DOTS: Toyota AE86, Mitsubishi Evo minus One and Ronal Teddybears

DOTS: Toyota AE86, Mitsubishi Evo minus One and Ronal Teddybears


I was looking at old (digital) photographs I took years ago and actually found out I was already shooting DOTS from 2003 onwards! Take for instance this Mitsubishi Lancer:
Down on the Street: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo minus One
Down on the Street: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo minus One

Yes, that is indeed an Evo wing on its tail. However the Lancer itself dates before the whole Lancer Evo lineup, so I guess this is a Lancer Evo minus One! 😀

Everyone on the interwebs already saw pictures of the Ronal teddybear rims, but did you actually see one IRL?
Down on the Street: Ronal Bear rims on a Mazda 121
Down on the Street: Ronal Bear rims on a Mazda 121

I did spot these Ronal Teddybears in 2005 and took a picture with my phonecam (even crappier than my crapcam!) to inspire my brother… Well he refused to even think about putting teddybears under his 121! 😀

To prove you can actually spot really nice cars in the wild:
Down on the Street: Toyota Corolla AE86
Down on the Street: Toyota Corolla AE86

I chased down this AE86 when I had a day off and I was just on my way to buy a Canon EOS 350D digicam in my own AE86. The owner drove quite quickly during rush hour but I managed to follow him through traffic. Finally had a word with him and the guy didn’t even know what kind of car he was driving. His brother sold him the car and if I was interested I could buy it from him. So having a lot of money burning in my pocket I was really tempted to buy it…

It ended that the guy wanted too much money: apparently chasing someone in traffic is not a good basis for negotiations over the price of a car. I ended up buying the EOS 350D instead and still don’t regret buying the camera over this hachi. 😉


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