Updated: Someone on flickr advises VB that the first car in the "unknown" department below is a Austin A40 Devon. Check it out. VB thinks gnome.service is totally right.
Here's another Thursday neighborhood walking tour (sort of). These cars were found in Maadi Degla, except for the Bus. The purpose, on this day, was to visit two old cars parked on Road 216. VB had seen these cars while driving by, but traffic is usually so dense, it's difficult to just pull over and park. Walking is a much better choice.
(Below): Again, near The Residence Hotel, a delivery Bus. This time it appears to be construction materials, instead of food.
(Below): A close-up of the front VW logo.
(Below): A VW Beetle on Road 216 near the roundabout at the mosque. VB has photographed this one previously, while riding past.
(Below): The main purpose of this walk - two odd cars. A friend told VB that the first car shown below, was a Morris Minor. Viewers of VB's flickr pages beg to differ, and after going through the Internet searches and all that, VB has to agree. But, what the hell is it? VB even walked back to snoop around looking for some type of logo. Nothing! So any help would be greatly appreciated. If you know what either of the two cars below are, please let VB know.
(Below): Another odd, unknown car, which is no longer around. Not sure what happened to it, as it had been parked in this spot forever. When VB went back to get a better look, it was gone.
(Below): As you can see, there's no rear window, and all of mother nature has blown into it.
(Below): A No Parking Sign.
(Below): There used to be a restaurant in Degla called "The Nook." It was reported to serve pub food, and even though we had considered eating there, we never did. Now it's called, "Little Swiss." VB thought she could pop in, on her way home, to look-see and get a take-away menu. The menu was posted outside the restaurant. Much of what they sell as appetizers (the air dried meats) can be found at the local grocers.
(Below): The menu.
(Below): Hours of operation, and menu.
(Below): The Little Swiss Restaurant entrance.
(Video available at the link.)
Saudi Racers Roar All Night, Fueled by Boredom
"But most racers are more like young men almost anywhere: restless, thrill-seeking and madly in love with cars.
“It’s implanted in you when you’re a kid, and it stays with you,” said Sulayman al-Shulukhi, 29, who races every weekend night here and has adopted a 1950s greaser look: slicked-back hair, polo shirt with the collar up, jeans and white shoes.
He proudly showed off the modifications he had made to his Subaru Impreza: a carbon fiber spoiler, an intake valve, a special ventilation system, a turbocharger. He then jumped in the car for a ride along one of the racing strips near King Road, not far from Jidda’s Red Sea coast.
“We get up to 120 kilometers per hour on this part” (about 75 miles per hour), he said, as he accelerated down a perilously short trip of highway, “and 200 on this next one.”"
We've seen these zipping around the highways in Connecticut.
Share My Ride
Edmunds.com vs. Consumer Reports
Edmunds.com, the online car shopping and data site, begs to differ."
(YouTube Video with short commentary from Jalopnik)
The Shadow Car Camper: Malaise Era Genius
"With the RV and camping industry falling off a cliff steeper than hybrid prices, we're wondering if it isn't time for this gem to make a comeback. Anyone care to imagine a Fiat 500 cruising the highways and byways with one of these in tow?"
"Behind the shop is where owner Jeremy Parkington's true treasure sits. There, just outside of the door sits a relic, a 1961 Microbus that has been a labor of love for Parkington and his wife, Amanda."
This article brings back memories of our '65 Beetle convertible that caught on fire several years ago.
HAVING A BAD DAY?
The car's owner smelled smoke, pulled over and got out of the car as the engine compartment became engulfed in flames, Middle Township police Sgt. Rich McHale said."
Custom rods not just for show
Boy bolts with Beetle but runs out of gas, gets Tased, arrested near New Castle
Volkswagen was signature experience for many in area
Belgrade Opens a Communist Supermarket Redux
Video of a very cool looking new Vanagon, colorful, and similar to the Verdier version.
VW Camper of the future
"We learned a lot last night. We now know why Jin was wearing a Dharma jumpsuit and driving the VW bus when he found Kate, Jack and Hurley." We here in Cairo, watching LOST on Showtime are just several weeks behind, according to Awesome Daughter.
Dead or Alive - You spin me round (Like a Record)