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November ’18 – End of Month Hodgepodge

Here we are again, the end of another month. It can only mean one thing… hodgepodge! Where I select all the random photos of vehicles that didn’t get a post to themselves this month. Enjoy.

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1974 Dodge D100 Pickup Truck

We’ve spotted this wonderful Dodge D100 work truck (or if you are just looking at the front emblem, a “DGE” truck) parked on the street in Frogtown the other day.  This one is sporting a blueish paint job with a worn down bed top on the back end.   By the way, the name Frogtown is an amazing choice for a town name.  Cheers

And check out some other Dodge Pickups we’ve spotted;

1984 Dodge Ram D150 Prospector – Short Bed

1983 Dodge Ram 50

Early 70’s Dodge D-Series Pickup

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July – End of Month Hodgepodge

Here we are, at the end of (ahmmm, actually the beginning) of another wonderful month of car spotting.  This past month brought us some interesting vehicles; including a BMW Z8, a slew of Italian cars, 1 Volvo and a 80’s Dodge Ram Prospector!  To cap it off, here is the July Hodgepodge of vehicles that didn’t quite make it for a feature post.  Cheers

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Happy Independence Day

Hello and happy Independence Day – The day American’s celebrate the pillaging of land from…. I mean, a day American’s celebrate their independence from Great Britain.  We commence celebrations with cookouts, booze, bonding with friends and family, and massive amounts of fireworks. Here at LACS, we will celebrate with a throwback to some of our favorite classic American made cars we’ve spotted.

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End of Month Hodgepodge (June)

For this month’s hodgepodge, I’ll post pictures from a recent charity car show I attended.  I brought out the Canon T3i and a prime 50mm lens with me.  In doing so, I was not able to capture a lot of full car pictures.  Instead, I focused my attention on the details.

Enjoy a 50mm Crop-frame sensor perspective of some classic cars.

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1983 Dodge Ram 50

Take a look at this Dodge Ram 50.  I had no idea Dodge made a small truck back in the 1980’s, but here it is.  It is apparently a Mitsubishi based truck running either a 4-cylinder gas engine or a diesel engine.  Although this Dodge Ram is a bit ratty and has a weird reverse sunroof (just look at it), I really love this thing.

Check out other Dodge Pickups we’ve spotted:

Early 70’s Dodge D-Series Pickup

By the way, I had no clue what this truck may even be until I found this site, which has a wealth of information about the 1983 Dodge lineup – check it out:

https://www.allpar.com/history/dodge/1983.html

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End of Year Hodgepodge – 2017 Finale

Well that’s a wrap to the 2017 car spotting year. It’s been a fun year and we have spotted tons of cool cars and trucks.

This is the hodgepodge of all hodgepodges.  Thanks for following along and I’ll see you in 2018 for another fantastic year!

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1963 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200

This Plymouth Signet 200 transports us back to an era when… well… when Plymouth was still a car company.   Powered by ways of a measly slant 6, this Signet sloths along the Los Angeles roadways in search of fresh air and endless time. With 2 doors and no worries in the world… is there more you can ask for?

And when you’re finished here, check out previous Plymouth Valiant’s we have spotted:

1970 Plymouth Valiant Sedan

1964 Plymouth Valiant

1967 Plymouth Valiant Signet

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1970 Plymouth Valiant Sedan

Spotted what I believe to be a 1970 Plymouth Valiant by Manhattan beach on a overcast Sunday.  This one may have spent most of it’s life at the beach, judging by the visible sill rust. None the less a very cool car.

 

Some other Valiant’s/Duster’s we have featured:

1964 Plymouth Valiant

1967 Plymouth Valiant Signet

1963 Dodge Dart Wagon

1973 Dodge Dart Sedan

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End of Month Hodgepodge – April

Here we are at the end of another month, and as per usual, we have our end of the month hodgepodge collection of photos.  It has been at least a week since I’ve posted and I have seen so many cool cars in passing without having a chance to photograph them! Here is a sampling of some vehicles that didn’t quite make the cut for a full length post but deserve a shout out. Enjoy!!

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1973 Dodge Dart Sedan

Today we spotted a clandestine 1973 Dodge Dart. Could it be a Green FBI car, Secret Services or the next Men in Black car?

Some information from Wikipedia:

The 1973 model year Darts received new front styling with revised fenders, grille, header panel, and hood. Massive front bumpers were installed to comply with new federal regulations, as well as side-impact guard beams in the doors and new emission control devices. New single-piston disc brakes replaced the more complex 4-piston units offered from 1965 to 1972.
Chrysler’s new electronic ignition system was standard equipment on all engines, and starter motors were revised for faster engine cranking. The K-frame was modified to accommodate a new spool-type engine mount that limited engine roll to 3°. The upper ball joints were upgraded to the larger B-body units. Along with these chassis changes, the wheel bolt pattern on Darts with disc brakes was enlarged from 4 in (101.6 mm) to the 4.5 in (114.3 mm) pattern common to the larger B- and C-body Chrysler-built passenger cars. Darts with 4-wheel drum brakes continued with the smaller bolt pattern. The standard rear axle was still the 7¼” unit, but the heavy-duty option was now an 8¼” item rather than the previous 8¾” rear axle. Standard rear axle ratios were 2.76:1 with automatic transmission and 3.23:1 with manual, though other ratios were available. Vent wings were deleted from the Swinger but not from the 4-door sedans. A new “Quiet Car” package was available, consisting of extra sound insulation, premium exhaust hangers and an exhaust resonator.
The Demon fastback was renamed “Dart Sport” in response to Christian groups’ complaints about the ‘Demon’ name and devil-with-pitchfork logo.[6] The high-performance model thus became Dart Sport 340, and 1973 saw styling changes to go along with the name change. The Dart Sport received the same new front end as the other Darts, and its taillights were changed to two lights per side, each with a chrome trim ring. These would remain unchanged through the 1976 model year.