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Old 10-16-2017, 04:05 PM
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This weekend, white Maserati Ghibli with a big ol' Buddha sitting on the dash.

This morning, '67 Impala (pretty sure) in great shape, blue body with black striping on the hood.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:26 PM
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I saw a very tiny car today, in San Francisco, and I'd love to know what it was. Overall length was about the same as a smart car, but the rear window came down immediately behind the seat, and then there was a sort of box mounted separately on the chassis behind the passenger compartment, I think between the rear wheels.

I only saw it for a second, it was going the other way in traffic and I couldn't get a good look. I don't know if it was electric or hybrid or internal combustion. Needless to say, I didn't see any logos or identifying marks.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:43 PM
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It was yesterday but can I play anyway? I wish l had a clue what it was but I the logo was strange to me--it was simply a large "W". If I hadn't been driving I would have taken some photos.

In appearance it looked somewhat like a 1950s Chevy Bel-Air, two doors, same color hardtop (deep red in this case), and no pillars between the front and rear side windows.

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Old 10-19-2017, 10:40 PM
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An Alfa Romeo Graduate convertible, with the top down, on Oct 19 in Boston.
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:54 PM
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No photo, and I only saw the [fast]back end of it sticking out of a bay in a repair shop...a 1966 Charger. Haven't seen one of those in a long time...very cool.
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:39 AM
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It was yesterday but can I play anyway? I wish l had a clue what it was but I the logo was strange to me--it was simply a large "W". If I hadn't been driving I would have taken some photos.

In appearance it looked somewhat like a 1950s Chevy Bel-Air, two doors, same color hardtop (deep red in this case), and no pillars between the front and rear side windows.
Sounds like a Willy's Bermuda.
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:24 AM
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A pair of old Isuzu I-mark sedans in someone's driveway.
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:59 PM
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In appearance it looked somewhat like a 1950s Chevy Bel-Air, two doors, same color hardtop (deep red in this case), and no pillars between the front and rear side windows.
Sounds like a Willy's Bermuda.
Having just googled, it might well have been one, although if so the logo on the back is different from what I'm seeing on Google.

Also, I just remembered that the tail/brake lights seemed very small. I'm thinking they might have been modified later by an owner who wanted to have barely-legal lights. This wasn't a lowrider, though, as far as I could tell.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:18 PM
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Having just googled, it might well have been one, although if so the logo on the back is different from what I'm seeing on Google.

Also, I just remembered that the tail/brake lights seemed very small. I'm thinking they might have been modified later by an owner who wanted to have barely-legal lights. This wasn't a lowrider, though, as far as I could tell.
Something like this maybe: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacksnell707/4050913419/ a different model with the logo and small tailights.

In any case I've never seen a W in the wild, I'd have posted that too.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:22 PM
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Saw a Subaru Brat today with the rear facing seats with the handgrips in place. No rust, very clean, very cool.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:37 AM
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It was yesterday but can I play anyway? I wish l had a clue what it was but I the logo was strange to me--it was simply a large "W". If I hadn't been driving I would have taken some photos.

In appearance it looked somewhat like a 1950s Chevy Bel-Air, two doors, same color hardtop (deep red in this case), and no pillars between the front and rear side windows.
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Sounds like a Willy's Bermuda.
Cool. Until now I'd never heard of the Willys Bermuda. I looked it up. Here's an image of the car. And here are images of the Willys logo.
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:03 PM
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Highly collectible, they say, one year of production and kind of an oddity - the Jeep people made a Bel Air. I don't know if it's flamboyant enough for my garage though.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:57 AM
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It was a mega, super expensive looking sports car (not good on makes or models sorry) parked outside the grottiest looking house in a very run down part of town.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:55 AM
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Sure you weren't playing Grand Theft Auto?

While I was getting ATF for my car I saw a slammed 66 Cadillac sedan de ville in a really cool metallic aqua-ish colour and a really nice pinstripe accents in navy and white. The car looked almost stock except for the fact it was flat on the ground. I didn't get to see it drive so I don't know if he was running hydraulic or air ride but it was a sweet looking ride.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:21 AM
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A second generation (1964-67) Corvette Sting Ray coupe, in red.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:40 PM
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Today is a throwback day -- I saw 2 vehicles from my youth today.

