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This Is Why People In Southern California Say 'The' In Front Of Freeway Names This Is Why People In Southern California Say 'The' In Front Of Freeway Names

I don’t know if you have noticed this but I certainly did when I first moved to Southern California: People insist on adding the definite article “the” in front of major freeways. Turns out, it’s not just some baseless regional slang, there’s a decent amount of history behind it.

The Most Beautiful '50s And '60s American Car Paintings The Most Beautiful '50s And '60s American Car Paintings

Although they decrease in number with each passing year, classic cars from the 1950s and '60s are part of America's cultural landscape. They're icons of an time when we had just defeated the biggest threats the world had ever known.

There's Now A Blog That Tracks All The Crazy Cars Jay Leno Drives Around Los Angeles There's Now A Blog That Tracks All The Crazy Cars Jay Leno Drives Around Los Angeles

Our friend Jay Leno has a garage full of unique cars. That's not special. What makes Leno an ideal car owner is that he drives them around. Many Angeleños have seen the current Tonight Show host cruising through Southern California traffic in a Model T, a vintage race car, or even one of his steam-powered rides.

Lexus attacks two classic cars Lexus attacks two classic cars

These photos of a woman in a Lexus jumping a curb into a classic Pontiac Lemans and '40 Ford Roadster during a Southern California car show prove one thing definitively: your car is never truly safe from the beige plague. But what exactly happened here?

Rust, Bad! Southern California 356, Good! Rust, Bad! Southern California 356, Good!

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Here's a sight you don't see very often these days.

DOTS-O-Rama Saturday, Tomsk Edition: Malaise Yank Tanks Of Orange County DOTS-O-Rama Saturday, Tomsk Edition: Malaise Yank Tanks Of Orange County

Even with most of the weekend's posts focused on 24 Hours Of LeMons South coverage, we still need to keep up with Down On The Street Bonus Edition. Tomsk has sent in many, many photos.

Orange County Fairlane, Now With Added '65 LTD! Orange County Fairlane, Now With Added '65 LTD!

Many of you have been kind enough to send DOTS Bonus Edition photos my way, and you're all very good about not raking me over the coals for taking so damn long to get to some of them. Reader Vance, who dwells behind the Orange Curtain, shot this very clean 1955 Ford Fairlane on the streets of Tustin back in October.…

eBay Find: 1976 Jensen-Healey Jensen GT eBay Find: 1976 Jensen-Healey Jensen GT

Oh man, this one hurts. As you may know we are at the age and pathetic financial situation where a man begins to look around for his project car. As you may also know, Jalopnik hearts shooting breaks brakes, especially British ones. This very good looking example of how screwed up the British auto industry was of…

Spy Photos: Lexus/Toyota Hybrid Crossover Caravan Spotted In SoCal — Causes Engineer Road Rage? Spy Photos: Lexus/Toyota Hybrid Crossover Caravan Spotted In SoCal — Causes Engineer Road Rage?

You know you've totally hit a Priddy-level jackpot of test vehicle action based upon how much of a total prick the engineers driving the black vinyl-clad vehicles act in reaction to you pulling up along side snapping shots. The boys over at the GT Channel definitely hit the jackpot based entirely upon the…

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