Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wagon Wheel Bowling Alley

 Where Highway 1 and the 101 once intersected in Oxnard, CA there was this vintage Wagon Wheel Bowling. A relic of the post-war California car culture, neon sign signaling drivers on the highway, a huge, land is cheap parking lot. For me an old  high school memory, my first car, driving up the coast.
The Wagon Wheel was a roadside pit-stop, a half way point on the way to Santa Barbara, Ojai or the first stop of several on the longer drive to San Francisco. Now a much larger 10 lane super highway replaces the old black and white road that dated back to the 1920s or 30s. The last time driving to Santa Barbara, I saw that the bowling alley was gone.

Photographs: Type 79 Polaroids with a Speed Graphic camera.

all photos © 2014 Jim McHugh