Archive for the ‘Roadside Americana’ Category

Porsche spotting in Berkeley CA

December 26, 2012

DSCN7789_23427XmasWeekBerDec16 Porche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spotted this “bathtub” Porsche in Berkeley CA right before Xmas, so we took a photo.

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More from the Coolpix

December 26, 2012

DSCN7797_23435LavaliteBerDec22 Mustang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeing this Ford Mustang in Berkeley recently we wondered:  Aren’t we seeing more 1965 Mustangs on the road these days than were actually made back then?  How could that be?

December 22, 2012

DSCN7783_23421XmasWeekBerDec16 Hello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only way we can figure out to “collect” slap art is to take photos.  Do any art dealers sell slap art?  If so, who, where?  Posting may be restricted during the next few days when our source to the Internets may be severely restricted.

 

Car-spotter’s delight

December 3, 2012

Ford coupe long shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We came across this shot of a car we spotted in Pasadena CA about three years ago whilst we were looking for a photo to run with our next column for Smirking Chimp, Op Ed News, and Bartcop blog section.  We won’t use this with the column . . . but we will post it here for car spotting fans just because it’s not every day you see a beauty like this.  (Yes we did see our share of Deuces in Pasadena.)

Red ford front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As they say in Canada, beauty, eh?

Red ford rear

Trolly spoting in Frisco

August 29, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note SF’s Ferry Building in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read all about it!  This sign tells all about car no. 1061

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This explains SF’s PCC cars program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This shot may make the sign more legible?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This shot was taken at Market and Van Ness.

 

 

Red Flower

July 28, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This red flower thingie has been on display in San Francisco CA recently.  On bright sunny days it makes for good color photos.  Why, oh why did they have to make Kodachrome obsolete?

Encounter with the 7 cees bus

January 6, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We met the folks from the 7 cees bus today in Berkeley CA.  We will post this photo now because we will probably use it with the column for the Smirking Chimp which will be posted in the blog section on Friday.

For more about these artists from Wisconsin click to their site

http://www.7cees.org/

 

Good eats + German C&W Music

December 23, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign in San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch stop in San Francisco

We noticed that the lunch truck food fad is going strong in San Francisco.  We also noticed that their sign reminded us of our favorite German Country and Western band.

What?  You didn’t know?

Which?  That there are good eats in SF or that there is Country and Western music in Germany?

 

Car-spotting in San Francisco

December 17, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deuce was spotted in San Francisco on walk taken Friday December 15, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new exhibit at the Beat Museum will be mentioned in my Year-in-Review column which will be posted Sunday afternoon (I hope!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This trailer was on a tour of the USA for a beer company.  We’ll try to give them a better plug in a future column that will be posted in the usual places.

 

Bus-spotting in Venice CA

December 11, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus seen on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back of the bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we spotted this bus from the Sea Shepherd organization

http://www.seashepherd.org/

on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice CA, we took a photo for bus-spotting fans.