Curbside Classic Outtake: Suddenly It's 1990

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
curbside classic outtake suddenly it s 1990

In case you’ve ever wondered why CC got started in Eugene, this may help: a typical; street scene not far from where I live. And just for fun, let’s step across the street and turn the camera 180 degrees and see what that captures:

Here’s a zoom in to help you id those cars in the background (can you make out that blue one?) Two of the cars in these shots have been a CC or CCO.

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  • OldWingGuy OldWingGuy on Aug 26, 2010

    We have had a '90 Civic since new. Gods gift to the motoring public. GM should have bought the plans and dies for this car when the model went out of production. Based on how well the '90 Civic was, we bought a '95 Civic as a second car. A piece of junk. Got rid of it within a year. It was hard to believe how poorly made the '95 was, vs the '90. It seems to me the design was cheapened way down in the '95.

  • Revver Revver on Aug 26, 2010

    Salt. Someone really needs to do an environment study to show the damage done. I can't tell you how many cars, including both a 1952 Chevy wagon, and a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder, that I really wanted to keep, but lost due to excessive rust. Here in the northeast owning a "classic" older japanese car is just a dream.

    • Psarhjinian Psarhjinian on Aug 26, 2010

      You can keep a car in the salt belt, but you need to be fastidious about rustproofing. I know a few people with interesting older vehicles in southern Ontario and they're able to keep them going, but it's not as carefree as it would be in the southern or coastal US. Honestly, salt is a necessity: without it, you'd see black ice galore as roads thawed and refroze into skating rinks: the coast and south don't get cold enough to freeze, and the prairies and Canadian north don't get warm enough to thaw. If you stopped salting, those cars might not rust, but they'd probably crash into things.

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