Street Rod is a racing video game series developed by Logical Design Works and published by California Dreams for DOS, Amiga, and Commodore 64. Street Rod exclusively feaured Muscle Cars, specifically those from GM, Ford, and Chrysler.Image of a crash from Street Rod
You start the game as a protagonist that seeks to usurp the throne and claim the girlfriend of the local king of the streets. Equipped with a garage and a small amount of cash, you buy a used car out of the paper and embark on a journey to rise through the ranks by winning races against other racers. Using money you earn through races you can modify your car and eventually winning enough races earns you the right to challenge the king for his position.
The player starts off on the garage, where cars and parts may be purchased from the newspaper. New parts that are purchased must be installed by the player by entering the hood of or going under the car and then removing a series of screws to remove parts of the engine and transmission. Then, these parts must be re-installed in order and the screws replaced, otherwise the car will be undrivable. To install tires, the car must be jacked up. While racing, the car will eventually run out of fuel, which the payer must obtain from the gas station.
The player will proceed from the garage to the local diner in order to find some competiton to race. Races take place on either a dragstrip, Mulholland drive, or in an aquaduct. Wagers on the races can be set from "Just for fun!" (no wager) to cash to "Pink Slips" (the winner recieves the loser's car). When the race starts, the player must wait for a signal to be given to go or else they forfeit the race. Crashing during the race will either total your car, or requre you to pay a fee in order to get it fixed. Also, the police may fine you during a Pink slip race.
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Also, the police may fine you during a Pink slip race. Tacoma has ten sister cities: Ålesund (Norway), Davao (Philippines), Fuzhou (China), George (South Africa), Qiryat Motzkin (Israel), Kitakyushu (Japan), Gunsan (South Korea), Cienfuegos (Cuba), Vladivostok (Russia), and Taichung City (Taiwan). Crashing during the race will either total your car, or requre you to pay a fee in order to get it fixed. . When the race starts, the player must wait for a signal to be given to go or else they forfeit the race. Tacoma was named America's most stressed city in 2004 by Best Places Magazine. Wagers on the races can be set from "Just for fun!" (no wager) to cash to "Pink Slips" (the winner recieves the loser's car). .
Races take place on either a dragstrip, Mulholland drive, or in an aquaduct. Tacoma is mentioned in the song "He's a Grungewhore" from the norwegian punk rock band Turbonegros 1994 album Never Is Forever. The player will proceed from the garage to the local diner in order to find some competiton to race. Tacoma is also mentioned at the end of Sir Mix-a-Lot's song "Jump On It" ("Tacoma, jump on it..."). While racing, the car will eventually run out of fuel, which the payer must obtain from the gas station. Tacoma is mentioned in the Sir Mix-a-Lot song "My Hooptie" ("Rollin' in Tacoma, I could get burned (Sound of automatic gunfire) Betta make a u-turn"). To install tires, the car must be jacked up. Toyota has named a popular line of pickup trucks the "Toyota Tacoma" after the city.
Then, these parts must be re-installed in order and the screws replaced, otherwise the car will be undrivable. Sources: ([]) ([]) ([]}. New parts that are purchased must be installed by the player by entering the hood of or going under the car and then removing a series of screws to remove parts of the engine and transmission. The long-running series of Tugboat Annie radio dramas, television shows and films (one of which starred a young actor named Ronald Reagan) was based on Tacoma tugboat operator Annie Foss. The player starts off on the garage, where cars and parts may be purchased from the newspaper. In addition, significant parts of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) were shot in a North Tacoma home. Using money you earn through races you can modify your car and eventually winning enough races earns you the right to challenge the king for his position. Other films featuring a Tacoma location include Get Carter (2000).
