Paint + metal + gas + rubber + oil + camera = metric ton of awesome

We’ve a particular gathering here in Southern California (one of many) called Cars & Coffee. Locals show up early in the morning on the weekend to show off their cars, trucks, and motorcycles, grab a cup of coffee, and talk shop. It’s unscripted and open to all, so you never know who or what’s going to show up. From one-off-race cars to beater trucks, it’s all there; these are some of the things that catch my eye while I wander about with my cup and camera. Welcome, to The Death Machine.

We all know that small cars are good for us. But so is cod liver oil. And jogging. I want to drive around in a Terminator, not the heroine in an E. M. Forster novel.

-Jeremy Clarkson

Alas, Poor Yorick!

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I’m not gonna ride home in the car. I’ll wait for Randy. I think I’ll get home quicker.

-Patsy Cline

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It’s a massive motor in a tiny, lightweight car.

-Carroll Shelby

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