Every Easter Sunday in San Francisco sees a new Bring Your Own Big Wheel
race down Lombard Street -- a funny-car race down the
twistiest street in town. JWZ took great photos of this year's race.
Update: Scott sez, "I'm doing a big roundup of photos and video from the event here."
Update 2: Lars sez, "The steepest street in San Francisco is Filbert, between Hyde and Leavenworth.
It's a regular drive for me when out-of-towners are visiting; I can't think of
any other streets in town where cars in front of you look like they're driving
off the edge of the planet. Stretch limos not recommended!"
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