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HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-04-2010, 04:52 PM
A smoggy day in L.A. 1948..http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/Smog1948.jpg

Mazooma1
03-04-2010, 04:56 PM
Oh, I remember that smog...all through the 50's and 60's there were smog alerts and they wouldn't let us go out to play a recess...
Some things in L.A. improved..that one for sure!

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-04-2010, 04:57 PM
Drag Racers caught 1954...http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/ArrestedRacers1954.jpg

c57heaven
03-04-2010, 06:21 PM
This is somewhat of a stretch, as it's 1957, and in Arcadia which is east of Los Angeles...
This is at Santa Anita Race Track...my Dad was in charge of buying the new police cars each year and this year he chose to buy Chevrolets...
That's Dad on the right and the other guy is from Chevy.
The race track parking lot was a favorite of the hot rod magazines to photograph cars at. Tons of room, and no utility wires made it a natural.
They also filmed the Dick Landy Dodge Dart doing wheelstands here for the television commercial for the Wham-O wheelie bars for your Schwinn Sting Ray bicycles...as seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWDprSdH2xQ

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/57chevys-1.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/APD57Chevys.jpg

the only one that was black and white was the station wagon in the middle. It was the one with the speed radar equipment. The equipment was so large that it required the entire rear of the station wagon. The radar unit was all vacuum tubes, no transistors, so it was big

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/APD57Chevsaerial-1-1.jpg

Those look like one piece bumpers too. Sometimes called California bumpers.
The wagon is a V8 210 model ( no has marks on fender and small hubcap barely viewable) The others a four door Belair Sedans V8s.
notice none of them had the rubber tips - an extra seen so often on today's restored 57's.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-04-2010, 06:24 PM
L.A. Jail 1920...Could have been 2010 for that matter. Looks like a fun time was had by all.http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/1920JailLA.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-04-2010, 06:36 PM
Looks like a joke, no cars on the lot for sale...But this is 1946 and cars had just been starting to be manufactured again. Everyone wanted a new car to replace the worn out clunker they had been nursing along during the war. Waiting list and premium prices over the sticker price were the norm. http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/SmilingIrishman1946.jpg

Mazooma1
03-04-2010, 06:39 PM
Freeway going through the Cahuenga Pass towards the Hollywood Bowl. On the right and down the road a few hundred yards would be Dean Jeffries shop

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/Hollywood-Freeway.jpg

I found this filed under "Los Angeles celebrities"...I guess it's worth posting but I'm a little steamed at not being invited:mad:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/bettiepage.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-04-2010, 06:45 PM
Kelly Kar Co. was a Ford dealer at Pico and Figueroa which is now where the Staple Center is now. I remember the 55 Ford coming out and the big deal they made of it there that night. Big search lights, crowds of people, greedy salesmen galore. http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/KellyKarKo1947.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-04-2010, 07:31 PM
Well, it's not the TCI factory. It's 1930 at the Ford factory in Long Beach just down the road from L.A..http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/NotTCI.jpg

Irish Mike
03-04-2010, 08:13 PM
In the background to the right you can see the mausoleum where Barris took many pics. of his cars. This angle is from Rosecrans and Long Beach Blvd.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_8qEDwfHWKL0/S5Ae1mI-5bI/AAAAAAAAEe8/7-lmNOT_72A/s800/CHS-44951.jpg

Steve Ray
03-04-2010, 09:06 PM
J.V. Baldwin Motor Co. 1201 S. Figueroa St. Current site of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/2998915580_c489cdf472.jpg

James V. Baldwin was NOT a descendent of colorful LA pioneer Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Baldwin but both were prominent real estate developers in the LA area.

rustygem
03-05-2010, 01:29 AM
One thing I find interesting is that though some people are of the opinion that prior to WWII and the influx of vets that LA was still a sleepy little Mexican village, these early pics show a metropolis on its way to coming alive, who know maybe without the boomers parents LA might have grown at a more manageable pace...

model.A.keith
03-05-2010, 02:33 AM
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neat 'trafficator' arm on this .... wheels and caps are cool as well


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HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-05-2010, 09:22 AM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/LincolnHeightsJail.jpg Lincoln Heights Jail was L.A. City Jail, this photo was before the wing was added and doubled the size of the jail. At one time L.A. City jail was larger than the L.A. County Jail. The city ran a drunk farm for those the courts though could be rehabilitated in 30, 60 or 90 day sentences. Many were rehabed and went on to live a normal life. Lincoln closed in 1964 as did the farm.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-05-2010, 09:31 AM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/FireBradburyBuilding.jpg FIRE !! in downtown L.A. at the famous Bradbury Building..For many years the city had tried to close and demolish the Bradbury because of its interior open air floor plan, it's still there. One of the neatest buildings in L.A. it can be seen in many movies. The closed cab fire engine is cool as are the Acme Semaphore Traffic Signals which were L.A. icons.

BrerHair
03-05-2010, 03:32 PM
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Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, showing fairgoers and a large canvas-top<WBR>ped tent, ca.1925-19<WBR>29


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Van Nuys Boulevard looking north from Delano Street, Los Angeles, ca.1927


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Wilshire Boulevard, looking west at night, March 28, 1928


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Western Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, ca.1924

BrerHair
03-05-2010, 03:35 PM
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Spring Street looking north from 6th Street, Los Angeles, ca.1924


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Colorado Street after the Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, ca.1926



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Third Street looking north from Canal Street (later Avalon Street) in Wilmington<WBR>, Los Angeles, 1911

BrerHair
03-05-2010, 03:40 PM
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"The Miracle Mile" of Wilshire Boulevard looking east from Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, ca.1929


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Union Avenue and Venice Boulevard looking northeast during rain, April 1935


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Spring Street looking north from 4th Street, ca.1924


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View of Hollywood looking northeast from the corner of Rossmore Avenue and Rosewood Avenue, 1924



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northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Cloverdale Avenue, 1941




There are a whole lot more street scenes that I've elected to skip past. After awhile, they all start to look the same (from the same period).

BrerHair
03-05-2010, 03:42 PM
Look familiar ?


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Western Union line men erecting the Hoover Dam line along the right-of-w<WBR>ay of the branch railroad of Union Pacific Railroad, ca.1900

Heo
03-05-2010, 03:50 PM
Freeway going through the Cahuenga Pass towards the Hollywood Bowl. On the right and down the road a few hundred yards would be Dean Jeffries shop

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/Hollywood-Freeway.jpg

I found this filed under "Los Angeles celebrities"...I guess it's worth posting but I'm a little steamed at not being invited:mad:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/bettiepage.jpg
even the womans looked better in te 50s:D:D

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-05-2010, 05:10 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/GeorgiaStStation.jpg

Georgia Street Station was a Police Station before it became Georgia Street Receiving Hospital. Juvenile and Metro had their headquarters there. I love that ambulance..

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-05-2010, 05:18 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/HighlandParkStation.jpg

Highland Park Station is the only old station to survive out of all the old stations. It is now the L.A.P.D. Historical Society Museum. It has been in many movies and is totally restored. H.P. had an ambulance stationed there. Medical treatment was crude, I know. Neat ambulance there too.

BrerHair
03-05-2010, 07:29 PM
The following info. on the next few posts is from The American Hot Rod Foundation.

DON BLAIR was one of the first people to set up a speed shop in Southern California. His success on the lakes before the war gave him a reputation for hot rod ingenuity. Blair was known to stay away from “conventional” engine set ups and would use anything from Roots-type Mercedes Benz superchargers to blown Chevys. Aside from lakes racing, Don was involved in sprint car racing and funny cars.

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BrerHair
03-05-2010, 07:35 PM
Vic Edelbrock, Sr.

In 1933 Edelbrock opened his first shop on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Business soon grew and so he moved again to Hoover and Venice where he took on a young kid by the name of Bobby Meeks. In 1938, Edelbrock bought his first "project car", a 1932 roadster. This was to be the vehicle and entry into the hot rod road and the dominance of Edelbrock at the dry lakes. It would also serve as a testing ground for new Edelbrock products.

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Bobby Meeks and Vic Edelbrock Sr.


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BrerHair
03-05-2010, 07:40 PM
Stuart Hilborn

It was while in the air force that a young Stu Hilborn came up with a revolution<WBR>ary new way to feed more fuel to an engine. The technologi<WBR>cal breakthrou<WBR>gh earned Stu the reputation as the Father of Fuel Injection.


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Stuart Hilborn and Eddie Miller


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Most hot rodders were skeptic yet in 1948 Howie Wilson drove the Hilborn srtreamlin<WBR>er through the 150 mph barrier, effectivel<WBR>y silencing his critics. While the car broke all records the design was seen as a piece of art. In April 1948 it appeared on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine and continued to campaign at the lake. Unfortunat<WBR>ely on a run, the streamline<WBR>r flipped several times, putting Stu in hospital and the car out of action.


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BrerHair
03-05-2010, 07:44 PM
Barney Navarro

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Barney Navarro Installing some pistons in his flathead about May 1, 1951. On May 6 he would be running the car at El Mirage in a S.C.T.A. event. This shot was from a story "To the Lakes with Barney..." published in the first issue of Hop Up Magazine, Aogust 1951. Barney Navarro Collection<WBR>.


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Barney Navarro dodgeing a mound at El Mirage dry lake May 6, 1951. Barney Navarro Collection<WBR>.


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Barney Navarro's car at the May 6, 1951 El Mirage meet. Barney made four runs. Barney Navarro Collection<WBR>.


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Barney Navarro shown hard at work turning out another part on his lathe. Barney Navarro Collection<WBR>.


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'27 at b-ville. Barney Navarro Collection<WBR>.


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Barney Navarro showing off his milage after finishing second in Class C in the 1961 Mobilegas Economy Run. Barney Navarru Collection<WBR>.


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Navarro's car at el mirage 3/4 front view. Barney Navarro Collection<WBR>.

BrerHair
03-05-2010, 07:46 PM
Ak Miller

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Akton Miller's #10 1927 Ford Model T. Club, Roadrunner<WBR>s. Ran Class C Modified Roadster with Ansen Automotive 274 ci Mercury engine at El Mirage in 1950. Car in rear is Butler Brothers 176 ci 1928 Chevy-four powered '27 Ford. Louis Senter Collection


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Ak Miller at El Mirage 1948 in his class D roadster. The car is powered by a Cadillac V8. He's a Roadrunner<WBR>. Louis Senter Collection


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BrerHair
03-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Doug, this is for you:

Eric Rickman

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BrerHair
03-05-2010, 07:52 PM
Tommy Sparks

Tommy Sparks was arguably the best flathead builder of his time. As a teenager, Tommy saved enough money from his paper route to buy a 1932 3-window coupe from the local used car lot. On teaching himself to drive, Tom managed to collide with a oncoming car one block from his house. As the front end was pretty damaged, Tom stripped off the fenders and removed the hood and...realized he had a neat hot rod ready for the lakes.


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Tommy Sparks at Rosemond Dry Lake 10/7/45 in his A V-8 for an SCTA meet. Dave "Monk" Thermin Collection<WBR>.


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Autocrat Tommy Sparks at Rosemond Dry Lake before the rain hit at the SCTA event on 10/7/45 and caused it to be cancelled. Dave "Monk" Thormin Collection

Benzine440
03-05-2010, 07:58 PM
I really like seeing these photos. Sort of a "Golden Age". It's like they depict an fantastic world where everything was better. L.A. was an amazing place from the early 1900s to the mid 50s. Ironic that the automobile created the need for all this and then ruined so much of the area's quality of life.
No experience lasts forever and it can't be repeated anyway. Farewell to the Lost City.

BrerHair
03-05-2010, 07:59 PM
Nick Arias Jr. is well known for his pioneering work in redesignin<WBR>g engine parts and for the piston company that bears his name. He was born in 1929, in the Los Angeles area of Southern California<WBR>, during the Golden Age of American auto racing. Nick grew up in the Pico Heights area, a lower middle class neighborho<WBR>od. He remembers earning 50 cents an hour and how long it took him to save up enough money to buy that first car, a 1932 Three-wind<WBR>ow coupe, from a veteran who had just come home from the war in 1945. Nick joined 100 Mile-an-ho<WBR>ur Club out of South Los Angeles in order to run his car at the dry lake land speed trials in El Mirage, under the sanctionin<WBR>g of the Russetta Timing Associatio<WBR>n. They raced with the Russetta Timing Associatio<WBR>n because they allowed coupes to race, rather than the SCTA (Southern California Timing Associatio<WBR>n) which only would let roadsters run. Later with his friends, Kenny Bigelow, Joe Pisano and others from his high school, formed the Photons car club.


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BrerHair
03-05-2010, 08:01 PM
Nick Arias

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BrerHair
03-05-2010, 08:05 PM
John Athan

An early pioneer of hot rodding, John Athan was as adept at inventing speed parts as he was at constructi<WBR>ng hot rods. It is said that Vic Edelbrock Sr., on seeing some of Athan's patterns, was influenced enough to have them copied. John understand<WBR>ing of machinery and inventiven<WBR>ess earned him a respectabl<WBR>e reputation among the hot rod crowd.

