I originally published this on my personal blog, Warm Leftovers. I don’t know what Kinja etiquette on self link-backing is, but I’m going to do it because I spent a fair amount of time putting this together: original article here.
It came out today that, once upon a near-bankruptcy, Tesla’s Elon Musk sought an $11 billion investment from Google to keep the nascent electric carmaker’s assembly line going.
I was young (eighteen). I was foolish (eighteen). I was really, really excited about my new jacket (eighteen).
I take my car to the shop far too often, but sometimes I also bring my camera. Here are a few of my favorite photos I've taken while there.
I saw this beauty across from my apartment here in Los Angeles' Japantown Sawtelle neighborhood. I believe it's a 2000 Berlina, but I don't really know the cues to look for the distinguish it from a 1750 (I noticed these rims seem more common on the 2000s?).
While it is a terribly un-Jalop sort of topic, there's little denying that automakers are more and more pushing "smart" features as major selling points for their vehicles, especially mass-market cars meant for the average Joe.
I've been waiting ages to post these (finally got Oppo approval!), so they're a bit old, but we'll start with one of my favorite weirdly rare finds in Los Angeles' smaller historically Japanese neighboorhood: a Corolla 1.8 Coupe (E70, 1980-83 I believe, but I'm not a Toyota expert). Any input on the details would be…