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Old 07-19-2008, 01:39 AM   #1
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Who remembers this place on Whittier Blvd
any one have pictures
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:56 AM   #2
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my dad used to tell me about it growing up. pretty rad place from what i've heard.
a tribute to it...


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Old 07-19-2008, 08:16 AM   #3
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Yep-- It was owned by Norm "Rabbit" Samuels.
He's still around, spent some time with him at this years L.A. Roadster show.
He's still wheelin and dealin out of Brea California
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:23 AM   #4
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My dad bought this merc from stick city. He traded in a '56 chevy hard top with a 301 in it. Blew the doors off a brand new ss el camino with a 396 on the way there... plus the hard top was only running on 6 or 7 cylinders. Bummer part though was that pops intended to give the merc to me on my 16th birthday. He got forced to sell it when mom and pops divorced. This picture was taken the day of my birth.

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Old 07-19-2008, 08:26 AM   #5
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Eric, that Comet is absolutely perfect. God, I love that era.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:59 AM   #6
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Candyman that picture is fuckin awsome what a cool man......
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:31 AM   #7
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Not trying to bhijack the thread here cuz I have wanting to know more about stick city for years.... BUT... here another picture for of pops on his knucklehead for you to check out.


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Old 07-20-2008, 05:22 PM   #8
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Used to cruise by there all the time just to see what was new. There was another lot down the street with hot rods too, damned if I can remember what it was called. Just saw Rabbit a couple of weeks ago
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:26 PM   #9
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I had a '68 Vette that had come from Stick City. 427 and 4 speed.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:47 PM   #10
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remember Stick City I would always gauk at the cars on the lot.

There was another lot east of there on Whittier blvd near Beach blvd
Was it called Hotrod City?
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:45 PM   #11
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Yes, I remember it, and a few others in Pasadena in the early 70's. Drag Street maybe was one of them. Very high prices, but xlnt drooling material. It was the car version of Playboy
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:56 PM   #12
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the Pasadena one was called "Sticks Unlimited". First, it was across the street from Caldwell Tires on the north side of Colorado just east of San Gabriel Blvd. and then it moved down to Allen and Colorado, SW corner.
Also there was one at about Colorado and Sierra Madre Blvd. called "Drag Street" specializing in Corvettes.
All were in the 60's, early 70's...
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:58 PM   #13
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I remember it very well!!! There was always all kinds of cars there. Hotrods,Musclecars,Boats,Sports cars,etc. I would stop and look at the cars everytime I went to my brothers house. After it closed a guy opened Highline Motors,on Beach Blvd,just around the corner. It was just like Stick City,but with newer cars,mostly Streetrods. He's in Brea now.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:13 PM   #14
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Yeah, yeah, that's it, Drag Street. I drooled over a 65 Burgundy Fastback Vette (converts were not so cool then), for $2500, and all I had was $2000
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the Pasadena one was called "Sticks Unlimited". First, it was across the street from Caldwell Tires on the north side of Colorado just east of San Gabriel Blvd. and then it moved down to Allen and Colorado, SW corner.
Also there was one at about Colorado and Sierra Madre Blvd. called "Drag Street" specializing in Corvettes.
All were in the 60's, early 70's...

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Old 07-20-2008, 07:49 PM   #15
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There was a documentary on the Beach Boys done a couple of decades ago that had Carl Wilson in a chopped Safari at Stick City.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:11 PM   #16
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i grew up right down whittier blvd from stick city. when i was young i used to ride my bike over there all the time to check out what new cars they got in, when i got older i'd dive by and drool. the place around the corner was opened up by his son wasn't it. thats what my old man always said.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:57 PM   #17
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And remember Caldwell's is where we went to get those way cool Recaps. Cheaters, and other cheapy tires
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:02 AM   #18
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My favorite car porn site was Walls on Firestone near Harvys Broiler/ takes a real old timer to remember this one.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:45 AM   #19
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I remember Stick City, sold them a 49 Ford PU I had back in 75-76 when
you could'nt hardly give them away. I was racing flattrack and needed something more practical for hauling race bikes.
that truck was one of those that got away, wish I still had it
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:26 PM   #20
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I remember Stick City, sold them a 49 Ford PU I had back in 75-76 when
you could'nt hardly give them away. I was racing flattrack and needed something more practical for hauling race bikes.
that truck was one of those that got away, wish I still had it

Flat Track? We used to venture to Corona on what, Thursdays. They alternated every other Thursday, offering 1/2 mile and short week one week, then TT and short track the next. This was about the time when MX started to dominate the interest of people, and the Class C turnout was beginning to wane
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