Down a few blocks, in the Manuel's parking lot, this car seems to be evolving into a monument of a sort. I first noticed it, sitting in the nearest space to the bar, probably more than a year ago -- but it was only recently that I noticed that it's always there, any hour of the day or night.
It's an AMC Gremlin. I was vaguely aware of Gremlins as a kid (reason: see title reference), but never knew what they looked like -- I imagined them to be fairly bad-ass. This is actually the first I've ever seen.
I'm starting to wonder if there's some significance to its placement. Even the most mellow of bars isn't going to let a car sit unattended for more than a year, and the fact that no one's come back to get a car that has one of the Georgia "collector's car" license plates must mean something.
It's become a bit of a landmark to me -- the other night, looking around the corner at Manuel's, I thought it was gone and became upset -- then relieved when I saw it. I don't know the story of the Manuel's Gremlin, but I dig it.