Yes, this is a little BMW Isetta 600 with a supercharged V8 strapped to the back of it. I saw this car a few times over the course of my summer in Detroit, Michigan, and it was a showstopper every time. I finally caught up with the owner at the Woodward Dream Cruise, and he was hppy to tell me about the car. From what I can remember it has a supercharged Rover V8 and puts down around 300rwhp. That is a staggering amount for such a small car, and even more staggering for those tiny tires. The owner said he doesn’t really drive it fast because it cannot handle well with all that rearward weight, but as a cruiser it turns more heads than anything on the road. Obviously this BMW hot rod is completely unique, with custom airbrushing on top of its custom mechanical setup. This is just a fun car all around, and it was awesome to see in person. Enjoy the gallery.
The weather was gorgeous the other day, so I decided to go cruise around for a bit. I went through Newtown because there is usually an exotic or two to be found there on such days. Sure enough, I find this amazing Ferrari F430 Scuderia parked in front of one of the most expensive restaurants in town. Enjoy the pics.
While on the way home from the tuner meet on Sunday, I noticed a red Porsche at a gas station. At first glance it was just a bright red 911, but then I noticed the vents on the bumper….. this was no 911, this was a 959! I quickly pulled into the gas station and snapped this pic. The owner was very nice, and was surprised that I knew it was a 959. This is quite a rare car, with only around 337 being built worldwide. I have seen this particular car before at shows in the area, but it was quite a thrill to catch it out in the wild.
Courtesy of one of my family members, Sheryl Paul, here is this 1948 Ford pickup truck custom, in possibly the most searing shade of orange I have ever seen. The custom job on this truck has turned it from mild to absolutely mean, with a stance that other duallies could only dream of. The front bumper is gone and gives the front end a new lease on life–it looks quite special for a truck. Genuinely, I wish we saw more trucks like this.
Spotted by: Sheryl Paul
-Albert S. Davis
Out doing some last minute Easter shopping, and found this Porsche 997 GT3 RS in the parking lot of Whole Foods. Gotta love Princeton because you never know what you will see. Its always nice seeing any of the 911 GTs out in public because it really looks like a racing car parked amongst the standard fare on American roads. Enjoy.
Another great car that the rest of the world gets to enjoy while America does not. The Ford Focus RS is the hottest hatch Ford makes, with a massive 300hp and 324ft/lbs of torque going to its front wheels. While I definitely think this car would have been much better if it had been all wheel drive, there is no denying that once the front wheels do stop spinning, it will take off like a bandit. Supposedly, Ford will be bringing the next Focus RS Stateside in 2015, but for now the RS is still a privilege the rest of the world gets to enjoy. I saw a few of them during my trip to Europe last year, but this is the only decent shot of one that I was able to get. I like the blue on this car a lot. It’s a tad more subdued than the RS’s famous bright green. Enjoy.
On our way into the Concours event on Sunday, we came across this fantastic looking Brooklands sitting all alone in a bank parking lot. There is something special about seeing a car worth more money than most homes just sitting all alone in the real world, covered in morning dew like it were any other object. The Brooklands is a Bentley among Bentleys, the flagship model from 2008-2011, and just 550 examples in existence. Its 6.75L V8 packs 530hp, and a mighty 773ft/lbs of torque. This particular car was immaculately appointed, with a two tone, black and gray, color scheme, a red leather interior, and a red pinstripe along the side.
This is a very Bilderberg type of car, the sort that makes back door arrangements with other big-wigs, and pretends to adopt orphans for fun, just to see the desperate looks on their faces as they drive away without them at the last second. If the “Top 1%” had a team mascot, the Brooklands could certainly be it. The Continental GT is surely the Bentley for sensible money, whereas the Brooklands is for the “just because I can” types. So, if you are seeing this, and you are sad because you don’t have a Brooklands, just take solace in knowing that at least everyone won’t automatically hate you at first sight.
That said, I do love this car, just not the stigma that comes with it. It is the ultimate in “baller status”, which is both a good and bad thing. Enjoy the pics.
This is a very rare Alfa Romeo from the early ’90s. I snapped this photo of it on the Swiss Autobahn this past summer. RZ stands for “Roadster Zagato”, and this was the convertible version of the very similar SZ coupe. Just 284 RZs were ever produced, making it one of the rarest Alfas of all time, and quite a good spot in normal traffic….. even for a place like Switzerland, which has an abundance of great cars.
These were my first encounters with 458 Spiders while in Switzerland last summer. They had just hit the streets, and I’d assume Switzerland is one of the first places in the world to see its orders filled, given its proximity to Italy, and their immense wealth. Enjoy.
Not sure if this is a genuine RSK Spyder, but I saw it in Switzerland, so it is very possible that it is legit. If it is real the car is quite, quite valuable. It was cool seeing this car on the street, and even among Zurich’s unusually high population of supercars, this classic Porsche stood out.
I saw this open top GTO Judge this during my time in Michigan last summer. I was assured by the owner that it was a real one, which makes it one of just 108 built. Pretty awesome to see such a rare muscle car in person. It was in well used condition, but hey, at least she gets driven. Enjoy the pics.
On Saturday afternoon, my brother, Matt Davis, took a few photos of a very out-of-place old Cadillac in the middle of Los Angeles. My brother happens to be a PhD. student in chemistry at Cal Tech in Pasadena (he, in fact, currently owns the Road Review Toyota Camry Hybrid) and saw this on Eagle Rock Boulevard near Chickasaw Avenue while out shopping. It’s an eggshell-white 1959 Series 62 coupe, which can be denoted by the lack of model script along the rear fenders and the large chrome spear along the middle of the bodyw0rk from the back of the front fender to the rear bumper. Great spot, Matt. Read the rest of this entry »