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Here are all the spots over the last couple weeks, lets dive in!
This Lamborghini had a sweet exhaust and looked good, not the SV but still awesome.
Man this green Chevy SS with the Holden badges is so cool!
Alfa Romeo GTO with a turbo V6, really havn’t seen many around so was fun to see one in person.
Spot in the neighborhood, see tons of these spots in the Motor City and I love it! Nothin like some classic American cars, a lot of them in surprisingly good shape!
Purple Skyline, prob would be the color and generation I would get.
Super cool spot, if I remember it was a Tucker with a Ford engine? Really don’t know too much about it but speedsters are a cool group of cars.
Nothing exciting but man these little Hyundai’s are starting to look pretty sharp.
Favorite spot of the day, Volvo P1800 estate. What a quirky weird ride!
VW Jetta GLI Mk2, hope they still have the 16v engine!
What a beauty! Classic Ford F-150 Ranger, awesome colors and looked to be in great shape.
Lambo parade, was also a new purple SVJ which looks so cool.
Seen this Super 90 around quite a lot, guess it’s a fiberglass Brazilian replica? Guess it’s rarer and more valuable than the regular, who would have known! Not me :)
Sorry for the delay will post the last 3 weeks of car shows.
Don’t see these too often, or in this nice of shape even here in the Motor City. Believe it is a 69‘ Ford LTD.
Nice Rolls, believe the owner who was a younger guy just bought it and was driving it about for some shake down runs, awesome example.
This big old caddy had a sweet flame paint job on it! Cool to see some different spots.
Kinda a weird generation in my opinion this Firebird was another well kept vehicle.
Favorite spot of this day was this Mazda RX7!
Next week is here and a few more interesting spots.
Jeep gladiator with....you guessed it. A hellcat engine swap, (hellcat swap the world!)
Lovely old Ford pickup.
Quite common here now, new Supra is an interesting car. I personally really like them but waiting on a manual version. Hopefully in the next couple years it will be be released. (Save the manuals!)
Bumble bee challenger. These are a dime a dozen here and for pretty much being the same car for 12 years or more they still sell like hot cakes. Dodge must be making a killing of these.
Nothing like a car that wasn’t meant to survive long here in the flesh and looking so pristine! I feel I get more excited seeing examples like this now a days.
Same car (pretty much) with such different outcomes. Reminds me alittle of the Supra and Z4 deal.
Lovely colors and a very under appreciated vehicle. Seems like half of the examples I see here have the Holden badges swapped on them.
Didn’t take anymore pics of this one but it’s a Lancia off some type.
Now to a different type of car show. Pasteiners is known for its diverse and rare vehicles. Lots of higher ups visit that show every weekend. Here was a Euro based show run by some younger people. Nice to see different stuff!
Nothing like some old supped up Honda’s. JDM is really on the rise, so are their prices.
Weird little Renault panel van type deal. Honestly don’t know anything about them but was a cool spot.
All together, the BMW spots. I really like this M4 generation. The new ones have potential but just are not good looking in my opinion. Personally I think they were trying to harken back to the olden days but the execution wasn’t done very well. It will bring in new customers for BMW so I really think the company was looking towards the future with these designs. As well, shocking or controversial things sell and spread fast now a days. Probably reached millions of more potential new customers by taking this risk.
Believe a Nissan Silvia S14? I like JDM but honestly don’t know too much about some of the models. Was a cool spot though.
One of my favorite spots, Toyota Pardo. Nice example and the red interior was wild!
Been diggin purple cars more and more and this is awesome. Believe a Nissan Skyline R33? These are becoming more popular and available than ever.
Evo spot :)
All the VWs I liked from the show. Always been a fan.
Alright on to this last weekend! First spot was a Canadian Golf City which got me excited. Find it funny I get more excited about weird/rare/unusual cars now a days than the latest Ferrari or McLaren.
Two very different cars but both have fun colors! I miss this! I hope manufacturers do more of this.
VW spots. Love seeing these but kinda at a point where at least to me stock nice examples are what I’m seeking out. Almost at a point where I should be saying: VR or 1.8t swap the world!
Best spot of the day! Honda CRX convertible looking awesome. Kinda mad I didn’t take a picture of the wheels they were so cool.
300ZX, don’t see too many around looking this nice anymore.
In the Motor City you will see muscle cars, lots of muscle cars.
I swear this wasn’t click bait see! Just the last photo I took this weekend. I spent a few minutes looking at this new M3. What I can say, interior looks really nice, prob the nicest thing about this vehicle in my opinion besides what I’ve heard about this cars driving dynamics and engine being more linear compared to the previous versions spiky power delivery. Bad parts, the grill is not for me, I like the regular 4-series the best for the new beaver teeth grill. Rear end was okay but how the rear quarter panel goes over the rear wheel is pretty wonky. As well, I am not a fan of how large vehicles are getting. This is the same size of a 5-series from not long ago. My mom got a new 21’ 3-series and it is a big car. Personally I’m more of a 2-series guy at the moment (we will see how the new generation looks this year) but idk really. I think it was a smart idea from BMW from a business perspective for new customers but I think the purists are not too happy about it. I hope they sell a lot of them and maybe to a mid cycle redesign/refresh ;)
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Just spent this Saturday morning out at 2 cars shows here in Motor City. Zingermans Roadhouse in Ann Arbor, MI and Pasteiners in Birmingham, MI.
