Vehicle Spotting: Catching Up
I haven't posted "cars seen on the street" for some time, but we have continued to spot them, and to take their pictures. Here are a few from the last couple of months.
A cool pickup in the local center - again, nice paint, mild tint and pretty wheels make this truck stand out (as does the red bed)
I just noticed the plates "Murca1" and see the paint is bed red
, top white
, front blue
Another fuzzy photo sequence on a "Q-ship" or "sleeper" Chevy II Nova approx 1963 2-dr hardtop with flush moon hubcaps
Custom large grille, with air deflector (has a big motor that runs hot?) and hood locks. I like this car. It's just my sort of mild but different looking machine.
A very early Ford Bronco, circa 1970. My college roommate had one just like it. And I got my first ticket driving it, for pulling out to cross the street and causing a guy to crash into a palm tree to avoid me :-(
Finally, a Mazda RX-7
One of the last of the rotary engine Mazdas. Nothing very identifiable except the alternator. This engine was the first production powerplant with sequential twin turbos (none too successful/reliable though)
Not too many of these left running, he says, and it's taken a long time for his to be put back into nice shape.