Posts Tagged ‘ford’

An Expensive Jaguar Sedan and the Inexpensive Ford I Always Mistake It For

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

It’s hard to be a baller when ppl think your ride is a stripper Ford.

Jag up front, doppelganger in the rear*

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I’ll tell you, in my day, Jaguars looked like Jaguars.

And that was the way we liked it.

*And we all know how painful that can be

If You Want to Park for Free on the Sidewalks of Market Street, Simply Put BART Posters in All Your Car Windows

Friday, March 20th, 2015

North, south, east, and west – the windows facing all directions had these big BART logos affixed:

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All the windows – so it’s like, oh, I’m going to park on the yellow brown brick road of Market, so time to start taping posters up?

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So who’s this, BART or a BART contractor?

Old SFPD Crown Vics Never Die, They Just Go OUT OF SERVICE

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

I don’t think this SFPD Ford Crown Victoria will be with us much longer:

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The funny thing is that I’ve been seeing a lot of civilianized former police cars on the streets of San Francisco and I can’t tell them from the merely out-of-service SFPD rides.

Anyway, all of the SFPD’s Crown Vics are not long for this world – they’re not going to get driven for decades the way some SFGov trucks are. No no, iconic Crown Vics, both the 80’s-style origami kind and the swoopier 90’s-style rounded kind, will soon be gone.

Last time I drove one was when Hertz gave me a “free” “upgrade” to a “premium” rent-a-car. It cost me more on gas, but you can’t say a Crown Vic is uncomfortable* to drive – it’s a barcalounger on wheels.

Soon enough, all our CV’s will be OOS.

*Unlike, say, the Toyota Camry “CE” stripper I rented one time. Yish.

Sanford & Son, 94117

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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Know Your Lesser Corporate Shuttle Buses: “SF Minibus” – SFMTA Code # 13 – White Ford Econoline Van in SoMA

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Rec and Park Turns a Ford Econoline Van into a Victorian Mansion – You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! – One Simple Trick!

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

At first glance, the “wrap” on this Golden Gate Park shuttle van allowed it to blend in with all the nearby Victorians. Imagine my surprise when I noticed it moving!

I was like, AHAHAHAHA … remarkable!

Boy, you got me good, RPD.

The Exact Wrong Way to Build a 15-Passenger Van – What GM Did Right and What Ford and Chrysler Did Wrong

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Here’s an old Chrysler van. Can you see the rear extension they simply tacked on to the end of the thing? See how they left the wheels in the same place as on the shorter 12-passenger version?

Bad form – a half-assed design on the cheap:

Check it:

The Ford design was to lengthen the body over the same frame as smaller vehicles. GM  increased the wheelbase. Safety experts feel the GM approach is the safer design.

And:

Passenger vans (Econoline Wagons/Club Wagons) could seat between two and 12 passengers, depending on the number of seats installed; standard-length wagons typically held two bench seats behind the driver. In 1978, a 15-passenger “Super Wagon” was introduced on the same wheelbase as the standard-length van, using a body extension added to the rear of the vehicle.

At the very least, you should load up people from the front on these rigs.

At the very least…

Aging Relic of the Upper Haight: This Ford Falcon Looks Nothing Like a Ford Falcon

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

To me, anyway:

Oh, Club Wagon – that’s the difference:

Tough to believe that this rig is a close cousin to a Ford Mustang, but it is.

This is an eight passenger vehicle, believe it or not.

Very cool.

Remembering the 1980’s – This is Exactly What It Looked Like – People Were Thinner, They Dressed Up, Drove Ford Fairmonts

Friday, April 4th, 2014

As seen in Civic Center, 2013:

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That’s not really a boxy Ford Fairmont, it’s a boxy Mustang* LX. I had me one, with the same dog-dish hubcaps, bought at police auction, 90,000 miles. Sold it back in the ’90’s. I dressed up more back then, I was thinner too.

Anyway, this guy is rolling 1980’s-style – he really stands out from the crowd when you see him. Look for him on Larkin.

*But both were Fox platform rides and basically the same thing. Engineers from GM called this Mustang “the best damn Ford Fairmont ever built,” you know, as an insult.

Bumper Sticker Tells All to “BUY AMERICAN!” – Except this Car was Hecho’ed en Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Isn’t it ironic?

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Don’tcha think?

Oh Nativists, will you ever win?