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August 30, 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.

Continuing

Los Angeles. "Cars 'n' Stars," series featuring movies in which cars play prominent roles, closes with two screenings in 70mm: "Days of Thunder" (1990), Friday, 7:30 p.m.; and "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" (1981), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Presented in association with Petersen Museum exhibition "Hollywood Star Cars: Great Cars of the Movies." 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. Ends Sept. 24. Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (at Fairfax Avenue). (323) 930-2277; http://www.petersen.org. Closed Mondays.

Coming Events

TODAY

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

FRIDAY

Long Beach. GTO Assn. of America Western Regional Meet, 14th annual, includes Pontiac GTO and LeMans car show and swap meet. SeaPort Marina Hotel, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway. Call for hours. Also Saturday and Sunday. (714) 840-1526.

SATURDAY

Costa Mesa. Great Labor Day Cruise XVIII 2000, presented by Orange County Cruisin' Assn. and American Racing, open to 1972 and earlier domestic cars. Event includes live oldies bands, wild wagon contest, model car contest, street rod manufacturer exhibits and sales, daily drawings. Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive. Call for hours. Also Sunday and Monday. (714) 826-1948.

Fontana. Jackson Racing Battle 2000 Supershow, inaugural program for sport compact cars, presents new one-eighth-mile Battle of the Imports drag race, car show, DVS Shoes extreme sports expo, shifter kart demo, manufacturers midway, live music. Presented by Jackson Racing and International Drag Racing Assn. California Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Also Sunday, same hours. (888) 528-8528; http://www.battle2000.com.

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