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Entries from August 12th, 2009

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster – Park Avenue, NYC

August 12th, 2009 by Ian

Canam Spyder 1

Just when you thought you had trikes all figured out, BRP throws in this dyslexic monkey wrench called the Can-Am Spyder Roadster. Bombardier Recreational Products, or BRP for short, used their expertise in building everything from jet skis and ATVs to snowmobiles and Rotax engines in designing this unconventional motorcycle concept that features two wheels in the front and one in the rear. Aside from turning heads and confusing pedestrians, the two pronged proposition also happens to up the handling ante thanks to the double a-arm suspension up front. Oh and the Cam-Am’s utterly stable front end alleviates most gravitational concerns about breaking your bike and or your body.

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International Harvester Scout II – East 18th Street, NYC

August 10th, 2009 by Ian

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The Scout was International Harvester’s answer to the CJ or Civilian Jeep. It offered up all the bare bones appeal and off road ability you could handle albeit in a streetable package that was comfortable for everyday motoring. Unlike the Jeep and similarly intentioned Geländewagen, both of which started life as military vehicles, the Scout was engineered from the ground up to be a road going passenger vehicle. In fact, the Scout and Scout II were among the pioneering SUVs that contributed to America’s love affair with the species.

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S & Camaro Z/28- West 25th Street, NYC

August 6th, 2009 by Ian

Import vs. Domestic 1

They say life is full of tough choices but deciding between these babies every morning is a burden we wouldn’t mind shouldering. On the one hand, you have a German-engineered sun devil whose advanced AWD and traction management system (borrowed from 911 Turbo) bites down on pavement like a Great White to an unsuspecting surfer.

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Mystery Ride Revealed – Upper East Side, NYC

August 5th, 2009 by Ian

Lincoln covered

RE: what’s under the car cover. For those of you who said early 1960s Lincoln Continental hard top sedan, pat yourselves on the back. You didn’t actually think we would pull the cover off of a complete stranger’s vintage automobile did you? That’s how people get killed in this city.

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Mystery Ride – Upper East Side, NYC

August 5th, 2009 by Ian

Guess that ride 1

ManOnTheMove tirelessly scours the city to bring you great pictures of interesting rides owned and operated by fellow New Yorkers. Now it is time to put your car-spotting skills to the test. We snapped this unidentified boat (uhm vehicle) on the Upper East Side and all we can tell you is that it is large, vintage and most likely hails from these United States. Think you have the chops to name the make and model?

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Smart Fortwo Brabus – West 93rd Street, NYC

August 4th, 2009 by Stu

smart fortwo brabus

The diminutive fortwo hit US shores with a bang last year. Sales during the micro brand’s inaugural year exceeded 24,000 units, not bad considering the multi-decade market low we are currently experiencing. To keep the momentum going, Smart hooked up with well-known German tuning house Brabus to squeeze a little more fun to drive attitude out of the little Fortwo. The mini-but-macho result is the Smart Fortwo Brabus, which will be limited to 1,500 units.

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Mercedes 280GE (LWB) – Greenwich Street, NYC

August 3rd, 2009 by Ian

Mercedes 280GE

A niche car for a discerning audience, New Yorkers love these boxy Geländewagens (German for cross country vehicle). And this 1980s 280GE is certainly a far cry from the flashy, luxury-minded G55 AMG [$119,450] that Hilary Duff is riding around tinsel town. But it doesn’t matter if the owner is an authentic trail rider or a yuppie poser compensating for smaller things, these G Wagons are extremely capable thanks to their truck based underpinnings, four-wheel drive and three fully locking differentials (among a select group of vehicles to offer this). They were designed to be light duty military vehicles for crissakes so Greenwich Street potholes shouldn’t pose much of a problem.

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