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[*] posted on 5-9-2020 at 06:37 PM
Photos from 1962 Automobile Club of California


I want it to be my job to drive Baja with the AAA's "Mapping Unit"! Here are some old photos from the Log of Baja California Mexico by the Automobile Club of Southern California (1962)


Near Laguna Chalapa - A Choice of Roads - Mapping Unit


There Are Many Miles of Rocky Road to La Purisma


Negotiating the River on the Way to La Purisma


Road Between San Quintin and El Rosario


Towering Cardon


Two Views of the Road to Bahia de Los Angeles


Road to Punta San Francisquito


Loreto Mission


Mission El Rosario


Mission San Borja


Mission San Luis Gonzaga - An Empty Shell


Mission Santa Rosalia de Mulege


Cabo San Lucas - the Tip of the Peninsula





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[*] posted on 5-9-2020 at 06:55 PM


That was fun, Thanks:o



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[*] posted on 5-9-2020 at 06:57 PM


Love the old books and their look back in time!
Thanks for sharing Geoffff.




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[*] posted on 5-9-2020 at 09:03 PM


Amazing find! Love those pictures, can you imagine the adventure?
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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 05:56 AM


Thanks ! Great old pics . :bounce:
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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 05:59 AM


Thanks so much. Boy I would had Loved to been there then. Great Old Pictures.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 06:42 AM


Anyone know what kind of vehicles those are? I am guessing International Harvester Travelall but maybe GMC?

I have noticed on the later AAA maps some of the roads shown on earlier maps are deleted, leaving a blank space. They actually drove those roads and some of them may have been washed out, or they were just saying "Don't go there".
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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 06:47 AM


I think Chevy Carryalls?

There are two different Carryalls in the old photos (different trips?): Here are photos of some of the models: http://www.langdalefamily.com/suburbanhistory5.html



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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 06:52 AM


The later maps that erased roads shown on earlier editions or showed good roads as poor roads, were the result of feedback by AAA members who expected better. Rather than tell these wusses to toughen up, they appeased their complaints. It was a legal office decision to avoid lawsuits! [This from a former AAA cartographer]



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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 06:55 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaric  
Anyone know what kind of vehicles those are? I am guessing International Harvester Travelall but maybe GMC?

I have noticed on the later AAA maps some of the roads shown on earlier maps are deleted, leaving a blank space. They actually drove those roads and some of them may have been washed out, or they were just saying "Don't go there".




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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 10:42 AM
1962 roads


In 1962 i road my harley-davidson MC to La Pas. It took 6 days.
The roads were bad but passable if you went slow.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 11:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by nandopedal  
Quote: Originally posted by bajaric  
Anyone know what kind of vehicles those are? I am guessing International Harvester Travelall but maybe GMC?

I have noticed on the later AAA maps some of the roads shown on earlier maps are deleted, leaving a blank space. They actually drove those roads and some of them may have been washed out, or they were just saying "Don't go there".




1963 Chevrolet panel van.


the Sub with the eyebrows is either a '60 or '61, the other Carryall is a '62 I believe.....badazz trucks!:yes:
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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 11:57 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
Quote: Originally posted by nandopedal  
Quote: Originally posted by bajaric  
Anyone know what kind of vehicles those are? I am guessing International Harvester Travelall but maybe GMC?

I have noticed on the later AAA maps some of the roads shown on earlier maps are deleted, leaving a blank space. They actually drove those roads and some of them may have been washed out, or they were just saying "Don't go there".




1963 Chevrolet panel van.


the Sub with the eyebrows is either a '60 or '61, the other Carryall is a '62 I believe.....badazz trucks!:yes:

I'm probably wrong, but wouldn't the dual headlights be a GMC, or was that only 63-65?
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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 12:08 PM


The Suburban link that DK posted shows the 60, and 61 Chevy models with dual headlights, and the 62 with single. lights.



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[*] posted on 5-10-2020 at 12:14 PM


This restored 1963 panel van looks similar, but grill is slightly different.
All the different models share the same crease in the sheet metal along the side, cool feature to increase strength, back when sheet metal was included in the design and also to add panache --

that would be slick rig for Baja in the 4x4 version.



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