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San Francisco in the forties


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Jack Dodds
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This one is very well done.  You feel more like you are right there in the crowd.  Loved it!  Judging by the cars my best guess is 1948.  Btw....I am always impressed by these vintage clips as to how slim most people were back then.


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loved it...

 

going up......going down...hard on the engines, hard on the brakes.


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Posted by: @joop

loved it...

 

going up......going down...hard on the engines, hard on the brakes.

Hard on the clutches!


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Fascinating vintage footage again. I thought I saw a young Steve McQueen playing with a toy car on those hilly streets ! Perhaps his family was the one that owned that giant railroad boxcar parallel parked on the side of the street ? 😀  


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It's amazing to me that so few of the parked cars on those hilly streets did not have their front tires aimed toward the curb


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Oh, that Packard! And the hot rod! And, yes, everyone is thin. Thanks for posting.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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Larry kemling
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Just fascinating !👍🏻


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@bob-jackman 

I was thinking the same thing. You'd think it would be second nature for drivers living in such a hilly city.


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Posted by: @pete-rovero

@bob-jackman 

I was thinking the same thing. You'd think it would be second nature for drivers living in such a hilly city.

For sure!  Especially considering that most cars had manual transmissions.  I wondered how many "runaway parked car" insurance claims there were back then in Frisco.


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@jack-dodds - Yes, I noticed there were no overweight people in the clips.  Everyone looked fit.  


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@jack-dodds - When I moved to SF in 1976, the fines were quite light for failure to curb the front wheels.  Today, it's around $50.    


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Posted by: @marty-johnson

@jack-dodds - Yes, I noticed there were no overweight people in the clips.  Everyone looked fit.  

Maybe they were in good shape from sprinting away from all the runaway parked cars.  Lol.


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