Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Riffing on an Old Joke

More people drive cars than any other appliance.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Seen but not photographed: Scion IQ

A Scion IQ covered in blue wallpaper with white clouds on it looks a lot like a Scion IQ.  Then again, it could have been an imitator.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Seen but not photographed: BMW Coupe

It was either a 1 or a 3, driving south towards LAX on a side street in Santa Monica.  The front end looks like a tray of cold cuts that was left out too long.  BMW needs to stop wrapping their prototypes so colorfully.  Noticing them is getting more and more painful.

On the same trip, I noticed several new Lincolns.  Why anyone would buy a car with a malformed chrome mustache for a grill is an open question.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cars of the American West: The Stillborn Series

We went on a road trip across the west.  Unlike the recent past, I had my camera with me.  Unfortunately, I forgot the chip and was too cheap to buy another one.  No matter.  There weren't any prototypes until we were driving south into Las Vegas.  There was a caravan of them.  It was also the first caravan I have seen with more than one brand.  It could have been an auto magazine, but who knows.  Would they have been worth photographing?  Probably not.

Dodge Dart:  America's fat Alfa puts on weight.

Dodge Charger:  Old school sedans come back, but not as long, low or wide as they were in the past.  It's easier to park, but just as dull.

Chrysler Minivan:  If you need sleep, count these.  Lack of reliability makes Chrysler products interesting.

Ford Taurus:  The great white brick.

There rest of the caravan, one or two other cars, was Chrysler products.  I don't remember them beyond that.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Seen but not photographed: Audi GT-R

Maybe it's their version of the midengined Corvette that GM threatens from time to time.

It looks like a fun car.  It moved the tester to stomp on it on a well patrolled street.

Unlike most Audis, this one looks like everything else.  The motor sounds like a small block Chevy.  

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Infiniti M37S

I always wonder about internal names.  Might this and other S cars be known differently?  The Infiniti M37$.