Ken Block, an X-Games rally car driver, tears up the streets of San Francisco in a strange little car… and the video has gone viral.
So what does that have to do with my listing? If you watch the youtube video (embedded below), you’ll see Ken Block fly out of Russian Hill and land in Potrero Hill at about the 4:28 mark. (I love SF film edits that splice two non-adjacent neighborhoods together, but that’s another story). He hauls his strange little car (it’s like a Ford Fiesta with a crystal meth addiction, or something) on down Rhode Island Street, doing some crazy figure-eights at the intersection of Rhode Island and 22nd St. before launching himself down 22nd St towards the bottom of the twistiest street in San Francisco, which he flies up in the wrong direction.
What does all of this have to do with me? Not much, except that Britton and I listed a condo at the intersection of 22nd and Rhode Island earlier in the year, and our sellers took some footage from their windows. If you don’t have anything else to do, you can see the Zephyr signing hanging on the front of the home at about the 4:38 mark. Our listing was the brown house with the sloped roof that looks like a single-family home but is actually a condo. Below is some bonus footage that our sellers took and gracefully shared with us:
So there you have it, folks. Not only do you get bonus footage of a strange little car tweaking all over San Francisco, you also get a demonstration of my ability to take anything San Francisco and somehow turn it back to real estate and, well, me.
Seriously, hope you enjoy the footage. I can’t believe the city was completely cooperative with the filming, but apparently they were. Probably because people usually drive like Ken Block in San Francisco all the time… but that’s another story too.
Here’s the edited video from the seller, thanks Kevin!