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Last Call: Standing Room Only Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 12, 2018 Last Call


“Food Truck Festival.” It’s a thing. Excuse me if I can’t get too excited about standing in a long line for the privilege of paying distinctly trendy prices for something handed to me wrapped in foil, which I then must eat while continuing to stand around.

Oh well, at least the trucks don’t have their hoods open to show off the color-matched cold air intakes and a a little easel next to them holding an airbrushed placard listing the compression ratio and original MSRP.

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Last Call: Annoying Orange Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 11, 2018 Last Call


Normally, this is where I share a clever little witticism about the photo. But I’ve already thought of so many, let’s consider today’s Last Call an impromptu Caption This contest.

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Last Call: Imprudently Handsome

Peter Tanshanomi October 10, 2018 Last Call

A 1956–59 BMW 507 is always an attractive automobile. Dress it in formal black and photograph it at speed, and now you’re just flaunting elegance unnecessarily.

Conversation Starter: What’s your vote for the best-looking roadster? Talk amongst yourselves.

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Last Call: V4 Whom The Bell Tolls

Peter Tanshanomi October 9, 2018 Last Call

Motus, the Alabama-based boutique motorcycle manufacturer, is broke and recently ceased production. The good news is that efforts are underway to keep the SBC-based V4 powerplant available as a crate motor for kit cars, engine swaps, and motorsports applications.

Conversation Starter: What vehicle is crying out for a Motus V4 the loudest? Talk amongst yourselves.

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Last Call: 4-Door Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 8, 2018 Last Call

From an enthusiast’s point of view, two-door cars have traditionally been considered more desirable and attractive than their four-door siblings, due to their sleeker looks and racier pedigree. This beautifully sculpted 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 500 sedan, sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction in 2007, stands as a stark exception to that rule.

Conversation Starter: What’s your vote for a model that looks better with four doors than two? Talk amongst yourselves.

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Last Call: The Stripe Type Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 5, 2018 Last Call

If your initial reaction isn’t “Cool BMW M1,” but rather, “Cool paint job,” you should probably become a member of the Facebook group, if you aren’t already.

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Last Call: Tokyo Typhoon Rally Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 4, 2018 Last Call

If you’re watching a turbo’d Honda City dice it up with a Lancia Delta at night on rain-slick streets, it’s highly likely you’re watching Kazuhiro Furuhashi’s video adaptation of . A huge cast of are vital to the popular Japanese manga/video/television franchise, described by one reviewer as “”

Source: My own screencap taken 18 years ago with my

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Last Call: Get In My Belly Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 3, 2018 Last Call


As the former owner of a much-loved and much-missed Yamaha WaveJammer personal watercraft identical to the one in this photo, I can honestly say that this 1987 Toyota Mobile Base concept truck would be everything I would ever want in an SUV.

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Last Call: Chalk Talk Edition

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Ad men are notorious for selling the sizzle and not the steak. Every once in a while, though, the actual technical merits of the product are showcased. The tech-talk in this Suzuki magazine spread from 1976 isn’t really as in-depth as it appears to be at first blush, but the cool graphics sure make it feel as though you’re getting a heady hit of gearhead-worthy data. The chalkboard motif would go on to be used in a whole series of ads in 1976 and ’77.

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Last Call: You Light Up My Life Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 1, 2018 Last Call

When the Feds announced that center high-mounted stop lamps (CHMSLs) would be mandated for the 1986 model year, everybody and their brother suddenly wanted a third brake light for their older car, either to get a piece of that Federally-mandated safety for themselves, or simply to look like they had a more modern car than they actually owned. Knowing that the window for selling retrofit third brake lights was limited, the aftermarket tooled up quickly, and by mid 1986, over four million CHMSL retrofit kits had been sold to American consumers.

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