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Santa Ana Traffic Enforcement, 1951

Santa Ana Traffic Enforcement, 1951

The driver of this Pontiac picked a bad place to let the meter run out – right across the street from Santa Ana City Hall. Even in 1951, when this photo was taken, finding long-term parking in downtown Santa Ana was a tricky business.


Drive For Victory, World War II

Drive For Victory, World War II

During World War II, the Auto Club organized "Drive For Victory," a program to conserve, tires, gasoline and vehicles during the war.


Auto Club Service Patrol motorcycles, mid-1930s

Auto Club Service Patrol motorcycles, mid-1930s

In the 1930s, the Auto Club began using the Harley Davidson models pictured here to patrol the highways of Southern California. In addition to assisting stranded motorists, the patrollers used cameras to investigate traffic crashes.


Death Valley, 1933

Death Valley, 1933

By promoting the distinctive landscapes of southern California, the Auto Club helped encourage recreational tourism and the development of the West.



Auto Camp, San Diego, 1925

Auto Camp, San Diego, 1925

Small cottage courts were a step up from campgrounds for automobile travelers. When rows of cottages were joined under a single roof, the motel was born.


Rincon Causeway, north of Ventura, 1912

Rincon Causeway, north of Ventura, 1912

Before the state took over highway construction, citizens in Ventura County erected a wooden causeway along the shore because there was no level land for a road.



Auto Club: Gas Prices Remain Nearly Flat on the Week

Auto Club: Gas Prices Remain Nearly Flat on the Week

Gas Prices

As OPEC and other international oil producers reached a firm production agreement last weekend, oil prices and wholesale prices dropped by about six percent overnight. The result caused local retail prices in most regions to increase one cent for the...


Get a REAL ID at Select Auto Club Locations

Get a REAL ID at Select Auto Club Locations

Automotive

Los Angeles – The California Department of Motor Vehicles will soon offer members of the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) the opportunity to get a REAL ID at select offices for a limited time by appointment only. This new pilot program is...

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