Cruising Van Nuys Blvd. in the late 1970s Blog

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Photo Galleries #13 and #14 Posted

Photo Galley #13 and Photo Gallery #14, each containing 12 images, have been added to the site. This brings the total number of photos posted to 168 (with still more to come as time permits to work on them). While not all of the photos are the best, many people are looking to see if there is a shot of them or their vehicles in the collection so we are trying to post all of the acceptable ones that we can.

New Website Design

In an effort to make this site a little easier to navigate, we have redesign this website where the menu to various pages now appears at the top of each page. Additionally, we have removed the Terms and Conditions popup window from the Home page (as well as some others) so people can read what the site is all about before delving deeper into the site (note: the Terms and Conditions “Agree” or “Decline” popup is still present on our Photo Gallery pages). In the past, we have found that several people have downloaded our photographs and use them without our permission (sometimes attempting to alter the image by removing the copyright to make it seem like their own). Overall, we feel that one of the values of these photographs is to maintain their integrity of location, place, and time that reflects a very special meaning to many of us. One last thing, more photos will be posted soon!

Website reopened and new features

Unfortunately, we had to take this website offline for the last week due to an Admin of a Facebook Group who took a photo off this site and posted it in violation our copyright by removing the watermark and sepia toning the image without permission. Here at PAST, INC. (the owners and operators of this site), we feel that it is important to maintain the location, context, and ownership of the photographs contained in our Photo Galleries. As such, we have taken additional steps on this website to protect this. One of these steps include an overlay of our Terms and Conditions that you must Agree or Decline to before viewing our Photo Galleries (other measures have also been taken). As a member of our “Cruising Van Nuys Blvd. in the late 1970s” Facebook Group put it “It’s our heritage” and we fully intend to enforce our copyright on the photographs and website vigorously by any and all legal means.

While these alterations were being made to the site, we also added a new page to the Stories section of the website called “Other Memories”. This is a page for people who would like to share their stories and photographs of cruising The Blvd. These shared memories do not necessarily have to be from the late 1970s, as we would like to further expand the history of this famous and well remembered activity. Materials appropriate for this page would be things like stories about your cruising experiences, photos of your cars or vans (please include the make, model, and year), clubs, and all other associated things. If you are interested in contributing to this page, please use our Contact page to send in your materials.

Photo Galleries #11 and #12 Posted

Photo Galley #11 and Photo Gallery #12, each containing 12 images, have been added to the site. This brings the total number of photos posted to 144 (with still more to come as time permits to work on them). While not all of the photos are the best, many people are looking to see if there is a shot of them or their vehicles in the collection so we are trying to post all of the acceptable ones that we can.

Photo Galleries #9 and #10 Posted

Photo Galley #9 and Photo Gallery #10, each containing 12 images, have been added to the site. This brings the total number of photos posted to 120 (still more to come). While not all of the photos are the best, many people are looking to see if there is a shot of them or their vehicles in the collection so we are trying to post all of the acceptable ones that we can. Enjoy!

Photo Galleries #7 and #8 Posted

Photo Galley #7 and Photo Gallery #8, each containing 12 images, have been added to the site. This brings the total number of photos posted to 96 (still more to come). While not all of the photos are the best, many people are looking to see if there is a shot of them or their vehicles are in the collection so we are trying to post all of the acceptable ones that we can. Enjoy!

Facebook commenting and a share button has been added to the site

A new Facebook social media plugin has been added to the Home page of this site that will allow you to make comments on the site. While you will have to login to Facebook to leave a comment, you have the choice to leave the comment on the Home page only or to also post it to Facebook. Additionally, we have added Facebook Like and Share buttons to most of the pages. We thank you for all of your support and hope that you are enjoying the site.

Photo Galleries #5 and #6 Posted

Photo Gallery #5 and Photo Gallery #6, each containing 12 images, have been added to the site along with some other minor modifications to the site.

Two New Photos Galleries added

Photo Gallery #3 and Photo Gallery #4, each containing 12 images, have been added to the site. Additional galleries will be added soon.

Photo Gallery #2 Posted

A second photo gallery of 12 images has been added to the site, along with some other updated text, etc.

Draft Version of the Site Posted

While not finished by any means, this upload of the site contains the first photo gallery of 12 photographs, our Forum Board, and other features to the site have been added. For the most part, this draft has been posted for comments and suggestions.

Site Framework posted

The framework of this site has been posted to our server for testing and other purposes. We have about 500 photographs to process (the best of these will be posted soon in photo galleries as time permits) and other information to format. In additional to our original material, we also plan on including reader contributions such as personal stories, other photos, and links on this site. If you would like to be notified when the site is more complete (estimated to be sometime in the 2nd Quarter of 2017), please free to send us a message using our Contact page.