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Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 6:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach
Message: Had a Cougar sighting this afternoon at my open house. Jim Dally stopped by. He's a really great guy. We talked for about a half an hour in between my showing the house. I didn't know Jim in high school, but because of CT and John I got to meet him. Where were you John? I'll be holding that house open again next weekend if anyone wants to stop by. Have a great week everyone.
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 6:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: erritos, CA
Message: Hi John; I'm sure most of the guys from Frosties would remember Ed Lenarth's Studebaker sedan. I actually got to ride up to the Stand in that thing one night. No back seat at that time. We sat on buckets or something. When Ed was going to start the thing up he had to get out and squirt gas from a plastic bottle into the 8 carburetors that were sticking out of the hood. He was so far ahead of the rest of us "wanna be" hot rodders it was funny.
Does anybody remember a guy they called the Painter?? He had an old Studebaker pick up with a ladder rack and a blown Lincoln or something. I guess he'd take the ladders off and go down down to the hyperian plant and have his way with the local street racers. Don't remember the Turk though. How about the ni....bla.....col....African American guys up in Inglewood? Could they go fast or what?
Thanks for the memories!
Name: Lisa ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 4:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Rmona, CA
Message: My brother, Herby Graham, had a 63 409 chevy, 62 pontiac and a 64 plymouth with an aluminum front end. He use to hang out at the Wich Stand and A&W. My dad, Herb, owned the Signal Gas Station. Fun times. Lisa
Name: Steve Temoshek ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 3:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lag Hills,Ca
Message: One night while Fred Bloom and I were working at Johns Chevron on Hawthorne Blvd there was a revival tent full of people across the street. A friend came over with a fuel altered on a trailer, so we decided to fire it up. Blew their minds!!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 2:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
The only Studebaker, that comes to mind, belonged to one of the Inglewood guy's. It was a black, 39,40 or 41?, don't remember his name, but his car was also very, very fast and hung out at the Wich Stand, as I recall.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 12:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker cove, Ca
Message: John Boy; Don't know if this topic has been covered, I'm sure it has?,
but here's a topic that may generate some entries from the early 60's folks. Anyone, remember the challenge races that took place at the beach in front of the Hyperian Plant? Most of the challenges were generated at the old Frosties, A&W, Top's or the Wich Stand. I'm going from memory, so give me a break, there were the likes of Mike Hendricks (1961 Impala 350 & later 409), Jimmy Joseph (1962 Impala 409), Dick Bergen (1960 Impala 409/bought from Bill's Service in El Porto), John Nix (1955 Chev. bus. cp. w/built small block), Kenny Graves from El Segundo (1962 impala 409), Mike Burris (Ford 360), I can't remember the name, I think "Mondo" from Gardena (1962? Pontiac big block?), Jerry Rogers (1958 Corvette injected 302?), My (1961 Biscayne 350), Bill's Chevron from El Porto (1957 Chev, unk. size of power plant, but very, very fast!), John Mazmanian from I think Orange County ( 32/34? Ford roadster also very, very fast!) & once and a while, we, Jerry & I brought out our 40 Willy's (4/4 injected Hemi Chry.). I'm sure I missed some names, so as you tell your Hawthorne related stories, please add them. I can't leave out Curtis A'Urede (sp), he did not have a car, but he was always around if a race was going on. We also used to race on Douglas Street in El Segondo, Westminster Blvd. in Seal Beach and any other location that had a long straight of way. Hope you have some stories to add?.
Name: Kelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 12:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Englewood, OR
Message: On the topic of surfing..I hung (in the day ) with some pretty good surfer's from HHS..Bobby Hawthore, Little Jerry Bell and Bob Gomen....Has anyone seen or heard anything about Bob Gomen..His brother called me last night wondering if I knew..I don't so I thought this would be the best place to ask..and does anyone know anything about Jerry Bell call of 72, I think..now back to the play off's go Denver!!! and Seattle
Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 12:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Dear JB.....nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. And right now I am all fired up over todays NFL playoffs! Wish I were with a group of you football lovers to watch these games with today. Are you a betting man JB? My money is on Denver for the AFC and Seattle for the NFC. In my humble opinion Denver just doesn't lose AFC title games at home and the Seahawks underscore the meaning of home field advantage.
