|Vernon Maxwell's 1961 Chevy Impala lowrider supercharged engine. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times|
I like to look, but I don't have the energy or the patience to make something like this. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I have done a thorough job of cleaning and polishing a car. For me, there is usually something more important to do, like take a nap, or write a blog post.