Register now to get rid of these ads!

History The Car Clubs Of Sepulveda Blvd.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,853

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  2. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,469

    pwschuh
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Neato. Wonder if anyone has color pics?
     
  3. Maybe they had been to Wendover and saw the cliff behind the motels where the different Army units painted their ID's on rock face back in WWII.
     
  4. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,471

    ryno
    Member

    maybe someone could snap a today shot?
     

  5. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,874

    Chris Casny
    Member

    I always wondered where that was. When you say Sepulveda, it has to be between Sunset blvd and the 101, I'm thinking around Mulholland drive. I'll try to find the location.
     
  6. dustdevil
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 814

    dustdevil
    Member
    from illinois

    Would be cool if it was all still in tact. Nice story Ryan! I'm sure someone will know more history on here.
     
  7. The Knowbodys
    Joined: Jul 12, 2001
    Posts: 14

    The Knowbodys
    Knumber One In Your Hearts

    We are The Knowbodys. We are from Knowhere.

    The cliff is here with us now. We liberated it sometime in the late 1960's - stone by stone, rock by rock, piece by piece...
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  8. That's really cool. I wonder if there's any witness marks left over?
     
  9. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,874

    Chris Casny
    Member

    Are you pranking us Ryan, I knew the Knowbodys plaque wasnt on any of the other pics I ever saw. Note the Ignitors plaque.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,853

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

    Nope. Those shots are posted as found. Maybe they painted over the Igniters? I know knothing... :)

    Regardless, your photos are way better than mine.
     

  11. I think those are long gone.
     
  12. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    Member
    from Ponder, TX

    That's pretty awesome.
     
  13. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,874

    Chris Casny
    Member

    hahaha :D:D:D
     
  14. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598

    Mazooma1
    Member

    "In the world of the blind, the one-eyed man is King"

    you're doing better than the rest of us....:)
     
  15. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    So cool! Good clean harmless trouble those feller got into.
     
  16. vncruiser
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 541

    vncruiser
    BANNED

    Here is a color shot...Don't think any of this survives today...The Sepulveda Pass has been widened and modified many times over the years...
    Note the caption...
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Apr 5, 2010
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  17. Steve
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,010

    Steve
    Member

    I've seen pictures of this before. I've driven the sepulveda pass many times to avoid the 405 and this cliff is gone. My guess is it was destroyed in the late 50's early 60's when the 405 was constructed.
     
  18. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,065

    Rolleiflex
    Member

    That would've been great to have seen in person. There is a good color picture of it in the 17th issue of the Rodder's Journal page 49.
     
  19. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,935

    Tman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  20. 333 Half Evil
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,440

    333 Half Evil
    Member

    Geeze....today one would be sent to jail/prison for this!!

    I think it is cool. That would have been quite the sight to see when cruizin by... Ahh, the good ol days.
     
  21. Picaninny
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 54

    Picaninny
    Member

    Damn straight buddy...
     
  22. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,760

    Malcolm
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Nebraska

    Haha... I've seen a "Knowbodys" plaque somewhere before... Hmm


    :)



    Malcolm
     
  23. I'd concur with that probability. I used to use Sepulveda Blvd as a place to road test cars in the late 1960s and never saw that cliff face.

    Still it's an interesting reminder of when hot rodders were considered outlaws like the 1%er bikers of today.
     
  24. harrington
    Joined: Jul 22, 2009
    Posts: 421

    harrington
    Member
    from Indiana

    Ryan I think someone is pulling your leg with those pics. The Knowbodys tag is to clear and the lines to crisp and perfect. I think your pics have been Photoshopped.
     
  25. Steve
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,010

    Steve
    Member

    harrington, I believe Ryan was the one doing the photoshopping and just playing it off
     
  26. Ryan, you really should have posted this on Apirl 1st
     
  27. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    jcmarz
    Member
    from Chino, Ca

    This tread just gos to show how much freedom we have lost in the last 50 years! Try painting on that rock face today and see what happens.
     
  28. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598

    Mazooma1
    Member

    What? In the 50's there wasn't a huge graffiti problem like there is today.
    Today, thanks to all the creeps with nothing better to do but damage private property, there are laws against this stuff, and rightfully so.
    It has nothing to do with "freedom". It's a different world today and graffiti causes millions of dollars worth of clean-up.
    Big difference.
    From the looks of this hillside, the club's were doing a little bragging and showing some unity and pride. I doubt back then it was looked at as any big deal.

    Do not associate "freedom" with ruining someones property. You don't have that "freedom". It's not your right to spray paint anyone's property, whether its a garage door or a rock.

    That was the 50's, and it's a cool example of the emerging car culture.

    It's a much different world today. "Freedom" has nothing to do with it.
    The good natured fun that these car clubs used to enjoy has been ruined by criminals and vandals.
     
    Gary Reynolds likes this.
  29. Mazooma is right about it having nothing to do with Freedom. It was vandalism then as it is now, only it is much worse now. Not sure why Mazooma figures this was good natured fun but other graffiti is different? Especially in light of his statement It's not your right to spray paint anyone's property, whether its a garage door or a rock. Seems a little hypocritical.
    IF that were really done back when, I can guarantee you that it was frowned upon by John Q Public and probably would have caused an uproar to some extent.
    During the late 50's, early 60's I lived in the San Bernardino mountains between Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead and it was quite common for kids to paint on the big rocks things like Johnny loves Suzie, that type of things. The older folks and the sheriff did start to crack down when it started to get out of control and too prevalent and made them clean it up or paint it our when they caught them.
     
  30. Anyone remember the Pink Lady painting over a tunnel entrance in Malibu Canyon in the early '70s? It got painted over in Bureaucrat Grey in a matter of hours by the Authorities, only because they couldn't find the artist and make HER do so! (The painting was in fact drawn by a woman artist...)
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.