Name: VICKY INSCOE ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 11:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: DeLand, FL.
Message: HI CLASSES OF 1964-1968 WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO CONTACT PAUL DOUGLAS CLASS OF 1965 HE DID NOT GRADUATE. HE JOINED THE ARMY AND WENT TO VIET NAM WE WERE ENGAGED HE GOT A BRONZE STAR AND I HAVE THAT LETTER FROM THE ARMY I WOULD LIKE TO RETURN IT I FEEL HE SHOULD HAVE IT. HE HAS A SISTER NAMED DIANE SHE WAS FROM THE CLASS OF 1967, SHE DID NOT GRADUATE SHE GOT MARRIED AND HAD SOME BABIES. IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE HE IS PLEASE DROP ME A NOTE, THANKS VICKY
Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 12:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Carl - you're right. Big-wave legend Mark Foo died at Mavericks in 1994. Big-wave surfing literally can mean life and death. Since its inaugural event in 1999, Mavericks has been dubbed "the most dangerous surfing contest in the world." Three winters, the surf was so treacherous the contest was canceled. Big-wave surfing claims lives, and the Mavericks location is no exception. And one more thing!.....Carl, Ken and the rest of you '69ers? We are NOT old!!!!!
Name: Maureen "Mo" Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 22, 2006, 12:04 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I had two cougar sightings today. Unfortuately it was not a very happy situation. I was at the services for Don Hoy's daughter Julie who died in her sleep at the age of 46. Also at the service was Harold Ormondroyd. They both look great. It was good seeing them both, just wish it had been under better circumstances.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 9:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Always enjoy checking in and reading the Cougartown mail. Carl the Corrector feels obligated to comment on some of the input. Bud Rhoades, I think it was Mark Foo not Michael Ho who lost his life caught on the rocky bottom at Mavericks. George Johnson, The Poop Deck is indeed still in business north of the pier on the strand in Hermosa. Been there since 1957, no LA cops, and making a profit selling only 2 products, Budweiser and and a great view of the circus passing by on the strand.
I spent a great rainy Saturday last week jamming with a group at the home of fellow '69 cougar Ken Sheldon. Old guys kicking out the jams. What could be better.
Name: Dewey Storie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 6:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Chandler,AZ
Message: I am passing this along, because there are so many out there, that are Mr. Fix fans.
As some of you know (and some may not) Danny Fix is my ex-brother in-law. Danny suffered a stroke on December 31st, he went to Kaiser in Hawaii for 10 days, and now is in a nursing facility for physical and speech therapy. He is having trouble recognizing some parts of speech, whether spoken to him or speaking to others. I will keep you all informed as word is passed to me from Jensea (class of 69)
Name: Keith D.Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 6:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Koan,HI
Message: Kirk Sturgeon a friend of mine and his dad was HPD raced sprint cars at Ascot Raceway. He was one of the best. And then he flipped his car and ended up outside the track and died. I think they even put a memorial up. I didn't go (cause I hate them) to his funeral but it was supposed to be one of the longest brigade ever in LA history. I heard it was over 5 miles longs of cars. I remember hearing cars all the way at my house in Holy Glen at night.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 4:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: laguna woods , ca
Message: John, sometime back we talked about the C-Towners who had raced 1/4 midgets. One name was left out. Beverly Reynolds (64). Not only was she one of the few girls to race in those days, but she was also a fierce competitor. Her dad Kenny owned a lawnmower shop on Prairie and could always be counted on to get us a new Briggs & Stratton when we blew one. Then it went to Balch or Dixon for some high quality work. You out there Beverly?
Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 1:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: Regarding the "Lou's Garage" format, in April 2001 I needed a rebuild job on my '90 Bonneville's 3.8 V6. After checking with the better business bureau and making some calls I decided to let "Prestige Auto Service" on Inglewood Ave/131st do it. Complete crooks! After being without my car for a month & a half, I was told it's ready. It wasn't. It was put together wrong with internal damage & had to be redone! Did they compensate me in any way? No.
In 1960 our neighbor, a school teacher bought a new Chevy Biscayne 2 door from Giant Felix Chevrolet. He was unhappy with them & his car was a rolling sled that leaned severely
on turns. I had a job at Barker Bros. in Inglewood in the mid-sixties and one of the friendliest salesmen had his car painted a soft green by Earl Schieb. They included some of the chrome in their work. Still the salesman was very happy with the job. (He was just a happy man).
Name: Al Murphy ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 9:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: Helena Montana
Message: John,Dayne Scott went to Inglewood High school,class of 51 or 52. Thanks,Murph'
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 9:30 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, ca.
Another good place near the beach was "Erkell's", ever been there?.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 9:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: "Rainbow Bridge," while not a "surf movie" per se, does have some Hawaiian surf footage in it. It is chiefly remembered (and now available on DVD, BTW) for the concert Jimi Hendrix performed. Another note of interest is that you can see the stretch of La Cienega Blvd. in Culver City (with the White Front sign very prominent), Sunset Blvd. (Zeidler & Zeidler) and other locations in Hollywood back in 1970. It is interesting to see those locations back then and comparing those locations as they are today.
Name: Daisy Brown ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 8:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lennox California
Message: Whats up Hawthornians!!!!!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 7:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey! Howard; I hope you are not refering to the time I ran into you at the Sol Mar Resort pool in Cabo a few years ago. I was not drunk, I was having breakfast at their outdoor pool restaurant with my son, we were down there on a Marlin fishing tournament. However, I was sipping on a Tequila Sunrise with my breakfast and I might have had a hang over, but, I was not drunk as I recall?. While eating my breakfast, I observed a very tanned fat (shaved head) bald guy laying by the pool, who I did not immediately recognize. Then I saw Sharon on a lounge next to the fat bald guy and it clicked, after a second look, It was Howard Duran from the old Hawthorne days. Subsequently, I came over and said hello to the two of you. Havn't seen you since, E-mailed you a couple of times though?, anyhow, hello again and here's to the old days.
P.S. Had breakfast with John Nix the other morning, he's the same as he always was, we talked about Tom Barnett and Dennis Morris (what ever happened to Dennis & Eileen?). John is getting ready to retire and so is Tom.
I stand corrected, it was the "Kelp Bed". Anyhow, I was close, you have to give me some credit, I knew where it was, I just got the name wrong. The "Poop Deck", I think was an LAPD hang out if I now recall, but I may have that wrong too.
Name: Paco ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 12:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: LF
Message: The Poop Deck was one of my favorites..I used to go there with old friend Rocky Sabo, neat outside patio, and a famous Strand side window. Did I ever tell you about the drunk who asked me where LAX was while I soaked up the sun by the pool in Cabo?
Name: nick pappagiorgio ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 21, 2006, 12:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: LV, NV
Message: Sorry John...just following through on Petey's comment. "Five Summer Stories" (awesome surf flick) (just bought the DVD)was the 70's equivalent to "Endless Summer". I went to the "World Premier" at the Santa Monica Civic in '72. Regarding other surf movies, I remember going to the Hawthorne Library to see "Moods of Surfing" off of a 16mm film projector (it always had that annoying hair dancing in the beginning frames)and, later on, "Pacific Vibrations" at the old Redondo Fox.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 9:45 pm - HHS Time
Message: The "Poopdeck" is on the strand in Hermosa, just north of the pier. No relation to Tom Wadman. The bar you are talking about @ 141st was the "Kelp Bed".