Cars

Can you help locate a “missing” Rolls Royce?

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Editor’s note: We are often surprised that InMenlo’s reach extends not only beyond our community but well beyond California and the U.S. Yes, “search” is a powerful tool. This inquiry comes from a man who lives in the U.K. and, having every reason to believe it’s genuine, we are posting it just in case someone […]

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Hot rod captures attention at Menlo-Atherton Shell

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It’s hard to drive by Menlo-Atherton Shell at the corner of El Camino and Valparaiso without noticing the shiny-red hot rod parked out front. The car is a 1923 T-bucket, and it’s just gotten a new engine, explains station owner Dan Bajada. “We just put in a Chevy 383 V8, delivering an incredible 550 horsepower,” […]

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Zimride CEO Logan Green talks ride sharing – and the service’s introduction in Menlo Park

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Today (1/9) may be the official launch of Zimride Menlo Park but the ride sharing company has had a toe in town for longer. Co-founder and CEO Logan Green lives in Menlo — he and his wife like hanging out on the swing set at Nealon Park. And Menlo Park-based Facebook helped the company get its […]

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Spotted: Just Ducky times two

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With rain in the forecast for the next few days, not one but two Ducks were on the corner of El Camino and Valparaiso this morning trying to drum up business for Ducky’s Car Wash from passing motorists. At least the sky was still blue overhead. By afternoon, storm clouds had moved overhead Menlo Park.

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Parking changes – including long term paid – debut in downtown Menlo Park in November

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Beginning in early November, three new parking options will debut in downtown Menlo Park in addtion to  the existing free, two hour maximum parking stalls: For short duration parking in downtown, there will be 15 minute, on-street parking spaces near intersections along Santa Cruz Avenue and select surrounding streets (red on map). For slightly longer […]

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Sneak preview of Revenge of Electric Car at Kepler’s on Oct. 15

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Four years after being written off as dead by the major automobile companies, the electric car is back with a vengeance. A sneak preview showing of a documentary on the subject, Revenge of the Electric Car, will be screened at Kepler’s on Saturday, Oct 15 at 7:30 pm (refreshments at 7:00 pm). A Q&A with […]

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My ride: Bruce Deal’s 1930 Ford Model A

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The 1930 Ford Model A Roadster that locals hear tooting its horn around town — and can catch a glimpse of in the upcoming Menlo Park 4th of July parade — has been in Atherton resident Bruce Deal’s family since before he could drive. “My father is a bit of a collector,” says Bruce. “He […]

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Race cars in Menlo? Yes, goldRush Rally bound

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More than one person pulled over on Middle Ave mid-afternoon today to gawk at three races cars being loaded into a huge racing van. What was going on? The van driver explained the three cars, owned by a Menlo Park resident who lived nearby, were bound for Denver and the goldRush Rally, including the Lamborghini […]

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Spotted: Flashy 1936 Buick Roadmaster on Crane St.

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There wasn’t a person who walked by this beautiful 1936 Buick Roadmaster parked on Crane St. in Menlo Park this afternoon who didn’t pause for an admiring look. While at first glance it looked black, just enough sunlight revealed it be a gleaming dark green. A “special drive-away permit” issued by the State of Nevada […]

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Spotted: Beautiful cars and lovely owners

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Fun to drive into the parking lot at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center this morning and come across these four cars, gathered in advance of a nearby car show on the Stanford campus today. The cars were beautiful and the owners were equally lovely. Just another routine morning shopping at Safeway!

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America’s Pastime Car Show is at M-A today

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America’s Pastime Car Show is taking place today through 2:00 pm in the front parking lot at Menlo-Atherton High School. The Show benefits M-A baseball. The InMenlo team gravitated to the mid-50s Chevys on their visit – many of which sported hanging dice in various colors. Art Wilson brought his 1956 Chevy 210 Del Ray, […]

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