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Published 09/03/2008 @ 22:18:37, By ingo
In 1998 I travelled with a friend, a strong NSU RO 80-freak across the Nothern part of New Zealand.
One day we made a trip to the Nature reserve of the Coromandel Peninsula, I was drivin the 1986 Honda Civic Shuttle of "Rent-a-wreck".
My friend was watching the nature. I've shocked him, when I made suddenly a hard stop and turned moviel-like the car on the side of the road and drove back with high speed on the small country-road. He was upset and was shouting "What the hell are you doing". I still was driving in rallye-style and have only said
"It was a RO 80"
"What???"
"Yes, a RO 80 was coming from the other direction. You have looked to the wrong side"
"Have you taken drugs? Are you really thining, we will see a RO 80 over here, on the other side of the world?"
"Wait. You'll see it".

An indeed, finally we catched the car. It was a RO 80! The local farmer's lady has just watched he sheeps on the ground.

And she belonged to the NZ-NSU-club and the had also been to the International meeting in Neckarsulm in 1990.

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Published 12/03/2008 @ 04:31:18, By badlymad
Pretty mundane I guess, but at the Italian consulate in Toronto I spotted a Daihatsu Terios,Hyundai Matrix and an Alfa Romeo 147 in the parking lot. I should probably go take a picture of them since I pass by the consulate most days of the week.
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Published 13/03/2008 @ 23:05:19, By ingo
Not all people with diplomatic status are driving mundane cars.

In the early 90ies there was often parking a car with diplomatic plates (i forgot the combination to identify the country) close to my former office - it was a rotten and rusty 1980 Fiat Panda.
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Published 14/03/2008 @ 11:24:27, By stronghold
When I was riding my Motorbikes (1980's) I used to carry a small 110 camera in my pocket & stopped to take photo's of any unusual cars/bikes I saw on my travel's.
I'll dig a few out & post them here.
ps- I tried to get film for that same camera last year, and only found out they'd stop making that type of cartridge film lonnnggg ago.! :grin:

Latest Edition: 14/03/2008 @ 11:25:22
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Published 14/03/2008 @ 20:32:08, By ingo
I can recommend the homepage of a friend, who has (probably) the biggest collection of scrapyard-pictures:
http://www.icmesa.com/tinhunter/
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Published 27/03/2008 @ 03:38:40, By stronghold
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Published 27/03/2008 @ 12:15:47, By CarChasesFanatic
Oh how nice the Caddy :love: :bave:
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Published 04/04/2008 @ 17:25:22, By antp
I saw something unusual today: a "Chrysler Ram Van".
Unfortunately I did not take a pic, as I thought that it was just a Chrysler Voyager with a fake badge until I saw that it was actually a panel van, too late to take the pic.

It is not a EU-spec Dodge Ram, but rather a EU-spec Dodge Mini Ram Van or even Dodge Caravan C/V (not sure of the year, but it looked too recent for being the first one).

I did even know that they sold that one here, and so even less under that name :grin: I guess that they are really not common.

Latest Edition: 04/04/2008 @ 17:25:44
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Published 04/04/2008 @ 19:14:46, By badlymad
I just remembered something strange I saw last year in Nevada:
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/692/dscn3903yx8.th.jpg
The big red truck is an International CXT, the world's largest pickup truck...I was somewhat surprised somebody actually bought one.
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Published 05/04/2008 @ 00:29:31, By ja9ae
Had a quick dig through the photos, not may turned up really, I muse remember that phone=camera!

Most rare - probably getting within touching distance of the 2003 Ferrari F1 car, and touch it I did much to the disapproval of the attendant.
http://www.gothamprojects.co.uk/hostedpics/03ferrari.jpg

Saw a very nice phantom outside the Hotel Du Paris, quite a rare car even in Monaco.
http://www.gothamprojects.co.uk/hostedpics/rrmonaco.jpg

Out boss turned up in this a couple of years ago when they were new. But he'd only taken it for a test drive sadly. And then only to snub Aston it turns out who'd made him wait for a test drive there! Oh to have such troubles :smile:
http://www.gothamprojects.co.uk/hostedpics/qpext.jpg
http://www.gothamprojects.co.uk/hostedpics/qpint.jpg

This was a fun ride to the church at a friends wedding. Really made a nice touch to the day! I think it was a Bedford.
http://www.gothamprojects.co.uk/hostedpics/philsbus.jpg

Latest Edition: 05/04/2008 @ 00:29:59
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Published 05/04/2008 @ 00:38:35, By CarChasesFanatic
The Quattroporte is such a beautiful car, one of my favorites, adorable.
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Published 08/04/2008 @ 09:00:12, By 93_Montero
Badlymad, I like the picture of the CXT. It completely towers over the Mitsubishi Eclipse!

