Posts Tagged ‘car’

Aging Toyota Starlet Ventures Out Amongst Real Cars

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Rear Wheel Drive, baby!

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Ergo, a collectible car these days

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MINI COUNTRYMAN –> MINI COUNTRYWOMAN

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Clever girl:

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Scotland has TESSIE, Frisco has TEZZI, a Tech Bro’s Tesla Model S

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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Impress _Your_ PCO with Creative Mounting of Your Annual Residential Parking Permit Decal – Like This

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

How low, how low can you go?

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Twin Peaks Update: How Things Look Since the Most Recent Murder and Before the Nighttime Road Shutdown

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Well, here’s your background – just keep reading down.

Photographer Ed French was killed in July 2017.

And here’s the latest:

SF Leaders Consider Proposal to Close Twin Peaks at Nighttime – By Terry McSweeney

(Of course, people would still go up atop Twin Peaks, but not with their cars, so that would certainly lower the SFPD / RPD workload.)

Impressions: Sunrise

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Here’s where one of the gates could go, on Twin Peaks Blvd. The 30 MPH speed limit seems a tad on the high side, but there you go:

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And here’s where the SFPD hangs out – you can pretty much see everybody who comes and goes from this spot:

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And here’s your greeting these days:

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Repeating endlessly:

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Speaking of which, here’s your broken auto glass report. I think I saw strong evidence of at least three break-ins last time I was up there:

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And:

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And:

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This is quite an improvement from earlier this summer, when all the broken glass really stood out on the newly laid macadam. So a rate of about 1000 break ins per year has dropped a lot, due to the heightened SFPD presence.

The popo aren’t up there now as much as in August 2017, but they’re still up there.

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As are your shutterbugs:

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All over, actually:

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Hey, did this woman sleep overnight on the less-trafficked, “car-free” side of this hill? IDK. She looked like a sleepyhead when I saw her one morning:

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So there you have it. I can understand why it’s easier for SFGov to just throw its hands up and say, “Screw it, let’s put up some gates on TPB.”

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As for whether that’s the best course of action, well, that’s up to you, Gentle Reader.

A Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, Bro-Ham – As Seen in The Richmond

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Fleetwood, up to no good:

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Proper

Lyft Driver vs. (Car-Free) Sunday Streets

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Not sure how dude managed to get himself smack dab in the middle of Sunday Streets Western Addition 2017, but here he is, with a few WTF stares and at least one whatsamatteryou hand gesture:

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And then more gesturing, as seen with this official Volunteer, and dude was off up Baker, which I think was his goal from the beginning:

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(I should say that this amount of yelling and whatnot is a lot mellower than when out-of-town drivers saw a Critical Mass Friday night bicycle parade for the first time, like on Market, back in the day…)

Anyway, that’s how a Lyft driver reacts upon seeing a Sunday Streets for the first time.

The Ugliest American-Made Car Made Today: Presenting the VPG MV-1, a Ford-Like Taxi in Daly City from Indiana

Monday, September 11th, 2017

All the deets:

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Buy the taxi version, like this (white) Serra Yellow Cab – just $57k.

They tried to make it sporty, but something like an old-school Honda Element would have been a better approach IMO. It’s the rear styling of the MV1 what bugs me. But only a little!

Anyway, it looks like the way a four year old would draw a van, so there’s that.

In conclusion, I saw an ugly vehicle and here it is.

Faded Glory: 42 Years of Life Have Taken a Toll on This Mercedes Benz in The Richmond – $3000 for Starters

Friday, September 1st, 2017

This ride came with five stars – one above the radiator as ornamentation for the hood (echoing the time when a three-pointed star was part of the cap for the radiator) and four on the standard-issue dog dish hubcaps. Three are gone now, long gone. Oh well, not all used cars can be perfect

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Car Piñata: A Good Place for Your Gas Money, for When You Really Need It

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

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