Hi everybody, it’s me, Mario! Just kidding, it’s really just your old friend, Graverobber, er, Rob. I wanted to pop in to my favorite Hoon hangout to let you all know about a cool car show that’s coming up this Sunday.
The Best of France and Italy show is the annual companion show to the Queen’s English Car Show, and both are put on by my friends Chuck Forward and Tina Van Curen who also own Autobooks Aerobooks in Burbank, California. Chuck loves Citroëns and Tina grooves on Alfas, and together they put on a hell of a show.
The show is non-judged and very laid back. Typically about 250 cars, trucks, and… well, I don’t know what some of the stuff on display actually is, but it’s all pretty cool nonetheless. If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area on Sunday and have some time to kill, I highly recommend swinging by and taking in all the Galic charm and Italianate magic. You’ll have a good time, I guarantee.
Things get started at 9:00 and wrap up at 3:00 in the afternoon. In between there’s cars, music, people walking funky dogs (I don’t know why, but there are always weird dogs at these shows), and food trucks in case you get peckish. Admission is free for walk-ins.
The show is held at Woodley Park in Van Nuys where the 405 and 101 freeways intersect. Maps and directions may be found here. If you’re interested in displaying a car of your own—I think you know the criteria—then you can find out how to do so here.
I hope to see you there!
Image: ©2017 Robert Emslie