Equipped with a garage and a small amount of cash, you buy a used car out of the paper and embark on a journey to rise through the ranks by winning races against other racers. Also featured was the 1927-vintage Java Jive, a Tacoma tavern shaped like a giant coffee pot. You start the game as a protagonist that seeks to usurp the throne and claim the girlfriend of the local king of the streets. Kevin Kline's pizzeria was located in the flatiron building downtown. . I Love You to Death (1990) was filmed in downtown and central Tacoma. Street Rod exclusively feaured Muscle Cars, specifically those from GM, Ford, and Chrysler. Parts of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), whose plot is based on William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, were filmed at Stadium High School and in the nearby North End neighborhood, although most other exterior scenes were filmed in Seattle.
Street Rod is a racing video game series developed by Logical Design Works and published by California Dreams for DOS, Amiga, and Commodore 64. A running gag in the 1985 Tom Hanks film Volunteers is the repeated references to Tacoma by John Candy's character, "Tom Tuttle from Tacoma, Washington.". Street Rod 3 is an unoffical sequel to the series that is being developed for Windows with the aim of recreating a game similar to Street Rod 2 with more cars and parts, as well as transitioning the series from 2D to 3D grahpics. Tacoma is also prominently mentioned in the 1977 Steve Miller Band song "Rock 'N Me" (I went from Phoenix, Arizona, all the way to Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, L.A.). Street Rod 2 was modeled on the same engine as the first game, which yielded an almost identical game with different cars, more parts, an additional track, and improved graphics. Richard Brautigan wrote of his Tacoma childhood in his autobiographical short stories "Corporal," "The Armoured Car," "The Auction," and "The Ghost Children of Tacoma.". Street Rod 2 was released in 1990 and takes place in the year 1971. The album also includes a song called "South Tacoma Way.".
Street Rod was released in 1989 and takes place in the year 1965. Neko Case's song "Thrice All American", featured on her album Furnace Room Lullaby, is an ode to Tacoma, which she considers her hometown. For the 1994-1995 season, the Seattle SuperSonics played in the Tacoma Dome while the Seattle Center Coliseum was gutted and renovated into Key Arena, the team's current home. At one point, the Tacoma Dome was home to a professional indoor soccer team, the Tacoma Stars. The Tacoma Dome does still host traveling sports and pseudo-sports events such as pro wrestling, figure skating tours, and the Harlem Globetrotters.
The city has struggled to keep a minor league hockey franchise, having lost the Tacoma Rockets of the WHL to relocation and having the Tacoma Sabercats of the former West Coast Hockey League go defunct due to financial woes. The Rainiers play inside Cheney Stadium, named after local businessman and baseball enthusiast Ben Cheney. Tacoma, in addition to the professional sports teams of Seattle, has one minor league baseball franchise, the Tacoma Rainiers, a Triple-A team playing in the Pacific Coast League as a farm team of the Seattle Mariners. Tacoma also has Greyhound and Amtrak service, accessible via Tacoma Dome Station.
Tacoma is also served by Washington State Ferries system, which has a dock at Point Defiance, providing ferry access to Tahlequah at the southern tip of Vashon Island, typically on the ferry M/V Rhododendron. This line is presently under consideration for extension. Sound Transit has also established Tacoma Link light rail, a 1.6-mile electric streetcar line linking Tacoma Dome Station with the University of Washington, Tacoma, Tacoma's Museum District, and the Theater District.
Several primary routes of note are:. Bus service operates at 15 or 30 minute frequencies on weekdays. Pierce Transit operates a total of 55 bus routes on busses powered by natural gas and diesel. Public bus service is provided by Pierce Transit, which serves Tacoma and Pierce County.
Tacoma has a wide array of alternative transportation services available including busses, commuter rail, light rail, and ferries. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport lies about 22 miles to the north in the city of SeaTac. Washington State Route 16 runs along a concrete viaduct through Tacoma's Nalley Valley connecting Interstate 5 with West Tacoma, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and the Kitsap Peninsula. I-5 links Tacoma with Seattle to the north and Portland, Oregon, to the south.
The dominant intercity transportation link between Tacoma and other parts of the Puget Sound is Interstate 5. In newer portions of the city to the west and south, residential cul-de-sacs, four-lane collector roads and indoor shopping centers are more commonplace. The Proctor, Old Town, Dome, Sixth Avenue, and Lincoln Business Districts are some of the more prominent and popular of these and coordinate their efforts to redevelop urban villages through the Cross District Association of Tacoma. Twelve such districts have active, city-recognized business associations and hold "small town"-style parades and other festivals.