In 1938, John, along with Ed Iskenderia<WBR>n, found a '32 frame in a junkyard and bought it for $25. For lack of money, John was forced to take a '29 body and fit it to the '32 rails. Unwittingl<WBR>y, he had created what would become one of the most desirable hot rod configurat<WBR>ions.

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BrerHair
03-05-2010, 08:06 PM
John Athan

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BrerHair
03-05-2010, 08:10 PM
Harry Hibler

Having graduated from high school at the age of 16 Harry Hibler's promptly got on a bus and made his way to the hart of hot rodding. Arriving in southern California in 1951, Harry was soon seen driving and racing a 1941 Ford. While he found excitement in street racing-- often racing from San Fernando to Bakersfield and back for pink slips-- a visit to Santa Ana drag Strip introduced him to a world that would dominate the rest of his life.

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Harry Hibler and Ghost Riders


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HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-05-2010, 08:31 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/OldHwdStaAndFD.jpg

This is Engine 27 Fire Station in Hollywood which is now a Fire Museum. At this time the Police shared the building prior to them getting their own station.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-05-2010, 08:34 PM
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Local Police groupies stop by Hollywood Police Station..Love that Auto Club sign, where is it?

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-05-2010, 08:37 PM
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Central Police Station on 1st Street.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-05-2010, 08:42 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/4Way1926Pasadena.jpg 1926 New Years Day in Pasadena. Note 4 way signal hanging in intersection, kind of rare in Ca.

shovelheadrider
03-07-2010, 09:59 AM
BTT This discussion

Bullet Nose
03-07-2010, 02:01 PM
Do you have any idea how long it took me to look through all the pages on this thread to see if there was an answer to a question I have?


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What the hell is this?

Bullet Nose
03-07-2010, 02:05 PM
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I wonder if these guys belonged to the Oldsmasters .....

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Goober
03-07-2010, 03:18 PM
A few more from the archives ...
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Mazooma1
03-07-2010, 04:15 PM
Do you have any idea how long it took me to look through all the pages on this thread to see if there was an answer to a question I have?


What the hell is this?

armored car like a Brinks truck

Mazooma1
03-07-2010, 04:18 PM
Hmmmmm...those tires are telling me that something's fishy here...vintage Los Angeles rat rod?

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LOST ANGEL
03-07-2010, 05:45 PM
Hmmmmm...those tires are telling me that something's fishy here...vintage Los Angeles rat rod?



Sure, just like they used to build back in the day Six months ago!!-MIKE :D:p

hudson48
03-07-2010, 06:32 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/MotorRamaShow1951.jpgAt the 1951 Motorama held at Pan Pacific Auditorium.

That was the Buick XP 300 built for Charles Chayne,Buick Chief Engineer.
There is a full feature on the car and a profile on the man in the April 2010 edition of Collectible Automobile(one of my favourite magazines I subscribe to)

BrerHair
03-08-2010, 07:29 AM
More American Hot Rod Foundation stuff:


This story starts in 1950, when the Berardini Bros. (Pat, born on August 31st, 1927, and Tony), took Pat’s’32 (#404) Ford, and Tony’s ’29 (#7) Ford, to the Santa Ana Drag Strip.
Both cars had very hopped up engines. When the last flag came down in 1955
for the Berardini Bros. Racing Team, both cars had won hundreds of races
and had set many drag strip records.

They were top in their respective classes and they were the very first,
over–all points champions, including the gas AND fuel classes, at the Drag Racers, Inc. Awards Banquet, in 1954. They achieved recognitio<WBR>n from racers and fans alike. Not only were the ’32 and ’29 fast, but they caught the eyes of fans, as two beautiful racing hot rods.

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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 07:34 AM
I'm sure everything's been said about George and Sam.

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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 07:39 AM
At the age of 16, Ray Brown began the constructi<WBR>on of a 32 roadster that would become as legendary as the man himself. While still in high school Ray got a job with Eddie Meyer in West Hollywood. Along side Eddie’s son Bud and flathead legend Tom Sparks, Ray acquired the engineerin<WBR>g skills that would see him amass 11 timing tags with this roaster known as 99C.

At the age of 21 Ray opened his own Speed Shop. He was a pioneer in the use of the Chrysler Hemi and in 1953 his sleek fiberglass sports car, the Mabee Drilling Co., set the Class D record with a 353-ci fuel injected Chrysler at Bonneville<WBR>. At the same time, Ray had built another Hemi for the famed Shadoff Special. The engine was a destroked from 331 (factory standard) to a 302-ci. The Shadoff went an astounding 236.36 and broke the Internatio<WBR>nal record, much to the consternat<WBR>ion of “professio<WBR>nal” land speed racers.

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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 07:44 AM
Julian Doty

In The Early 30‚s Julian spent weekends at Grandma‚s with uncle George DuVall, who became famous for his roadster windshield<WBR>s. They would cruise around in his Cragar powered 29 A roadster tricked out with fender skirts. In 34, Julian and uncle George made their first trip to Muroc together. Julian bought his first car off Jack Bartz’s used car lot at La Brea and Santa Monica with money earned from odd jobs and Pop bottles. It was a 29 Model A roadster with an Olds 3-port mill in it. In his spare time, the adventurou<WBR>s Julian pulled the 3-port from his 29 and then bought a Miller-Sch<WBR>oefeld from Curley Grandall, who had raced it at Ascot for $120. His payments were $5. per week. He next ran it at the lakes but it was not fast enough, so in 1940 Julian built up a 31 model A roadster and bettered 101MPH at Muroc. Behind the Seaside Gas station at Santa Monica and Spalding was the original B & S . . .

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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 07:48 AM
Dick Kraft

Dick was born in the sleepy California farming community of Anaheim in 1921, where the smell of citrus groves not exhaust fumes permeated the air. Some dang fool gave me a roadster when I was 14 and ruined my whole cotton-pic<WBR>kin’ life, begins Dick Kraft on his entry into the world of hot rods. Then, I had a ‘29 Model A with Kelseys and a Winfield head that I paid for by working on the family ranches. I wasn’t getting anywhere [with the four-bange<WBR>r] so I bought a ‘32 roadster with side mounts and 18-inch wheels for $200. In high school, we had a car club called the Plutocrats<WBR>. Every Saturday night, we would street race to hold [onto] our number-one status. Street racing, while we don’t condone it, is a part of hot rod history. The legends of the sport didn’t become heros by collecting stamps as kids they were racers.

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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 07:57 AM
Fred Larsen

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The first AC-Cobra being assembled at Dean Moon's Mooneyes facility in Santa Fe Springs in September of 1962. Seated in the passanger seat is Fred Larsen. Photo by Dave Friedman, 2403 S. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92707 (714) 540-7422 Fred and Marylou Larsen Collection<WBR>.


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Fred Larsen on the right never forgot the details. Here he is seen waxing the chassis after it was painted. Photo by Don Cummins. Fred and Marylou Larsen Collection<WBR>.


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The finished chassis of the Larsen & Cummins streamline<WBR>r. Photo by Don Cummins. Fred and Marylou Larsen Collection<WBR>.


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Fred Larsen getting ready to change rear end gears at Bonneville in his #115 class D modified roadster. Fred and MaryLou Larsen Collection<WBR>.


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The Larsen & Cummins roadster at the Riverside 1/2 mile drags in Sept of '59. The car set a gs roadster record of 149 mph. Fred and Mary Lou larsen Collection<WBR>.


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Unloading after the April 1956 Rusetta meet. Fred Larsen spun at about 190mph and then hit a spectator about 160 mph. Fred's comment "his fanny sure sure put a dent in the nose. Fred nd Mary Lou Larsen Collection<WBR>.


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On July 13, 1958 at the Rusetta Timing Associatio<WBR>n meet at El Mirage Rollo Brown piloted the Larsen & Cummins GOB class roadster to a record of 170.32 mph. Car is shown at the June meet. Fred and Mary Lou Larsen Collection<WBR>.


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The boys celebratin<WBR>g with beer and mud pies just before leaving for Bonneville Speedweek in 1959. Fred and Mary Lou Larsen Collection<WBR>.


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Loaded and ready for the trip to Bonneville in '59. Fred and Mary Lou Larsen Collection<WBR>.

BrerHair
03-08-2010, 08:00 AM
At the age of 15, Don Montgomery was firmly hooked on hot rodding. He got his education hanging around speed shops learning from the technical discussion<WBR>s of his peers. As he mentions, "the final exam was the actual doing of the modificati<WBR>ons to your own engine and car".

As a member of the Velociteer<WBR>s Don went to his first lake meet in 1948. A year later he joined the Glendale Coupe and Roadster Club (GCRC) keeping company with legends such as Howard Johansen, Tom "Acmo" McLaughlin and Racer Brown. The club won many trophies and won the points championsh<WBR>ip in 1951.
In 1952 Don came 2nd. with his Cord in the Russetta Individual Points Championsh<WBR>ip. He set the Class B Sedan record (137.509 mph) with a straight eight Buick engine and came back to set the 1953 record using a GMC engine in a 1937 Cord.
When drag racing started, Don embraced it with a passion. He ran his Cord and an A Fuel '32 coupe that held many records at most of the So Cal drag strips.

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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 08:07 AM
Frank Morimoto

In the early 30’s, at a time when the SCTA did not exist, Frank Morimoto was an active participant in dry lakes racing. The place was Muroc and the organization was the Muroc Timing Association. With his brother George, he would make the trek to Muroc in ’28 Touring car. Once on the lake they would remove the fenders, lights and anything else to make it look like a hot rod.
Once Frank had been introduced to Bell Auto Parts, there was no stopping his enthusiasm and need for speed. Every penny earned from his job in the family store would go into obtaining speed parts.
When the SCTA was formed in 1937 Frank became a member of the Mobilers. Having acquired a set of Mercedes Superchargers Frank was able to compete with the best of them. In 1937, with a four port Riley in his beautiful ’29 roaster, Frank would obtain a respectable speed of 122.97 MPH.

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Muroc dry lake 1935.


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Caron dry lake.


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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 08:31 AM
Bob Morton got his first taste of hot rodding when neighbor Jim Tucker and Arnold Birner involved him in the building of a roasdster with a 4-port Riley. It wasn't long before Bob had saved up enough to buy a roadster with friend Dale Riley.

While still at school, Bob got a part time job at Ansen Automotive (run by Jack Andrews and Lou Senter). He was soon building engines for the company, working on their midgets as well as customers' hot rods.

In 1948 Bob made his first trip to Rosemond where he survived an end over end flip due to a rear wheel separating. He returned the following week to set a Rusetta record with the Tattersfield-Baron belly tank.
At the early age of 18, Bob was getting a reputation as a competitive and highly skilled engine builder. He ran his engines in George Rubio's '29 Roadster setting top speeds at Mojave and SCTA meets. In 1949 at the first SCTA sanctioned Bonneville meet, Bob came 3rd in the C class with a top speed of 135 mph.
For Bob every weekend was spent at the dry lakes running Ansen cars or customers' cars with his own engines. from 1948 to 1950 he successfully raised the stock bodied roadster record to 144 mph to 148 mph, eventually becoming the first to do 150 mph in May of 1950.
In the same period he also ran his engines in seven different cars including Ak Miller's T Roadster, running 150 mph at the SCTA-AMA shootout.
So good were his engines that the top cam grinders used them as testbeds. Isky, Howard Johanson and Clay Smith all used them as did Charley Nordens for his carbs and 180 degree cranks; Ted Halibrand for his Q.C. Center section; Howard Johanson for his first fuel injector and Tattersfield-Baron for their heads and 4-carb manifold. Most of Ansen's speed equipment was also tested on Bob Morton's engines.

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Bob Morton's first hot rod, 1947. He paid $440 for it. Shown with Bob is his mom. Bob Morton Collection<WBR>.


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Morton-Rub<WBR>io This car ran at the 4/18/48 Mojave Timing Associatio<WBR>n meet and turned a speed of 112.92 mph. George Rubio of the Roadusters placed 9th in class B roadster. The '34 behind the car belongs to the Roadusters team of Shaw-Melch<WBR>ert. It ran 106.26 mph and placed 15th in class B roadster.A picture of both cars at this meet appears in Vol 3, N0. 25 (5/48) uf the California Timing News on page 5. Bob Morton Collection<WBR>.


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Bob Morton age 16 in 1947 with pasenger Louis Senter posing in Bob's '29 Ford roaster. Louis Senter Collection


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Front view of the Tattersfie<WBR>ld-Barron tank at a Rusetta Timing Associatio<WBR>n meet. Bob Morton Collection<WBR>.


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Bob Morton ran "The Old Mule" road racer 128 mph at Lake Clarles, LA in 1952


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Bob Morton's roadster in primer. Bob Morton Collection<WBR>.


