Posts Tagged ‘babes’

The Vanishing Car Show Babes of the San Francisco International Auto Show

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Just as San Francisco has experienced the demise of construction workers, it’s also lost its car show model babes. Things just aren’t what they used to be at the San Francisco International Auto Show, for whatever reason.

Maybe in Europe or Asia they still have something like the Bundy Bounce, but you’re not going to find anything like that at the big family-oriented car show in San Francisco, longstanding stereotypes of car shows notwithstanding. FYI.

Here’s what’s left of that bygone era.

The continuously-improving Kaizen-ettes (改善ettes - Jordan, Marisa and Laura) sing the praises of this 2010 Toyota Prius:

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Chatting about a huge Dodge pick-em-up:

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Talking to no one at all about the Chrysler 300 sedan:

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That’s it.

Also, no beefcake (beefcake!). Maybe they had something like that ten years ago, but not anymore.

Christina Applegate, you gotta put me on/

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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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San Francisco is Going Crazy for Piaggio Hybrid Tricycle Scooters

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Check out just one of the handful of Italian-made three-wheel Piaggio MP3 scooters I’ve seen recently on the Streets of San Francisco. Is it one of them new gas-electric hybrid models? Non so, can’t tell them apart. But let’s imagine it’s a 125cc hybrid with electric boost. Kewl.

You’ll note that Piaggio did it the hard way, by having two wheels up front. These little putt putts stand up by themselves until you get the revs over 1400 RPM – at that point the front wheels unlock from each other so you can turn

This fellow heading up Kearny had no complaints, anyway:

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And fashionable Italian women just seem to love these newfangled contraptions. See?

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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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Let’s hear from the folks at Modern Vespa from just east of the bay area in Walnut Creek, way out in CoCo County:

WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

And people start cross-country journey on these things in our little burg owing to the fact that the Lincoln Highway used to end here.

They start at just $7200 – order yours today!