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DOTS: Rainy Day Edition

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It’s been a rainy week, and, given my phone’s propensity to churn out blurry pictures at the slightest hint of the dark, the DOTS has been ruined by the clouds. Still, I managed to capture this derelict Datsun at a shop mostly occupied by vans.

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The little Datsun looks so tiny even next to that Ford Ranger.

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It was much rougher than it appears in photos. Paint was pretty faded.

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Not any rust to mention though. Perhaps a little rot underneath but people would kill for this solid of a base in many less temperate climates.

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Yeah, the blur really was starting to set in. In my defense I was also getting somewhat wet from the rain. Nothing compared to today, when a sudden torrential downpour caught me out and drenched my new shoes, which have turned out to be very slick on smooth floors.

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Muffler man for scale.

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Just a normal Mustang.

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I did think that the wheels were interesting.

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You can see the old Brumby Rocking Chair Factory in the background, now turned hip apartments. A Mazda Mazda3 seems like a very good choice if you have to lug ladders around for a living.

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And, wait, what’s that? I had a minor heart attack when I saw this. The double take then spit take then double take was real.

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I suspect this Hyundai Elantra Coupe has been in an accident at some point.

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Any ideas?

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This has got to be one of the most period correct Fox Body Mustangs I’ve seen in a long time.

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Red interior too. Sadly a slushbox.

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One very very blurry Geo Metro four door sedan.

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A real minty 4Runner for being stored outdoors. Some fun period graphics went great with the desert tan color.

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The nicest Captiva I’ve seen in a long time. These were rental only so most looked worse after maybe a month of indifference.

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Stealth camper conversion?

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Oooh, I love the side Audi graphics combined with the roof rack.

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I took my driving test in one of these. I remember them being profoundly and deeply devoid of even the slightest amount of steering or road feel. I suppose that one on the far right is the black sheep of the family.

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I feel like conversion vans have almost completely left the roads.

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Computo-phones.

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And of course, a lovely sunset. This wasn’t even its good side. The upside of delivering for Doordash is that I get to see way more sunsets. Always a good thing.

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