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Porsche 911 Carrera S – Hollywood Blvd., LA

April 29th, 2010 by Ian

This 993-series Carrera S (1997 – 1998) looks good behind bars on Hollywood boulevard. With its rear drive set up and naturally aspirated engine, the Carrera S is essentially a standard Carrera save for slightly increased power, a lowered suspension and that gloriously wide booty in the rear (the wider rear fenders were compensated with wheel spacers). All the Turbo look for a lot less coin. Seen here underneath a beautiful LA sunset, the last of the air cooled 911s looks prime for a weekend jaunt down Mulholland.

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Lincoln Continental – Swall Drive, LA

April 21st, 2010 by Stu

This could easily serve as a 1960s post card. The B/W coloring, vintage set of wheels and beautiful suburban back drop harks back to a simpler time. Another great find from our good friend, fellow photographer and purveyor of 35mm film Aaron Stern.

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Mystery Ride – 405 North, Seal Beach (LA)

March 4th, 2010 by Mike

This handsome little coupe blew by me on the freeway. Like one of those gun fights from the Wild West, I whipped out my 3G and fired off this picture fast as I could. The car looks and feels like a vintage European, possibly with an Italian body design (Zagato, Bertone, Pininfarina, etc). You know the drill – name that car and get a super cool Man on the Move t-shirt.

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Under the hood: Jim Bauer

March 2nd, 2010 by Mike

Pictured: BMX rider/artist Jim Bauer and his 1981 Porsche 911 SC

Jim Bauer is no stranger to Q&A, but his interviews are usually about a crazy BMX gap, or maybe his custom designed T shirts, or even his artistic approach to wedding planning . When it comes to cars, I like Jim’s perspective because he’s not a typical “car guy”. He’s the guy with a million other talents who also happens to have great taste in cars. Like the rest of Jim’s endeavors, his 1981 Porsche 911 SC has achieved what many of us might call perfection.

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BMW 2002 – Sawtelle blvd, West LA

February 24th, 2010 by Nick

2002 isn’t a great year to be named after, but I guess it’s better than 1987. Okay, maybe it’s just a number to differentiate between 2 and 4 door models. And although all cars look good in the rain, this 2002 might just look better than most. It’s the perfect mix between tying a sweater around your shoulders and heading to the tennis club, and racing the VW next to you through the canyon.

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Volvo 1800E – Hewwit St. – Downtown Los Angeles

February 22nd, 2010 by Nick

Soccer moms and squared-off backs? PSSSHHHH. Before they made the safest cars on the planet, they made cars good enough for second rate James Bond actor’s wannabe James Bond roles. Yeah, I said it. Understated yet classy, refined yet tough. Almost makes me wish our Swedish friends would jump on the American throwback train, dip into their archives and design a heavily inspired 2013 1800.

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Ferrari 550 Maranello – Mullholland Drive, Los Angeles

February 3rd, 2010 by Ian

The gear heads at Blackhorse Motorsports are coo coo for Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Seriously, if Weber carburetors and hand-built 12 cylinder engines were a drug, these guys would be in the running for an appearance on A&E’s hit show Intervention. Anyone who has walked by their massive showroom on La Cienega knows this first hand as the place is brimming with valuable and rare Italian exotics. Good thing for you, Blackhorse is also a huge Man on the Move fan – the fellas submitted some choice pictures from their in-house collection. This black F550 Maranello, like most any other Ferrari or proper sports car, could not look more at home on the Mulholland twisties. More drooling after the jump… 

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Under the hood: Daniel Miller

January 20th, 2010 by Nick

Pictured – Beat reporter, rocker and all around cool guy Daniel Miller and his 1972 Datsun 240Z

In a town known for fakes, phonies and fantastic tales projected at 2.39:1, a man whose job it is to find the truth has a tendency to fall out of focus behind the sheer number of those trying to pass off the fabricated as fact. But when that same man emerges, red-lining it, from the depths of obscurity, behind the wheel of an early 70’s exotic with stretched lines and sleek curves, that man gets noticed. Even if that exotic was paid for in Yen.

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Porsche Carrera – Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles

January 11th, 2010 by Nick

car1aWe all know that feeling. You suddenly notice the girl next door. You finally pay attention to what’s beautiful about that famous painting. On the radio, you hear an old song your dad used to sing along to in a whole new way. That thing you’ve experienced a million times suddenly becomes…something else. Because of the setting, because of who you happen to be at that moment, a familiar thing takes on a whole new life. The ordinary becomes extraordinary. That old Carrera has been parked there for months, but walking by today, it stood out. The lines looked sleeker and the fenders more brooding. The old familiar statue took a breath, and we took notice. No need for dates and codes, trim levels or colors, we’ve all seen it a million times. Just another Carrera parked on the curb.

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Chevy Camaro Z28 Type LT – Holt Ave, Los Angeles

January 5th, 2010 by Nick

CAMARO Z28 TYPE LT - HOLT AVE, LAThe dented rear fender from prom night ’77. The cigarette burn from a drunken night at the disco on new years ’80. The scratch down the passenger door from shopping kart bowling on a warm night in ’83. The stories these survivors tell through their scars and battle wounds get silenced during a restoration, and the soft whispers of debauchery fall on deaf ears under a glossy coat of candy.

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