Register now to get rid of these ads!

Vintage shots from days gone by!

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. HEMIDAV, Bleach, Deuces and 3 others like this.
  2. Gray Ford
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
    Posts: 477

    Gray Ford
    Member
    from Illinois


    I was going to ask what is going on there ????
     
  3. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,911

    verde742
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Its a TUG-OF-WAR,
    or tug -of-logs...
     
    Bleach and Deuces like this.
  4. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,795

    Deuce Daddy Don
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    HEMIDAV, Bleach and Deuces like this.
  5. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,270

    mgtstumpy
    Member

  6. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,270

    mgtstumpy
    Member

  7. swi66
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 12,231

    swi66
    Member

  8. swi66
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 12,231

    swi66
    Member

  9. swi66
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 12,231

    swi66
    Member

  10. swi66
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 12,231

    swi66
    Member

  11. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,270

    mgtstumpy
    Member

  12. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,270

    mgtstumpy
    Member

  13. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,270

    mgtstumpy
    Member

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    It' dead, he shot it before this photo
     
  14. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,270

    mgtstumpy
    Member

  15. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,270

    mgtstumpy
    Member

  16. Al G
    Joined: Feb 21, 2016
    Posts: 2,286

    Al G
    Member

  17. Al G
    Joined: Feb 21, 2016
    Posts: 2,286

    Al G
    Member

  18. Al G
    Joined: Feb 21, 2016
    Posts: 2,286

    Al G
    Member

  19. Al G
    Joined: Feb 21, 2016
    Posts: 2,286

    Al G
    Member

  20. Al G
    Joined: Feb 21, 2016
    Posts: 2,286

    Al G
    Member

  21. Al G
    Joined: Feb 21, 2016
    Posts: 2,286

    Al G
    Member

  22. Al G
    Joined: Feb 21, 2016
    Posts: 2,286

    Al G
    Member

  23. Al G
    Joined: Feb 21, 2016
    Posts: 2,286

    Al G
    Member

  24. Al G
    Joined: Feb 21, 2016
    Posts: 2,286

    Al G
    Member

  25. Al G
    Joined: Feb 21, 2016
    Posts: 2,286

    Al G
    Member

  26. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,186

    raymay
    Member

  27. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,311

    jnaki

    upload_2019-4-29_3-31-14.png


    Hello,

    Nice find of a historic photo and place. The photo shows a long straight away heading East toward the inland portion of Orange County, towards the city of Westminster. This is Westminster Blvd in inland Seal Beach, California. It is/was near the Seal Beach area of aerospace development in the early days. For us teenage hot rod guys/girls, this was the southern nighttime dragstrip for both counties, LA and the OC.

    If anyone (seemed like almost a million people) drove over the PCH/ Anaheim Bay Bridge leading out of Seal Beach into the Surfside/Sunset Beach area, the big displays were the warships docked in the protected harbor. It is a military harbor with a narrow public right away down the middle of the channel. But, in the far distant property inland, past the swamps, marshes, and bunkers, was Westminster Blvd. From the far reaches of the property back to this long street, several train tracks lead to the coastal harbor. Those train cars carry the necessary ammunition and can be seen loading at the dock at times. The cool thing was that in Belmont Shore, this same street (Westminster Blvd) is the main road for all activity and dining on 2nd street.

    As it nears Seal Beach Blvd, 2nd Street turns into Westminster Blvd. This intersection is quite busy, but a few short seconds of driving, brings anyone to the empty, long street, especially at night. That is the Eastward drive along this fairly empty stretch of highway. The reverse is true coming from Orange County into LA County. A busy intersection leading away into a few short seconds for quiet and emptiness towards Seal Beach/Belmont Shore.

    Jnaki

    Why is this road so significant to hot rodders? When we had our cars finished with the latest upgrade, dual quads, new axle gears, etc, we needed a place to do a full acceleration test. Cherry Avenue in Bixby Knolls is fine, but the traffic can sometimes be hectic. Late at night there were patrols cruising in the dark, waiting. But, way out here in no man’s land, the only thing to be disturbed is a bird, a lizard, or two. The underground bunkers were made to look like a neighborhood street from the sky. So, there is usually no one to complain or disturb.

    There were countless teenagers that used this lonely stretch of road before our time and the photo is inviting for such a long stretch of empty road. (It is almost two miles long, but the actual marked off starting line could be anywhere, with plenty of shut down space) The farther into the street a group is located, the darker it becomes, so it is virtually in the middle of nowhere. Shut downs have plenty of slowing space for safety. For us, it was the Orange County equivalent of the Cherry Ave. Drags.

    These days, the boulevard is very well used with commuters bypassing the crowded 405 Freeway. Caution is always used for any kind of acceleration run. The commuters going to and from Belmont Shore to the West from the 405 Freeway, usually pack this road during rush hour.
     
  28. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
    Posts: 1,952

    sliceddeuce
    Member

  29. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 16,928

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

  30. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 19,803

    loudbang
    Member

    14.jpg


    15.jpg

    16.jpg

    Lakeside Speedway Colorado
    17a.jpg

    17b Lakeside Speedway, Colorado.jpg
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.