Posts Tagged ‘coupe’

Mini Coupé Reassuringly States That It’s “Actual Size”

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

That’s what the text above the rear wheel says, LOL:

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Word on the Street: “California NSOLVNT” – If I Were an SFMTA MUNI DPT PCO, I Think Twice Before Ticketing This Mitsu

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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The World’s Slowest Two-Seat Sports Car Spotted in the Richmond: Mercedes Benz 230SL W113 Pagoda Roof

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Here it is:

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If Your Mercedes Only Has One Star Up Front, Why Not Just Add Another? This Isn’t Cheesy At All!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Upon further review, this kind of thing is cheesy.

Generally, sedans get the silver hood ornament (which evolved from last century’s external radiator cap) and coupes get the grill ornament, but there’s nothing stopping you from having both, I s’pose:

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San Francisco is Italian Car Paradise: Alfa and Lambo

Monday, December 10th, 2012

See?

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The New Mini Coupes are Here! The New Mini Coupes are Here! Get Used to the New R58 “Coupers”

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Like this one:

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It weighs half as much as my old Land Cruiser but it can carry only a quarter as many people. Mmmmm….

Blue Wheels, Orange Bike, Red Hat, Yellow Post, Red Curb, 4 Embarcadero

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

A follow-up to Blue Impala, Red Curb, 4 Embarcadero:

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Blue Impala, Red Curb, 4 Embarcadero Center

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Rolling in my Eight-One:

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Or something…

The 2011 San Francisco International Auto Show at Huge Success at Moscone Center – Mini Cooper Coupe, Scion IQ

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Our San Francisco International Auto Show runs through Sunday, November 27th, 2011 down at Moscone Center.

See hundreds of photos of this year’s show courtesy of Eric Broder Van Dyke.

That’s Fisker Automotive down there on the left. They make the Karma hybrid car. (Half a decade ago, Fisker competitor Tesla Automotive had this very space, but they’ve run into trouble since then and they were nowhere to be seen in 2011):  

This is the second thing you’ll see as you descend from Howard Street:

From the Academy of Art University (“the Art School of Art Schools”) collection:

Isn’t it cute?

It’s a 1959 Autobiancho Bianchina Transformabile, “the rich man’s Fiat 500.”

Lot’s of nostalgia on hand this year, as per usual:

Classic 1965 Ford Mustang pool table with working headlights:

Here’s your Best in Show #1, the 2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe:

All the deets:

A huge Nissan something or other:

The American Pride Camaro:

Here’s the Aftermarket Avenue. Why would you need even one flat panel TV in your trunk?

Oh look, Tesla Automotive makes gasoline-powered cars now! These Lotus cars are shorter and lighter than those failed Tesla Roadsters, so handling is probably much better. Oh, they’re a lot cheaper to boot:

Does your Rolls Royce convertible have suicide doors? If not, why not?

Toyota will slam your Prius hybrid these days. What’s next, a factory chop and channel job?

And here’s your other Best in Show, the Scion IQ 3+1. That 3+1 means that the seat behind the driver has zero legroom, basically, but the seat behind the front passenger is roomy owing to the front passenger seat being mounted closer to the windshield than the driver’s seat. Check it:

See you there!

The Worst TV Commercial in History: Maserati’s “We Can Do Anything” – Plus, Why Does Maserati Mom Look So Sad?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

First up is Maserati Mom of the SoMA / FiDi.

Always looking glum, always stuck in traffic, always sitting in her expensive italian vasca da bagno peering over the top of the door: 

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Oh well.

That’s some local flava, but this next one is international in scope.

I couldn’t make it through the whole thing. I challenge you, right now.

The part starting at around :51 is particularly egregious.

I cry foul:

WTF, Maserati?

This tune would have been much better – just change Lamborghini to Maserati and you’re done…