Skip to comments.James Dean's last autograph
Posted on 09/29/2012 1:50:29 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
This Sunday, it will be 57 years since the world lost its rebel without a cause.
James Dean died after driving through Kern County on September 30, 1955. While it's a date his fans will always remember, it's also an important date for a local man, who all those years ago, didn't know he had a brush with fame.
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On a speeding ticket?
Alone came a Spyder, picked up a rider and took him down the road to eternity;
I know that part of California very well.I grew up in Malibu and I had an uncle(farmer)in Tulare(about 100-miles north of Bakersfield).We used to drive up”Old 99”at least once a year.
I always liked his sausage products.
the crash was in San Louis Obispo county, just outside of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County -
Thanks for those links. Whew... I guess.
That’s some spooky stuff right there.
Here’s a well done recreation of the crash, with interviews of policemen who were actually at the scene.
There are a couple of nice replicas around here, I see them periodically on their way up to VIR for a race, most often trailered but sometimes on the road.
They’re small. Sound good, though. I understand Beck, the company that builds these replicas in Indiana, uses a flat four “boxer” engine by Subaru in them, a stage II turbo 2.0 liter. I’d imagine they’re a blast to drive.
That’s Jimmie Dean, not ‘the’ James Dean.
too fast to live,, too young to die...
Just having a bit of a go at you there.
It was in Cholame. Not much there but a burger joint.
I think that was a different James Dean.
Egad, man doesn’t live on sausage alone.
Think of brisket, think of pulled pork, think of jerky.
That doesn't sound halal.
Is there something special about that engine? I'm thinking of getting a Subaru.
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