Monday, December 12, 2011

Ghosts of Flint in San Francisco

I saw this old Chevy with an industrial background today on Florida Street near 16th on my way to lunch. It reminded me of Flint.

Having grown up in Flint during the golden age of customized vans, I was duly impressed when I spotted this gem parked on the western slope of Bernal Heights this weekend.


  1. I love that first photo, it reminds me of so many 80's movies!

  2. Or that one which they based that Will Smith movie on. I am legend or something.


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