Down on the Street: Snowy Mazda MX-5 NA

February 22, 2015 in dots

On the very same day that I encountered the snowy Subaru Impreza WRX I also made photos of a snowy Mazda MX-5 NA:
Down on the Street: Snowy Mazda MX-5 NA
This red Mazda MX-5 originates from November 1990 and was imported 14 years ago into the Netherlands.

As you can see a lot of things have changed on this MX-5 in the past 24 years:
Down on the Street: Snowy Mazda MX-5 NA
First if all the double exhaust pipes look brilliant on it. I have no idea if they are functional or not but they don’t look fake or something.

Down on the Street: Snowy Mazda MX-5 NA
Then there is also a boot rack (trunk rack for the US) mounted on the boot/trunk which should increase luggage capacity for long weekend trips.

Down on the Street: Snowy Mazda MX-5 NA
The wheels are dished Rota RB rims (Minilite/Watanabe copies) but I’m unsure about the size as I did not make a clear picture of that.

Down on the Street: Snowy Mazda MX-5 NA
Last but not least: the snowy Mazda MX-5 NA reminded me of the Miatas from Cars in this photo. I tried to add eyes and eyelids but I simply couldn’t post it here, so you will have to do the same by squinting your eyes and see for yourself. ;)

Verdict: I really love to see this Miata every morning when I bring my son to school! It hardly ever moves but I hope the owner just suspended his/her daily commute in it during wintertime.

Down on the Street: Snowy Subaru Impreza WRX

February 7, 2015 in dots

Earlier this week it snowed in the Netherlands and since everything got covered in a thin layer of snow I’d thought it would be nice to take a short hike over the moors nearby. So I drove to the outskirts of my hometown and while finding a suitable parking space I ran into this blue 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX GDA:
Down on the Street: Snowy Subaru Impreza WRX
The owner must be proud of it as it is in stunning condition!

It is the pre-facelifted version of the car with an headlight conversion: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: Honda Prelude MK5

January 6, 2015 in dots

Last week I bumped into this last generation Honda Prelude in an underground parking garage:
Down on the Street: Honda Prelude mk 5
Sorry for the mediocre photo quality, but camera phones, dim light and fluorescent lamps are not a good combo.
The prelude was parked there shortly before I entered the parking garage as the car was still wet from the rain above ground.

This last generation Honda Prelude is disappearing from the streets rapidly: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec BNR33

December 14, 2014 in dots, down on the street

Yesterday was a great day for spotting Nissan Skylines: during the morning I tried to find a shortcut through my home town as I was in a hurry and BAM! I spotted this white Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec BNR33!

Later that day my wife phoned me while I was driving, so I pulled over and spoke to her on the phone. Whist doing that I heard this deep growl and before I knew what was happening a dark red Nissan Skyline R32 passed me! (followed by a lowered Honda Civic EK) In both occasions I did not have the time (or means) to take a photo…

I kind of gave up on the idea of taking a photo of the R32, but today I returned to where I spotted the white BNR33 and to my relief it was still there: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: Static Monkey Honda Civic EP1

October 12, 2014 in dots

I could not resist capturing this Static Monkey Honda Civic EP1 parked in the Ikea parking garage today:

Yes, of all days I had to visit the Ikea on a Sunday when it is overcrowded. On the other hand: otherwise I wouldn’t have seen this little Honda Civic EP1 sport. It is an EP1 as, according to the Dutch car register, it features a 1.4 litre engine. So basically similar to mine, but then nine years older.

Now about the Static Monkeys part: Read the rest of this entry →