Eastside Wheels: Fueling up before a Sunday cruise

Photo by C.J. Salgado

Aztec touch/C.J. Salgado

The sight of a classic Chevy being fueled at the corner of Whittier and Atlantic Boulevard in East L.A.  caught the attention of C.J. Salgado. He took some photos and got some details from the owner:

Caught a beautiful 1951 Chevy Deluxe, of “True Memories” car club, loading up on octane this morning. Driver “Javier”explained it was a two-year project to restore it, plus inking on an impressive Aztec warrior onto the trunk door. After the quick pit stop, time for a nice Sunday drive down Whittier Blvd.

Eastside Wheels is devoted to the classic cars, bikes, skateboards and other eye-catching vehicles that roam the streets and sidewalks of the Eastside. Send in your photos and details to hello@theEastsiderLA.com


  1. sweet ride!

  2. Niiiice … stuff like this will make you miss SoCal

  3. I just showed this article to my brother JAVIER SALAZAR (Owner) of this 1951 Chevy Deluxe. He was “THRILLED” to see it in The Eastsider’s . As a member of the TRUE MEMORIES Car Club of So. Cal.
    It has been honored to Cruise down Whittier Blvd. in the East Los Angeles Christmas Parade. Including the Pomona Holiday Christmas parade among others.

    True Memories Car Club of So. Cal also participates in an annual “TOY FOR TOTS” Car club show.

    Javier Salazar a resident of East Los Angeles, Ca and a Garfield High School Alumni – Class of 1978

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