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The remains of the Morton-Rub<WBR>io car after the crsh at El Mirage. Bob Morton Collection<WBR>.


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This it what was left of the Morton-Rub<WBR>io roadster at El Mirage on 5/7/50 after it crashed. Driver Bob Robinson didn't survive. Bob Morton Collection<WBR>.


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Santa Ana Drags. 1950. Bob Morton's dad tuning Bob's engine installed in Herb Ast's coupe. Bob Morton Collection<WBR>.

BrerHair
03-08-2010, 08:33 AM
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The Tattersfie<WBR>ld-Barron car is shown at the second annual Southern California Timing Associatio<WBR>n Hot Rod Showin january 1949 at the California State Guard Armory. The ten day show was signifigan<WBR>t for being the first Hot Rod exhibit to be seen on television<WBR>. Bob Morton Collection<WBR>.

BrerHair
03-08-2010, 08:36 AM
For $25, Bob and Dick Pierson acquired a rusty 34 coupe that was to become one of the world’s most famous hot rods. With the help of Bobby Meeks and the Vic Edelbrock crew, the Bros created not only the sleekest looking hot rod of its time but one that outran the competitio<WBR>n. Its top was chopped 5 inches and the front was given a hand formed nose.
After running 140mph at a Russetta meet, the SCTA, wary of their rival’s timing equipment accuracy, invited them to campaign 2D at their meet. The clock controvers<WBR>y ended when 2D turned over 150mph. The Bros won 3 out of 11 classes and was second only to Alex Xydias’ So-cal streamline<WBR>r


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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 08:41 AM
PHIL REMINGTON has been involved in every aspect of motor racing. From a young hot rodder on the dry lakes, Phil soon became involved in profession<WBR>al racing. He was part of the Shelby Cobra team; the Lance Reventlow formula One team in Monte Carlo and Dan Gurney’s All American racers team at the Indy 500.
As a teenage member of the Santa Monica Low Flyers, Phil Remington was kept the company of legends such as Vic Edelbrock, Stu Hilborn and Phil Hill. After the war he campaigned a modified Model A with a Flathead setting a class record of 136 mph at El Mirage. Soon Rem was building intake manifolds for Eddie Meyer while building Indy cars for millionair<WBR>e Sterling Edwards. After that he spent some time with Stu Hilborn. In 1960 he worked on the Scarab and later moved on to join forces with Shelby and the Ford Le Mans Racing program.


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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 08:47 AM
Otto Ryssman

In 1947 Otto took a '34 Ford Coupe to Rosemond and turned a respectabl<WBR>e 112 MPH. The following year he campaigned a '29 roadster with a Flathead Merc. As a member of the Gasketeers<WBR>, Otto's racing career and timing tags expanded. The young Otto soon struck up a friendship with legendary cam grinder Chuck Potvin. Potvin converted a 12-cylinde<WBR>r Zephyr ignition over to an 8 as well as converted the carbuerati<WBR>on from gasoline to alcohol. Otto's hot rods became the tools for Potvin's fuel and cam experiment<WBR>s.
While Otto's success on the lakes were due to his ingenuity and determinat<WBR>ion, he friendship<WBR>s with the likes of Earl Evans, Vic Edelbrock Sr. and the young and brilliant Chet Herbert accelerate<WBR>d his learning curve in a few short years. When the Santa Ana drags opened up in 1950, Otto and partner Tiny Conkle began to experiment with dragster design. While many people believe The Bug was the first sling shot dragster, records indicate that Otto and Tiny were the first to invent it.


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Fred Carrillo's streamline<WBR>r. It used to be the Post Streamline<WBR>r. Otto Ryssman drove it in 1953 (Otto Ryssman Collection<WBR>)


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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 08:56 AM
Louis Senter


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Louis Senter posing behind the Holmes & Kugel Bonneville roadster. Louis Senter Collection<WBR>. From aPoloroid


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Bonneville August 25-31, 1958. The Kamboor-Sa<WBR>nchez-Anse<WBR>n Special #201 Class D Coupe and Sedan. A 1953 Studebaker set a new two-way average of 184.479 mph powered by a Chrysler Hemi early in the week. With 100% Nitromthan<WBR>e the car qualified for a new record at 210.40 mph. The first leg the car ran 210. On the return run the engine blew up. This is the first Coupe and Sedan class car to exceed 200 mph,4th from left, Louis Senter. Louis Senter Collection


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Takeing a wild ride at Carrol Speedway. Photograph<WBR>y by Walt Mahony 2247 W. 14th Street, Los Angeles. DU(nkirk)-<WBR>9-0156 Louis Senter Collection<WBR>.


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An early version of Louis Senter with his V8-60 powered midget shown at 5-H Ranch. Driver Marty Kline was a SCMRA driver. Lou adding some rollover and side nerf bars later on. Louis Senter Collection<WBR>.


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Louis Senter and Doc Harvey ran this V8-80 powered midget in 1946-47. Driver Eddie Johnson. louis Senter Collection<WBR>.


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Bob Morton age 16 in 1947 with pasenger Louis Senter posing in Bob's '29 Ford roaster. Louis Senter Collection

BrerHair
03-08-2010, 09:01 AM
As young teenagers In 1930, Tom and Bill Spalding took a 1923 Chevy, stripped it down and raced through their orange groves. from that moment on they were hooked. Their next venture was a 1929 Ford Touring Car on which they tested four different cylinder heads: 2 flatheads a Miller-Sch<WBR>ofield and a Miller 4-O-V overhead valve unit. When they took the car to Muroc the overhead camshaft froze.
Not to be deterred, the brothers got their hands on a '29 roaster chassis and body and installed a 1935 Ford V-8 (which the ported and relieved. Tom milled a set of aluminum heads at his high school auto shop and Bill made a two carburetor intake manifold for two #48 carbs. with the help of Kenny Harmon's camshaft, they were set for their next venture to the lakes. while they turned a respectabl<WBR>e 96 MPH, the brothers noticed the ignition cut out at 4750 RPM. Back home, Tom Bill and John Blackwood invented the first Spalding ignition which exceeded 8000 RPM- something that had never been done.


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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 09:09 AM
Dave Thormin. No bio on him.

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Front view of Dave Thormin's '27 T bodied street rod. Dave "Monk Thormin Collection<WBR>.


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A Gophers car gets muddy. El Mirage 1945. Dave "monk" Thormin Collection<WBR>.


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A pair of Gophers getting ready to roll. Dave "Monk" Thormin Collection<WBR>.


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El Mirage 1945.


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#19 is Albatas Edward Neally, #100 is Jimmy Narin's sharp '29, #17 is Albatas Veda Orr's Denver headed '32. They are waiting to run at the first S.C.T.A. event after the war on 10/7/45. It got rained out. Rosemond. Dave "Monk Thormin Collection<WBR>.


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Dave Thormin's '27. Dave "Monk Thormin Collection<WBR>.


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The dashboard of Dave Thormin's '27 roadster. Note cut down steering wheel, brodie knob gagues and the manditory wine bottle. Dave "Monk" Thormin Collection<WBR>.


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Autocrats Dave Thormin ran this model A chassis with a V-8 installed sporting a '27 body. Dave "Monk" Thormin Collection<WBR>.

BrerHair
03-08-2010, 09:12 AM
Jack Underwood. When you have a father whose idea of a weekend outing is a trip to El Mirage or Santa Ana, you cannot fail to fall in love with hot rodding. From as far back as Jack can remember, hot rodding has always been an integral part of his life.

At the age of 14 Jack got his first roadster. His childhood was consumed with drag racing and the dry lakes. In 1955 Jack and his dad made a pilgrimage to Bonneville with their roadster where Jack turned 136.96 mph. There was no turning back.
Jack Underwood is known throughout the hot rodding community as the SCTA historian, a well deserved reputation for a man who cares passionate<WBR>ly about preserving and promoting this wonderful history. You can still find Jack each morning holding court in his museum/lib<WBR>rary/garag<WBR>e, bench racing and B-Sing with fellow old timers.

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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 09:15 AM
Don Waite

Unfairly known as “The Dumb Kid” Don proved at an early age to be anything but. At the age of 16 Don was racing a Model T with a Cragar overhead and 4-banger at the lakes. In order transfer weight and get traction to the back he put the engine in the rear. The next year, 1948, Don placed a Model A engine and ran 111 mph. With fine tuning and more experience he finally got the car up to 150 mph in 1950. Suddenly the Dumb Kid from Temple City was setting all the records, much to the annoyance of the older guys.
It was at Bonneville that Bobby Meeks introduced Don to nitro methane. Without knowing what he running on (but with eyes stinging) Don turned a remarkable 196 mph, much to his own amazement and that of other hot rodders.


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BrerHair
03-08-2010, 09:20 AM
A Ford man through and through, John Wolf was an engine builder that competed with the best of them. As a young man working for the Ford Agency, John would spend his nights building engines preparing his cars for the lakes.
After serving as a helicopter mechanic in the Korean war, John got straight back to racing and built a 27 T modified roadster with a blown flathead that turned 188 mph at Bonneville<WBR>. In 1959 John and Bob Bowen went to Bonneville with the Shadoff Special, a streamline<WBR>r in which Ray Brown still held the SCTA record. With a 258-ci Dodge built by John they managed to clock 259 mph to be the new record holders. In 1960 they returned to challenge the FIA record and managed to get a one mile record of 252 mph.


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Bonneville 1950.


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El Mirage.


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El Mirage 1950.


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El Mirage 1950.


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BrerHair
03-09-2010, 09:24 AM
Sorry, ya'll, I got a bit carried away with the history thing. Believe I overstepped the line between great historic LA photos and hot rod history.

I am completely unqualified to deliver hot rod history and as I sit here and look at it I realize it is pretty pathetic. I mean here we are at the altar of Hot Rod and I'm telling you about all these guys?

Apologize for making an ass of myself. I was about to post some great dry lakes pics from R&C and then it hit me (what a dumbass I am). :o

There, I feel better. :)

Django
03-09-2010, 09:27 AM
The hot rod stuff is definitely cool. I enjoy the earlier posts though because it's not stuff I have seen or expected to see.

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 09:29 AM
Hey, you're doing all of us a great service. You having nothing to feel bad about. If anything, we owe you a big THANK YOU!
Any more goodies that you have? Start a thread just labeled "historic car stuff" and let 'er rip.
We cant get enough of this stuff...

BrerHair
03-09-2010, 03:38 PM
Thanks. I'm fresh out, will have to go treasure hunting. Sam?

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 04:14 PM
on Gage Avenue, not far from Bell Auto Parts

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1006.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/HAMB%202/offy2.jpg

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 05:00 PM
from the book, "Los Angeles, Portrait of a City"....almost 600 pages of amazing photos...a stunning book for any of you native Southern California guys, like me....

move in day in one of the new suburbs in 1953

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1007.jpg

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 05:28 PM
1949...the new car culture after the end of World War II in full swing as Los Angeles has drive-in fever...even a drive-in liquor store

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1009.jpg

61TBird
03-09-2010, 05:32 PM
from the book, "Los Angeles, Portrait of a City"....almost 600 pages of amazing photos...a stunning book for any of you native Southern California guys, like me....

move in day in one of the new suburbs in 1953

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1007.jpg

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
Now THAT'S a block party!!

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 05:34 PM
on Slauson, 1957

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1010.jpg

BrerHair
03-09-2010, 05:36 PM
That is too good, Doug. Please scan the shit out of that book. Those are among the best pics yet. That moving day is surreal !

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 05:44 PM
1947...police officers escort Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" to the harbor

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1011.jpg

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 05:54 PM
1957, Jane Mansfield surrounded by novelty bottles in her image...
I remember when I was a kid, when Dad would take us for a "sunday drive" when we would drive down Sunset Blvd. just west of "the Sunset Strip", there would be the house that she shared with husband, boxer, Mickey Hargitay...pink pool, too...you could see it from the street

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1012.jpg

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 05:57 PM
1965...drive-in churchs, too...drive-in damn near everything

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1013.jpg

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 06:01 PM
1958...more drive-in stuff...this time inoculations

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1014.jpg

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 06:10 PM
jazz at "the Lighthouse" 1960

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1015.jpg

39cent
03-09-2010, 06:33 PM
No, Don, they raced midgets at the Coliseum and at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, but no boards



Not to be picky but they did have a board track at the Coloseum. My Dad took me to a race there, but after a really great start it didnt catch on and was finally dismantled. I have a book on it, also dad took me to see the midgets at Gilmore stadium.

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 06:48 PM
Not to be picky but they did have a board track at the Coloseum. My Dad took me to a race there, but after a really great start it didnt catch on and was finally dismantled. I have a book on it, also dad took me to see the midgets at Gilmore stadium.

I didn't know that...obviously. I wonder why they wouldn't just race on the dirt that was already there? I learn something everyday, thanks.

