My Car Quest

September 28, 2020

Malibu: When Nothing Is Going On This Car Event Is Something

by Wallace Wyss –

Photographs by Richard Barthlomew –

In normal (that is to say pre-pandemic) times, you wouldn’t drive a 100 mile round trip to go see 50 cars in a parking lot. But these aren’t normal times as car event after event is cancelled out on the West Coast due to spikes in the coronavirus infection.

Ferrari La Ferrari

A Ferrari La Ferrari in pearl white

Not only car shows but everything. So on the first Sunday in July I went to Malibu to see if there was still life by the ocean. Oh, the surf was up (nasty enough to have killed some tourists who stood on the rocks in the wrong place) but parking in beach lots was out, even parking on Pacific Coast Highway. This on the 4th of July weekend, normally a weekend where Malibu is packed solid.

But at Cross Creek Village, a small shopping center on the East side of Pacific Coast Highway in there were Porsches, Ferraris, McLarens, and the crown of this week’s crop, an old Bentley not exactly shiny but let us say heavily patinated.

This event or non event (no organizer) is best visited at say 9 to 10 am, after that it becomes crowded. But the price is right (free). On the way back through Malibu canyon I saw a trainload of American musclecars headed toward the sea and dreaded they might go there too.

If so such invasion of Philistines would ruin an event that meets sports car fans’ needs but could get squashed by musclecars in their greater numbers and penchant for leaving in clouds of tire smoke. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen…

More photos are in this slide show.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Wallace Wyss

 
 
THE AUTHOR: Wallace Wyss is writing an anthology of short fiction around the subject of exotic cars.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Richard Bartholomew is an artist and photographer based in Southern California. Visit his YouTube channel here. He is open to interesting consignments and can be reached at zeroagenow@aol.com

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Not only car shows but everything. So on the first Sunday in July I went to Malibu to see if there was still life by the ocean.
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  1. Could that be the only pearl white La Ferrari?

  2. The pearl in the paint didn’t come out as well in my shots. Perhaps it was the lighting..

  3. front

  4. wallace wyss says

    Above the rear view of La Ferrari you see a white building on the mountain called The Castle. Just to show the wackiness of Malibu that’s a spec house :
    The main residence has 12,500 square feet of living space, featuring an open floor layout with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. It also includes a 120-foot-long great room overlooking the 75-foot infinity pool outdoors, a media room, a game room and a wine tasting room with dry-aged oak floors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows throughout.Price $85 million.

  5. I think this is the place that Wally is talking about, large house on the first big bluff that’s above the trees, end lot, not sure if it’s worth that much though but it isn’t my field. Shot with my cannon and telephoto lens

  6. wallace wyss says

    I hope you shot it with your Canon not your cannon..I thought you were ant-gun.

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