Umm....”Police recovered spent rifle rounds near Byrd’s body at the crime scene.”
I hope this takes effect quickly. I have so much respect and admiration for protesters and supporters. It’s no small thing as is evident. Folks can also be disappeared without consequence. Such injustices are a heartbreaking reminder of how the brutality of an ongoing colonial mindset & policing intersect to devastate… Read more
Calling Delroy Lindo a knockoff Sam Jackson is cold, man.
The Type 181 body doesn’t make sense as a car. It looks like a military off-road vehicle, with the square-cornered utility of the 300GD and the Defender.
Listen up, you herbs: this is exactly the kind of long form car-culture stuff this site needs the space and staff to do.
I’m about 10 years older than you. Interesting thing is I had seen all of these vehicles out and about during my youth. Well, maybe only one Isetta. Perhaps it is location issue as well as the the decade time difference. Lived in southern NM where there is no such thing as rust, narry even surface rust other than from… Read more
As I was of age at the time, there was also an episode of That’s So Raven (which is a 2000s sitcom) that has Raven and her friends buy their first car, which turns out to also be a VW Type 181, and fight over how to decorate it and where to go in it. It may well have been a homage to Moesha’s Type 181.
The Thing is probably the closest. . . thing VW made to a Jeep. Maybe it was more about new vs. used, but it was actually a good choice for someone in SoCal to drive. Today even a ratty one would be popular.
Make a habit of doing it more often. I always enjoyed your pieces.
Lodge 49 featured one.
It’s only appropriate they put one of these in if they ever reboot or remake the series.
To this day, even having lived in California for a year, I’ve never seen one in real life, they only exist in my mind as a B-plot in a UPN sitcom. But why, I ask myself now at 35, did they make fun of this car so much? I want one. Read more
There is a guy down where my dad and some other family members have trailers for beach getaways that has an orange one in the trailer park. Saw him the last Christmas when I was down there and was rubber necking to see it. My sister wondered what I was looking at then confirmed she saw the guy driving out of the park… Read more
Just popping in where I can!
Aaron’s back!!!!! Did you really go away?