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 06:54 PM
nice hat :)

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1016.jpg

296ardun
03-09-2010, 06:56 PM
Hey, you're doing all of us a great service. You having nothing to feel bad about. If anything, we owe you a big THANK YOU!
Any more goodies that you have? Start a thread just labeled "historic car stuff" and let 'er rip.
We cant get enough of this stuff...
I agree!...thanks for posting...(The AHRF has one of the greatest history of hot rods collection, though I wish they would not put their logo over the photos, maybe at the bottom?

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 07:04 PM
lots of fond memories of the beaches of Santa Monica and north to Malibu, this photo is from 1955

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1017.jpg

BrerHair
03-09-2010, 07:18 PM
Damn Doug, these photos are the best. I can dig the drive-in church! Guess that means no tie!

Mazooma1
03-09-2010, 07:20 PM
damn doug, these photos are the best. I can dig the drive-in church! Guess that means no tie!


no pants!

BrerHair
03-09-2010, 07:24 PM
no pants!

You California dudes have always been way ahead of us! :):D

big creep
03-09-2010, 10:24 PM
very very cool! ill take a picture of the old jail and post it tomorrow. its an art center now i think? thank you guys for posting all this great stuff!

Kustom55
03-10-2010, 06:38 AM
1958...more drive-in stuff...this time inoculations

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1014.jpg


lol or drive in tattoo parlor...

Bullet Nose
03-10-2010, 08:13 AM
Thanks for this photo. I don't remember if it was in Inglewood or just east of Inglewood, but we cruised there many times from Redondo Beach and I couldn't remember if it was the Witch Stand or Wich Stand. This photo answers that question.

Wonder if it's still there.

on Slauson, 1957

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1010.jpg

Bullet Nose
03-10-2010, 08:19 AM
Downtown Hermosa Beach. Our car club, the Magoos, bought a Olds powered 40 Ford coupe from one of the jazz musicians that played there. May have been Howard Rumsey as we went to his house in Hermosa one afternoon and he was still in bed. The car was later auctioned off to make money to invest in the club's flathead powered Willys coupe.


jazz at "the Lighthouse" 1960

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-09-1015.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 12:44 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/AngelsFlightOperator.jpg
Angels Flight Operator during the time most of Bunker Hill buildings were being torn down.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 12:46 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/BottsDotslaidByHand1966.jpg
Installing Botts Dots by hand 1966 on the 101 Freeway. Sure dont do it that way now.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 12:49 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/CentralStation-1.jpg

Central Police Station 1920

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 12:51 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/FuneralForSheriffAguirre.jpg
Funeral

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 12:54 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/Groucho.jpg

OOPS, That You Groucho ??

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 01:00 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/WhiteLogCoffeeShop.jpg

White Log Cabin Cafe

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 01:04 PM
<a href="http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/?action=view&current=WilshireAndWestern.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/WilshireAndWestern.jpg" border="0" alt="Wiltern Theater Wilshire and Western"></a>
Looking East on Wilshire Bl. at Western Av.. Wiltern Theater is still there, notice 5P.M. traffic and use of reverse lane to handle it.

Michael Ferner
03-10-2010, 01:44 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/Groucho.jpg

OOPS, That You Groucho ??

And Chico!! A Day At The Races! :D

Great thread, everyone, I am enjoying it thoroughly!!!

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 02:38 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/MassTransit.jpg
Mass transit at rest...

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 02:40 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/SafetyWarning.jpg
Hermosa Beach traffic safety reminder..

BuickBorracho
03-10-2010, 02:42 PM
Love that Wiltern shot. wow!

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 02:43 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/SnowInDowntownLA.jpg

Big giant snow and hail storm of 1944 in downtown L.A.. The news has been on "storm watch" ever since. You guys back East must be rolling on the floor.

Irish Mike
03-10-2010, 02:47 PM
Sad to see we had those electric cars, tore them out and now want them back.....

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 05:24 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/JohnMarshallHigh.jpg
John Marshall High School L.A...Been in lots of movies.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 05:28 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/4thandHill4bh.jpg
4th and Hill St. Downtown

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 05:35 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/4thSt4bh.jpg
Another Downtown shot.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 05:38 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/5thAndHill.jpg
5th and Hill St.

Mazooma1
03-10-2010, 05:53 PM
The Yucca Vine Market designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son, Lloyd.
This photo caught my attention because of the, what appears to be, Model A double door panel delivery truck....my first hot rod in 1966

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-10-1010.jpg

Mazooma1
03-10-2010, 06:01 PM
1930, the Pantages Theater, on Hollywood Blvd. One of the finest movie houses in the City.
My wife and I went to see the play, "Wicked" two years ago, and it still is quite a sight....quite a place

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-10-1011.jpg

Mazooma1
03-10-2010, 06:08 PM
1934, believe it or not, this is a gas station.
This station would customize blended oils together for each type of vehicle.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-10-1012.jpg

Mazooma1
03-10-2010, 06:14 PM
1933, Gilmore Gas Station
"Roar, With Gilmore"

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-10-1014.jpg

Mazooma1
03-10-2010, 06:27 PM
1932, Los Angeles all dolled up to welcome the Olympic Games

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-10-1015.jpg

Mazooma1
03-10-2010, 06:33 PM
1930, McDonnell's Drive-in at the corner of La Brea and Beverly

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-10-1016.jpg

Mazooma1
03-10-2010, 06:38 PM
no caption needed...just another day in El Lay
Although not a native tree, the Eucalyptus trees are everywhere throughout the city.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-10-1017.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 06:50 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/6thandMain4bh.jpg
6th and Main, the Pacific Electric building.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-10-2010, 06:53 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/7thandMain4bh.jpg
7th and Main St.

Mazooma1
03-10-2010, 07:18 PM
1939, Simon's Barbecue Drive-In
Fairfax and Wilshire Blvd.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-10-1018.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-11-2010, 09:12 AM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/7thSt4bh.jpg
7th Street

OLLIN
03-11-2010, 03:37 PM
Thanks for this photo. I don't remember if it was in Inglewood or just east of Inglewood, but we cruised there many times from Redondo Beach and I couldn't remember if it was the Witch Stand or Wich Stand. This photo answers that question.

Wonder if it's still there.

Yeah, its still there. Its like a health food place now though.

Mazooma, THANK YOU!!! these are awesome.

where was the 1939, Simon's Barbecue Drive-In
Fairfax and Wilshire Blvd located? That is a great shot.. I live real close to that intersection. There's the art deco "mayco" building from about that same time (now LACMA), then across the street was Romeo's Times Square (Now Johnnie's-but closed) designed by armet and davis in the 50's, then across the street is the Welton Beckett building from the 60's (Now the Petersen Museum) and across on the opposite corner is some 80's office building or something.. Which corner was that one on?

OLLIN
03-11-2010, 03:40 PM
By the way, I just heard on the radio that "Angel's FLight" is set to re-open very soon.
It was first built in 1901, closed down in the 60's, re-opened in the 90's then closed after an accident about 10 years ago where 7 people were injured and an elderly man was killed. Hopefully they have worked out all the bugs, its a really neat piece of LA history.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/AngelsFlightOperator.jpg
Angels Flight Operator during the time most of Bunker Hill buildings were being torn down.

Stu Padasso
03-11-2010, 04:11 PM
Mazooma- I love this! Born St. Lukes 1945, graduated Temple City High in 1963, running Mazzoma plates on my truck (seems like you should have them)- remember any of these names?
-5 Points Shopping Center El Monte
-Squareburger Restaurant Rosemead
-Twoeys Drive-In (Home of the Stinko-burger) So. Pasadena
-Nash's Department Stores
-Hackett's Men Stores West Arcadia, Pasadena
-Sticks Unlimited Pasadena
-Clearmans/Northwoods Inn San Gabriel (still there I hear)
-Go Kart Mfg/Bug Engineering/Steens/Palmini (I'm still playing with Go Karts)

Great memories! Thanks, Steve

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 04:40 PM
Mazooma- I love this! Born St. Lukes 1945, graduated Temple City High in 1963, running Mazzoma plates on my truck (seems like you should have them)- remember any of these names?
-5 Points Shopping Center El Monte
-Squareburger Restaurant Rosemead
-Twoeys Drive-In (Home of the Stinko-burger) So. Pasadena
-Nash's Department Stores
-Hackett's Men Stores West Arcadia, Pasadena
-Sticks Unlimited Pasadena
-Clearmans/Northwoods Inn San Gabriel (still there I hear)
-Go Kart Mfg/Bug Engineering/Steens/Palmini (I'm still playing with Go Karts)

Great memories! Thanks, Steve


WOW...you must be my long lost brother!

I was born at St. Lukes in 1950

Twoey's is still there

Clearman's Northwoods is still there at Huntington and Rosemead

"Sticks Unlimited" is gone, but I rememeber both locations. The first was on the north side of Colorado across the street from Caldwell Tires. Then they moved to the S/W corner of Colorado and Allen. I remember in the early 70's they had some fiberglass funny car bodies on the rooftop.

Hackett's mens store I went to in West Arcadia in the late 60's. Great sweaters and Pendletons

5 Points, of course in El Monte

I graduated from Arcadia High in 1968
ahhhh, high school...
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/1968AHS3.jpg

Nash's Departent store we went to was at Baldwin and Naomi in West Arcadia, south of Barrons, Hinshaws and Richards Mens Store

How about Stoppels clothing in Temple City?

Hastings Drive in, Pasadena
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/HastingsDrive-in0001-1.jpg

Johns Bike Shop on Rosemead in East Pasadena?
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/07-10-0911.jpg

this is the Nash's today, being re-built as a fitness center
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/DSC_0007.jpg

still on Duarte Rd. in Arcadia after 43 years...MMmmmmm
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/DSC_0001-1.jpg

you must remember Ballards on Live Oak
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/feb25-05.jpg

this was just north of Nash's on Baldwin
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/144N5.jpg

St. Lukes
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/144N3.jpg

looking north on Baldwin, Nash's on the left
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/NorthonBaldwin-1.jpg

I'll bet you remember my Model A Panel and the Anglia behind it was Bob Hine's, a Temple City guy along with my buddy, Gary Lorenzini
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/pt1-68.jpg

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 04:47 PM
Yeah, its still there. Its like a health food place now though.

Mazooma, THANK YOU!!! these are awesome.

where was the 1939, Simon's Barbecue Drive-In
Fairfax and Wilshire Blvd located? That is a great shot.. I live real close to that intersection. There's the art deco "mayco" building from about that same time (now LACMA), then across the street was Romeo's Times Square (Now Johnnie's-but closed) designed by armet and davis in the 50's, then across the street is the Welton Beckett building from the 60's (Now the Petersen Museum) and across on the opposite corner is some 80's office building or something.. Which corner was that one on?

Sorry, I have no idea..I scanned that from the book, "Los Angeles, Portrait if a City" 600 pages of photos that are just incredible. The book weighs nine pounds!

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 04:49 PM
Mazooma-

Great memories! Thanks, Steve

Stu, Back at ya! :)

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/1934%20Ford/mazooma.jpg

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 05:01 PM
The Follies Theater in downtown Los Angeles in 1946.
Sheesh, I can't imagine that this would be a big deal, but I guess in 1946 this was "risque". Some 22 years later when I was a senior in high school about 20 of us went to this place to see "the burlies" as we called the old burlesque house. We were supposed to be 21, but we 17 year olds were let in anyways.
I'll tell ya, sitting there with my friends all with a belly full of beer, I still didn't know what the "big deal" was of going to the "burlies". For an hour, some 200 pound black chick had tassles on her boobs and she could make the tassles spin in opposite directions. Whoopie!
I guess our generation just needed a little more excitement that the generation before us did.


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-11-1001.jpg

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 05:35 PM
1940, the grand opening of the "Arroyo Seco Parkway" freeway, now known as the "Pasadena Freeway". It was built in a natural wash bed, thus the many curves. It runs from Pasadena to the northern part of downtown Los Angeles in the Elysian Park area where Dodger Stadium is today.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-11-1002.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-11-2010, 05:42 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/WilshireAtKenmore4bh.jpg[/
Wilshire and Kenmore

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-11-2010, 05:45 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/WilshireAndWestern-1.jpg
Another view of Wilshire and Western and the Wiltern Theater, it is still there by the way. The big round dome building is a Jewish Temple.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-11-2010, 05:51 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/WesternAuto.jpg
Western Auto on Wilshire Bl.

Special Ed
03-11-2010, 05:54 PM
If I remember my history correctly, the Arroyo Seco Parkway was the first freeway ever built...I haven't driven on it since about 1970, but I still recall the short, steep on/off ramps.

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 06:06 PM
Ed, it still has onramps with a stop sign at the place where the onramp merges with the freeway :eek:
The good thing is it's a great excuse to light 'em up to get up to freeway speed?
"Well, officer, how would you expect me NOT to get clobbered if I hadn't floored it?" :):):)

and, yes, it is considered the first freeway

metalman
03-11-2010, 06:09 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/WilshireAndWestern-1.jpg
Another view of Wilshire and Western and the Wiltern Theater, it is still there by the way. The big round dome building is a Jewish Temple.
Did ya all notice the hot rod in the pic? looks to be a fenderless duece roadster, judging from the other cars it's probably pre war. Kids in the rumble seat. Wow, LA hot rodding roots!

