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Auto Shops Southern California

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's Roadside Auto Bears.

 

 

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.

 

 

Firestone Marquee
City of Commerce, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The tall marquee for the Firestone Distribution Center in Commerce, CA has been a local landmark since the 1950's.

See more photos and information about this place at Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures tribute to the Firestone Building.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Magic Mufflers
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.

 

 

 

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