To See and Be Seen

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Having ridden a motorcycle for a while now, the concept always rattling around in my brain has been, “drivers can’t see you.”  Magazines, training programs and a rider’s general experiences all reinforce that idea – motorists, while not intentionally trying to kill you, are intentionally trying to kill you. So the rider always tries to figure out a way to be more visible – lane positioning, headlights and high beams, screaming zonker yellow body suits, the like.
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White ’90 Hatchback

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Hatchback alert!  And oh, how your editors wish it were better than this.  Despite the horrible photography, it’s pretty easy to surmise that this ride is destined for the scrapheap very soon indeed.  Without even seeing what sins that blue spray paint may hide, the Craigslist location in Ohio will certainly give a hint.  There’s rust visible even in the dark photos and I would assume, in many, many other places as well.  It’s rare, yes, but also quite done. Continue reading “White ’90 Hatchback”

Red ’92

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Joy to those who live in the Inland Northwest – while Seattle and Portland seem to have their share of interesting old cars that have escaped the tin worm due to un-salted winter roads and mild sunshine that doesn’t bake interior plastics – just over a mountain or two are the somewhat forgetten hinterlands of eastern Washington, home of similar, but even cheaper cars. Continue reading “Red ’92”

Wrecked White ’92

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An unfortunate rear-end collision victim, this otherwise apparently rust-free northwestern car looks pretty clean.  Almost certainly too much damage for all but the very most hard-core of Prizm enthusiasts, this one is on offer for it’s engine and other greasy bits.  Sadly, only three photos and no information on mileage, other than a statement of a strong-running engine that may need a tune-up. Continue reading “Wrecked White ’92”