The Highway Earth Auto Show is an annual car show held in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. But, once you’re there, you forget where you are.

That’s because it takes place in Franklin Canyon Park and the setting is gorgeous! 

Evan Klein is a long-time automotive photographer.  And, he ‘s also the show’s founder.  His ultimate goal was to merge the beauty of cars and the beauty of nature together.

Attendees at the Highway Earth Auto Show

Attendees at the Highway Earth Auto Show.

 

If you’re wondering if this is a good event for the whole family, the answer is yes! Automotive enthusiasts of all ages and niche interests enjoy the Highway Earth Show.

For instance, you could love sports cars, Ferraris or Porsches or antique Fords. Likewise, you might prefer the types of cars you don’t see at shows very often, and this event would be a good fit for you too. 

Case in point, while touring this year’s show we met Alexander Lehr.  And he was displaying his vintage Studebaker.  

The 1963 Studebaker Avanti at the Highway Earth Auto Show

1963 Studebaker Avanti RI Sports Coupe.

1963 Studebaker Avanti RI Sports Coupe.

“This was a very radical design in 1963. There was nothing like it.”

Alexander bought his Studebaker Avanti off of eBay in 2005. “Believe it or not, this was a very radical design in 1963. There was nothing like it. Now, a lot of cars look like it. However, back then, it was a very unique design” said Lehr.

Alexander Lehr with his 1963 Studebaker Avanti at the Highway Earth Auto Show.

Alexander Lehr with his 1963 Studebaker Avanti at the Highway Earth Auto Show.

Andrew and his Studebaker attend many car shows.  But, like other attendees we spoke with, he called out the Highway Earth Show as one of his favorites.  “Well, I’ve been to a lot of car shows. I like this show because the people are very friendly and easy going. Additionally, it’s in a beautiful park” he said. 

Walking grounds, we couldn’t help but notice how many different kinds of car models were on display- more so than your typical car show. Every vehicle grabbed our attention for one reason or another. It was either a beautiful classic that made us turn our heads or just something unique that you don’t see very often.

The 1969 Dodge Polara at the Highway Earth Auto Show 

Dodge Polara 1969

Dodge Polara 1969.

Many of the vehicles on display not only had a ton of character but also an interesting backstory, including Derrek Scouler’s 1969 Dodge Polara.

“There’s only maybe twelve of them that we know about that still exist, so it’s pretty rare.”

Scouler’s Dodge was an old California Highway Patrol Car, and different to say the least “There’s only maybe twelve of them that we know about that still exist, so it’s pretty rare” said Scouler.

Derrek Scouler at the Highway Earth Auto Show.

Derrek Scouler at the Highway Earth Auto Show.

“It’s a good mix of everything- American cars, European cars, etc.”

Derrek also echoed our sentiment about how unique this kind of car show was “It‘s my first time here at this particular show. I try and show the car at different Cars & Coffee events and car shows, but this show is great. It’s a good mix of everything- American cars, European cars, etc.”

An Eclectic Collection

The Highway Earth Auto Show had different varieties and categories for cars being displayed. From a 1919 Ford to a Porsche 356A Outlaw 1957, to a 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS, there was certainly no shortage of diversity and opportunities for great conversations. 

 

1919 Ford.

1919 Ford.

 

Porsche 356A Outlan 1957

Porsche 356A Outlaw 1957.

 

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS.

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS.

 

The 1969 Chevy Camaro at the Highway Earth Auto Show 

1969 Chevy Camaro.

1969 Chevy Camaro.

James Baldwin from Winnetka is another Highway Earth Auto Show fan.  And he felt the same way about the mix of vehicles being displayed.

“If you look around, you’ll see that this is the only Camaro here- and Camaro’s are all over the place at other shows.” 

Baldwin said, “I like this show because there isn’t too much of one particular thing. For instance, I’m displaying a 1969 Chevy Camaro. If you look around, you’ll see that this is the only Camaro here.”

He continued, “Camaro’s are all over the place at other shows. It’s just a great show. I especially enjoy the setting. In addition, I like Evan Klein who puts this on. This is the second year that I’ve worked with him now.” 

James Baldwin at the Highway Earth Auto Show with his 1969 Chevy Camaro.

James Baldwin at the Highway Earth Auto Show with his 1969 Chevy Camaro.

James may have felt like his Camaro isn’t rare, but we certainly noticed it. In talking with him we learned about all of the work he had put into this vehicle “It’s been completely restored. I did it myself 3 years ago in the garage. For instance, all the bodywork, all the paint, everything. There are new body panels, and then I painted the car in my garage.” 

Baldwin was also showcasing a 1974 Chevy Love he built with his friend 40 years ago.

1974 Chevy Love at the Highway Earth Auto Show.

1974 Chevy Love at the Highway Earth Auto Show.

When asked what gave him so much passion and dedication to his Camaro project, Baldwin replied “My wife bought it in 1985, and she’s held on to it all this time. She liked it, and one day I said ‘you know, I’m gonna fix your car up for you.” Oh, things we do for love.  

Highway Earth 2019

The Highway Earth Auto Show is a perfect way to escape from all of the hustle and bustle of LA-life.  And, Evan Klein plans it the first weekend of summer.  So, what better way to kick-off the season?  You get to beautiful scenery, really cool cars and lots of friendly people to enjoy it all with! 

For next year’s Highway Earth details and other great auto shows and events check out our events calendar.