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1989 Dodge Raider

Hey there, look what we have spotted recently – the gloriously boxy and small SUV from Dodge in the late 1980’s – dubbed the “Raider”.  Now this car is basically a re-badged Mitsubishi Pajero and that’s OK with us, in matter of fact it probably makes this Dodge SUV more competent. This boxy two-door SUV checks all the boxes for LACS. Enjoy

And check out some other small boxy SUVs we’ve spotted:

1985 Ford Bronco II

1986 Suzuki Samurai (Jimny)

 

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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:

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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