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Spotting thread! Did you see any special cars on the road today?

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  1. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    I was buzzing down the second steepest hill in town when I saw a Prius v followed by a regular Prius liftback buzzing up the hill the opposite way. Just neat to see all 3 models together in the same 2 seconds.
     
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    A 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB in a Mazda dealership showroom and a 1961 Cadillac Eldorado convertible with top down in office parking lot.
     
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    Kia Borrego, 2nd gen Acura RL and a 996 GT3 with a rollcage (Porsche 911 GT3)
     
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    Huh, saw an XLR today!

    And a gold Ferrari F430 with WA plates.
     
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  5. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

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    I couldn't tell you which model, but I saw a Grumman twin-engined flying boat going past me in S.E. Pennsylvania the other day. It was headed northeast.

    The next town over does a nice airshow in early june, but this wasn't that.
     
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    PBY Catalina was a much better looking sea plane ... but treading shark infested waters ... the grumman would do just fine.
     
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    Hyundai SUV, the big one. Palisade? Current generation, was clean enough to be a '24.

    Anyway, it had a very ornate purple and white tiger's face airbrushed on the hood. Oversized, with the mane sort of rolling down on the front fenders.

    I don't often run into that level of commitment in airbrush art, especially on newer models. I was impressed.


    I also saw one of these:

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    Parked outside of one of these:

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    Both first generation models I suppose...
     
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    Immaculate Mercedes 240D, parked outside the insurance place.
     

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  9. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

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    Always adored that body style- that'll always be the classic Mercedes for me.
     
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    Looks like what our high school Chinese language teacher drove back in the 1970s.
    On that long haul through Kansas Interstate 70, saw a 1972 Nova totally cherried out on a trailer.
     
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    I managed to spot two new Buick Envistas in the same day.

    Wow.

    It's just a viscerally ugly machine, at least from behind. Front aspect not too bad; the kindest thing I can write is that you'd never notice it mixed in with Ford or Kia crossovers.
     
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    i90 west of Sioux Falls - ridiculousness in front of us.. An early 70's Impala - jacked up to the 9's in order to accomodate its 4X4 hardware.
     
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    Tough to believe I'm typing this, but the wildest car I saw all weekend was a 2nd generation Mitsubishi Montero in showroom condition.

    Barn find? Restored? Somehow that seems even less likely.

    Scratching my head on that one.
     
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    Saw two JDM Honda Fits recently. Had to do a double take cause they obviously look almost identical to the ones we got except a slimmer rear bumpers (we're just about entering the era where Canada/US dropped the 5mph bumper so imported cars still had the slimmer bumpers compared to ours). Another 2006-2008 RL.

    Saw a brand new 2024 Mirage G4 with new WA plates. (no longer sold in Canada. We only have the Mirage hatchback now)

    Nice find! All of those up here are from Quebec unless they were imported or the owner moved out of Quebec as they were only sold new in that province.
     
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    A Tesla Cybertruck passed me going the opposite direction the other day. Even knowing they’re out, it’s the craziest thing to see in person.
     
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    I really don’t understand, how anyone thought that was a good design. Elon liked it, discussion over maybe.
     
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    Saw this at a nearby GM dealership. Maybe just how they ship trucks these days, or??
     

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    Well I got stuck at an intersection just as police were closing it today. They needed to move a convoy of unlicensed vehicles through.

    The convoy was all military vehicles. Antique ones, rehearsing for a big militaria show weekend. I couldn't identify all that went past, but there were plenty of the old willys jeeps including one hauling an aviation bomb on a trailer, a dodge half-track, some kind of 8-wheeled personnel hauler, a bunch of scout motorcycles with sidecars, a Kubelwagen, and some various ambulances and utility machines.

    Every seat occupied by re-enactors in period costumes. Looks like they're going all-out this year.
     
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    Infiniti QX55 (someone actually bought this?), early 90s Geo Tracker (the boxy one) and a BMW M8 Competition convertible.

    Oh and an Ineos Grenadier but with dealer/demo plates.