Category Archives: Automobiles

Aftermath

Observed at the corner of Gloucester and Marlborough, Back Bay, Boston:

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ALL YOUR PARKING SPACE ARE BELONG TO US

What with the snow, things have been getting kinda crazy with people saving parking spaces: in much of Boston, there’s a tradition of people ‘holding’ spaces they’ve shoveled out by placing something like a lawn chair in the spot. Fair … Continue reading

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Mercedes Grey

Observed on Otis Place, Beacon Hill, Boston:

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A Second Karmann in Boston

So it appears there are at least two Karmann Ghias in Boston. Like the other one, this one appears to have been manufactured between 1970 – 1971.

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Will This Help or Hurt Zipcar?

This isn’t something you read every day: Man shot in the back, 71 Lenox St. Conscious and alert, though. Looking for a gray Zipcar that turned onto Tremont.— Adam Gaffin (@universalhub) August 12, 2013 Renting your getaway car? Seems pretty … Continue reading

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Tesla

Not the physicist, the car, as seen on Marlborough Street, Back Bay, Boston. Never seen one up close before. Looks speedy!

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Number 55

Observed on Exeter Street, Back Bay, Boston:

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Karmann Ghia

No, that is not the name of a supermodel. While people typically think of the Beetle when they think of Volkswagen, Volkswagen did have one stylish design, the Karmann Ghia. Last weekend, I observed one on Commonwealth Ave., Back Bay, … Continue reading

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Mini Is Not Normal

Nope, definitely not: (Observed on the Boston Common, at the Outside the Box Festival)

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A Hypothesis About Peak Driving

Over the last couple of years, someone notices that young people aren’t driving as much and then makes a pronouncement about the death of Car Culture. Last week in the NY Times (boldface mine): But America’s love affair with its … Continue reading

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