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Peak Retrofuturism and the Man Responsible for the Ford GT

The retrofuturism movement among American car companies in the early 2000s spawned some truly awful looking cars, chief among them was of course the Chrysler PT Cruiser. The PT Cruiser, and by extension the Chevy HHR, became the wayback machines of choice for boomers desperately looking for any way to relive their… »8/19/15 5:59pm8/19/15 5:59pm

Probable Idiot, Possible Loon In Audi Drives Backwards Through LA

I was an LA driver for over 20 years. I’ve driven down twisty Laurel Canyon road, and always enjoyed it, in all kinds of cars. I never thought to myself “Gee, what good fun this is. I’d sure like to try it backwards!” Because, surprisingly, I’m not an idiot. I’m not so sure about our Audi-driving friend here. »7/13/15 9:25am7/13/15 9:25am

This Photog Uses A Chopper As A Studio To Show LA From A Different Angle

Mike Kelley specializes in industrial and architectural photography, but his real distinctive difference is his choice for a studio. Over the last two years, Kelley has taken to the skies above LA in a helicopter to obtain a sometimes eerie and other times breathtaking collection of images unlike anything we’ve ever… »7/08/15 3:33pm7/08/15 3:33pm

A Rave in The Vault at The Petersen Museum Would Look Sorta Like This

As I awkwardly jogged around the darkened basement of The Petersen Automotive Museum, arms outstretched, gripping a very homemade LED strip apparatus, battery pack slung across my chest, doing laps around priceless metal in 25-second shutter intervals, while a handful of technicians and museum personnel looked on, I… »6/11/15 10:32am6/11/15 10:32am

Yesterday Was A Rough Day For American Air Power

Yesterday, a Super Hornet crashed on takeoff from the USS Theodore Roosevelt , a UH-1Y went missing during disaster relief operations in Nepal, a Cobra made an emergency landing in the LA River canal and the NAS Corpus Christi flight line was inundated with water. It was a rough Tuesday for America’s air forces. »5/13/15 9:27am5/13/15 9:27am

An 1899 Plan to Build A Bike Highway in Los Angeles (And Why It Failed)

Over a century ago, the California Cycleway promised an elevated, dedicated bike path from Los Angeles to the nearby city of Pasadena. In this excerpt from the new book LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas, author Dan Koeppel tracks its path through Southern California—and discovers why it was never finished. »4/27/15 5:24pm4/27/15 5:24pm

L.A. Police Chase Results In Live, Televised Gunfight

A man police say is suspected of kidnapping led Los Angeles officers on a chase through south L.A. before stepping out of his car and firing a handgun at cops—before taking a barrage of return fire and seeking cover. All four Los Angeles major network affiliates covered the battle live—despite policies that recommend… »3/13/15 9:11pm3/13/15 9:11pm

I Flew to Work in the Uber for the Skies

Flying from LA to San Francisco on business is a task normally fraught with stress and rage. But today, my journey begins from a better place. Instead of the gargantuan mess that is LAX, my Uber rolls up to a tiny airport three miles to the east. I start to realize just how different my work commute will be today. »9/29/14 3:12pm9/29/14 3:12pm

Ask Red Bull Global Rallycross Star Rhys Millen Anything You Want

He's a stunt driving legend with experience in more commercials and movies than you can count. He's a former Formula Drift champion and Pikes Peak International Hill Climb world record holder. And now, he's Red Bull Global Rallycross' most recent first-time winner, having taken the checkered flag at Daytona… »9/18/14 2:10pm9/18/14 2:10pm