Maybe I should have used more exclamation points. I saw this Chevette earlier this week, and took pictures of it. I later posted the pictures of it in this article. I wanted to get out and take pictures, and even though I couldn’t, at the time I didn’t worry about it because (and I quote myself)
I’m sure I will see it again, though, these things have a habit of popping up more than once.
Honestly, I still like the car, even though I now know that it has the same tiny engine it came with several decades ago. I like the roof rack, the giant antenna, the flat black rattle-can paint job, and the lack of bodywork. It is almost a perfect car for Asunción, because basically, if you drive your car, you are going to get hit. Period. Or at least keyed, scratched, pushed, etc.
Speaking of Asunción, it isn’t a tiny city. The history is very interesting, and along with its outside suburbs it definitely feels bigger than Indianapolis. I just checked Wikpedia. It is bigger than Indianapolis. And yet, it seems as though people move through the city much less than in American cities. If I see a particular truck or car, there is a good chance I will see it at least once or twice more in a short period of time. Not just weird cars either. Maybe people stay closer to home? Or maybe it’s just I pay more attention to vehicles here.