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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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Thanks Ryan


First time viewing for me ....



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Old 02-21-2013, 10:09 AM   #11
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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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Old 02-21-2013, 02:00 PM   #15
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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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Old 02-22-2013, 12:37 AM   #21
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Wilshire Blvd must have been pretty upscale in 35. Lots of Packards, and the Model Ts were driven by the working folk on the other side of town?

Thanks for the great film clip ride.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #22
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I really like the cars but man, did you guys see how many gas stations there were? I love the Signal station towards the end of the video.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #23
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I saw a T or two, and a Dodge of that vintage. At this time, T's were essentially valueless and so a reasonable choice for those with nearly no money...I've heard from vintage people I have known that the best T on the planet was worth around $5.00 not long after they were discontinued.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:37 PM   #24
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that almost new '32 3-window must have had a re-paint since the body & fenders are the same color.
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Bruce,I've also heard from vintage psople that T's were so cheap and plentiful that when they finally gave up the ghost,people would just leave them where they died not even bother to go back and get them
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I missed this clip all the other times it has been posted. But I liked it sooo much that I have watched it about 4 times already. Gotta go, about to watch it again!
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:02 PM   #27
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My Father and some other Marines bought a Model A for $40 to use on liberty in about 1943 in California. When it was time to continue their tour of the Pacific, they parked it on the beach and left! I guess that would have been in San Diego.
The abandoned Model A story really bugged me when I was young. I wanted that car!
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #28
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I saw a Model t roadster at 2:31,
1933 Ford Deluxe coupe three window at 3:36
1928 Ford Roadster at 3:37
1932 Ford Victoria at 4:10
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:44 AM   #29
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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.

Yea, thats pretty wild how the cars just drove 3 wide sometimes...just all over the place swerving in and out all the time.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #30
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Have to ask, what was the crater scene at the end ,and what was this video used for?
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just watching this makes me feel like i was born in the wrong era,anyone feel the same??
X1, every time I see something like this, especially this one , being born in L.A. 31 years later. Did anyone notice the .9 & .12 cent gas prices?
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What happened to all those cars? It seems the odds would be that there are still a lot of them around. And interesting too that there was not a single stop made on that drive. No stop lights? And no lanes either, apparently. Fascinating.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #33
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counted eight top down roadsters/ converts, must have been in the winter? just thinking how great it would be to go back in time and see all those potential fords. then again i would have most likely been run over by a chev.
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Smooth jazz in a Model A....I dig
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