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YAK Car Pic of the Day

 

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And now for something silly.

I really can’t believe that I haven’t seen the 2011 movie Cars 2 yet. We saw the original Cars movie when the kids were younger, but I think the vehicles in the sequel, which takes place in a Grand Prix race through the streets of Europe, were much more interesting and eclectic. AMC Gremlins, Peugeots, Opels, Eldorados… even the odd ZAZ Zaporozhetz. One of my favorites is this Fiat 500, circa 1948, who plays the character Uncle Topolino. Topolino is Italian for “little mouse” and that’s the nickname these cars were known by when introduced to the European motoring market in 1937. It continued in production until 1955, with a full, more modern-looking body makeover in 1949. The 500 has pretty much gone down in history as Italy’s “People’s Car.” See a gallery of Cars 2 vehicles here.

and here’s a real one from 1938

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know..


  • I like the old school Italian license plate for today’s YAK.  

    BTW – have you seen the new ads for the Dodge Dart? They’re very serious about how and why Chrysler went about designing that car. Whenever it comes on, however, I talk over the V.O. and say, “Take an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, and switch out a bunch of stuff”. 

    • Jim Corbran

      Alan,

      License plates are easy to customize online. Find the personalized plate page on the DMV site for whatever state (or country), type in what you want, and if it’s available for purchase they show you a preview. Take a screen shot and save it.

      Re: the Dart — Seems like most of the television we watch these days is via the DVR. Commercials go by in a blur, so I don’t see many anymore unless they’re on during a Yankees’ game.

    • Alan,
      License plates are easy to customize online. Find the personalized plate page on the DMV site for whatever state (or country), type in what you want, and if it’s available for purchase they show you a preview. Take a screen shot and save it.
      Re: the Dart — Seems like most of the television we watch these days is via the DVR. Commercials go by in a blur, so I don’t see many anymore unless they’re on during a Yankees’ game.