Fist at Zingermans, spotted this nice Toyota Trueno.
Another cool spot was this TVR, not sure the model but don’t think I’ve seen one before!
Oh boy, this Regal was really nice. Hard to find ones that look this good.
Super clean VW Caddy, only thing I didn’t like was that it was an auto.
Didn’t catch the model of this Cadillac boat but man this thing looked great. Love these big boats.
Another clean example, this tiny Mini, see quite a few of these around here.
Porsche Speedster looking nice plus some more Porsches. Quite a few are always here at Zingermans cars and coffee.
Of course in Motor City there is plenty of muscle.
An old VW Quantum, super cool spot.
Final in Ann Arbor was this really nice RX7.
Now onto Pasteiners, I’ll start off with this thing. Never seen one and it looked super cool! This is why I like Motor City you see such weird cars it’s awesome.
Another favorite I see a couple times a year is this Rover TC, so cool.
Finally was this big old Packard, don’t see this model too often either.
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Went to the local cars and coffee at Pasteiners in Birmingham, MI just north of Detroit. Saw some sweet cars and will be posting more today as their is a show today, Sunday.
Seen a few C8s in this color but the combo was awesome!
Another one that was nice was this. There was a straight blue one but not as cool as this one in my opinion. Seen prob 25 different color combos on C8s. Not too hard living in Detroit. :)
Of course there are some muscle cars here being in Motor City, here are a few.
Another super cool spot is this 79’ Euro Spec GT4 that also happens to be a thread donated to our DIYauto.com community! Here’s his car and his thread linked below!
Love seeing these little Mokes!
Finally this E-Type just had an awesome color combo. Will post more today after the show round noon.
Sunday show was pretty good! High Octane in Birmingham MI so it’s definitely more exotic/high end vehicles. I guess the star of the show for me was the BAC Mono, seen once before but a crazy expensive car for the track.
Unusual was this SRT-10 with a stick! Yes!
More kinda regular/cool cars.
One thing I have to say is how massive Rolls are. I mean it really reminds me of the olden days of big old boats driving around.
Also imagine hitting a pothole on these wheels! Yikes!
Kinda rough, but was cool seeing a race car in the making with this one. There are plenty of pristine ones around here.
Last was just some high end cars, no big deal.
This last weekend was dominated by some awesome classic muscle!
This Cuda was a beaut too!
One of my favorites, this car has become pretty famous around Motor City. Seen it posted on some big social pages over the last year or two. Pretty obvious why!
Also was some newer muscle on the scene. This Mercury Capri was pretty awesome!
This Studebaker was pretty unique, didn’t catch the model but I haven’t seen it too often.
Other nice spots were this nicely speced Audi R8 and classic Porsche, this oldie also caught my eye.
After waiting for some time I finally got to see the 2 and 4 door model Broncos! Overall I really like them, the 2 door much more. The 4 door is pretty large, much larger than I anticipated.
Even though seen one before just not in yellow yet. New Ferrari F8 Tributo.
Favorite was this really nice DeLorean. One of the nicer ones I’ve seen.
Seen this one a lot. Imported Nissan Laurel still looking good!
Finally this good old boy. High mileage and still running Benz wagon.
Went to a local place Pasteiners in Birmingham, MI to check out some cars. Car season is just around the corner and there were some nice rides there this Saturday.
First spot was this nice E90 M3. Love these cars with their V8 power plant.
Next spot was quite unique. A Jeep Gladiator with a Hellcat engine swap (hellcat swap the world!). Made by America’s Most Wanted, not the tv show, they swap Dodge, or Fiat, or now I think it’s Stellantis power plants into Jeep’s. It can do 4 wheel burn outs and yes, there is barely any room on that engine bay.
One of my favorites was this good old boy. Not too often do you see these older comfy cruiser Lexus looking so nice!
Always see this Porsche 356 Super 90 with great patina.
Here is one that stole the show. Great color combo on this C8 corvette. Seen quite a few and this has to be my favorite.
Newest car on the block was the Mustang Mach E with 4 wheel drive. It was rather handsome in person, overall very impressed with how this vehicle turned out. The usual quirks or failings of a new vehicle being released seems to be missing on this. Exterior was nice to look at, interior looks very comfy with out being too plain or extravagant. Reviews I’ve watched give a good overall impression of the vehicle. Well done, looking forward to seeing more.
Last memorable spot was this car which is no more! The glorious Voodoo Mustang GT350, most remembered for that engine and manual transmission. You will be missed..
Until next week.. Sharing the cool and interesting car spots in the Motor City and beyond..