Auto Club 500 CD Features Classic Car Songs Performed by the "Auto Club All Stars"


(Costa Mesa, Feb. 25, 2005) — Beginning today and throughout the weekend at the Auto Club 500 race at the California Speedway, the first 10,000 members of the Automobile Club of Southern California who show their membership card at an Auto Club booth will receive a music CD of classic car songs featuring the "Auto Club All Stars."

The eight songs on the "Auto Club 500 California Speedway Vol. I," range from "Fun, Fun, Fun" to "Little Deuce Coupe" and "Dead Man's Curve," and are performed by "Auto Club All Stars" Dean Torrence, the late Jan Berry (of Jan and Dean fame), Mike Love of the Beach Boys and Gary Griffith, Chris Farmer and Randell Kirsch, other musicians associated with the bands.

"Jump in the car. Put the top down....Crank up the tunes, and take off. It's all part of what makes living here in sunny Southern California so great. And it's a lifestyle the Auto Club has been involved with for the past 100 years," writes Auto Club President/CEO Tom McKernan on the CD's "liner notes."

Key developers of the music CD are Dean Torrence and Rick Lalor, Auto Club Motor Sports & Events Manager. Torrence will be signing copies of the CD at the Auto Club Booth, Gate 12, at Sunday's race.

"We hope after the race, that fans will pop the CD into their car or truck player and listen to the music on the drive home," said Lalor. "The CD reflects the Southern California lifestyle and car culture and how the Auto Club has grown up as part of that culture."

The CD is not for sale or available in local offices.

The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest AAA affiliate, has been serving members since 1900. Today, Auto Club members benefit by the organization's roadside assistance, financial products, travel agency and trip planning services, highway and transportation safety programs, insurance products and services and automotive pricing, buying and financing programs. Information about these products and services is available on the Auto Club's web site at