Category Archives: Driving

A MAN OF SPEED by Peter Nolan Smith

Father’s Day has complemented Mother’s Day since 1910, although the holiday remained unofficial for decades and most Americans treated Father’s Day as a joke, until LBJ proclaimed the Third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six Years later Richard Nixon signed a bill to include Father’s Day in the American pantheon of holidays. “The only […]

Happy Earth Day Plus 1

Lately I’ve been arguing that the age of the car is coming to an end. Supporters of the meshing of fire, steel, and wheel guffaw my prediction. “Cars will always be with us.” Older adults are adamant about our addiction to cars without recognizing the generational shift in progress. “There are no cars in Star […]

The Amazing Car Machine – 2008

Jocko Weyland, our China correspondent was driving in his Nissan in LA. He had to find some to park it while he was away. The car gave its own solution The Amazing Car Machine 1993-May 19th, 2008. In loving memory A great little car, possibly the greatest little car ever, “The Amazing Car Machine” known […]

The 420 Bus to Hollywood

In the late spring of 1995 I lived with Scottie Taylor in a North Hollywood pool house. The homeowner ran a strip club off West Pico Boulevard. Dennis’ dancers sunbathed nude in the mornings. They were Jesus freaks and read the Bible like a choir of fallen angels. Scottie and I were sinners in their […]

Gator Hole Bar Okeechobee – 2008

The world has been changing with the man’s desire for mass suicide. Florida’s Okeechobee Swamp has been imprisoned by interstates and poisoned by the evil Sugar Barons, such as the Fanjuls. Its water level has dropped drastically in the preceding years of drought. “In 1970 something a flood lifted off the roof,” The beehived bartender […]