Hemmings Motor News Blog Blog

Hemmings Motor News Blog

Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

Previous in Blog: Handsome Half-Pints: Tiny Tributes to the Big Healey   Next in Blog: Are You Smarter About Cars than the Wall Street Journal?
Close
Close
Close
3 comments

Los Angeles, 1954

Posted June 07, 2012 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Never let it be said that we here at Hemmings don't respond to requests, particularly in the street scene series. We've seen plenty o Falcons for Art Fink, but now let's take a look at a couple shots of Christmas Eve 1954 traffic in Los Angeles, courtesy the USC Digital Library's online archives, for at least a couple Studebakers for almuck. Still working on finding some shots with squarebirds for salguod. According to the description, we're looking east on the Hollywood Freeway (the 101) from the Rosemont Avenue overpass. For the rest of you carspotters,what do you see here?

View the Original Article

Reply

Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Guru
Engineering Fields - Instrumentation Engineering - New Member Hobbies - Automotive Performance - New Member Technical Fields - Education - New Member Fans of Old Computers - TRS-80 - New Member Hobbies - Musician - New Member

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 1331
Good Answers: 30
#1

Re: Los Angeles, 1954

06/10/2012 8:24 PM

...new lyrics: "...on a CLEAR day...you can see about a half a mile..."

__________________
...and the Devil said: "...yes, but it's a DRY heat..!"
Reply
Power-User

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: CT USA
Posts: 254
Good Answers: 14
#2

Re: Los Angeles, 1954

06/11/2012 5:16 PM

Is the 6th car back, on the left (oncoming lane) a 1956 corvette?

If the pic is from 1954, it would be seemingly impossible...

Reply
Guru
United States - Member - USA! Hobbies - Musician - Sound Man Engineering Fields - Mechanical Engineering - More than a Hobby Technical Fields - Technical Writing - New Member

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: City of Roses.
Posts: 2056
Good Answers: 99
#3

Re: Los Angeles, 1954

06/11/2012 7:31 PM

All those cars have more class, and sex appeal than the average auto today...

I love those curves..

__________________
Don't believe everything you read on the Internet!
Reply
Reply to Blog Entry 3 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Copy to Clipboard

Users who posted comments:

70AARCuda (1); Calnet42 (1); RVZ717 (1)

Previous in Blog: Handsome Half-Pints: Tiny Tributes to the Big Healey   Next in Blog: Are You Smarter About Cars than the Wall Street Journal?

Advertisement