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August 02, 2000

Miss Information's Guide to Auto Activities

* 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. To fax listings: (714) 761-3500. To subscribe: (714) 229-9100.


Los Angeles. "Hollywood Star Cars: Great Cars of the Movies" presents 20 famed autos from films, including George Barris' Batmobiles, 1966 Thunderbird from "Thelma & Louise," 1955 Chevrolet from "American Graffiti" and 1949 Mercury driven by James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause." Ends Sept. 24. Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (at Fairfax Avenue). (323) 930-2277; Closed Mondays.

Reno. Hot August Nights presents free concerts, show 'n' shines, controlled cruises, poker run, classic car auction, swap meet. Open to pre-1969 cars and trucks. Through Sunday. (775) 356-1956;

Riverside. "Rear View Mirror: Automobile Images and American Identities" examines how Americans have defined themselves through automobiles. Exhibition presents 150 photographs, including works by Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret Bourke-White, Ansel Adams and Ed Ruscha. Co-presented by Automobile Club of Southern California. Ends Aug. 13. UC Riverside/California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St. (909) 784-3686; Closed Mondays.

Coming Events


Mission Hills. Santa Monica Sports Car Club/SCCA Navigational Rally. Starts at Bank of America, 10300 Sepulveda Blvd. Registration, 7 p.m.; rally starts, 8 p.m. (310) 372-7168 or (818) 894-3549.


Buena Park. Year 2000 Toy Sales Show, including collector toy cars, Hot Wheels and models. Holiday Inn, 7000 Beach Blvd. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (253) 857-7867 or (310) 659-0239.

Costa Mesa. California Volkswagen Jamboree, 14th annual event, includes car show, displays of New Beetles, custom and vintage drag cars, off-road cars, vans. Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive (off 55 Freeway). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (949) 598-5123.

Pasadena. Early Ford Hot Rod Swap Meet, presented by Marauders Hot Rod Club, open to pre-1949 Fords. Fuddrucker's, 3883 E. Foothill Blvd. Gates open 5:30 a.m.; swap meet from 7 a.m. to noon. (818) 790-5772.

Santa Monica. L.A. Classic Chevy Club Car Show, 10th annual event for aficionados of 1955-57 Chevrolet cars and trucks. Museum of Flying, Santa Monica Airport, 2772 Donald Douglas Loop N. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (310) 335-2567;

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