California Gas Prices Looking More Like European Gas Prices

L.A. gas prices

I may have picked the wrong time to go to Los Angeles.

October is normally a nice time to visit, as the heat has eased off and the perpetual smog and/or fire smoke has been cleared by the freshness of early Autumn. This year, though, my timing to visit Southern California could be some of the worst yet. Not because of fires or earthquakes or Academy Awards ceremonies, but because of gas prices.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a city more reliant on personal transportation than L.A., with miles of freeways all jam-packed with frustrated motorists burning fuel while slogging toward the next interchange.

Fuel that now costs, in some places, over $5 per gallon.

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Introducing the 650-HP, 200-MPH 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

2013 Ford Shelby GT500, front

Never again shall the word “wicked” be used to describe a car, because today, my friends, we are retiring it in honor of the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. Set to officially debut at this week’s L.A. Auto Show, the king of Mustangs can once again look the Camaro ZL1 in the face and laugh.

With 650-hp, 600 lb-ft of torque and a 200-mph top speed, straight from the factory, mind you, this is one maniacally wicked car. Yes, it still has that solid rear axle, but this is the last I’ll mention that meaningless little fact, because in this car it doesn’t matter.

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