Hello and happy Sunday! Today we have a 1965 Ford Thunderbird spotted on my way to work this past week. We caught a sunny day for the pictures – it has been a bit overcast this winter.
These past few months have involved numerous hours being allocated to my “real job” – and it’s been hectic and time consuming. Now that the project has simmered, the real fun can begin. I’ll be back in action this year with new cars and car spotting. That is unless my money-making-job wants to suck up some more time than it’s rightfully granted. Enjoy
Spotted another cool truck the other day. This one is a mid-70’s Ford Ranger in the XLT trim. I am really digging the two-tone paint and the general aesthetics of this particular truck. With the resurrection of the beloved Ford Ranger, now finally in dealer showrooms, it is refreshing to see the wise older sibling still roaming the streets. Enjoy
Check out some other Ford Rangers we have spotted:
1966 Ford F-100 Long Bed Custom Cab
1969 Ford F-250 Ranger
1967 Ford F-100 Ranger
1964 Ford F-100 Pickup truck
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.
Spotted a lovely 1970’s Datsun 1300 truck as the sun set on Atwater village in Los Angeles. The truck sat idly on a small side street as festivities ensued nearby. has a Fiji water bottle. The paint looks relatively nice and the truck overall appears to be in great condition. Enjoy.
Hello and happy Monday. If you have the blues because the weekend has come and gone, than check out this awesome Ford Ranchero I have for you! It has a beautiful cream color with the red and black paint down the side. Woooooo weeee – take a gander at this and tell those Monday blues to hit the road! Enjoy
And check out some other Ford Ranchero’s we’ve spotted:
1963 Ford Ranchero
Midget MG and Ford Ranchero
1969 Ford Ranchero Spotted
Early 60’s Ford Ranchero
Welcome to a slightly delayed End of Month Hodgepodge for May 2019. June should be a good month for car spotting, as most of the classic and more rare cars have come out from hibernation. I have a few pictures I took yesterday, and you are in for a treat in the coming month. Stay tuned!
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 that he has donated.
So go out there and have a great Holiday weekend with friends and family. Go to a car show if you have the chance and in the meantime, enjoy a few beautiful classic and modern cars courtesy of RH and LACS. Cheers! ♦ ♦♦♦ ♦
Prepare to be le amazed. In front of le eyes, we have a wonderfully beat up 1978 Renault LeCar. If you remember when this came out, and you sprinted to the dealership to grab one, I am very le sorry for you. BUUUUTTT, if it wasn’t for le original owner of this car, than we would never have been able to le spot it on le street. Okay I’m done.
And check out the one other le French car we’ve spotted:
Rare 1972 Citroen SM
Spotted this Chevy C10 pickup street parked in a quiet neighborhood. The first generation C10 had a mid cycle update during 1963/1964. It is easy to distinguish between the earlier and the later 1st generation C10’s by the windshield. This first generation C10 has a windshield that wraps around and slants towards the rear. The later half of this generation has a windshield that does not wrap around as much, and finishes with a slant towards the front. Take a look at this 1965 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup we spotted a few months ago to look at the subtle difference. Enjoy
Here is a lovely looking Datsun 510 Sedan rocking a dilapidated paint scene, or as some call it, the patina look. Parked in the shade around Silverlake, this Datsun 510 is a refreshing sight to see in a world of modern cars. Enjoy!
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.