Category: Only In LA

Only In LA: A Load Of Porsche It

Just in case you're wondering how ridiculously wonderful it is to live in Los Angeles, let me give you a day in the life of yours truly, a self professed Porsche stalker.  Now I'm no groupie, not a 911 fanatic and I've yet to log any serious time in the loony bin.  However, if the opportunity arises, Mama is sure follow the Stuttgart scent. Even if it takes...

Eat My Rust

Sometimes Hollywood car bling is so overwhelming that those of us longing for automotive independence have no choice but to tone it down. Way down. Way down to the dregs of the LA car hierarchy. Down here, beneath the Volvo station wagons, the silver Priuses and the government issued Chevy Malibus, you'll find the few, the proud, the brave– the intentional rust buckets.   Here's the process*: 1) Take an older, borderline...

10 Reasons To Love Supercar Sunday

Here in LA, your extraordinary is our ordinary.  Palm trees & 80 degrees in January may equal vacation to you, but to us, it's winter. A celebrity sighting may completely spin you out, but to us she's just another skinny bitch with Botox.  But this doesn't mean we're jaded (NY has that down), it's just that LA seems to democratize the things that other places hold sacred. Nowhere else is this more evident than...

Only In LA: The Epic Hamborghini Food Truck

The great thing about writing a car blog in LA is, you’re always just 3 or 4 streets away from inspiration.  This is precisely what happened to my writer’s blocked ass when, a traffic light from my local Lambo dealership (this is LA, we’ve got a couple), I was visited by the God herself in the form of a food truck: What is that? Is it a bird? A plane? No it’s Hamborghini.  And it’s...

Mama’s Holiday Playlist 2013

Ah, the holidays.  Time to slap on the snow tires and road trip over to the grumpy relatives place to eat, fart and repeat for 3 days straight. But before that magic begins, the holiday errands have got to be done. And, in this town, that means a sleigh load of driving.   As I drive endlessly around my beautiful city, I'm inspired by these Only In LA holiday classics: First, near Calabasas, I...

Only In LA: Automotive Homage

Here in LA, we do some freaky stuff.  Perhaps you've heard.  Fill our faces with botulism, pump up our boobs with salt water and vaccuum our thighs.  Delicious.   Another odd Angelino phenomenon, particularly in the recent past, is to honor our loved ones with a window decal.  First it was the happy family: Awww..so cute.  But then, as people started dying off, we started paying tribute to them by...