Category: Freak of the Week

Freak Of The Week: Alpina Heidi

I don’t wear a wedding ring.  Not because I’m not married and not because I don’t like them, it just honestly never occurred to me. Nor had my husband apparently, because after we said our vows at the Little Chapel By The Courthouse in Las Vegas (no, I’m not kidding), the nutjob that married us then asked, “Do you have the rings?” We looked at each...

Freak Of The Week: BEE STRONG

I have this really impossible friend.  For privacy’s sake, let’s call her “Facebook.” On the one hand, she’s always there for me with an inspirational quote, a note from an old friend or a mesmerizing cat video. On the other hand, she can be a braggy, condescending pain in the ass that makes me feel like my life blows.  But last week, my friend Facebook...

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...