Posts Tagged ‘3000’

The World’s Largest Gun Safe is On Display Now at the SoMA Costco – $3000, 48-Gun Capacity – “KEEP YOUR ADVENTURE SAFE”

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The world’s first urban Costco gets some unusual items sometimes, huh?

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But it only holds 48 guns? Is that enough?

I’ll hold out for the 64-gun model, you know, to keep my “adventure” safe.

Official CA Agency CalRecycle Declares War on Car Dealerships: Says DON’T Change Motor Oil Every 3000 Miles – Let it Slide

Friday, November 4th, 2011

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), a division of our California Department of Conservation, doesn’t want you changing your car oil as much. They want you to follow the recommendation in your car’s owner’s manual, as opposed to your service manager’s “every 3000 miles no matter what” mantra.

(I don’t think car dealerships and oil change places will like this one bit.)

Anyway, CalRecycle is coming to town tomorrow to pay for free parking for motorists who pledge to increase their oil change intervals. (But don’t anybody tell StreetsBlog SF about the free parking reward – they won’t like that at all. Srsly.)

It’s called the Check Your Number campaign

All the deets, after the jump

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San Francisco Loves the GUMBALL 3000 10th Anniversary Rally

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Or Gumball Rally, or whatever. After starting up yesterday, there was a huge crowd today atop Nob Hill today. Was Willie Brown on the scene? Yes, he was. People came to check out Gumball 3000.  

Driving 3000 miles over an intense eight days, incorporating the cultural diversities of East and West civilisations; flying all cars and participants between Continents; witnessing the Mass Games in North Korea, the Olympic Games in Beijing; and partying each night fuelled only by adrenaline, amusement and amity, the 2008 route will undoubtedly be a real once in a lifetime adventure!

There was nothing politically correct about this event today. People saw all manner of products from Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, etc… Check these photos from BERDERP / kap$hure / kapsure, why don’t you?

Let’s begin.

Good clean fun in San Francisco. A Ford Mustang, click to enlarge:

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Taylor Street in Nob Hill:

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Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 30 inch wheels. Yes, they’re 30″ in diameter. Each 315/30 tire (just the rubber) costs $2200. You want. 

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Irina Slutsky of Geek Entertainment TV talks about “Saudi slippers” with one competitor.  Fortunately, nobody attacked her.

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This Porsche Carrera GT was obscenely loud even before getting amplified with a bullhorn.

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A Camaro RS entertains the crowd. Sargeant Colla of the SFPD put an end to this kind of smoky burnout right quick.

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An all-electric Tesla Roadster just before it crashed. Oops, just kidding. The driver of this car carefully put it into position. But seriously, the kinds of drivers this car attracts are prone to go too fast so they have more than their fair share of accidents. Who will be the first to die in a Tesla Roadster?

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It’s dreamy David Hasselhoff . Knight Rider’s KITT was there also. “Don’t hassel ‘the Hoff,’” or something, that’s his catchphrase.

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Isn’t illegal to have flashing red and blue lights on your car? Anywho, this SFPD officer turned away from the scene.

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Baby’s first Gumball Rally:

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More after the jump!

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