Continuing from yesterday’s little tour, lets hop one block to the west and roll down three streets of Grant Street. Here’s a collection three disparate trucks.
The Li’l Hustler Datsun is the cute one of the bunch.
A vintage Toyota motor home. Hopefully it has the V6.
A Dodge Maxivan, although one of the later versions.
There’s got to be at least one Cavalier.
Another Ford of that preferred vintage.
These neighbors prefer Toyota minivans.
A Civic coupe survivor.
Classic Eugene: old Toyota pickup with lots of bumper stickers.
Gen1 Subaru Imprezas are getting rare.
Another big Ford.
Someone is maintaining their Esteem.
I shot this way back, in another part of town. Nice to see it’s still around.
An ex-Forest Service truck.
And the end, for this segment.
Sort of reminds me of the section of Memphis I lived in but the cars are now a tiny bit newer.
The vintage of Toyota used for that motorhome was 4 cylinder only, I’m pretty sure.
One of those used to live near me. I always wondered if it was possible to drive one through mountains.
A one-way trip from Vail to the coast might be best 🙂
I did a quick overnight trip to Winston-Salem, NC to move my daughter there for a summer internship. If my aid is required to move her back I plan to snap a few car pictures while there. The autoscape between my rusty clime and one that is not is not as different as when I was a kid, but there were several things there that were similar to some of these. Mostly American pickups and some older sedans. My favorite might have been the elderly woman craning her neck to see over the wheel of this nearly perfect red mid 80s Town Car.
One of my in-traffic sightings was a Dodge Ram Wagon of about the vintage of the white one here. A rust-free Ram Van or Wagon is a mighty rare sight where I’m from.
With the amount of CC’s in Eugene, I imagine there has to be a fairly high number of independent repair shops in the area, right?
Just checking out the photos I’m also a “rust country” resident.. An old four door box Jimmy ? Long gone. That generation of Cavaliers/ Sunbirds are gone except for the convertibles that live in the garage all winter. The small Japanese trucks turned to dust before they were 10 years old. I’ll bet that the engines from those trucks live on. Guys used them to power up home made saw mills, and log splitters.
I do see some 20-25 year old Ford and GM Trucks, though some of them are looking pretty grim.
Datsun Li’l Hustler, there’s a name that’s ready for recycling. An ad for the vehicle says “Besides being a die-hard workhorse, it’s a spunky little fun packer”, priceless, I want one.
Datsun pick up&97 corolla are my favorites.
That first gen Honda Insight is the pick of this bunch for me…..
Verifying your 10 years ago comparison…. I peeked at these blocks with Google Streetview, photographed in 2011. Immediately saw a ’61 Comet!
I’ll take the Civic HX coupe, please. If it is a manual, and not the trouble prone CVT (the second/third US car to be so equipped after the Subaru Justy and DAF?), it easily will top 40 mpg highway. Power windows and locks, AC, and cruise control all included. The double wishbone suspension on all four corners and the lightweight alloys are just icing on that tasty silver cake.
Nice catches here Paul. That Silver Civic from Wisconsin sure is rust free considering where it is from. The first generation Sienna by the Forester and Cavalier looks dead to me; perhaps I am mistaken. I like seeing the vintage Ford trucks up here in Portland and I try to photograph them when I find them. I also like to photograph vintage full sized passenger vans since part of me wonders what they are used for these days. The 1992-1996 Camry sure is not as common as they once were, mine is usually one of the older vehicles I see during my commute.
Teddy, I got your email, but two attempts to reply were bounced back. Something about your email address….
I will be around that day, but have plans for dinner with friends. But you could drop by in the afternoon.
3rd gen fridge and the first “baby Camry” Corolla. 2 great Toyotas.
A picture of the brown Ford pick up with the GMT360 in front would have made for a good contrast. As they are likely from the a similar vintage.