Posts Tagged ‘ss’

Fourth-Generation Chevy Impala Super Sport with Turbo Fire 327 on Haight Street

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Sadly, you didn’t get a turbo included with the “Turbo Fire” 327 V-8.

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Oh well.

Someday I’ll Own a Car That Requires a “Please Don’t Touch” Sign 24-7: Chevy Chevelle SS 386 on Geary

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Isn’t it boss?

The homemade sign is on the dash, for tout le monde to see:

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Condoleezza Rice to Speak at the Commonwealth Club on October 18th – New Book: “Extraordinary, Ordinary People”

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condy Rice is coming to town on October 18th, 2010, so mark your calendars.

You already know what she looks like, but have you seen her oil tanker? From back in the day. before Chevron changed the name to Altair Voyager:

All the deets:

The Commonwealth Club -the nation’s premier public affairs forum
SPEAKER:    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
TITLE:           Rice Family Memoir:  The Childhood That Shaped a Political Career
DATE:            Monday, October 18, 2010
TIME:            11 a.m. Check-in, Noon Program, 1 p.m. Book Signing
PLACE:         Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California St., San Francisco
PRICE:          $15 Members, $30 Non-members, $7 Students
Premium including copy of Rice’s book and seating in first few rows is
$60 Members, $80 Non-members
ALSO KNOW:  Attendees may be subject to search.  Underwritten by the Koret Foundation.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the first African-American woman to hold this title, will provide a rare glimpse at the life experiences that have shaped her world outlook and will give her views on current issues.  It is Rice’s first public appearance since the publication of her latest book, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family.
The Stanford University political science professor and Hoover Institution senior fellow will recount her childhood memories growing up in the 1950s in segregated Alabama surrounded by racism, and in the 1960s when she saw friends lose their lives to the violence and bloodshed of the era.
Rice will also discuss the people and experiences that have guided her on her path to occupying one of the nation’s highest offices.  When she became the 66th Secretary of State in 2004, Rice pioneered a policy called “Transformational Diplomacy” which sought to build democracy, particularly in the Middle East.
In 2001, George W. Bush appointed Rice the first female National Security Adviser.  In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Integrated Training in the Military.  In 1989, she became director of Soviet and East European affairs with the National Security Council and special assistant to George Bush during the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
In 1993, she was the first African American woman to become a Stanford provost, a post she held to 1999.  Rice earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Denver, a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame; and Ph.D. from the University of Denver.

Exxon Gettyburg Leaving Our Doomed Ghost Fleet – A Clean-Up in S.F. and then Death

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

If the Gettysburg (nee Exxon Gettysburg, nee Esso Gettysburg) were a little more historical then maybe she’d be getting better treatment, maybe she’d be getting turned into a floating museum ‘n stuff. But as it stands, she’s marked for death and destined for Hell.  

Seems the U.S. Department of Defense and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) just had her plucked from the Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet (aka the Ghost Fleet) and sent to San Francisco for a makeover. It’s an ongoing thing – you can see this former supertanker sitting in drydock down at Pier 70 these days while she gets a thorough cleaning from BAE Systems.

See? Hello San Francisco, good-bye marine growth and loose exterior paint!

And then she’ll get towed under our famous bridges and down through the Panama Canal and then to Texas. It’ll be her last trip ever.  

Can you see the Dos Equis on the side of the ship? Those X’es stand for Exxon, right? Yes, as in Exxon Gettysburg

Oh well. She was a BFD back in the day, back in 1957 anyway.

How Not to Park Your Chevy Impala SS on the Sidewalks of San Francisco

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Of course you all already know about the 1994-1996 Chevrolet Impala SS General Monkeybusiness B-Body. This one here impresses not with the size of the wheels fitted underneath, but with the sheer parking audacity of completely blocking a fairly wide sidewalk in broad daylight.

What’s stopping somebody from calling 415-553-1200 (dispatch – blocked driveways, sidewalks, etc.) or 311? Nothing, that’s why this parking strategy isn’t sustainable, that’s why drivers generally don’t make a habit of doing this kind of thing. (Personally, it’s not my style to dial, but for some people, it is – see below)

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I would agree that it’s probably no picnic trying to park an 18-foot-long vehicle at night on the Streets of San Francisco, but your ride will eventaully get vandalized, ticketed, towed, whatever, depending on the neighborhood. For example, the evening dog walkers of Specific Whites Pacific Heights all have DPT’s phone numbers preprogrammed into their cellies. They’re simply waiting to see something like this blocking their path.

Just saying.

Can Your Chevy Impala SS Handle 26 Inch Wheels? Well, This One Can

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Of course, a few adjustments were necessary…