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Entries from January 7th, 2011

Global Edition: Bajaj Tuk Tuk – Vuga District, Zanzibar (Tanzania)

January 7th, 2011 by Emir

Not quite a car, not a motorcycle, there are a lot of names for these three-wheeled, motorized rickshaws…tuk tuk, trishaw, rick, mototaxi, etc. No matter what you call it, one thing is for certain…they’re kinda funny looking. This one is made by a company called Bajaj, an India-based manufacturer of 2 and 3-wheelers sold in India, Indonesia and South America.

Good news for you Americans who find these things appealing. Somebody is actually giving North American distribution a shot. I can just picture it now…America’s newest taxi cab. Hey, its maneuverable, fuel efficient and they even have an EV version available. What more does Bloomberg need?

Would you ride through city streets in one of these things? Weigh in after the jump…

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Reflections of America Collection: Volume 7 – Montana

January 5th, 2011 by Stu

Here is another brilliant painting from our car-loving photorealist Bob Petillo. For those of you just joining us, Bob takes photographs and brings them to life with his paint brush. So, whether you believe us or not, what you are seeing here is actually an 18” X 24” acrylic on canvas painting that Bob calls “Montana”

“Montana is one of my favorite paintings in the Reflections of America series.  This one, of a black 59 Chevy, captures the reflections of the home of one of our troops overseas. Looking deep into the quarter panel of this unforgettable classic beauty, we see many American flags and banners adorning this farmhouse and waving proudly in the driving spring breezes.  Mom and dad’s lawn chairs are lovingly placed by the yellow ribbon on the ol’ oak tree. This reflection of America speaks to our deepest sense of National pride.”

Thanks for sharing Bob!

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Global Edition: Porsche 911 – Gdansk, Poland

January 4th, 2011 by Stu

We always gets excited when Man on the Move followers share their car spotting adventures with us. We get extra amped when submissions come in from other countries. It makes us feel like automotive citizens of the world. With all that said, check out this this immaculate 911 shorthood spotted on new year’s eve in Gdansk, Poland. It’s snow white coloring makes it blend into its surroundings like an army Commando wearing fatigues in the jungle.

Thanks for the great spot Michal!

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HD Sportster – NW 23rd & NW Johnson, Portland [OR]

January 3rd, 2011 by Emir

Looks like somebody’s Sportster is primed and ready for action…right down to the bare Milwaukee sheet metal. Looks can be deceiving though. This bike has been parked in this very spot since the last summer. It didn’t move single time. The brushed tank and fenders gave it a nice, rough look but then Portland’s rain took its toll. The rust ensued. Too bad, because this baby H-D is made for riding. Not my favorite H-D but still I hate seeing these things being neglected like this. Does anyone know the owner? 

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