I first saw a Yamaha Heritage Special motorcycle, the '650 Special'. The XS650SK (or 650 XS-SK) was the first motorcycle I ever owned. Mine was a 1983 that I bought in 1985, and I put 49,000 miles on it and then sold it in Lawton OK in the summer of 1990 for $650 to some guy named Lynn (IIRC). Lynn, I hope that bike served you well like it did for me.

I rode it to Fort Sill (Lawton) from San Francisco, for attending a 3-month artillery class at Fort Sill. With its 3.1-gallon tank and its 50 MPG, that 650 could go 150 miles on a tank, but in the wide open expanses along I-40 on that 1,600-mile ride to Oklahoma, I stopped for gas about every 125 miles. It wasn't the most comfortable cross-country cruiser, and at times it was painful on that long ride. Ahh, youth.

I sold it because a retiring USMC Warrant Officer was selling his 1983 BMW R80RT, and I bought that from him. I could never afford a BMW, even the used ones in San Francisco were too expensive, but Warrant Officer Johnson kindly cut me a break on the price. Thank you, Warrant Officer Johnson! My ride home back home to San Francisco was downright luxurious. I bought your bike with about 60,000 miles on it, and put another 80,000 miles on it in 5 years before selling it for another bike in 1995.

And then just a few minutes ago I saw a 1969 Buick Skylark which was a car my parents owned when I turned 16. I am the oldest sibling and so was the first of the kids to turn 16 and drive, and both parents had newer cars, so in essence that Skylark was all mine to drive. Good memories! In West Hartford CT, I drove my girlfriend (her name was Andrea) all over, lots of dates and movies and good memories from my youth.

Great memories from both vehicles, from the 1970s in that Skylark and the 1980s on that 650 Special.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:37 PM
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Bugatti Veyron. I wanted to throw myself at it.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:54 AM
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Two days, two 1969 Buick Skylarks! Both seen in San Francisco, today's was a red one and yesterday's was a blue one. Both were 2-door models. Pretty cool, to me anyway.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:14 AM
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A red Jeep Comanche pickup, which was last made in 1992. At minimum, it was 25 years old and looked pretty good for its age.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:02 AM
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:51 AM
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Also a Fiat X1/9 (approx 1977?). And an MG Midget 1500. Very small.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:49 PM
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A Ferrari Portofino in black, which actually made it look rather unremarkable on the highway.

And another 2nd generation Corvette, this time in powder blue.
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:41 PM
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A Ferrari Portofino in black, which actually made it look rather unremarkable on the highway.
Really? Are you sure it wasn't a California?

I was under the impression that US models don't even arrive in the country until next summer. And according to this article, even European buyers can't get them until early in the new year.
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:41 PM
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A second generation (1964-67) Corvette Sting Ray coupe, in red.
Not a big vette fan but I parked next to one today at the grocery store, red, 3rd generation 1970ish. Not even pristine, some bubbling under the paint, still so iconic, probably the sexiest thing ever on wheels. I don't see them often.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:39 AM
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Really? Are you sure it wasn't a California?
You're probably right. It passed me on a crowded highway and I tried to look it up online afterwards.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:05 PM
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Really? Are you sure it wasn't a California?

I was under the impression that US models don't even arrive in the country until next summer. And according to this article, even European buyers can't get them until early in the new year.
Yes, but the journalists need an early crack at it to promote it in their rags. I bet somebody for Autoweek or R&T was driving.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:16 PM
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I saw a really pretty car on the road today that I didn't recognize. As I get close I see its a Tesla. It's the first time ive seen one irl. Pretty sweet.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:21 PM
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I saw a really pretty car on the road today that I didn't recognize. As I get close I see its a Tesla. It's the first time ive seen one irl. Pretty sweet.
That's pretty amazing to me. I see a half dozen on each leg of my commute every day, often more.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:42 PM
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Yes, but the journalists need an early crack at it to promote it in their rags. I bet somebody for Autoweek or R&T was driving.
In the US?

