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  1. Cut55
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    More California scenes.

    North Lake Tahoe near Stateline, c60:

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    Nut Tree, 1937, along Highway 40 between the bay area and Sacramento. That big tree was the real nut tree and it was removed after WWII when they widened the road from two lanes shown here to four lanes and divided the roadway:

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    Highway 4 in the Sierra foothills:

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    Camp Richardson, south Lake Tahoe, late 50s:

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    Lockheed 749 Constellation at Tahoe Airport, early 60s:

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    Crestline, 50s:

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    Desert Hot Springs, late 50s:

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    Two shots of the Douglas Memorial Bridge, 1940s, washed-out and replaced in the 50s or 60s:

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    Highway 60 into Riverside, 1950:

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    Sierra Avenue, Fontana, late 50s:

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    Happy Camp, 1940s:

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    Keep in mind that film ran faster in the really old days so the SF scenes were not as hectic as they might appear on the DVD. Love to see it though!
     
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    More California.

    Hollywood, 50s:

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    Colfax Hotel 50s. The buses have stopped to let the passengers have a potty break, a smoke and some chow:

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    Echo Lake Lodge, c56. Yeah, I want that wagon too:

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    San Bernardino mountains, 50s:

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    Highway 40 (now I-80) at Gold Run, late 40s:

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    Monte Vista Inn, late 40s, still there:

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    Highway 40 in the Sierras, looking downhill toward Sacramento, 40s:

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    South Lake Tahoe c63:

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    Center Street, Anaheim, 50s:

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    Two from the Bass Lake area:

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    Three from Big Bear:

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    Pool at Boulder Creek, 50s:

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    General Curtis LeMay, the man who firebombed Japan with B-29s and later formed the Strategic Air Command, with one of his Corvettes. He allowed organized road racing events on many USAF air bases in the fifties but then the enlisted men complained (as did their wives) because they had to "volunteer" to staff the weekend racing events and that put an end to the runway road races. (One of the few times that bitching and moaning, a military right and tradition, actually put an end to something.) Lemay was a bona fide car nut.
     
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  5. lawbreaker2
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    Those are really cool old shot of the 50's my mom gave me a bunch of old post cards from out west in the 50's.
     
  6. Bib Overalls
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    A lot of great old pictures in this thread. But this one looks like a recent picture of NIMROD's shop and rides.
     
  7. Chance it
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    I've been checking Cool Pics II for Dogs posts but nothin, no luck :(
    Don't know how I missed this for so long.... but what a great New Year surprise :D
     
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    Got me realize i was born in the wrong time and in a wrong country :)
     
  9. Cut55
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    "Okay kids, are you ready to paint mommy's car?"

    "YES DAD!!!!"
     
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  10. Cut55
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    "Hey, you guys filmin' a movie er what?"
     
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  11. Cut55
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    101 southbound at Torrey Pines State Beach. La Jolla in the distance. Looked on Google Earth and found the location. That highway bridge is still there but one lane each way now.
     
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    It looks almost identical to this pic today less the cool cars. And, believe it or not, there is less traffic today than in this pic. The 5 fwy now runs parallel and frees up the 101 for sightseers, cruisers and surfers.

    This is a great pic! Thanks for posting it!
     
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    I think this is a version of it that shows some post earthquake footage as well kind of oddly mixed and match together back and forth - yep, seems the road rules were a bit more free back in those days.

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    Any info on this pic? Who is she?
     
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    I am really enjoying this thread and also appreciative to those who are adding some text describing what we are looking at.

    Thanks much!

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  26. glenn33
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    My Dad had a black '61 Rambler wagon just like this.


     
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  27. Excellent pictures........here's a picture of my hometown downtown (London, Ontario) at nite from the 60's.......good old days....lol.
     
  28. Road Runner
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    A day in the life of rural mailman Mark Whalon and his 1935 Plymouth coupe, in East Dorset, VT, Dec 1942.


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  30. Mart
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    More excellent pics, liked the mailman pics and the aussie chrysler plant pics a few pages back. Had an aussie valiant wagon a few years ago myself.
    Also interesting spotting the odd English cars in America. Like spotting the US iron in old UK pics.
    Also surprising that although I have seen some of the pics before, the vast majority are new to me at least.
    Thanks to all contributors, enjoyed this thread a lot.
    Mart.
     
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