1A Blog Asks: What’s The Ideal Car For Carmageddon?

By this point you have probably read or seen on TV that the Los Angeles 405 Freeway is shut down for 3 days.  This horrifying event has now been appropriately nicknamed “Carmageddon”.  Why?  Because all of that 405 bound traffic will now end up super saturating the surrounding areas, causing people to become highly irrational.  If LA traffic is anything like Boston traffic, we can surely count on enough foul language and rude hand gestures to last us 37 lifetimes.  The kind of filth that will be screamed out the side windows of these marooned vehicles will be atrociously offensive in ways that we don’t even understand yet.  Best case scenario is that Merriam-Webster gains a few new verbs from it.

Now that we understand that no word with “ageddon” on the end is ever a good thing, how does one make the best of this bad situation?  Well, the only way is to make sure that you are the person driving the most Carmageddon appropriate vehicle.  What kind of vehicle is it?  What options are must have’s for keeping your sanity during hours of traffic?  A/C ? Super Swampers? Shark rockets? You tell me!


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Jeremy Nutt

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4 thoughts to “1A Blog Asks: What’s The Ideal Car For Carmageddon?”

  1. Boston is a kiddie pool compared to the shark tank that is LA traffic. I’ve been in bumper to bumper 90 mph traffic on the 101. It was harrowing to say the least.

    If I was out there for this mess, you could find me behind the wheel of a Topkick or a Kodiak, smashing my way through the traffic with a locked axle and loaded fuel tank.

    Honestly, your best bet would be to use this weekend as an excuse to get the hell out of LA. Take a spin out to Vegas or the Grand Canyon, maybe scoot up to San Fran… take that Alcatraz tour you’ve been meaning to go on. Use it as an excuse for a classic American roadtrip… just stay off the 405! Haha.

  2. My lifted up solid axle swapped 95′ Silverado with the AC on and the stereo playing…high enough to drive over or at least majorly intimidate other drivers…Comfortably roomy for me and at any moment I could just say the heck with it and throw the tranfer case in 4WD and make a right turn off into just about anything.

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