Fourth of July Car Show at CBS Studios
The show brought together renowned cars from TV and motion pictures, together with a good scattering of collector cars from around Southern California, and cut the entire thing into a huge fireworks spectacular in the causes of the CBS Studio Center, the latter which produces a number of the favourite TV programs.
"This is considerably better than January 2010," said coordinator Ken Latka, referring to the club's first occasion. "A lot more individuals and a lot more automobiles."
Right next to the entry we saw several cars and trucks from the Picture Car Warehouse, a repository of over 900 cars with details to cast 5000 more.
"We have or can get every car you had ever want," Fiori said.
Next to the VW was Bella's truck from Twilight Eclipse, a 1962 Corvette from Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and a bulletriddled Caprice police car from probably every TELEVISION show ever filmed in the past 30 years.
There was an autograph table at which sat no less a star than Ed \"The Camfather\" Iskendarian next to TELEVISION Tommy Ivo.
"This is quite cool," said Fanshaw, whom we first met about 100 years ago when he was at Hot Rods by Boyd.
Ivo, who estimated he had been in 100 movies, 200 TV shows and afterwards owned and raced 36 cars, climbed into one of his previous dragsters and fired it up for the bunch in what has become known at occasions like this as a "cacklefest.".
"These did not get a slipper clutch," Ivo said of his dragster before climbing in. "We would only do a *burn-out the whole way."
There was also a real nostalgia Funny Car from the coming film Snake and Mongoose, about the reallife drag racing competition of Don \"The Snake\" Prudhomme and Tom \"Mongoose\" McEwen. September 6 that film premieres.
"Yeah, everyone enjoys that automobile," Allen said.
Allen was neighbors with the amazing auto customizer Dean Jeffries, and is selling Jeffries' house for the estate, a pleasant place in the Hollywood Hills. Call 818 731-1652. Tell him you need the Autoweek reduction.
One of Allen's drivers was a real, live TV celebrity who's on the show you most likely see every week, but who requested anonymity. Hey, this is Autoweek, not Paparozzoweek, we protested. But we honor the privacy of stars.
Prior to the fireworks lit off Latka declared the winners.
The President's Award, picked by Latka and also the president of CBS Studio Center, went to Il Bestione, the development of Gary Wales, a ginormous encounter rolling on a former fire engine framework.
Then, right before the fireworks and also the traffic chaos which was certain to follow, we split. We like autos, but not 45,000 of them all attempting to get out of the CBS parking construction at the same time.
Happy Fourth of July everyone.
July 4th, 2011 TMPCC Car Show at CBS Studio City
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