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  1. BrerHair
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  2. hombres ruin
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    Great shots,nothing like the history we all try to capture today.I wonder what the market would be like for a gas station like the old days,white shirt,pants and bow tie,service as soon as you roll up.They do it today with barber shops ,why not gas stations?
     
  3. 49ratfink
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    got to love the old photos.
     
  4. This is great, I love looking at old auto related pics. Things seem to be cleaner and simpler back then.
     
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    cool pics theres alot of history there
     
  6. ChassisResearchKid
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    Thanks for the info. Todd
     
  7. Mazooma1
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    This Packard dealership was on Santa Monica Blvd. The building is now restored and it's now a Mercedes-Benz showroom

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    They decorated the showroom with a Christmas theme each year...

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    Mr. Thompson, my old friend from the 1970's, was hired to photograph a man's new sedan delivery with his daughter sitting on the fender...it had just been lettered...
    great gasser material, maybe 30 years later...:)

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    Might be wrong---BUT---I seem to remember board track racing at the COLISEUM also(?)-------Don:D:D
     
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    No, Don, they raced midgets at the Coliseum and at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, but no boards
     
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    This is on Imperial Blvd. 1941, just West of Hawthorne Blvd.---Don't know what is there now!!!!----------Don:D:D
     

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    is this a real shot or a made for T.V. shot?.......looks a little like a very young Wally Parks

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    Man, gimme some room, I am high as a kite on vintage pix!! Thanx! ~Sololobo~
     
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    Mega cool. Thanks for sharing these with us.
     
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    Does anyone know the name of this book?
     
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    soooo rad! i love living here, just wish it would still look the same.
     
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    This is Louis Meyer on right,at his Ford Authorized Flathead V8 rebuilding company ;prior to forming the Meyer-Drake Engr. Co, the successor to the Offenhauser Engine Co. builder of the Offy Indy engine.

    Tom
     
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    Amazing stuff. It's just so cool to think about how revered automobiles were back then.

    Now, everything's plastic--except that styrofoam insert behind your bumper cover, which is ... wait for it ... styrofoam.

    Also, I love the photo of all the speed wrenches. Nowadays, no one's even heard of a speed wrench.
     
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    Griff Borgeson on left at Port of New york ,checking the condition of FWD Miller race car , one of two purchased from Buggatti factory in France.
     
  20. Ryan ... thanks for bringing Jimmy's (BrerHair's) finds to our attention.

    I'll have to admit that I quit looking at the Cool pictures! Post them here! thread when it became nothing more than a "drama thread" ... and therefore I never even bothered to checkout the Cool pictures! Post them here! II thread ... I guess that was a misstake ... 'cuz these are very cool old pics!
     
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    "Yak" Miller (Ak Miller) in his roadster pointing out decal on windshield.
     
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    These pics are always awesome! Thanks for posting them.
     
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    Another LA parts store: note the head gaskets on the wall and the roll of brown butcher paper with string. I like the hand cranked bench grinders.

    LA Speedway, a banked oval board track in Culver City. Part of Sony Entertainment sits there now.

    Barney Oldfield racing Lincoln Beachey's Curtiss at Santa Monica.

    'Spin & Marty' being shot at the Disney Ranch in Newhall, 1957. The roadster has holes cut in the firewall so it can be driven without the driver being seen. When driven without a driver the hood side panels are removed. The same car was used in The Shaggy Dog a few years later.
     

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    Another LA parts store: note the head gaskets on the wall and the roll of brown butcher paper with string. I like the hand cranked bench grinders.

    LA Speedway, a banked oval board track in Culver City. Part of Sony Entertainment sits there now.

    Barney Oldfield racing Lincoln Beachey's Curtiss at Santa Monica.

    'Spin & Marty' being shot at the Disney Ranch in Newhall, 1957. The roadster has holes cut in the firewall so it can be driven without the driver being seen. The same car was used in The Shaggy Dog a few years later.
     
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    This is somewhat of a stretch, as it's 1957, and in Arcadia which is east of Los Angeles...
    This is at Santa Anita Race Track...my Dad was in charge of buying the new police cars each year and this year he chose to buy Chevrolets...
    That's Dad on the right and the other guy is from Chevy.
    The race track parking lot was a favorite of the hot rod magazines to photograph cars at. Tons of room, and no utility wires made it a natural.
    They also filmed the Dick Landy Dodge Dart doing wheelstands here for the television commercial for the Wham-O wheelie bars for your Schwinn Sting Ray bicycles...as seen here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWDprSdH2xQ

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    the only one that was black and white was the station wagon in the middle. It was the one with the speed radar equipment. The equipment was so large that it required the entire rear of the station wagon. The radar unit was all vacuum tubes, no transistors, so it was big

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    Clean, crisp photo's. Nice work Jimmy and company.
     

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