Speed Shops

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.

Steves32

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




























Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2014, 12:59:52 AM »
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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.
Roadster pick ups forever!

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.

Dean Lowe

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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!!
Roadster pick ups forever!

Steves32

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

Dean Lowe

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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.
Roadster pick ups forever!

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.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

TS3X65MPH

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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.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

Steves32

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Re: Speed Shops
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2014, 09:24:29 PM »
Don's Speed Shop