Which pocket is it in?…fumble, fumble, power up…..and this fine Scout II Rallye soft top is already rolling down the street.
I saw a blue Plymouth Acclaim sedan in a Target parking lot the other day. It looked to be in great shape. Also saw a Cutlass Ciera wagon in the same condition. Camera was at home, of course….
Digital cameras annoy me I did a 900km roadtrip on Sunday saw multiple CCs shot none thanks to slow camera including what looked like an Early Holden club run several Ramblers 58 2 door Chev and others, just have to wait to find them parked i guess.
Not all digital cameras are slow, if you insist on using most point and shoots, then yes, they WILL be slow, but get one of the range finders, or a digital SLR, then you will have a MUCH faster camera.
Even there though, a cheap lens may not allow you to take a photo with a fast shutter if daylight is not all that bright, or you are moving due to the lens being “slow” in terms of how much light it allows in.
All this is still true for film cameras too.
Now THAT’s an orphan I’d love to adopt. A feller in my condo recently got rid of his beautifully-restored all-black S2 softie, replaced by some nondescript SUV now parked in his spot.
Unless he moved…
Even as a kid who grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana where these were built, I never saw many with the soft top. I spent many hours inside of a very slow 6 cylinder Scout II. One of these times I will have to write one up.
The JPC DroidCam is way slower to snap to attention than the former JPC BlackberryCam. I have missed some shots as well.
I’m digging the white graphics on the side of that thing. Are they original?
Original or original style. I saw a lot of those back in the day with those decals. Although I think there were some that were black or another dark color, most of the decals were white on brighter paint colors.
Yes those are the factory Rallye stripe. Normally it came as part of the Rallye Package which also included the chrome Rallye wheels (Same Kelsey-Hayes wheel GM used on some trucks but with the Ford/IH/Jeep/Dodge pattern) with Goodyear tracker 10-15LT tires and the “sport” style steering wheel also found on some Jeeps with a different horn button. The stripe was also available in the Neccessories catalog as a stand alone item. As JPC noted there is also a black one for use on lighter colors. Looking at the paint and based on the fact that this one doesn’t show the cracking normal on them after over 30 years, I’d say this one is a reproduction. Yes virtually all of the OE stripes are being reproduced with modern materials, but the Rallye is the most popular.
I drove one of these (earlier, a 64 iirc) for the Navy. Would love to add this to the stable. Think I am happy with the blazer clone I just bought. Air conditioning means a lot in Texas.
Cell phones are probably the answer. The wife has an iphone5 that has as good a camera as the digital I use. My 4 doesn’t quite but it’s not bad. They are generally out when we are in the car.
That is a very nice example of a Scout ll. I woulda followed him to get pics and see if he had time to stop and talk… SWEET!
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