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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. jnaki
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    Hey RM,
    It did snow in 1949 in Los Angeles and we got a white blanket in Long Beach, too. That was my first experience with snow at 5 years old. But, your photo says GORMAN on the Standard Gas Station sign. GORMAN is in the mountains, on the freeway from Los Angeles to Bakersfield and beyond. It is the famous central spot for gas, food and CHAINS. This place is the bottleneck in "The Grapevine."

    Many cars come through here between Nor Cal and So Cal. So, it is a popular place to stop and recover from overheating and what ever else happens in traveling. We have stopped here on the way to and from numerous, Andy's Picnics in the Bay Area, and those ever present rock concerts in SF. Also, those long time, running, Oakland Roadster Shows way back then.

    Jnaki
    Gorman is considered its own entity, but is part Los Angeles county, not city. Located in the Tejon Pass.
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  2. KRB52
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    Interesting way of attaching the tow bar to the front of the car.
     
  3. rusty valley
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    damn kids! i can just hear that ol' 21 studder wound up tight with wheels spinnin in the snow
     
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    RIP Dan Gurney. 1/14 /2018
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    But why??
     
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    better articulation, quicker disconnect.
     
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    ^That Chevy's got a serious case of J.C. Whitney rash.
    Great photos as always, Swi66
     
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  17. woodbutcher
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    :D Looks like the aftermath of an attack by steel eating fuzzworts.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  18. Posted by Tim D. Miller: "For those suffering thru the cold winter, a little story: This is a 30's photo, but the louvers above the "ND" in wonder, are the discharge by the ovens at the Wonder Bread bakery in Portland, OR. My Dad worked there for 28 yrs starting in the 50's. He used to park his "56 Beetle directly under the discharge in the winter, and when he got off work to go home at about 3-4 am, they're d be no snow on the car, and it'd already be warmed up! He daily drove his Beetle for over 25 yrs, from new. Sorry I don't have a photo of the Beetle there, the entire bakery building is gone, but I still have the '56 Beetle!"
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  19. Mart
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    ^^ Great story Maggie.
     
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    Gonna need plenty of butter for all those crabs.

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  21. plym_46
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    Many race vehicles were flat towed to the track. The trailer balls would have made attaching the tow bar quick and easy. A friend had a set up like that on his dirt track car. He would take his race tires/wheels off, put on four rollers and tow the car with his pickup.
     
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  22. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi 34 Gaz.Good God Miss Agnes.Is there an open season on those?And what do you use to hunt them with:rolleyes::p.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  23. DDDenny
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    I bet it smelled like warm cinnamon rolls, though I'm sure your dad was plenty tired of the bakery smell after working in it all day.
     
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  24. Some Ant Hills for woodbutcher :cool:
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  25. Francis Birtles, 1924 Darwin to Adelaide road trip:eek:o_O.
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  26. ItsLUCKY
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    I recognized the license plate and the style of house...
    This was taken somewhere in Albuquerque, NM. Or at least the car was registered in Bernalillo County.
    In NM in those days the 1st # on the plate designated the county of registration; 1 for Santa Fe County, 2 for Bernalillo County, etc, etc, etc;
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  29. KRB52
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    I remember cars being towed to the drag strip back when I was a kid. Most had "RACE CAR IN TOW" in the rear window, just so people behind them knew.
     

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