STOP ME IF YOU’VE INSTALLED THIS ONE… (With an added commentary on automated common sense)


But the rear brakes … the standard-issue rear drum brakes were tiny, faded flat black bottle caps, so small and spindly that you could just barely make them out hiding behind the Fiesta’s spiffy alloy 5-spoke wheels. My rear brakes were in a word: murky, miniscule, featureless, and (the worst sin of all for a fun runabout) dull … Editor Stokes adds a bit more slowdown to his ride.

Petersen Museum opens Lowrider Art Exhibit

LA CAR REPORT—I recently had the privilege to visit the new Lowrider exhibit, “The High Art of Riding Low” at the world renown Petersen Automotive Museum. The exhibit will run until June 3 2018, so we encourage all car enthusiast to go visit while you can. You really don’t have to be a lowrider or even a car enthusiast to enjoy this exhibit. Yes it’s car oriented but it’s about culture and art and cars just happen to be the medium for it. Tom Gomez reports.

20-20 HINDSIGHT in Retrospect: 20 Years of L.A. Cars

LA CAR REPORT—This compendium of short pieces was assigned to a number of our staff writers with the idea of them each taking a year back to LACar’s inception year of 1997 and coming up with the car that would have been the very best, most fun, most practicable, most probable, car to have been brought out in that year, for use in Los Angeles and its environs. Sly, subjective, subversive, and silly (with maybe a little hint of all four), here’s 20 years of cars written by our highly-tuned staff writers who were given 150 words each to reach back and talk about a good one for L.A.

from LA Car’s first two decades

LA CAR REPORT—LA Car Day with Jay Leno. The article that caused the President of Pasadena City College to change her campus-issued vehicle. The MPG Lifetime Achievement Award for our Editor. LACAR, the porn site? “This car got me laid.” Making the 6:00 p.m. network news on channels 2, 4 and 7. There are many memorable moments in LA Car’s first two decades. Here are ten of them.

Glenn Oyoung is LA Car’s new publisher

LA CAR REPORT—If you were at the Petersen Museum on the sixth of August last year, you might have seen Glenn Oyoung giving a reading from his children’s book, “C is for Car.” It’s a delightful book for the very young, and the reception from the Petersen crowd resulted in calls for Glenn to expand his publication reach. When the 2018 model year begins, Glenn will be expanding his publication repertoire into the automotive world of the young and old. Starting the first of October, Glenn becomes the Publisher of LA Car.

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