seen on the street

The Oldest Truck in the Fleet

Spotted this old timer still hauling the something up and over the Sepulveda Pass last week. He wasn’t moving very fast, but then none of us were in the morning traffic. From the sound of it he was still sporting the flathead V8 in all its low compression glory and the non-syncro 3 speed. Whomever […]

Like Finding a Unicorn parked on the Street

Went to the gym today at my lunch hour (or two) and coming out I thought I was hallucinating. Could it be? I thought these had all died out years ago! And in such great shape! Surely not just the nicest one with wood grain on its flanks, but one of the nicest ones left, […]

Honda CB750 Cafe Resurrection Continues

Nearly a year and a 1/2 ago I posted this inventory of my garage/projects, Well I’m finally starting to see the end of the tunnel on 2 of them. The Honda MT125 Elsinore is within spitting distance of being “done” and the CB750 cafe racer is nearly a whole bike again. Back in August it […]

They See Me Rollin…

So what do you drive on your weekend run to the hardware store while doing errands? Many people have a dedicated, slightly beat up, more utilitarian vehicle just for this purpose. If this is “I <3 Neddy” weekend errand runner I have to wonder what else is in the garage? Of course, since a mid-80s […]

Jump Like a Gazelle – Update

Back in June of 2011 I spotted this off-road ready Mercedes Benz Gazelle replica kit car in the parking lot of the junk yard.   Well, today I saw it cruising down the street and it appears to have sprouted a full off road spec roll cage since the last time I saw it.