 Le Mans winner; a 1991 Eagle-Toyota GTP; and a 1974 Shadow DN4-Chevrolet (above).
Restored vehicles representing all decades of automotive history will be on display at the show, including those presented by private collectors and some of Southern California’s best car clubs and vintage auto dealers.
A partial list of what attendees will be able to see includes: a 1929 Bentley 4½ L Tourer Vanden Plas from the Bruce Meyer Collection; the 1962 Sarkes Tarzian Spl. Indycar, built by master craftsman Lujie Lesovsky, from the Malloy Foundation; a 1941 Chrysler Woodie and Chris Craft Boat combination form the Classic Car Club of Southern California; the “Round Door” Rolls-Royce from the Petersen Museum; and “Old Red,” a 1964 Meyers Manx that is the world’s first dune buggy as built by Bruce Meyers, presented by the Historic Vehicle Association.
Adult tickets start at $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Children ages 3-12 are $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door. Children 2 and under are free. Enter promo code: CASPR to save $5 on tickets. For more information please visit www.theclassicautoshow.com