Tag: spotted

  • Downtown Qualicum Beach

    Downtown Qualicum Beach

    A couple of edited snaps from a slightly rainy afternoon on the downtown streets outside a skateboard art gallery event opening. Qualicum Beach is home to one of Canada’s oldest and most infamous skateboard shops, Skull Skates, and the town is in the process of building a new skateboard park.

  • Spotted: Defender at Solwezi airport

    Spotted: Defender at Solwezi airport

    A year 2000 with relatively low mileage and still working every day, this Defender 110 emergency fire response vehicle at the Solwezi airport has a pickup cab and carries a heavy duty fire pump, tools, and a smaller hose of its own. Bonus sighting of a Zambian Air Force Harbin Y-12.

  • Spotted: Ninety in Windermere

    Spotted: Ninety in Windermere

    Roving reporters spotted a classy old Ninety (pre-defender, 1984-1989) with an updated roof and wheels, sidesteps/sliders, rear work lights, snow cowls and chequerplate on the wings. Note the hinged windscreen brackets and tail light configuration. Bonus sighting of a decades-newer puma variant somewhere near Windermere, note the bump in the bonnet and lack of functioning…

  • Spotted: a blacksmith’s 110

    Spotted: a blacksmith’s 110

    Roving reporters racking up bonus points for combining blacksmiths and land rovers! A mean looking cargo style 110 puma with galvanized roof rack and ladder, front winch bumper and recovery points, NAS rear step bumper, plenty of chequerplate on the bonnet and wings, stylish alloy wheels, offroad underbody protection, and custom graphics. Steve Hicks may…

  • Spotted: Range Rover classic in Japan

    Spotted: Range Rover classic in Japan

    A lovely looking Range Rover classic sitting outside a sushi restaurant in a small town. Four door, V8, all black, with some driving lights on the front bumper, and fairly tidy looking. These are a rare sight in Japan.

  • Spotted: Land Cruiser in Japan

    Spotted: Land Cruiser in Japan

    A pretty classic looking leaf sprung Toyota Land Cruiser sitting outside a cafe in the countryside. In very reasonable looking shape with a bit of rust here and there, which is hard to avoid in Japan. No other info but there is a skateboard sticker on the back end.

  • Spotted: 4wd of Japan

    Spotted: 4wd of Japan

    A digest post documenting a few of the interesting 4wd type vehicle sightings in Japan. Kei cars are a lightweight category under 600cc and are often used a local runabouts and farming or working vehicles. They can be distinguished by yellow coloured license plates and are dwarfed by regular sized mini-vans and suv. Seen below…

  • Spotted: cars of Japan

    Spotted: cars of Japan

    A catch-all post documenting a few of the other interesting vehicle sightings in Japan. Kei cars are a lightweight category under 600cc and are often used a local runabouts and farming or working vehicles. They can be distinguished by yellow coloured license plates. Seen below are Tocot, Lapin, Daihatsu, Honda, Toyota Roomy, Suzuki Hustler, a…

  • Spotted: working trucks of Japan

    Spotted: working trucks of Japan

    A long post documenting a few of the interesting sightings in Japan. Kei-tora (kei trucks) are in a lightweight category under 600cc and are often used a local runabouts and farming or working vehicles. They can be distinguished by yellow coloured license plates. Also seen below are a fire rescue from Osaka, a highly customized…

  • Spotted: Series 1 88″

    Spotted: Series 1 88″

    An afternoon drive on the back roads reveals a Series 1 rover resting in a little-known location under its blanket of moss, dappled by the sunlight reaching the deep forest floor.

  • Spotted: Series 3 in Lusaka

    Spotted: Series 3 in Lusaka

    Still going strong at 40 or 50 years old, this series 3 has been outfitted with reflector strips, a towing hook with emergency lights and hand winch, rear headache rack with side bars, and bush bar with driving light bar. It could use a few more wheel lugs though! Plated as EV-53, this is possibly…

  • Spotted: Defender 130 with custom tray

    Spotted: Defender 130 with custom tray

    Passing through town en route to Campbell River. Interesting to see the two vehicles together at almost forty years apart, the lineage is clearly visible! Spencer can be found in Vancouver at Brigade Overland. His custom aluminum tray was fabricated in Alberta by Ralf and crew at Summit Expedition Trucks.

  • Spotted: Unimog 404

    Spotted: Unimog 404

    In Oceanside resting in the moss. Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404 (appears to be ~1955) military vehicle with huge tires. Makes a cute little Series 2a look even smaller than usual!

  • Spotted: Tembo Traces

    Spotted: Tembo Traces

    In Qualicum Beach surrounded by curious onlookers. Rebuilt Austrian Steyr 12 m18 military truck with custom living space and plenty of overland accessories and storage. Huge!!

  • Spotted: 3-door Defender 110

    Spotted: 3-door Defender 110

    In Qualicum Beach for the summer as a daily driver. Clean and crisp black and white style, a tough look that a 3-door can pull off so well, Canadian flag decal, bush bar, driving lights, and fog lights. So lovely to meet the owners, hope to see you in town again!