Category: Freak of the Week

Freak of the Week: Mr. Unimog

Quick Quiz:  What’s 6,000 pounds, has five wheels and eats H3s for breakfast? Give up? It’s this: The Mercedes Unimog, which, for lack of a better comparison, is the European equivalent of the American Hummer.  (I can smell the hate mail already…) And if you’re a guy named David, a commercial director and Unimog enthusiast, it is also the location of your Thursday office: You see, Dave does...

Freak Of The Week: Karma Chameleon

Here in LA, it takes a lot of somethin’ to get people to stop what they’re doing and take notice of a car.  We’re all so numbed by the endless parade of $300k supercars, Bentleys with private drivers and matte black G-wagons that to get a group of non-tourists to stop what they’re doing on a Wednesday afternoon & gape at a particular ride, well you know that...

Freak Of The Week: Guerrilla Marketing Man

Mama loves me some guerilla marketing.  Especially when it's on wheels.  Whether it's Angeline with her unmistakable pink Corvette, or the freaks that wrap their cars like a billboard– there's no better way to get your message out there than to plaster it on a vehicle and drive past a few thousand people. That's something we know and embrace here in LA.  But this week's freak comes to...

Freak Of The Week: This Tow Truck Girl Is Your Destiny

Last week, a friend of mine blew a tire out and needed a tow truck.  So he called this joint: Mission Towing, in the valley. (in the business, we call that “a plug.”) However, instead of the ubiquitously bearded, lecherous, butt-crack flaunting tow truck dude, my friend is greeted by Destiny. No really, that’s her name, Destiny.  And she’s the only AAA certified female tow truck...

Freak Of The Week: Tinker Charger

I dunno about you, but I find it incredibly disturbing when grown ups use Disney/cartoon characters as role models. Whether it's a Hello Kitty license plate holder or businessman with the Mickey Mouse watch, I just think it's weird. Don't get me started about the bomber jackets embroidered with Wile E Coyote! Then I saw this Charger rolling through Topanga Canyon: And I wondered: is this an ironic play on...

Freak of the Week: Biker Chic

Here in Southern California, we grow everything a little differently.  Roses grow like weeds.  Weed grows in rose gardens. And we love to take a great American stereotypes and rip them to shreds. If I were to say to you that during a local Memorial Day parade, a local mother of five rode through town on her bike, you’d probably expect something like this: Oh, so sweet....