Archive for September, 2009

Escape from Alameda! ! !

September 28, 2009



A gathering of ArtCars in Berkeley on Sunday, September 27, 2009, was a strong enough lure to get this car to leave Alameda.

Hey, hey, LBJ, how many educations did you kill today?

September 25, 2009



On Thursday, September 24, 2009, students at UCB (Berkeley) held a rally supporting the teachers’ walkout over budget cuts.  The protest rally was held at Sproul Plaza which was the scene for many famous Free Speech rallies in the Sixties.  The times they are a changing!

Many moons ago

September 25, 2009





cropped horizontal desert car

What do you mean that years from now millions of people will see this snapshot on the Internets?

Car-spotting in snapshots

September 25, 2009

Bonnie Clyde and BonniwI’d take the coupe on the far left.

Re-do of the Model A snowmobile

September 23, 2009

second snowmobile

Spring 1942

September 23, 2009

New copySecond attempt to save this image titled “Spring 1942.”  What ship was it where the photo was taken?  Where was she going?  Running away from the war or to somebody?

Car-spotting at the Beat Museum

September 20, 2009



This 1941 Pontiac was seen while visiting the Beat Museum in San Francisco on Saturday Sept. 19. 2009.

We will write a column about visiting the Beat Museum last October and again this September for our next Weekend column for the Smirking Chimp.

We love the Beat Museum.

Edsel-spotting in San Francisco

September 20, 2009



This car (an Edsel which we think is a 1958) was seen in San Francisco on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009

while we were searching for Burritt Street.

Model A snow-mobile

September 11, 2009

picWe came across this snapshot of a Model A snow-tractor at a flea market in Berkeley and we just had to have it.

We’d love to get a comment from anyone who has any knowledge about this vehicle.

Low-rider makes movie in Marina del Rey

September 9, 2009


This low-rider style Chevy was spotted on the morning of September 9, 2009 on Washington in the Marina doing some scenes for a movie which was tenatively titled “Valentine’s Day.”