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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Evel, May 19, 2006.

  1. Utahvette
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    Here's a shot from Salt Lake City in the 50s . Coffee Shop and Custom Auto Parts. They should have those now ![​IMG]
     
  2. OldiesSpeedShop
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    from Ventura Ca

  3. 117harv
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  4. roughneck424
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    I just found this one today and posted.
    This is a better thread to place it
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  5. bangngears
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    I was stationed in Southern California in the 60s and went to Ed Iskendarians shop and to Lewis Shells in L.A.They both brought back good memories.I have asked over the years to a lot of California guys and no one remembered Shells.
     
  6. Flamed48
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    Does anyone have any pics of goodies speed shop in san jose ,ca
     
  7. Here's a couple of the original San Jose (Willow Glen) GOODIES Speed Shop @ 342 Lincoln Avenue:

    Goodies Speed Shop 342 Lincoln Ave San Jose.jpg
    Goodies SJ Showroom.jpg
    photographers unknown
     
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  8. showrod
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    Grancor then and now on N. broadway Chicago
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  9. went there several times while in Sac.
    could not stop drawling
    BIG Store
     
  10. I was at Smiths Hi Performance in Milton FL Yesterday
    Pop still at the counter Lyle running the back (Machine Shop)
    the Thunder Bolt is at pops house now
     
  11. last weak I was at Foy Gilmore's speed shop Pensacola Fl
    still building cars
     
  12. Rice n Beans Garage
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    Was Lewis Shell at Culver and Sawtelle in Culver City ????
     
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    Couldn't figure out how to load the all together
     

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  15. Hotrodbuilderny
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    Me in my early 20's and about 80 lbs lighter
     

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  16. ok got pic of Willy D Smiths before open could not get it to open yesterday
     

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  17. Choptop
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    Would love to have pics of Rick's Auto Parts and De Bolds Marine... both of South Gate, CA.
     
  18. went see Willey D again today
     

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  19. AHotRod
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    What a great trip down memory lane tonight, let's find more and post them up!
     
  20. Just cruised this post, Has anyone heard of Don Garlits health?????
     
  21. 5quart
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    Hi Dons Speed Shop Route 1 Edison NJ 1965-for pics of Dons speed old race cars etc click on www.oilnspeed.com
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  22. 5quart
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    Dons Speed shop Inside pic 100 ft counter-nothing else like it on east coast at time
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  23. Pete L.
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    Don,

    Damn, it took me almost 50 years to see the inside of the shop, but I've seen it !!!
    Now, if you could only post a pic of the Don's Speed Shop t-shirt that had the "
    Little Yellow Wagon" on it...
     
  24. Cut55
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    Cool tread that needs a bump.

    Did a little research and found that the 1960s building that housed Karl Orr's shop is still in existence. Located at 17670 Sierra Highway, Mint Canyon, CA and it is now a pest control business. You can see the architecture is basically unchanged from the late-1960s photo with the '55 Chevy and Mr. Orr. A roof has since been installed between the Orr building and the building to the left/south.

    Then:

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    Today:

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  25. Deuce3wCpe
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    from New Jersey

  26. olcurmdgeon
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    Man, great thread, memories of back in the day. we used to go to Joey Cornelski's Ulster Automotive in the early 60s, Kingston, NY. And when I went to auto tech school in Morrisville, we'd go to Syracuse and browse the used speed part shelves at Auto Finishers.
     
  27. A Boner
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    Lil' John Buttera before California. image.jpg
     
  28. cory27t
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    What a killer thread. I grew up in the wrong era. Anyways, here's some photos of Goodies Speed Shop in California. goodiesspeedshop-dodgea100.jpg
    This is the San Jose shop on Lincoln Avenue with the 2 Dodge A100 vans and Jim Miraglia's 65 El Camino. corvair-goodies-van.jpg
    This is the first Goodies van, their Corvair van.

    dragster.jpg

    This is the Goodies dragster in the San Jose shop.

    goodies-salinas-store.jpg

    This is the Goodies shop in my hometown of Salinas. It was at 523 South Main Street. It opened in April of 66 and was run by Jim Miraglia, the guy who owned the 65 Chevelle in the photo and the first photo, til '67 then by Dennis Varni until they closed in 71. The 29 roadster in the middle is owned by Andy Southard, Jr, another Salinas native. I can't remember, did you used to hang out here @47plymouthgasser ?
     
  29. TANNERGANG
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    Is Tognotti's still open...I was out in Sacramento years ago and went by there....it was on a Sunday I think...they were closed...didn't get to go in
     

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