I understand that automotive journalists get to drive the cars early, but i'd be pretty surprised if there were Portofinos already in America for that purpose, given that the car isn't due here for at least six months. I was under the impression that they usually bring the American journalists to the car, in Europe, for these sorts of pre-launch drives.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:51 PM
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That's pretty amazing to me. I see a half dozen on each leg of my commute every day, often more.
Pretty amazing how? Just the fact that I'd never seen one before? If so, keep in mind I live in Flint MI. Not exactly a cosmopolitan area. 😋
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:12 AM
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Pretty amazing how? Just the fact that I'd never seen one before?
Yes, exactly that. They're an amazingly common sight here (Boston area) and I was quite shocked to know there are still places in the US where seeing one is a rare event.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:48 PM
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Saw my first Lexus LC500(Just like this one) the other day. Damn, but that's a sweet looking ride. I'm not a fan of the gaping maw on most of their other cars but it works on this one and the IS-F.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:24 PM
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Triumph TR6, on the streets of Cambridge MA in the middle of a Halloween celebration.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:00 PM
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When I was out trick or treating with my kids, I caught a glimpse of a cream and green Model A in a neighbor's garage. They were just closing the garage door as we walked up. The guy said it was a 1930. Looked beautiful.
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:55 PM
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I saw an 80s BMW M6 yesterday, which is one of my favorite old BMW body styles. And it was black! I usually see them in red.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:04 PM
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A few hours ago I saw a brand new Chevy SS El Camino in Newburyport, MA. I was driving, so no picture, but omg what a hoot, it's a real thing.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:40 PM
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A few hours ago I saw a brand new Chevy SS El Camino in Newburyport, MA. I was driving, so no picture, but omg what a hoot, it's a real thing.
I had to look that up to make sure!
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:21 PM
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Two Maserattis, one Quattroporto and one SUV thing. What's most interesting was that this was on the streets of Bangalore India. Yikes! These people are insane to drive cars like that here.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:08 PM
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:15 PM
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Two pickups today, both government owned.
The first was on the rail-trail, a park ranger Suzuki Equator. I've never seen or heard of them before; when I looked it up they were never real popular.

Just a couple feet away, was a dual-trucked (both tires & rail wheels) GMC pickup truck cruising down the RR tracks. He did honk at the crossing/trail head, but not the standard Long-long-short-long signal. I wonder what, if any the requirement is for a car on RR tracks, as opposed to a train?
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:42 PM
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My whole life, I never paid attention to cars. But my 13 year old son is obsessed with them, so EVERY day (or close to it) he sees and points out cool cars I would have ignored.

So, these days, I see interesting cars constantly. I even notice them when my son isn't around!

The most interesting one we saw yesterday was a souped up early Sixties Corvette.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:50 PM
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As the season of fun cars comes to an end, they are disappearing into garages and being put on blocks. The best I can say for today was a Cayenne GTS.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:58 PM
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Saw a Lamborghini Huracán with red rims a little while ago, nothing else all weekend.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:57 AM
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:20 PM
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My editing bay is inside one of the hottest music rehearsal stage buildings in Los Angeles, with wealthy famous musicians showing up all the time, so I arrive at work to find amazing cars pretty often. But this is the most interesting I've seen.

https://imgur.com/a/G16Ks

It's an electric car of some sort (it was plugged in on the other side that I didn't photograph). The badge reads "Sports Rider". I can't find much info about it online. One page that has a tiny bit of information on it is here, but even it says there's not too much known about it. Apparently it was made by Kelsen Manufacturing, but there's not much info about them either. No Wikipedia page.

Anyone know anything about it?

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Old 11-14-2017, 03:33 PM
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Anyone know anything about it?
Not a thing, but it's called an Electric Sports Rider and it's adorable. There are some brochures available online.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:03 PM
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Saw an Acura crossover of some sort. The unusual thing about it was the Guam license plate. Don't see too many of those.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:13 PM
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A Subaru Legacy Outback wagon in San Francisco. With Alaska plates. Personalized, with BURMA.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:47 PM
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As the season of fun cars comes to an end, they are disappearing into garages and being put on blocks.
Disappearing into garages & being put up, yes. Blocks I'm not so sure about. I was walking down the street when I walked past a house with an open garage & the light on. Oh there's a Model A...wait, what?
Just how did they get that in there, & any guess as to what the other car is?
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:34 AM
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Plymouth maybe?
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