Posts Tagged ‘buick’

My Way or the Highway – A Message Somewhat Endorsed by the CA DMV

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Or God’s Way, I suppose.

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DMV’s the one stamping out plates like this so they have some say in the matter of course. This one surprised me, that’s all.

Three-Quarters of a Century for This 1940 Buick Century – “The Banker’s Hot Rod” in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

From a time when Buicks sold better in “Merica than China:

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1955 Buick Roadmaster CGN 631, Costco #144 – The Year and Model Jay Leno Purchased in 1972 for $350

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

You’ll have to go to SoCal to see Jay Leno’s 1955 Buick Roadmonster cruising around.

This is what we get up here in the 415:

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It was built in South Gate, CA, back when LA County had car factories…

Area Man Enjoys His 1960 Buick Le Sabre Convertible in the Western Addition

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Looks like he should have a cigar but he’s making do with a cigarette:

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Outrageousness: Eighth-Generation Buick Riviera on Conestoga Wheels – What are These, Twenty-Eight Inchers?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The secret is to make your super-tall aftermarket wheels thin, the better to allow your whip to, you know, turn left and right:

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Conestoga Wagon Wheel Fever – Catch It

Presenting the “Don’t Vote 4 Ed Lee” Buick – RCV and the Mayor’s Race

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

What needs to happen for the 16-year Willie Brown administration to end is to have three name-brand challengers get together and say:

“Vote for us three and not for Ed Lee” 


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Otherwise, you’re not even trying…

Remembering the Time When Buicks Had Nostrils: The Sassiest Skylark in Town

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011


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These days, Buick is around only because of its popularity in China.

Believe it or not.

Buick Regal vs. 101 North Median at Oyster Point After Short Chase – What’s in the Trunk?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Intern* Contributor  Exploited Lackey “Wonder Mike” Sanchez sends in this shot of the aftermath of a crazy car chase on 101 North near Oyster Point during yesterday’s evening rush through South San Francisco.

I was hoping to see a C*O*P*S*-worthy haul of illicit drugs to be visible but the contents appear to be gym clothes.

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Oh well.

*Calling an unpaid worker an “intern” is a good way for somewhat naive Pajama Editors to get in hot water with the Department of Labor. Sooner or later.

Buick Portholes on a Lexus Sedan in San Francisco

Friday, June 13th, 2008

It used to be you had to order a Buick to get Ventiport portholes on the side of your front fenders.

No longer


In the words of Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lechter, what could be more inappropriate?

SUV-Driving Obama Supporter Gets the Boot in San Francisco

Monday, April 14th, 2008

The phrase getting the boot can mean a few different things. In San Francisco, the primary definition relates to your car getting a big yellow Denver Boot. You can see it attached to the front left wheel of this aging Range Rover Classic SUV. Why would the authoritahs pick on you this way? Well, not paying five or more parking tickets is one good reason.

The scene below was reason enough for Flickr contributor permanently scatterbrained to change his vote to Mike Huckabee: 

Well, someone just lost my vote. Not only are these liberal thugs flaunting basic local traffic laws, but they’re doing so in a gas-guzzling, terrorist-enabling SUV behemoth that’s not even American made. Huckabee ’08! 


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In defence of the operator of this vehicle, Obamamania has infected the entire Bay Area, so paying those pesky and expensive $50 parking tickets issued by DPT (or MTA or whatever they call themselves this month) might seem to many like a chore worth putting off.

Also while it’s true this vehicle was made in merrie olde Englande, it has a Buick engine (mas o menos) and maybe even a Chrysler transmission, so factor that in before you start the hatin’.

And, what looks like red paint on the curb is actually indicates a “pink zone” where some people park without fear of getting ticketed. Take a look at the very same curb here on MapJack. See? The red zone starts at the stop sign, don’t you think?

So, things aren’t as bad as they seem in this photo.  Let’s have a little sympathy for this youthful supporter of the next president(?) of the United States!