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Nov. 21, 1947: Judge Tells Joel Thorne to Quit ‘Fooling Around’ With Racecars, Nightclubs

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Joel Thorne apparently ignored the warning and on Oct. 17, 1955, the millionaire playboy race-car driver plunged his Beachcraft Bonanza into an apartment building at 11948 … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: Sentinel Offers $100 for Proof That LAPD has Black Motorcycle Officer

Nov. 6, 1947: LAPD motorcycle officers received a pay differential, so these were desirable jobs. The photograph is fairly dim, but this looks like a three-wheeled Harley-Davidson Servi-Car.

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Sept. 28, 1907: L.A. Motorcycle Club Backs Ban on Loud Pipes

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 28, 1907 Los Angeles Members of the Los Angeles Motorcycle Club have written to officials in support of a measure banning loud exhaust pipes on motorcycles. “The motorcycle club says that … Continue reading

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May 1, 1907: Runaway Horses and a Fleeing Motorcyclist on the Dangerous Streets of L.A.

Motorcycle Hits Her Miss Gertrude Young, who lives at No. 525 Wall St., was knocked down by a motorcycle yesterday as she stepped from a streetcar at 7th and Hope streets. The rider of the machine hastened away. Miss Young … Continue reading

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