The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
I reckon its a Nash
The biggest happening on the Westside of Long Beach back in the early days...
In 1946, we had just moved to Long Beach. The location was a wartime, federal housing trailers for workers involved in the aircraft industry in So Cal. It was located just over the Anaheim Street bridge, crossing the LA River and up a few blocks. It covered quite a few city blocks near industrial buildings and some residential areas bordering the LA riverbank. It was the largest gathering of trailers in the local region during this time in history. Later on in high school, I found out that my brother's friend's family owned the huge, blocks long, lumber yard all along the same street bordering the trailer housing development.
We did not know of this big time event (Spruce Goose) going on over on the Westside of Long Beach. It certainly was a historic move that became as big as it gets and never to be done again. This whole area is near our 2 houses that we eventually lived in, when growing up on the Westside of Long Beach. (Westside of the LA River) It is primarily industrial, with the close proximity to the Long Beach, Terminal Island, Wilmington, and Los Angeles Harbors. Growing up, we always thought this area was a major boat building area, a metal structure manufacturing area and general industry. The smells from all of the industries permeated the air every afternoon.
One of the two favorite places within bicycling distance was the Coca Cola Bottling Plant that was on the corner of Anaheim St. and Santa Fe Avenue. (IN THE PHOTO) They used to give tours and free bottles of Coca Cola to us. (The historic building has been re-purposed into an electrical advertising company) Just back up the Santa Fe Avenue was the famous Weber’s Bread Company with their bakery storefront, tours, and free samples. Living on the edge of the industrial areas had its advantages. (later, Santa Fe Importers, Mickey Thompson, Joe Mailliard Speed Shops, and Bill Williams Welding, etc. all moved in and opened up their buildings)
“On June 11, 1946, Star House Movers began driving the 160-foot-long wing sections on a 28-mile route to Terminal Island. From the 15th to the 16th, the hull of the plane was moved. Utility companies had to raise or cut 2,300 power and phone lines along the route, which took the hull down Santa Fe Avenue and eventually over the Pontoon Bridge onto Terminal Island.”
Welcome to the jungle…
I remember this one from back in the day, owner was from San Gabriel Valley CA. area had a nasty small block mounted in the middle!
He has at least 80 tons on a 18 wheeler .
lacquer or alkyd enamal
After reading the name on the van, that girl looks like, "I ain't getting near that thing" type of scared. Or, "why would they name it that?"
Been there, cool place.
Correct g.f.m. 1935 Nash Ambassador.
Great Pic , so much going on here. Thanks AL G.
Yeah that's what I thought to,my pleasure Dago88
Vangina ..... is was the early '70s ..... it was cool man
"Big Daddy" Don Garlets
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