FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums General Tiki Tulsa, Oklahoma Trade Winds questions?
Remove Highlighting
Tulsa, Oklahoma Trade Winds questions?
tikijackalope
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 821
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2005-01-09 5:48 pm   Permalink

I've just been told that one of my girlfriend's uncles used to play piano at one of the bars in Tulsa's Trade Winds motels "back in the day"...I don't know which Trade Winds yet but another relative tells me it was "the tiki one."
I'm hoping to chat with him in person in the next few weeks and am willing to ask any questions TC'ers may have as to the history of the bar and any people that may have been associated with it.
All that I know of defunct Tulsa tiki can be found here:
http://tulsatvmemories.com/tulstiki.html
It may be awhile before I chat with him but, questions anyone?


 View Profile of tikijackalope Send a personal message to tikijackalope  Email tikijackalope     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
whorton
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 26, 2004
Posts: 42
From: Claremore, OK
Posted: 2009-06-12 12:15 am   Permalink

The "Tiki Nook" restaurant was in the Trade Winds West, which was located at 51st and Peoria (gone now). It was South of the old Camelot motel.

I wish I could tell you more about the place, but there does not seem to be a lot of info available.



This is a 1967 aerial picture of the place. The Highway is I44 (or 66 at the time) and the exit is Peoria. To the lower left of the intersection you can see the Trade Winds West. In the Center of the courtyard, you can see the pool. Almost due north of the pool is the main office and north of that is the sign.


Courtesy Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa
I first saw this image on TulsaTvmemories at:

http://tulsatvmemories.com/tulstiki.html

You can only imagine what the sign looked like in color. You can see a color picture of it on Mikes TulsaTVmemories site. (Which shows both images, one below the other.)

There was an identical sign at the Trade winds motor inn that was located at I35-I40 junction in Oklahoma city. (It opened jan 20, 1970) . . unfortunately, the beautiful neon sign was replaced with a cheap plastic one several years ago.

[ This Message was edited by: whorton 2009-06-12 01:50 ]


 View Profile of whorton Send a personal message to whorton  Email whorton     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
8FT Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2009-06-14 12:18 pm   Permalink

Ouch, I didn't know that that corner was where it used to be. If I remember from my last visit to Tulsa (2006), isn't there a grocery store there now? Albertsons perhaps. And a Braums ice cream shop too I think. Hardly a decent replacement. That old Camelot hotel was just rotting away year after year. Is is still there today or did they finally take it down?
_________________
I once was lost.....but now I'm found.....


 
View Profile of 8FT Tiki Send a personal message to 8FT Tiki  Email 8FT Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
whorton
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 26, 2004
Posts: 42
From: Claremore, OK
Posted: 2009-06-17 7:38 pm   Permalink

Well, I hate to break it to you. .. . They tore the Camelot down last year. Right now (June 09) its an empty lot. After the highway is widened, we can expect a nice new QUICK TRIP!

As for the Old Trade Winds West. . . It's all gone. . There is a building on the site, but its not well identified. . .nor sure but me thinks it a plumbing supply or something.

Ain't progress great?

At least Tiki has a calming influence on the masses. .


 
View Profile of whorton Send a personal message to whorton  Email whorton     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
8FT Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2009-08-11 12:09 pm   Permalink

Just found a few matchbooks that are from the Trade Winds in Oklahoma. Two of these are from the OK City location exclusively, the other mentions Tulsa also. Just wanted to add the pics here.




_________________
I once was lost.....but now I'm found.....


 
View Profile of 8FT Tiki Send a personal message to 8FT Tiki  Email 8FT Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
uncle trav
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1799
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2009-08-12 1:05 pm   Permalink

Here's a matchbook from my collection.






_________________
"Anyone who has ever seen them is thereafter haunted as if by a feverish dream" Karl Woermann


 
View Profile of uncle trav Send a personal message to uncle trav      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
LOL Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 06, 2007
Posts: 932
From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2009-08-12 1:37 pm   Permalink

That's a nice one!

 
View Profile of LOL Tiki Send a personal message to LOL Tiki  Email LOL Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
8FT Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2009-11-15 09:41 am   Permalink



Just ran across this elongated postcard and there hadn't been one added to the thread yet so here it is.
_________________
I once was lost.....but now I'm found.....


 
View Profile of 8FT Tiki Send a personal message to 8FT Tiki  Email 8FT Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11193
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-11-15 12:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-08-11 12:09, 8FT Tiki wrote:
Just found a few matchbooks that are from the Trade Winds in Oklahoma.





Dang, I had missed this post before: Thank you 8FT, for identifying the origin of the MALIHINI which I had pictured in Tiki Modern on page 247 --the menu had NO address or clue to its location in it, I always wondered. Now if someone could find the heritage of the mysterious Tiki Ti menu on page 99...


 
View Profile of bigbrotiki Send a personal message to bigbrotiki  Goto the website of bigbrotiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
8FT Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2010-10-24 5:32 pm   Permalink

Maybe some day this topic will be moved to the Locating Tiki Forum. Until then, I will keep adding my finds here. There were 4 locations for this chain and the following items mention all four. I wish the playing cards had a better image on them but alas they are just like the box shows. I really like the hotel sign. I hope we get a nice night time shot of it all lit up added here one day!






_________________
I once was lost.....but now I'm found.....


 
View Profile of 8FT Tiki Send a personal message to 8FT Tiki  Email 8FT Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
TIKIBOSKO
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 323
Posted: 2013-08-11 2:15 pm   Permalink

Hello all, I just came across some Trade Winds paper, but when I got it home I realized it wasn't the Tulsa location? It says it was in Clinton Oklahoma 2130 Gary Freeway, maybe it was the same place and the name of the town changed but this place has a bowling alley which I didn't notice in the other locations?





 
View Profile of TIKIBOSKO Send a personal message to TIKIBOSKO  Goto the website of TIKIBOSKO     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Bay Park Buzzy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2848
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-08-11 4:57 pm   Permalink

I like how they use "Background Music" as a selling point.

This doesn't answer any questions, but I'll lump it here with all the other Trade Winds stuff:

Ashtray:


Buzzy Out!
_________________


 View Profile of Bay Park Buzzy Send a personal message to Bay Park Buzzy  Email Bay Park Buzzy Goto the website of Bay Park Buzzy     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
8FT Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2013-09-11 3:57 pm   Permalink

Just adding a different matchbook find. They seem to get more boring as the Best Western Chain decided to leave off the uniqueness of the hotels and made them sterile and corporate. Yawn,,,,Progress!




_________________
I once was lost.....but now I'm found.....


 
View Profile of 8FT Tiki Send a personal message to 8FT Tiki  Email 8FT Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation