• History of automobile dealers
    August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join Darryl Holter & Stephen Gee, authors of the newly published Driving Force: Automobiles and the New American City, 1900-1930 (Angel City Press), as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition "Los Angeles: City of Cars." Featuring images from the Los Angeles Public Library's historic photo collection.

  • History of automobile dealers
    June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles has long been recognized for its deep connection to the automobile. Join authors Darryl Holter and Stephen Gee as they discuss their latest book. Event is Free! Attendees will have the chance to join guided tours of our early 20th century car collection and are eligible for a 10% discount off membership. Light refreshments and tours from 6 pm - 8 pm. Main event starts at 7 pm.

  • History of automobile dealers
    June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join us at the Mark Taper Auditorium in the Central Library. The third lecture in the 2023 Marie Northrop Lecture Series will be a discussion with Darryl Holter and Stephen Gee based on their new book Driving Force: Automobiles and the New American City 1900-1930.

  • History of automobile dealers
    June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    AirTalk with Larry Mantle Thursday June 8 at 9am KPCC/LAist 89.3 FM Listen as Darryl Holter and Stephen Gee talk about their new book Driving Force: Automobiles And The New American City, 1900–1930, The First Major History Of Car Dealers At Work.

  • History of automobile dealers
    June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Tune in as we welcome back an old friend and make a new one. Author Darryl Holter and his co-author Stephen Gee for a look at Los Angeles’ impact on the early automobile industry.

  • Driving force automobiles book
    May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join historian Darryl Holter for a discussion of the early days of the automotive industry. The book, “Driving Force: Automobiles and the New American City, 1900-1930,” is packed full of local history gems. Sprinkled with vintage photos and original cartoons, the book enlightens readers about the role Los Angeles’ early auto retailers played in the growth of the car industry and the city.