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Posted: 1/7/2008 5:48:15 PM
Anyone else hit the Deer Valley Mud Bogs every Saturday night in the early 80s?

I had a Blazer with a 10" lift.
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Posted: 1/7/2008 6:35:43 PM

Originally Posted By GONIF:
yep, EASY CREDIT auto sales. update Carlotta was not Pat in drag. anyone remember the burro's name



EZ Credit IIRC. Oh man, that brings back memories.
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Posted: 1/7/2008 6:48:15 PM








Originally Posted By MudBug:

Originally Posted By jwrig:
Don't forget The Loan Arranger's sidekick, Carlotta Sales....





LOL, I have a GREAT Carlotta Sales story.


Back around"86" or "87" I was sitting in some strip club (I can't remember the name now, but it was a small club with only one big stage, somewhere around camelback and 19th ave I think).

There were only about 10 people in the club and suddenly the front door opened and in walks this great big woman with a huge beehive hairdo, it was Carlotta Sales. She sat down at the main stage and proceeded to get stinking drunk, the drunker she got, the more her big hairdo started to droop, hanging off the side of her head. Well she started getting grabby, pawing at the girls on the stage and grabbing them when she bought lap dances. Security had to keep telling her to keep her hands off the dancers.

Finally she grabbed one of the girls and tried to kiss her, the girl yelled and the bouncers had enough, so they told Carlotta that she had to leave, she refused, so they had to grab her and physically eject her from the building.

So they drug this big fat woman with a limp mountain of hair out the door, and the last thing I heard her say is "You can't do this to me, I'm Carlotta Sales!"


Absolutely true story from my life as a character in a David Lynch movie.






That was one annoying bitch!!

Remember "Cal Worthington and his dog Spot" ???
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Posted: 1/7/2008 8:15:17 PM

Originally Posted By ghengiskhabb:

Originally Posted By GONIF:
yep, EASY CREDIT auto sales. update Carlotta was not Pat in drag. anyone remember the burro's name



EZ Credit IIRC. Oh man, that brings back memories.



Carlotta worked with The Loan Arranger. (Lone Ranger)
"War is less costly than servitude. The choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." -Jean Dutourd
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Posted: 1/7/2008 8:17:45 PM

Originally Posted By GONIF:
my brother say's Carlotta sales is realy Pat Gibbins (loanaranger) in drag ,and that Lonny Hunter Of Sonoyta motors was BI and is now in Las Vegas and owns a furniture store (Fantastic Furniture), he got busted by the state of AZ for fixing DMV records. for you real old timers remember Skippy Brazil and how is brother Snagletooth (Bob) got the money to start the BIG Tin Shed ? how about the old Garnets bar on west VanBuren where all our state Legislators got drunk .


As I said, I saw her in real life, she was a woman.

Also I'm pretty sure that they both appeared together in some of the commercials.
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Posted: 1/7/2008 8:39:45 PM
Remember Dave Pizer and Little Woofy

My dad was good friends with Dave from way back in the early 60s. They still keep in touch. Dave got real into cryonics for a while (freezing your body or head after you die). I think he lives in Mayer now.
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Posted: 1/8/2008 3:34:51 AM

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I received this in an email. Brings back some memories.


I just ran across this,, man did it bring back memories


You lived in Phoenix in the 60s, 70s and 80s if...

You remember when Bell Road (especially thorough Glendale) was the considered edge of civilization. There was nothing there but tumbleweeds and prairie dogs. Now, it's where you go to run all your errands. Or if you were traveling eastbound on Bell Rd. the sign that said 'Scottsdale- 21 miles'
Bell Rd used to be a dirt road, and my dad owned a lot of property at 59th and Bell, by the old AFT air field, just north of the canal.
Used to belong to the PR$GC range at the end of 59th and Thunderbird Park


Your parents took you to Legend City.
I was in my late teens and never went there

Mornings were spent watching 'The Wallace and Ladmo Show'. When it was over, it was time to leave for school. 'Ladmo Bags'.
Wallace and Ladmo was only in the afternoon at 4:00 PM when I lived there.

