Posts Tagged ‘Mercedes’

BOOM! An Unkempt Eucalyptus Tree vs. a Mercedes Benz and a Volvo in the Panhandle

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Nothing immediately obvious:

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There’s this note from SFGov…

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But you know, looks normal:

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Except for this:

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And this:

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Myself, I don’t know why we have euc trees in the Panhandle.

Maybe one of them will kill me someday.

(Avenge my death. Avenge me, you know, if you feel like it.)

An Aging Mercedes that Smells Like French Fries – Must be a Veggie Burner

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Perhaps that would explain the stuff on the rear, but I’m no expert:

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In any event, a good, cautious driver on the streets of San Francisco…

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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The Cleanest 1983 Mercedes Benz W123 240D You’ll Ever See – 67 Horsepower Never Looked So Good

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

I’m not suggesting that this beast runs clean, oh no. Its NOx emissions must be through the roof.

But look, it has its original hood ornament star. And four dog dish hubcaps painted to match

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And best of all, It Still Runs

This Man Wears a Lot of Hats in Frisco

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

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Heckflosse! – This is What the 1950’s (or 1960’s) Looked Like – Woman Drives Past DMV in Mercedes 220S Fintail

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

I’m thinking both the DMV and this W-111 fintail MB both are from the early 1960’s…

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…but they might have been birthed at the the end of the 1950’s, IDK.

Anyway, as seen in 2017, and our 3-star rated DMV is still going strong, despite all those plans for hated Redevelopment. In fact, both this ride and this building outlasted the Redevelopment Commish itself, go figure. (And ask me and I’ll tell you how to pass the behind-the-wheel test, as I’ve told so many others, at Frisco’s solitary DMV. (Oh, your friend told you Daly City DMV has an easier test? Well, your friend is a LIAR!) There’s no trick to it, there’s just One Simple Trick.)

Mercedes McQueen – What a Friendly Car

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Courtesy of Disney Pixar

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MARXIST MOTORSPORT, Western Addition

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

More legible photos here

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Sadly, the Che sticker has gone missing.

Yours, in struggle.

SAME OLD STORY: Big Mercedes Double Parked on Market Street

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Someday I’ll ride one of these big heavy bikes, definitely for 30 minutes or less though…

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(BABS / Ford doesn’t care what you think about BABS, not really. It will give you half your money back if you get confused by its marketing and end up getting charged ten times more than you thought you would, IF you contact them about your experience, so there’s that…)

The Bridge Toll-Evading Mercedes Benz and BMW Owners of Frisco

Friday, September 30th, 2016

(I didn’t take most of these particular shots.)

Anywho, what do we see here – do we see the three parked cars of the occupants of one unit of housing all carousing about license plate-free on the Streets of San Francisco?

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I think so.

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Are these people pulling a Steve Jobs? Are they driving registered vehicles hither and yon with one or two DMV plates in the trunk, you know, waiting to get pulled over by the popo and then it will be, what, “Oh, I’ve been meaning to put those things on my car. The dealership says I need a special bracket, or something” or something like that?

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I’ll tell you, the reason why the owners of Italian exoticars drive about California without proper California registration and insurance is because of the crushing “use taxes” they would have to pay otherwise. So your expensive, impractical weekend car might cost you $10K or $20K just for CA registration for the first year and then many thousands per year for years after that. So you end up seeing people using Oregon plates or Nevada plates or Montana plates or whatever.

But OTOH, the reason why owners of German luxocars don’t have the plates what DMV sent them mounted front and rear, just speculating here, are:

  1. Eurocars aren’t made with tall square-ish American license plates in mind, so you might need a special bracket to mount them, and even though dealers are obligated to provide them…
  2. After they break, due to their Mickey Mouse construction, drivers don’t want to replace them due to…
  3. Car owners thinking that ugly U.S.-style plates mar the good looks of their Euro rides, and…

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4. Bridge Toll Evasion

(Hey, what if you have just the back license plate on your car – do the Golden Gate Bridge people take images of you car from the back as well? IDK.)

Anyway, the best example of this would be a German car owner who improperly asked for a handicapped placard and was improperly given one by a chiropractor and then uses that placard to park for free all day long at an SFMTA parking meter in Frisco, say someplace close to the Financh but not too close, maybe by that Safeway on Washington BUT ALSO doesn’t have license plates mounted in order to evade the $6.50 daily Golden Gate Bridge toll BUT ALSO has an insidery CHP 11-99 Foundation license plate holder so that the CHP officer who pulls you over already knows that you’ve personally given thousands of dollars to the families of CHP officers so s/he will go easy on you “this time” for speeding on the 101 without license plates BUT ALSO has been doing this for years and years.

You know, something like this:

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After all, you’re special.

So very special

It wasn’t that I didn’t try
It’s not the kind of thing, that you buy
Written in my destiny
Life is but a dream
Covered by the sky
Stop saying that you’re calling time
Look at your life before you start on mine
I’m not the kind of person that you need
I’m sick of trying
I mean that it’s over

It was always special
It was like water down the drain
I’m intoxicated
Every time I hear your name
I try to remember
But nothing is the same
It was always special
it was like water down the drain

Patiently you wait for me
You’re so blind
I thought it couldn’t be
Then changed my mind
Drowning in the endless sea
Line all those lines
The traces of your memory
Don’t belong with mine