In portions of the city dating back to the Tacoma Streetcar Period (1888-1938), denser mixed use business districts exist alongside single family homes. Most streets east of Pacific Avenue are labeled "East." This system of numbering extends beyond city limits to much of the western portion of Pierce County. Many first-time visitors have encountered difficulty with this. This can lead to confusion, as Union Avenue intersects both North and South 11th Streets.
North- and south-running streets are given a name or a letter, and are also labeled "North" or "South" in relation to 6th Avenue. Numbered streets run east to west and are labeled "North" or "South" according to their relationship with 6th Avenue or Division Street. The majority of the city has a system of gridded streets oriented in relation to Pacific Avenue and 6th Avenue, both beginning in Downtown Tacoma. Tacoma's system of transportation is based primarily on the automobile.
Out of the total population, 20.6% of those under the age of 18 and 10.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 15.9% of the population and 11.4% of families were below the poverty line. The per capita income for the city was $19,130. Males had a median income of $35,820, versus $27,697 for females.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,879, and the median income for a family was $45,567. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. The median age was 34.
In 2000, the population's demographics were evenly distributed: 25.8% under 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size in 2000 was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.10. Almost one third of households (31.7%) were made up of individuals living alone; 10.4% of these were 65 years of age or older. There were 76,152 households in Tacoma in 2000; 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families.
6.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. The racial makeup of the city was 69.08% White, 11.24% African American, 1.96% Native American, 7.57% Asian, 0.93% Pacific Islander, 2.94% from other races, and 6.28% from two or more races. There were 81,102 housing units at an average density of 625.3/km² (1,619.4/mi²). In 2000, Tacoma's population density was 1,492.3/km² (3,864.9/mi²).
2004]). D3 [Sept. Census Bureau estimated that Tacoma's population had increased by 1.7%, to 196,800 (Trends, No. Four years later, the U.S.
The censusGR2 of 2000 indicated that 193,556 persons, 76,152 households, and 45,919 families resided in Tacoma. A daily newspaper has been in circulation in Tacoma since 1883; in the period from 1907 to 1918, three dailies were published: The Tacoma Ledger, The News, and The Tacoma Tribune. The paper's circulation is about 128,000 (Sundays 144,000), making it the third-largest newspaper in the state of Washington. The city's only daily newspaper is The News Tribune, since 1986 a subsidiary of McClatchy Newspapers.
Also, one of the elementary schools, Sheridan Elementary, operates three foreign language immersion programs (Spanish, French, and Japanese). One of the district's high schools, Henry Foss High School, operates an acclaimed International Baccalaureate program. The district also has 5 high schools, one alternative high school, and one School of the Arts. The school district contains 36 elementary schools and 11 middle schools.
Tacoma's main public school district is Tacoma Public Schools. The total area is 20.01% water. 129.7 km² (50.1 mi²) of it is land and 32.5 km² (12.5 mi²) of it is water. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 162.2 km² (62.6 mi²).
Its elevation is 116 meters (380 feet). Tacoma is located at 47°14'29" North, 122°27'34" West (47.241371, -122.459389)GR1. In addition, Comcast also offers digital cable and internet services in the area. Tacoma Power is, along with Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail, a part of Tacoma Public Utilities.
Tacoma Power also operates the Click! Network, a cable television and internet service, one of the first public utilities to provide such a service. Electrical power is furnished by Tacoma Power, a division of Tacoma Public Utilities, which owns hydroelectric plants on the North Fork of the Skokomish River. On April 26, 2003 Tacoma's Chief of Police, David Brame, shot and killed his wife and himself in Gig Harbor, Washington. Tacoma was named after Mount Rainier, whose original name was Tahoma, which derived from the Puyallup tacobet, or "mother of waters.".
