Rebekah Fleischaker knows a thing or two about working as a woman in a male-dominated field. A mechanic for more than 20 years and owner of Sherman Oaks-based California Automotive and Mobile Mechanics, she goes by the moniker “Carchick.”
There is not a long and storied history of Jews in motorsports. The cast of characters is limited and filled mostly with names like Jody and Tomas Scheckter, François Cevert and Peter Revson, all of which likely means little to the average American, and less to the average American Jew.
Two cars owned by Arabs were set on fire near the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.
Last June, I wrote about my initial love/hate affair with Nissan’s all-electric production car. Since then, people keep asking me how I like my Leaf.
The family that owns BMW has admitted to using slave labor during World War II.
Two Jewish teens from Safed have been indicted for setting fire to two cars owned by Arab students. The teens were indicted Thursday for torching the cars as revenge for the murder of five members of the Fogel family in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Itamar. They deny the allegations.
Two cars owned by Arab students at the Safed Academic College were set alight following a campus event to promote dialogue between Jews and Arabs. Anti-Arab graffiti also was spray-painted on the walls of the college following Tuesday night's event, according to reports. "Arabs get out," "Death to Arabs" and "Kahane was right" were among the epithets.
A shipment of private cars was allowed to enter Gaza for the first time in three years.
Here's my "Parking Spot Theory": Let's say you're driving around, looking for a parking spot and you can't find one. You drive around the block again and, still, nothing. You look up ahead at the other cars circling the block and no one is getting a parking spot. Frustration builds. Then, suddenly, a spot opens up and the guy ahead of you pulls into it. The first thing you think is, "Damn, that could've been my parking spot." Disappointment. Anger.
If you missed the alternative-fuel vehicles at the L.A. Auto Show -- and with just a dozen exhibited, they were hard to find -- don't despair. Check out the one on display at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, in Rabbi Harvey Fields' parking space.