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Take a look at these billboards from America's highways and biyways during the 1950's In living COLOR!



Just payed off your '48 model, and they tempt you with that fabulous '52 every day on your way home from work!







Protect the fort pardner!




San Fernando before San Pornando. Check out the Jag and Lincoln.




Clean restrooms at a real "service" station. Remember that?




Yum. :)




Let me guess, Ms. National Sign Week 1958?

 

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Those are just so dang COOL!
Love the XK-140 and the '41 Continental just happening by.
L.A. has allways seemed to be the epicenter of all things automotive.
That's where it's at for car culture.

I've been watching a lot of Adam 12 lately. Half of the fun is checking out the street scenes whit all the cool cars.

I can't believe there was a National Sign Week. Seems pretty goofy and stupid! Did they really need to advertise advertisments????? :rolleyes:
 

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National Sign Week doesn't seem so unusual when you look at some of the other Weeks they have. These are not all, but all are real...

National Healthcare Risk Management Week - (June 20-June 24)
National Personal Trainer Awareness Week - (1st week of January)
Return The Borrowed Books Week - (1st week of March)
National Sleep Awareness Week - (March 7-March 13)
National Stuttering Awareness Week - (2nd week of May)
Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - (3rd week of June)
Banned Books Week - (last week of September)
Drive Safely To Work Week - (1st week of October)
Dear Santa Letter Week - (1st week of November)
Hand Washing Awareness Week - (1st week of December)

And don't forget Aggressive Driving Month (February) - not entirely sure what that encourages. ;) You now have your trivia for the day, and it's not even National Trivia Day. (January 4)
 

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Cool thread, Flaps. :thumbsup::thumbsup: The signs and cars that we now call retro were enjoyed. Thanks...

:wave:
 

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National Sign Week doesn't seem so unusual when you look at some of the other Weeks they have. These are not all, but all are real...

National Healthcare Risk Management Week - (June 20-June 24)
National Personal Trainer Awareness Week - (1st week of January)
Return The Borrowed Books Week - (1st week of March)
National Sleep Awareness Week - (March 7-March 13)
National Stuttering Awareness Week - (2nd week of May)
Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - (3rd week of June)
Banned Books Week - (last week of September)
Drive Safely To Work Week - (1st week of October)
Dear Santa Letter Week - (1st week of November)
Hand Washing Awareness Week - (1st week of December)

And don't forget Aggressive Driving Month (February) - not entirely sure what that encourages. ;) You now have your trivia for the day, and it's not even National Trivia Day. (January 4)

I thought aggressive driving month was EVERY month!
 

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I thought I'd breath some life back into this old thread!
So have a beer and look on the bright side...

















More to come. Thanks for lookin'! :wave:
 

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That Stardust sign is just mind-blowing, and it looks even better with 5 Cadillacs and a Lincoln or two under it...poifect!!!
 

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Jayne Mansfield & Marla English...





Los Angeles, CA. 1952



Des Moines, IA. 1959



Syracuse, NY. 1957



New York, NY. 1964...



Fashion model, Anne St.Marie. New York, NY. 1962

 

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Love the signage you keep finding, Flaps.:thumbsup:

That Stardust sign is just mind-blowing, and it looks even better with 5 Cadillacs and a Lincoln or two under it...poifect!!!
Nice green '54 Bel Air parked right under the Stardust marquee along with those Caddys and Lincolns. Musta been one of my peeps...

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San Francisco, CA. 1940



New Orleans, LA. 1951



Chicago, IL. 1958





Tucson, AZ. 1930's



State Fair - Rutland, VT. September 1941



Washington DC. 1942



Valiant Fellas - New Jersey. 1960-ish

 

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This is some great stuff, Waylon! I would hve really enjoyed it when it was first posted last year, but I wasn't really active on the diecast boards then. It was fun going through them for the first time just now. :thumbsup:
 
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