Car Show Outtakes: A Small Honduran Auto Show


The *other* reason I don’t share many original photos with you, apart from the danger factor, is that I am usually a very poor photographer. This picture gives as much emphasis to a beautiful Plymouth Satellite as a quaint folding chair. Which thanks to perspective looks as though it’s the same size as the MG Midget in the far left. The pictures were taken, funnily enough, at an anime convention.

Tanabata is a traditional celebration taking place in July 7th per wiki “it celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar.” It’s all lovely really. And being how Latin America as a whole loves itself a little Japanese culture, we set up a small anime/manga/Japanese culture convention around those dates. Some members of the Honduran classic car club were there to liven the parking lot.

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Have we done a Satellite coupe in this pages? Yes we have, in any case I wouldn’t be able to make it justice. It’s really the sort of vehicle you should have first-hand experience with to truly appreciate. Seeing one in such a mint condition mad me smile. As did that thing to the right of the MG.

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A Crown! Have I mentioned that I love the Toyota Crown? Because I love the Toyota Crown. It’s also on the list of “because I don’t have enough money to import it” cars.  This is a fourth-gen model, so it could be from any year between ’71 and ’74. Maybe it’s the perspective thing again but seeing it side-by-side with that Mustang makes it seem positively tiny. Japanese cars from this vintage did tend to be slight, reflecting their narrow-minded tax code. Speaking of Mustangs…

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It’s Dad’s car! Well, a high-powered version of it, the one that I pictured when he told his story. I’m glad to see that there actually *is* a car culture around here. It’s just that it’s spectacularly well-hidden.