This just in from our friend Chris @ Automoblog. Pretty subtle.
Entries from January 31st, 2013
One of our loyal Man on the Move followers spotted this bad ass Morgan 3-Wheeler outside a hardware store on 8th Street. The owner came out of the store in full leathers toting a hose clamp he had just purchased for the righteous P-51 Mustang-inspired exhaust cannons on this throwback trike. You can even opt for the similarly bad ass shark face livery as a paint choice. And while this 3-Wheeler does’t shine for best-in-class handling, it does weigh in at a bantamweight 1,200 pounds…not a whole of mass for the exposed S&S v-twin to lug around. Truth be told, low-speed boulevard strutting is what this radically reinvented homage to the past was made to do. As you can tell from all the stares in the above photo, she turns heads.
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You’ve heard of meals on wheels. Well, this is an episode of Hoarders on wheels. I don’t know how long this thing has been parked there but it certainly isn’t going anywhere. The driver seat is entombed in old newspapers, soda bottles and shopping bags. It’s pretty gross actually. Someone should call a tow.
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Much like the seventh generation Corvette that just broke cover in Detroit, the Porsche 911 tends to go with the flow when it comes to change. Each generation of this iconic sports car represents a subtle-meets-meaningful departure from the one that preceded it. No shock value or drastic departures to speak of here folks. The current 991 generation pictured here on Ninth Avenue in the Meatpacking District is no exception. The car is beautiful from nearly every angle and the new, tailored rear end is really distinctive.
Based on the vanity plate, I gottta think the owner is in publishing.
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Fosters, the European-owned Australian beer brand that no respectable Australian would actually be caught dead drinking, used to run a charming “How to Speak Australian” marketing campaign that used witty Aussie puns in an effort to shine the spot light on the brand’s unique DNA. You know how they go…”Aussie for [enter funny pun here]. Fosters…Australian for beer” The beer commercials rushed to the top of my mind over and over again as I observed South Africa’s witty pun equivalent while on Safari in Kruger National Park this past November.
South African for GPS – The tracker sitting on a chair mounted to the front frender
South African for trafic jam – The pack of Impalas blocking the road
South African for massage – The effect the suspension has on your back on most jarring dirt roads
On a more serious note, Land Rover holds more claim to rugged terrain than just about any brand out there. They also kind of run shit when it comes to safari experience. Barker Performance, the company who converts stock Land Rovers into the 9-passenger rigs [including the spotter] you see here, was started in 1997 by son Sean and father Cliff Barker. The company initially started out buying and selling Land Rover parts and worked their way into fleet vehicles for private game reserves. They build approximately 80-100 vehicles per year these days.
This MGB owner proudly bears a window-mounted bumper sticker proclaiming “I Love My MG”. We love it too. It’s ultra clean, has great knock-off wheels and features the optional, rarely-seen removable hardtop. Much like Mini Coopers of the day, the white roof contrasts brilliantly with the vibrantly colored sheet metal. It also adds a fair bit of sophistication to this otherwise ho hum british roadster.