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
Now this is quite the spectacle. It is not everyday you see a blown Chevy Nova SS with the FREAKIN BLOWER coming out of the hood. I mean…. come on. I ascertain that these superchargers are large because the boost technology was not as efficient as now-a-days. The real reason? I will never know for certain – mostly because I’m too lazy to look it up. Enjoy these pics.
Spotted this handsome C6 Corvette ZR-1 in a Metallic Gray just the other day. Posted up somewhere in Culver City, I’m glad to see someone is driving this to the office.
On a side note, have you all heard all the buzz about cryptocurrency, blockchain and Bitcoin? I read an article the other day about how stock prices of seemingly small unheard-of companies are skyrocketing at the mention of implementing “blockchain technology”.
I got to thinking, if I say blockchain and bitcoin enough, will my views skyrocket? If i change my blog name to “blockchain car spotting”, will I see 2,500% viewership gains? Let’s find out: blockchain blockchain blockchain blockchain.
All kidding aside, look at this ZR-1.
We often times highlight classic and vintage vehicles on this site but there is a place for mid-modern and modern cars here too. Take for example this very clean example of a 1999 Jaguar XJR.
Some information via Wiki:
With the introduction of the X308 generation in 1997 came a switch from the XJ6 and XJ12 nomenclature to XJ8, reflecting the fact that the X308 cars were powered by a new V8 engine.
The exterior styling of the X308 was similar to the X300 with minor refinements such as a change to oval indicator lenses and amber style round fog lights. The interior was also updated to eliminate the instrument binnacle used on the X300; instead, three large gauges were set into recesses in the walnut-faced dashboard in front of the driver.
The major mechanical change was the replacement of both the inline-six and V12 engines with new eight-cylinder AJ-V8 in either 3.2 L or 4.0 L versions, with the 4.0 L also available in supercharged form in the XJR (A sport oriented model). No manual transmission was available, and all X308 models were supplied with a five-speed automatic gearbox.