Art Center Car Classic 2015~Just Smile
“Thank you Franc Yarde for all of the hard work you and the entire @artcenteredu transportation department did for this 2015 Car Classic event to turn into a huge success. Very grateful to be apart of the Art Center family. These wonderful experiences are priceless.” ~Next Level Brothers
This year’s theme was “Visions of the Future,” a look back at what people thought the future would be like in the past. It was only coincidence that a couple days before was the Back to the Future day that social media outdid itself commemorating. To that end, there were two BTTF DeLoreans on hand, as well as a KITT car. A rare and wild Badsey Bullet three-wheeler represented at least one guy’s vision of the future back in the 1980s. And the great Syd Mead himself made a heck of an entrance when he drove onto the lawn in a massive, slab-sided 1972 Imperial LeBaron with personalized plates that rear FABULON.
But those were just a few of the hundred-or-so cars on hand. There were big, stately classics: a 1938 DuBonnet Xenia Hispano-Suiza and a 1952 Packard Pininfarina Coupe. There were ‘60s road beasts like a ’63 Riviera and an Olds Tornado driven by Leno. There were Tatras galore including John Long’s 1947 T87 and Paul Greenstein’s 1950 T600 even the Hirohata Merc,
“It’s so cool,” said Art Center chairman of design Stewart Reed.
“I love this show,” said local car collector and car community leader Bruce Meyer. “First because it’s a place of higher learning, the students are so fresh and enthusiastic and appreciate all this; second because I grew up in LA and used to live right across the street from the Art Center’s original location, I’d watch the students drive in with cool customs and hot rods. It made an impression on me that remains today.”
“I come here to find inspiration,” said Art Center transportation design student Ken Hong.
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