Time to finish this little impromptu tour with three blocks of Hayes street. The big find here was this Alfa Alfetta GT Coupe/GTV hiding in the far end of this driveway. I thought it might be the same one I shot and first wrote up way back in 2009, but it’s almost certainly not, although very similar.
I’m really crunched for time right now, so the tour will be mostly without comment, but you know what these are;
Well, that’s for now. Not exactly earth-shattering, but just a taste of the curbside detritus/classics of one little neighborhood.
An Accord wagon and a Toyota pickup and I’d be about set for life. No wonder you like to go for local walks!
Wow, two VW busses in three blocks. My daughter would love it there…
I’m lucky to see one of any of these in any given month here. Eugene really is a CC haven.
This could almost be the part of Jacksonville, Florida where I live….but man, so many pickup trucks in a modern urban setting.
As I said in another comment earlier, this was shot on a weekday, and most of these pickups are not daily drivers, but haulers for when the need arises.
Ford pickups have been the number-one seller for so many years in the US that I think it might be hard to find a residential neighborhood where there weren’t many of them.
Come to think of it, our four-house culdesac hosts a Toyota Tundra, a Chevy pickup, and a GMC pickup. Undoubtedly too small a sample size….
I’m drawn to the extended cab Mazda, the VW buses, the full-size Chevy truck and the CR-V.
Back when, didn’t every town have at least one brown Bus with the orange stripe?
‘73 to 8x Chevy trucks are mighty thin on the ground here in central Ohio. I fondly remember a new 73 and a new 78 owned by my best friend’s dad. The 73 was the first pickup with A/C I’d ever seen. The 78 was notable for its 454 engine.
The number of really nice early 2000s CR-Vs still on the road here in the middle of the rust belt never ceases to amaze me! They still have shiny paint and no visible rust. My wife’s first CR-V was a one owner 2003 that we purchased Honda certified. A coworker has a gold 5-speed CR-V similar to the one in Paul’s article.
There’s an Alfa Romeo that lives a few blocks from my house that I’ve gotten a glimpse of a couple of times. Unfortunately it’s usually hiding under a car cover so I’ve never been able to get a picture. A couple of blocks in the other direction is a faded, dented, Mazda B2000 quite similar to the one pictured here. It’s light blue instead of red, but with the same “sporty” graphics.
I am actually jonesing for that red 3rd generation Grand Caravan.
The pictures reminded me that I need to go outside and mow the lawn today 🙂 SO much to love here, from the mid ’80’s Ford two-tone pickup trucks (the best era in my mind, love the grille shape, love the two-tone), of course the Alfa even if it’s in a Crema color, and the old Toyota pickups that kind of ARE like old lawnmowers – very little if any love lavished on them, getting beat up around the edges, yet they start quickly every time they are needed…
I noticed all the long grass before I noticed the cars – there’s a lot of folks need to get out their mowers!
Gee that Alfa looks nice. Even in beige. Fast becoming my favourite Alfa shape, though with chromies. In light metallic green.
This is one US spec bumper on a Euro car that looks better than ours. The clean not-too-big all-black bumpers on Paul’s car looks better than the our upgraded black-bumper surrounded by those black chinskins underneath.
Plus it’s shot from a great angle. What a nose. Nice
Give me the Mazda truck, Toyota truck, the big Ford, VW busses and that red Grand Caravan.