Re: c.1960 Video of the 49-Mile Drive

08/22/20 - posted by denny

The cars give some clues as to the date of the filming. I spotted numerous 1961 cars at different places in the film. And at the 00:15 mark, there is what appears to be a 1962 Chrysler driving south toward the Golden Gate Bridge. At the 18:38 mark there is a 1963 Chevrolet northbound on Third Street, preparing to cross Market. The 1963 cars were introduced in the preceding fall, so based on the available evidence, I think we can conclude that the filming was not done before the fall of 1962, and may well have been done sometime in 1963.

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