Check out some of these autos hops found in Southern California. The
photos below depict autos hops with either a unique building structure
or classic retro signage.
Brake Services Photo courtesy Georg Balandran
This Brake Services location sports the familiar Bear on its marquee.
The sign also appears to be neon, although who knows whether it still
lights up these days.
More of these roadside auto bears, most from California, can be found
here at Roadside Peek'sRoadside
Engler Bros. Motor Parts
Santa Monica, CA Photo courtesy Georg Balandran
This neon marquee for Engler Bros. Motor Parts was recently saved
from destruction during a recent Santa Monica ordinance banning certain
signage. The L.A. Conservancy's Modern
Committee played a role in saving some of the historic signage of
the city from being relegated to the city dump.
Valley View Auto Parts Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
This old sign is for the Valley View Auto Parts. Once upon a time,
this sign beamed its services proudly to the roadside public.
Goodyear Tires Photo courtesy Steve Jones
Here's an old Goodyear Tire sign from 1958. The sign may even
light up the sky at night.
Van Nuys, CA Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo
This auto muffler shop will definitely catch your eye as you cruise Van
Nuys Blvd. The Magic Muffler shop's marquee, circa 1956, sports
a genie giving sage advice.
Info courtesy Adriene Biondo.
This is an interesting sign, though it's backlit plastic. Not sure if
has withstood the test of time.
Evans Auto Care Center
San Bernardino, CA Photo courtesy David Carrasco
Check out the Evans Auto Care Center marquee in San
Bernardino. This bright red arrow points the way into the auto service
for motorists needing a little stopover for their autos. 08-05
San Bernardino, CA Photo and info courtesy David Carrasco
Here is a photo of Ned's Oil & Stuff located along
Foothill, which is Route 66 in Rialto, CA. This interesting sign points
customers to the large retail store which sells automotive products. 08-05