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1970's 8mm film of San Diego & L.A. freeways

Started by Biff858, August 05, 2009, 01:38:19 PM

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Some of those freeway signs are still in use today.  Very cool to see all those old cars on the freeways as well.


It looks pretty much like it is today. Signage was the same back then I guess.

And a sign with the exit tab obeying federal guidelines in California? And in the 1970s!?



a lot of those signs are still alive.

the exit tabs are from a short-lived experiment in 1971.  I have no idea why they stopped.  Some of those still survive.

on the LA film, at 1:04 there is an "11 San Pedro/Pasadena" sign that is very cool to see.  That's been 110 since 1980. 

remember, spacebar pauses and resumes on Youtube.
live from sunny San Diego.


I wish he didn't do the speed-racer thing with his videos.  I just dislocated my keyboard tray attempting to hit the spacebar at the exact right moment to freeze onto a particular shield!
live from sunny San Diego.


One great thing about those videos and that time, almost every vehicle was a car (with a handful of vans). I'd love to drive in that time without large pick-ups and suv's blocking my view...


Nice. The footage has held up well.

Be well,

Check out my YouTube page ( I have numerous road videos of Metro Atlanta and other areas in the Southeast.

I just signed up on photobucket -- here's my page (


This is great stuff.  It all looks so open compared to nowadays in LA.  :-D
NJ Roads FTW!
Quote from: agentsteel53 on September 30, 2009, 04:04:11 PM
I-99... the Glen Quagmire of interstate routes??

hm insulators

Remember: If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

I'd rather be a child of the road than a son of a ditch.

At what age do you tell a highway that it's been adopted?

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