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Dodge Lancer – Fort Greene, Brooklyn NY

November 18th, 2010 by Ian

Spotted here in all it’s glory, a 1962 Dodge Lancer 770 2-door.  It’s not everyday that you come across one of these so-called “compact cars” circa 1962 (a little more exicitng than a Civic or Corolla wouldn’t you say?) Dimensions aside, this was a very unique car thanks to stand out design cues like a full-width grille, round taillights, snubbed trunk, and chrome Lancer script that happens to be the perfect little detail.  And don’t let the sedan qualities of this ride fool you, the Hyper-Pak equipped Lancer is known to conquer many a drag strip.

You can thank our good buddy and Brooklyn-based man on the street Dave Pinter for the glorious snaps.

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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive – Old Fulton Street, (DUMBO) Brooklyn

June 9th, 2010 by Stu

SmartUSA invited us Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass to drive some early prototype versions of their Fortwo EV due out in January 2012. Outside of the pleasing electric whine coming from the motor positioned behind you, the little Fortwo Electric Drive performs much in the same darty, well-planted way that the gasoline version does despite the additional 308 pounds brought on by the batteries. And much like the gasoline version, people ooh and ahh at every intersection, red light, and attempt to park the little bugger. The green wheels and massive “Electric Drive” sticker weren’t exactly helping us fly below the radar.

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Under the Hood: Bertrand Delacroix

May 5th, 2010 by Austin

Pictured: Art dealer, silk screen artisan and lover of fine Porsches Bertrand Delacroix inside his print shop in the Boerum Hill area of Brooklyn

We peeked into Bertrand’s massive Brooklyn loft with big, stupid grins plastered onto our faces. Why? Because the 16,000 square foot, mixed use building was filled with enough cool toys and hip furnishings to make any grown man blush. There is a hang glider suspended from the ceiling, vintage French mopeds displayed in the foyer, a beautiful wood-carved pool table and humidor and a bunch of over sized modern paintings hanging from the wall. Perhaps coolest of all, there is a 1:1 Porsche to Pug ratio – seriously, there are 3 of each strewn about this amazing bachelor pad. For the record, Bertrand does have a girlfriend and we’re guessing this glorious man palace didn’t hurt in cementing the relationship.

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Hummer H1 – Henry Street & Clark, Brooklyn

February 12th, 2010 by Austin

If there were one day of the year that was less offensive than others to drive one of these around, I guess Monday was it. So kudos to the owner of this extra obnoxious HumVee for buying a vehicle that is utilized properly 1 day out of the year. I’m not in the Sierra Club or anything but buying one of these just seems absurd at this point. Yes, I know – high powered sports cars get the same or worse gas mileage as this H1. But at least they fit inside lanes and accelerate like a bat out of hell.

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1956 Ford F-100 Pickup – N 14th Street, Brooklyn

November 13th, 2009 by Stu

1956 Ford F-100

Our pal Dave captured this handsome devil in Williamsburg. As far as vintage pick ups go, they don’t get a whole lot cooler than this. The rounded hood and wrap around windshield made this baby an instant classic. Click through for more pictures.

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Ford Thunderbird – Columbia Heights, Brooklyn

September 9th, 2009 by Austin

Gen 2 Thurnderbird Brooklyn rear

Another classic T-Bird in Brooklyn. What are the chances? Pretty good actually – Ford sold nearly 200,000 of these Gen 2 models from 1958 – 1960. Thanks to the rather long rear overhang, this baby appears to be floating when viewed the rear. We prefer the European flavor seen in the gen 3 design (1961-1963) but certainly acknowledge its handsome predecessor in the ranks of vintage American greatness.

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