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Wer so spricht, daß er verstanden wird, spricht immer gut. Molière (1622 – 1673)

Im Dezember 2013 schrieb und veröffentlichte ich den ersten Drive-by Snapshots Artikel über einen amerikanischen Weltkriegsveteranen, der seit Jahrzehnten das abgelegte Blechkleid eines Franzosen trägt. Diesen interessanten Gesellen fand ich 2010 an einer kleinen Tankstelle im ländlichen Frankreich. Sechs Jahre später kam ich durch Zufall wieder dort vorbei und erkundigte mich nach dessen Verbleib.

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Mazda Familia 1400 pick-up Surat Thani Thailand | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

Snapshot | Mazda Familia 1400 Pick-up

“Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.”   Thich Nhat Hanh

Every breath taken and every step made during my stay in Thailand eventually led me to taking this picture, which is filled with peace, joy and serenity. Even though I’m a photographer specializing in cars, this photograph is not about the vehicle at all – but rather about the people living a relaxed and happy life. It was very quiet when I took it and made me very emotional just by absorbing the peaceful atmosphere.

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Suzuki Swift Sport and Hello Kitty coach Tokyo Station | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Hello Kitty tour bus at Tokyo Station | Suzuki Swift Sport

Cycling in Tokyo on Golden Week sunday was very interesting because the streets that are usually very busy are almost empty. With less traffic there is a better chance for taking pictures of interesting cars with a cleaner background than usual. I found this Suzuki Swift Sport right in front of Tokyo Station and actually had to wait until the Toyota Crown taxi appeared to make the construction zone fence a little more interesting.

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Isuzu D-Max SLX Crew Cab Drag Diesel Thailand | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

Isuzu D-Max SLX Crew Cab | Drag Diesel Thailand

Most people prefer an air-conditioned taxi cab to get around in the sweaty heat of Bangkok. However, for car-spotting purposes a tuk-tuk is the far better alternative. Why? Because of the better all-round visibility. And if you are a lucky chap, something interesting gets stuck in traffic besides the tuk-tuk. In this case, on our way to the airport, I spotted this Isuzu D-Max SLX crew-cab. First I noticed the nice-looking set of Cosmis Racing Wheels (RG-06). The offset works great to accentuate the lines of this vehicle. The front-mounted intercooler and the brake set-up give a hint that there might be a little bit more than stock power under the hood. Oh… and there is that Pro Speed Racing sticker.

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FIAT Ritmo 65 CL Strasbourg France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

FIAT Ritmo 65 CL and a beautiful old lady in Strasbourg, France

“A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.”   Louis Nizer

Dear readers,

you might be wondering why I choose this quote to accompany todays post. Both the FIAT Ritmo 65 CL and the graffitti snake in the cover picture have a bewildered surprised expression on their faces, as if they are wondering about the same thing.

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