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Final Goodbye to Kona Lanes~Costa Mesa, CA
Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-22 07:00 am   Permalink

I drive by the old site all the time, so it just came to mind
sorry if these photos are elsewhere...

Way back when...





That's Crazy Al & Lapu Rocker on the very last day of bowling at Kona Lanes





I just found this on the net, when they had band night at Kona Lanes...







 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-02-22 07:09 am   Permalink

Better days! What's there, now?

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-22 07:22 am   Permalink

Just this....





 
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Luckydesigns
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2013-02-22 09:22 am   Permalink

Actually the lot is totally razed and graded now. Not even those 1960s rock walls that stood in the parking lot are there any more.
The only trace left of Kona Lanes are the old palms that they have pulled up and grouped in the middle of the lot, probably to be replanted.

Still bums me out.
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-02-22 09:49 am   Permalink

Well, doesn't that just suck!? I drove by the remnants of Premier Lanes in Santa Fe Springs last trip. What a great sign that is!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-02-22 2:44 pm   Permalink

How come there are no pics of the exterior of the building in this thread !? I don't have much, and my scanner that had the slide function does not work with my current laptop anymore, so I took some shots with a hand slide viewer in front of my ol' Canon G9...kinda worked:



The place had some seriously jetting outriggers! Took these in 1996, tried to get my Buick in the shot, not quite successful:



 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-02-22 2:56 pm   Permalink

What a great building. Is that your Buick, Sven?

 
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Posted: 2013-02-22 3:06 pm   Permalink

It was... I mean it still is, but it's in the process of becoming a barn find in my own garage.

 
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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2013-02-22 3:10 pm   Permalink

I nominate a certain tall, bespeckled Costa Mesa resident to head over and check out what they have at the Costa Mesa Historical Society

Not just for the Kona Lanes but also for the Ala Moana Apts., The Kon Tiki Motel, the Bel Congo Motel and that nursery that was at the end of the 55 and Newport Blvd. right before 19th street with the Eli Headly Tiki out front.

No need to look up the Tahiti Inn though.






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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-22 3:11 pm   Permalink

"It was... I mean it still is, but it's in the process of becoming a barn find in my own garage"

I got a Harley doing the same thing.....

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-22 3:22 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-22 15:10, Bora Boris wrote:
I nominate a certain tall, bespeckled Costa Mesa resident to head over and check out what they have at the Costa Mesa Historical Society

Not just for the Kona Lanes but also for the Ala Moana Apts., The Kon Tiki Motel, the Bel Congo Motel and that nursery that was at the end of the 55 and Newport Blvd. right before 19th street with the Eli Headly Tiki out front.






(With my best Southern Belle voice) Are you talking about little 'ol me, sir?
That's close by, I think a visit to the CMHS might be in order, it has been awhile since I have contributed
some "Good Stuff".....


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-02-22 3:26 pm   Permalink





 
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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2013-02-22 3:33 pm   Permalink



 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-02-22 3:39 pm   Permalink

ATP, are you bespeckled? I think there's a cream that will clear that up!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-22 3:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks Big K, I will get some

 
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