Vintage roadside

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by dh66, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    Here's the Zebulon theater in Cairo, Georgia, where the baseball player Jackie Robinson was born (notice the movie on the marquee, "42", about the early life of JR...it was a coincidence that we were there that weekend, when we were visiting)...

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    Speaking of roadside, here's all that left of his birthplace...and this spot is reeeally isolated....

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    Rob
     
  2. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    Here an old sign in Brunswick (alas, the Cafe is no longer extant)....

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    And the Tift theater in Tifton, Georgia...

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  3. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    These are in Waycross, Georgia....

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    Rob
     
  4. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    Some old theaters (S. Carolina, N. Carolina & Georgia)...

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    Rob
     
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  5. dh66

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    Excellent. Old movie houses are cool.

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  6. Gregg Axley

    Gregg Axley I'll Lock Up

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    A dinosaur at a miniature golf course?
    That always means a good time. ;)
     
  7. dh66

    dh66

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    They go together like biscuits and gravy.

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  8. Ghostsoldier

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    Cool old motel in Tifton, Ga...still in operation, too...

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    Old, overgrown and deserted motel in Myrtle Beach, SC...

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    Willie's Wee-nee Wagon, one of the oldest drive-ins in Brunswick, GA....(the poke chop sammich is awesome)....

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    Rob
     
  9. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    These are in Winter Haven, FL....

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  10. dh66

    dh66

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    That's the kinda stuff I been needin' to see. Been working too much lately.
    That pink and turquoise place in the 1st photo is makin me happy. So's the wee-nee wagon!
    Thanks for makin my day Rob.

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  11. skyvue

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    I stayed at the Boots Motor Court in 1992 (the sign then read "Boots Motel) -- I stayed in room #6, where Clark Gable once spent the night.

    I wish I could say I'd stayed at the Wagon Wheel on that same trip, but I didn't know about it until I stumbled upon it (too early in the day to stop for the night). What a great motel it was back then (and still is, I hope and trust).
     
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  12. storman113

    storman113 Familiar Face

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    I didn't stay at the Boots as it was too early in the day. Ate lunch next door at the Pancake Hut. Recommend it for coffee only! The "Chicago Band Box" was really neat to see.

    The Wagon Wheel was disappointing. Room was very clean and redone not that long ago. I picked a single bed room, cheapest. Talk about small!!! Bed was a full size against the wall and one side which allowed about 18" on the other side. Only furniture was a small nite stand. It was also $25 more per nite than the local Motel6.

    I tried 2 more Route 66 motels on the trip. Same thing, small rooms, product of the 50's design? Pricy compared to the newer chains. Major concern for my travel budget. The signs however are GREAT!!! Would have loved to seen more of them at nite!

    Highly recommend the "EZ 66 Guide for Travelers" by McClanahan if planning a Route 66 excursion. Plus lots of internet surfing first!
     
  13. skyvue

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    In 1992, I traveled to all 48 contiguous states during a four-month, 22,000 road trip that saw me traversing the entire length of Route 66 from Lake Michigan in Chicago to the Santa Monica pier. And I did tons of research before that trip, as you might expect.
     
  14. storman113

    storman113 Familiar Face

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    Skyvue, Now that is a ROAD TRIP!!! 22k and 4 months!!

    By chance did you do a ride report on your excursion?

    By the time I got to Rte 66 in Missouri I had been gone about 6 weeks and was starting to get a case of gethomeitis. Which unfortunately caused me to miss / skip some of the places I had planned to stop at.

    Am leaving soon to Arizona and south Utah. Plan is to take the time to find some cool roadside places and post the pic's here.
     
  15. skyvue

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    You can read about my trip via the link below. It's a time capsule of a website (very much stuck in the mid-90s), I should warn you, and I was not yet much of a writer, but perhaps it's of interest.

    http://brettnews.com/amod/
     
  16. Ghostsoldier

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    Mickey D's in Valdosta, Ga...

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    Diner in Chattanooga, TN...

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  17. dh66

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    Ohhhh yeah...now we're cookin!

    I can remember when the last of the old style golden arches was razed around here. Hated to see that. Used to be one up in Huntsville, still had "Speedy" on the sign if I'm remembering correctly. Don't know if it's still surviving or not, been a few since I was that way.

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  18. Ghostsoldier

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    I noticed that this Valdosta sign had the McDonald's "crests" on either end....I'm wondering if it predates "Speedy"?

    Rob
     
  19. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    That crest logo was only in use for a very short time around 1962-63 and then disappeared without a trace. Post-Speedee, pre double-arches-with-slanted-roofline M.
     
  20. Dinerman

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    I think Roy's may have originally been a Krystal.
     

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