One Saab Forward, Three Saabs Back

03.27.2014

A tale of four loves -- all of them four-wheeled, all of them Swedish. Find out whether this Saab story has a happy ending, right this way.

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Jensen Interceptor: Leather, Wood, and The Fates

01.31.2014

The Fates sometime communicate with us in mysterious ways, but today they all but club Jim Hanna in the head with a clear message about this marriage of British spirit and American muscle.

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Why Car Shows Are Weird

12.16.2013

Hint: It might have something to do with monkeys, the next Sandra Bullock and/or German drywallers.

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Mullholland Menace

10.15.2013

Motorcycles by Harley and BMW may turn some heads on Mullholland Highway, but it takes a special two-wheeler to catch the attention of the CHP while exceeding the speed limit by just 7 mph.

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The 2013 4-Door Crisper

09.13.2013

Have you ever rented a car just for the air conditioning? Find out what it is to feel like Sir Ernest Shackleton en route to Palm Springs, right here.

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The Bus Stops Here

08.28.2013

Now that Volkswagen is finally hanging up its tie-dye hat, hippies and hipsters alike will be sobbing into their kombucha.

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Runt of the Litre

08.16.2013

Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta -- old hand Jim Hanna falls for the tiniest automobile in a pack of tiny cars.

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Old Cars and iPads

08.09.2013

What did driving mean to you when you were 16 years old? Probably something different from what it means to today's teens...

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Stripper Name or Car Paint?

08.02.2013

Which car gets your vote for Ugliest Paint Color of All Time? We've got a few ideas of our own...

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Vlad the Impala

07.29.2013

Consumer Reports just rated the 2014 Chevrolet Impala an "excellent" 95 out of 100 and Jim Hanna's still reeling from the shock.

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Scooternation

07.18.2013

Scooter traffic chaos in Bali faces off against the special brand of insanity that is a Southern California resident's daily commute. And the winner is...

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The Opened Road

09.30.2011

After a year-and-a-half of licking its fire and flood inflicted wounds, the Angeles Crest Highway opened on Friday, June 3, 2011, only to be inundated by another flood--of motorcyclists, bicyclists, sports car drivers, tentatively piloted minivans and cruising patrol units.

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Where Are the Campers?

03.08.2011

Thinking of converting a van into a camper? A suggestion! If you're a middle-aged male, alone, driving a plain white cargo van with a makeshift bed in the back, don't sit in it parked near a school. Just don't.

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In Praise of Older Cars

02.04.2011

Enough iDrive, MyTouch and OnStar. Enough heated steering wheels, console beverage dispensers and automatic keister coolers. Enough traction control, stability control, blind spot warning, signal-sending and satellite tracking. People, you’re on a trajectory for a macchiato, not Mars.

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In Praise of Older Cars

02.04.2011

By Jim Hanna Enough iDrive, MyTouch and OnStar.  Enough heated steering wheels, console beverage dispensers and automatic keister coolers.  Enough traction control, stability control, blind spot warning, signal-sending and satellite tracking.  People, you’re on a trajectory for a macchiato, no...

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