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Old 02-20-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default A Drive Down Wilshire Blvd.

How about a quick drive down Wilshire in 1935?... To read the rest of this blog entry from The Ford Barn, click here.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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That link has been posted here a few times already.



https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97172
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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...and you should be able to find about 50 desirable cars you missed in the previous viewings each time you see it!
Was that a '32 sedan delivery parked over at the side? And howabout that maniac in the Rolls Royce? "Jeeves! My Ice cream is Melting! Step onit!!"
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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I counted more then a couple Packards! Wow............................

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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amazing less than 10 years after the model t & i did not see one in the film. you would think after ford made millons of them. in a nice climet like ca there would be a lot still runing around.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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Sorry for the repost fellas... I should have searched!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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Great film clip!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #8
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Yep, it is awesome.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #9
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Thanks Ryan, I never saw it before. Amazing. The people going about their business driving those cars & were sitting here drooling over them.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #10
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Thanks Ryan


First time viewing for me ....



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Thanks for bringing it back around, I missed it the other times it's been posted.

Other than the nice cars, I find it interesting that there are no lines marking the traffic lanes and there are still abundant open spaces there.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #12
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Model A's? There are a LOT. You aren't noticing them because the focal point is a fairly small clump of cars traveling in the same direction as the camera car.
Look at the cars going the other way, then look at the curb on the left for parked examples, including a nice roadster.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:08 PM   #13
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at 2.10 theres a 32 3 window parked behind a 32 tudor sedan.
wow, grate film, wish there was sound..
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:18 PM   #14
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I think there's a parked '32 sedan delivery...just a flash of it.
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Yes, Bruce, I saw it too.

Repost it may be, but I missed it the first time so thanks for bring it up again.

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:24 PM   #16
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Who's got the keys to the Go-Back Time Machine?

You guys can have the Fords - I want to check out a few of those vacant corner lots on Wilshire!

A great piece of L. A. and auto history. Very enjoyable video, Ryan, thanks.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:30 PM   #17
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There seems to be very little order as far as lanes go. Must have been a lot of crumpled fenders in those days.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:34 PM   #18
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The real problem in this clip is the lack of parking spots, the abundance of parking meters and the overly aggressive meter maids handing out summons. Oh,, did anyone notice the red light camera too?
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #19
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I noticed too no model t's. probably in the poor section of town there would be plenty still in 1935. The area looked pretty well off.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:35 PM   #20
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just watching this makes me feel like i was born in the wrong era,anyone feel the same??
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