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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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December ’18 – End of Month Hodgepodge

You guessed it – the end of the month and it’s time for a hodgepodge of vehicles that didn’t quite make the cut for a full post. This hodgepodge has some old school flair, an early 90’s Alfa Romeo Spider and a pink Lincoln! Enjoy the pics.

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LA Auto Show – Day 2 of 3

Up for viewing today is the day 2 of 3 post of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Some manufacturers in this batch include pictures from Jaguar, Genesis, Chevy, VW, Ford, Rivian, Nucleus (WTF?), Kia, Toyota, Jeep, and Mazda.

Stay tuned for part 3 of the LA auto show where we will post up the modified vehicles.

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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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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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1970 Volkswagen Squareback (Type 3)

I absolutely love the simple naming mechanism for this vehicle and vehicles made by VW in this era.  Type 1, Type 2, etc… – so easy. And this model is just called squareback – so explicable. This one is sporting some healthy dents and dings in the body, as well as an interesting faded tan paint job.

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End of February Hodgepodge

I missed the end of the month hodgepodge post! In all fairness, I’ve been working many back-to-back 14 hour days and haven’t had the will power to turn on my computer.  With my petty excuses aside, here is the February Hodgepodge. More posts on the way!

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End of Month Hodgepodge – 2 part

How could I have missed the end of month hodgepodge not once but twice!  I hope everyone had a splendid labor day weekend. Well alas, here is the hodgepodge pictures of vehicles that didn’t quite get featured.

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1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet

As I took a picture of this car, I was swept away to high school days with a Rabbit Cabriolet leaving on the last day of school, teenagers filled to the brim.  Why does this vehicle seem so quintessential to summer days and young folks?  It is the perfect combination of affordable transportation and top-down summer fun body architecture.

We’ve posted a few different classic Volkswagen vehicles at LACS so make sure to check out our previous posts – just hit that search button!

Here is some brief info about the VW Cabriolet.

The convertible version, named the Golf Cabriolet (or Typ 155) in Europe and Canada (“Rabbit Convertible” in America originally and renamed in 1985 to “Cabriolet”), was sold from 1980 to 1993. It had a reinforced body, transverse roll bar, and a high level of trim, and kept the pre-1980 style of rear lamp clusters. The Mk1 Cabriolet is of unibody construction built entirely at the factory of Karmann, from stamping to final assembly; Volkswagen supplied the engine, suspension, interior, etc. for Karmann to install. The vinyl or cloth tops were heavily insulated and manually – or beginning in 1991, electrically – operated, with a heated glass rear window.
The body of the Cabriolet did not change through the entire production run except for a larger fuel tank. The space saver wheel was fitted from the outset in 1978, when pre production models were built, unlike the saloon which adopted this in 1984. In an attempt by Volkswagen to keep the car’s styling current, all Cabriolets from 1988 on were fitted with a “Clipper” kit out of the factory, featuring smooth body-coloured bumpers, wheelarch extensions, and side skirts.
Prior to the 1984 model year the highest standard specification was the GLI, essentially a GTI but sporting a different moniker. It was only in 1984 that an officially badged GTI version of the cabriolet finally became available.

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End of Month Hodgepodge – June 2017

It’s the end of the month and that can only mean one thing –  Los Angeles Car Spotting photo Hodgepodge.  We compile all the automobiles that didn’t get featured this month but still deserve an honorable mention. Enjoy!

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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!!