Friday, September 30, 2011

San Francisco Street Sighting - 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria

I'm hit or miss on the majority of vehicles - sometimes I only like one model year of a particular car because it has just the right combination of styling, features, dash design, whatever. For example, the 2004 Pontiac Vibe. I liked the '04 model because it had white gauge numerals instead of red. I already liked the new-for-'03 body style, but hated the gauges. In 2005 it was facelifted and I never liked it again.
You may be saying that has nothing to do with the 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 pictured below, but it's more relevant than you might think. I've been called a Ford fanboy, and in some cases it's true. However I don't fawn over every Blue Oval creation, and have been particularly ambivalent about the 1959 Fords.

Monday, September 26, 2011

San Francisco Street Sighting - 1971 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super

Rounding out this week's Alfa series is a Giulia Super sedan. I'll admit it, this is one of the most baffling cars I've ever tried to date, aside from the Citroen Traction Avant. Produced from 1962 to 1978, the Alfa Romeo Giulia used to be common as dirt in Italy. Even in San Francisco where old import cars number in the dozens, you can still find one every now and then. I got lucky while walking to one of my classes one day, and found this tan Giulia Super parked in front of a bike shop.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

San Francisco Street Sighting - 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider

Second in this week's Alfa series is a 1967 Spider. Normally I resist photographing Alfa Spiders unless they're something really special. Most are the common 1980s models that are usually beaten half to death and look like something from a Top Gear Cheap Car Challenge. And if they aren't, I just don't bother looking twice. Don't get me wrong, they're undoubtedly fun little enthusiast cars. So is a Miata, and I don't normally photograph those either.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

San Francisco Street Sighting - 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV

I've probably been playing too much Grand Theft Auto IV, but I've also been spoiled for choice when browsing my archives trying to pick a car to feature. So I'll take a leaf from Brucie Kibbutz's book and be genetically different, baby. ALPHA. Or Alfa, even.

This week, let's look at some Alfa Romeos.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

California Streets Mega List: 1900-1959

The California Streets List : 1900-1959
Click any picture below to view the vehicle's feature post.

1960 to present day vehicles can be found here.

