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Times Staff WriterDICK GULDSTRAND punches the accelerator, pulling the Z06 hardtop fast around the first turn on Mulholland Drive. The Cahuenga Pass disappears as the Corvette claws up the grade. With a 427 V-8 under the hood, the car's a beast, and Guldstrand loves it...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMONTEREY, CALIF. -- For sale: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, 56,000-plus original miles, once owned by Steve McQueen, perfect condition, brown. Brown? "It's not my favorite color," admits Mike Regalia, the Thousand Oaks auto restorer whose car is...
Legend of the Motorcycle enters its third year with an emphasis on the first word of its name -- the legendary riders who have ridden many of the bikes on display and the award-winning builders who have used those motorcycles as inspiration in the present...
Special to The TimesTODAY the sleepy town of Avalon is known more for yachts and margaritas than for full-throttle motorcycle racing. In the '50s, though, it was a different — and much louder — story. Once a year a huge barge packed with racing motorcycles...
Tags: Cycling, Motorcycling, Vehicles, Track Cycling, Landforms
Associated PressEdwin "Bud" Shrake, an author and journalist who co-wrote the bestselling golf book "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book," died Friday. He was 77. He died of lung cancer at a hospital in Austin, Texas, son Ben Shrake said. Shrake wrote 11 novels,...
Tags: Willie Nelson, Journalism, Health, Mass Media, Fiction
Horton Foote, whose bittersweet stories of heartbreak and regret set in small Southern towns earned him wide popular acclaim as well as two Academy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, died Wednesday. He was 92. Foote died in his sleep at his apartment in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Rocket III Classic Tourer is Triumph's latest entry into the cruiser market, and one thing's for sure: It's no hog. But at 751 pounds dry and nearly 2,300 cc, it is quite the heifer. Power. Girth. Flash. Triumph's biggest and baddest is a real...
Forty-six years ago, when Sean Connery played his first hand of chemin de fer clad in a shawl-collar tuxedo as James Bond in "Dr. No," the world was a much different place. Dressing up for dinner was de rigueur, and high-tech meant a shortwave radio...
Many a great film director is tethered artistically to a trusted actor: John Ford had the Duke, Fellini had Mastroianni and Scorsese had De Niro. For Sam Peckinpah, the volatile maverick who reinvented the western as a hyperviolent, nihilistic...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLaunched more than 50 years ago as a social gathering for the upper echelons of auto collecting and racing, the Pebble Beach weekend has evolved into an entire "holy week" for the motoring faithful. With auto-related events spread out across the entire...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterON a recent afternoon at the Warner Bros. lot, Clint Eastwood took a break from a long day in the editing bay and strolled over to a hushed screening room. There, his armed-and-dangerous past was waiting for him, and the filmmaker winced when he looked it...
Playwright Robert Anderson, author of such Broadway hits as "Tea and Sympathy" and "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," died Monday. He was 91. His stepdaughter, Mary-Kelly Busch, said Anderson, who had Alzheimer's disease, died of...
Tags: Lillian Gish, Bob Fosse, John Kerr, Entertainment, Music Theater
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