Category: Freak of the Week

Freak Of The Week: Subaru 360

This morning, I went to Super Car Sunday. It’s a great time. But it can often be, like many other car shows, an oversized circle jerk. On one side, you’ve got the grey bearded guys standing with hands deep in their pockets contemplating if it was the ’69 or ’70 Mustang that had the 2 barrel Windsor V8. Ug. On the other, you’ve got of...

Freak Of The Week: Rainbow Connection

It may not have rained in LA for 2 years, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t just see a Rainbow, right where I least expect to: Yeah, I know. You’re welcome. Here’s why it’s unexpected– this rainbow Mercedes is parked on the revered San Vicente strip in Santa Monica.  This is one of those lovely tree lined LA streets with a big fat, grassy median where rich people work out with their lovers...

Freak of The Week: Beachside Van Man

I just spotted this fab Beachside Van Man: What the hell is that, you ask?   I have no idea.  But I know I’m lovin’ it, mainly because it represents everything that’s missing here on the Westside of LA.  It’s thrifty, it’s wacky and it doesn’t give two spark plugs about what you think. First of all, he’s got the homemade bull bars complete with lights and spirals. Like they say down...

Freak of the Week: Day Trippin’

I dunno about you, but I’m not big into hallucinogenics. Especially during the day. Please keep that in mind when I tell you about this blue Pathfinder I recently saw in West Hollywood: Nice, blue SUV right? Or is it? I got closer and realized, this ain’t no simple blue truck: Or is it a purple truck? Or it is a green truck? Aaaaaaaarrrrggg! I immediately begin to freak...

Freak Of The Week: Mark V Mashup

I know, I know.  You’re like: “What’s a Mark V?”  “What’s a mash up?”  “What the hell goes on out there in California?” Don’t panic, you know the Lincoln Continental Mark V– because it’s that car that they always use in the 70s movies… the one they always have the pimps driving… the one with the landau roof, spare tire hump, oval opera windows and imitation Rolls Royce grill……………...

Freak of the Week: Sweet Kaos Surprise

The other day, my daughter was home “sick” from school.  Knowing she was full of it, I did what any good parent would do– dragged her to the pharmacy to buy the world’s worst-tasting medicine. That’ll teach her… In the Rite Aid parking lot, we spot this: I ditch my coughing child and start snapping: Then my kid catches up & probes, “Hey Mom, who do you think drives a car like...