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April 2020 – End of Month Hodgepodge

It’s the end of April and another month of quarantine and solitude has passed.  While our view of normality and our social lives have withered, our daily walks and Zoom calls have increased. With all that has happened and will happen, there will always be cars parked on the street 🙂 Enjoy

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1992 Toyota SR5 V6 Pickup

Spotted another Toyota pickup while on a walk recently. There are so many Toyota pickups of different vintages in Los Angeles that it’s easy to spot one around the neighborhood.  This Toyota pickup is the SR5 V6 package and is the last generation before Toyota switched to the ‘Tacoma’ nomenclature in the United States.

After 1976, Toyota’s small trucks didn’t have an official name in the United States, only being referred to as pickup or truck, until it became known as the Tacoma after 1995. To the rest of the world, Toyota Pickups have been and are still known as the Toyota Hilux.

Check out some other Toyota trucks:

1982 Toyota 4×4 Pickup

1976 Toyota Pickup Truck

1986 Toyota SR5 Pickup Truck

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AP2 Honda S2000

Spotted a cleanly modified Honda S2000 of the AP2 generation (2003 to 2009). The Honda S2000 embodies the time-tested Honda tradition and formula they founded with the original S500, S600 and S800.  Front engine, rear-wheel drive convertible coupe with a naturally aspirated engine, the S2000 is objectively good looking and a true drivers car. This S2000 is sporting a hard top and classic Enkei RPF1 rims/wheels that are are popular in the Honda crowd.  Enjoy.

Check out some other Honda’s we’ve spotted:

1990 Honda CRX

1977 Honda CVCC

1979 Honda Accord Hatch

 

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2019 Aston Martin Vantage

Spotted this lovely 2019 Aston Martin Vantage parked near the office last week. Word on the street is that Aston Martin is having some supply line troubles and is greatly reducing the number of vehicles it is producing at the moment. Glad I could find this one out in the world. Couldn’t get a shot of the front because of it’s positioning but the back looks pretty damn sexy! Enjoy.

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Jan.2020 – End of Month Hodgepodge

Hey all,

Another month has come and gone and I am sure that countless cars have been spotted in the street! Unfortunately, most of the spotting has not been done by me.  Take a peak at some random cars that have been LA car spotted.

February is a new month and I just grabbed a new lens for the “spotting” camera – fun times ahead!

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1983 Dodge Ram D150 + Electric Chat

Hey all. Spotted a lovely 1983 Dodge Ram D150 pickup truck.  This Ran, parked around Highland park, is in great condition and seems mostly stock. Do I have to reiterate the joy in finding a vintage vehicle on the road in Los Angeles!? It warms the soul to see these types of older model vehicles slowly meandering around neighborhoods and bustling city streets.

On a side note, I’ve often wondered what would happen to older vehicles if even MORE strict emissions standards were in place. California already has some of the most stringent standards in the nation (while many other states have followed their lead), with an exemption to vehicles made before 1975. If the laws were changed, would we be robbed of seeing a moving, driving example of automotive history on a daily basis? Would all vintage vehicles be vanquished to the confines of a museum or a garage, only allowed to be driven xxx amount of miles per year? Street parked cars of the current and past years would be a thing of the past.

As climate change continues to be at the forefront of national and worldwide news, and automotive emissions taking the fair share of the emission contribution, it only seems inevitable for something of this nature to take affect.  The automotive industry seems to be barreling towards an electric future and I believe the classic car industry will follow suit. Electric crate motors are on the horizon, and many classic car restorers are already doing custom electric conversions. The aforementioned company has already begun a limited production on Electric Minis, running 100 of them out of their factory. I recently watched a video of a fully electric 1970’s Porsche 911 that retained a manual transmission. How is that even possible without a petrol engine?!

Electric is the automotive future and we better get used to it.

 

 

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2019 Acura NSX

So, you may have noticed that I have been absent from posting for the past few months.  I wish there was some extenuating circumstance that would absolve me from my absence  – yet there is not. I have simply been too LAZY to take pictures and post anything new to this site.  I think my inaction has left an empty space in my creative consciousness – and I am left wanting to create. So fear not loyal LACS followers, the posts will continue and the pictures will continue to flood in.

We will start with this gorgeous 2019 Acura NSX that was spotted at the parking lot of the Malibu Wine Safari. Enjoy!

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Memorial Day | Photo Barrage

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!! Dust off the grille and polish up your cooking skills because the sun is out and so are the good times.  Today we have a special treat and a guest photographer to help celebrate Memorial Day with us. Ritchie Hann, a good friend of LACS, has a selection of photos from a recent Cars & Coffee trip.

So go out there and have a great Holiday weekend with friends and family – go to a car show if you have the chance. In the meantime, enjoy a few beautiful classic and modern cars courtesy of Ritchie and LACS. Cheers!  ♦ ♦♦♦ ♦

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April 19′ – End of Month Hodgepodge

Another month has come and gone – but the posts and car spottings have not.  We will honor the forsaken time with an end of month hodgepodge, as is ritual at LACS.  Spring has sprung and the car community is abuzz in the Southland.  Cars are making their way to meets and the smell of petrol is in the air. When the tranquility of spring settles in for myself, prepare for a bounty of posts and car spottings. Enjoy.

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1994 Subaru SVX

Gasp in the awe-inspiring greatness of the Subaru Vehicle X!!!!  The SVX is actually nothing too special, apart from that window in a window thing they got going.  It was a one-off, 1 generation vehicle from Subaru that didn’t stick.  It is an attractive car in my opinion, but lacks the RWD layout it deserves.  This one is in fantastic shape and is sporting some aftermarket rims that fit the style perfectly.  Kudos SVX owner, well done. Enjoy.

And check out some other Subaru vehicles we’ve spotted:

2007 Subaru Forester XT

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A Reflection of 2018

The end of the year has come and gone; it is time to reflect and look back on 2018.  And what a great year it was. We had a lot of fun spotting a variety of cars and trucks around Los Angeles.  We are thankful that Los Angeles provides us with warm weather and sunshine for most of the year, thus preserving beautiful vintage, mid-modern and current vehicles from the grips of rust. The near constant sunshine means that people actually DRIVE these cars year round, a blessing not found in many other cities or states. Los Angeles provides for us sunshine and awesome cars, and I want to pass that on to everyone reading.  That’s what this site is all about; finding cool street cars and sharing them with the world. We especially want to thank you, the reader and viewers of LACS. We do this for you.

The 2019 year should shake out to be a big one for LA car spotting.  We plan to expand the web content to include videos and more editorial content.

Also, don’t forget to write 2019 on all your checks and other docs you sign 😉

Here’s a look back at our favorite spotting’s in 2018: