Freak Of The Week: Big, Black & Bedazzled!

“Women aren’t into cars,” they tell me.

“My wife really just wants to get from Point A to Point B,” they say.

“She’s perfectly happy in her (Prius, crappy mini van, lame ass Accord, fill in a nightmare ride),” I’ve heard it all. But I just don’t buy it.

You know who else doesn’t buy it? The chic driving this masterpiece:

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I saw this car on Sunday in Woodland Hills. Then I saw it again on the 101. Then like a mythical, magical siren luring me into the jaws of LA traffic, I’d see her and she’d instantly disappear. But when I spotted her yesterday on La Cienega and realized..it was time to hunt that bitch down!

So I pulled a u-turn on Pico & waited for the perfect moment to strike.

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She ended up parking in front of ..you guessed it…a nail salon.  So I went up and introduced myself.

I had so many questions: Where does one score both a small and an extra large pink bedazzled Mercedes emblem? What about those “I Heart Pink” seat covers? Is this what she dreamed about as a little girl? Do people stop her all the time? Oh and those wheels:

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Where? When? What was her inspiration? I could’ve grilled her for hours.

But guess what? She couldn’t care less.  She was very busy, shuffling her bionic parts into that nail salon. She clearly had plenty of sh*t to buff out.

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And you know what? I’m down with that.  I don’t need all the details. I don’t even need to make a big deal out of it. I certainly don’t need another friend with a black luxury crossover with hot pink racing stripes, I’m kind of maxed out in that demographic anyway.

But I do want to celebrate you– Hot Pink Bedazzled Mercedes Lady. You are everything I love about LA car culture– loud, daring and filled with fantastic contradictions.  I hope you inspire women everywhere to forget about what they “should” be driving and to be whoever they want to be behind the wheel!

 

 

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