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
Spotted a third generation Ford Bronco on a bike ride yesterday. This Bronco has a custom grille on the front that has a Ford Raptor look to it. The owner has definitely made this their own. It is rocking a matte black paint job with black rims as well – OJ would not approve. Enjoy.
Check out the other Bronco and F-series we’ve spotted:
1985 Ford Bronco II
1974 Ford F-100 Ranger XLT
1969 Ford F-250 Ranger
P.S. – Ford is reviving the Bronco after a 25 year hiatus. We will see how it fairs in the automotive landscape that is currently cluttered with SUV’s.
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
Happy Sunday and Happy Easter to you everyone. On one of my somewhat regular quarantine walks (a fresh reprieve from my regular interior suffocation), I spotted this cool lifted Toyota pickup truck with meaty tires. It looks to be a 1986 version judging by the side mirrors, but the grille is from an 87 or 88 truck so I am not quite sure what year this truck is. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for this generation of Toyota pickup trucks. I blame it on Marty McFly. Enjoy.
And don’t forget to check out the other Toyota Pickup trucks we’ve spotted:
1985 JDM Nascar Toyota Pickup
1976 Toyota Pickup Truck
1982 Toyota 4×4 Pickup
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
Spotted a Dodge Colt Vista while on a walk last month. This “mini” minivan may not be the most exciting vehicle to grace our earth, but I can honestly say that I’ve never seen one in person. It stands out to me as being very practical and compact – LACS approved.
Don’t forget to check out some other Dodge/Plymouth spottings:
1972 Plymouth Duster
1989 Dodge Raider
1967 Plymouth Valiant Signet
1984 Dodge Ram D150 Prospector – Short Bed
Spotted a bright red Chevy C10 pickup truck in Burbank not long ago. This was from a few days ago, when Californian’s were allowed to go outside for leisure (expect other large cities or states to follow this order)! I have a few more spotting pictures in the bank that I’ll post over the next few days to keep us all sane.
Don’t forget to search for your favorite vehicles at the bottom of the web site. Here is a sample of a few C10’s and Silverado’s we have spotted.
1982 Chevrolet Silverado C10 Pickup
1962 Chevrolet C10 Pickup Truck
1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup (CK Chassis)
1965 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup
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
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.