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History Stick City La Habra, CA early '70's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Donut Dave, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Donut Dave
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    Does anyone have photos of <U1:p<?xml:namespace prefix = u1 /><u1:placeName u2:st="on">Stick</u1:placeName> <u1:placeType u2:st="on"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[​IMG]</st1:placeType>City </u1:placeType></U1:pa small hot rod only used car lot located near Whittier and <u1:Street u2:st="on"><u1:address u2:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Beach Blvd</u1:address></u1:Street></st1:address></st1:Street>'s. in the city of <U1:p<u1:City u2:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">La Habra</u1:City></st1:City>, <u1:State u2:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">CA. </u1:State></U1:p</st1:State>I remember lusting over deuce roadster, vicky, sedans, '40 coupes, mild '50 customs and T-buckets. Most of the cars were their on consignment; I think the owners name was Rabbit? I would stop by about once a month, it was like going to a car show. I would hang on the chain fence and dream of someday owning a car like these. Great memories!!
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    No pics -- But Norm (Rabbit) Samuels is still around and sellin Hot Rods in Brea California.
    Spent some time with him last year @ the L.A. Roadster show
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  3. Lucky Ricky
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    Man I remember that place. My dad would always stop there jus to check it out and see what they had. Brought back alot of memories:rolleyes:
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    Heres a shot of our 65 Cyclone...

    My old man sold a '67 396/375 4 spd. Chevelle to Stick City around '70. The top end was so loud and screwed up from racing that he and a buddy lined the inside of the valve covers with carpet to quiet it up. It worked and Stick City bought the car:D
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    Does anyone remember Johnny's Speed and Chrome in Buena Park, Ca. n the seventies..??
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    Ya mean Johnny's Chip and peel?
    Bought lotsa Junk from them.
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    I had a '68 Vette, 427 and 4 speed from Stick City.
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    Johnny's went from being a Speed Shop to a VW mainly place in the mid 70's. I used to manage the Auto Haus store just up the street and they were our main competition. Hughie (the owner) was a tough competitor!

    Saw Rabbit Sunday at John Force's show.
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    True, the stuff was crap... but at the time its all I could afford...bought some half way decent nerf bars there once...but the mil thickness on the "plated" crap was horrible..
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    got my first car there 64 bug
  11. battersea boys
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    I remember Johnny's got the decal somewhere...........
    how bout the service center

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  12. WCD
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    Stick City sponsored a series of cars, a couple of funnies too. The Pisano Bros Camaro and Corvair being of them. Mr. T was another hi-perf used car dealership. They too sponsored a few cars, one belonging to Steve Bovan, the other Vic Morse

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