Journal: Some of These Classics Are Far From Home

Some of These Classics Are Far From Home

By Petrolicious Productions
August 26, 2015

A Corvette in Australia. Mini Cooper in Japan. Datsun Z in Germany. Classic cars certainly travel the world regularly, but this week, we’ve found a few examples of cars seen in atypical locations…and a few right where you’d expect to see them, like a Ferrari 250 at the Goodwood Circuit.

Here are this week’s #drivetastefully selections.

@dancali is a regular fixture in our roundups, and his Daimler piece is one of our favorites. What, did you think we were done with Monterey? Here, @ecurie415 says, “Love this morning shot of Shelby joy; dig the GT 350 using some oppo lock in turn 5.” We do, too. @1988keith got a great shot of a street parked Mini Cooper street parked in Japan.

You will read more about @australiaclassic soon, but for now, here is a C3 Chevrolet Corvette working its way through some unfamiliar terrain. A Ferrari 250 at Goodwood Circuit? We can imagine how awesome it sounded… Nice pic, @thepetrolista! Finally, another by @australiaclassic, this time of a beautiful Lancia Fulvia: we had our first ride in a Fulvia HF and it was immensely enjoyable.

Quite common here, classic Datsuns are pretty rare overseas. This one, found by @oooli240, is in Hamburg, Germany. @christhecarguy recently posted this photo taken at our last rally, and it’s a great angle of the Alfa Romeo GTV. Last, @enthusiastgarage posted this photo of a BMW 2002 it has named, “Project Pumpkin”. Should be interesting to see how this little sports sedan evolves!

Tag your photos with #drivetastefully on Instagram, and you may feature here in the coming weeks. Try to capture things from a unique angle, and use these shots as inspiration.




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8 years ago

You know, Minis are just about as close as foreign cars can get to Japanese cultural mentality and philosophy. It’s more like that Minis found more of a home away from home. (Toward the end of its life, significantly more Minis were sold in Japan than elsewhere, England included. Japan kept the original Mini in production for more years than one would figure.)

Antony Ingram
Antony Ingram
8 years ago
Reply to  JB21

It amuses me how many Minis seem to have been re-imported from Japan to the UK recently. Most are in very good condition, and all are wearing hugely inflated price tags thanks to the promises of low miles and no rust. Certainly an interesting addition to the cars’ history, though.