The Truth About Cars » Alameda http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:05:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Alameda http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Help Me Solve a 30-Year-Old Mystery: What Car Is Depicted In This Taqueria Painting? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/help-me-solve-a-30-year-old-mystery-what-car-is-depicted-in-this-taqueria-painting/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/help-me-solve-a-30-year-old-mystery-what-car-is-depicted-in-this-taqueria-painting/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=748121 One of the things I miss most about living in the San Francisco Bay Area— OK, maybe the thing I miss the most— is the proper Mission-style burrito. Here in Denver, the Midwestern-influenced salty/bland flavors, brown rice, and incorrect shape of the Chipotle-style burrito dominates, and so whenever I head back to Northern California to […]

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One of the things I miss most about living in the San Francisco Bay Area— OK, maybe the thing I miss the most— is the proper Mission-style burrito. Here in Denver, the Midwestern-influenced salty/bland flavors, brown rice, and incorrect shape of the Chipotle-style burrito dominates, and so whenever I head back to Northern California to […]

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Down On the Alameda Street: 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible Donk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/down-on-the-alameda-street-1968-oldsmobile-cutlass-convertible-donk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/down-on-the-alameda-street-1968-oldsmobile-cutlass-convertible-donk/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412044 While in California to check out Billetproof Nor-Cal last weekend, I had the chance to visit The Island That Rust Forgot. It didn’t take long to find this ’67 Barracuda convertible and today’s find. Oakland, which is the mainland to Alameda’s island (separated by about 100 yards of estuary), has been Donk Headquarters for many […]

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While in California to check out Billetproof Nor-Cal last weekend, I had the chance to visit The Island That Rust Forgot. It didn’t take long to find this ’67 Barracuda convertible and today’s find. Oakland, which is the mainland to Alameda’s island (separated by about 100 yards of estuary), has been Donk Headquarters for many […]

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Down On The Alameda Street: 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/down-on-the-alameda-street-1967-plymouth-barracuda-convertible/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/down-on-the-alameda-street-1967-plymouth-barracuda-convertible/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411843 Back when I lived in Alameda, California (also known as “The Island That Rust Forgot”), I photographed and posted nearly 600 interesting street-parked cars and trucks on Jalopnik. The first one was this Cadillac Cimarron d’Oro, back in May of ’07; the next 499 may be found here. I moved to Denver last year… which […]

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Back when I lived in Alameda, California (also known as “The Island That Rust Forgot”), I photographed and posted nearly 600 interesting street-parked cars and trucks on Jalopnik. The first one was this Cadillac Cimarron d’Oro, back in May of ’07; the next 499 may be found here. I moved to Denver last year… which […]

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Down On The Street: Peugeot 504 Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/down-on-the-street-peugeot-504-diesel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/down-on-the-street-peugeot-504-diesel/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389031 When I returned to my old DOTS stomping grounds to help defile a once-proud race track, I figured I might find an interesting street-parked car or two on the Island That Time Forgot. First there was this semi-custom ’62 Continental, but then I spotted the real prize. Thanks for the picturesque background, San Francisco! The […]

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When I returned to my old DOTS stomping grounds to help defile a once-proud race track, I figured I might find an interesting street-parked car or two on the Island That Time Forgot. First there was this semi-custom ’62 Continental, but then I spotted the real prize. Thanks for the picturesque background, San Francisco! The […]

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Back Down On The Alameda Street: 1962 Lincoln Continental http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/back-down-on-the-alameda-street-1962-lincoln-continental/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/back-down-on-the-alameda-street-1962-lincoln-continental/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388497 Back in my Jalopnik days, I started the whole interesting-street-parked-car-photos thing with the original Down On The Street series. At that time, all the cars I shot were located in my old hometown on Alameda, California, and I got up to 600 or so before moving to Denver last summer. Now I’m back in Alameda, […]

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Back in my Jalopnik days, I started the whole interesting-street-parked-car-photos thing with the original Down On The Street series. At that time, all the cars I shot were located in my old hometown on Alameda, California, and I got up to 600 or so before moving to Denver last summer. Now I’m back in Alameda, […]

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Mini or Electra? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/mini-or-electra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/mini-or-electra/#comments Sat, 29 Jan 2011 15:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=382169 I snapped this shot of an Austin Mini (technically a Morris 850) and a Buick Electra 225 parked side-by-side in an Alameda, California parking lot before I left the West Coast, and every time I look at it I wonder: would I rather have an early Mini or a Malaise Era Electra? I can’t decide! […]

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I snapped this shot of an Austin Mini (technically a Morris 850) and a Buick Electra 225 parked side-by-side in an Alameda, California parking lot before I left the West Coast, and every time I look at it I wonder: would I rather have an early Mini or a Malaise Era Electra? I can’t decide! […]

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There Is No Substitute For The Island That Rust Forgot http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/there-is-no-substitute-for-the-island-that-rust-forgot/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/there-is-no-substitute-for-the-island-that-rust-forgot/#comments Thu, 02 Dec 2010 16:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375356 I photographed and posted a total of 578 old cars and trucks on the streets of Alameda, California, for the Down On The Street series before I moved to Denver and then left Jalopnik. Now I’m back in California for a LeMons race, and Alameda has been restocked with new examples of classic street-parked iron. […]

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I photographed and posted a total of 578 old cars and trucks on the streets of Alameda, California, for the Down On The Street series before I moved to Denver and then left Jalopnik. Now I’m back in California for a LeMons race, and Alameda has been restocked with new examples of classic street-parked iron. […]

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