The next day two Chinese settlements were burned to the ground.". 3, 1885, "several hundred men, led by the mayor and other city officials, evicted the Chinese from their homes, corralled them at 7th Street and Pacific Avenue, marched them to the railway station at Lakeview, and forced them aboard the morning train to Portland, Oregon. To quote from the account prepared by the Chinese Reconciliation Project: On the morning of Nov. What came to be known as "Tacoma method" was used in November 1885 to expel several thousand Chinese peaceably living in the city.
A plaque in downtown Tacoma marks the start and finish point. In 1880, he staged a global circumnavigation starting and ending in Tacoma to promote the city's centrality. George Francis Train was a resident of Tacoma for a few years in the late 1800s, and was an early civic booster. Its early hopes to live to be the "City of Destiny" were frustrated in the late 19th century, when the discovery of gold in the Klondike turned Seattle into a boom town, eclipsing Tacoma's early lead.
Tacoma was officially incorporated on November 12, 1875. (A replica of Job Carr's cabin, which also served as Tacoma's first post office, was erected in "Old Town" in 2000 near the original site.). The town was originally settled by pioneer and postmaster Job Carr, a Civil War veteran and land speculator who hoped to profit from the selection of Commencement Bay as the terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. It was visited by European and American explorers, including George Vancouver and Charles Wilkes, who named many of the coastal landmarks.
Tacoma was inhabited for thousands of years by Native American people, predominantly the Puyallup people. . Chef-author Jeff Smith learned to cook and began his career in Tacoma at the Chaplain's Pantry, later known as the Gourmet Pantry (now closed), on Tacoma Avenue. A number of noteworthy individuals have come from Tacoma, among them bowling legend Earl Anthony, singer Bing Crosby, authors Richard Brautigan and Frank Herbert, cartoonist Gary Larson, serial killer Ted Bundy, serial sniper John Allen Muhammad, actress Dyan Cannon, conspiracy gadfly Fred Crisman, Andrew and Thea Foss, first owners and operators of Foss Launch and Tug Company, Puyallup Indian rights activist Robert Satiacum, auto racer Pat Austin, prize fighter Sugar Ray Seales, NFL receiver Ahmad Rashad, Major League baseball player Ron Cey, glass artist Dale Chihuly, and musicians the Wailers, Jerry Miller (Moby Grape), Jerry Cantrell and Neko Case.
In the late 1990s, however, Simpson Tacoma Kraft reduced total sulfur emissions by 90%, largely eliminating the problem, but a strong smell is occasionally still detectable. Beginning in the 1930s, Tacoma became known for its malodorousness, called the "Aroma of Tacoma" -- a distinctive, acrid odor produced by local paper manufacturing on the industrial tide flats. It contains Wright Park Arboretum. Schwagerl and Ebenezer Rhys Roberts.
Wright Park, located near downtown, is a large, English-style park designed in the late 1800s by E.O. Another park in Tacoma is Titlow Beach, which is a popular scuba diving area. One of the largest urban parks in the U.S, Point Defiance Park, which includes the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Fort Nisqually, is located in Tacoma. Tacoma's downtown Cultural District is also the site of the Washington State History Museum (1996) and the Tacoma Art Museum (2003).
It includes a functional glassblowing studio. The Museum of Glass opened in downtown Tacoma in 2002, showcasing glass art from the region and around the world. Tacoma is a major international deep-water container port. and the Russell Investment Group, as well as institutions of higher learning, including Pacific Lutheran University, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Community College, and the University of Washington's Tacoma campus.
Tacoma is the home of such international companies as Labor Ready, Inc. 2004]). D3 [Sept. Census Bureau to be 196,800, and a metropolitan area of 750,000 (Trends, No.
1, 2004, was estimated by the U.S. The 2000 census reported Tacoma's population as 193,556; the city's population on Apr. Tacoma (IPA: [tə ˈko mə]) is the county seat of Pierce CountyGR6, Washington, USA, situated on Puget Sound's Commencement Bay, Tacoma Narrows, and the estuary of the Puyallup River.
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