Today at Noon: 52nd Annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest


I’m guessing that if you’re reading this, you are reading this. I’m good. I’m also gonna guess that if you’re reading this, you appreciate knowing about things like the 52nd annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest, which will take place tomorrow at noon in Union Square.

Current champ Trini Whittaker will go for his fourth victory in a row. From SFMTA:

“Whittaker will face stiff clapper competition from two three-time winners: Ken Lunardi (1997, 2002, 2006) and Leonard Oats (2007, 2008, 2009).

“In fact, expect Mr. Lunardi to pull out all the bells and whistles. The 35 year SFMTA employee has spent the last three-decades as a cable car gripman and will soon retire, so he’s looking to claim the crown and a place in bell ringing history.”

Fun. If you go, share your thoughts here.

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