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  1. toml24
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    This was also called the "Phonebooth". 1962 Western Speedway, Gardena, CA.
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  2. Deuces
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  3. jnaki
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    Hello,

    The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles has been around for many years since 1926. It has been renovated many times over, used for a myriad of events and continues to provide So Cal residents a place to enjoy the wide array of shows. We have all seen the inside of the auditorium in many TV and movie scenes. It has been the home to The Grammys, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, a ton of rock concerts, lectures and plays. It seats about 6400 people for an event.


    The hot rod shows and exposition display were usually held around the corner in the Shrine Expo Center. That building had a huge floor, perfect for a car show or gathering of exhibits and stands. Comic book shows, hot rod shows, smaller concerts, it is a perfect venue for a wide array of products.
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    One of the most impressive views inside of the larger auditorium is from center stage. For one of our early ticket buying forays for an upcoming rock concert as 20 somethings, we drove up to LA, bought the tickets and were allowed to go inside of the auditorium for a self guided walking tour. The seating area is massive and every seat seems like it is looking down at the stage while standing there. My wife said that we were “performers getting ready for a concert”… ha!

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    We met an old friend at a party and in the conversation, mentioned that we wanted to go to a Jimi Hendrix Concert at the Shrine Auditorium. He said that he could get us in and not to worry, we did not have to buy tickets, but just show up. The concert was coming up fast and my wife was leery about the promise about the concert entry. She wanted to buy the tickets, now, before it got sold out. It was Jimi Hendrix, after all!!!

    Soon, the day was here, we got our 1960s everyday gear on and drove to the auditorium.
    upload_2019-5-27_2-46-21.png 1965 red El Camino in the front row at the Shrine Auditorium

    When the crowds started filling up the parking lot and front entrance, we waited until the designated time. (without tickets) I was confident that we would get in and see the concert. My wife was still leery and now, worried that we would miss the concert of the year.

    When we walked up to the door manager, he directed us to wait outside by the columns. Everyone else was going to their seats or walking indoors. By the time some of the last remaining ticket holders were being allowed inside, now, I was worried. All of a sudden, my friend walked up, (dressed to the hilt) and said to follow him.

    By this time, the main floor was packed and everyone was waiting for the start of the show. We walked down the main aisle toward the stage and everyone was looking at us like we were being escorted outside or were some new celebrities. But, by the time we got to the stage, my friend greeted some celebrities, got some notoriety and led us into the side door, away from the stage.
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    “The Auditorium features two boxes above the orchestra level holding 40 people each and seven loges on the balcony holding between 36 and 47 seats each.”

    Now, we were in a darkened hallway leading to the outside, but turned just in time to go upstairs to another dark doorway. The end result was being led out to the balcony, where the front row seats were ours for the whole concert. We were flabbergasted! My wife went up and hugged our friend to his embarrassment. But, the cool thing was, it was done in front of the whole audience that were interested in this pre-concert happening to a young couple.

    Now that we were looking out over the stage and audience, we smiled and had a tremendously satisfying moment in a Jimi Hendrix concert. (There was one other couple in some of the other seats in this balcony. It was a reserved seating area.)

    The concert was historic. In one part of the performance, Jimi Hendrix was on our corner of the stage. He gave his famous guitar holding and playing a rather risque position. Much to the delight of the audience. It was the all-time concert experience to be at the Shrine Auditorium during this hectic time period in everyone’s history.

    "In 2002, the auditorium underwent a $15 million renovation that upgraded the stage with state-of-the-art lighting and rigging systems, and included new roofing and air conditioning for both the Auditorium and Expo Center, modernized concession stands, additional restrooms, repainting of the Expo Center, and a new performance plaza and parking garage. The entire complex follows a Moroccan architectural motif."




     
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    Holman & Moody 427FE Fairlane, later I believe in England showing that it still has that charisma along with get up and go! It still gets driven hard.

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    Ford Australia

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    GM Holden's Australia

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  16. tinsled
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    What is the car in the shade here? (not asking the one in front, Canadian Dodge D25)
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  17. junkyardjeff
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    With the ribs on the front fenders I would say a 1941 Chrysler product.
     
  18. mgtstumpy
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    OMG, I can't imagine how this drove either in a straight line or around a corner!!:eek:
     
  19. JD Miller
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    Now that is Cool . A real hot rod !

     
  20. Mr Mayo
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    probably dealer wholesales headed south...
     
  24. Oilguy
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    Beautiful car! Nice work.
     
  25. tinsled
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    Yes, I also thought of 1941 Plymouth, but the hood details & hood height relatively to the fenders do not match at all.

    EDIT: What a fool I was! - It's a 1939 Dodge D11.
     
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  28. Deuces
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  29. May 28, 1937: the first automobiles pass through the toll booths and cross the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  30. HEMIDAV
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    Thanks to all who made the ultimate sacrifice !!! 3 1 A.jpg
     
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