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Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« on: March 03, 2014, 12:50:36 PM »
This is a historical pictorial (19 pictures) of Van Nuys Blvd circa 1970.  It was posted over at the SDC (Studebaker Drivers Club) site.  If you "gentlemen" can get past picture #2 there is a vehicle of interest in picture #16, middle lane, second car back.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s33jrq2mziruyy7/VQALOwFySw#lh:null-VN%20Blvd.-001-29%20%20copy.jpg

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 01:45:41 PM »
looks like something protruding from the hood and some big meats out back .. i dont remember being in cali with my first pro streeter pinto in the mid 70`s

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 02:28:47 PM »
Yea, I noticed the that too. I wasn't sure if it was a hood scoop or a wing on the back of the Dodge Demon in front of it.  The wheels look factory with hub caps to me.

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 02:36:17 PM »
That's the wing on the Demon, wheels are factory from the looks of it.
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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 02:53:17 PM »
you both are correct .a closer look reveals a stocker .. i know i had one of the first pro streeters around in 78 or 9 or so ..  and those shots are earlier ...

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 02:58:08 PM »
in picture 18 is that one of those chrysler turbine cars from the 60`s at the left of the bug behind the chevy ? 

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 05:36:25 PM »
Nope, that's a 63 Dodge convertible. :D
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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 07:18:00 PM »
seen a maverick in picture #2 (back round right)
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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 09:05:21 PM »
seen a maverick in picture #2 (back round right)

It sure looks like a Maverick until you blow up the picture. It's an Oldsmobile Cutlass at the dealership. Van Nuys Blvd has really changed over the years. The cops shut things down many years ago. Too many guys doing burnouts, open headers, beer cans and bottles being thrown on peoples lawns down side streets. Not to mention no public restrooms  :o The cops could give you a ticket if they saw you on the same stretch of road more than once in the same night. A buddy and I used to hang out in his 68 Chevelle. I do miss the hot pants and mini skirts (ban the bra days). The beehive dos were pretty wild and it seemed to be a competition on who could top who with the BIG hair (it was a Valley thing). Now days, you mostly see trashy cars with bling bling wheels or want to be ricers with fart cans and stick on scoops. How times have changed :'(

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014, 09:07:43 PM »
Which one?, the 2 tone on the right??, I think that's a Chevelle??..
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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 09:20:43 PM »
Which one?, the 2 tone on the right??, I think that's a Chevelle??..

A brand new Cutlass at the dealership with an Olds 98 next to it...

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014, 09:31:27 PM »
I count four Falcons.  Also noteworthy the Street Rod, Nash Metropolitan, two - 240Z's, Opel Kadett, and the flairs on the Firebird.

Did anyone notice all the young ladies sitting right next to the driver - even if the car knowingly had a console? Ouch!

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 09:34:44 PM »
A brand new Cutlass at the dealership with an Olds 98 next to it...

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Yes indeed it is, should have blown up the pic, lol..
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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 09:38:18 PM »
Did anyone notice all the young ladies sitting right next to the driver - even if the car knowingly had a console? Ouch!
Oh, that was very common we carried throw cushions for that, LOL..
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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2014, 11:24:14 PM »
In picture #6 there is a sports car to the right of the motorcycle.  When I learned how to increase the resolution and zoom in I found it to look like a Sunbeam.  The wheel arches, the small portion of the grill (seen), the arc of the hood, the hub caps all say Sunbeam to me. And if the highlight down the side isn't just a reflection then it is the trim that only came on the Tiger.  As a Tiger owner I find that way cool.

Playing at the Theater (#16, #18) is "Now you see him, now you don't" with Kurt Russel. The info on that film is it came out in 1972.

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 04:01:56 AM »
This is a historical pictorial (19 pictures) of Van Nuys Blvd circa 1970.  It was posted over at the SDC (Studebaker Drivers Club) site.  If you "gentlemen" can get past picture #2 there is a vehicle of interest in picture #16, middle lane, second car back.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s33jrq2mziruyy7/VQALOwFySw#lh:null-VN%20Blvd.-001-29%20%20copy.jpg


pinto in frame 16 has big bumpers making the vid no older than a 74 model pinto
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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2014, 11:13:04 AM »

pinto in frame 16 has big bumpers making the vid no older than a 74 model pinto


Not to disagree Steve, but I see an early front bumper valance on that Pinto in #16. In picture #3 at the Chrysler dealership (above the wagon) is a reflection of a banner that says "New Yorker" 1972 twice. It confirms to me that these were taken in early/mid 1972 and backs up the movie stated above.


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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2014, 08:36:14 PM »
If you "gentlemen" can get past picture #2

never made it past picture #2  :P
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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2014, 12:12:53 AM »
Charles I think you're right. Cleaned my glasses and got right up in the screen! Can see what you're refering to in the right lower corner of the Pinto.
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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2014, 09:11:43 PM »
Pinto is definitely stock 71 or 72 but I couldn't get past the Demon. It's a loaded 71 with vinyl roof, chrome sport mirrors, 340, stripe pkg., hood blackout, rallye wheels with rings & RWL Polyglas tires, scoops, hood pins, chrome hood & marker light trim, Go-Wing & houndstooth split bench which means either 3 or 4 speed or auto on the column.  My guess is it's a black car due to the white side stripes. It appears to have every option except vinyl bucket seats & console if it's an automatic.
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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2014, 04:49:02 PM »
never made it past picture #2  :P

 I was  stuck on picture one for a while what a cute smile :)

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2014, 06:58:21 PM »
Someone over at the Studebaker Drivers Club (where I found the link) commented that those... "young ladies" (pic #2) are grandmothers now.  A little math places their approximate age at 59 (sorry Dianne).   I commented that in a "math moment" they had gone from a "dirty old man" to a "cougar hunter."  Time passes on and none of us are immune from its effects.

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Re: Van Nuys Blvd 1970 Pictorial (Cool)
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2014, 12:03:27 AM »
Time passes on and none of us are immune from its effects.

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