An alleged street racer meetup in Los Angeles turned deadly this weekend when undercover California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed the driver of a truck they say turned and drove toward them after a pursuit. The truck’s passenger was also injured by gunfire.
Ninety percent of the human population, give or take, already regards the automobile as an appliance. At best. The Petersen Automotive Museum, newly emerged from the most radical of transformations, is the 10 percent showing the 90 percent why it isn’t.
And now the drift community is trying to shut the whole scene down.
Police in Los Angeles are seeking the driver of a Ford Mustang and witnesses after they say the vehicle lost control and plowed into a crowd of people during a street race, killing two and seriously injuring another.
The Chinese government does not like its country's ultra-rich to show off their wealth. But their reach doesn't seem to cover Southern California, where the children of China's elite get to show off. How? With Lamborghinis and Maseratis, of course.
The nation was up in arms over LA's school district having three grenade launchers in its possession for over a decade. Now the district's police department is giving them up. But also, uh, they're keeping their MRAP.
The Los Angeles Auto Show may be in full swing, but the biggest shocker this week in California didn't come from inside the convention center — it came from a bear in a Lamborghini who shut down traffic yesterday afternoon.
A man driving around with a pet bear in his Lamborghini shut down traffic on an LA street yesterday because he was driving around with a bear, a real bear, in his Lamborghini.
Mulholland Drive isn't all paved. There's a dirt section, and these brave hoons took an old Fiat up there to meet its maker.
Holy crap, you won’t believe this LA driver survived crashing into the back of a box truck with his Corvette Z06. His head should be missing.
Floridians and residents of the Gulf Coast are probably laughing at us like how I laugh at southern cities that completely shut down and declare states of emergency the second a snowflake touches the ground. Let's meet this natural disaster's Frankenstorm of jerks.
A man claiming to be 100 years old in a gray Cadillac ran into a group of people, mostly children, earlier this afternoon in L.A. Four of the children were taken to the hospital in critical condition, but have since been upgraded to serious condition.
Robert Pattinson, gazillionaire vampire movie star that he is, buys everything off of Craigslist. His car, for instance, is a $2,500 Chevy Silverado and he took it to weird places just like you do. What weird places? A parking lot where people watch each other having sex.
The men who videoed a road rage beating on the I-5 in LA earlier this month were chastised for recording instead of helping. Now the two men shown beating the offending motorist have been arrested, likely due to the viral cell phone video.
Danish-American director Nicolas Winding Refn's upcoming thriller Drive features cars, crime and every actor worth watching right now, including Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman and Christina Hendricks and (wait, wut?) Albert Brooks as the villain. Ryan Gosling? Eh, we'll still give it a shot.
How does the biggest traffic hell on Earth this side of Sao Paulo look without any cars? This video shows how. It's quite eerie. Did everyone die from a flesh eating virus plague? We can only hope so.
Los Angeles will shut down the 405 for repairs, causing an apocalyptic nightmare that makes 2012 look like Must Love Dogs. To help spread the word they're asking celebs like Lady Gaga to tweet traffic alerts. Are we being Punk'd?
A computer glitch at an L.A. gas station sent consumers lining up for cheap fuel. It took the attendant a few hours to notice, proving you get what you pay for when you pay minimum wage.
In the debate over whether to put an NFL team near downtown LA or out in the suburbs a developer said baseball fans take transit, football fans don't. He should try driving to Soldier Field on a Sunday.