Drive-Ins & Diners

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Drive-Ins & Diners
« on: February 15, 2016, 09:19:45 PM »
Time for another 'nostalgia' post !  We have Sonic & Dairy Queen in Texas; plus there's still a few mom-and-pop places

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 10:07:18 PM »
the closest we got we golden fleece snack bar,california jims and lee gordons//big boy// at summer hill and the old chew it and spew it// hasty tasty //

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 08:54:31 PM »
Feeling hungry?  Joe
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 01:25:26 AM »
No big mac's back than.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2016, 01:26:22 AM »
BURGER HAVEN
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2016, 01:28:43 AM »
Mels
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 01:36:46 AM »
Arnold's
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2016, 02:18:59 AM »
Bob's
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2016, 02:24:08 AM »
A & W
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2016, 09:26:25 AM »
Great pics, thanks !

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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2016, 12:41:08 PM »
A & W

A&W with an Olds 442 now that's cool!  Joe
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2016, 01:48:03 PM »
Pig Stands -- an Oak Cliff invention that defined America's fast food industry
In the early 1920s, Texan Jesse G. Kirby observed something interesting about the growing automobile phenomena, “People with cars are so crazy they don’t want to get out of them to eat.” Like any good entrepreneur, he put brain to problem and came up with a moneymaking idea. In 1921, he partnered with a doctor named Ruben W. Jackson and opened a restaurant on Chalk Hill Road in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. But it wasn’t an ordinary restaurant. It was the first restaurant to offer curbside service.

Hungry Texans drove up to the curb in their Model T’s and were met by a 12 or 13-year-old boy dressed in a white hat, a white shirt, and wearing a black bow tie. The boy hopped up on the running board and asked what the driver wanted to eat. After securing the order, the boy ran into the restaurant, placed the order, returned to the car and hopped back onto the running board to deliver the goods. People called these kids “carhops”.

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2016, 01:52:17 PM »
Pig Stands -- an Oak Cliff invention that defined America's fast food industry
In the early 1920s, Texan Jesse G. Kirby observed something interesting about the growing automobile phenomena, “People with cars are so crazy they don’t want to get out of them to eat.” Like any good entrepreneur, he put brain to problem and came up with a moneymaking idea. In 1921, he partnered with a doctor named Ruben W. Jackson and opened a restaurant on Chalk Hill Road in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. But it wasn’t an ordinary restaurant. It was the first restaurant to offer curbside service.

Hungry Texans drove up to the curb in their Model T’s and were met by a 12 or 13-year-old boy dressed in a white hat, a white shirt, and wearing a black bow tie. The boy hopped up on the running board and asked what the driver wanted to eat. After securing the order, the boy ran into the restaurant, placed the order, returned to the car and hopped back onto the running board to deliver the goods. People called these kids “carhops”.

Cool story; thanks.

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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2016, 01:54:14 PM »
Dallas, TX, 1940.
Sorry Tom.I just had too.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2016, 03:18:48 PM »
Dallas, TX, 1940.
Sorry Tom.I just had too.

Oh crap.  Looks like a certain area of Austin....

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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2016, 06:22:53 PM »
Dallas, TX, 1940.
Sorry Tom.I just had too.

That is just wrong!
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2016, 06:23:50 PM »
 ;D :) :)
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2016, 08:29:58 PM »
Dallas, TX, 1940.
Sorry Tom.I just had too.

Oh crap.  Looks like a certain area of Austin....

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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2016, 04:38:27 PM »
 ;D Burgerville USA, Oregon. still there.
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2016, 08:26:48 PM »
The original meals on wheels!  Car Hops!  Joe
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2016, 08:35:02 PM »
Few more ladies with some good food on the tray's!   Joe
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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2016, 01:46:56 AM »
HARVEY'S
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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2016, 07:51:42 PM »
Cupids c.1950s
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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2016, 07:52:50 PM »
Dairy Queen opening day 1957 Van Nuys Ca.
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2016, 07:03:51 PM »
Victoria BC, the Beacon Drive-In and the A&W.
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« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2016, 06:10:44 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2016, 03:53:37 PM »
 :D :D
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2016, 06:50:06 PM »
 :D :D :) :)
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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2016, 09:21:10 PM »
Dallas, TX, 1940.
Sorry Tom.I just had too.

Oh crap.  Looks like a certain area of Austin....
Is this better ?Dallas.
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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2016, 02:14:47 PM »
Dallas, TX, 1940.
Sorry Tom.I just had too.

Oh crap.  Looks like a certain area of Austin....
Is this better ?Dallas.

Holy, Big Hair!
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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2016, 02:16:18 PM »
 :) :) ;)
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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2016, 03:10:30 PM »
Dallas, TX, 1940.
Sorry Tom.I just had too.

Oh crap.  Looks like a certain area of Austin....
Is this better ?Dallas.

Holy, Big Hair!
I'am thinking She wore it the best.
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« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2016, 11:48:27 AM »
 8) 8) ;)
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« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2016, 10:34:44 AM »
 8) ::) :)
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« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2017, 12:52:08 PM »
 ;) ;)
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« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2017, 07:32:23 PM »
Dairy King
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« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2017, 07:47:27 PM »
;) ;)
Joe,
 When my coupe's done,I'am going to park it in the same spot as that funny car.It's still there.
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« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2017, 07:52:40 PM »
;) ;)
Joe,
 When my coupe's done,I'am going to park it in the same spot as that funny car.It's still there.