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 06:13 PM
Did ya all notice the hot rod in the pic? looks to be a fenderless duece roadster, judging from the other cars it's probably pre war. Kids in the rumble seat. Wow, LA hot rodding roots!

local troublemakers!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/WilshireAndWestern-1.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-11-2010, 06:34 PM
[QUOTE=Mazooma1;5007967]1940, the grand opening of the "Arroyo Seco Parkway" freeway, now known as the "Pasadena Freeway". It was built in a natural wash bed, thus the many curves. It runs from Pasadena to the northern part of downtown Los Angeles in the Elysian Park area where Dodger Stadium is today.

It's a nasty freeway, I have been rear ended twice up by the tunnels. Both times they ran and I chased them down. One I sent to jail for a felony as his girl friend went into the windshield. I stay off of it when in town if the Dodger game lets out, guess what they were doing while watching the ball game. Messed up my Baja Bug and my 73 Chev. Step Side pick up bad. Nasty when it is raining too.

big creep
03-11-2010, 06:44 PM
if you ever get a chance to make it out here, make a trip to the freeway, its always fun trying to get on. the on ramps are really short!!!!!!

1940, the grand opening of the "Arroyo Seco Parkway" freeway, now known as the "Pasadena Freeway". It was built in a natural wash bed, thus the many curves. It runs from Pasadena to the northern part of downtown Los Angeles in the Elysian Park area where Dodger Stadium is today.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-11-1002.jpg

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 07:28 PM
I avoid it, but it can be fun for a short run to Chinatown for dinner...but you have to be looking in your mirror, the import idiots think that the freeway is Lemans.
I don't know if any of you locals would remember the gas station at the end of the freeway, which was also the towing service for the freeway accidents. They would park "the wreck of the week" (as we called it) right on the corner of the gas station property as a warning to drivers who were about ready to get on the freeway.
Back in about '69 or so, they had an red XKE Jag roadster that was cut in half on display.....yikes

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 08:36 PM
Los Angeles County/USC hospital. Built during the era of the WPA, it has long been a fixture in Los Angeles. Most of us just refer to it as General Hospital, because it's image was used for so many years on the TV soap opera of the same name.
There is a "new" hospital on the grounds, so much of the old building is now empty. It will remain as is for the reason that the cost of its demolition would be too expensive. There is tons upon tons of asbestos in the structure, so all of it would have to be removed before demolition could begin.
My Dad always told me that this was the hospital that you want to go to if you had a bad traffic accident. This hospital deals with so much trauma, gun shot victims, and other traumatic injuries that they equiped to deal with life and death, urgent needs of the public.
BUT, if you have insurance, you just want to be stablized and then transported to another hospital. Nobody wants to remain here because of the overcrowding and the wait for care.
A guy down the street was showing off on his motorcycle in the desert and broke his leg. His friends took him to General Hospital because he, at 26 years old, didn't have any insurance. They set his leg, gave him pain pills, crutches, etc....all free, of course. And then he had the nerve to complain because he had to wait for two hours to be treated.
I said, "if you weren't such a self-centered slacker who always had money for booze, bikes and strip clubs, then you could afford health insurance".
He really didn't like it when I asked him how it felt to be "on welfare".....which is exactly what he got.


Oh, Legion Ascot Speedway was just east of the hospital.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Janice%20Doug/144N4.jpg

bertbrown
03-11-2010, 08:51 PM
I don't know if any of you locals would remember the gas station at the end of the freeway, which was also the towing service for the freeway accidents. They would park "the wreck of the week" (as we called it) right on the corner of the gas station property as a warning to drivers who were about ready to get on the freeway.
Back in about '69 or so, they had an red XKE Jag roadster that was cut in half on display.....yikes

Yep, I remember it. Called Ward's Towing. I also remember the E Jag, supposed to be wrecked by some georgeous babe who lost her legs in the accident, not killed. Who knows how much "truth" to that story! There were some pretty bad wrecks on display there over the years.

Irish Mike
03-11-2010, 08:51 PM
Re: LAC/USC hospital.......I think it's also on the national register of "Historical Buildings" which would be another reason it will not be torn down.

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 09:00 PM
Re: LAC/USC hospital.......I think it's also on the national register of "Historical Buildings" which would be another reason it will not be torn down.

Your probably right. It still has the operating room that is surrounded with class and medical students would sit in the "bleachers" and watch operations being performed. It still is "a teaching" hospital, that's why it has the affiliation with USC.
The student/glass/operation room was used in the opening scene for the TV show.."Ben Casey".

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 09:38 PM
Singer Abby Lane in front of "Ciro's" who was married to orchestra leader Xavier Cugat. This is from 1954. I remember in the mid-60's the Sunset Strip had it all. Whiskey-a-Gogo, Ben Franks, the Playboy Club, Pandora's Box, nightclubs for "adults" and the hot spots for the younger crowd.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-11-1003.jpg

Mazooma1
03-11-2010, 10:12 PM
1953. a family shows off the fruits of the new consumer wealth...no credit cards to speak of and the products were ALL made in America....
I'll always will have fond memories of the 1950's. There wasn't much not to like.
Police and teachers were respected. Your parents made the rules and there were consequences if you broke those rules.
I grew up in the suburb of Los Angeles, Arcadia, in a 900 sq. ft. house which we didn't think was small for the four of us.
When we fell out of a tree or crashed our bikes, we'd dust ourselves off and wipe the small amount of blood on our Levis and keep playing. The whole neighborhood would celebrate everyone's birthday. The men, the wives, the kids, everyone's birthday. All neighborhoods were, themselves, small communities. Everyone took care of eachother. Summer brought out the barbeques and "Slip 'n Slides" and the winter's brought out the Christmas Carolers and popcorn around the fireplaces.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-11-1004.jpg

TUMBLEWEED GARAGE
03-11-2010, 10:50 PM
I avoid it, but it can be fun for a short run to Chinatown for dinner...but you have to be looking in your mirror, the import idiots think that the freeway is Lemans.
I don't know if any of you locals would remember the gas station at the end of the freeway, which was also the towing service for the freeway accidents. They would park "the wreck of the week" (as we called it) right on the corner of the gas station property as a warning to drivers who were about ready to get on the freeway.
Back in about '69 or so, they had an red XKE Jag roadster that was cut in half on display.....yikes


Wards tow.. The Pasadena end of the freeway. They shared the Highway patrol contract with Sid Langly tow in Highland park. In '73, My '57 Nomad was crashed on the ave.57 (now Via Marisol) off ramp. Wards Picked the car up from Langly to display. It sat on that corner for almost 3 weeks.

rustygem
03-12-2010, 02:56 AM
[QUOTE=Mazooma1;5009041]1953. a family shows off the fruits of the new consumer wealth...no credit cards to speak of and the products were ALL made in America....
I'll always will have fond memories of the 1950's. There wasn't much not to like.
Police and teachers were respected. Your parents made the rules and there were consequences if you broke those rules.
I grew up in the suburb of Los Angeles, Arcadia, in a 900 sq. ft. house which we didn't think was small for the four of us.
When we fell out of a tree or crashed our bikes, we'd dust ourselves off and wipe the small amount of blood on our Levis and keep playing. The whole neighborhood would celebrate everyone's birthday. The men, the wives, the kids, everyone's birthday. All neighborhoods were, themselves, small communities. Everyone took care of eachother. Summer brought out the barbeques and "Slip 'n Slides" and the winter's brought out the Christmas Carolers and popcorn around the fireplaces.


I always say there was no better place on Earth to grow up in the 50's & 60's then So. Cal. the beaches the mountains the deserts, the races the car shows etc. I remember living on Western in Gardena and ridings our bike to the beach on Sat. I think I was 13 or so, we would be gone all day but as long as we were home by dark our mom never worried. couldn't do that today... I have lived in Chicago, San Fransico, Germany, and now Cen. Cal no place better then LA, however I have no interest in living there now, I'm good for a couple of days then I gotta get out of there, way to crowded for me now, I love looking at these old pics though, lots of memories.. wish I could get my scanner working I have some to share also... oh well, please keep them coming...

DocWatson
03-12-2010, 03:02 AM
So how may of you rode skateboards againstthe ZBoys? C'mon?Someone had to?

rat bastad
03-12-2010, 03:15 AM
[QUOTE=rustygem;5009531][QUOTE=Mazooma1;5009041]1953. a family shows off the fruits of the new consumer wealth...no credit cards to speak of and the products were ALL made in America....
I'll always will have fond memories of the 1950's. There wasn't much not to like.
Police and teachers were respected. Your parents made the rules and there were consequences if you broke those rules." QUOTE]

WOW....in light of today's world, it musta really been something. Sure you were subjected to crap like "The Reds are Coming" "The Bomb" , social manipulation/engineering but it is NOTHING compared to now.

I won't even go there about parents/kids/respect/honor, decency and responsibility but its such a radically different world that we now live in, I feel the only way we can "replicate" those kinda times is through our cars/passions for hot rods.

Someone once said" The more things change, the more they stay the same."

Keep em coming....AWESOME STUFF !

Rat

I ADORE this thread guys....Maz and others, keep em coming

Kustom55
03-12-2010, 07:34 AM
if you ever get a chance to make it out here, make a trip to the freeway, its always fun trying to get on. the on ramps are really short!!!!!!

OMG, try getting into a pursuit chasing a dealer on a Friday afternoon around 4:30ish on this freeway...I got up to 90mph, still have no idea how there wern't a dozen t/c's...

Richard D
03-12-2010, 07:46 AM
Nice.

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 08:20 AM
I won't even go there about parents/kids/respect/honor, decency and responsibility but its such a radically different world that we now live in, I feel the only way we can "replicate" those kinda times is through our cars/passions for hot rods.

Someone once said" The more things change, the more they stay the same."



There's no question that you are right when it comes to our cars. I have lived within a three mile radius (except for photography school in Santa Barbara) for 59 years. 22 years in Arcadia and 37 years, just north of there, in Sierra Madre. We are the City east of Pasadena. There is much that has changed, but much that has not...so it makes it easy to be here. There's still my local "landmarks", my elementary school, jr. high, and high schools are still there and look the same. Buildings, parks, even some cafes, the wonderful San Gabriel Mountains are even better today. There's so much less smog, you can actually see them all year.
What has vanished is all the car dealerships. now there's only one, where Huntington Ford used to be. Now it's Rusnak Mercedes-Benz, catering to the wealthy. Also gone are about 80% of all of the gas stations that were here. There are only two in my town today. We ALL worked at gas stations when we were in high school. I have no idea where teens in high school work today.
Still there are the buildings where I got the braces on my teeth 50 years ago, where my Dad bought my first 10-speed bike, the toy store where I entered my first model car contest, and on and on.
So, there's still those important ties, the landmarks, buildings, the hay barn that's now an office building, etc.,.... you get my point. Thankfully they are plentiful, so it's still "my" part of the world and I still recognize it.
But, as Mr. "Rat Bastard" stated, the cars offer us a wonderful "capsule" for which to travel in. Not only do I still have the comfort of all of my hundreds of "landmarks" from my childhood, but I can view them from a 1934 chopped sedan, which is the car I wanted when I was a teen, but couldn't have.
Sure there was pain and and struggles when I was young. Orthopedic shoes, ulsers on my corneas, allergic to almost everything, mom died in a traffic accident one afternoon, and all the challenges that all of you faced along with me, trying to find our way in the world. Nobody gets through their teens without a fair amount of thorns. I will never forget the pain and all that it taught me. But I focus on all the joy of living in a time where we didn't have a key to the front door, milk was delivered to the front porch, and knowing that America would offer me opportunities that millions of others in foreign lands would never know.
So, guys like "Rusty Gem", "Special Ed", "Stu Padasso", "Hollywood Graham", "Brerhair" and hundreds of other HAMBers who are somewhat "seasoned" in their years...well, they know what I mean.
Our hot rod or custom is our time capsule to times that make us smile. We control the music coming out of our car speakers. Many of us just like to hear our car's "music". It's a world that we can control.
Our cars have deep rooted importance in our ability to time-shift for a few hours into a place where the aches and pains, worries, and the "evening news" are NOT along for the ride. We feel younger when we are in our cars because we are younger. Maybe for just a few hours, but we are younger, and there's no questioning it. Life looks much better through an 8 inch windshield....no question.:)
So, yeah Mr. "Rat Bastard"...you are absolutely right. And I'll bet we all agree.

Here's where I call home today. Except for those wonderful old cars, it looks the same today, for which I am grateful.
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/historic%20SM/HSM1-1.jpg

you may even recognize this little park as the location where they dropped off the "pods" in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", 1956)
http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq199/carsplanestrains/Historic%20Sierra%20Madre/joe6-1.jpg

BrerHair
03-12-2010, 08:54 AM
There's no question that you are right when it comes to our cars.
So, yeah Mr. "Rat Bastard"...you are absolutely right. And I'll bet we all agree.



