Monday, November 19, 2012

Color Coordinating in San Francisco

Think your truck is big and impressive? I bet it's not as big and impressive as this Chevrolet Apache I spotted parked in San Francisco's West Portal neighborhood today. And I bet your truck isn't color-coordinated with your house.


  1. When I lived in SF, someone parking their vehicle on the sidewalk would have earned a ticket every day. They must be slacking off.

  2. Oh Gordon, you been out of Flint too long if you actually believe there aren't hundreds of examples color-coordinated house/car combos in Flint. Need I remind you the city's official colors are teal and rust? Furthermore, there are more than a few blackened, burnt-out autos sitting in front blackened, burnt-out buildings.


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