Today we have a pair of videos showing very enjoyable and colorful views of the streets and freeways of Los Angeles along with a third related film “Ride the Last of the Big Red Cars.”
The first part of the production above takes you for ride on some of the LA area freeways. Next, it takes vibrant and nostalgic trip on the streets of the area that also include views of Ford and Chevrolet assembly plants and ends up back out on a freeway.
The second circa-1957 video shows slow moving rush hour traffic on a freeway unknown to us. The majority of what you will see are period domestic automobiles, but in the mix are imported sports cars and sedans and even a Model “A” or 1932 Ford sedan. Tell us what freeway this was filmed on.
The third video below is well worth watching because it shows some of the last days Red Car Line also known as the Pacific Electric railroad system was in operation. The rail line was initially put in place to serve and transport residents to Henry Huntington’s extensive real estate developments. He also assembled a hydro-electric operation to power it. The transport system is included here because of the numerous scenes that include cars and trucks on the routes that ran on surface streets.
Tell us what you find that interests you in these videos.