A slightly overloaded truck, Spotted in China on the eastern section of the mighty Fifth Ring Road in Beijing. The truck is transporting construction waste, including all sorts of packaging materials, wooden planks, iron rods, and tin cans of all sorts and sizes. The load stuck out at least half a meter on each side and more than a meter in the air.
A wondrous white CitroenZX Fukang 988 sedan, Spotted in China in Wangjing District in Beijing. The good old ‘Troen was in great shape, with fresh paint and shiny chrome, nothing broken or gone, and looking completely 100% period-original! Small dent in the bumper didn’t spoil my party. Note typical French single windshield wiper.
A wondrous white Volkswagen Santana Variant, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The workhorse wagon is hipnefied by a virgin white paint job, a badass body kit darkened windows, lowered suspension for low riding, and beautiful racy BBS alloys.
A fiery red Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Spotted in China on a tuning show in Beijing. The old Olds’ was in perfect condition, paint as shiny as new, black window frames all in shape and place, no rust or missing parts, and the wheel covers are period original! What then was it doing on a tuning show?, it was indeed showing off the decal on the bonnet, depicting a hellish fire with yellow and red flames topped by black smoke. They called it art.
An incredible badass Toyota J60 Land Cruiser, Spotted in China on a wrecking yard in east Beijing. The vehicle was in a reasonable condition. Body was bruised and very dirty, but hell this is a Land Cruiser, so it should look like it just bumped over the Himalaya. The ‘Cruiser was fitted with a large roof rack and a protruding bumper for an extra heavy winch.
An ultra hip Audi TT sporty car, Spotted in China in the great city of Qingdao in Shandong Province. The good Audi is wrapped in shiny Pink, and further prackeled up with bling-bling shiny silver blades in Audi R8 style, a shiny silver rear wing, shiny silver door handles, shiny silver mirrors, a shiny silver fuel cap, darkened windows, and a Pink shark fin antenna. All of it is really good, bar for the alloys which are bog standard and should have been shiny.
An absolutely fantastic McLaren P1 supercar, Spotted in China in the great city of Guangzhou by FlyKnit. The P1 is painted in black and yellow, making for one the maddest Mecca’s in the world. The vehicle was commissioned by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) for a Chinese gentleman working in the fashion industry, nicknamed ‘Tofu Lee’.
A cherry red Mazda 626 sedan, Spotted in China in Wanjing District in Beijing. The old Maz’ looked dirty and dusty, but otherwise in a fine and drivable shape. The paint was fresh bar for some rusty brown spots on the bonnet, all parts were in place, bar for the loose grille, and the alloys were period-original.
A very dusty Kia Concord sedan, Spotted in China in Wangjing District in Beijing. The poor Kia was in a very sorry shape, looking more wreck than a car, without a grille and with broken windows. When I approached the vehicle a man popped up from behind the white minivan and asked me whether I wanted to buy the Kia, which was owned by his friend. So I inquired about the engine, and he laughed, and I passed.