V.I.S.I.T., Preludacris Edition

“This is the first and only gasser I can remember ever seeing outside of a car show”. Commenter Preludacris sends us a photo dump of cool cars he’s stumbled across over the past few months. Click through for a few more great finds and smartass commentary from me.

“The hidden headlights are about all these two cars have in common.” Similar era, likely similar on-paper performance, radically different cars.
“I don’t know how interesting it is, but someone put a lot of work into undoing VW’s stylistic efforts on the front end styling”. Sick bike rack, bro; your bike rack game is off the hook!

“The Tercel is the object of interest here. It’s a 1990 SE (Silver Edition, celebrating 25 years of Toyota in Canada). It has just about all the options you could get on a Tercel hatchback, which is to say, not many, plus some decals and a spoiler. The truck is interesting too, but isn’t really in the picture…”. That’s it, you’re fired as a staff photographer.

“On the back, a bumper sticker reads: “My car roars like Katy Perry””. Bit of a bus-seat-fabric-pattern thing going on with that fender.

“This RX7’s still rotary powered, judging by the sound, and gets driven daily, judging by the times and places I’ve seen it.” Looks vaguely 928-ish from this angle.

“VW Transporter, very unusual in Canada”. Surely some Samba-ite is ready to drop $28k on it.

“I think I took this picture because I was so surprised it wasn’t a Delica. The latter dominates the imported JDM van category.” Super interesting JDM Toyota…in beige.

“AWD Astro”. Wicked all wheel drive Astro. So much engineering work to make these AWD, and people barely know they existed.

“F100 featuring fine footwear”. Sick alliteration, bro! Your allivertation game is off the hook! OR: 100-spokes on your F100.

“A pair of Delicas in their natural habitat, British Columbia.” Are these Canada’s Westy Syncro? Because if so, that makes Canada way cooler.

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14 responses to “V.I.S.I.T., Preludacris Edition”

  1. dukeisduke Avatar

    The beige thing is a Nissan Elgrand. The current US Nissan Quest is a rebadged Elgrand.

    1. mad_science Avatar
    2. Preludacris Avatar

      That must be why it’s so much cooler than previous Quests.

  2. dukeisduke Avatar

    And that ’55 Chevy, it’s supposed to be next to a ’70 GTO, not a Prelude. Where’s James Taylor and Dennis Wilson?

  3. Guest Avatar

    Thanks for the pics Preludacris!

    Always fun to see what people are driving around the world, or in this case, around the country.

    And the Delicas is extremely popular in BC, less so in the rest of Canada. /Insert some kind of “weed smoking hipster/hippie joke here/

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    That’s a great variety – thanks for sharing!

  5. Preludacris Avatar

    Thanks for sharing these Tim.
    I recently found out, by stumbling across their building in Vancouver, that the Wicked van belongs to a company called Wicked Campers. They have a fleet of Astros they rent out, all painted in a similar style but with different themes.
    Hoons, let me know if you like Toyotas and I can grab a better shot of that truck plus many more around here.
    I see a lot of vehicles every day because my current job involves a lot of driving, but it’s not always easy to get a picture as they zoom past my truck. Today the highlights were a Volvo that I just couldn’t get close enough to grab a good picture, a Subaru Sambar heading the opposite direction, and a Jagermeister liveried E30 BMW that passed loudly and far too quickly. The one picture I did get this week was this cool camping rig.

    1. dead_elvis Avatar

      That’s a great old truck/camper combo! Love the green/green.
      It almost makes up for the inexcusably horrible wheels on that F100.

      1. Rover 1 Avatar
        Rover 1


        1. dead_elvis Avatar

          Hey, it’s just a truck, not a miracle worker!

    2. mve Avatar

      Keep the pictures coming!

  6. Tanshanomi Avatar

    I normally don’t get out my cell phone while driving, but today I saw a Ford Fusion with Maserati badging. Very convincing badging — had me completely puzzled for about 5 seconds, and I was directly behind it in traffic.

  7. dead_elvis Avatar

    While that Eurovan doka might be unusual in Canadastan, they’re rarer than unicorn farts in the US. And we see a fair amount of cool, provincial-plated rigs in Washington state – there are a handful of Vanagon single & double cabs in Seattle, even some of the Syncro flavor. And there’s a few BC-plated Delicas that I see often enough to suspect there are some registration hijinks involved (and I applaud said hijinks, if indeed that’s the case. Stupid 25 year rule).

    1. mve Avatar

      If there’s anything about Seattle I miss, it’s the Vanagon/Westy/Syncro scene. I could never afford one, but I always wanted a Westy with a full kitchen.