Speed Shops

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Speed Shops
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:33:41 AM »
So-Cal Speed Shop

Burbank, 1946
















Pomona




Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 12:46:16 AM »
Blair's Speed Shop Pasadena







Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 12:53:19 AM »
Karl Orr Speed Shop  1940


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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 12:57:01 AM »
Speedway











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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 01:05:06 AM »
Goodies Speed Shop











Showroom San Jose



Showroom Salinas

Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 01:16:34 AM »
Super Shops
These were everywhere.















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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 01:24:25 AM »
Vic Hubbard Speed Equipment

















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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 07:25:38 AM »
Cool thread Steve !

Edelbrock in 1948

Red

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 07:22:39 PM »

Cool thread Steve !


I second that... thanks for posting!

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 09:32:12 PM »
I guess you could call this a speed shop. It's Eddie Meyer's shop in 1946. My Dad's brand new Kurtis midget. Dad is scratching his head. Changing the carbs over to run alcohol seems to have him stymied. The guy with his foot on the rear tire is Dad's best pal, the man I'm named after, Dean Whalen. The other fellow is one of the best to ever shoe a midget, Danny "Poison" Oaks.
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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 09:38:16 PM »
More Edelbrock- very early here




Vic Sr

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 09:48:41 PM »
Gotelli Speed Shop


















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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2014, 10:02:10 PM »
Champion Speed Shop






















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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 10:10:19 PM »
Rocco & Cheaters Speed Shop











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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2014, 10:24:21 PM »
Mooneyes






























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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2014, 10:35:38 PM »
Dave's House of Chrome

Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2014, 10:41:32 PM »
Honest Charlies Speed Shop






































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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2014, 10:46:16 PM »
another So-Cal Speed Shop pic

Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2014, 10:19:29 AM »
Anybody remember Johnny's Speed & Chrome?
I think it was in Downey or Santa Ana.
I can't find anything on it.

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2014, 11:24:59 PM »
Anybody remember Johnny's Speed & Chrome?
I think it was in Downey or Santa Ana.
I can't find anything on it.
   I  think it was in Buena Park CA on Beach Blvd. just off the Santa Ana freeway
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Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2014, 12:20:12 AM »
Correct. It was right next to the 5 at Beach.
Can't find much on it. I believe it was mostly VW stuff.

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2014, 12:48:48 AM »
Don Garlits Speed Shop




























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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2014, 12:59:52 AM »
Newhouse Automotive Industries











Dean Lowe

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2014, 02:24:44 AM »
I remember Johnny's. It was a good shop for VW parts in the 80's.
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Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2014, 10:02:41 AM »
I used to buy my front tires from them. Back then- everyone was running VW tires on the front.

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2014, 02:09:57 AM »
I still am Steve. 145 SR 15 Michelins. Hell of a lot more than $30 each now!!
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Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2014, 08:24:32 PM »
Those are Coker molds now.

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2014, 01:45:30 AM »
Coker owns the rights to the production from the molds, but the molds are still in France. If you call Coker to order 145 Michelins, and there are none in stock, they can't tell you when they will have some. The French run a few now and then when there is some down time on a production line. Coker never knows when some might show up. The French don't even tell them if there are some in a container. If Coker opens a container and there are some 145's in it, then some were shipped. If not, maybe the next container. That's the deal Coker had to agree to so they could get exclusive rights. When I ordered the ones I'm running now, there were none in Tennessee, but luckily there were 3 in the Fresno warehouse.
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Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2014, 07:34:40 PM »
I ran the 145SR15 Michelins on the roadster. PITA to get through Coker.
Last time, I said the hell with it & went with BF Goodrich. It's a little bigger though.
Michelin used to have a 305 for the rears but those are long gone.

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2014, 07:08:16 PM »
Champion Speed Shop
STEVE,
  WENT THERE WHEN I WAS A KID,AFTER SCHOOL FEW TIMES A WEEK.
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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2014, 07:12:37 PM »
OH YA,THANKS FOR ALL THE COOL PIC'S.
 THIS IS ANDYS OLD INSTANT T SHOP NEXT TO CHAMPION SPEED SHOP.. I STILL GO THERE FOR TIRES.
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« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2014, 09:24:29 PM »
Don's Speed Shop














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« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2016, 01:54:24 AM »
M-M
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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2016, 02:08:25 AM »
Custom Automotive Speed Shop
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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2016, 02:10:01 AM »
 Kenz & Leslie
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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2018, 04:40:00 PM »
Jegs
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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2018, 04:42:38 PM »
The Rod Shop
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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2018, 08:06:56 PM »
Coker owns the rights to the production from the molds, but the molds are still in France. If you call Coker to order 145 Michelins, and there are none in stock, they can't tell you when they will have some. The French run a few now and then when there is some down time on a production line. Coker never knows when some might show up. The French don't even tell them if there are some in a container. If Coker opens a container and there are some 145's in it, then some were shipped. If not, maybe the next container. That's the deal Coker had to agree to so they could get exclusive rights. When I ordered the ones I'm running now, there were none in Tennessee, but luckily there were 3 in the Fresno warehouse.
A buddy of mine had Woo Sungs. Went 132 and change with them on the front of a 4200lb street car, and put a lot of street miles in them too. ;D
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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2018, 12:23:41 PM »
Fordors post on the Street Scenes thread got me thinking about this. Lets post some old speed shop photos.

Thanks Tom, dunno how I forgot this thread!
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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2018, 07:40:00 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2018, 07:42:20 PM »
 ;D :D
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