Tuesday, June 16, 2020

41st and Peoria looking south...

41st and Peoria, looking south from the northbound lane. Looks like maybe a 73-5 MonteCarlo coming at the photographer and an early 70s Mopar in the gas station parking lot? What do YOU see?

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Paula says...

" I got my learners permit summer of 74. Naturally, I wanted to "go for a drive" as soon as I got home from the license bureau.  My older sister Judy agreed to go along. Naturally, Dad said "Don't go down to Brookside!" So, naturally, that was the first place we went.
It was great! At least until I , naturally, rear-ended another car whilst gawking...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

More Peoria Pictures...

YrHmblHst regularly scours the dusty, obscure and off the beaten track corners of the WWW looking for information on our favourite street in Tulsa. Imagine my surprise when I found these marvelous images on a tumblr emanating from England; the fame of the Restless Ribbon has spanned the Atlantic!
No notations were given other than they are from the summer of 1979. They are fantastic - enjoy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Don shared a photo...

               Don from the Early V8 Ford club just shared this photo with YrHmbHst.

What a great picture! Appears to be looking south on Peoria at 41st St. Undoubtedly, the fellow leaning in the 58 Chevy talking to a couple of lovely young ladies just hopped off the front of his own car parked in the Safeway parking lot. In front of the BelAir is a sweet 53 to 55 Ford F100, and in front of that a 67 Impala. C&F Racing's building would be right 'above' the roof of the pickup. Next to the truck appears to be an Oldsmobile StarFire.

But look at the car on the left of the photo whose passenger is mugging for the camera; that appears to be a 70 AMC Rebel MACHINE...very cool and very rare automobile.

Anyone here have any more info on the photo? Any other observations?

Thanx for sharing Mr D.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

June 8, 1974

YrHmblHst is a little slow sometimes...but hey, Im only two weeks late; I was just reminded that this year marks the 45th anniversary of one of the worst tornadoes Tulsa has seen. June 8th 1974 saw 3 different funnel systems damage and take life in Tulsa. Areas of damage included ORU up to around 71st and Yale, East Tulsa around 21st and Garnett over to 21st and 129th, and Brookside. Even living as far south and east of Tulsa proper at the time as we did, my father and I - being typical 'Okies' - went outside to try and see any actual funnels once we learned they were in the area. We DID see the three funnels that descended from the same cloud that took out the east 21st street area, but obviously didnt see the Brookside one. As we are concerned with Peoria Avenue here, I went and found a few photos of the damage on and around our favourite thoroughfare. Any readers have any more pictures they wish to share, or any stories / remembrances of that day?
damaging Shakeys?!?!? THIS is unacceptable...
what was left of Braums...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mike says...

Cruising Brookside with the radio on and eating at Penningtons - life was good!