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Car Washes Southern California

 

Bel-Comp Car Wash
Bellflower, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Bel-Comp is also a traditional appearing car wash with its raised tail fins pointed to the heavens. Located at the intersection of Bellflower and Compton Boulevards, the Bel-Comp is an example of the architecture that used to be prevalent throughout Southern California.

 

 

Castle Car Wash
Long Beach, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Now talk about Medieval. The Castle Car Wash sports architecture in the form of a castle. Vastly differentiating itself from its space aged theme counterparts, the Castle is still open for business.

 

 

Studio City Hand Car Wash
Studio City, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

This giant hand sits in Studio City grabbing the attention of motorists to its hand car wash. Yes, this is the Studio City Car Wash. The sign itself was sculpted in 2001 and features a 1957 corvette on top. Due to a sign ordinance, the sign was reduced. See here for more information about this sign.

 

 

Jet Car Wash
Inglewood, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Jet Car Wash sports a name from the era that it came from. This car wash is still in decent shape. Check out the fins pointing up through the roof of the car wash.

 

 

 

 

Hollywood Riviera Car Wash
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

 

Check out the Hollywood Riviera! The concrete block looks identical to the Ambassador College "honeycomb" buildings! This is on Pacific Coast Highway near the area known as the "Hollywood Riviera"...east of Redondo Beach, almost into Palos Verdes.

Many thanks to Adriene Biondo for photo and info.

 

 

"Smile" Car Wash
North Hollywood, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

This car wash located in the San Fernando Valley sports the tail fins of its generation and even features a big smile on the marquee.

 

 

Miracle Mile Car Wash
San Bernardino, CA
Photo and info courtesy David Carrasco

As you travel through San Bernardino, check out the tall sign for the Miracle Mile Car Wash. This is home to a very nice looking sign with flashing lights at night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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