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Brave Euros Lie in Wait for the Google Maps Car – A Chase Down the Street in Full Snorkel Gear – Poor Google!Monday, July 25th, 2011
Do Euros really sit around in snorkel gear just waiting for the Google Maps car to show up?
Check it out – a few shots earlier, you can see them reading the paper while waiting in folding chairs. Then the chase begins:
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Well, it’s better to have playfully irate frogmen after you than the Federal police…
Just look at the details:
As seen on Fell Street. Click to expand.
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.
You might think that because you live in San Francisco, you don’t need a four foot long plastic snorkel on your vehicle. But an urban snorkel mounted on the side of your Jeep would just look so boss, wouldn’t it? Plus, you can save on bridge tolls.
This Jeep, spotted in the Richmond, is from Hermanos Albera in the Mission – ask and maybe they’ll install one for you?