I can't wait Beppie! That will be a VERY COOL SHOT!  Joe
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« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2017, 10:27:40 AM »
Fred & Myrtles Burger Drive-in
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« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2017, 11:29:41 AM »
McDonald's
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« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2017, 01:18:08 PM »
A couple nice bookends to some motorcycles.  Joe
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« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2017, 10:35:09 PM »
Scotty's Drive In, Florida 1967
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« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2017, 06:56:27 PM »
cool

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« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2017, 06:57:54 PM »
Flavor Land

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« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2017, 06:58:41 PM »
Mickey D's

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« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2017, 09:06:16 PM »
Young Lady at the counter! Quenching a thirst!  Joe
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« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2017, 07:54:28 PM »
 ;) ;)
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« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2017, 03:57:04 PM »
See if this works
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« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2017, 04:02:16 PM »
A few more.
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« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2017, 05:01:40 PM »
went to alot of driveins inthe 50s and early 60s but never saw a dancer like that,probably good cause i never would have left.

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« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2017, 05:31:36 PM »
See if this works

Oh it's working all right....

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« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2017, 01:04:24 PM »
Street Car Diner, Victoria BC.
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« Reply #53 on: February 25, 2017, 01:35:44 PM »
Victoria Station Restaurant S.F.
It's gone now & so is the overpass.
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« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2017, 07:10:14 PM »
Beautiful photo of an original "Soda Shop" still operating in Phoenix, since 1928.
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« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2017, 07:26:11 PM »
Joe's Place, San Antonio.
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« Reply #56 on: April 22, 2017, 03:10:24 PM »
 8) ;) ;) ;)
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« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2017, 03:37:39 PM »
 8) ::) ::)
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« Reply #58 on: April 23, 2017, 04:33:38 PM »
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« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2017, 04:49:04 PM »
A & W
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« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2017, 10:38:40 PM »
A & W

What a great pic!  I don't think I've ever seen an Austin-Healey pinstriped and hood less before.  And the '34 coupe behind it is cool.  And then the '55 behind it, and...

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« Reply #61 on: April 26, 2017, 07:49:41 PM »
A & W

That is a wonderful photo Beppie, thanks!
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« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2017, 08:37:37 PM »
Two local legends in one photo. "240" Art at the Hastings A&W. RIP Madman Bill Phillips.... :'(

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« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2017, 09:18:05 PM »
Victoria BC, the Beacon Drive-In and the A&W.
Don, I think the Beacon is still there, or the building itself, anyway. The parking lot is gone, and its not a drive-in anymore. :'( I think theres still an honest to god drive-in out at Harrison.

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« Reply #64 on: April 30, 2017, 12:38:49 PM »
Drive-Ins & Diners
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« Reply #65 on: June 27, 2017, 07:56:04 PM »
Car rally at the "Autostop-Inn", 1922 Vancouver, BC. In the area of what is now "False Creek".
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« Reply #66 on: July 06, 2017, 08:42:27 PM »
A couple of well-known places

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« Reply #67 on: July 11, 2017, 08:13:07 PM »
White Castle. 8) :)
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« Reply #68 on: July 11, 2017, 09:12:09 PM »
White Castle. 8) :)
They don't have any White Castle's in the Bay Area.
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« Reply #69 on: July 11, 2017, 10:37:30 PM »
We don't have them either Beppie, nor do we have In-n-Out Burger.
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« Reply #70 on: August 07, 2017, 09:15:58 PM »
A & W
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« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2017, 03:27:00 PM »
Mels
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« Reply #72 on: August 14, 2017, 07:06:33 PM »
Mels 1953
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but there is a 57 Ford parked there...... ;D ;D
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« Reply #73 on: August 14, 2017, 08:35:21 PM »
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« Reply #74 on: August 14, 2017, 08:48:59 PM »
just proves you can't trust those guys who labelled pics back in the 60's  :o :o
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« Reply #75 on: August 14, 2017, 08:55:08 PM »
just proves you can't trust those guys who labelled pics back in the 60's  :o :o
Well on a side note.My friend pick up the paint for my coupe. ;D
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« Reply #76 on: August 14, 2017, 09:01:03 PM »
Mels 1953
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but there is a 57 Ford parked there...... ;D ;D
Aren't time and space supposed to be relative? ;D

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« Reply #77 on: August 15, 2017, 12:34:49 PM »
just proves you can't trust those guys who labelled pics back in the 60's  :o :o
Well on a side note.My friend pick up the paint for my coupe. ;D

AWESOME!!
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« Reply #78 on: August 15, 2017, 06:46:20 PM »
just proves you can't trust those guys who labelled pics back in the 60's  :o :o
Well on a side note.My friend pick up the paint for my coupe. ;D
Is it going to be the colour we saw on those headlight buckets? :) :)

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« Reply #79 on: September 02, 2017, 05:29:55 PM »
 :D
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