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Motion Pictures Wilshire Blvd. In The 1930's

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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,927

    from Austin, TX
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    Wilshire Blvd. In The 1930's


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  2. Newest thing I saw was the 35 Ford!:cool: I did like the tow truck towing the wreck.:eek: Also no one having problems without much in the way of traffic equipment (signs/ lights):cool:Cool vid, Thanks
  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,593

    Jalopy Joker

    Thanks - wonder how many of those cars/trucks still exist today
  4. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,441


    Very interesting. Saw several 35 Chevys and at least one Pierce Arrow.
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  5. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,780


    thanks, Ryan, cool vid, the tow truck seems to be an older model, has anyone a clue?
  6. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,347


    Very cool, thanks Ryan. This one is similar but shows lots of cool old gas stations plus Bing Crosby's classic song:
    autobilly and timwhit like this.
  7. Thanks Ryan. It reminds me of my parents, who would have been very familiar with those sights at that particular place and time.
  8. von Dyck
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 678

    von Dyck

    Interesting the camera truck straddling the "line" and how others tried to pass him! And the Model A Stake truck cutting across oncoming traffic to take the side street - smooth. Surprising how close they drove in proximity to each other.
  9. haileyp1014
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 923

    from so cal

    Thanks for sharing.crazy how no cell phones and modern distractions are well people can drive
  10. Where is the time machine.
  11. dellyjonut
    Joined: Sep 19, 2009
    Posts: 123

    from St. louis

    Just like today....nobody using their turn signals!
  12. Glenn Thoreson
    Joined: Aug 13, 2010
    Posts: 78

    Glenn Thoreson
    from SW Wyoming

    We lived in the S.F. Valley in the '40s. Lots of old '20s and '30s cars on the road then. Wilshire Blvd was often travelled, too. We had a '33 Essex, a'29 Graham Paige and a '39 Terraplane. My mom could really make that old Graham go. We were blasting down Van Nuys Blvd one day and the roof insert blew out and went sailing off somewhere. When we came back toward home we saw some kids in the park using it as a blanket on the grass for their picnic. A whole different world then.
  13. Awesome, beam me back (not up) Scotty. It looks all so calm, even the truck turning left (at 1:30) despite the traffic :cool:
  14. Black Clover Custom
    Joined: Dec 20, 2014
    Posts: 499

    Black Clover Custom

    I didnt see any driveways to get in and out of businesses! Did see that truck just stepping off the curb... nice. Maybe they just rolled up the curbs with those huge wheels :)
  15. HRS
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 361


    Back when LA really was a nice place to live.

    I remember my Grandfather telling me he'd drop my Grandma off in Long Beach and drive his '32 back to LA proper at night...and not pass a single car on the road.
  16. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 922


    10 years ago we spent a year in LA, not far from Wilshire. We travelled that road most days, boy has it changed. I would have loved to have seen just 1 or 2 of those cars cruising Wilshire.
  17. cfmvw
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 319


    Those are a lot of fun to watch - thanks for posting them!
  18. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,286


    Great video! Thanks.

    All the iron running down the road...........mmmmm.....mmmmmm! :)
  19. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,118

    from red oak

    Is that a chopped custom at 1:57.
  20. mwhistle
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 310

    from sacramento

    Wonderful videos. Thanks for posting.

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