The Los Angeles Auto Show was started in 1907, and has grown dramatically since. Between strippers in a bathtub, airbrushed Nissan Versa Notes, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia, Jaguar F-Pace, Volkswagen Dune, and more there's something for everyone.
Antique Cars at the 2018 New York International Auto Show: The 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria
The 2018 New York International Auto Show has some beautiful, rare antique cars on display. The exhibit is being curated by the Saratoga Automobile Museum, which is sponsored by the Silver Arrow Society, a local group of auto enthusiasts. The car that caught my eye at the 2018 NYIAS was the 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by LeBaron. The Stutz Motor Company was founded in Indianapolis Indiana in 1911 and continued until 1935. The Stutz DV-32 chassis made its debut at the 1931 New York Auto show, and several notable celebrities have owned Stutz cars, including Lucille Ball, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra.
In Motor City, the practice for years was to cruise in your best car with your best girl up and down, up and down Woodward Avenue, waiting to see and be seen by the rest of the Motor City cruisers and their girls (or their boys). Flashing chrome, blacked-out grilles, white-walls, redlines, and the occaisional spontaneous drag race.
The Arab oil embargo put an end to that, with city fathers outlawing crusing. The Woodward Dream Cruise is the annual revival of the practice, a concession to cruisers angry at being grounded. Over the years it has become a week-long festival, drawing about a million participants and spectators from all over the world.
The 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise: Hotrods, dragsters, classics, antiques, imports and even crazier stuff!