Amen, brother! :)

Slim Pickens
03-12-2010, 09:36 AM
Doug, what are you saying, you were a pod by-product? Say it aint so!!!

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 10:03 AM
Doug, what are you saying, you were a pod by-product? Say it aint so!!!

No, I was 6 years old then...but I do know some of them. Some of them run this town now. The Pod people are taking over. They are hard to pick out of a crowd, except if you get near one, you can tell. They hum "Beach Boys" songs and carry folding chairs and crybaby dolls.

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 11:34 AM
1965, the Playboy Club on the "Sunset Strip"...........

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-12-1001.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 11:44 AM
[QUOTE=Mazooma1;5009902]There's no question that you are right when it comes to our cars. I have lived within a three mile radius (except for photography school in Santa Barbara) for 59 years. 22 years in Arcadia and 37 years, just north of there, in Sierra Madre. We are the City east of Pasadena. There is much that has changed, but much that has not...so it makes it easy to be here. There's still my local "landmarks", my elementary school, jr. high, and high schools are still there and look the same. Buildings, parks, even some cafes, the wonderful San Gabriel Mountains are even better today. There's so much less smog, you can actually see them all year.
What has vanished is all the car dealerships. now there's only one, where Huntington Ford used to be. Now it's Rusnak Mercedes-Benz, catering to the wealthy. Also gone are about 80% of all of the gas stations that were here. There are only two in my town today. We ALL worked at gas stations when we were in high school. I have no idea where teens in high school work today.
Still there are the buildings where I got the braces on my teeth 50 years ago, where my Dad bought my first 10-speed bike, the toy store where I entered my first model car contest, and on and on.
So, there's still those important ties, the landmarks, buildings, the hay barn that's now an office building, etc.,.... you get my point. Thankfully they are plentiful, so it's still "my" part of the world and I still recognize it.
But, as Mr. "Rat Bastard" stated, the cars offer us a wonderful "capsule" for which to travel in. Not only do I still have the comfort of all of my hundreds of "landmarks" from my childhood, but I can view them from a 1934 chopped sedan, which is the car I wanted when I was a teen, but couldn't have.
Sure there was pain and and struggles when I was young. Orthopedic shoes, ulsers on my corneas, allergic to almost everything, mom died in a traffic accident one afternoon, and all the challenges that all of you faced along with me, trying to find our way in the world. Nobody gets through their teens without a fair amount of thorns. I will never forget the pain and all that it taught me. But I focus on all the joy of living in a time where we didn't have a key to the front door, milk was delivered to the front porch, and knowing that America would offer me opportunities that millions of others in foreign lands would never know.
So, guys like "Rusty Gem", "Special Ed", "Stu Padasso", "Hollywood Graham", "Brerhair" and hundreds of other HAMBers who are somewhat "seasoned" in their years...well, they know what I mean.
Our hot rod or custom is our time capsule to times that make us smile. We control the music coming out of our car speakers. Many of us just like to hear our car's "music". It's a world that we can control.
Our cars have deep rooted importance in our ability to time-shift for a few hours into a place where the aches and pains, worries, and the "evening news" are NOT along for the ride. We feel younger when we are in our cars because we are younger. Maybe for just a few hours, but we are younger, and there's no questioning it. Life looks much better through an 8 inch windshield....no question.:)
So, yeah Mr. "Rat Bastard"...you are absolutely right. And I'll bet we all agree.

Here's where I call home today. Except for those wonderful old cars, it looks the same today, for which I am grateful.


Thank You Reverend Doug, for that hard hitting sermon. I shall keep it in mind while I am listening to the hymm of my exhaust while cruising down the road of life...

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 11:48 AM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/McComasBuild4bh.jpg

Even Taxi cabs were cool...For some reason De Soto's were real popular as cabs in L.A. and other areas.

Slim Pickens
03-12-2010, 11:54 AM
Please!!! More women and less street scenes!!! HAHA
Great stuff you guys. Slim

Roadsterpu
03-12-2010, 11:57 AM
There's no question that you are right when it comes to our cars. I have lived within a three mile radius (except for photography school in Santa Barbara) for 59 years. 22 years in Arcadia and 37 years, just north of there, in Sierra Madre. We are the City east of Pasadena. There is much that has changed, but much that has not...so it makes it easy to be here. There's still my local "landmarks", my elementary school, jr. high, and high schools are still there and look the same. Buildings, parks, even some cafes, the wonderful San Gabriel Mountains are even better today. There's so much less smog, you can actually see them all year.
What has vanished is all the car dealerships. now there's only one, where Huntington Ford used to be. Now it's Rusnak Mercedes-Benz, catering to the wealthy. Also gone are about 80% of all of the gas stations that were here. There are only two in my town today. We ALL worked at gas stations when we were in high school. I have no idea where teens in high school work today.
Still there are the buildings where I got the braces on my teeth 50 years ago, where my Dad bought my first 10-speed bike, the toy store where I entered my first model car contest, and on and on.
So, there's still those important ties, the landmarks, buildings, the hay barn that's now an office building, etc.,.... you get my point. Thankfully they are plentiful, so it's still "my" part of the world and I still recognize it.
But, as Mr. "Rat Bastard" stated, the cars offer us a wonderful "capsule" for which to travel in. Not only do I still have the comfort of all of my hundreds of "landmarks" from my childhood, but I can view them from a 1934 chopped sedan, which is the car I wanted when I was a teen, but couldn't have.
Sure there was pain and and struggles when I was young. Orthopedic shoes, ulsers on my corneas, allergic to almost everything, mom died in a traffic accident one afternoon, and all the challenges that all of you faced along with me, trying to find our way in the world. Nobody gets through their teens without a fair amount of thorns. I will never forget the pain and all that it taught me. But I focus on all the joy of living in a time where we didn't have a key to the front door, milk was delivered to the front porch, and knowing that America would offer me opportunities that millions of others in foreign lands would never know.
So, guys like "Rusty Gem", "Special Ed", "Stu Padasso", "Hollywood Graham", "Brerhair" and hundreds of other HAMBers who are somewhat "seasoned" in their years...well, they know what I mean.
Our hot rod or custom is our time capsule to times that make us smile. We control the music coming out of our car speakers. Many of us just like to hear our car's "music". It's a world that we can control.
Our cars have deep rooted importance in our ability to time-shift for a few hours into a place where the aches and pains, worries, and the "evening news" are NOT along for the ride. We feel younger when we are in our cars because we are younger. Maybe for just a few hours, but we are younger, and there's no questioning it. Life looks much better through an 8 inch windshield....no question.:)
So, yeah Mr. "Rat Bastard"...you are absolutely right. And I'll bet we all agree.




Very poetic Doug and I am sure it hits very close to home for all of us. I may not be as seasoned as some but I agree, our cars give us the opportunity to revisit (or visit for some of us) a time and place where things were a little simpler and the world a little better, excluding the cold war thing. Thank you for stating so perfectly exactly what is in our hearts in minds. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

Old6rodder
03-12-2010, 12:16 PM
:cool: Kersting court; originally Sierra Madre's red car station site and where we show the float after the Rose Parade each year.

Mazooma, come on by the barn sometime and say hi, I'm there Sundays from 10:00 'til whenever.

model.A.keith
03-12-2010, 12:23 PM
We feel younger when we are in our cars because we are younger. Maybe for just a few hours, but we are younger, and there's no questioning it. Life looks much better through an 8 inch windshield....no question.:)




Mazooma1


Wonderfully put, I think alot here can connect with that statement.

I shall look forward to my drive out tommorrow with even more enthusiasm.

Thanks


Keith

.

.

Beach Bum
03-12-2010, 01:12 PM
I'm with you Reverend Doug! I was born in '56 in Indianapolis. Family moved to Cali in '58 and the folks bought a house in Studio City in '59. That house and neighborhood is where all of my memories are. Everyone's parents seemed to work in entertainment or aerospace. Neighbor on one side was a writer for Disney and always had a Buick, usually a Riviera. Neighbor on the other side was a VP for Disney. One summer they had a pool party and put up a screen in their backyard and showed Fantasia. Neighbor across the street owned Val Surf surf shop next to him was a music writer and arranger, the son of a big band leader named Horace Heidt. I always rode my bike to school. We'd ride our bikes everywhere. We'd ride up Laurel Canyon into the hills and then bike on the fire roads. Spent all of my allowance at Kit Kraft Hobbies on models from Monogram and Revell and Aurora. Touch football in the park, fly Cox control line planes in the street. Movies at the Studio, or the La Reina or the El Portal. Buy comic books at Thrifty's and sometimes get a Cherry Coke at the lunch counter. Since there were lots of studio people around there were always cool cars. I remember a Chrysler Ghia parked at the house on the corner once. When I took auto shop at No. Hollywood High there was a Hudson Hornet Coupe with Twin-H in there. A '48 Buick with the straight 8. A split window VW. One guy drug in a '52 Aston Martin coupe he bought for $600, and we all thought he was nuts!

Everybody knew everybody. Everyone looked out for everyone. The widowed lady next door's water heater went out and my Dad went to Sears and got another one and replaced it for her, and it was no big deal because thats the just way people were in the neighborhood. I don't think I have a single bad memory until the '70s.

Kurt O.

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 01:16 PM
:cool: Kersting court; originally Sierra Madre's red car station site and where we show the float after the Rose Parade each year.

Mazooma, come on by the barn sometime and say hi, I'm there Sundays from 10:00 'til whenever.

I'll do just that........I''ll be in the red '34
If I don't get down to the Long Beach swap meet...I'll stop by

Al Low Ha
03-12-2010, 01:20 PM
Amen Mazooma!
While younger than some....I was born in L.A., Good Samaritain Hospital, 48 years ago. Cars, old and new, stock and modified were an intregal part of ourSoCal life! I think if one were to count(or could) all the racetracks and drag strips in the L.A./Orange County area over the years...no where else in the world could touch that number! Or car clubs for that matter...!
While not L.A., how about driving an hour east over to Riverside County...Corona in the teens...Grand Ave. was a race track WAYYY back in the 1st years of organized auto racing...
Great post guys!
Much Aloha!

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 01:23 PM
One guy drug in a '52 Aston Martin coupe he bought for $600, and we all thought he was nuts!
Kurt O.

hahaha, yup, we laughed at the guys paying big bucks for cars. My neighbor bought a 289/Webers Cobra, Blue with white stripes for $4,000 in 1969.
"what an idiot!"

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/Arcadia/cobra.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 01:28 PM
Amen Mazooma!
While younger than some....I was born in L.A., Good Samaritain Hospital, 48 years ago.
Much Aloha!

Well, welcome home
in the Wilshire District

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/samaritan.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 01:37 PM
1935, in the center is L.A. Police Chief James "Two Guns" Davis
He was the leading figure in an L.A. corruption scandal.
Shown here with members of his "Gun Squad"

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-12-1010.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 01:49 PM
Griffith Observatory after it's completion in the early 1930's

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-12-1011.jpg

used as the location of the "rumble" in "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955)

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/MV5BMTc1OTc5NDAzOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTY.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 02:07 PM
1927, Here's another photo of Police Chief James "Two Guns" Davis.
He waged a war on crime, but was involved in corruption himself.
He was one tough MoFo...telling his police officers and the press:

"I will hold court on gunmen in the Los Angeles streets. I want them dead, not alive, and will reprimand any officer who shows the least mercy to any criminal"

Yikes..

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-12-1012.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 02:16 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/GirlsAtTheBeach.pngPlease!!! More women and less street scenes!!! HAHA
Great stuff you guys. Slim

Ask and you will receive....

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 02:18 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/PasFwyAve50.jpg

Pasadena Fwy at Ave 50 before and after..

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 02:23 PM
1926
Bootleggers cleverly disguise their truck to appear that it is carrying lumber instead of the 70 cases of Scotch.
Busted!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-12-1013.jpg

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 02:54 PM
http://blog.aia.org/mt-static/plugins/Ajaxify/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/images/favorite_architecture_images/u1292441inp.jpg

Hollywood Bowl 1924. Still in use today...

no55mad
03-12-2010, 04:05 PM
No ass from this perspective. I worked with Bob Bowen at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Vandenberg AFB - he retired from there and now lives in Atascadero Ca. Which young gun is Bob in the pix you posted?

Sorry, ya'll, I got a bit carried away with the history thing. Believe I overstepped the line between great historic LA photos and hot rod history.

I am completely unqualified to deliver hot rod history and as I sit here and look at it I realize it is pretty pathetic. I mean here we are at the altar of Hot Rod and I'm telling you about all these guys?

