Category: Freak of the Week

Freak of the Week: Paris Hilton

As I was driving home from work the other day, I was lured into a parking lot by this: Yes, it’s a Bentley with a trunk that’s vaguely open and no, I didn’t peek inside.  Instead, I zoomed in on the crystal encrusted, monogrammed logo & snapped this: Then I realized, this is not just another customized, $200,000 ride.  That “PH” wasn’t just for anyone. This was Paris, baby.  Paris Hilton....

Freak Of The Week: Purple Reign

You know you’ve found your freak of the week when your 76 year old mother says, “Did you see that car?”  I almost replied, “Have you noticed any cars since 1986, Mom?”  But I refrained.  Point is, last Saturday, at the Calabasas Commons, this Purple Econoline Pickup stuck out like George W Jr at a Mensa meeting.  Even Mom noticed: If you’re not familiar with Calabasas,...

Freak of the Week: Saab Girl

A few weeks ago, I went to the amazing Motor4Toys car show in Woodland Hills.   Featuring over 5,000 cars and collecting over 50,000 toys for the needy, this a great event for a great cause.  Not exactly the place you expect to see a Saab: But being the greedy, selfish whore that I am, I wasn’t in it for the charity.  Immediately upon arrival, I swiftly tossed my unwrapped...

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...