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SEMA Heritage: L.A. Roadsters Make a Hollywood Rod Run Circa '59

"The old familiar sight of several roadsters at a Southern California drive-in is fast fading away," wrote Tex Smith in the July 1959 issue of Hot Rod magazine. Even 50 years ago, rodders were concerned about the changes in their hobby. Check out this collection of rods making a stop at Tiny Naylor's restaurant during an L.A. Roadsters run from the Columbia Records building to the Griffith Park Observatory.