Scotty Gilbertson

About Scotty Gilbertson

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!

Blue Coal Rollin’: 1982 Mazda B2200 Pickup

When you’re rollin’ coal, what better way to do it undercover – i.e., not in a jacked-up, black 4×4 – than in this 1982 Mazda B2200 Diesel Pickup? I personally can’t think of a better way,… more»

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$2,500 Hatchback: 1974 AMC Hornet

It ain’t no Hornet SC/360, but this 1974 AMC Hornet hatchback is a fraction of the price at $2,500 or offer. I threw in the “or offer” part, because we all know that 99% of humans… more»

Holy Grail Hornet: 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360

Holy man / holy grail – this is not a car that a person sees too often, if ever. With a reported 150 examples left in this configuration, this 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360 is one highly-desirable… more»

Short Work: 1966 Chevrolet Gasser Wagon

Even without photos of the side of this car and just one overall exterior photo, it’s still easy to see that this 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II wagon is a shorty and a gasser, and possibly a… more»

Winter Warlock? 1978 Dodge Power Wagon

Are you looking for a reasonably rare 4×4 pickup for winter duty? Or, a pickup just to have because it’s unusual and in decent condition and none of your friends will have the same thing? If… more»

Goldie: 1963 Polaris Sno-Traveler K-70D

With probably half of the US population living where there’s at least a chance of snow if not too much snow, not to mention most of Canada and other countries, too, it’s that time of year… more»

Beautiful, Cheap Survivor: 1987 Dodge Van

Having owned and driven Dodge vans for all of the 1980s and into the early-90s, this one really caught my eye. Thanks to Matt W. for sending in the tip for this great-looking 1987 Dodge Ram… more»

Scotty G’s Garage: 1987 Renault GTA

In another installment of Scotty G’s Garage, we’ll take a peek at another unusual car in my small fleet of vehicles. This one is a 1987 Renault GTA and it’s quickly becoming my favorite of the… more»

Gas Free: 1981 Ford Escort EV

As a general rule, you rarely want to have all of your exterior photos of a vehicle that you’re selling with the hood open. Maybe if it was a perfectly-restored engine ready for Pebble Beach or… more»

It’s no Frazer… 1947 Crosley Pickup

With lines very, very similar to the 1947 Frazer Manhattan pickup, this truck is several feet shorter and several thousand dollars cheaper than the Frazer pickup, but is just as cool and unusual as far as… more»

Is It Real? 1947 Frazer Manhattan Prototype Pickup

Cool custom or rare concept? You make the call, call call call call call.. (echo) (ok, enough of that).. Thanks to Dominic O for sending in the tip for this fantastic 1947 Frazer Pickup. This guaranteed head-turner… more»

Das Restomod: 1975 Audi Fox

As a long time Audi fan and owner, I realize that there may not be many readers here who are also Audi fans and/or owners. But, I couldn’t pass up this 1975 Audi Fox, it’s just… more»

Cab Plus: 1991 Mazda B2600i SE-5

I’m guilty of it, too: trying to sell a vehicle without first doing a couple of seemingly-simple and inexpensive things to it first to really make it pop. (like, finding a missing “E” for the Lincoln,… more»