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In Monterey, a film fest to make a car fan's heart race
The best way to tell the story of the romance of race cars and fast-car culture goes beyond a car show. "I think film and photography and artwork bring that out," says Fred LoBianco, owner of World Class Motoring in Agoura Hills. For the past few years LoBianco has been tinkering with the idea of a big-screen film festival at which the common man -- and the common fan -- can sit back and enjoy the thrill ride.
Now his idea comes to life at a film festival Aug. 15 -17 during Monterey Historics, one of the largest automotive love fests in the nation. The festival will screen documentaries about race-car legends such as John Fitch as well as the definitive 1971 racing movie "Le Mans," starring Steve McQueen. Filmmakers and movie car designer and host "Fireball" Tim Lawrence come together at the historic Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey during the three-day event.
Here's a preview of the festival's offerings. For a full schedule and to buy tickets, go to World Class Automotive Film & Arts Festival.
-- Mary Forgione
July 26, 2013