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What Makes Your Car Easy To Find In A Parking Lot?

Photo: Alex Hevesy
Photo: Alex Hevesy
CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.

Unless you’re driving an R31 Nissan Skyline, you’ve probably lost your car in a parking lot before. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. My 1996 Toyota Camry is one of the most common cars ever made so I lost it on an almost daily basis until I installed a big, dumb ol’ roof rack on it.


The rack makes my car much easier to spot in crowded parking lots because you can see the rack over all the other cars. My Camry also looks like was imported from a safari rally in Africa. Plus, the piece of scaffolding now on the roof of my car can be used for storage.

I know the roof rack looks a little stupid on a decades-old Japanese sedan, but at least I will never lose my car.


What visual curiosities make your car easy to spot in vast swaths of other cars? Show us your car’s quirks and features that make it stand out in a crowd.

Lance Tedford spends his energies working on his 1985 Chrysler LeBaron. He is extremely tall and can never die.

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Alexander Broom

There aren’t many red wagons on the road, and far fewer of them are SAABs. I doubt I’ll ever see another on on the road, which makes me a bit sad.