LA Freeway Looks Post-Apocalyptic After Drones Delay Firefighters

Dozens of charred, abandoned cars made for a surreal landscape after a massive wildfire swept across a major Southern California freeway yesterday afternoon. Early this morning officials confirmed that five drones flying over the scene hindered firefighters’ response and caused the fire to jump the freeway. » 7/18/15 2:25pm 7/18/15 2:25pm

How the Automobile Became a Suicide Machine

New technologies can offer fantastic opportunities for humanity. They can help us become more mobile, more connected, and more safe from life's everyday dangers. But along with all of the benefits, technology often also provides new, more accessible ways for us to off ourselves. And in the 1920s, the automobile… » 6/12/13 11:45am 6/12/13 11:45am

There's Now A Blog That Tracks All The Crazy Cars Jay Leno Drives Around Los Angeles

Our friend Jay Leno has a garage full of unique cars. That's not special. What makes Leno an ideal car owner is that he drives them around. Many Angeleños have seen the current Tonight Show host cruising through Southern California traffic in a Model T, a vintage race car, or even one of his steam-powered rides. » 8/22/12 2:30pm 8/22/12 2:30pm

Orange County Fairlane, Now With Added '65 LTD!

Many of you have been kind enough to send DOTS Bonus Edition photos my way, and you're all very good about not raking me over the coals for taking so damn long to get to some of them. Reader Vance, who dwells behind the Orange Curtain, shot this very clean 1955 Ford Fairlane on the streets of Tustin back in October.… » 3/06/08 2:45pm 3/06/08 2:45pm

Spy Photos: Lexus/Toyota Hybrid Crossover Caravan Spotted In SoCal — Causes Engineer Road Rage?

You know you've totally hit a Priddy-level jackpot of test vehicle action based upon how much of a total prick the engineers driving the black vinyl-clad vehicles act in reaction to you pulling up along side snapping shots. The boys over at the GT Channel definitely hit the jackpot based entirely upon the paragraph… » 4/26/07 3:40pm 4/26/07 3:40pm