Posts Tagged ‘350’

Yamahauling, Frisco-Style – Two-Stroke Yamahas from the 1970′s Will Never Die – A Cherry on Geary

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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Better Know Your FiDi Highrises: “The California Building” at 350 Cal – Walruses Everywhere – Alaska Connection

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

What used to be at 350 California at Sansome was the 160 foot tall Alaska Commercial Building

But in 1979 it was replaced by the 325 foot tall, 23-story California Building (aka Bank of Tokyo Building and the Union Bank Building).

All that’s left of the Alaska connection are these walrus gargoyles.

See?

I am the walrus, no, I’m the walrus, all day long

Look for these friendly critters the next time you’re in the area.

 

North Beach Update: Princess Leia’s Three-Wheeled Motor Scooter, Darth Vader’s Three-Wheeled Motor Scooter

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Here are your new, three-wheeled Piaggios, you know, dall’Italia.

The first one’s kind of cute but the other one is pure evil – just look at it:

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Oh, and the prices? About double what I expected.

Anyway, which would you prefer?

Leave us close with the Piaggio Girls, direct from Italy:

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Don’t forget your helmet. Safety first:

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Esaminilo, madre! Nessun mani!

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The tragedy of helmet hair:

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Not That You’d Notice, But NASCAR is in the Bay Area this Weekend up at the Infineon

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

NASCAR, the second-biggest car racing series in the world, is fixing to liven up bucolic Sonoma on Father’s Day.

“Celebrate Father’s Day in the Wine County at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend, June 18-20. Why give dad a necktie when you can give him the gift of Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart swapping paint on the twisting road course.”

These NASCAR posters on sale for the giveaway price of $.25 aren’t exactly blowing out the doors of our Lucky Stores. (Pepsi must think that San Francisco is just another town on the NASCAR circuit.)

Imagine NASCAR as Pixar’s Cars movie come to life – that’s the best way to describe it.

Anyway, be sure to make allowances for the crowds if you’re planning on going up to Wine Country this weekend.

(Expect Tom Cruise and son Connor (will Red Dawn ever get remade?) to be there this year the way they were last year.)

N30 Arrests: Mobilization for Climate Justice vs. the Bank of America Building

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Well the arrestees had already been hauled away by the time I passed by the global warming protest in the Financial District at California and Kearny yesterday. So that left about 50 to contiune the rally until 2:30 PM. By that time, there were more cops in the area than protesters.

The kids don’t like banks funding projects, particpating in carbon exchanges and opposing legislation – thoses are the beefs. Anyway, here’s the big site that explains why they went after BofA on November 30th and here are a few local accounts. The Chevron HQ on Market is the next target so look out on Pearl Harbor Day,

Hi mom:

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A “parachute” the protesters played with. At least one ‘chutist was a passerby who joined in with glee. 

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After the arrests, there were cops everywhere, all around the building:

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The mise-en-scene

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See you next time.

Photos of the 2009 San Francisco International Auto Show at Moscone Center

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

The 52nd Annual San Francisco International Auto Show continues ’til Wednesday, December 2nd down at Moscone Center. It’s eight bucks, why not check it out?

The joint is sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle - here are their photos from Wednesday night. And here’s an annotated gallery from Ryan W over at Yelp. And here are the babes.

A family decision – to buy the new Lexus hybrid or not. Click to expand:

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A passionate pink Smart Car Four-Two Passion:

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The Scions look like Matchbox Cars, right?

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A fabled four-door Porsche Panamera – the California Highway Patrol must have been high on the waiting list

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Hands up – who here has a Lexus? The SEMA boys painted this IS350 using the flattest finish known to Man. That’s not primer, it’s paint:

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I think the South Koreans are arriving a little late at the boaty chromed-up car party, but anyway, here’s your giant 2010 Hyundai Equus – ask about their bullet-proof model:

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A woody Mini Clubman station wagon, of course:

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Honda makes jets? Sort of, with a little help from GE. Buy your HondaJet HA420 starting in 2011:

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And here’s your new Piaggio tricycle scooter – ask about their hybrid model:

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And that’s your San Francisco International Car Show for 2009.

All the models, after the jump.

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