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10 Commandments of LA Driving

Welcome to Los Angeles! Now throw away all the rules you came with– this is the Wild West.  “But I drive in Manhattan!”  is the inevitable retort.  Congratulations Mr. Big Apple, we don’t give a flying carpet. Here’s what you need to know: 10. Cabs don’t rule.  NY is great and all, but you guys have the luxury of being fearlessly carted around in yellow...

Dude Or Douchebag, Matte Black Edition

Full disclosure– I’m a HUGE matte black fan.  I like a mean car, a growler, a real BAD machine (“not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good”– thank you, Rev. Run).  And with matte black, a mean car just looks meaner.  Case in point, the Lamborghini Aventador (this could be Nera edition, I can’t tell it was going too fast!) Even the sometimes anemic Z4...

“You Are What You Drive” (Bite Me!)

I think it’s funny that when I head to other cities, people always say to me “Yeah, LA, you are what you drive, right?”  And they say it in this bitchy, condescending way. Pisses me right off. To you, I say, bite me!  If I am what I drive then I’m 4,550 lbs of steel, carbon fiber, leather and chrome– then bring it on. Did...

Nissan: the Rodney Dangerfield of car companies

I’m a car snob. There– you happy? I am.  But I still have to give it up to Nissan. Not only are they they guys that went from this: the stunningly terrible Sentra. To this: , and even they just won Car Of The Year with the Leaf (which is too ugly to show). Kan Pai! So why don’t they get any respect? For God’s...

Where you been, bumper sticker? Part One

Remember the days when there were real bumpers?  Like the kind of black, rubbery material that allowed a girl (or a boy) to nudge their way into a tight parking situation without requiring an apology note on the windshield– go ahead, judge, but I was in my 20s and wasn’t sure who was watching. But back in those days, when people had bumpers, they also...

Where you been, bumper sticker? Part Two

Welcome back. OK, Now to #3. Yeah, it’s another hippie one.  It was especially good because it was on the back of a Winnebago parked in front of the West Hollywood book store Bodhi Tree: According to this blog, Non-Judgement Day is a little further away, but that’s just a minor detail. #2 was spotted on the back of the Scion and expresses so beautifully...