I was just in LA about 10 days ago, and the worst thing I experienced, besides the high cost of parking, was the congestion. There is not a major US city that doesn't have it's of really bad drivers. Ever been in Las Vegas at rush hour? Ever tried the Strip on a weekend? Bad drivers are EVERYWHERE! » 4/27/10 2:09pm 4/27/10 2:09pm

I also don't have a picture to prove this story either, since I haven't been to this cemetery in a long time, but in the Tooele City Cemetery(west of Salt Lake City, Ut), there's a headstone of a young man with an engraving of his mid 80's Monte Carlo on it, one of those with the tiny wheels and tires when that was… » 10/05/09 5:52pm 10/05/09 5:52pm

My first and only Plymouth was a 69 Roadrunner, bought in the summer of 1971. Yes I am that old. After owning the car for about 6 months, it was discovered to have been "rode hard and put away wet" —the car had so many problems, but damn it was fast. Just your basic 383, auto trans, AM radio, no air, bench seat. I was… » 5/17/09 1:40pm 5/17/09 1:40pm

As you can see by my avatar, Cars is one of my favorite movies of the last 5 years. I've managed to catch some of the Cartoons on cable and they are just as well-done as the movie. I'm glad that Doc Hudson isn't in this, though, as a sign of respect to Mr. Newman. » 5/14/09 2:57pm 5/14/09 2:57pm

Pixar won't even need to use designers for the "Cars 2" movie for the role of the cute Japanese cousin who comes to Radiator Springs.. Just put in the eyes on the windshield and the mouth is already there. » 3/02/09 12:44pm 3/02/09 12:44pm

@CypressCarNut- Who's gonna build excitement now?: At the small car museum in one of the casinos in Laughlin NV, they have an International Pickup, customized with a raised roof, used in the John Wayne movie, "Hatari". It so looks like what he would own today...something oddball and something sturdy. » 2/24/09 3:18pm 2/24/09 3:18pm

I worked in a local department store in Salt Lake City for 10 long years in the 80's and early 90's (yes I am that old) and Lee used to come into shop; a woman in our department had know her for a long time. She was nice but I (and everyone else around) was always slightly creeped out by looking at her nails, which we… » 2/13/09 10:51am 2/13/09 10:51am

@Fluffy, Pushbroom: I have the Centennial plate on my car here in Las Vegas-not the flat one since I bought it in 2004. Since about 2006, they've all been flat. I've heard there have been problems with fakes. » 2/02/09 4:15pm 2/02/09 4:15pm

I was so looking forward to his resignation in 1974, long before the days of 24 hr TV news and the internet-but I had been scheduled to have 4 impacted wisdom teeth out on the Friday he resigned and couldn't put them off, since my wife was 8.5 months pregnant at the time. I have always regretted missing that broadcast… » 1/10/09 1:51am 1/10/09 1:51am

I've said this on Jalopnik before...my mother used to tell me that I could tell the difference between a Ford or a Chevy before I was 3 years old..but had trouble telling the difference between a cow and horse. I can't remember not loving cars. Owning them, not so much. But I love looking, reading, Jalopnik-ing(is… » 1/08/09 12:58pm 1/08/09 12:58pm