You’d never notice it driving by, but right in the middle of Echo Park works Baron Margo, one of the coolest car builders in the country. He builds his own retro-rocket-art cars nearly from scratch, and there’s one place he always tests them: Baxter street, one of the steepest in LA. If his cars can survive it,…
The Tatra T87 was one of the great streamliners, built to cruise Europe’s first highways, a smooth, high-speed luxury express. What it was not built for is gridlocked Los Angeles traffic, something that was eminently clear as we all started to smell the car wildly overheat.
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…
Last week we subjected ourselves to the torture of carspotting in Los Angeles to show you how stupid, annoying, hurtful, dumb and perfect cars live here. Here is what we found.
The LA Auto Show this year was filled with pansy cars for the weak: an Alfa Romeo crossover and a 911 race car with the engine in the middle. But for truly real Los Angeles realness, this was the one.
Fuck Los Angeles, the town of “I needed a cheap commuter car that’s good on gas, so I bought a 1986 Toyota MR2.”
The McLaren 675LT was pitched to me as the “practical supercar,” for reasons I tuned out immediately because I was too excited to drive a fucking McLaren. Then I had to put that claim to the test.
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.
It's exceedingly difficult to become a professional firefighter. But in Los Angeles County, it seems one insurmountable hurdle may be standing between hundreds of would-be applicants before they're even allowed to attempt rigorous entrance exams: nepotism.
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.