Thursday, December 20, 2007

Autopia at Night, circa 1958

Here's an unusual photo of the Autopia at night. I based the 1958 date on the fact that in another photo from this lot (posted long ago, see below) you can see rather a lot of construction going on in the background, presumably for the Matterhorn/Submarines/Monorail. Perhaps this is actually from early 1959...anyway, not much to say about it except that I love it for its vintage quality. I guess the headlights didn't work? Or maybe they just weren't working this night.

Rather than link back to my original post of this slide, I decided to rescan it and futz around with it in Photoshop to bring the colors back to a more pleasing result (both of these slides have turned magenta). Check out the piles of lumber and other evidence of massive construction!


thepicklebarrel said...

wow! neat nite shot...never seen one of those!

Unknown said...

Wonderful shots. I can't imagine driving without the center rails. All those busted teeth!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I heard the head lights only worked on the protypes, but they were still installed on the Mark I's anyway, just no wiring! These are great, rare night shot (I can hear the sizzle from the flash bulb!) It that grease all over the road in the second picture? Or is the pavment breaking apart? Either way, bad show!

Thanks for these!