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This too shall pass


JM, Jurassic, Parked, 1.12.09


For the ninth time in eighteen years, the jurassic beater formerly known as a German Luxury Automobile passed the tough-to-beat California smog test.

With 192,000 miles, I can't say I was expecting success at all---but she did it again.

In the words of the usual Russian smog tester on Brand, "This bitch gets two more years!"

It passed on the fourth try, but with seven straight tests at the same shop, they'll do that for you, gratis.

Photo setting is a naked attempt to make Rodger Jacobs homesick for LA. I tweeted "I just passed the C-A smog, I'm going to Diz Knee Land" behind a celebratory Jim Beam.

Please also note the parking meter all but draped by jurassic rotting palm fronds.