crankandpiston hit the road in Sri Lanka and discover a land rich in cool classic cars.
Travel guides are a great source of information brimmed full of super helpful stuff, like where to stay, what type of snakes you will encounter and whether contracting yellow fever is likely to be on the itinerary. Unfortunately, they rarely cover the important details: where the cool cars at?
In its continued effort to unify the world of car, culture, lifestyle and community, crankandpiston has set out to resolve this issue and compile a comprehensive list of all the cool cars around the world. We start with Sri Lanka, mainly because I was there for a week recently, and being on holiday is hardly an excuse for not getting any work done.
Armed with my trusty little travel camera (picture quality varies but cut me some slack here) I travelled throughout Sri Lanka, braving the elements, the elephants and occasionally slumming it at the Grand Hotel. Sri Lanka apparently has the highest biodiversity in Asia and this would seem to only be matched by its autodiversity.
Mixing in with the general blandness of Prius modernity and local favourites TATA, Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra automobiles are a wealth of classic cars in daily usage. Spending just five minutes standing at the side of the road would have me snap happy as jalopies I hadn’t seen for years (if ever) passed by.
Sri Lanka is left-hand drive country and the old school cool mainly consisted of Japanese classics. Mitsubishi models aplenty including various older generations of Lancer. I would quite happily cruise the streets of Dubai in a Box Type EX. Might drop a 4G63T in it though.