Category: Only In LA

Vespas, the prairie dogs of LA

Vespas, the prairie dogs of LA

Imagine this, you’re driving through the desert, let’s say.. in the middle of Texas.  Every few miles, a cute little rodent dashes across the road, you swerve to miss it, spill your Coke and curse a bit.  At the same time, you pity the prairie dog– risking its life every day just to get where it’s going.  Now imagine you’re rolling down Wilshire, trying to...

How Much Ferrari is too Much?

I know, it seems a ridiculous question.  Even for me, the girl whose first Italian word was “Testarossa”–sometimes it’s just a bit too much. And this only because I worry that my prancing pony is being pimped out. Consider this, Ferrari’s licensing and retail divisions account for $1.5 billion of total sales. That’s a lot of baseball caps, brotha.  So our boys in Maranello do...

Kickin’ It Ole Skool– LA Stylie

Kickin’ It Ole Skool– LA Stylie

Take 1 part car culture, 2 parts sunshine and 3 parts of 11 out of 12 dry months a year and what do you get?  A car collectors dream world. This, dear reader, is the wonder of LA.  Sure, it’s probably better for your vehicle to be holed up in Phoenix or Tucson, where they have 11.75 dry months, but then ..where in God’s name...

It’s Giddyup Thursday in LA

It’s Giddyup Thursday in LA

Hi.  How’s it going?  Rainy in Boston I hear. Cold in New York.  Yeah, well, here in LA we’re calling it Giddyup Thursday because it’s 71, sunny and the Mustangs are out in full effect. I started my day at the gym (more on that later, the cars are sick), where I saw this little Philly Please excuse the crap photo. Then I head over...

Only In LA: Can’t Use My Legs, But I’m Drivin’ The Bentley Today!

Only In LA: Can’t Use My Legs, But I’m Drivin’ The Bentley Today!

I’m hard pressed to find something more egrigious than stuff like this: A nice, big fat Bentley parked in a Beverly Hills lot with a handicapped placard on.  Now, I’m sure that there are plenty of rich, handicapped dudes but I’m betting that if you’re rich and you truly have a disability, you either drive something whose main purpose to keep you safe and assist...

Only In LA: 99 Cent Beemer

Only In LA: 99 Cent Beemer

I originally took this photo because I wanted to comment on the subtleties of the aftermarket parts, showing how a little restraint can be the difference between a Dude and a Douchebag. However, then I realized that to anyone living outside of LA, a tricked out late model BMW at a 99 Cent Store may seem really strange. And to you, dear reader, I say–...