Just another random streetscape shot from sunny Havana, Oregon. And if you look really closely, you’ll see a vintage-correct Toyota mini-motorhome way down the street.
Lets see here a 1988-1994 design Tempo, 88-90 design Cavalier, and a 90-93 design Accord plus the 84-89 Toyota “Cab Over” Van the the Japanese automakers were so fond of during the 1980s. The 1990-1997 Previa van still had a “cab over” like design which did not fully go away until the Sienna came out. The Toyota conversion vans were novel but hard to justify like the WV Bus so slow and cramped.
From some of your street scapes out there, new car dealers must be a scarce species, or spend a lot of time sobbing in some corner of the showroom.
Apple season coming up soon draws backpackers and other nomads here in all sorts of vans and those old Toyotas are still popular especially in diesel as you can unplug the odometer and avoid our mileage based fuel tax. Ill shoot some for the cohort we had some cool vans once upon a time B4 the Japanese invasion.
This photo could serve as a one-question test to separate car people from non-car people. The ToyoVan in action is ironically my favorite part of this shot despite my obvious TempoCav preferences.
Even the camper way in the back is kinda old.
I’m hoping some day you will find an ’88 Firenza with its one-year only front end.
Nice selection though. I like the Toyota van best.
This could also be a collection of my friends’ cars when we were in high school in the late 90s, albeit with less rust.
Indeed, in the Midwest, of this collection, only the Accord [sans the anterior portion of the rear quarter panel, obviously] can be seen with any regularity.
The motorhome snowbirded its way to Burning Man years ago.
Same for New England.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
About Arras WordPress Theme
Copyright 2011 - 2016 Curbside Classics. All Rights Reserved.