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Compton Service Center 1978 Photo

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by roughneck424, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


    Guy I work with has the old picture in his office.
    CHP shut down the street and let them do burn outs that day :)

  2. Goozgaz
    Joined: Jan 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,556


    Cool picture.

    Great signature!
  3. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    I had big hair in 1978 also. Kinda looked like the red haired guy on "Room 222".
  4. Ha Ha - Me too, only blonde

  5. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    That's a short me, on the far right. Not the kid, the afro.:D
  6. Service Center was the best place for speed parts. Larry Dixon Jr worked the one in Van Nuys early-mid 80's when I met him. We became really good friends after a short street race rivalry. Brad Lagman of QMP fame worked there too
  7. Offy 220
    Joined: Sep 29, 2009
    Posts: 255

    Offy 220

    Great pic! My cousin lived around the block from the Compton Service Center. We would hang out there in the late '60's on Saturdays, then head up the street and check out all the motorcycles at Custom City. Thanks for posting!
  8. 345winder
    Joined: Oct 27, 2010
    Posts: 1,059


    we had a local Service Center where I grew El Monte ,,,
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2014
  9. Eric Romanoff
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
    Posts: 2

    Eric Romanoff
    from Orange, CA

    I was a store manager for store #29 which was the Orange Store on Tustin Avenue. I was there with Doug Herbert for a few years around 83'. Good times for sure. Sheldon was a great guy to work for.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2014
  10. jamesgr81
    Joined: Feb 3, 2008
    Posts: 265


    Sweet Shel was really a great guy. The Sign Club room led to an area in the back that he let local car clubs use for meetings. I remember he a had a bunch of really cool plaques tacked up from long forgotten Car Clubs. Bought my very first speed parts there, he used to take layaways. Had some used parts including the infamous half speed roller.

    When Custom City caught fire and burned down it took the Service Center with it. I remember seeing the first Honda Cars for sale there .

    Anybody remember Dave's Home of Chrome up the street?
  11. jamesgr81
    Joined: Feb 3, 2008
    Posts: 265


    El Monte Service Center is still there as far as I know...I see him at the drags now and then.

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