Local Cars for Local People

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One of the pleasures of walking around the neighbourhood is checking out the exotic (and not so exotic) machinery on display. Everything from immaculately-prepared hotrods, through to European rust-buckets.

Gorgeous slices of Detroit iron are all over the place. I find it funny that although I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about cars, I could not name most of them at a glance.

'Patina' is what I think it is called.

Except for the questionable alloys, there are quite a few older European classics as well. Inexplicably, there are Alfa Romeos everywhere; how they have not rusted into a pile of oxides by now I will never know.

Whether it is the authentic colour or not matters not a jot (if that colour is bright orange, at least).

There is a line of modified mid-90s luxe-barges over here, but that does not explain why you would want a graffiti mural on your Caddy.

... and every so often you come across something utterly cute.

4 Comments

  1. Posted 2012/01/03 at 20:58 | Permalink

    Absolutely awesome. I always love that in the US. The licence plates can be amusing too

  2. Samson
    Posted 2012/01/03 at 21:39 | Permalink

    … There’s nothing for you here.

  3. Posted 2012/01/03 at 21:44 | Permalink

    It’s clear I need to post more on cars … got you two actually commenting!

  4. Rossi Kuo
    Posted 2012/01/06 at 20:08 | Permalink

    nice photo! very cute! i like it!

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