You remember when Beardsley Road was a seldom traveled, two-lane blacktop. Now, it's the eastbound frontage road for the 101 freeway.
Did a lot of dove hunting when it was orange orchards there

Before there was Target, there was Gemco. Now, most of the old Gemco stores are Targets.

You watched Star Wars at the original Cine Capri.

You remember stores like Yellow Front, Woolco, Newberry's, McCrory's, TG&Y, Fedmart, Sprouse Reitz, Wards and Yates.
Fedmart was where I bought my first hadgun,, a old model Blackhawk,, still have it.

You remember when Metrocenter had a below-grade ice skating rink. Watching skaters from the overlook above was the best way to escape the summer heat.
Yes, and it was on the outskirts of town. Just north, there were turnip fields

Also at Metrocenter was a Farrell's ice cream parlor. No Farrell's trip was complete without getting to see two waiters run though the restaurant with a sundae resting on a stretcher, while lights and sirens whirred in the background. Sometimes, the ice cream would fall off the stretcher. Don't forget the trip thru their candy store.

You were bummed when Farrell's closed. The space was later occupied by 'Round the Corner, a burger and sandwich place similar to Red Robin.

You saw a concert at Compton Terrace. When it was attached to Legend City.
Didn't have any concerts there that I can remember, or if there were, it would have been someone like Hermans Hermits, or The Bee Gee's before they went Disco. or there abouts

Your dad subscribed to the Phoenix Gazette(Green afternoon paper) and the Arizona Republic on Sunday.
I used to deliver the Gazette when I was in grade school,, on my Schwinn paperboy special

You remember when the Brass Armadillo antique mall was Angel's--a building supply warehouse similar to Home Depot.
After I left

You remember when you got your building supplies from O'Malley's, Entz-White or Payless Cashways.
Did my business at the O'malley's on Glendale ave and just west of 51st ave,, right in front of the Squirt factory,, can still smell the rinds burning. No Payless or Entz White before I left.

You remember when the Phoenix Suns were the only professional sports team in the state, and they played their games at Phoenix Memorial Coliseum.
Before even

Your groceries came from Alpha Beta, AJ Bayless, Lucky's, Neb's Market or Smitty's. Smitty's even had a little coffee shop attached to it.
You forgot Safway,, 54th and Glendale, and the Skaggs Alpha Bata across the street.

A night out consisted of family dinner at the Lunt Avenue Marble Club. Their deep fried mushrooms were the best.

You remember when eastbound I-10 ended at Dysart Road. In order to continue east, you had to take McDowell or Thomas Road 15 miles to I-17 and head south. I-10 started up again somewhere east of downtown.

You ate breakfast at Sambo's or Bob's Big Boy.

You remember when houses were built with carports instead of garages. Roofs were covered with wood shakes or asphalt shingles instead of concrete tiles.

You remember home builder's billboards that advertised interest rates of 11%

Your aspirin and cough syrup came from Skagg's, Revco, Thrifty's, or Drug Emporium.

Your shoes came from Buster Brown.

You remember when CBS was on channel 10...ABC was on channel 3...and channels 5 and 15 were independent. Now, CBS is on channel 5...FOX is on channel 10...ABC is on channel 15...and channel 3 no longer has a network affiliation. NBC and PBS are the only ones that stayed on their original stations (channel 12 and 8, respectively).
Also remember when Art Brock and Bill Close were news anchors, later installed custom cabinets in both their homes and met Glenn Close

You remember when channel 15 broadcast pay-tv at night (It was called ON-TV).
Way after my time, cable was just coming into town.

