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April 29, 1999

Miss Information's Guide to Auto Activities

Los Angeles. "Treasures of the Vault: Cars From the Permanent Collection," exhibition of automobiles, motorcycles, parts, tools, accessories and other objects, many of which have never been displayed. Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Through December. (323) 930-2277.

Los Angeles. "Lost Highways," exhibition of miniature examples of '50s roadside architecture crafted by David Rose. Carole & Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures, 5900 Wilshire Blvd. Ends June 4. (323) 937-6464.

Coming Events

TODAY-SUNDAY

Fontana. NASCAR Winston Cup California 500, Busch Series Grand National Division and Winston West Series races. California Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave. (909) 429-5000 or (800) 944-7223.

SATURDAY

Cypress. Mini Grand Prix, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation's Orange County and Long Beach chapters. Katella Avenue at Valley View Street. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (714) 436-1623.

Irvine. Miata 10th Anniversary Event celebrating the introduction of Mazda MX-5 Miata, with more than 100 cars, members of the Mazda development team, food, gifts and 120-mile fun run. Presented by Southern California Miata Assn. and Mazda North American Operations. Mazda R&D Center, 1421 Reynolds Ave. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (714) 525-9065; http://www.socalm.org.

Irwindale. NASCAR Super Late Models, Grand Am Modifieds, Street Stocks, Legends. Irwindale Speedway, 13300 E. Live Oak Ave., adjacent to 605 Freeway, south of 210 Freeway. 7 p.m. (888) 954-2500.

Newport Beach. Classic Mercedes-Benz Exhibition, Mercedes-Benz Club of Orange County. Fashion Island Shopping Center. (714) 289-9845. Also Sunday.

SUNDAY

Chatsworth. Southern California NSRA Appreciation Day, featuring hundreds of hot rods in celebration of National Street Rod Assn. California Car Cover Co., 9525 De Soto Ave. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (818) 998-2100.

Fountain Valley. Volvo Contest and Show, club event featuring rare and vintage models, including only '56 P1900 in U.S. Dr. Volvo Specialist, 11065 Condor Ave. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (714) 434-7170.

Rolling Hills Estates. Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance. Sixth annual show--featured marque: Rolls-Royce and Bentley--benefits Palos Verdes Art Center and Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club. Peninsula High School, Hawthorne Boulevard at Silver Spur Road. Otis Chandler, retired publisher of The Times, is grand marshal; judges include Highway 1's Paul Dean. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (800) 923-2615.

Whittier. Antique Truck Show and Swap Meet, featuring pre-'74 American-built trucks, farm tractors and gas engines. California High School, 9800 S. Mills Ave. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (909) 247-6716.

MAY 9

Long Beach. High-Performance Swap Meet and Car Show. (800) 762-9785. Also May 23, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12.

MAY 15-16

Fullerton. Muckenthaler Motor Car Show, including three-wheeled Morgans, early '30s MG racers, CanAm McLaren and current Indy cars. 1201 W. Malvern Ave. (877) 244-1900.

Pomona. SoCal Nationals, outdoor and indoor shows with more than 2,000 rods, customs and classics through '64, Friday cruise, Saturday night hot rod party and more. Presented by Goodguys Rod & Custom Assn. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. (925) 838-9876.

MAY 16

Los Angeles. Hollywood Park Vintage and Collectible Autos Swap Meet, Show and Sale. Century Boulevard and Prairie Avenue. (888) 837-5777 or (714) 969-5848.

MAY 23

Brentwood. Brentwood Classics Car Show, sponsored by W.I. Simonson in partnership with Brentwood Chamber of Commerce's Memorial Day Parade and Festival. San Vicente Boulevard. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (310) 829-4511, Ext. 219.

Burbank. All-GM Vehicle Show and Swap. Open to all GM brands and models of cars and trucks, including hot rods, customs and professional vehicles. Presented by Los Angeles Chapter, Buick Club of America. GM Training Center, 1105 Riverside Drive. (818) 845-4156.

Santa Monica. Mustang Wings and Wheels Expo, featuring more than 150 Ford Mustangs and a handful of their winged counterparts, P-51 Mustangs. Museum of Flying, 2772 Donald Douglas Loop N. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (310) 392-8822.

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* Compiled by Joan Denver. Readers are advised to call ahead to verify events and times, which are subject to change. Send listings to Miss Information's Automotive Calendar of Events, 6475 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 375, Long Beach, CA 90803. Via fax: (562) 430-3503. To subscribe: (562) 799-1155.

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