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Pictures of old garages and speed shops in the 50's/60's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gassercrazy41, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. gassercrazy41
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    Does anyone have any old photos of garages/shops/speed shops in the 1950's or 1960's???? insides and out. Thanks!
     
  2. 60srailjob
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    No but it took me two years and alot of research to do my front on my shop and I'm still changing it....some from when I was a child and would go with dad to the auto parts store, I would always wounder to the (hot rod) side of the store....I have a bunch of new pictures but to stupid to shrink them to fit HA!......
     
  3. lawman
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    60's, Would love to see your pic's !!! This would be a great "Thread"
    if it start's going.
     
  4. tommy
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    I remember most were just store fronts with hot rod parts in the windows instead of dresses. There were some great neon signs that were in the windows but mostly just your average store front. I'm thinking you are talking about the out side. A few years ago there was a great thread with pictures of the counter areas. You might want to do a search.
     

  5. There is a thread with a ton of pictures of old speed shops iside and out. Maybe somebody can post a link.
     
  6. Budro35
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    Here is one from back in the day when I lived in Ohio!


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  7. 296ardun
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    Blair's in Pasadena, current picture, but it has hardly changed since I worked there in the early '60s.
     
  8. 296ardun
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    Champion Speed Shop, south San Francisco, off Don Ewalds's site:
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  9. gassercrazy41
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    Awesome guys! Lets keep it going!


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  10. 296ardun
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    I know you were asking for pictures from '50s, '60s, this is much earlier, Lee Chapel's first speed shop on San Fernando Road, 1920s...later moved to Oakland:
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  12. thunderplex
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    Atlanta Motor Parts on 11th Street a half block west of Peachtree St in the old 10th St business district. It's now within the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank.



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  13. dave32
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    any picts of tne speed shop in san diego, about 59-60s?
     
  14. here's some
     

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  15. I dont recall many speed shops in SD around that time ... maybe Service Center on University Ave. Alot of manufacters there like Crower and Schiefer ... you could buy right off their shelf. And the factory car dealers supplied alot .

    There were some, but not alot.
     
  16. 60srailjob
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    Sorry lawman the new picture that are not on my page will not load because they are to big and the wife's gone at this time and she knows how to resize them.........She took about 100 pictures this last fall at the shop and these are the ones I cant add to my page. Sorry I'm not much on how this stuff works.....
     
  17. 296ardun
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    There was Jeraulds Speed Shop in National City, near San Diego, here is a website with more about it from Landspeed racing

    http://www.hotrodhotline.com/feature/heroes/landspeedracing/2011/newsletter199/
     
  18. Hdonlybob
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    I don't remember where I got this picture. I may have lifted it from here a while back, and had a friend photoshop my '49 Chevy into it..
    Always loved these old stations, and sure wish they could talk !!
    Cheers,

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  19. Rootie Kazoootie
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    1950s Indy garage's
     

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  20. 327-365hp
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    I thought we did this thread already?! Anyways here's a couple favorites.

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  21. 327-365hp
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    I know you said 50's and 60's how about 1971? It's Garlits Speed Shop

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  22. 1934coupe
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    Anybody remember a place called "Speed Garage" it was on 51th. avenue in Elmhurst Queens NY. It did all the service work for "Elm Motors" on Queens Blvd. also in Elmhurst. They sold mostly high performance cars in the early 60s. Back then 62 chevys with 409s were all over the place and under 3 grand. I grew up hanging around that shop running for coffee and lunch for the guys. The only pictures I have are in my mind.

    Pat
     
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  24. gassercrazy41
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  25. my granpa in his "pup"....and the "shop truck"...from the mid-20's....




    Lincoln Pup.jpg

    shop truck.jpg
     
  26. 60srailjob
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    My version of a old shop....after two years of working on it....New photos added from on my profile of the shop if anyone wants to take a look... I'm still not sure how to load pictures on a thread...HA..sorry....
     
  27. billsill45
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    Here are a few from the Los Angeles area ... some photos have appeared on the HAMB on other threads.
     

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