Sunday, October 24, 2004

Car hoppin'

[Copyright © 2002 by Link to the Future]

Don't get your hopes up. There isn't a restaurant with three car hops anywhere to be found. These three are models for the Cruisin' Brea car show.

[Copyright © 1960 CBS Television]

So did car hops really hop on your car when taking your order? Only in the classic TV show Route 66.

[Copyright © 1996 Chronicle Books]
Once upon a time in the United States, before the ubiquitous yellow arches of a certain hamburger chain spread like chicken pox, eating on the go was an occasion. Those long-gone days when customer service was number one--and meals were dished up by enthusiastic young women costumed to resemble drum majorettes--are captured in this compilation of vintage photographs and memorabilia, crammed to overflowing with nostalgia.
-- Amazon Review
View excerpts and purchase the book Car Hops and Curb Service: A History of American Drive-In Restaurants 1920-1960 by Jim Heimann at

[Text quote: © 1996-2004,]


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