The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Yep. We lost Jerry Lewis at appx 9am yesterday.
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Knucklehead or Sportster hybrid, I can't tell for sure.
Wonder Bowl Anaheim, 1959
Anaheim Historical Society
The Wonder Bowl was located on Katella Avenue in Anaheim, CA. The bowling alley was bought by Disneyland in 1985 and turned it into a storage facility for the park’s decorations and entertainment props. Disney demolished the Wonder Bowl facility to create another parking lot. Late 50’s architecture so popular in So Cal. Much like the drive in theaters scattered all over So Cal, land values rose and the property was torn down to make way for more profitable ventures.
We were bowling fanatics up to senior year in high school. It did not hurt to live three blocks from a bowling alley near our Westside Long Beach house. (Sante Fe Bowl…before bowling, it was a neighborhood movie theater) On the way to school and back, this was a pit stop for a Cherry Coke and a couple of games of bowling. We started to get good at bowling. By the time we were in cars, we started to go all over to bowl at different places, Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa, Java Lanes in Signal Hill, Red Fox Lanes in North Long Beach, Major Bowl on Anaheim St.(near our church) Circle Bowl on the Traffic Circle, and the Boulevard Bowl on LB Blvd.
There were so many choices of bowling alleys back then, but they all came down later due to rising land costs and business profitability. We were such fanatics that we sneaked out of Sunday services to walk down the street to bowl a few games until our ride home came outside at the end of the service.
I drove by a place in Costa Mesa, recently, that had mini lanes in a shopping center. It is one of the newest bowling alleys in the area. Daytime/Nightime bowling…a new concept. You drive by in the day...you can see people bowling. But, at night, that whole, long, glass window is lit up like a 60's head shop...that is a cool concept.
It's a '40 alright, with the deluxe front bumper. Looks like a small town somewhere in Australia. The body companies in Australia...(Holden, TJ Richards, and more...made many different bodies for the Willys than were ever made here).
There is an early Willys Phaeton in our area, what a neat looking Willys. G-willys !
Jim Loiselle Model A with SBC, San cobble dragstrip, Vancouver Island... Back in the day.
Another San Cobble shot
The downtown Portland I remember.
Yet more Ramchargers FED
Disc O Rama
Hemi Under Glass
TV Tommy's videoliner. Looked better than it handled. Didn't last long before retirement.
Black & Prudhomme AAFD racing Safford Guaide and Ratican’s blown Oldsmobile
Anyone that thinks that the first flip-top Funny Car was Nicholson's Mercury Comet has another think comin'.
Rootie...Who is the driver in the #15 midget ????
A friend of mine here in Phoenix has a '58 Ford wrecker that he painted in this paint scheme.
No shoulder harness is the least of this dudes worries...
The "tower" at Santa Ana Drag Strip...
Good news, the driver was thrown clear...
As was this guy...
Danny Frye out of the St. Louis area at a off season NASCAR midget show at Daytona.
The "Bean Bandits" from San Diego were the real deal...
A landing field or a runway, somewhere "out there".
My one time roommate, Connie Swingle, happily accepting the cash from M/T, while car owner Ed Pink looks on...
I have to look at this photo with one eye closed, it's only half as horrible that way...
Tommy Ivo's 4-engine dragster, bottom view...
Burt and the "Worlds Fastest Indian"...
It's the Winternats and Willie is out for a short Sunday drive...
Spectator safety is our highest priority. Not here, of course...
A 32-car field of Fuel Funny Cars at OCIR on a Saturday night...
And if that's not enough, we'll throw in some fireworks...
He went to h.s. with my mom. Irvington High School, Irvington, NJ
ar Knuckle Head for sure!
The number 51 sport racer in the first photo is the original Old Yeller after being rebuilt and with chevy power. It was named the Lion Cage and I believe Eric Hauser wadded it up at Riverside and the car was scrapped.
Knuckle nothing like a sportster . I had a 41 knuck with upsweeps like that , no megs . Girls use to put their platform
Shoes on the pipes instead of pegs . LOL melted a few pair . It was closing time at the titty bar . I mean church .
Searched for some pictures of the Studebaker Show as announced on the streetcar. Nothing found (yet)....
Holy crap! Here, hold my beer and watch this. You never told me you could fly.
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