Scotty

About Scotty

I've always been a car nut; probably driving my parents crazy by calling out cars from the backseat of our '56 Pontiac as a kid and I never grew out of that. I still do that when I'm in the car by myself now, which I am for 40,000+ miles a year as an architectural photographer. I gave up on architecture because I love photography even more and it involves travel and we were always in the car or our camper going somewhere. I still love a road trip and I'm usually on one for about 150-200 days a year. I've gravitated towards unusual vehicles in the last decade or so. Even though I absolutely love everything related to all vehicles (old, new, big, small, cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and boats powered by gas, diesel, hybrid, ev, pedal, etc.), anything small and unusual is really what catches my eye lately. Cars like Crosleys, King Midgets, anything AMC or Nash, first-generation Falcons - or vintage Japanese cars and even oddball, vintage EVs like the Comuta-Car or the Elcar Zagato. I'm of the school of thought that any true car guy or gal has room in their heart for any vehicle, even if they personally have no interest in it at all. Just respecting the opinions of others on the vehicles that they like and not assuming that someone else's vehicle choices are somehow inferior; that's my vision of the perfect world. Oh yeah, and I guess I should say, world peace, ending hunger, and things like that, too.. but cool, old cars first!

Lumber Number: 1979 Chevrolet Wooden Truck

Maybe the title of this one should be Wooden Wonder. I wonder what makes a person build a custom truck out of wood? This unusual build is a 1979 Chevrolet Wooden Truck where the body is made of… more»

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Restored Red R5: 1978 Renault Le Car

The seller says that “this thing is so much fun it should be illegal!” I haven’t driven one in close to four decades but I do remember it being a fun little car at the time. This… more»

18,000 Miles! 1980 Plymouth Volare

“Volare, oh, oh.. Cantare, oh, oh, oh, oh”.. I highly doubt if Dean Martin owned this 1980 Plymouth Volare, but you never know. No, he didn’t own it, or probably anything like it. That’s not to say… more»

Outlaw’s Dang Garage! 1964 Chevrolet C-10

“Patina” is the description that the seller of this 1964 Chevrolet C-10 Custom stepside pickup lists on the eBay ad. It wears it well. Any guesses as to the current bid price? $599? HA, no, that… more»

Storm’s a’Brewin’: 1990 Geo Storm

This may not seem like it’s even close to being a collector car to most people, but bear with me. It’s 27-years old, it’s a sporty-looking two-door, it’s yellow, it’s unusual, it has a manual transmission,… more»

14,534 Miles! 1976 Chevrolet Impala

The term time capsule is overused, and I know that I probably say it too often, too. But, dang it, sometimes it just fits – this is one of those cases. This 1976 Chevrolet Impala is… more»

Desert Fox: 1981 Subaru GL Wagon

It looks like nice, older cars are actually still out there after all. This 1981 Subaru GL Wagon appears to be about as nice as they come. It’s listed on eBay with a current bid of… more»

$2,500 Hauler! 1970 Honda N600 Pickup

In the juxtaposition of juxtapositions, after showing the 6×6 Datsun pickup, here’s one on a smaller scale but none the less a super cool custom. This 1970 Honda N600 pickup would already be in our garage… more»

King Kong: 1978 Datsun 6×6

Have you ever wished that you had a couple of extra wheels to power your 4×4? If so, this 1978 Datsun 620 6×6 pickup is something worth taking a peek at. If nothing else, it’s pretty… more»

Custom Hauler: 1992 Chevrolet Astro Pickup

This one is stretching it a bit, year-wise, but it seemed like a custom that a few folks would get in to seeing, or have a few ideas on how to finish it up (or, off?)….. more»

Wusty Wagon: 1973 Volkswagen 412

This wusty, I mean, rusty wagon isn’t really that rusty, just surface rust. But, as you can see, there isn’t much that isn’t coated with it. Any TV reality show worth their salt would clearcoat this… more»

Scotty G’s Garage: 1984 Toyota Camry Liftback

This post is a little strange since we don’t usually show our personal vehicles here, but I thought that a few of you might get a kick out of this 1984 Toyota Camry Liftback. This is… more»

Rough but Rare: 1978 Datsun 510 Wagon

This is a strange one, sort of a stop-gap car for Datsun, or, Nissan. Most of us know the legend of the Datsun 510, but this 1978 Datsun 510 Wagon is basically a rebadged Nissan Violet,… more»