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Carspotters' Challenge #178: Just Desserts

While making my General Lee post, I went through a number of clips. I wish I could share them all, but this one from 'The Great Santa Claus Chase' episode has some choice metal for sale in the background:

 

Which one of these beauties would you hazard a trip down to Hazzard for a test drive? Might wanna have 'em checked out by a reputable mechanic. I know one that might be crazy but he ain't dumb...

 

--Tigerstrypes

 

For more vintage TV action clips, go to TVSTUNTER UK's YouTube page.

Carspotters' Challenge #176: CarLust 1980s Starter Pack

We've been revisiting some 80s gems here at CarLust these last couple of weeks, and before we head into the '90s, it feels right to share this period artwork that I've had stashed in my hard drive for some time now.

Yes, they're neither that many nor that hard to figure out for our seasoned veterans, but for the novice CarLust carspotter, it couldn't be a more perfect exercise.

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Carspotters' Challenge #171: Please Select Your Vehicle

*Enters arcade*

*Sits down in booth*

*Inserts tokens*

*Booming voice and menu screen says "Please Select Your Vehicle"*

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I wonder if the Plymouth has a Christine mod...

*Selects vehicle*

*Selects manual transmission*

*Chooses soundtrack*

*Loading*

*Countdown starts*

3

2

1

GO!

 

--Tigerstrypes

 

References: http://iconfigurators.com/

 

Caption This

I021650During Easter weekend, after service of course, a couple of the CarLust staff had a chance to take a quick spin on a Ford Fairmont Futura in the Bahamas. Here they are entering the "St. Andrews parking lot".

 

--Tigerstrypes

 

Reference: http://imcdb.org

 

 

Great Commercials - Sácame a Pasear (Take Me Out For A Spin)

It doesn’t matter how you view Toyota cars –or cars in general- whether they’re appliances or machines that never go out of style; if you use ‘em and don’t maintain ‘em, they’ll be scrap sooner than later, regardless of all their praise, earned or otherwise. While this commercial recommends that you take your car to a certified Toyota Service Center, I want to personally include reputable independent shops as well, provided that you don’t know what you’re doing or don't have the tools for the job when it comes to maintenance (there’s no shame in asking for help or letting the professionals do it).

 

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Carspotters' Challenge #170: Ashland, Wisconsin - July, 1973

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Has The Poseidon Adventure been in theaters since its release date of December 1972? Well, it was really successful...

Anyways, no wonder there isn't that many cars parked around, everyone must've seen it already.

 

--Tigerstrypes

 

References: Tumblr

Carspotters’ Challenge #169: Sunset Beach, California, 1969

With photos like this one, it's hard to argue that 1969 was a very good year.

Malibubeach2Photo taken by legendary photographer and surfing ambassador Leroy Grannis.

 

--Tigerstrypes

 

References: http://www.surfertoday.com

 

The Cars of "Chuck"

Httpwww.imfdb.org 450px-ChuckS4_96Chuck is a North-American TV show about Chuck Bartowski, a young man whose mediocre life changed when he opened an e-mail containing encrypted content composed of a huge number of highly classified information called the Intersect. Once read and in the subconscious of brain, the person with this information becomes a supercomputer of sorts, able to do things like ID an international criminal, or identify a weapon or document of upmost importance, though involuntarily. And that’s just the first season! Due to his skills behind a computer and overall unorthodox ways in handling situations in relation to governmental bureaus, Chuck reluctantly becomes part of a secret anti-terrorist team effort until a way is found to remove the Intersect from his head. His cover? His mundane life. In the meantime, serious questions appear: What makes a spy: the equipment or the individual? Can one be a spy and have a normal, happy life? Can one be a spy without sacrificing one’s values and integrity?

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Carspotters’ Challenge #168: Rising Sun, Lowered Ride Height

It's always a treat to see the best of other countries' car culture. Regardless of how well-documented they seem to be, Japan never ceases to bore me with theirs.

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Dapper bunch, aren't they?

Yes, you may 'Caption This'.

 

--Tigerstrypes

 

References: http://omgcreeper.tumblr.com

RIP, Scion

8208167c0a0d028a0039b99d0ac37390While waiting for an e-mail about a part for a Cadillac CTS (still waiting), CarLust contributor That Car Guy (Chuck) let us know the news: Scion will be no more. Just a couple of days earlier we were making fun of Scion’s “lowrider” SEMA car, an eyesore that pretty much encapsulates what’s wrong with the brand. There have been rumors of its demise since I wrote my Scion post and even before that, with Toyota helping out dealers phase out the brand to those that wanted out. There are far more variables responsible for Scion’s fate (Toyota, Millennials’ buying habits, currently cheap gas prices, The Great Recession, global warming, Dinkleberg, etc.), but I won’t go into them.

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Pictured above: This is a forlorn Chevy Vega photographed by reader Gary Sinar. (Share yours)

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