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What was the Speed Shop that said it all for you?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by xhotrodder, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Blownfuel
    Joined: Jun 16, 2005
    Posts: 1,269


    Also, Kendrick Automotive in San Antonio (I remember it back when it was on Fredericksburg Rd, but it's moved several times since then).
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014
  2. Bellflower Auto Center (Ray Standoff)
  3. 1959Nomad
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,069


    10,000 Auto Parts on central Ave. in Mpls, just a few blocks from the Sun Drive-in restaurant.
  4. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
    Posts: 345

    Donut Dave

    Arrow Speed Shop K.C. MO.
  5. BIG APE
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 42


    Jake's Speed Shop in New Orleans, La. Growing up we would just go there to dream of the parts and wheels we wanted
  6. JT Apperson
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 215

    JT Apperson
    from va

    S&S and Big Ed's in Va.
  7. 0ldracer
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 522


    It has been mentioned multiple times on here. And even with a 1962 photo on post #135. Here is a later photo from 1966 of the S&S Parts Company in Falls Church, Virginia. Pretty cool shot with the Stone-Woods-Cook Willys (blue with gold stripe) and the KS Pittman S&S Willys sitting beside the building. The good old days!!

    AHotRod and loudbang like this.
  8. fiat gasser
    Joined: Sep 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,572

    fiat gasser

    Went here as kid to pick up parts a few times. Pfeiffers.jpg
  9. dan griffin
    Joined: Dec 25, 2009
    Posts: 460

    dan griffin

    Royal Oak Speed Shop on Woodward ave. in the early 50,s. It was still legal to race on Woodward,The fuzz where driving 6 cyl. Chevys and could not catch anybody.
  10. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,494

    from east , tn.

    Honest Charley's when I was in high school in the early 80s. I used to love to go in there and look around. they also had a bulletin board that people would put the used parts they had for sale and that was awesome. That is the only thing I really miss about the store now.
  11. A&A Speed Shop Moosic PA ,Joe Amato succeeded his father and they're still in business today in North Eastern PA as A&A Auto Parts

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  12. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 723


    Can't remember the exact name, but the owner was Louie Fox, on the South side of San Antonio....sold me my first Fish carb!
  13. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,519


    Performance Auto Parts, south side on Western Ave. Chicago
  14. 37willysgasser
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
    Posts: 764


    Redford Speed Shop on Grand River Ave. always loved the picture in there of Eric Williams purple Henry J Gasser racing at Detroit Dragway in the 60s...
  15. Very Cool I new both of these guys and many of the cars that were built out of this Speed Shop.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2015
  16. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,845

    philly the greek
    from so . cal.

    And Gale Banks first shop was across the street . Also in Monrovia for a short time was Speed Sport Center , with Paul's Automotive in the rear shop . Lot's of fun places to hang out in the 60's .
  17. cb1
    Joined: May 31, 2007
    Posts: 403

    from Wisconsin

    Western Auto and then All-Car in the big city...
  18. raprap
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 768

    from Ohio

    Vic Hubbard's when I lived in the Bay Area, and Doug's Speed & Sport in Silver Spring , Maryland. I bought my first set of deep-dish Astro Supremes Chrome Reverse wheels for my '58 Impala. After that, I was hooked!
  19. Redford Speed, Gratiot Auto,Hollywood Auto,K&L Speed Shop,Palermo Auto Supply in the Detroit area,
    Yearwood Speed in Albuquerque.
    Not beating a dead horse but Super Shops were good IF you knew what you wanted when went there. Walked out of there once in Albuquerque when the guy insisted that I buy a tube of Simichrome. He hept pushing it saying "You won't believe what this can do" as I replied "Yep, made me go to Yearwoods"
  20. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,082

    dan c

    county speed shop in st. louis was quite the beehive of activity in the '60s. something that added to the attraction (for a teenage male) was the olympic drive-in show across the street, which featured "nudie" films. we'd watch for free from the speed-shop parking lot!
  21. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,800


    Eddie's Speed Shop in Fresno in the early 60's.
  22. bangngears
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 882

    from ofallon mo

    Two of my favorites were Shells in LA when I was stationed in California, and back home it was Custom Automotive in St. Louis
  23. 35WINDOW
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
    Posts: 454


    For me it was Bandimere Auto Parts and F & M Automotive in Denver-
  24. The only "speed shop" in my hometown was pretty well-known in the area. Actually had the chance to work there early in college...

    Southern Automotive in Greensboro, NC

    The Gusler Brothers - Bill was the go-to guy for anything Holley and was the "drag guy" - Nelson was in the "roundy-round" circle, actually ran a Baby Grand car at Daytona and Rockingham.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  25. Gene Boul
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 807

    Gene Boul

    Luthers in the early 60's and then "the Wop Shop" from 1968 forward including last month!
  27. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 45,693


    in Tucson, it was Don's Hot Rod Shop. Still going strong, and they started in the early 50s.
  28. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,094


    Gratiot Auto Supply opened up a store while I was in High School in nearby Woodhaven MI, it was only there for a year or two. Ramchargers was the next closest shop in Taylor, still have a catalog of theirs from the 70's. Sometimes we'd run up to Mayfair.
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,473


    Super Shops
    Honest Charlie's
    in Indy
  30. The Driver
    Joined: Jun 25, 2008
    Posts: 52

    The Driver
    from Indiana

    I remember Kelly's & Racers Alley from Terre Haute. I grew up in West Terre Haute never knew about Lowes. Where was it located?

    I now live in Indy and frequent Automotion quite often. Also Two Lane Performance narrowed a reared for me.

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