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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lorolr, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. lorolr
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    Planning a trip to San Francisco soon. Have any recommendations for traditional rod places to visit? Shops, museums, junkyards, etc. Thanks.
     
  2. blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

  3. Deuce Lover
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    Roy Brizio Street Rods in So San Francisco.Worth a visit.
     
  4. evintho
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    Gotta check out Vern Tardel's shop in Santa Rosa. About 50 miles north of SF but well worth the drive into the wine country. Might wanna contact him first. He'll probably give you a personal tour!
     
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  5. gimpyshotrods
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    We're about 25-miles South of San Francisco, in Redwood City. Just a quick trip down Highway 101. You are welcome to visit. Skoty Chops Kustoms, 2766 Bay Road, Redwood City, CA.
     
  6. If your going to San Francisco,,be sure to wear some flowers in your hair!:DHRP

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  7. gimpyshotrods
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    Dag blood, you old.:eek::D
     
  8. Yeah,been there,done that and still got the hair.:D HRP
     
  9. Sting Ray
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    Sears Point Raceway, now Infineon, has Wednesday night drags. Also, the Blackhawk Museum out in Blackhawk, not traditional but lots of cool stuff. Fantasy Junction in Emeryville, again not traditional but way cool stuff.
     
  10. gimpyshotrods
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    Not anymore. The naming contract expired. It is now called Sonoma Raceway. http://www.racesonoma.com/
     
  11. Cerberus
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    Summertime is when a lot of car shows and swap meets occur in the greater SF Bay Area. You say you will be visiting. When is "soon" ?
     
  12. lorolr
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    Thanks guys, I'm making a list
     
  13. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Grab lunch at Mel's Diner. Great burgers, etc. and atmosphere. Several around town , but the one on Geary is in a less congested area of town with easy lot parking.
     
  14. Dirty Dug
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    Now I know why you have over 15000 posts in ten years. You might think about taking up less space and just posting when you actually have something to add.
     
  15. gimpyshotrods
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    The one on Lombard has a lot too (and it is 3-blocks from my house).:D
     
  16. blowby
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    Anyone remember street racing on the Great Hwy., Brotherhood or Carol St?

    Sears Point never stopped being Sears Point to me. What's next, Facebook Raceway?

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  17. George
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    Actually that song was the 1st thing I thought of also...:)
     
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  18. blowby
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    Perhaps he was giving advice, albeit a bit dated. Now it's be sure to wear an Ipod in your hand. :)
     
  19. George
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    Lots of guys in SF would seem to be candidates for flowers in the hair, guess the song had lasting impact....
     
  20. BronxMopars1
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    Good stuff ill Be on the left coast in October, driving from San Fran to San Diego
     
  21. Kyron
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    lots of great driving roads ......... go to Bolinas via the Bolinas Fairfax rd that goes over Alpine lake .... start from the Meadow golf club http://www.meadowclub.com/Directions-4.html


    other than that, take the "on and off" bus tour of SanFran, its like $30 but totally worth it......
     
  22. gearheadbill
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    D. Dug....a number of us agree with you.
     
  23. A32Flathead
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    The middle of July is a good time to come here.

    There's 3 car shows on one weekend in San Jose..... 12/13/14th.....
     
  24. oldnuts
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    good thread ill be in san fransico for my honeymoon in mid september. im gonna ad some of these shops to my "to do" list and piss the new wife off
     
  25. Devin
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    Quite honestly, this is great advice. While there are cool shops around, some of the back roads are amazing driving roads with incredible views and scenery.


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  26. pitman
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    If I were to go back tomorrow...in the area near/North of Chinatown.
    Ferlingetti's City Lights bookshop, the Trolley museum, walk up Columbus Ave to get a feel for the place. The WPA art over at the Firemans (looks like a nozzle) Hoit? tower, near Telegraph hill. Then take a morning to go to the Asian art museum, walk/ride down to Mission area, eat in a cafe, find the park that looks out at the painted ladies, yep, victorian homes, in a row. There is a park along the shore road, and in it are 1-2 windmills, beautiful city park that stretches out w/events there often.

    And a tip of the cap, to Brizio's. Andy was to help us in our first pilgimage west. Roy does great work, and Andy's daughter has been on here as well.
     
  27. BettyBlue
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    Damn, 2 Road Devils (now 3) converged on one post on the HAMB... must be a record!
    Anyway, Gambino and Kool Kat are in San Jose, an hour away... Santa Rosa is filled with Hot Rods as well! Enjoy! I miss the Bay!
    RDFL
     
  28. Special Ed
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  29. San Francisco is a cool town. Lots of stuff to see and do, and amazing places to eat. Unfortunately, it gets a bad rap from people who have never been there.

    Lots of hot rod stuff in that area, too. If you decide to spend some time in the City, do the "touristy" stuff and go check out the Wharf, and if you have time, take the Bay Tour and do the Alcatraz tour. Make sure you bring some warm clothes, because as soon as the boat leaves the dock, the temperature drops at least 20 degrees. Once you get out in the Bay, you quickly realize why not too many people attempted to escape Alcatraz. Freezing cold water with extremely choppy waves.
     
  30. A32Flathead
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    Well...

    7 of us live in the Bay Area!
     

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