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Bwaa-ha-ha. My friend just picked up a brand new S.T.I. this weekend after her previous car was totalled by a drunk. Can't wait to tell her.
So too much drinking can lead to an S.T.I.?
The more you know...

On topic, I just saw a Citröen D... maybe DS? Gorgeous car, but looked odd parked in a student ghetto, in front of a cheap apartment building.

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On my walk today...interesting but in very sad shape, a 1956 Nash Statesman Super.
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On the way to work this morning I saw a new Buick Regal sedan. I probably wouldn't have found that interesting if it weren't for the fact that I recently read about how Buick is canceling that model after this year, and about how dismal its sales numbers were last year. It's a shame; I hear they're actually rather nice cars, but supposedly most people don't want sedans nowadays (and the majority of those who do are probably buying Accords and Camrys, not Buicks).

On a related note, someone at the office apparently has a Regal TourX, as I sometimes see it in the parking lot. But I didn't see it today.

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Saw a Suzuki JoyPop, just going about its business. Right hand drive. About the size of a small Tardis, or a large egg carton.

Never heard of them before.
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:13 PM
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Saw a Suzuki JoyPop, just going about its business. Right hand drive. About the size of a small Tardis, or a large egg carton.

Never heard of them before.
Neither had I. It's kinda cute.
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Last night I was behind a car with an Illinois vanity plate that read simply SOX. I assume the driver was a fan of the Chicago White Sox, although it tickles me to think the lucky purchaser is actually a Boston Red Sox aficionado.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:51 PM
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While walking to the store this evening I saw an old Jeep J4000 Gladiator. Essentially the pickup version of the Wagoneer. Based on the grille I'm guessing it was from the late 1960s, although I recall reading somewhere that it's a thing among Jeep owners to bolt the grille from an old Wagoneer/Gladiator onto a newer one -- since the body was basically unchanged for nearly 30 years an older grill will literally just bolt on. Anyway, while Ford and Chevy pickups from that era are still fairly common, you hardly ever see Jeep pickups. I tried to snap a quick picture as he pulled away from the stop sign, but this was the best I managed.
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Love the old Full Size Jeeps.

Jeep sold the tooling to Kia which still produces a military version...the km450.
https://military.kia.com/en/kia/vehi...o#.XiPGlyN7mUk
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If you Google Packard Clipper, you’ll see an image of a 2-tone blue 4 door Clipper. I saw one just like it yesterday, in north Phoenix.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:18 PM
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Speaking of Subaru, they just announced the Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special.

Seriously.
Returning to this, apparently not seriously. It appears that one local Subaru dealer in Asia made a customized car, called it the Subaru F.U.C.K.S., and put it on display at the Singapore Auto Show. It was not officially sanctioned by Subaru nor is it an official addition to the Subaru lineup.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/su...-a-real-model/
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In Campbell today, a nice looking 57(?) Chevy Nomad Station Wagon.
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In Campbell today, a nice looking 57(?) Chevy Nomad Station Wagon.
Pretty sure that's a '56. The '57 had those weird torpedo-like protrusions sticking out of the corners of the grille.
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Old 01-28-2020, 04:52 PM
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This morning, a probably late 1980s Mercury Colony Park station wagon, complete with the fake wood panels and wire wheel covers. Nice to see an old school traditional station wagon on the road.

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Old 01-29-2020, 10:22 AM
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A Pumpkin Yellow Nissan Be-1, on I-45 in downtown Houston, of all places.

Based on a few sightings of other Japan-only vehicles I've made lately, there seems to Be-1 some sort of underground JDM cult thing going on here.
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:38 AM
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Yesterday I was in traffic with a red, full-size American pickup. Completely unremarkable except for a sticker on the rear window: 'Does your TRUMP STICKER make you feel stupid yet?'

That's what made it interesting. First, it's a sticker I hadn't seen before; and second, it was on a full-size American pickup. Most vehicles of that type have pro-Trump stickers on them (if they have any stickers).




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Old 01-29-2020, 12:20 PM
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That's what made it interesting. First, it's a sticker I hadn't seen before; and second, it was on a full-size American pickup. Most vehicles of that type have pro-Trump stickers on them (if they have any stickers).
Swaping the stereotypes around, I once saw a Prius with an NRA sticker on it.

The most interesting car I saw this morning was a late 1960s Thunderbird, the 1967-69 body style.
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The other day I was behind a blue convertible Rolls Royce at a traffic light. Are they built in Germany now?
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The other day I was behind a blue convertible Rolls Royce at a traffic light. Are they built in Germany now?
Nope, still England. Owned by BMW but still built in Goodwood.

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Old 01-30-2020, 10:47 AM
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An early to mid 80s Plymouth Reliant K.

https://www.google.com/search?q=plym...w=1920&bih=938

Amazing that a first generation front wheel drive American car lived this long.
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On the way in to work today I saw a shiny red Saab 900S convertible, which looked as though it had been well looked-after and freshly cleaned and polished.

That finally prompted me to post, but I saw a few more things in the first month of this year. Last week I saw a pale green Rolls Royce - apparently a Ghost EWB, because it had a distinctive number plate (A99) so I can find car spotter photos of the exact car. Earlier in the month I saw a McLaren 720s - I'd seen a couple of these the previous year I think, mostly from a distance but this one was in a queue of traffic and close enough to see "720s" on the side to confirm its identity. I also saw a silver Ferrari Portofino, and a new Lamborghini Huracan in pale blue and orange, parked outside our office. It was a while since I last saw a Huracan, and I really liked the colour scheme on this one.

Finally, although I have never seen a modern Bugatti in real life, and am jealous of the person who saw a Bugatti Chiron a few pages ago, I bought myself a Lego Technic version on Friday and have built most of that over the weekend. So although it doesn't count, that's something anyway. It's enormous - I'm not even sure I've really got space for the Lego version, let alone a real one...

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This morning I was behind an old Porsche 928 for much of my commute. It lacked a third center brake light, so it must have been a 1985 or older model (or possibly not originally a US market car).

On a completely different note, I also saw an old 5th generation (1983-87) Toyota Corolla, in amazing good condition for its age. From looking at Wikipedia it looks like it was an 83-85 model, as it had the old sealed beam headlights. Old Toyotas aren't that uncommon in the road in California, where cars never rust, but even then the oldest ones I commonly see are the 6th generation. And when you see one that old it's usually an old beater, you almost never see one is as good a shape as this one.
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A brand new Brinks armored truck. Angular and dark paint, it looked sort of scary. The tail lights were in three vertical banks spanning bumper to roof on either side of the back door. Pretty cool vehicle.
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On a completely different note, I also saw an old 5th generation (1983-87) Toyota Corolla, in amazing good condition for its age. From looking at Wikipedia it looks like it was an 83-85 model, as it had the old sealed beam headlights. Old Toyotas aren't that uncommon in the road in California, where cars never rust, but even then the oldest ones I commonly see are the 6th generation. And when you see one that old it's usually an old beater, you almost never see one is as good a shape as this one.
Maybe a fan of Initial D

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I've been enjoying the heck out of the anime.
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A pair of Jeep Gladiator pickups, one red and one brown.

The red looks sharp, the brown looks boring.
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A dark red '68 Dodge Charger, in pristine condition and stock except for a tasteful set of Cragar mags.
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A Toyota RAV4 with Hawaii plates in Boston
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This week I saw a mid eighties Chevy Cavalier. I didn't think there were any of those still around.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:33 PM
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Most interesting: A late 1960s Imperial (not, technically, a "Chrysler" Imperial). The finish had some "patina", but it looked otherwise solid.

A few others worth mentioning:
A Land Rover Defender. The luxury Ranger Rovers aren't uncommon here, but the more utilitarian Land Rovers are a relatively rare sight.
An early 1970s Pontiac GTO, painted bright orange.
Something with a badge I didn't immediately recognize flew past me on the freeway at a high rate of speed. I didn't get a good look at it, but I think it might have been a Holden badge. I've heard some people install Holden badges on Chevy S.S.'s (because that car originated as a Holden model), so I'm guessing that's what I saw.
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:48 PM
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This morning on my commute I passed an old mid 1950s Chevy, I think it was a '56 but I didn't get a good look at it because we were heading in opposite directions. It was painted in a red and white two tone scheme.
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Holden badges are about to become a thing of the past.
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Walking home from the store today I looked down a side street and noticed a late 1950s Ford in someone's driveway. So I made a slight detour for a closer look and some pictures. The license plate frame helpfully identifies it as a 1959 model, and the badges indicate it's a Fairlane 500. I also thought the blue license plate was interesting, since the plates California issued in the late 50s were black. But then I noticed they're personalized plates, so obviously the owner got personalized plates for it in the 1970s or 80s.

This late 1960s Chevy C/10 a few houses down deserves a mention, too.
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An MV-1 Van parked in a handicapped spot at the supermarket. It had Arizona plates up here in MA, not sure if it's a rental or just far from home. In looking up the details I found out that they're currently out of production, since 2016.
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Several months back I posted about seeing a white early 1960s Studebaker Lark station wagon as I was leaving Marshal Gold Discovery State Park. Well today I went back there for a short hike, and I saw what has got to be the exact same car (because how many restored white Studebaker wagons can there be in that area?), in the exact same place. And I don't mean it was merely parked in the same spot. Both times I saw it it was being driven north on Highway 49 as I was waiting to leave the parking lot.
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