Friday, April 17, 2009

Score

On my way to work I pass the Catalina View Motel in Long Beach. They have a amazing sign and I always say to myself I want it! Well as I pass it today the Entrance arrow and vacancy signs are gone. I whip a U turn and park at the place. I talk to the owner and they are stashed in the back behind one of the rooms. So a deal is struck and they are mine.







I tried to ask why he took it down but his english was bad so I didn't understand his answer, I did notice they put the beacon light back on top of the pole where the 2 signs were. Check out the way they changes the vacancy sign, a little metal hinged cover over the "NO" on both sides. I am now in line for the big one when the day comes. I hope my neighbors like neon.

9 comments:

MoonDoggie said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations :)

Tikimama said...

Wow! Talk about good timing!

tikiranch said...

Thanks

Arthur's Circus said...

I say bugger the neighbours, they're fantastic. Well done.

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, that is awesome. Just the fact that you even thought to stop and ask about the sign shows that you are a die hard collector! How many people would have noticed that they were gone. Kudos to you, I wonder if they would have just trashed the signs.

So, you are going to restore the neon (and possibly the paint)?

Rnormfoto said...

oh man!!! that is SO cool!

Library Diva said...

I love old neon signs, particularly motel signs. I am far too jealous to offer any congratulations.

Oh By Jingo said...

Wow, lucky you!

Randy Kraft said...

The best part of this hooker house is that you can't even see Catalina.