I couldn’t be more proud of my friends Evan and Thomas, who now for the third year, have organized, promoted, and pulled off a wonderful, casually irreverent car show that celebrates the notion of “run what you brung.” Highway Earth is a one day event held at historic Franklin Canyon Lake in the Hollywood Hills that could just as well be named The No Stress Express.
The reasons are that it celebrates cool and great cars in a no hassle environment given a wonderfully casual vibe. No judging, no trophies, no picking blades of grass out of your tire treads. You don’t need a show car to play; just something cool and interesting; many of the cars were older classics and semi classics, but not all. My own Shelby Mustang is only eight years old so hardly vintage in any way.
And the folks that participate and attend (spectators welcome free of charge) are very enthusiastic and cool, so the whole day has a casual vibe that celebrates great cars (and a few motorcycles) and great car people. The entry fee is minimal, with the cars grouped at small turnouts scattered around the lake. Sponsors include Acura automobiles, Hagerty Classic car insurance, Mothers car car products, Singer Vehicle Design, The Petersen Automotive Museum, and others. The day always features a special automotive guest celeb of some stripe, and this year it was my friend Jonathan Ward of Icon cars. Ward is a self taught automotive restorer, designer and builder who has a whimsical mind and builds and sells various lines of restomoded and reinvented cars, trucks, and SUVs.
Enough blather, you just want to see the cars. Thanks for visiting and please enjoy these great Kirk Gerbracht photos…
Links and a final word four our sponsors….
HAGERTY INSURANCE www.Hagerty.com
PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM www.Petersen.org
ICON 4×4 www.Icon4x4.com
SINGER VEHICLE DESIGN www.SingerVehicleDesign.com
MR. VINTAGE MACHINE www.MisterVintageMachine.com
AUTO BOOKS www.Autobooks-Aerobooks.com
SCOTT MARTIN AUTO BROKERS www.Facebook.com/sroscott
ALFA ROMEO CLUB www.aroc-usa.org
WASTELAND WEEKEND www.WastelandWeekend.com
DV MECHANICS www.DV-Mechanics.com
ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB of AMERICA www.aaca.org