Author Archives: Raphael Orlove
Here’s a 1977 Dodge pickup, looks like an ex-military truck, parked on Fifth Ave. Looks like a city car to me.
I’m not sure why this ugly not-a-Honda-Accord caught my eye, but it did. Something about the light, maybe.
I found this Dodge Coronet 440 streetparked in some state of repair and/or sale out on Coney Island Avenue the other day. The classics are still out there.
Somebody has an old Baja Bug in the city, and they parked it on my block!
“Pretty car,” she said turning away. “For now.”
The Baja is itching for more dirt. It just needs a new pushrod tube, and a skidplate, and maybe new suspension bushings, and maybe that shift linkage linkage I was supposed to do ages ago. You know, nothing serious.
It’s rare to find a car that communicates so much optimism about the future.