Sunday, November 22, 2015

Vasquez Canyon Landslide

A landslide on Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, CA is still moving. The area was soaked by heavy rains last month which have now caused a small hill to begin to move on to the roadway.
El niño rains are expected to bring more heavy rains soon to Southern California. Should be an interesting winter ahead.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
A road not taken.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

11 Most Exclusive and Expensive Cars at the 2015 LA Auto Show

Here's is my list the most exclusive and expensive cars at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. So 1%'ers looking for some new wheels, here are my recommendations from this year's show.

1.Porsche 911 Targa 4S in white. $179,255 USD. 3.0 litre engine with two turbos making 420hp.
Seven speeds that will get you up to 187 mph.

911 Targa 4S

2. 2017 Acura NSX. No price yet but will be around $150K USD. 573 HP with three electric motors. Only 800 will be made.
NSX in excess.

 3. Dodge Viper ACR. $118,795 USD with a V-10 engine that produces 645 hp.
Viper ACR.

 4. Aston Martin DB10. Only 10 were made for the new James Bond film "Spectre." 8 were destroyed during the film. This car is NOT for sale. Accessories are not listed.
Top secret.

 5. 2016 Aston Marin DB9. This car is for sale. Only 150 will be made. They are available for $242K USD. You get an Omega James Bond watch with the car and it comes in Spectre silver.
DB9, not top secret.

 6. 2016 Chevrolet Corvette CTR Z06 Special Edition. 650 V8 motor that produces 650hp. Carbon fiber body and only 650 will be produced.
You don't have to get this color.
7. 2017 Alpha Romeo Guila Quadrafiligio (4 Leaf Clover). This $70K Italian super car comes with a V6 engine that produces 505hp.
Good luck car.

017 Maserati Gran Turismo Centennial Edition. The V8 engine makes 454hp and feature Zenya silk seats and a carbon fiber hood. They are also hand made in Italy.

 9.MercedesAMG S63 coupe. This $234K USD car features a 47 Swavaroski crystal day light running lights and radar. Too many accessories to list.
Serious options from Mercedes.

10.F-Type Jaguar $66K with a 550 V8 Engine                                                                                                                         

Jaguar F-Type.
11.BMW 2016 M4 GTS Coupe. $134K USA with 3.0 strait 6 motor with two turbos that produce 493hp. There is also a built in roll cage and carbon hood, roof, and rear deck. Only 300 will be produced.                                                                                                                                        
Carbon heaven.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Candle Light Vigil at LA City Hall

A candle light vigil was held at LA City Hall to remember the victims of the 11/13 paris terror attacks. LA stood united with Paris as a sister against the brutal attacks. Many expatriots form France attended the vigil.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
A french woman with a new peace symbol Eiffel Tower tattoo.

LA City Hall lit up with the tri-colors of France.

LA united.

A young American boy who has French parents at the vigil.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Petersen Automotive Museum

The newly remodeled Petersen Automotive Museum @ Fairfax Ave and Wilshire Blvd. is lit up at night in the national tri-colors of France.
It is an amazing building to see day or evening.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Vive La France!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Candle Light Vigil for Nohemi

Students, faculty, and friends of Cal State Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez burn candles to remember her life.
Nohemi was killed in the 11/13 Paris terror attacks.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
For a bright life.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Westwood Noir

Looking up Westwood Blvd. from Pico at night.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
LA noir.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veteran's Day

In Marina del Rey on Lincoln Blvd.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Panhandling on busy Lincoln Blvd.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Welcome to the HLP

The freeway exit sign off of the 110 "Pasadena Freeway" with bullet holes. I've actually seen more bullet holes in that sign before it was replaced.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Welcome to the wild east!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Cooler Week

LA finally gets a cooler week as El Niño starts to take effect.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Palm Trees on Beverly Drive.