Starting tomorrow The Justice Private Automotive Collection will be having an OPEN HOUSE in conjunction with the L.A. Lit and Toy Show. Stop by our gift shop to see the specials that we will be running during the open house!
We hope you join us!
Thurs., 3/1 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri., 3/2 8:00am - 5:00pm
Mon., 3/5 8:00am - 5:00pm
Happy Holidays from The Justice Private Automotive Collection. We extend our best wishes for a blessed and joyous Christmas and Hanukkah!
The latest addition to The Justice Private Automotive Collection arrived this past week...
A 1933 Ford V8 Roadster
This car celebrates a never to be forgotten episode in the history of American auto racing. It took place at Mines Field, Inglewood, California, (now LAX airport) 83 years ago when the nation’s top name drivers were entered in a 250 mile Roadster race. The cars were stock with the exception of fenders, bumpers and in some cases, headlights being removed. The event known as the Gilmore Gold Cup Race and was run on a “B” shaped track in front of a crowd of 80,000 fans. Held on Sunday February 18, 1934, the race which was primarily a field of Ford V8 roadsters, which was intended to secure the new Ford V8’s image of performance and reliability.
When the flathead engine first went on sale, it had plenty of problems. In effect Ford had released the engine in a rush to replace the Model A’s 4-cyclinder engine and the public became what would be called today, “Beta testers”. This race was so important that it was covered 17 years after the fact in two issues of HOT ROD magazine in 1951. The first issue actually carried a photograph from the event on the cover of the magazine as shown here. This was during a promotion parade on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. It was “stockcar” racing before “stockcar” racing existed. The drivers in the event were from the open wheel world. Names like Rex Mays (sat on the pole), Louie Meyer (first 3 time Indy 500 winner), Fred Frame (had won the Indy 500 the year before this race), Stubby Stubblefield ( the winner of this event), Wilbur Shaw (the future president of the Indy 500 & 2 time winner), Lou Moore (he would become Indy’s first 5 time winner as a owner), Ernie Triplett, Pete DePaolo, Kelly Petillo, Al Gordon, Chet Gardner, Shorty Cantlon, Cliff Bergere, Louie Tomei, Ted Horn, Ralph Hepburn, Eddie Meyer and many others. All legends today!
We are honored to once again be part of the L.A. Lit and Toy Show - Driving and Shop Tours. Please join us for an OPEN HOUSE...
Thursday - March 2nd
Friday - March 3rd
Monday - March 6th
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We are currently featured on Los Angeles Magazine in the article -
▪️An Insider’s Guide to the 100 Hidden Gems of L.A.
Make sure to give it a read!
You could live here for decades and still never see it all. That’s the beauty of our city
Thanks to Rod Authority for the feature!
One of the best racing museums in the west.
The 1946 Bill Burke Belly Tank at the ArtCenter College of Design Car Classic this past weekend. Enjoy!
In 1946 Bill Burke built the first Dry Lakes Streamliner from the supplemental fuel tanks used by fighter aircraft during World War II. These would be called...
The Justice Private Automotive Collection was featured in Los Angeles Magazine in the article... Celebrate National Museum Day at These 10 Offbeat Destinations. Click on the link below to read the article.
Hug a piece of art today. May 18th has been International Museum Day for almost 40 years and more than 35,000 institutions around the world are celebrating today. Los Angeles has more museums than any city in America. There are 681 places (compared to New York’s 414) to engage with art, science, his...
Tomorrow is International Museums Day. Make sure to stop by the Justice Private Automotive Collection to celebrate! Admission is FREE and the 15% off the Gift Shop.
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