A few months back, after a feature on the 500E was posted on this site, I saw one parked in the garage where I work. Recognizing the car, I was excited! An elderly gentleman got behind the wheel, started it up, and OH GOD THAT SOUND! I thought the building was going to collapse, and I wouldn't have minded, it was that… » 12/19/14 2:24am Friday 2:24am

Get a tripod, longer exposure and adjust aperture accordingly. Or play around with an off-camera flash to bring up the light levels during a very long exposure. There's a ton of possibilities with even an entry level DSLR. » 8/10/14 10:53pm 8/10/14 10:53pm

Congrats. Ignore anyone who says the fumes are bad for you. Suck it in and don't worry too much about catching a DUI; the high only lasts about a minute, so by the time you hit the road you should be good to go. » 8/10/14 3:07pm 8/10/14 3:07pm

I'd say it's likely a result of the Watts (and numerous other) riots. I heard a few stories from my grandfather on the subject, who was an officer in Northern California around that time, being called to work riot lines around the Bay Area. » 8/05/14 9:30am 8/05/14 9:30am

as I grew up, live, and work in/around that building, I've always loved it and FLW's vision for the greater fairgrounds. The library and court rooms are just exceptional. Leaky roof? Insane maintenance? Terrible functionality for government agencies trying to work inside? Who cares, it's art. » 7/02/14 11:58pm 7/02/14 11:58pm

I'm curious how discretion in what is fundamentally a minor offense could be taken away from us with legislation. As it is, we currently have no discretion in domestic violence (shall arrest), missing persons, and identity theft cases (shall take report); most everything else, we can decide a course of action. » 3/09/14 4:16pm 3/09/14 4:16pm

Styling wise, I'm so conflicted. The back half looks meaty, stately, and refined. The front styling looks like a MkV Jetta pre-refresh. Painful. The interior, while a little dated, looks good when you're looking up close; the wood details, console layout, juuuust enough chrome accents. But somehow, when the photos pan… » 3/08/14 10:03pm 3/08/14 10:03pm