In the past week, I wandered off to Los Angeles, mainly to take my girlfriend there for her first time, but also because I dig hanging out on the West Side. I used to live there, and while Austin is where I belong these days, LA’s everyday car scene can’t be beat.
Today, traffic app Inrix published the results of a massive year-long study of traffic around the world. At the top of the list is that beacon of automotive paradise, Los Angeles. This should come as little surprise to anyone who has ever driven in LA, mostly because they are probably reading this article on their…
How bad were the recent storms in Southern California? Ask the owners of the cars that fell into sinkholes—including a fire truck—as rain pummeled the area’s roadways over the past few days.
Last night, the 405 in Los Angeles did what the 405 does: slowed traffic to a turtle’s pace, sending commuters into a bumper-to-bumper nightmare. But the bright side—literally—was that ABC7 captured the traffic from the sky, and all those cars squeezed together created a beautiful Christmas display.
Next week, the great city of Los Angeles will make way for the greatest event of the year: the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be a scene of awesome adventure and heart stopping derring-do— No. No it won’t. Instead, you’ll find a thin array of carmakers still trying to make this auto show model relevant. But at…
Tonight a clearly unexperienced motorcyclist led L.A.-area cops on a chase that ended when he ran into a car and took off running. That led to some wonderful commentary from the KCBS chopper man as he painted a picture with words of the gent trying, and failing, to escape. Here’s an alternate angle of the clumsy wreck…
As a Northern Californian I am obliged to hate on Los Angeles, a squid-armed traffic garbage pile, but I can’t deny that in its sprawling spaghetti of jammed highways, there are all sorts of car cultures. Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo got to do them all in one day. At least, he tried.
According to the LA Times in 1923, it took streetcars 30 minutes to move just six blocks in downtown LA that summer. The automobile had invaded the city, and the streetcars were owned by private companies that didn’t want to spend any money on improvements. The dream? Elevating mass transit, like in the 1923 model…
Stop lights and stop signs are normally considered the bane of all car-loving existence. But clearly we need them. The alternative is terrifying, fraught with chaos and also possibly wanton destruction. As the annoying guy shooting the video says, “this is what happens when you let humanity use judgement.”
When Rihanna sang “Didn’t they tell you I was a savage,” none of us knew that she was really talking about the Los Angeles Metro and their new series of hilariously horrifying safety videos.
Beware this new Los Angeles attraction if you’re afraid of heights. I know I am because nope.
What would convince transit riders to pay attention to an oncoming train instead of Instagram? Apparently, a graphic depiction of certain dismemberment.
Last weekend the L.A. Summer Concours put about $50 million worth of exotics on the pavement outside Los Angeles’ Staples Center. For $250 a ticket you could walk among them and eat some fancy food, but if you missed the shindig you can still drool on the cars in this little gallery.
The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is among the world’s most famous—you’ve seen it broadcast every year on the Oscars as the start of the red carpet. But like most celebrities, the tourist-thronged Los Angeles landmark had a very dark secret: It was known as one of the most dangerous…
A couple of comedians left this Nissan Leaf on a Los Angeles street during the weekly two-hour period reserved for street sweeping. And then they narrated a 40 minute live stake-out waiting to see how long it’d take to get a parking ticket, which an astounding 13,000 people sat tuned in for.
The Los Angeles Police Department is ostensibly evaluating two $100,000 Tesla Model S P85Ds as cop cars right now. The police know it’s an impractical vehicle for the application, but they’re not about to turn down free futuristic luxury cars.
Smooth-rollin’ silent-running Segway spotted off-roading “at least three or four miles” up a hiking trail in Santa Monica, California reports LAist.
Ask anyone that has to perform on stage or present things on live TV or radio: it’s hard. However, it doesn’t have to be when you simply stop giving a shit. This news reporter commentary, taken from yesterday’s crazy Ford Mustang police chase through Los Angeles, is a prime example of exactly that. Can you even?…