Friday, April 22, 2016

The Broad Bro!!

The Broad Bro!
http://www.thebroad.org/
221 Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca 90012
Check it out on Google Maps

This place is super cool and everyone in the area should check it out.  

Andy Warhol- Self Portrait


Andy Warhol- Most Wanted Man #6

Lichtenstein I'm Sorry, 1965

Lichtenstein- Goldfish Bowl


Lichtenstein- Live Ammo 1962


Hong Kong Stock Exchange 1995.  Nice.










Under the Table by Robert Therrien 
There's a docent under the table telling people not to touch anything.


Keith Haring untitled 1984


Takashi Murakami







Michael Jackson and Bubbles!!


Recycled Art.


Steam Cleaners?




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DeLorean at Design Con in Pasadena Nov 2015

Yes, I know,  we are in 2016, in February at that, but I just found these pictures on my old phone.  So here we go.

I was driving along off Green Street in Pasadena on a Saturday and noted a DeLorean!  Not just any DeLorean, but a fully restored one like the movie Back to the Future.

Side view

People were crowded around the time machine.



Wires everywhere!

They faithfully reproduced the interior.  Immaculate.

You can see the flux capacitor, not fluxing.


For this car being 30 years old, it still looks futuristic.


235/60 R15 Goodyear Eagle ST.
Apparently the car leaks oil....  





Sunday, December 20, 2015

Filming in Downtown?

So I was at my work in Downtown Los Angeles and saw this Mercedes that they used to film high speed chases.  I have seen lots of chase scenes done with this exact kind of AMG Mercedes.


There was actually a Police escort with 2 motorcycles cops.


And then I saw this which really creeped me out. 
I got super close and still couldn't see inside.


How the fuck can they see out of it?
Kind of reminds me of the burkas that Muslims wear.


The car is actually a Hyundai.  
You can see the police at the front of the caravan.


Here is the support vehicle with the film crew.  Note the front passenger.

I see you!


He was not enthusiastic about me taking pictures, and actually yelled at me.


2017 Lexus LC350

I saw a pair of these cars on the 210 freeway.  Usually they have several cars following them with a support team with big antennas.  This one I believe is the Lexus LC Coupe.
Here is the second one.


This is to compete with the 6 Series BMW Coupe..etc.


Very non- descript.


I had to use the selfie mode on my camera for this shot.
Kinda looks like the spindle- Darth Vador grille.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Cars and More Cars!!

I went to the LA Auto Show and didn't see too many cars that I liked.  I just got back from another car show and saw SOME cars I liked.  So this post is to combine both and hopefully have something worthy to make a post.

First up is the LA Auto Show.

This is the new 2017 Ford GT

Every angle looks good!  600+ HP

Sorry for the crappy angle.

You should know what this is.

1967- 1968 Mazda Cosmo!  
For the uninitiated, this was one of the first Japanese sports car.  
Today it is super valuable at 1.5m.

Say Hello to the Aston Martin DB10.  Yes, this is the car seen on the latest James Bond movie Spectre.  They actually built the car for the movie and made 10 more for some extremely lucky individuals.

Back side.

1965 Alfa Romeo TZ2  Super rare.


One of the original supercars.  
1988 Countach 5000QV
Horatio Pagani is the designer of this car.  He believed in the material carbon fiber so much that he encouraged Lamborghini to buy a super expensive autoclave but they didn't listen to him.  So he believed in this direction so much that he ended up mortgaging his own house and buying it himself and starting up his own auto company in 1992.  Don't worry, I got some pics of his cars!

You have to open the passenger door to get to the fuel filler.

The fuel filler is in the doorjam.  The interior is crappy.  
Such a striking car has a depressing interior.



So next up was an auto show/ toy drive at the Santa Anita Race Track parking lot.  This was pretty neat.  I saw some neat cars and some crappy ones also.  

This is the 1997 CLK GTR.  


These cars are super rare, only 25 have been built and this is the first one.

Big step to get in.  Ordinary Mercedes dash.  

Super cramped inside.


I can't believe this car is street legal.  The owner is Ben Chan.  He actually drives this car.

Even the car carrier is cool.

This is the Pagani Huayra (Pronounced why-ra).  These cars are super rare.  Only 100 exist.  This one is company owned and is a prototype for development.  The car is made completely from hand out of carbon fiber and does 235 Mph.  

The interior is really funky.  There are some compartments that you get custom luggage matches the seats.  No cupholders!  

Passenger side, closer look.

Mercedes 6.5L Twin Turbo powered!  730 Hp.

Rolls Royce Wraith for sale with some extra tacky options.

Check out the 75k in ugly options.