Vaguely Exotic California Municipalities

oooo, how cosmopolitan!!
oooo, how cosmopolitan!!

It’s the ubiquitous GM A-body from the mid-70s.  WooHoo!.  Not only is this every Oldsmobile Cutlass, Pontiac LeMans, Buick Regal and Century you’ve ever seen, it is, down at your neighborhood Chevy Dealer, the Malibu, the El Camino, the Laguna and the Monte Carlo (yeah, not Cali, but the same climate).

Why love it, besides being old but intact?

It begat the 6000SUX (“It’s back! Big is back, because bigger is better than ever! 6000 SUX: An American Tradition!”), which inspired the 1998 Packard (“Something with reclining leather seats, that goes really fast, and gets really shitty gas mileage”).

Also, because of a close encounter in the BK Lounge on graduation night.  Then there’s Annette (who no longer hates me, because she forgot she did)

Cop or Not?

Damn you, fast shutter speed
Damn you, fast shutter speed

Innocuous looking Chevy Malibu, AZL 744VKFW.  What you don’t see is two rows of red/blue cop lights in the rear window, going off like a Fremont St. casino on meth.  Somehow, in two shots, I could not capture the cop candlepower.

Anyway, welcome to Phoenix.  We’ll dress up like traveling vacuum salesmen, just to separate you from your $ under the guise of traffic safety.