There was a day I'd say when in LA go see the illegal street races...what excitement! But I'm all grown up now and I traded racing for travel.
Fondest memory: Those nights....my wild nights on the streets of Los Angeles, hanging out with the crew and drag racing out in Sylmar, Gardena, Stadium Way & all the other streets we used to race on.
Fondest memory: What was this...engine number 5? Well, I must have blown a good number of motors in my day but this last motor, a twin cam VTEC B16A from Japan, had a redline of over 8000 rpm. It was the perfect match!
You should see all the sun there and the live. And if you have chance, you can see a lot of beautiful car like Porsche, Lamborghini...
Fondest memory: I don't have a best memory there because i'm just stayed there 3 days, but only to feel the sun in your skin it's so cool..
Try to rent an electric car! It´s not only the special feeling of riding an extraordonary vehicle, its allso because you get the best places in this city wich is stucked full of ordonary fuel powered cars.
Fondest memory: Getting to the best places with the electric car! You will get an extraordonary possibility to go to the most frequent atractions in the city without searching a gap to park your car miles away from the entrance and paying lots of money for that. You allways get the best and nearest places to park your electric car at many tourist atractions, shopping malls and even at the beaches! In LA there is a system of 'Electric Vehicle Parking Only' marked places with charging equipment for your car for free use! You don´t pay for parking, don´t pay for charging an best of all, they are allwas situatet at the best position nearby the entrance, beside the VIP only and disabled parkers. You find EV- parkers for example direct in the valet parking of the Universal Studios, straight at the beach of Santa Monica ore beside the mayors parking palce in the city hall garage. You never walk 15 minutes over a hot parking area ore pay 7$ in a dirty parking lot, like it´s common with an ordonary gasoline car!
Favorite thing: unless you have to! I could write the same for Malibu when I get the Malbu pages going on here- but back to downtown LA. Gas prices are really elevated here. A common guideline is that the richer the community, the higher the gas prices. Often this is the case, like with the example of Malibu. However, the guidleine is not the rule. Downtown LA is not necessarily rich. Despite having the fancy posh lofts and highrises and the wealth of business, the area is also the poorest of the poor with Skid Row and several downtrodden streets. Well, after some thought, the reason why gas is high in downtown may just be because pump stations are somewhat scarce. A particular station by the entrance of Chinatown (The name escapes me) and near Union Station is quite staggering considering pump price, often 20 cents higher than the normal at a given time. Yikes!
Some of television's greatest cars are here, including #53 - Herbie the Love Bug, and, pictured here with myself, the General Lee.
*No, they won't allow visitors to jump over the hood & slide into the seats through the window...
Favorite thing: The museum has plenty of one-off exhibits - famous vehicles and their roles in history and film (this is movieland, remember!), as well as some of the important eras in the American culture.
Favorite thing: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm are all great for the money. Get someone local to get you a ticket for a discount.
You see all sorts of custom vehicles in LA. This one is not only 4-wheel drive, but 4-wheel steering.
Fondest memory: Ahhh..Honda you say? Well, it's all about the power to weight ratio. That's one reason why my Honda was stripped to the bone.
Fondest memory: As if one Honda wasn't enough I had to go out and do this one up as well. I concentrated more on the appearence than the performance....but it sure looks nice in my driveway.
Favorite thing: A classy museum of automotive culture & history, rather than just a display of cars, the Petersen sits at the head of the Miracle Mile, just across the corner from Johnie's Coffee Shop.
Before there was "Fahrfegneugen", there was Herbie.
Disney isn't far away, and so it's fitting that their most famous car is sitting here.