17 Jan 2002 rupert   » (Journeyer)

Entirely unrelated to open-sourcery, but an interesting anecdote to boot...

Last night I was driving home from a friend's house around midnight. As I was driving up Van Ness St, a major street that cuts through San Francisco, I stopped at a traffic light. In the lane next to me was a black Chevy with a picture of a lit Olympic torch silkscreened onto the door, and the words '2002 Olympic Torch Relay' on the back. I gave the driver a friendly smile and thumbs up, and he waved back. The light changed to green, and I drove on. As I was driving along at about 30mph, the car caught up with me, and the woman in the passenger seat rolled her window down, and yelled "Hey! I have something for you!", holding out her hand. I reached out my window, grabbed the small item, and yelled back a thank you. The item turned out to be a little gold 'Salt Lake City - 2002 Olympic Torch Relay' pin. A really cool souvenir to have!

Since the torch arrives in San Francisco today, I wonder if this is the actual vehicle that carries the torch from place to place?

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