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So-Cal Speed Shop

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The So-Cal Speed Shop is a specialty parts shop for hot rods, specializing in cars built in the 1940s. It offers parts online, as well as a number of retail stores in the western United States and one in Canada. The headquarters is located in Pomona, California.

Originally built in 1946, it was one of the first hot rod parts stores to open in Southern California. Founder Alex Xydias opened the shop on Olive Avenue in Burbank, California on March 3, 1946, the same day he was discharged from the Army Air Force. Xydias's first idea to open the speed shop came while watching a street race in San Fernando Valley during a furlough from the Army Air Forces. Xydias' shop offered only parts; no mechanical work was done. After his year lease was up, Xydias moved to 1104 South Victory Boulevard.

The So-Cal Speed Shop is a specialty parts shop for hot rods, specializing in cars built in the 1940s. It offers parts online, as well as a number of retail stores in the western United States and one in Canada. The headquarters is located in Pomona, California.

Originally built in 1946, it was one of the first hot rod parts stores to open in Southern California. Founder Alex Xydias opened the shop on Olive Avenue in Burbank, California on March 3, 1946, the same day he was discharged from the Army Air Force. Xydias's first idea to open the speed shop came while watching a street race in San Fernando Valley during a furlough from the Army Air Forces. Xydias' shop offered only parts; no mechanical work was done. After his year lease was up, Xydias moved to 1104 South Victory Boulevard.

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