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Published 08/04/2008 @ 10:21:21, By antp
Nice pictures :smile:
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Published 13/04/2008 @ 21:45:16, By ingo
Yesterday I was a bit surprised, when I say a Nissan Skyline (normally not sold over here in Germany) at a gas station. It had German plates, but it was the original Japanese version, RHD and with bumpers with space for license-plate in Japanese size.

In New Zealand, Great Britain and in Ireland and also Russia I've seen a lot of imported used cars from Japan, but never in Germany before (except an old Toyota Crown-taxi in a museum in Berlin).
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Published 19/04/2008 @ 02:25:09, By Alexander
A couple of days ago a Volkswagen Passat CC passed me ... will be on sale coming June.

Living not too far away from Wolfsburg I have seen other pre-production models before, e.g. a Sharan about half a year before it was launched.

Some weeks ago a new Bugatti passed me and there is always a good chance to see the latest top-of-the-range Ferrari ... there must be someone living near by with a week spot for the Maranello cars and some petty cash at hand.
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Published 19/04/2008 @ 23:25:07, By atom
Since I live in Trollhättan I have seen a few SAAB 9-3 Turbo X the past few weeks.
http://www.saab.com/main/GLOBAL/en/turbox/index.shtml

Guess they are kind of rare...

Latest Edition: 19/04/2008 @ 23:26:03
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Published 20/04/2008 @ 23:23:09, By antp
Three weeks ago, my father and I saw this nice big Volvo truck :

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/4099/p1040075bp8.th.jpg
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/7396/p1040076zp6.th.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/2730/p1040077uj1.th.jpg
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/2066/p1040078ob5.th.jpg
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/7571/p1040079yp4.th.jpg

A small accident between a tram and a car happened, I guess that the truck was there to put the tram back on rails (though that finally it seems that they did not had to use it)

My father took so much time to make the picture that the truck was leaving, so there is no really good full view of it :sad:

Location: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&jsv=107&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,50.860838,4- .331857&ll=50.857865,4.318418&spn=0.001312,0.003047&t=k&z=19

And for those who wonder what is the round building with green roof in background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_the_Sacred_Heart,_Belgium

Latest Edition: 20/04/2008 @ 23:28:04
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Published 22/04/2008 @ 16:52:44, By stronghold
My brother sent me a couple of photo's of one of his neighbours cars
http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/8545/citroensm1tl6.th.jpg http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/2872/citroensm2dd7.th.jpg
Always great to see an SM (and it still looks futuristic even 30+ years on.!)
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Published 22/04/2008 @ 16:56:37, By CarChasesFanatic
I love it, incredible car :love: (in the desing of course, i cant talk about the handling, i havent tried one shamely)
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Published 23/04/2008 @ 00:40:17, By stronghold
It's taken me a month, but i've managed to find some of my old 80's photo's and scan some for this page. Here goe's:-

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8094/lagondalondontobrightoniq7.th.jpg
a Lagonda seen passing during the 1981 london to brighton veteran car run

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9619/autobianchia1121france1nr5.th.jpg
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1159/autobianchia1122france1ng1.th.jpg
It may not be exciting for all of you living in central europe, but for me in 1983 on a day trip to Bologne this Autobianchi A112 was Great.! (still is, I also like the Innocenti mini de-tomaso.! :wink: )

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7898/seatfrance1083pv6.th.jpg
from the same France (october 83) visit.
A Seat I believe?

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7713/mb450selbodykit1685ix0.th.jpg http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9567/mb450selbodykit2685wh7.th.jpg
450 sel's were fairly common, but this was the first (and last.!) i'd seen with a body kit.!

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/6195/chevyelcaminoss187bq6.th.jpg http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4836/chevyelcaminoss287vh4.th.jpg
chevy el camino ss (rare in the UK) photo from 1987

..more pics soon :wink:
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Published 23/04/2008 @ 01:24:52, By taxiguy
I was driving around one day when I spotted this pimped-out Caprcie with giant wheels and Buick-style "ventiports" on the fenders:

http://i31.tinypic.com/28hocxv.jpg

another one I saw at another dealership the same day. This one had racing stripes on the hood :tongue:

http://i27.tinypic.com/2q9wegi.jpg

I've seen many other modified Caprices too, some with giant wheels and others that are painted in strange colors (like lime green with purple polka dots) I don't know what it is about Caprices that makes people want to customize them so much. I mean, you never see pimped-out Crown vics, do you?

Oh yeah, here's another car I spotted one day. Probably not interesting or special to most of you, but it's ever so beautiful to me and rare too. A 1991-92 Olds Custom Cruiser :love:

http://i25.tinypic.com/15513s3.jpg

http://i26.tinypic.com/sv1btg.jpg

I also saw this strange looking little thing sitting in some vacant lot. I've got no idea what it is, but I'm pretty sure it's something European and wasn't originally sold here in America.

http://i31.tinypic.com/2cdidco.jpg

Latest Edition: 23/04/2008 @ 01:26:04
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