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HAND CAR WASH IN STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA
Located at 11514 Ventura Blvd. (one block east of Colfax Ave.)
Contributed by Gerald Thurman of Tempe, Arizona
Hand Car Wash

This hard-to-ignore sign advertises the car wash owned by Ben Forat. Artistic but controversial, the sign was created by sculptor Gagik Daniel in 2001 and features a life-sized replica of a 1957 hot pink Corvette sitting on top of giant yellow sponge held by a slightly larger-than-life fiberglass hand. Unfortunately, the size of the original sign (26 feet tall) exceeded the height limit specified by the sign ordinance of the city of Los Angeles, and it was reduced to the current size. A photo of the original sign can be viewed here.

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Photographed by Gerald Thurman 9/2/06
Posted on RoadTrip America 9/06



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