Old Auto Accidents in Fresno (1960 – 1966)

Old Auto Accidents in Fresno were taken by the talented Lance Nix, whose pictures of Vietnam are wonderful. These were freelance pictures taken for Fresno’s newspaper, the Fresno Bee, from about 1960 through to about 1966.

 

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

1957 Chevy after taking on a 1964 Chevy.

Old Auto accidents in Fresno 1966

Ralph Nader’s favorite car. On U.S.Highway 99 in Fresno, California.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California


1964 Chevy after encountering a 1957 Chevy.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

Old Tollhouse Grade Aug 1966–06
This Austin Healey 100 lost it in a curve while racing my Triumph TR-4 down Fresno County’s infamous Tollhouse Grade back in 1966. Thanks to a full roll-bar the driver walked away with only minor injuries.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

28 OCT 1961 @ Fresno St & Belmont Ave–
An old GMC flatbed truck versus a 1956 Ford Fairlane 4-door sedan in Fresno, California. Taken with my Mamiyaflex. (a scanned negative)

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

20 March 1964 – Merced & P Street Fresno CA
A 1961 Ford Galaxie 4-door in old Fresno near the downtown area.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

Tulare & Minniwawa Fresno circa 1965–06
A 1962 Chevrolet Impala, single car roll-over accident in 1965 in east Fresno, California.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

Ventura & Cedar Fresno circa 1965–05
A 1957 Buick Special, single car accident in 1965 at Ventura & Cedar Ave, Fresno, California. An unmarked 1965 Chevy police cruiser front left in picture with a police officer visible thru the cars rear door window.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

1200 Block Blackstone Fresno in about 1965
This car is a near new 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass at Blackstone and Olive in Fresno, California, in about 1965.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

At Inyo & B Street in Fresno on 21 March 1964
A Renault Dauphine in a single car accident at Inyo & B Streets in Fresno, California, in 1964.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

At Hazelwood & Ventura in Fresno on 22 March 1964
A 1957 Ford Fairlane involved in an evening accident in Fresno, California, in 1964.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

At the Gateway Market in Fresno on 21 March 1964
Parking lot collision, 1962 Chrysler New Yorker vs 1957 Chevrolet, at the Gateway Market on the north side of West Belmont Avenue in Fresno, California, on March 21st, 1964. A 1964 Ford Custom police cruiser in the background.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

At Olive and Blackstone in Fresno, California, in about 1964
A 1959 Chevrolet, evening accident the intersection of Olive and Blackstone in Fresno, California, in about 1964.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

At Fresno & R Streets in Fresno on 02 Apr 1964
This 1948 Plymouth hit a 1955 Buick Century before taking out this street light in Fresno, California, in 1964. See other pictures of this series.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

Before cell phones there was FRIED CHICKEN – 02 Apr 1964–04. Check out the fried chicken on the floor. At Fresno & R Streets in Fresno, California, a 1955 Buick Century collided with a 1948 Plymouth in Fresno, California, in 1964.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

At Fresno & R Streets in Fresno on 02 Apr 1964
This 1948 Plymouth collided witht a 1955 Buick Century before taking out this street light in 1964 in Fresno, California.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

McKinley at Van Ness in Fresno, California, in sbout 1964 just a couple blocks south of Fresno City College.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

In old Fresno a couple blocks south of Fresno City College in California’s San Joaquin Valley in about 1964.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

Cherry & Jensen Fresno-early-1960s

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

The famous 1961 Chevy Impala “Bubble Top Coupe” on the main drag of old Fresno in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

A 1956 Oldsmobile two-door. The Economy Market in the background.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

A battered bug.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

A fine example of side-ways parking. One of the many shots I got “ambulance chasing” with a police scanner during my youth.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

A classic 1955 Pontiac station wagon caught on the mean streets of Fresno. (San Joaquin Valley, California)

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

A 1957 Chevy 2-door.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

This week’s One of a Kind special at Friendly Fred’s Fine Used Cars.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California


About a 1955 Oldsmobile 2-door.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

A literal interpretation of the old saying “Hit the Hay” as seen in Fresno County, California.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California


1964 Chevy after encountering a 1957 Chevy.

Fresno accidents automobilems cars 1960s California

This classic Chevy woodie wagon almost made it into one of Fresno’s many irrigation canals back in the early 1960’s.

 

See Lance Nix and his pictures of Vietnam and more.