Vintage Matchbooks From Classic L.A. Places: Wash ‘N Gas

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Roadside buildings scream so loud for our attention, we really owe it to them to stop and buy a burger, or take a nap, or wash the car. The shrieking orange cheesehole girders at Beverly and Virgil certainly owned this intersection in 1962. A few years later, the Wash-N-Gas entombed their eye-catching I-Beams in tasteful Palos Verdes Stone. When they threw out the “N Gas” part of their sign, I took them home. The since-renamed Silver Lake Car Wash will still scrub and buff your ride, and if you roll in on Wednesday or Thursday it’s only $7.99.

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  1. Peter Moruzzi

    April 2, 2013 at 1:41 am

    This is the carwash that I’ve been going to for over 20 years! I love it.