Category: Car Capital of the World

Southern California is the Car Capital of the World - sorry Detroit.

iDriveSoCal's Tom Smith & Clinton Quan podcasting

The World's Car Capital - SoCal!

We understand that's a big statement.  So, we've justified the reference with a number of stories detailing the reasons SoCal owns this title.

For instance, Southern California is the Birthplace of Cars and Coffee events.  It's also home to one of the highest concentrations Automotive Design Studios.

Some of the most World Famous Scene Drives are located right here in SoCal.  The Import Tuner Scene, made famous by the Fast and Furious movie franchise, started right here in Southern California.

SoCal also plays host to World Class Racetracks and World Class Automotive Museums.

We've gotten some pushback from various audience members and are always up for a spirited debate on the topic.  We'd love to hear what you think!


Tom Smith


I’m Tom, owner of iDriveSoCal.

Our content covers automotive news and the future of transportation.

That includes a lot of vehicle reviews and car buying tips.

I’ve always loved cars.  But, not the car buying process.

It’s actually pretty simple when you can trust who you’re buying from.

And, part of what we do is identify the truly exceptional car dealers and work with them.

So, email me with questions.  Or reach out to our partners directly.  They’ll be glad to hear from you.

Drive on!


tom [at] idrivesocal [dot] com

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