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DOTS: Poor Poor Gladiator Edition

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Poor thing. Look at it! Look at what they’ve done to it! Shaking with hormone addled rage, the forcibly drugged Gladiator trembles in its tacky plastic armor as it rolls out into public.

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That has got to be one of the ugliest Gladies I’ve ever seen. Ugh, people have wasted no time in making them entirely tasteless. The first few I ever saw were lifted on big wheels and small tires, a trend that has not subsided. Like, what even is that Transformers wannabe windshield thing?

This was somehow the least tasteful thing I saw Saturday and I walked through a donk show.

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I need a palette cleanser. I didn’t visit Midtown where many of the more interesting rides are.

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This beautiful old Volvo 240 should do. It’s an early model painted a brilliant pastel yellow.

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Ah, just a subtly resto-modded Pontiac GTO tearing through downtown with a ragged old Camaro for company.

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This has got to be the cleanest Caprice Roadmaster (Thanks Fintail) I’ve seen in a while. Oddly, it’s not even a wagon, as the sedans seem to be less common.

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This Oldsmobile Ninety Eight four door hardtop had a perfect patina. The following cars were seen entering the donk show that I didn’t include for length.

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Big old barges, floating by on the river.

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What is this? Pontiac something or other. I want to say Lemans but I’m not sure. Whatever the case, it is undoubtedly orange.

Turbineguy recognized this as a mid 70s Pontiac Grand Ville four door sedan. Sweet! They came in hardtop form too.

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I really wonder why the city tolerates such brazen sideshow activities taking place downtown but with racial tensions this high it’s probably best that the police hang back. A single officer in an ATV was holding back traffic for these unregistered dirtbikes, quad bikes, and ATVs.

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I estimate that there were about 100 of them and the crowd anonymity was strong here. I’ll admit that simultaneous quad bike wheelies are impressive but I’d prefer for them to be on the right side of the road and not on city streets.

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So, Oppo, as usual, which car would you drive home? The Pontiac GTO is the obvious choice but that Olds really appeals to me.

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