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History 1934 Ford Art Ingels Roadster Custom...Anyone remember a "Marbe's Coffee Shop", Orange Ave., in 1971

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Greg Shelton, May 18, 2023.

  1. Greg Shelton
    Joined: Mar 26, 2007
    Posts: 419

    Greg Shelton
    from CA

    Anyone remember a "Marbe's Coffee Shop", on Orange Ave., somewhere in Southern California, in 1971?
    Apparently Jake Jacobs and Tom Senter were tooling around Southern California in the Bill NieKamp Roadster in mid 1971, getting ready to go on their Cross Country trip to the Second Hot Rod Nationals in Memphis, Tennessee, in August, when they saw a 1934 Ford Roadster Custom For Sale in a Parking Lot. Well I'm guessing that Tom took these photos from the passenger seat of the NieKamp Roadster, before they took off on the adventure that was so beautifully described in the Fall 1971 Rod & Custom Magazine Article entitled "The Summer Saga of the J-Kamp Roadster." In the one photo you can see what looks to be part of the passenger side of the interior (the Dash maybe?) of some kind of an Open Car (Roadster?), and a Large Sign on a Building across the street that says, "Marbe's Coffee Shop". You can also see in the same photo a Street Sign that says, "Orange Ave.". Does anyone remember this Business, or this Car?
    Thanks for any help!


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  2. Bluestreak-PA
    Joined: Apr 14, 2012
    Posts: 53

    from Erie, PA

    Marbe's Coffee Shop was located at 7010 East Rosecrans Avenue in Paramount CA (South of Los Angeles and north of Long Beach). Marbe's was on the southeast corner of East Rosecrans Avenue and Orange Avenue.
    1970.01.10 - Independent (Long Beach CA).JPG

    This is what the intersection looks like today looking south. The roadster was sitting middle of photo in front of palm tree:
    Corner of Rosecrans and Orange Avenues.JPG

    Close up of For Sale sign:
    $2000 or Make Offer
    1934 Ford
    283 Chevy
    Powerglide Transmission

    Crop 1.JPG

    Closeup of license plate:
    Crop 2.JPG
  3. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 3,980


    Very well done, @Bluestreak-PA ! How did you get that cleaned up so well?
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  4. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,623

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    PNJ on the license plate was a foreshadow for Jacobs' Pete and Jakes...

  5. Greg Shelton
    Joined: Mar 26, 2007
    Posts: 419

    Greg Shelton
    from CA

    Now how in the Hell were you able to Blow Up that photo to the point where you can clearly see the writing on it?

    And since you are so good at those photo hacks...please tell me what I'm looking at in that photo that was taken from inside the car!

    Regardless, you are Awesome!

    Thanks, Greg
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  6. Greg Shelton
    Joined: Mar 26, 2007
    Posts: 419

    Greg Shelton
    from CA

    I was thinking the Same Thing!

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