Posted: September 20, 2013 Filed under: SPOTTED!, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: Back to the Future, DeLorean, Los Angeles, Mind over motor, Pasadena, spotted
My brother Matt sent this photograph and some others my way while he was out driving with his colleague Nick near Caltech over in Pasadena. It’s quite a pretty area and there’s actually a good amount of older classics and quirky old cars running around (there are lots of hipsters in old Beetles there too, if I recall correctly). What’s strange about this example is that it seems to have had its louvers over the engine cover removed and replaced by Back to the Future style fins. Matt, thanks for sending this in.
-Albert S. Davis
Spotted by: Matt Davis and Nick Cowper
Posted: January 20, 2013 Filed under: SPOTTED!, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: 1959 Cadillac, city streets, Classic, Eagle Rock Boulevard, Fifties, Hardtop, Los Angeles, Series 62, Spotted!, Tailfins
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 »
Posted: February 15, 2012 Filed under: CARS 101, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: 101, Asbestos, Automobiles, brakes, Cars, clutch, danger, In, Mind, motor, Over, toxin, warning
It’s no surprise that a car can be a dangerous device. If the speed and momentum isn’t killing somebody swiftly, then the very substances that go in and out of it will do the job slowly from the inside. Many toxic chemicals can be found in the vehicles we use and depend on everyday; if we want to be safe and responsible automobile owners, then it is absolutely vital that we take the proper amount of time to understand them. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 14, 2011 Filed under: SPOTTED!, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: 458, Exotic, Ferrari, Italia, Italian, Mind, motor, Newtown, Over, PA, Pennsylvania, spotted
Ferrari 458 Italia
Spotted in Newtown, PA by my parents when they were out shopping. Lots of nice cars in the Newtown area.
Spotted by- Bill and Nancy
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Posted: November 14, 2011 Filed under: Auto Idolatry, SHOWCASE, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: America, and, California, Cars, Coffee, Debut, drake, Horacio, Huayra, Irvine, Mind, motor, Over, Pagani, video
Our friend Drake was lucky enough to catch the Pagani Huayra at one of the events on it’s American tour. It is a truly stunning car, and Mr. Pagani was there himself to show off the car. Supposedly Pagani has already recieved 12+ orders for the Huayra from American buyers, so keep you eyes peeled on the streets for one once they are allowed into the country.
Check out Drake’s youtube channel here
Posted: October 18, 2011 Filed under: SPOTTED!, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: Beach, Bugatti, California, Car, Carmel, Classics, Concours, d', Elegance, Exotics, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mclaren, Monterey, Pagani, Pebble, Porsche, spotting, week
This is a submission from our friend Drake who we met while out in California for this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. He found some great cars, many of which we did not catch out there. There is also some solid footage from the Quail event. It is a bit long, but you will be drooling the whole time. Solid spotting. Subscribe to Drake’s Youtube profile for more videos like this.
Spotted by- Drake
Posted: October 14, 2011 Filed under: SPOTTED!, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: Carbon Fiber, Exotics, Gordan Murray, Great Britain, London, Mclaren, Mind over motor, MP4, MP4-12C, Sophistication, Spotted!, technology, UK
So it's on sale in the UK. Should be hitting these shores very soon (if not already).
My aunt must have been out for her morning walk when she saw this brand=new McLaren sitting on the side of the High Street. So far, in terms of seeing a production version on the street, she’s beaten us to it. Nice find, Aunt Randi.
Spotted by: Randi P-H
Posted: October 10, 2011 Filed under: SPOTTED!, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: American, Classic, Dodge, Ford, Hightstown, Hometown Harvest, Mind over motor, NJ, Sedans, Spotted!, Trio, Triple Spotted!, User Submission
1937 Ford (left), 1938 Dodge (middle), 1936 Dodge (right)
My roommate spotted these three pre-war American cars at the Hometown Harvest in his hometown of Hightstown a few weeks back. This trio looks great together.
Spotted by: Connor M.
Posted: August 12, 2011 Filed under: SPOTTED!, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: 8C, Alfa, Competizione, Italian, Jersey, Mind, Mind over motor, motor, new, NJ, Over, Pennington, Red, Romeo, spotted
Alfa Romeo 8C showing everyone some style
One of our readers spotted this in Pennington, NJ. Look how the car seems to contrast sharply with the mundane reality all around it. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.
-Spotted by- Peder G.
Posted: July 27, 2011 Filed under: INDUSTRY TALK, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: brake, DCT, F1, Ferrari, FF, horse, Italian, Italy, Mind over motor, paddle, Prancing, shift, shooting, Transmission, V12
Recently, there was a massive amount of hype over a new model Ferrari was releasing. This car seemed to be a very different Ferrari, having all wheel drive, and, judging from the “spy shots” released by Ferrari themselves, this car seemed like it could easily compete in rally races. However, that’s all well and good as long as the car stays as a concept. After all, one could claim that although their prototype was only capable of doing 110 mph, the production version can reach the speed of light! However, the concept of this car seemed to be almost identical to the production version, and that in itself was impressive. Not only that, but the car looked astonishing. Possibly slightly inspired off the BMW Z4 coupe, Pininfarina managed to pack all the styling perfections of both the Ferrari and the BMW into one exceptional looking automobile. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 25, 2011 Filed under: INDUSTRY TALK, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: 500, America, American, Car, Chrysler, Fiat, Hatchback, Italy, marchionne, Mind over motor, sergio, Small
Recently, Fiat returned to the United States for the first time since 1984. They did so with their new flagship model, the 500. One might recognize the name 500 from the postwar car that, for all intents and purposes, saved the Fiat brand. This new 500, however, is bigger than its father car, sportier, and all around better. The car is fairly strict as far as factory options go. There are 3 trim levels, in ascending order, the Pop, Sport and Lounge. Each trim level has equipped its luxuries, with the Pop being more of a bare-bones car than the others. Each is a 3-door hatch, with a cabriolet version available as well. While this is all well and good, there doesn’t seem to be a real attraction to enthusiasts yet and for good reason, this car, at least from the outside looking in, is just a simple city car. In order to understand the true beauty of this car though, one must delve deeper, inside the engine bay.
Posted: July 24, 2011 Filed under: Auto Idolatry, USER SUBMITTED | Tags: Atlantique, Auto Idolatry, BiTurbo, Bleinheim Palace, England, Europe, France, Mind over motor, One of One, Oxfordshire, Rare, show, UK, User Submission, Venturi, Venturi Atlantique
Venturi Atlantique BiTurbo
My Aunt Randi and Uncle Dan saw this car and a few others at Bleinhem Palace in Oxfordshire recently. It’s a Venturi Atlantique, only one of 12 ever brought to England–but it’s even rarer than that. This is the sole twin-turbo model ever imported into Britain. So, what you see here truly is a one-of-one car. It looks gorgeous.