Scooby Doo, we found the Mystery Machine!! Well, this particular one is worse for wear and bears no markings of the famed Mystery Machine, but it does have a striking resemblance in it’s form. One has to wonder if this is Scooby’s beater van, his daily driver… Enjoy
Check out some other classic Chevrolet models we have spotted:
1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Truck
1958 Chevy Apache Pickup Truck
1973 Chevy Corvette Stingray (C3)
1960 Chevy C-10 Fleetside Pickup
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
The month of March has come to a close and what a month it has been. It was a turbulent month, filled COVID-19 panic and non-stop news coverage on the issue. One could say that March Madness takes on a whole new meaning. The president has called for the veil of chaos to be lifted by Easter – some applaud the move and some say it is too early – I tend to agree to the latter. I think we are in this state of existence for the next few months, at least until widespread testing for both the virus and the antibodies becomes readily available. Only time will tell.
I hope that I can continue to spot cars and share with everyone in the coming months. My mobility around Los Angeles county has been limited to my own neighborhood and the occasional trip to the grocery store. In order to keep the content rolling, some cars I spot in the coming months may be a little more mundane.
In the meantime, enjoy this sparse end of month Hodgepodge for March 2020.
Spotted a 1965 Mercury Monterey Coupe in a fabulous faded yellow the other day (when Los Angeles was not locked down). I have always been a fan of big old coupes – look that the size of that trunk!! Now that I’ve been coupe’d up in our house for the past 2+ weeks, I can’t wait to get out and go to a car show. Spring is typically the start of the car show season around the nation, so I know many of you will feel the same. Enjoy these car spotting photos to hold you over!
And check out some other Mercury cars we’ve spotted before:
1963 Mercury Meteor Custom
1971 Mercury Cougar Convertible
Take a look at this beautiful Hardtop 280SL spotted in Burbank, CA. This Mercedes-Benz is a cherry and looks mostly original – which is always a plus at LACS. Enjoy.
And check out some other 2-door Mercedes we we’ve spotted.
1970 Mercedes 280 SE Coupe
1999 Mercedes Benz SL500 (R129)
1990 Mercedes Benz 560 SEC AMG
My wife and I took a trip to San Diego recently to visit a friend. After a taste-testing a local brewery, we meandered the streets on a cool Sunday afternoon. We turned the corner and this 1962 Plymouth Valiant was parked perfectly for a few photos. Enjoy
And check out some other Plymouth Valiant’s we’ve spotted:
1963 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200
1970 Plymouth Valiant Sedan
1964 Plymouth Valiant
1967 Plymouth Valiant Signet
Today we are showcasing a beautiful 1980 Porsche 911 SC wrapped in a what can only be described as a Gold Velour. The cactus and concrete make for a great background as well. This Porsche is in fantastic condition and appears to be mostly original – worth quite a lot on the open market. This would be a “bring-a-trailer” high bidding car for sure!
Don’t forget to check our previous 911’s we spotted (Or scroll to the bottom of the page and search for ‘Porsche’ or’911′):
1978 Porsche 911 SC
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera
1968 Porsche 911T
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!
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.