1919 Ford Model T Touring Car1920 Ford Model T Touring Car1929 Packard Model 640 Custom Eight Roadster1930 Chevrolet 3 Window Coupe1930 Ford Model A Rumble Seat Coupe1931 Ford Model A Pickup1931 Ford Model A Pickup1932 Cadillac 452B V-16 Dual Cowl Phaeton1932 Ford V8 Roadster1934 Chevrolet 3-Window Coupe1934 Ford V8 Pickup1934 MG PA Midget1935 Plymouth PJ Deluxe Touring Sedan1936 Ford V8 Pickup1937 Ford Fordor Touring Sedan1937 Ford V8 Coupe1937 Packard 120-C Convertible Coupe 1937 Plymouth P4 DeLuxe Touring Sedan1938 Dodge Brothers Fire Truck1939 Ford V8 Panel Truck1939 GMC AC 1-1/2 Ton Stakebed1939 Nash Lafayette1939 Plymouth P7 Roadking1940 Buick Model 81C Limited Convertible Phaeton1940 Ford DeLuxe V8 Coupe1940 Ford Truck1941 Dodge D-19 Luxury Liner1941 Dodge D-19 Luxury Liner1941 Packard One-Twenty convertible1941 White Super Power Fire Truck1942 Buick Special Series 40A Touring Sedan1943 Dodge WC-52 pickup1946 Chevrolet 1-1/2 Ton Flatbed Truck1946 Chevrolet Stakebed Truck 1946 Dodge Power Wagon 1946 Ford Super DeLuxe Custom1947 Cadillac Series 60 Special Fleetwood1947 Ford Super DeLuxe V8 Fordor1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1947 Studebaker M-5 Coupe Express pickup1948 Buick Super Sedanet1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban1948 Ford F-1 Pickup1948 Ford Super DeLuxe V8 Coupe1948 Oldsmobile Dynamic 881948 Pontiac DeLuxe Torpedo Convertible1949 Ford Tudor1949 Kaiser Traveler1949 Packard Standard Eight1949 Studebaker 2R5 Truck1950 Chevrolet 3100 pickup1950 Dodge B-2B pickup 1950 Dodge Wayfarer Sportabout 1950 Hudson Commodore 61950 Plymouth DeLuxe sedan1950 Plymouth DeLuxe Suburban1950 Studebaker Champion1951 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible1951 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe 1951 Dodge Coronet 1951 International Harvester L-110 pickup1951 Mercury Sport Sedan 1951 Plymouth Concord 1951 Pontiac Chieftain DeLuxe 1951 Pontiac Eight 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe1952 Chrysler New Yorker1952 Citro├źn 11CV Traction Avant1952 Dodge B-2B Pickup1952 Ford F-1 Pickup1952 Hudson Wasp1952 Kaiser DeLuxe1952 Kaiser Manhattan1953 Dodge Coronet1953 Ford Customline Tudor1953 Hudson Hornet1953 MG TD Roadster1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner1954 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 Special1954 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup 1954 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup 1954 Chevrolet One-Fifty Handyman1954 Ford Crestline Victoria1954 Ford Customline Tudor Sedan1954 Ford F-100 Pickup1954 Ford Mainline Fordor Sedan1954 Hudson Hornet Special1954 MG TF Roadster1954 Pontiac Chieftain1954 Studebaker Commander1955 Austin A135 Princess Limousine1955 Cadillac Series 621955 Chevrolet Bel Air1955 Chevrolet Bel Air1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe1955 Chevrolet One-Fifty Handyman1955 Chevrolet Two-Ten1955 Chevrolet Two-Ten Sedan 1955 Dodge Royal 1955 Ford F-100 pickup1955 Morris Minor Series II1955 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday1955 Pontiac Chieftain 8601956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe1956 Chevrolet Corvette1956 Chevrolet Nomad1956 Chevrolet Two-Ten Sedan1956 Chrysler Windsor 250 Wagon1956 Continental Mark II1956 Ford Customline Tudor Sedan1956 Ford F-100 Custom Cab pickup1956 Ford F-100 pickup1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria1956 Ford Thunderbird1956 Ford Thunderbird 1956 Imperial Southampton1956 International Harvester SM-120 Metro Van1956 Mercury Montclair1956 Nash Metropolitan 1500 Convertible1956 Packard Four Hundred1956 Packard Patrician1956 Seagrave 70th Anniversary Series 1000-300 Fire Truck1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk1956 Studebaker President1957 Austin-Healey 100-6 Roadster1957 Berkeley Sports1957 Cadillac Sedan DeVille1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan1957 Chrysler New Yorker1957 Chrysler Windsor1957 Fiat 600 Multipla1957 Ford Thunderbird 1957 GMC 100 Pickup 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Ponton (W180) 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 1958 Buick Century Riviera 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air1958 Chevrolet Impala1958 DeSoto Adventurer1958 DeSoto Fireflite1958 Dodge Custom Royal Regal Lancer D-5001958 Edsel Corsair1958 Ford Custom 300 Business Sedan1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Victoria1958 Hillman Husky Series I1958 Mercedes-Benz 300d Automatic1958 Mercury Monterey1958 Nash Metropolitan 1500 Series III1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe 1958 Packard Hawk1958 Plymouth Plaza Silver Special1958 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia1959 Beardmore Paramount Taxi1959 Chevrolet Brookwood1959 Chevrolet El Camino1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan1959 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman1959 Dodge Coronet Lancer1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria1959 Mercury Monterey Cruiser1959 Mercury Park Lane Cruiser1959 Panhard Dyna Z16 Grand Standing1959 Peugeot 4031959 Plymouth Fury1959 Plymouth Savoy 1959 Pontiac Bonneville Vista 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 1959 Singer Gazelle Series III