Posts tagged “automobiles”

  • Los Angeles Monorail
    January 26th, 2015 @ 6:44 am PST

    Did you know that way, way back in 1963 Alweg Research Corp. — the company that built the Disneyland monorail — offered to give a monorail system to the city of Los Angeles? I’ve ridden both the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World monorails hundreds of times in my life and I’ve wasted thousands of […]

  • Big O Tires – West Los Angeles
    October 21st, 2012 @ 3:17 pm PST

    I traded my trusty rusty 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 for a 2004 Lexus RX330 when we had the boy. (I got a really, really good deal on the Lexus at Jim Falk Lexus of Beverly Hills.) A few weeks ago we topped 90,000 miles on it and I knew it was time for a new […]

  • Corn Resin Traffic Cones?
    April 3rd, 2012 @ 7:34 am PST

    Why don’t they make traffic cones from some sort of easily-pulverizable corn resin type material? I see a half dozen of those things on my drive to work every day, usually squeezed into a median barrier or precariously close to the shoulder. If they burst into little pieces — like the special effects shatter glass […]

  • Driverless Cars
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 9:13 am PST

    Ever since my son was born I have been saying that I don’t think he’ll ever need to “drive” a car. I really think that by the time he’s old enough to drive, the idea of sitting behind the wheel and steering and using the gas pedal will be silly to him. I’m not saying […]

  • Pontiac G5 Rental Car
    August 18th, 2009 @ 8:16 am PST

    So I’m currently driving a Pontiac G5 while the Mercedes is in the shop. I don’t think I can easily explain the many problems I have with this car. It is a very good example, I think, of why the American auto industry is in the toilet.

  • Friday Five: Cars I’ve Owned
    March 13th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST