Click the jump to see the eighteen cars that Hoons everywhere have spotted. They vary in makes, age, and countries of origin, but they are all special to us, because only we could love them. Keep sending your V.I.S.I.T. cars to firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to make this a weekly post. Small resolution, recent pictures, on public roads/places. Thanks, and enjoy!
Sorry, mistakes will happen. I got all the info from people who sent it in… no time to verify… and we don't do that around here, you send it to us and we'll run it… and then get ridiculed by you, commenters.
Thanks a lot… A&^$%#*s!
Doug is fine, thanks.
Not too many people put it together, even when knowing my name or seeing it side by side. And no one can spell it backwards to the point that I registered the domain with the U & O both ways.
Studebaker? No, that's a '52 Packard 250 (Mayfair). That's the first car my parents owned, but ours was Aspen Green (a light pastel). My mom's first husband bought it new for $3800, trading in her '50 Chevrolet with Powerglide (it was a surprise, and she was pissed). The Packard had Ultramatic, and "cruise control" (you pushed the accelerator down, and turned a knob, which held the pedal in place). Not a very good idea.
After the Ultramatic crapped out in '65, it sat in the garage, while our new '66 Rambler American 440 4-door (Air conditioning? Hallelujah!) sat in the driveway. That is, until my dad died in '69, and my mom sold it for $25.
On the way to work this morning, I saw a green Gallardo Superleggera. I see some exciting or weird cars, but usually they're moving, and camera in my POS "smartphone" made by those RIM guys takes several maddening clicks, accompanied by interminable waits, to access. Once I upgrade to a real phone, I'll start taking some pictures.
The new BlackBerry Z10 is very good and priced competitively. It is nothing like whatever Java OS BlackBerry you are using now. If you are in the US, it'll be out later this month. (Full disclosure: I work for BlackBerry but also have daily access to iOS and Android devices).
I think this will be much more interesting when the snow melts and people start driving their classier cars. Well more interesting for me, since not everyone has that problem.
Also you misspelled my name, but not in the way people normally do.
I am too damn slow with my smartphone to snap pics. What I need to do is just pick up a hitchhiker and have them take pictures for me while I drive.
The mostest awesomest thing I have seen lately was a Rally Fighter driving around in the rain. 'Twas awesome.
Last october while I was waiting to get across the causway into town because of construction, a ferrari california came into line behind me. I tried to snap a pic but as soo as I pushed the camera icon the battery warning began shouting and wouldnt allow me to use the camera. I was a bit sour because the california was lined up perfectly in the passenger rear view and woulda made for a great shot.
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A most rare and really well kept Daewoo Nexia 1.5 GL (Cielo or Racer, elsewhere). And it happened to be mine, for 13 years and the only trouble I got with her was a broken exhaust manifold's bolt. Then it was turned into cash for clunker (so to say, with 75K km. not a drop dripping below and almost new tires and battery), so may be now it's a steel cube, or may be not… it's most likely being hooned in Bulgaria or in Romania. These things are quite liked, there…