Archive | May 2013

For Sale: The Last One

So, what would it take to get you in a never-registered, brand-new condition hatchback?

You may assume that it’s in factory-new condition.  In fact, there’s still plastic on the seats and steering wheel.  The car has only 54 miles under its 20-year old tires.  Oh sorry, did I fail to mention that the car in question is a 1993 model?


Perhaps with that knowledge you start to worry a bit.  It’s older, hatchbacks of that age period are generally regarded as being a bit penalty-box-ish.  After all, this particular hatchback has no stereo.  No power windows or door locks either.  In fact, it comes with a bit of gray carpet covering the area where the back seat should be.  But, it’s from the final year of the Golden Age of Hatchbacks!  A piece of history could be yours!


Hmmm… Yeah, it’s pretty basic.  Oh, so you want to see the outside?

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Perhaps the flame surfacing looks better in the dark?


Probably not.  On that note, hope your week looks up after this!

New Feature! HIT! Ford Escort GT

HIT – as in Hatches In Traffic.  And as in quick hit – a hatchtastic way to start your week.  Hatchtopia recently stepped into the 21st Century and got an iPhone.  What’s that mean?  Instagram, obviously… oddly filtered quick shots of hatchbacks seen out and about, specifically.

So to begin this Monday morning series, an early 90s hot hatch, the Ford Escort GT.


Enjoy your week, Hatchtopians!

Tease! 1990 Geo Prizm GSi For Sale

There’s something to be said for being blissfully unaware.  Like if I were to not know that this rare Prizm GSi existed and was for sale.  But my buddy Larry from the Stick Figure/Volatile RAM racing team – you may remember this – just had to send me this link and get me all interested.  While the price on the dealer’s website shows a $2950 asking price (a ridiculous amount for a car with over a quarter-million miles, rare or not), the Craigslist ad that Larry provided showed a significant mark-down to $1700.  If not for a fairly recent, ill-fated fly-and-drive, those sorts of numbers get a man thinking…

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