Category: Freak of the Week

Freak of the Week: The Mexican Croc Hunter

One of my favorite places to look for crazy cars is Mexico.  My Latino friends (especially the men) aren’t shy about being as freaky as possible in their rides.  But sadly, this summer I’ve been chained to my desk and unable to stray south of the border. The good news is I live in LA, where Mexico comes to you. I was recently driving into...

Freak Of The Week: The Bronco Patriot

Every Fourth of July, I like to celebrate the over-the-top exceedingly patriotic vehicles that I see in my travels.  This one was sent by a friend in Massachusetts, but that’s close enough.  I immediately loved the whole package– Stars & Stripes, vintage Bronco and most importantly, waving that freak flag high and loud in rural New England which isn’t exactly a hotbed of overt eccentricity....

Freak Of The Week: Mind-Bending Mini Van

The other day, I had a meeting in Long Beach with a few fellow Driving Line contributors.  After our caffeine-fueled, car-loving congregation, we all split up and starting walking to our respective rides. One dude said his goodbyes and started walking nonchalantly towards this: What the huh? Many in this group know that I am a purveyor of all things four-wheeled & freaky, so I was astonished...

Freak Of The Week: Viva Zapata!

A few months ago, they had to install concrete pillars in front of my local Trader Joe’s after a senior citizen put it in D instead of R and plowed straight through the floral section.  Because of that, I’m often on high alert when passing the handicapped zone. Gotta watch those naughty seniors!  But today, I pulled in and saw this:   A VW Squareback...

Freak Of The Week: American Idiot

Ok, maybe Idiot is a little harsh. But it certainly isn’t American genius. Let’s set the scene. I’m driving through Westwood, a part of LA that is uncharacteristically city-like, filled with high rises and active sidewalks. Westwood is also the home of UCLA, so the main thoroughfare is packed with professors in jalopies & foreign students in Ferraris. On this day, I saw something really...

Freak Of The Week: H2 El Jefe

Jesus loves me, This I know, Because El Jefe tells me so! I’ve been singing that all day, because today is the glorious day that I saw this: The story is so great, I couldn’t even begin to make it up. So I had to go to the dreaded Federal building to get a new passport. And although the Federal Building is one of the...