Posts Tagged ‘right hand drive’

If You Drive an English Tour Bus in Golden Gate Park, Feel Free to Use the Wrong Side of the Road

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

This open-top sightseeing bus in Golden Gate Park has its steering wheel on the wrong side, cause it was made in merry olde Englande at the British Leyland factory.

Normally that kind of set-up a pain, but it’s a bonus when you’re stalled on Martin Luther King, Jr due to congestion near Music Concourse Drive. Just pull into the other lane and hope that the drivers coming the other way notice.

If you ever get pulled over by the SFPD or the Park police for driving the wrong way, address all concerned as “gov’ner” and feel free to throw in the phrase “me lorry” as much as possible. “See here, Gov’ner, me lorry is right hand drive, so….”  That should get you off the hook.

Why waste your petrol waiting in line when you can just jump the queue?    

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Cheers!

“Surf Alaska” Land Cruiser Dude – San Francisco’s Hipster of the Year, 2009

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

An immaculate black FJ-40 Toyota Land Cruiser is the primary reason this Matrix Morpheus-looking dude just won SF HoTY ’09.

Just look at the details:

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Aging FJ-40 model (豊田 ランドクルーザー, Toyoda Rando-Kurūzā). Of course! Dude could buy a much newer Bland Cruiser (2009 price = $50k-something) instead of this (possibly amazingly expensive) torture box, but where’s the fun in that?

Alaska license plate: SURF. Of course! Our 50th state is the next frontier of surfing, don’t you know.

Right Hand Drive (RHD). Of course! Dude’s driving on the wrong side of the vehicle. Why? Why not?

Snorkel. Of course! Can you see the urban snorkel air intake standing up on the left side? Very handy when our streets are under five feet of water. Snorkle! Snorkle! Snorkle!

Original diesel engine. Of course! A Chevy small block would just drop right in, but where’s the fun in that?

No doors. Of course! How can people see your stylish shoes and socks with doors blocking the view?

The hat and the fogglasses (on a very dark summer day)  put him over the top. Nobody could possibly best this fellow, that’s why he’s San Francisco’s Hipster of the Year, 2009.