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EVENTS CALENDAR

Miss Information's Guide to Auto Activities

August 23, 2000

Continuing

Los Angeles. "Cars 'n' Stars," screening series featuring movies in which cars play prominent roles, continues with "Christine" (1983) and "Death Race 2000" (1975), Friday; and "Viva Las Vegas" (1964) and "The Blues Brothers" (1980), Saturday. Presented in association with the Petersen Museum exhibition "Hollywood Star Cars: Great Cars of the Movies." Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., through Sept. 2. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323) 857-6010; http://www.lacma.org.

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; http://www.petersen.org. Closed Mondays.

Coming Events

FRIDAY

Santa Barbara. Spectrum Classic Car Auction puts 300 vehicles on the block. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas Road (off U.S. 101). 5 to 8 p.m. Also: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (818) 225-8828, (805) 966-6940 or (760) 323-1057; http://www.spectrumauctions.com.

SATURDAY

Tustin. Hot August Night Car Show, benefiting Tustin Police Officers Memorial Fund, open to all pre-1975 vehicles. Enderle Center, 55 Freeway at East 17th Street. 3 to 7 p.m. (714) 633-7568.

SUNDAY

Pomona. Swap Meet and Car Show, featuring antique autos, Corvettes, Porsches, street rods and Volkswagens. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. (714) 538-7091; http://www.pomonaswapmeet.com.

AUG. 30

Pomona. Twilight Cruise, presented by NHRA Motorsports Museum. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Gate 1. 5 p.m. (909) 622-2133.

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

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