Apologize for making an ass of myself. I was about to post some great dry lakes pics from R&C and then it hit me (what a dumbass I am). :o

There, I feel better. :)

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 04:19 PM
1932, the "Depression" still has ahold of America. Here a man enjoys a game of "pocket pool" while looking for work at Sunset And Vine...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-12-1014.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 04:29 PM
a tip of the hat to Robert Petersen who founded Petersen Publishing.
I, along with many HAMBers, enjoyed the magazines that he published.
In the 60's, I subscribed to Hot Rod, Car Craft and Rod and Custom.
Those were just some of his magazines. There were several more.
He also was the driving force to build and fund the Petersen Automobile Museum in the Wilshire District of Los Angeles.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/robertepetersenbwcar.jpg

Cut55
03-12-2010, 04:39 PM
Griffith Observatory after it's completion in the early 1930's

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-12-1011.jpg


Back when it was still dark enough in L.A. at night to look out at the stars with a telescope.

Cut55
03-12-2010, 04:47 PM
There's no question that you are right when it comes to our cars. I have lived within a three mile radius (except for photography school in Santa Barbara) for 59 years. 22 years in Arcadia and 37 years, just north of there, in Sierra Madre. We are the City east of Pasadena. There is much that has changed, but much that has not...so it makes it easy to be here. There's still my local "landmarks", my elementary school, jr. high, and high schools are still there and look the same. Buildings, parks, even some cafes, the wonderful San Gabriel Mountains are even better today. There's so much less smog, you can actually see them all year.
What has vanished is all the car dealerships. now there's only one, where Huntington Ford used to be. Now it's Rusnak Mercedes-Benz, catering to the wealthy. Also gone are about 80% of all of the gas stations that were here. There are only two in my town today. We ALL worked at gas stations when we were in high school. I have no idea where teens in high school work today.
Still there are the buildings where I got the braces on my teeth 50 years ago, where my Dad bought my first 10-speed bike, the toy store where I entered my first model car contest, and on and on.
So, there's still those important ties, the landmarks, buildings, the hay barn that's now an office building, etc.,.... you get my point. Thankfully they are plentiful, so it's still "my" part of the world and I still recognize it.
But, as Mr. "Rat Bastard" stated, the cars offer us a wonderful "capsule" for which to travel in. Not only do I still have the comfort of all of my hundreds of "landmarks" from my childhood, but I can view them from a 1934 chopped sedan, which is the car I wanted when I was a teen, but couldn't have.
Sure there was pain and and struggles when I was young. Orthopedic shoes, ulsers on my corneas, allergic to almost everything, mom died in a traffic accident one afternoon, and all the challenges that all of you faced along with me, trying to find our way in the world. Nobody gets through their teens without a fair amount of thorns. I will never forget the pain and all that it taught me. But I focus on all the joy of living in a time where we didn't have a key to the front door, milk was delivered to the front porch, and knowing that America would offer me opportunities that millions of others in foreign lands would never know.
So, guys like "Rusty Gem", "Special Ed", "Stu Padasso", "Hollywood Graham", "Brerhair" and hundreds of other HAMBers who are somewhat "seasoned" in their years...well, they know what I mean.
Our hot rod or custom is our time capsule to times that make us smile. We control the music coming out of our car speakers. Many of us just like to hear our car's "music". It's a world that we can control.
Our cars have deep rooted importance in our ability to time-shift for a few hours into a place where the aches and pains, worries, and the "evening news" are NOT along for the ride. We feel younger when we are in our cars because we are younger. Maybe for just a few hours, but we are younger, and there's no questioning it. Life looks much better through an 8 inch windshield....no question.:)
So, yeah Mr. "Rat Bastard"...you are absolutely right. And I'll bet we all agree.


Man Doug, that is some clean, tight prose right there. Sorry about your mother, that had to be an awful period of time in your life. Now I'm gonna' go back and read it again.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 04:56 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/PershingSq4bh.jpg

Pershing Square or Central Park as it was before WW1. It has been reconfigured many times in it's life. There is an underground parking garage below it now. It was a gathering place for all of the radicals of the day to speak on their soap boxes. Note the AirFlow driving by.

BrerHair
03-12-2010, 05:25 PM
No ass from this perspective. I worked with Bob Bowen at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Vandenberg AFB - he retired from there and now lives in Atascadero Ca. Which young gun is Bob in the pix you posted?

I have no clue.
Got the info. from AHF site, which is largely why I felt like an ass. . . .
looks like I'm pontificating on hot rod history, when in fact, I am copying & pasting from AHF site. But, research it, maybe he's your Bob Bowen.
Check this out, might help (might not). :)

http://www.ugofadini.com/shadoffstory.html

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 05:26 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/POP.jpg
Before we had Disneyland and Magic Mountain we had Pacific Ocean Park. Lovingly called P.O.P. it fell on bad times because of Disneyland and closed. It is back now but no where near a Disneyland.

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 05:30 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/Trolley.jpg

6th Trackless Trolley and Enterprising 2 wheeled box collector. They were no fun, too quiet.

BrerHair
03-12-2010, 05:30 PM
a tip of the hat to Robert Petersen who founded Petersen Publishing.
I, along with many HAMBers, enjoyed the magazines that he published.
In the 60's, I subscribed to Hot Rod, Car Craft and Rod and Custom.
Those were just some of his magazines. There were several more.
He also was the driving force to build and fund the Petersen Automobile Museum in the Wilshire District of Los Angeles.



Amen. Thank you Pete (and thank you Doug!)

BrerHair
03-12-2010, 05:35 PM
6th Trackless Trolley and Enterprising 2 wheeled box collector. They were no fun, too quiet.

Remember when there were no "Homeless" ?

There were only bums, or hobos.

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 05:38 PM
http://wesclark.com/burbank/prowlers.jpg

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 05:39 PM
http://wesclark.com/burbank/cinecolor.jpg

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 05:42 PM
http://wesclark.com/burbank/burbank_at_night_50s.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 05:47 PM
Man, anyone want a mid 50's car, maybe a tri-five Chevy, Olds, or.........

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 05:50 PM
Hey, speaking of Robert Petersen and the Peterson Museum. That department store on the left, Orbach's IS now the Petersen Museum....

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/miracle8.jpg

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 05:52 PM
http://wesclark.com/burbank/martys_meals.jpg

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 05:53 PM
http://wesclark.com/burbank/first_nat_studios.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 05:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIbFzcdOKUo
This is about Raymond Chandler but shows a lot of 1930's Street Scenes. It is 3 parts.

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 05:57 PM
http://wesclark.com/burbank/verdugo_pool_dedication.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 05:59 PM
Remember when there were no "Homeless" ?

There were only bums, or hobos.
I am not a politically correct person and you are right, he is a bum. Those wooden boxes will burn good under the bridge tonight. It is nothing new as you can see by the photo.

Al Low Ha
03-12-2010, 06:01 PM
Stroke....stroke....switch hands....stroke.... stroke....

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 06:05 PM
http://wesclark.com/burbank/collins_radio.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:13 PM
hahahaha...OH Lordy...."Hey kids, why don't you go outside and play?" :rolleyes:

1940, spraying DDT in Santa Monica...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/clusc_8_1_00060975a_j.jpg

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 06:14 PM
http://wesclark.com/burbank/wtb_7.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:15 PM
In Arcadia they had it in 1957

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:15 PM
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/MunstersandtheircarSantaMonicaBlvd1.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:16 PM
shit happens

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/trucktram1934.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:17 PM
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/KPOLradiostationonSunsetBlvd1976.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:20 PM
words of wisdom on the side of the truck

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/1962CapitolRecordsBuildingandAAAirl.jpg

HeyitsAaron
03-12-2010, 06:22 PM
This photo looks off to me. $6.99 for gas? Heck that looks like a current picture. The street lights and everything look like they haven't changed. Maybe it was some sort of photoshop art thing? Forgive me if I'm wrong.

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:24 PM
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/1954LosAngelesWilshireBlveincluding.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/1954BrownDerbyLosAngeles.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/1954LosAngeleslookingdownBlvd.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/1954LosAngelesWilshireBlveincluding.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/1965CornerofHollywoodandVineHotelKn.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:25 PM
This photo looks off to me. $6.99 for gas? Heck that looks like a current picture. The street lights and everything look like they haven't changed. Maybe it was some sort of photoshop art thing? Forgive me if I'm wrong.


uhhh...thats 69.9 cents

Old6rodder
03-12-2010, 06:31 PM
........ and you're forgiven. :D

I believe the color balance in those shots is Kodachrome, I have no idea if photoshop can do that.

metalman
03-12-2010, 06:31 PM
I thought the same thing at first but then it dawned on me. That's 69.9 CENTS per gallon! Still high priced LA for the times, we were paying 29.9 here in the early 70's.
This photo looks off to me. $6.99 for gas? Heck that looks like a current picture. The street lights and everything look like they haven't changed. Maybe it was some sort of photoshop art thing? Forgive me if I'm wrong.

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:34 PM
I thought the same thing at first but then it dawned on me. That's 69.9 CENTS per gallon! Still high priced LA for the times, we were paying 29.9 here in the early 70's.

I remember gas hit $1 in 1980. I worked at a station in 1967 an regular was 29.9.............so I'm guessing that photo is mid-70's

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:35 PM
man, look at all the neat old advertising goodies.........check out the wooden phone booth on the left with the old two-piece folding door

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/1514067571_81b86a0082_o.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 06:40 PM
Shakespeare Bridge in the Los feliz district

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2359244759_84eec53209.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2359401961_be6995b945.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2359434791_7db17de633.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2360081386_59e1da25fc.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2359319285_095c3d7e0a.jpg

Flatheadguy
03-12-2010, 06:50 PM
This photo looks off to me. $6.99 for gas? Heck that looks like a current picture. The street lights and everything look like they haven't changed. Maybe it was some sort of photoshop art thing? Forgive me if I'm wrong.

Note that in all posted prices of gasoline, there is always a 9/10 after the two numbers to the right of the decimal point. That is, after the "cents". 9/10 is part of the tax. So...69 cents plus 9/10. I am old enough to remember 17 and 9/10!! Merit station outside Boston. And THEY pumped the gas, checked oil and cleaned the windshield. There was NO self serve.

296ardun
03-12-2010, 07:17 PM
There's no question that you are right when it comes to our cars. I have lived within a three mile radius (except for photography school in Santa Barbara) for 59 years. 22 years in Arcadia and 37 years, just north of there, in Sierra Madre. We are the City east of Pasadena. There is much that has changed, but much that has not...so it makes it easy to be here. There's still my local "landmarks", my elementary school, jr. high, and high schools are still there and look the same. Buildings, parks, even some cafes, the wonderful San Gabriel Mountains are even better today. There's so much less smog, you can actually see them all year.
What has vanished is all the car dealerships. now there's only one, where Huntington Ford used to be. Now it's Rusnak Mercedes-Benz, catering to the wealthy. Also gone are about 80% of all of the gas stations that were here. There are only two in my town today. We ALL worked at gas stations when we were in high school. I have no idea where teens in high school work today.
Still there are the buildings where I got the braces on my teeth 50 years ago, where my Dad bought my first 10-speed bike, the toy store where I entered my first model car contest, and on and on.
So, there's still those important ties, the landmarks, buildings, the hay barn that's now an office building, etc.,.... you get my point. Thankfully they are plentiful, so it's still "my" part of the world and I still recognize it.
But, as Mr. "Rat Bastard" stated, the cars offer us a wonderful "capsule" for which to travel in. Not only do I still have the comfort of all of my hundreds of "landmarks" from my childhood, but I can view them from a 1934 chopped sedan, which is the car I wanted when I was a teen, but couldn't have.
Sure there was pain and and struggles when I was young. Orthopedic shoes, ulsers on my corneas, allergic to almost everything, mom died in a traffic accident one afternoon, and all the challenges that all of you faced along with me, trying to find our way in the world. Nobody gets through their teens without a fair amount of thorns. I will never forget the pain and all that it taught me. But I focus on all the joy of living in a time where we didn't have a key to the front door, milk was delivered to the front porch, and knowing that America would offer me opportunities that millions of others in foreign lands would never know.
So, guys like "Rusty Gem", "Special Ed", "Stu Padasso", "Hollywood Graham", "Brerhair" and hundreds of other HAMBers who are somewhat "seasoned" in their years...well, they know what I mean.
Our hot rod or custom is our time capsule to times that make us smile. We control the music coming out of our car speakers. Many of us just like to hear our car's "music". It's a world that we can control.
Our cars have deep rooted importance in our ability to time-shift for a few hours into a place where the aches and pains, worries, and the "evening news" are NOT along for the ride. We feel younger when we are in our cars because we are younger. Maybe for just a few hours, but we are younger, and there's no questioning it. Life looks much better through an 8 inch windshield....no question.:)
So, yeah Mr. "Rat Bastard"...you are absolutely right. And I'll bet we all agree.

Here's where I call home today. Except for those wonderful old cars, it looks the same today, for which I am grateful.
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/historic%20SM/HSM1-1.jpg

you may even recognize this little park as the location where they dropped off the "pods" in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", 1956)
http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq199/carsplanestrains/Historic%20Sierra%20Madre/joe6-1.jpg
Very well said...it was a different era back then though our kids (and, in my case, grandkids are facing similar challenges.

