Every so often, The Militant will have a sudden urge to get nostalgic, so periodically he will pull out the old photo album and show pictures of himself in his younger days taken at various SoCal locales. As expected, in order to protect his and anyone else's identity, any identifying facial features of The Militant or his relatives or friends will be pixelated out.
Today, The Militant's "Go Retro" edition for today takes you back to 1983. Back then, Prince might have sung a song about a little red Corvette, but a younger Militant took a spin in a little white miniature Indy car at Malibu Grand Prix, just off the 60 in the City of Industry. Not only was it a great place to drive a miniature race car, but it had a killer video arcade where the Militant played games like Millipede and Pole Position. The younger Militant never realized at the time that there never was an actual Malibu Grand Prix in the city of Malibu proper, and that such names were only created to propagate, for both better and worse, the "California mystique" of fun, sun and adventure. There are still Malibu Grand Prixes in other parts of the country, though, and the City of Industry location lives on today under the name "SpeedZone," which incidentally, despite its relative proximity to the actual place called Malibu, is the one of only two Malibu Grand Prix-owned facilities (the other is in Dallas) that do not bear the "Malibu" name. Considering the City of Malibu is a long-ass narrow strip of land along the coast, there probably was never room to have an actual Malibu Grand Prix in Malibu, unless some filthy rich dude took it upon himself to make a private one on his home property.