With the automobile age came auto dealerships, auto car washes, gas stations,
and yes, the very much necessary Auto Shops. As areas such as California
continued to make a statement with the automobile in the early to mid
century, auto garages and muffler shops took root in the vernacular landscape.
From the "googie" space-age look featuring rockets and spaceports
to the just plain gaudy, the road has seen it all.