Category: Freak of the Week

FrankenBeetle

Freak of The Week: FrankenBeetle

Do you ever see something out of the corner of your eye and think, ‘Wait! What the hell was that? Was that real or just my imagination?’ ‘Nah, it couldn’t be.’ ‘But what if it was?’ This the game I’ve been playing with this car for 3 years: I’d see it often, but never in full view. A passing glance here.  A quarter view there....

Freak of the Week: Ultimate Jeep Dude

A week or so ago, I was invited to Calamigos Ranch in Malibu to drive some new Jeeps. Oh and yes that actually was as awesome as it sounds.  Because these weren’t just any Jeeps, there were some classics, a few prototypes plus..  the new Grand Cherokee SR/T (heart be still) and Summit (cue silk jumpsuit). You’ll read all about that later. Right now, this is...

crown vic

Freak Of The Week: Off Road Crown Vic

Although the police stopped using the Ford Crown Vic over 5 years ago, my heart still skips a beat when I see one. Case in point, this doozy I spotted yesterday in Malibu: Those lights! The roof racks! The side badge!  All perfectly legal. Yet from a mile away, between my dirty sunglasses and my screaming children, I panicked that I was in yet another speed...

Freak Of The Week: Torino Wagon

A few weeks ago, I traveled to the Hamptons to drive the new Volvo S90.  Watch my video recap here. The Hamptons is a lot like LA in the following ways: a) there are tons of rich people b) the cars are ridiculous c) no one is supposed to care Enter Motorhead Mama, the golden retriever of the car world– blonde, energetic and unmistakably excitable. When...

Freak Of The Week: Jared Leto

When people outside of LA think of Angelinos, they assume we are used to seeing celebrities & their cars. They assume that while I’m stuck on PCH, I’m waving at Jennifer Anniston in her 911 Turbo and shortly after, high fiving Jay Leno as he passes me in a Ariel Atom. The truth is, in these parts, a simple rule applies: the more conspicuous the car,...

Freak Of The Week: Wacky Volvo Wagon

Don’t bother straightening your screen people, this wacky Volvo wagon’s more crooked than Congress.  Spotted by a reader here in Topanga Canyon, this 1965-ish Volvo (Amazon) 122s wagon is a doozy! Now, if you’re wondering what’s under this post-apocalyptic masterpiece, this is what this nice, sweet wagon would look like under normal circumstances: (photo & more info on Station Wagon Finder.com) Meanwhile, here in the...