Once a year Long Beach transforms its downtown into an Indy Car race track. You can visit any number of race-related attractions and spend the weekend watching million-dollar cars zoom around the city streets.
I was lucky enough to score a tour of the Andretti Autosport garage, so naturally I was pulling for the car pictured here. Alas, it was not to be. This is the "before" shot. The "after" shot is not nearly as pretty. Fortunately no one was hurt, and we all enjoyed a very exciting race.