Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco International Car Show’

53rd Annual International Auto Show a Huge Success in 2010

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

It’s the 53rd San Francisco International Auto Show!

No matter, our Academy of Art University is going all out at this show, as per usual.

Here’s a ’59 Eldo Caddy – it’s your Best in Show:

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And they’re open Thanksgiving all day, for better or worse.

The 53rd San Francisco International
Auto Show
DATE: Nov. 20 — Nov. 28, 2010
SHOW TIMES: 10 AM — 10 PM (Nov. 20 – Nov. 27)
10 AM — 8 PM (Nov. 28)
ADMISSION: $9.00. Children 12-and-under are free with an adult.

And car show babes have been banned forever in the 415, it would appear. Oh well.

Things were different back in the 20th century:


Christina Applegateyou gotta put me on/

“Academy of Art University Classic Cars

Academy of Art University is proud to be part of the 53rd Annual San Francisco International Auto Show. We are excited to present “Timeless Classics” a selection of automobiles from the 1920’s-1960’s with 37 cars that represent the Elegance, Style, Craftsmanship, Technology and Innovative spirit of each era. This collection is primarily used for student reference in our School of Industrial Design. Also on view is the Academy of Art University Traveling Show, showcasing the best student work from each one of our 16 majors.

With more than 16,000 students, Academy of Art University is the nation’s largest private art and design university. Established in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BA, BFA, MA, M.Arch and MFA programs in 16 different majors, as well as continuing art education, with classes in Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Fashion, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music for Visual Media, Photography and Web Design & New Media. Art Education is the school’s newest major, offering BFA and MA degrees. Students can also enroll in flexible online degree programs in most majors.

Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA-IAD) and NAAB (M-ARCH).

For more information, visit or call 1-800-544-2787.”

The Vanishing Car Show Babes of the San Francisco International Auto Show

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Just as San Francisco has experienced the demise of construction workers, it’s also lost its car show model babes. Things just aren’t what they used to be at the San Francisco International Auto Show, for whatever reason.

Maybe in Europe or Asia they still have something like the Bundy Bounce, but you’re not going to find anything like that at the big family-oriented car show in San Francisco, longstanding stereotypes of car shows notwithstanding. FYI.

Here’s what’s left of that bygone era.

The continuously-improving Kaizen-ettes (改善ettes – Jordan, Marisa and Laura) sing the praises of this 2010 Toyota Prius:


Chatting about a huge Dodge pick-em-up:

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Talking to no one at all about the Chrysler 300 sedan:


That’s it.

Also, no beefcake (beefcake!). Maybe they had something like that ten years ago, but not anymore.

Christina Applegate, you gotta put me on/


Photos of the 2009 San Francisco International Auto Show at Moscone Center

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

The 52nd Annual San Francisco International Auto Show continues ’til Wednesday, December 2nd down at Moscone Center. It’s eight bucks, why not check it out?

The joint is sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle – here are their photos from Wednesday night. And here’s an annotated gallery from Ryan W over at Yelp. And here are the babes.

A family decision – to buy the new Lexus hybrid or not. Click to expand:

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A passionate pink Smart Car Four-Two Passion:


The Scions look like Matchbox Cars, right?


A fabled four-door Porsche Panamera – the California Highway Patrol must have been high on the waiting list


Hands up – who here has a Lexus? The SEMA boys painted this IS350 using the flattest finish known to Man. That’s not primer, it’s paint:

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I think the South Koreans are arriving a little late at the boaty chromed-up car party, but anyway, here’s your giant 2010 Hyundai Equus – ask about their bullet-proof model:

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A woody Mini Clubman station wagon, of course:


Honda makes jets? Sort of, with a little help from GE. Buy your HondaJet HA420 starting in 2011:


And here’s your new Piaggio tricycle scooter – ask about their hybrid model:


And that’s your San Francisco International Car Show for 2009.

All the models, after the jump.