Compton Drive-In

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A photo of George Barris with his 1956 Continental in front of the Compton Drive In in 1956 or 1957. Photo courtesy of George Barris - Provided by Brett Barris.

Compton drive-in was located at 2111 E Rosecrans Bl. Compton. It was built in 1949 and George Barris picked this as one of his favorite spot to photograph cars on. It was a good location with dramatic background, architecture work was just perfect for the cars. The building is now demolished in favor for a shopping mall.

Cars Photographed at the Compton Drive-In

Tom Pollard's 1929 Ford
Don Vaughn's 1947 Buick
Marcia Campbell's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible
Michael Violante's 1949 Ford Convertible
Bill Busch's 1949 Mercury 4-door
Louie Bettancourt's 1949 Mercury
Bill Hines' 1950 Ford - The Bat
Junior Conway's 1950 Ford
Dale Marshall's 1950 Mercury
Jerry Reichman's 1950 Mercury
Dave Bugarin's 1951 Mercury
Mandy Holder's 1951 Mercury
Jack Nethercutt's 1952 Oldsmobile - The Viennese
Ed Sloan's 1953 Plymouth
Richard Axcell's 1955 Ford
Lanny Ericson's 1956 Chevrolet
Frank Monteleone's 1956 Ford
The El Capitola
Barris Kustom's 1957 Ford
Jerry Yatch's 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Joe Burgasser's 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Norman Wesp's 1959 Chevrolet Impala


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