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Old 07-18-2016, 10:40 AM   #1
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The auto, center, far left...I wonder if that was the first Ford Ranchero???
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More info:

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Thanks for sharing.
Yesterday, my wife and I ate at an In&Out Burger place on Sunset and Orange, about a mile away from where your picture was taken. I've never been to a more crowded In&Out. As much as I enjoy In&Out burgers, I would have gladly driven the extra mile to Carpenter's Sandwich drive in. Too bad it and it's 1932 customers are no longer there.
By the way, my #3 combo meal came to $6 with taxes. Carpenter's prices are better.

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Old 07-18-2016, 06:26 PM   #7
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In the third photo where curb service has arrived educated me in something I thought started in the 50s. I didn't know curb service and window trays went back to the early 30's.....thought it was strictly a Rock & Roll thing.

If I had money and was in the proper climate, I build that drive-in exactly the way it was. Of course I think it would be an open invitation to drive-bys no matter where it would be located today.
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400A sticking out of the building on the left side :-))))
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Wow, How cool. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:09 PM   #10
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I may be wrong but the only place St Louis has that would be comparable still in operation would be Ted Drewe's Frozen Custard on old Route 66.

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Thanks for sharing.
Yesterday, my wife and I ate at an In&Out Burger place on Sunset and Orange, about a mile away from where your picture was taken. I've never been to a more crowded In&Out. As much as I enjoy In&Out burgers, I would have gladly driven the extra mile to Carpenter's Sandwich drive in. Too bad it and it's 1932 customers are no longer there.
By the way, my #3 combo meal came to $6 with taxes. Carpenter's prices are better.
My understanding is that the Hollywood In-N-Out is the busiest store in the chain. The son of some people we know is/was the manager there. It looks like (from a Google search) that the Carpenter's site is now a Chase bank. Is the coupe just to the right of the 90 cent Brake Adjustment a 1930-31 Model A?
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Did the great depression not hit LA?

That's an amazing percent of late model cars for being during the middle of the depression.
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I want a chicken salad and a milkshake ., Whats those nets hanging
on the poles behind the place ???

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I want a chicken salad and a milkshake ., Whats those nets hanging
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A driving range.
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Hollywood back lot where they kept Rodan.
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