On spring afternoons, it’s common to find yourself driving home after a morning out at the various car shows that emerge as winter wanes. You leave content, having filled your quota of cool cars for the day. For a car guy it’s hard to ask for much more than rows of your favorite cars, but as I drove home from the third Luftgekuhlt show I found myself energized by so much more.
Californian summers are rich with car shows, meets, and get-togethers, filling nearly every weekend with an assortment of events to fit your choosing. We spent our Sunday afternoon at the 3rd Annual Motor Union, hosted by 5&ADIME at the Green Flash Brewery just north of San Diego. With a relaxed atmosphere and fun vibe, it was the perfect way to kick back on a day off.
StanceWorks has become known for throwing quality events at unique venues each year, and the first annual Avila Motoring Invitational was no different. Hosted on the freshly trimmed grass of the Avila Beach Golf Resort’s 10th and 18th fairways, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and small beach town, the Avila Motoring Invitational was put together to provide a destination weekend for fellow stance enthusiasts.
Andrew and I attended this years Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach several weeks back, but we never got our coverage up due to a litany of projects going on at the time. I will say it was a great event that certainly brought out some rare birds. Apparently, a lot of these cars stay behind closed garages most of the year so this show is a particular treat for the SoCal enthusiasts.