Posts Tagged ‘spyder’

“Barry Bonds” Catching Flies in the Presidio

Monday, November 10th, 2014

If you drive around long enough mouth agape in your look-at-me-I’m-Barry-Bonds-except-I’m-not-but-now-that-you’ve-mentioned-it-let-me-tell-you-about-x Audi* convertible, I’m sure that you’re going to get your fair share of flies squirming about your pie-hole.

It’s a lose-lose situation for both you and the fly. Hey, it’s Jersey Shore, West Coast. YOLO, Dude:

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(Hey, did Barry Bonds get a reputation rehab? News to me.)

In aggravation, this garish vehicle has no front license plate. Tsk tsk.

In mitigation, it appeared to be driven within the realm of reason, which is surprising considering it’s an exoticar in the 415.

Perhaps Dude will maintain that Barry Bonds lettering on the side of his ride until the next Giants Victory Parade, sure to come around the end of October 2016…

*So you buy and Audi but you didn’t actually want an Audi, so you black out the famous rings and also the trademark horse collar grill so people can’t tell it’s an Audi? OK fine. One assumes the Giants objected, or maybe Audi objected in some sort of appearance of a cross-license kind of deal?  

A New Look for SFPD Radio Cars? Aerodynamic Light Bars Make All the Difference

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Check out this SFPD prowler parked in the Funset District – groove on that funky, aerodynamic light bar on top.

Almost thought it was a fake from the filming of NBC’s horrible Trauma action/dramedy at first, but no, if you count the points on the big blue door star it comes up seven (and not eight) every time.  

Fake Michael Schumacher will have even less of a chance of evading Park Station the next time he drives his Ferrari F355 Spyder to Haight Ashbury for a pint or five.

Maybe our City is just trying out something new…

The BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster Three Wheel Motorcycle Visits San Francisco

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Here’s what you need – a Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc.Canadian-American Spyder Roadster, or BRP Can-Am Spyder for short, eh? If your Smart Car is too safe, and your stand-up tricycle too slow, then this $16,000 machine is the next logical step for you.   

Motor Trend seems to like it as does the BusinessWeek. Watch a test drive, why don’t you?

It’s new (sort of), and it’s you!

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SFPD vs. Yellow Ferrari F355 Spider on the Streets of Haight Ashbury

Friday, April 18th, 2008

[UPDATE: Welcome FerrariChat.com people! Hey, is this really you with the SFPD, Michael Podgorski?]

Those foot patrols certainly can’t handle everything as it took cops from at least three Ford Crown Victorias last night to handle the lengthy detention of this Fly Yellow (Ferrari Light Yellow aka Giallo Modena aka Giallo Modena) 355 Spyder and its driver near Ashbury Street in the Upper Haight section of San Francisco.

The driver looked exactly like Michael Schumacher what with his red Ferrari racing shirt (complete with logos from Marlboro, Shell, Vodafone, Bridgestone and Puma), red Ferrari baseball cap (that Schumi himself wears only after just winning a race) and, of course, Puma driving shoes.

Cold and windy Haight Ashbury gets less than its fair share of V8 “almost a Ferrari” convertibles driving around, so it’s not the greatest place to imitate the best living race car driver in world. We’ll just have to wait for the newsletter to see what the fuss was all about.

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