Here is a strange one. For whatever reason, the best DOTS of the year has come on a miserable rainy March day! And I do mean good.

Why am I sharing the road with classic Jeep Gladiators and F100s in such terrible weather? Even the boring cars were interesting: the Altimas, Camrys, and Accords had two doors; Soccer moms were driving R classes and mint aerostars; the sundry muscle cars were ragtops in the rain, everything from Cadillac XLRs to Nissan Skylines filled the parking lots; even an IS Sportcross and a Regal TourX made an appearance.

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That has got to be a desirable plate! This automatic RHD Supra sat outside a high end tuning shop I had never paid much attention to before. I like the understated look of the dark purple combined with the white wheels.

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Rain + crappy smartphone camera = blur
Rain + crappy smartphone camera = blur

I know this is just a regular four door Skyline, but anything imported is extremely rare in my neck of the woods. And this was a manual as well! I thought this was very well put together, not being too flashy but clearly something that doesn’t belong on our streets. The wheels in particular were very nice, with subtle camber and great chrome accents. Also, why on earth is there a rear wiper?

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I parked next to a guy who was also checking out the Skyline. He and I talked for quite a while, and the conversation eventually gravitated to his very clean Prelude. He attacked the notion that it drives like a Civic, and explained the amazing torque boost of V-Tech to me. Neat!

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Focusing is hard in the rain. Especially when this guy looks at me like I’m going to bust him. Moonwalk into the sunset, my dude!
Focusing is hard in the rain. Especially when this guy looks at me like I’m going to bust him. Moonwalk into the sunset, my dude!
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Cadillac XLRs are, of course, the uber rare badge engineered Corvette. Somehow, I’ve seen two in as many weeks. Strangely, the most striking thing I noticed was the wacko trunk hinge. Perfect for loading golf bags without spraining a hip or bumping your gray-haired head?

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This somehow feels like RallyDarkstrike made a Humdrum 2.0 and spiced it up. Except for the automatic gearbox, I feel like he would really like this. Even more so if it was the mind bendingly rare coupe body style.

There were, of course, so many more that got away, including a Jeep gladiator and a beautiful orange F100. So why do you think everyone brought their babies out in some absolutely pouring rain?

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The old post that was merged with this because of gettting Kinja’d can be found below

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Original Post: Far Side Friday, cause Kinja’d

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