Flavor of LA: TV Motion Picture Car Club show

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Convertible Oldsmobile in show | Nicole James Photos

At the intersection of Gunsmoke Avenue and Gilligan’s Island Road within the CBS Studios, the Television Motion Picture Car Club held its 8th annual car show. This year the show was staged with the Studio City Chamber of Commerce and became a joint event with Flavor of LA –- Food, Cars, Libations.

Flavor of LA included over 40 food vendors while the car show exclusively features car club member vehicles and those from show sponsors.

The Television Motion Picture Car Club is open to people who work in “the industry,” both behind and in front of the camera. For example, club member Dennis McCarthy of Vehicle Effects brought the Ice Charger from the 8th movie in The Fast and the Furious saga, the Fate of the Furious.

However, the show is open to cars that have not appeared on screen, provided their owners are part of the industry or key sponsors of the show. Thus Barry Meguiar showed a Ford GT and Superformance a Cobra and Daytona Coupe.

The club was founded in 2009 so automotive enthusiasts working or who formerly worked in the television, motion picture, music, radio, sports or motorsports industries could get together, connect with old friends, make new ones, and share their passion for the automobile.

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The club holds private tours of some of the top custom car shops in California, a private ‘Cars and Cigars’ event in the spring, the annual summer show –- this year with Flavor of LA –- and a private movie night in the fall.

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan