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Tag Archives: cars and car spotting
Seriously. OMG! A WARTBURG just pulled into the parking lot at a Chinese buffet in Indiana. Sorry for yelling, but seriously. A Wartburg. (Actually, at the time, I did not yell. I just said “Hello!” on seeing it, and “excuse me” to … Continue reading
I saw this little grey coupe turning left at the light a few cars ahead of me, and was pleased as the proverbial punch when I looked down the street to see it parked at the curb. I had to … Continue reading
The distinctive shape of this “late 20th” Alfa called to me from across the parking lot at the big box store. My first take was “Alfetta”, and I wasn’t entirely wrong: GTV6 2.5 was the name given to late model … Continue reading
Many of you knew our little black car. It was a 1996 Geo Prizm, twin to the Toyota Corolla Sprinter, built in the NUMMI plant in California during the height of the “captive import” craze. We were its second owners, … Continue reading
A member of our household got some trustworthy advice this morning. (We know it was trustworthy advice because it says so right there.) Since the trustworthy advice pretty much confirmed his own suspicions, he followed it and now the grey … Continue reading
One of the jobs I’ve always wanted is color namer. Somebody has to name all those hipster clothing colors, all those hundreds and thousands of nearly identical paint colors on those little chip cards, and especially the ever-cool names of … Continue reading
What a difference a week makes, especially in the Midwest in the early spring. Just last Friday, I was trying to photograph the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. With a phone camera. From a moving car. In a blizzard. I will photograph … Continue reading
Thanks go out to the Ford Motor Company, who once again this year left the Monroney window sticker stuck in the window of every car on their display stand at the Chicago Auto Show. For those of us who love … Continue reading
It happened again for the second year in a row. I was in Chicago (Illinois) for the Chicago Auto Show today, and I took this particular picture with my smartphone. It’s a perfectly conventional view of the Buick show stand, as … Continue reading