Of course, this isn’t the real HEMI-powered “Little Red Wagon” known for poppin wheelies and laying down mounds of rubber at Cecil County Dragway back in February of ’65. It’s an amazingly awesome homage though and had me stopped like a dear in the headlights during a recent drive through La Jolla.
We couldn’t tell if this utterly cool A100 had the stock 100HP six-cylinder engine placement or instead mimicked Little Red Wagon’s 426 cu. In. Hemi Charger engine located just behind the snub-nosed cab. Either way, what a fabulous way to get around Southern California.
These just in from one of our loyal field spotters…a moody set of Mercury Meteor pics from East Falls, PA. Interestingly, this is the second crop of Mercury pice sent from this sharp-eyed Man on the Move fan.
It always breaks my heart to see red hot sports cars all by their lonesome. It’s kind of like a model with no one to hang out with on date night. These two make a menacing couple don’t you think? Perhaps they met through an online dating service for exotic Italians.
The curators at LACMA found this Avanti to be an appropriate piece of period correct eye candy to compliment their exhibit “California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way,” the first major study of modern California design. As reported on by our pal Phil Patton at the NY Times, “the curators included the car because it echoed a spirit in design and lifestyle also seen in the furniture, lighting, product and fashion items in the show”
We have spotted Avantis before but never one parked on shag carpet. Awesome!
It’s that magical time of year when car-enthused beach bums peel back the tarp, crack open the garage door and set out to strut their surf-rack-touting stuff 4×4 style. And these are not just any 4x4s. No prissy Range Rovers here folks. Let’s be clear, these are amazingly charming, super rugged 4x4s of the old school variety. Defenders and Harvesters and CJs, oh my.
I spotted these Summer loving beauties [above and below] posing on the streets of Montauk, East Hampton and Newport Beach throughout the season. Summer might be a blur in the rearview but maybe these toasty photos will ease the pain.
Bask in the glory of Lamborghini’s latest Gallardo, the LP550-2 Spyder and you’re immediately reminded why insurance companies exist. The topless bull, an all new model for 2012, takes a different spin [literrally] on an old theme by providing mid engine exotic shoppers with a RWD option alongside the AWD set up featured since model introduction [2003/2004]. The offering lowers the cost of entry a bit and transforms the drive character from one of 4-wheeled super sled to 2-wheeled sling shot. Check out Stu’s full review in WIRED and join us after the jump for the full crop of photos from our aeronautical-themed shoot. We figured planes and hangers were appropriate surroundings for something that flies like this Lambo does.
The abstract art spray-canned onto the side of this mild-mannered NYC delivery truck stopped one of our more aesthetically inclined readers dead in his tracks. And for good reason. The illusions the human eye projects are something out of a Ray Bradbury novel where delivery trucks hover above the street. Or at least that’s what I saw. Trippy stuff.
Thanks for the spot Dev…an interesting one for sure.