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Entries from October 30th, 2009

Ferrari Testarossa – Gregory blvd, Beverly Hills

October 30th, 2009 by Nick

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From the cheese grater side intakes to the glorious 1980s pop up style headlights, this baby is one of the more exotic models the Prancing Horse has ever put out. So it almost seems tragic to let this sports car icon wither away in the California sunshine. But its beautiful decay is also an indication of how much fun the owner has had behind the wheel. Nothing tragic about that. Although it does need some obvious TLC judging by the cobwebs cluttering the Pininfarina-designed side strakes and leaves caught in the engine cover. Common man, wash your damn Ferrari.

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1973 Ford Bronco – West 20th Street, NYC

October 29th, 2009 by Ian

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Say hello to Buttercup. When she’s not chillin in Chelsea, this car-crazy Bulldog is cruising the city in this sweet ’73 Bronco. Check out her custom seat – Recaro has nothing on this dog.

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2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet – Washington Street, NYC

October 28th, 2009 by Stu

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We spotted this A5 drop top outside The Standard Hotel in Meatpacking and must say it looks every bit as classy as the coupe. The handsome convertible, which hit dealerships just this month, looks appropriately posed outside the ultra modern hotel that the NY Times called “…an architectural tour de force…”. A5 cabrio is an all new model for 2010 and replaces the decidedly less masculine A4 Cabrio in the line-up. Like its coupe sibling, the cabrio is available in front wheel drive with Audi’s venerable 2.0T four cylinder engine, making things more attainable than ever at $42,000 to start.

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2010 VW GTI MkVI – Hudson Street, NYC

October 27th, 2009 by Stu

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VW used hot women and and a race-inspired video game application to launch the sixth generation GTI in Manhattan last week. And they claim to be the first manufacturer to rely entirely on the App Store to introduce a new car to the public. Classic Car Club on Hudson street was decked out with LCDs running a customized version of Firemint’s motion-activated Real Racing Game. Party goers could sample the new game while sipping on cocktails and listening to guest DJ ?uestlove from the Roots.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Gemballa – Centre Street, NYC

October 22nd, 2009 by Stu

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If Ronald McDonald was a Porsche enthusiast, his ride might look something like this. We’re kidding. But seriously, it would be tough to miss this 996 Turbo. Impossible in fact thanks to the bright red paint and wheels, massive rear wing, yellow brake calipers and wrap-around ground effects package. If that’s not enough, there is a badge from Gemballa on the hood – so you know this Porsche wasn’t customized in some dude’s driveway.

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1939 Indian Chief – Washington Blvd., LA

October 21st, 2009 by Nick

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So this is what they looked like when they actually rolled out of Springfield. This ’39 Injin is pure class, through and through. And no, that’s not some old rich guy riding it because his mechanic told him to get it out of the garage once a year, that’s a 24 year-old with perhaps more style than horsepower, whose other car is… well… this. But hey, this thing is purely for thundering around town looking for trouble and not dragging off greens with the rest of the Ruff Riders.

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1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible – West Broadway, NYC

October 20th, 2009 by Ian

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The owner of this cherry red ‘Stang couldn’t have chosen a better parking space considering the high end neighborhood and for sale sign in the windshield. In fact, this perennial pony car is so perfect in every way that it seems entirely plausible the restoration shop unloaded it directly from the flatbed in front of Cipriani’s posh West Broadway location upon completion. We are not sure if there were any takers but the restaurant’s deep pocketed clientele cast more than a few stares at the gussied up American icon as they enjoyed one of the precious few days left for outdoor dining.

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2010 Harleys – West 26th Street, NYC

October 16th, 2009 by Ian

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Just days before Harley announced the shuttering of its Buell sport bike brand, the top brass from Milwaukee was in Manhattan showing off their 2010 models to socialites who will probably never buy one. The launch party took place at Ainsworth, a hip new joint that Urban Daddy calls “the harmonious marriage of a gastropub and the sportsbook at Caesars”. The guy guy venue, with its plethora of sports-playing plasmas and use of wrought iron and wood, was the perfect venue for a brand that was popularized by outlaws.

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1982 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 Balocco – Morton Street, NYC

October 13th, 2009 by Ian

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We found this sporty red Alfa parked on Morton Street in the West Village. This was our first GTV-6 sighting since launching ManOnTheMove and the 1982 model pictured here is a particularly rare one thanks to its Balocco designation. Named after Alfa’s Balocco test track in Italy, the special edition of the Giugiaro-designed coupe, itself based on the handsome Alfetta sedan, was only available in red with a sunroof, black interior, leather wrapped steering wheel and red piping on the seats. What is it with Italians and painting cars red?

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Pontiac Firebird Convertible – Washington Street, NYC

October 7th, 2009 by Ian

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This gen 1 Firebird convertible looks good in plum crazy purple. Damn good actually. The car appears to be original, most evident by the rusted out front fascia, but the form-fitting top seems to have been replaced within the last few years.  Unfortunately we won’t be seeing any reincarnations of this Chevrolet Camaro platform mate, which debuted in 1967 alongside its GM sister vehicle.

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