You spent hours watching early music videos on UHF channel 61. Due to the limited number of videos at the time, songs like 'Down Under', 'I Ran', and 'Come on, Eileen' were repeated quite often. You were lucky if you could get decent reception.
Way after my time
You accompanied your dad to the True Value Hardware store in Westown in hopes of getting to stop at Baskin Robbins afterwards.
Way, WAY after my time

You shopped at Valley West Mall before it became a ghost town, and was ultimately torn down.

You shopped at Phoenix Spectrum Mall when it was known as Chris-Town.
Chris-town was where I bought my first Mil rifle,, a 7.65 Arg for $16 and it was unfired, stuck, barrel first in a 55 gal cardboard drum

You woke up to Bruce Kelly in the morning on KZZP. Before that - Jonathon Brandmeier and his "loons"!
It was KRIZ

You rode the 'Tico' to Park Central.
After my time

You remember quality local programming like Open House with Rita Davenport or Sun Spots with Jan DiAtri.
The first, but not the second.

You accompanied your dad to the LaBelle's catalog showroom to buy your mom's Christmas present.

Before he was governor, you remember Evan Mecham as the owner of a Pontiac dealership in Glendale.
LOL, I went to school with Dennis Mecham, he had a younger bro, but the name escapes me. Ev also had a Rambler dealership before the Pontiac. Had been over their house many times

You remember when Castles 'n' Coasters was known as Golf 'n' Stuff.
Both after my time

You remember when the entire state of Arizona only had one area code. Now, there are three in the Phoenix area alone.

You remember when your phone number that started with '959' and it was changed to '840' and you never knew why.
Try YE 77950, before the first letters were changed to numbers( damn, I can't beleive that I still remember that number)

You remember when Scottsdale Fashion Square was an outdoor mall with Goldwater's, Bullocks and Leonard's luggage being the only stores.

You remember when Goldwater's was bought out by Robinson's May who was then bought out by Macy's.

You remember when Diamonds was bought out by Dillards.
Diamonds was bought out?

You remember when Diamonds ticket box-was the only place to buy concert tickets.

You remember when it hit 99* and that was considered HOT.
NO

You remember when Big Surf was the place to go to beat the heat. Then hitting the drive-in to see movie across the street.
When it first opened, man was it a place to pick up young ladies

You remember when best ice cream was found at Thrifty's Drug Store, where .85 would get you three scoops.
You got ripped off,, 25 cents for the triple,,, MMM Black Walnut, the only place you could get it.

You remember when you wrote all your information down on a piece of paper and then your drivers license was mailed to you. It was very easy to change the 1968 to 1965 (because it was still in your hand writing) so that you could go to Devil House drinking because the drinking age was 19 years old.
After my time
You remember when you could go to Devil House for dancing 'after hours' which was from 1am -3am.

You remember going to see 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' at midnight on Mill Ave.
I'd already moved

You remember when 44th Street and Thomas was 'Thomas Mall'.

You remember when 40th Street and Thomas was 'Tower Plaza'. And there was a few people that climb to the top and threaten to jump.
There was a tower?,, don't remember that.

You remember when there was a canal at 48th.
I spent many hours fishing and hunting along those canals,, was 4 miles from my house,, on a bike even

You remember when driving up Pima Rd and you could see for miles & miles because there was nothing east or north of Shea Rd. And it was very dark and scary.
That's the way I took to go to Beeline Raceway track

You remember when the only way to get to Shea Rd was thru 'Dreamy Park' and there weren't any streetlights? Squaw Peak was only a name of a mountain. Not a highway.

You remember when you saw a concert at Graham Central Station, because the band was not popular enough to fill Mesa Amphitheater.


Man,, what a memory jog.
Just south ot T-bird park were all orange/lemon/grapefruit orchards and grape vinards,, plus several ponds we used to hunt ducks off.
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Posted: 1/8/2008 11:34:35 AM

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
Anyone else hit the Deer Valley Mud Bogs every Saturday night in the early 80s?

