LA CAR REPORT—When I was a child, old people (which, to me at that time was anyone over 30) used to say that the older you get, the faster the years pass. Well, they were right. 2016 has flown by and 2017 is upon us. Get used to saying “President Trump” and, as California drivers, be prepared to obey some new traffic laws. All laws take effect January 1, 2017 unless otherwise noted. Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry reports.
EVENT—The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is well known for its impressive collection of fabulous vehicles and automotive-related events. Now, the Petersen will host a number of interesting and informative speakers, as well. Inspired by “Ted Talks,” the Petersen has introduced the new “Pete Talk” series. Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry reports.
GALLERY— By it’s unique exterior appearance, one would probably never know that the Petersen Automotive Museum was once a classic multi-level Los Angeles department store. Now, instead of clothing, home goods and linens, each floor is filled with some of the most beautiful and desirable automobiles ever created. Some of them are perfectly restored daily drivers that you may have parked in your very own garage, while others are rolling works of art bearing some of the most revered names in the automotive world. Such is the case with the current exhibit at the Petersen, The Art of Bugatti.
AUTO REVIEW—Big seems to be the theme throughout the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser. It’s big on the outside, measuring in at 194.9 inches in length and 74 inches in height, and big on the inside with seating for eight people over three rows. It has a big 24.6-gallon fuel tank, which is probably a good idea for a vehicle that gets 13 miles per gallon around town. And finally, the Land Cruiser has a BIG price tag with an MSRP, as equipped, just shy of $84,000. Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry finds out if bigger is better.
AUTO REVIEW—No, the title of this review isn’t a misprint. Our Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry is driving a car that is stylish and original while, at the same time, maintains a perfect balance between fairly impressive performance and very respectable fuel economy. Sleek, sporty and fun to drive, the turbocharged Lexus RC 200t puts a smile on Reed’s face on a weekend road trip to sunny Las Vegas.