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  1. Esso
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    Awesome pictures. I Just love the old Gasstation shots.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Great pics I would of missed them too as I don't look at the cool picture thread.


    That is actually the Bob McGee roadster. Ak has only just stuck the safety council sticker on when that pic was taken.
     
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    Great thread Ryan, you might want to get with Mr Kellogg he has a bunch of pics of old speed shops in the LA area
     
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    Great pic's! Check the quality of construction of this early "Rail Job".
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  5. Steve Hedke
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    In LA hot rodders shared the streets with trains. Not in just a few places, but all over the city. It could get nasty. Guy loses it on his bike, first 2 pics the same wreck. The car facing you isn't a Lincoln Zephyr, it's a Studie.

    'Yesterday' is now the site of the Staples Center, where the Lakers play. That's why doing before & after shots can be so unrecognizable in LA.

    Street racing in Santa Monica, coming off Wilshire. The first car with the dropped front axle is a Mercer. Notice the overhead wires: they are racing on trolley tracks in the dirt, with those skinny tires and the spectators completely unprotected.

    Pacific Electric 'Hollywood' car loading passengers from a 'safety island'. Imagine standing there as that big Oldsmobile fastback comes barreling down at you. Nice '41 Chevy coupe in back.

    Bruce Frederickson in a 'bug' like drag car, Nov. 25, 1953. The LA Library collection has shots like this all over, but searching requires creativity.
     

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    Mazooma1, I think we're good all the way to '64:D

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    back in the days of the indoor car shows...man, they were the best

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    The Shrine is right south of downtown...still there
     
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  17. Quite a few VW's in this pic.
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    This tank in Lincoln Heights jail was jammed with arrestees who insisted on getting their Christmas spirit out of a bottle. The arrestees were booked on drunk driving, drunk in auto or just plain drunk charges. Photo dated: December 25, 1951.

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    Note Tricky Dick behind Ike.
     
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    Thanks for all who posted on this. I really enjoy scrolling through these!
     
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    One of the best threads in a long time...I just spent all afternoon looking at these.
     
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    Aggie engineering:

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    Mazooma,
    You've been around photography long enough like grey beard me, to know that when you print negatives backwards you get results like this. The guy printing the negative had it in the holder wrong side up.

    I once had a calendar published by Hasselblad to celebrate 25 years of Hasselblad cameras used by NASA in the space program. One of the Kodachrome slides was printed backwards. It showed the Gulf of California with Baja California Mexico on the East side of the Gulf. I have it framed on my wall in my office. It pays to have common sense and a knowledge of traffic rules and geography. They used to teach things like this in school.
     
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    Might be my favorite photo sequence from the whole bunch, really captures that BIG FUN:D feeling that got us all into this mess to begin with:


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    Young hot rodders are being processed by police at the Lennox station for participating in hot rod racing at 135th and Broadway. The photo caption reads: "Teenagers nabbed in Lennox "hot rod" spree. Apparently unimpressed by the fact that they are under arrest, here are six of 17 persons - 11 of them teenagers - who were nabbed in a crackdown on Lennox "hot rod" racing last night. These youths identified themselves as Mert Dettwiler, 16; Vern Terry, 16; Walter Bier, 17; Earl Wade, 17; Duane Daniel, 17, and an unidentified youth (left to right). They face arraignment in Compton Court today". Photo dated: Sep. 10, 1952.

    Now here are the girls, no doubt on the other side of the room:

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    And here's the rest of the gang:

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  30. Mazooma1
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    True, but what is curious is the Eastman Kodak ID along the side of the negative... To the best of my memory, if the ID is correct, then the neg is correct...
    I dunno...
     

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