I had a Blazer with a 10" lift.
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Posted: 1/8/2008 11:54:15 AM
Do they stioll have the sand digs out between Luke AFB and Glendale?
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Posted: 1/9/2008 12:11:54 AM

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Do they stioll have the sand digs out between Luke AFB and Glendale?
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Most likely houses, strip malls and check cashing places...
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Posted: 1/9/2008 12:24:54 AM
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I used to do a lot of sand buggy racing in the river bed there.
Every weekend was a big race.
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Posted: 1/9/2008 8:32:03 AM
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Originally Posted By MudBug:

Originally Posted By ghengiskhabb:

Originally Posted By GONIF:
yep, EASY CREDIT auto sales. update Carlotta was not Pat in drag. anyone remember the burro's name



EZ Credit IIRC. Oh man, that brings back memories.



Carlotta worked with The Loan Arranger. (Lone Ranger)


EZ Credit was his donkey sidekick. Carlotta Sales was the fat chick IIRC.
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Posted: 1/9/2008 12:37:13 PM
Stan Norman was "Right On the Corner, Right On The Price" at Pegler's Dodge City.
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Posted: 1/9/2008 7:15:35 PM
I recall that a pontiac dealer on 7th street and highland was the one that used the right on the corner right on the price .
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Posted: 1/9/2008 8:21:52 PM

Originally Posted By GONIF:
I recall that a pontiac dealer on 7th street and highland was the one that used the right on the corner right on the price .


Westward Pontiac
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Posted: 1/9/2008 10:21:32 PM
I remember when the Nazis escaped from the Papgo POW camp...........OK, I read about that one

I have only been around a little under 30 years, but I remember "JJ, the King of beepers" and being shocked that after listening to Pratt my entire life on KUPD he was going country. It worked, because now I like country. I also remember walking across the street from my parents house when I was very young to the Arabian horse facility on 60th street and Bell to watch the horses.
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Posted: 1/9/2008 11:04:41 PM
"JJ, the King of beepers"

Oh god I had forgotten that. You bastard.

"HAY I'M JAYJAY DA KEENG OF BEEPAHS"!
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Posted: 1/9/2008 11:56:28 PM
... Thought of another one today as I was driving across Phoenix

... How many of you remember as a kid going on a "Shamrock Dairy" or Shamrock Farms tour at that facility near I-17 & what, Thomas or so? They still have that big facility running I see

... When done, you received a 1/2 pint of either chocolate or regular milk (no 2% then). If it was during the summer, you could opt for ice cream

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Posted: 1/10/2008 12:10:24 AM
Did they drop the shamrock off their logo?
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Posted: 1/10/2008 4:04:07 AM

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:

Originally Posted By GONIF:
I recall that a pontiac dealer on 7th street and highland was the one that used the right on the corner right on the price .


Westward Pontiac




the actual saying was: right on the PRICE right on the CORNER of north 7th st. and Highland just a block south of Camelback...

OH MY, i cant believe i remember that after all these yrs.
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... Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on any given packed night, "plumbing" problems
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Posted: 1/12/2008 10:09:10 AM

Originally Posted By Meplat:
"JJ, the King of beepers"

Oh god I had forgotten that. You bastard.

"HAY I'M JAYJAY DA KEENG OF BEEPAHS"!


That wasn't until 1994/1995.

Not really the "old Phoenix".


What is really sad is the damn Audio Express commercials. How many friggen decades do we have to listen to the "ho-ho-ho-HOME of the $1 install."
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Posted: 1/13/2008 2:51:13 PM
Hamburgers and shakes at the Carnation Dairy Restaurant on Central

The Fountains at the old Insurance Bldg on Central

When my mom graduated High School at Phoenix Union HS, PUHS was the ONLY HS in Phoenix at the time.
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Posted: 1/13/2008 3:06:59 PM
When I started HS in Glendale,,the only one around, it covered almost all the way to Luke, most of where Coronado HS is, Alhambra had just been built, and Maryvale was about 3 yrs old.
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