Thanks to kwando for finding the title! And a special thanks to Ryan83 for the info that he and his grandmother found which led us to directly to the finale city!
Big THANK YOU
for this summary! (Not yet updated with new preview info)special thanks to woden's timeline
:EP12: Shanghai, China to San Francisco, CA (USA)Air Date:
MAY 9Film Date:
ROUTE INFO: Find Yoda at Letterman Digital Arts Center, something involving Storm Troopers (and possibly George Lucas)
EVIDENCE: Tweet, other sources
ROUTE INFO: Find and climb Coit Tower
EVIDENCE: Team spotted, confirmation of crew dismantling equipment
OTHER POSSIBLE LOCATIONS: Hunter’s Point, Great American Music Hall
EVIDENCE: Tweets, other sources, Jet & Cord spotted near Great American Music Hall looking for cab (on O’Farrell and Geary streets)
OTHER POSSIBLE TASKS:
ROUTE INFO: Carry large locked trunk to…?
EVIDENCE: Probable decoy team (Mike & Louie) spotted with large trunk at California and Larkin streets (around noon)Final 3 Teams:
Brent/Caitlin?: Brown hair male/blonde female spotted at Coit Tower (in red)
Jet & Cord?: Male team spotted carrying trunk, “cowboys” reported twiceWinners:
*Just went through customs on San Francisco, standing in line with two guys from Amazing Race and their camera crew. source
*Storm Troopers are escorting 'Amazing Race' contestants through the Letterman Digital Arts Center source
*Frantic couples with backbacks running thru SFO followed by film crew. Great Race contestants? about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck source
*joelwhitaker Amazing Race contestants just completed near-final stage by rappelling up San Francisco's Coit Tower!
*joelwhitaker@heyhay28 @futureracer15 The Amazing Race contestants scaled the tower then hopped in a SF cab, but I didn't see which team it was. source
*Andrew Susanto I think I just saw 2 of the contestants for the next season of amazing race, they were wearing cowboy hats, running around trying to find taxi, with 2 cameramen following them!
*I saw what I think was an AR crew filming just now (noon PST) on California Street in San Francisco. Was nearly toppled by a man running with a handheld camera. He stopped at California and Larkin to capture the image of two men (I think) walking with a large locked trunk. They were walking towards Polk Street. May investigate further while I buy a pizza slice.source
*** Follow up RE peach:
With BIG thanks to TrebledTimes at TWoP for this elaboration on his original sighting on 12/20 in San Fran: (He was linked to our photos for comparisons)
What I can say with 100% certainty was that it was noon PST at the corner of Larkin and California Streets. What I saw were two large guys wearing navy blue fleeces or jackets carrying what looked like a large locked trunk. I was across the street and they were facing the other direction. I'm not sure I could even hazard a guess based on those photos, although I would say with 90% certainty they were wearing navy blue. And the film crew were quite agro (they nearly knocked me over, which is why I noticed what they were doing) which leads me to believe it was actual footage they were after.
* jenbakerbrown: the two guys we saw were young and wearing cowboy hats. The officer at customs told me they were from Amazing RaceChateau d if:
Louis and Michael captured by Chateau at SFO on 12/20, non race mode, traveling with production. thanks to qwerty @ sucks taken on 12/19
-- sequestered team evidence
I spoke to someone else in San Fran who saw the cowboys around the Great American Music Hall, which is on O'Farrell Street. They said they were very frantic and tried to get a cab but there was someone in it. They tried to get the people to give up the cab but they wouldn't so they ran to the next street over, Geary Street and caught a cab there.
I don't know if there was something at the Music Hall or if it was just the nearest landmark to describe where they were. Here is a map of it in comparison to Coit Tower. Notice that it is towards heading back in the direction of Hunter's Point, which would be further to the bottom right of what this map shows.