Sierra Madre? We lived at 24 Vista Circle Drive when we were first married and then on south Michelinda one block south of Sierra Madre Blvd...other guy who lived in Sierra Madre was Nick Van Wagner, who ran a homemade B/fuel dragster and sometimes won top fuel in the early 60's....he did everything on a shoestring budget (Don Blair sent me once to reposses some stuff Nick borrowed!) lost track of Nick years ago, wonder if anyone remembers him?

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 07:20 PM
Very well said...it was a different era back then though our kids (and, in my case, grandkids are facing similar challenges.

Sierra Madre? We lived at 24 Vista Circle Drive when we were first married and then on south Michelinda one block south of Sierra Madre Blvd...other guy who lived in Sierra Madre was Nick Van Wagner, who ran a homemade B/fuel dragster and sometimes won top fuel in the early 60's....he did everything on a shoestring budget (Don Blair sent me once to reposses some stuff Nick borrowed!) lost track of Nick years ago, wonder if anyone remembers him?

Yup, you were just down the street from the little fire house on Alta Vista and around the corner from Mary's Market on Woodland...it's still there...I've been here since 1973:)

Mary's Market
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/store2.jpg

BrerHair
03-12-2010, 07:32 PM
http://wesclark.com/burbank/collins_radio.jpg

The Series in the daytime, those were the days! The great teachers would let someone bring a TV set (B&W of course) to class. Transistor radios. . . . walk down the street and you just about wouldn't miss anything but for the sound coming out of the shops.

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 07:34 PM
The Series in the daytime, those were the days! The great teachers would let someone bring a TV set (B&W of course) to class. Transistor radios. . . . walk down the street and you just about wouldn't miss anything but for the sound coming out of the shops.

no kidding...I have forgotten that they were day games. Yeah, in junior high in about '64-'65 there were TV's and radios everywhere...the teachers were real good about it...fun times

BrerHair
03-12-2010, 07:39 PM
man, look at all the neat old advertising goodies.........check out the wooden phone booth on the left with the old two-piece folding door



Great shot! Bernarr Macfaddens' Physical Culture magazine . . . Love the comics hanging with clothes pins! (guess they're comics) . . . girlie mags on the back wall . . . Copenhagen snuff . . .

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 07:41 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/Premier.jpg
Hollywood Premier

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 07:43 PM
everyone loves the ice cream man......

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/Good-Humor-Truck-3.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2484721175_c7aea86986.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/good-humor-man-child-dog1.jpg

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 07:45 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/HotSpot.jpg
The Florentine Gardens was a Hot Spot for dining and a floor show, located just east of Vine on Hollywood Bl.

296ardun
03-12-2010, 07:45 PM
Yup, you were just down the street from the little fire house on Alta Vista and around the corner from Mary's Market on Woodland...it's still there...I've been here since 1973:)

Mary's Market
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/store2.jpg
Thanks!!! drove by Mary's Market every day on way to work....

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 08:02 PM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt54/callboxsam/motorcycle.jpg

Pull Over Kid !!! Note the gas mask on the bat wing. WW2 worries of attack. Rigid frame no helmet, the only luxury and protection is the bat wing. Brave souls.

BrerHair
03-12-2010, 08:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIbFzcdOKUo
This is about Raymond Chandler but shows a lot of 1930's Street Scenes. It is 3 parts.

Good stuff, Sam. The 30's were hardboiled. Here's your 2-gun Davis, Doug.
Didn't know about the casino ships. The aerial views of the oil derricks are cool . . . Clifford Clinton. . . dark, sinister, gumshoe-heavy political LA.

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 08:26 PM
http://www.malibucomplete.com/images/malibu_inn_original_1940s_700.jpg

BrerHair
03-12-2010, 08:40 PM
You among these trouble makers, Doug? Looks like near your stomping grounds. No year . . . 40's?

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_8qEDwfHWKL0/S5r6Z1CSUyI/AAAAAAAAE1k/PUGlU_3gmeQ/s800/0511rc_edelbrock_04_z.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 08:42 PM
you know whats interesting is they mention the corner of Sierra Madre and Villa....thats right where Al Hawkins lived, the guy that taught me much about photography and a hellraiser with a deuce roadster...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/sierra%20madre/07-10-0908.jpg

his car today
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/sierra%20madre/HotRodRevolution09012.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/sierra%20madre/feb25-33.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/sierra%20madre/feb26-03-1.jpg

RIP, Al, a great guy!!!!!!!!!!!!

BrerHair
03-12-2010, 08:46 PM
So it was him they caught!! Great business card :D

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 08:47 PM
http://blog.allanellenberger.com/wp-content/hlwdvine1950s.jpg

BrerHair
03-12-2010, 08:48 PM
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/MunstersandtheircarSantaMonicaBlvd1.jpg

George and Sam?

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 08:52 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XRrU8-3NmiY/SeVH8Ou8EhI/AAAAAAAAAe0/Q4_3w4G66Mc/s1600/NBC%2BVine%2BStreet.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XRrU8-3NmiY/SeVHwRTblgI/AAAAAAAAAes/0HrBX3UGXbA/s400/NBC+Studios+1500+Vine+031409.JPG
Before and after. 1940's ans 1990's. Sunset and Vine.

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 08:54 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XRrU8-3NmiY/SdwM7ajJyKI/AAAAAAAAAds/wsDU9HlJndk/s400/Frolic+Room++Hollywood+Blvd.JPG

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 08:55 PM
George and Sam?

It kind of looks like George in the rear. Sam died in 1968, if I remember correct...actually the guy that might be George looks more like a young Baskerville....?????

Special Ed
03-12-2010, 08:56 PM
http://www.yesterdayla.com/Graphics/HollywoodBlvd7.jpg

Mazooma1
03-12-2010, 09:03 PM
In the mid-60's there were several riots involving teens and young adults. They were protesting a curfew imposed by the police in an attempt to contain the hopped up kids full of booze, pot and trouble....:):):) and, yes, I enjoyed typing that

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/sunsetstrip.jpg

this spawned a bunch of stooopid Hollywood movies....full of HIPPIES and TIGHT PANTS and starring actors that you'll never hear from again!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/poster.jpg

and the infamous song by the "Buffalo Springfield" performed here on the Smother Brothers TV show...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm6NeM-6vBE

codeblu
03-12-2010, 09:33 PM
http://wesclark.com/burbank/first_nat_studios.jpgI'd love to have one of these..

HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
03-12-2010, 09:33 PM
Neat Press Photographer plates on the 32 of Hawkins.

apound
03-12-2010, 09:34 PM
I think you might be right. That does look like "old Dad" RIP


It kind of looks like George in the rear. Sam died in 1968, if I remember correct...actually the guy that might be George looks more like a young Baskerville....?????

apound
03-12-2010, 09:36 PM
damn trouble makin "yoots"


You among these trouble makers, Doug? Looks like near your stomping grounds. No year . . . 40's?

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_8qEDwfHWKL0/S5r6Z1CSUyI/AAAAAAAAE1k/PUGlU_3gmeQ/s800/0511rc_edelbrock_04_z.jpg

VonWegener
03-12-2010, 11:33 PM
The FROLIC ROOM - happy memories. Thanks Special Ed!

rustygem
03-13-2010, 01:36 AM
"souped up jalopies" thats classic and race tracts? like a housing tract???
got to love the media...

jimi'shemi291
03-13-2010, 07:29 AM
Where's a time machine when ya NEED one??? I wanna go BACK!!!

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_8qEDwfHWKL0/S3mE37WCWXI/AAAAAAAACAs/gjTrdfXSgd4/s800/LA30s102.jpg

BrerHair
03-13-2010, 07:55 AM
Neat Press Photographer plates on the 32 of Hawkins.

Good eye, Sam. By the way, what the hell is a Whistle Buff?

BrerHair
03-13-2010, 08:03 AM
In the mid-60's there were several riots involving teens and young adults. They were protesting a curfew imposed by the police in an attempt to contain the hopped up kids full of booze, pot and trouble....:):):) and, yes, I enjoyed typing that

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/sunsetstrip.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm6NeM-6vBE

Rolling papers and matches on the ground . . .:)
Looks like a '66 Belvedere police car?

big creep
03-13-2010, 08:06 AM
i got a ticket here once! stupid hidden LAPD, he got me good!
Shakespeare Bridge in the Los feliz district

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2359244759_84eec53209.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2359401961_be6995b945.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2359434791_7db17de633.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2360081386_59e1da25fc.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/2359319285_095c3d7e0a.jpg

big creep
03-13-2010, 08:12 AM
hahahaha! thats a good one. the tracks are still use to this day!
http://wesclark.com/burbank/wtb_7.jpg

big creep
03-13-2010, 08:22 AM
che fucken ow! damn! how did i miss this one!
1965, the Playboy Club on the "Sunset Strip"...........

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/early%20Los%20Angeles/03-12-1001.jpg

BrerHair
03-13-2010, 08:27 AM
There's no question that you are right when it comes to our cars. I have lived within a three mile radius (except for photography school in Santa Barbara) for 59 years. 22 years in Arcadia and 37 years, just north of there, in Sierra Madre. We are the City east of Pasadena. There is much that has changed, but much that has not...so it makes it easy to be here. There's still my local "landmarks", my elementary school, jr. high, and high schools are still there and look the same. Buildings, parks, even some cafes, the wonderful San Gabriel Mountains are even better today. There's so much less smog, you can actually see them all year.

Still there are the buildings where I got the braces on my teeth 50 years ago, where my Dad bought my first 10-speed bike, the toy store where I entered my first model car contest, and on and on.
We feel younger when we are in our cars because we are younger. Maybe for just a few hours, but we are younger, and there's no questioning it. Life looks much better through an 8 inch windshield....no question.:)
So, yeah Mr. "Rat Bastard"...you are absolutely right. And I'll bet we all agree.

Here's where I call home today. Except for those wonderful old cars, it looks the same today, for which I am grateful.


Damn Doug, that is so cool, to be from the Big City, yet be from the small town that hasn't changed much . . .at the same time! Not sure I've ever encountered such a story before.
I'm from the Deep South, where if a building is over 30 years old, it must be torn down and replaced! I'm a big city kid, 10 years in Miami, 6 years in Houston, 26 years in Atlanta, 2 "on the road", 13 in Charlotte . . . you return to find precious few landmarks still there. That'll make a man nostalgic. . . "It ain't the Atlanta I grew up in" . . . I would say you're lucky, but I believe we make our own luck . . . So, you're not lucky, you're smart! (He's a pretty smart feller)

Oh yea, and as for being young? We'll always be 28 years old (insert your age) in our minds. Remember when 60 was old? Not anymore . . .:)

shovelheadrider
03-13-2010, 09:01 AM
Teardowns, sounds like the northwest suburb of Detroit that I grew up in. They actually did a survey of all classic buildings in the city. Anything classic was build before 1950! That was in the early 1990's, more has been torn down, shopping centered since.

They used to have a good car show/ theme festival in the 80's and 90's. But the "bigger and better" mentality reared it's head, along with a couple years bad run of weather (late July), and bye bye it went. I used to be involved with it on a year round basis until others and myself saw what was happening and declined to participate further. The majority won, the event lost.

The car show in it's heyday had in excess of 600 participants and a cruise for the culmination.50's & 60's acts, a family event. The last year I went by there, probably '02 they struggled to get under a hundred cars to show. One of my friends, even though he disagreed with how it was run, still tried to make a go of it. My hat's off to him, he is a better man than I am.

I'm not anti-progress, but once in a while somebody has to look back and say huh?
I'm now living in a community with a mix of old and new, they can coexist.

Mazooma1
03-13-2010, 09:26 AM
Good eye, Sam. By the way, what the hell is a Whistle Buff?

A whistle buff is a train fan or hobbyist. Kind of, I guess, we are "hot rod buffs".
The term "buff" came from a newspaper article in the late 1800's. when the writer of the article was reporting on a fire that destroyed a building. He stated that hundreds of people ran to the location while the fire was ongoing and he wrote that "they ran like a herd of buffalo to go to witness the carnage"...thus the term "buff" was invented.
So a "whistle buff" is anyone (like me) that will stalk, chase or drool over a steam locomotive.

Al was such a train buff that he even had had photos of trains on the ceiling of his house. He had completely run out of room on his walls. He was one of the "official" photographers of the "Freedom Train" that traversed the Nation in 1976 during America's Bicentennial. The train was a re-painted red, white and blue Southern Pacific "Daylight", #4449, and was a hit wherever it went. It was returned to it's true colors after the trip, which is black and orange.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/junk/freedomtrain7.jpg

here it is in orange. I shot this in 1989 when it was charging up the grade in the Cajon Pass, several miles north of San Bernardino, California

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/Mazooma1/junk/03-09-10010001-1.jpg