G36 6x6

Drama On The High Dunes

When a big brand drops a particularly outlandish offering on the public, we’re always treated to a bombastic release in the blogosphere. Mercedes-Benz, however, has taken presentation-drama to a whole new level with the psych-up video they’be just dropped, featuring the new G63 AMG 6X6, which I actually caught on the YouTube channel of Russian…

Mercedes Geländewagen: A New Mania?

Merc’s internationally-prevalent off roader known as the G-Class, G-Wagen, or “Geländewagen” to traditionalists has carried pretty much the same look since it’s design was suggested to Mercedes by the Shah of Iran in 1979. Oh yes, I had to cross-check that Wikipedia entry with the boys over at TopGear.com… but I have verified that is…

Sweet Sighting: W111

Spotted this W111 on Craigslist and upon realizing it was just down the street, I couldn’t help but have a look. Huge bench seat, accented fintails, lovely curved glass and a grille that says “pull over, peasant” make this chassis one of my all-time favoritie Mercs, and high on my list of next potential projects.…

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

A Mercedes Named Desire (ML Across America Stage 7)

The best way to describe the experience that is New Orleans is that it’s exactly what you’ve heard it is. The beads, the booze, the boobs; all tossed in your face like pennies into a fountain. Unfortunately we were doused in rain as much as debauchery, but a little weather never hurt- uh, nevermind. We…

Deep Ellum, Dallas

Doin’ The Deep Ellum (ML Across America Stage 5)

Of the two weeks we spent in the car, the trip from Roswell, New Mexico to Dallas, Texas may have been the most brutal. Despite having come across favorable weather for the first time since L.A., an unlimited supply of lattes could not have kept me awake on I-20.  In fact, I’m pretty sure we…

Snow Covered Cactus

Dirt Roads & Dairy Queen (ML Across America Stage 3)

Kicked off our first morning outside California with a tour of Mesa, AZ courtesy of my uncle Bob.  The place is pretty much exclusively populated with massive mansions and gated communities… all of which had just had a brown/tan/reddish brown paint bomb dropped on them from 32,000 feet.  At least that was the case on…