Almost two years ago, I did the first WalMart Concours, an experiment to see how many CCs were parked there on a random day. Frankly, it exceeded my own expectations. So when I found myself there the other day on an otherwise- fruitless expedition, I figured I might as well redeem my 10 minute drive there with a quick tour of the lot, starting with this venerable Toyota Corona Liftback. Now there’s a body style that went out of date a while back. Although as new sedans become ever more fast-back for aerodynamic reasons, a liftback probably makes more sense. I predict a 2020 Camry Liftback!
A Nissan Sentra B12; a fairly ideal long-term cheap car.
When I looked over my first WM Concours just now, I recognized this Celica, and the license plates verify it. What are the odds of that? I’d like to think it’s an employee, but I’m pretty sure Wallymart has a policy about employes not parking right in front, but around on the side lot. Hmm…a dedicated WalMart shopper?
A very refreshing change of scenery.
Old Dodge truck next to not-so old Chevy.
There’s a few cars that just have to be represented here at any given random moment in time, like a B-Body.
Someone doesn’t want any dings on their long doors.
There had to be an old Taurus here somewhere.
But most of all, the ubiquitous Cockroach of the Road™. Is there only one?
Here’s a couple to add a bit of color to a fairly dreary assortment of old cars and trucks.
And a dazzling Tempo!
I’m trying hard to remember why I bothered shooting these two. Similar roof line, perhaps?
Gotta’ love these quirky Skylarks.
And why did I shoot this? Are older Imprezas getting to be uncommon? Not around here. Oh well.
An E34 BMW 5301. Now that deserves a proper CC soon, given how it came out just two years after the W124 Mercedes. And although a fine car, it just couldn’t quite reach the same level of overall all-round level nigh-near perfection of the W124.
And on the way out, another A-Body; and a woodie Cruiser no less. How fitting. Well, V2.0 wasn’t quite up to V1.0, but isn’t that often the case? It was a slower day, and time marches on. These old cars won’t be around forever, as hard as it is to imagine that.