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Drinking with Barney Oldfield !

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bobby Green, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Bobby Green
    Joined: Jun 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,318

    Bobby Green

    Hey gang,

    As some of you may know, I'm in the Bar business, besides Hot Rods, designing environments in which to imbibe is my other passion.
    Lately, I got the opportunity to combine both, I've just opened my latest project, "Oldfield's Liquor Room". It's a tribute to my racing hero Barney Oldfield, who, like myself, also raced cars, and owned bars. It's located in Culver City (Los Angeles) near where Barney is currently resting.

    I got the blessing of the Oldfield's family, and Barney's Great Nephew Wayne Peterson was a big help with his collection of pictures.

    If your ever in the LA area, stop by and raise a glass to Barney.

    Check out the website:

    Attached Files:

  2. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

  3. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,461


    Cool looking place, if I am ever in L.A., I'm stopping in!
  4. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


    I will... I work on the hill just above Culver City.

  5. k32t
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
    Posts: 294

    from Hog town

    I' ll drink with anyone
  6. at the 1932 worldl fair in Chicago, Barney was driving fairgoers around:D in a new car demonstrating it
    and my father rode with him, thats how i heard the story:rolleyes:
  7. 1953girlracer
    Joined: Dec 27, 2010
    Posts: 89

    from Redlands

    Congratulations. Much success

    Sent from chick's iPad using TJJ
  8. scarylarry
    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,545


    Hey Bobby, I guess I'll have to take a road trip just to come out & see all your places! It will happen!!
  9. Very cool website, well done.
  10. In 1907 Barney Oldfield raced at Lakeside Speedway in Lakeside CA which went around Lindo Lake.. 50 years later I used to hang at that lake and felt special knowing, although the speedway was long gone, I walked the areas Barney drove. Even as a 10-year old I understood the significance of him.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  11. What a great way to honour Barney and also combine your own varied interests. Too cool.:D
  12. uncle max
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 905

    uncle max

    Let me take a guess... There must be something on the menu called a GREEN DRAGON?!
  13. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,023

    from Wa.

    Do you serve moonshine?
  14. I'll make sure to be stopping there on my Hot Rod road trip. :D
  15. swissmike
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,297


    What a great place. I want to move out west so bad...
  16. Skeezix
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 845

    from SoCal

    Ok I close enough

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  17. carsluTT
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 57


    looks like ive got someplace to "kill time" next time the wife asks me to drop her off at LAX then wait 3hrs for her to get out of a quick meeting.
  18. Bobby Green
    Joined: Jun 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,318

    Bobby Green

    My kinda guy !

    Do it !

    No, but we got:
    Blitzen Benz
    (The Benz Barney raced to beat the mile, two mile, and kilometer race at Daytona Beach)

    Blonde Comet
    (A racing film he starred in as himself about a young woman trying to succeed as a racecar driver)

    (Lovetta is Barney’s Wife’s middle name. Thought it was fitting since this is originally a classic called the pink lady)

    The Desert Classic
    (Named after the Broadway musical in which barney was a star)

    (Barney was banned from racing by the AAA for Outlaw racing practices)

    The Oakshade
    (The racetrack near the town barney was born in. Till this day they hold an annual “Barney Oldfield Race)

    The Indie Stutz
    (The car he drove to become the highest finishing driver in the Indy race)

    No. 999
    (The car that Barney bought from Henry Ford before ever racing an automobile. Now sits in the Ford Automobile museum)

    (Barney competed at twenty tracks in 18 weeks while driving for Peerless, and won sixteen straight match races)

    Dauntless $12
    (Named after the bicycle company that discovered Barney in 1894)

    Golden Submarine
    (A car Barney helped developed that incorporated a roll cage inside a streamlined driver’s compartment that completely enclosed the driver)

    UH,... Of course !!

    You better !!
  19. 53Hattie
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 374


    Bein' a bicycle/murdersykle/car freak and for twenty-odd of my working years a bartender/mgr, I can relate to your thinkin' here! If I get down your way I'll definitely check it out! Very Cool!
  20. BigPerm365
    Joined: Jan 8, 2012
    Posts: 47


    Don't know if it is true....but we moved to San Luis Obispo in the early 60's....and right behind our house in a great big empty field ( acres 'n acres ) was what we agreed, ( after hearing stories from the locals ) was an old banked racetrack. We used to ride bikes & motorcyles up the infield banking as "jumps". More than one old-time told me Barney raced there.

    All developed & parks now.

    Greg / 'Perm
  21. Ramblux
    Joined: Jun 27, 2003
    Posts: 358


    Awesome, now just own up to the place actually being in Palms instead of Culver City! haha

    Perfect location, too - right between the CC board track and the L.A. Motordrome!
  22. awesome!! what a gret tribute to a pioneer auto racer!!
  23. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    Simply awesome. I guess there are perks to living in SoCal.

  24. Bobby Green
    Joined: Jun 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,318

    Bobby Green

    Haha. I would say "Palms" but nobody would know what I was talking about.
  25. 36tbird
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,083


    Neat! I want to go to there.
  26. Cool! next time I'm down that way I'll make it point to stop in. :D
  27. Nice web site too!
  28. I think that's just cool as hell.
  29. Your just the mogul of mixology aren't you there Mr. Bobby Green. Looks like a neat place to pound a few back. Now only if you could open something like that in Tucson. We get really thirsty here in the desert.
  30. Trigger
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
    Posts: 65

    from Oregon

    Wish it was open last May when I was down there. Next time I am, I will stop by for one or two. Looks great!

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