• Jeremy Whiteman

#CableCarChristmas had a banner week...

For me, it has always been fun just to help decorate the cable cars and see them out on the streets of San Francisco. Recently i have gotten more involved with the project as a whole whether it be helping out at the luncheon itself, trying to recruit some new sponsors, and helping take all of this to the interwebz and social media.

This week might have been one of the most fun weeks we have had in a very long time!

On Tuesday the Chronicle came in to put the finishing touches on their car. Heather Knight wrote about it here and gave much deserved credit to the guys behind the scenes and very patiently put up with the decorating crew. Peter Hartlaub also has a great article this week about the historical side to Cable Car Christmas. They are running a contest. If you see Car 1 ("their car") out on the streets, take a picture and upload it to twitter or instagram with #totalSF and #ChronicleCableCar hashtags.

Blazing Saddles Bike Rental (one of our new sponsors) took their Hyde St location out for a ride on "their car" (Car 11) on Wednesday. We heard later in the week they were still talking about the experience!

The Senior Luncheon on Thursday was a huge success. Val, Duane Allen, Roger Marenco and a cast of many volunteers worked tirelessly to make sure it was a huge hit. There were probably close to 200 people in attendance. Those three should take a bow for their efforts...

On Friday we hosted a group on Car 1 doing a Victorian photo shoot. They had a blast...we had a blast...and we have some great ideas for possibly expanding on this idea in 2019.

The week was capped off by a very nice write-up by Market Street Railway who is our non-profit partner. It can be found here

I can't thank our partners and sponsors enough for their support this season...if you have a chance to ride any of their cars, here's the who, what number, and where....

Car 1: The San Francisco Chronicle

Car 11: Blazing Saddles Bike Rental

Car 12: Market Street Railway

Car 23: Union Square Skating Rink

Car 25: The Buena Vista Cafe

Car 26: Pacific Coast Flag

(all these cars are on the Powell-Hyde or Powell-Mason lines)

Car 56: Pacific Coast Flag

(it's a California line car)

I could add any number of pictures to this post, but instead i'll share our social media handles so you can browse on your own. You can follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or these facebook pages: (Views from the Grip and Behind the Lens)

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