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Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Tahiti Motel, Wildwood Crest, NJ (motel)
Tahiti Motel, Wildwood Crest, NJ (motel)
Mo-Eye
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Joined: May 17, 2006
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From: Taboo Island, USA
Posted: 2009-11-04 03:39 am   Permalink

Name:Tahiti Motel
Type:motel
Street:7411 Atlantic Avenue
City:Wildwood Crest
State:NJ
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:




 
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Mo-Eye
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Joined: May 17, 2006
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From: Taboo Island, USA
Posted: 2009-11-04 04:04 am   Permalink

I thought this one deserved a place in Locating - one of my favorite signs! Opened in 1963 and was torn down December 2004. There were a lot of images on the web.

Motel in all its original glory


Swimming Pool


Balcony


Night Shot


Room Interior


Brochure


Postcard


De-evolution of the motel and sign


Even worse





Sign finally on the ground


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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2009-11-04 04:57 am   Permalink

now where is that sign?? i wanna buy it and hang it on the back of my garage all lit up so i can see it from my tiki room......

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-11-04 07:28 am   Permalink

Mo-Eye,

Nice photo research.

You forgot to inlcude Sabu's $100 postcard.



(see Tiki Modern page 302)

DC


 
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Mo-Eye
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From: Taboo Island, USA
Posted: 2009-11-04 12:07 pm   Permalink

I saw the thread about his $100 postcard, but didn't know what it looked like.

Thanks DC!
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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2009-11-04 5:50 pm   Permalink

I love this place, it's a classic. I would also like to buy that sign if i had the chance.

According to the book "Doo Wop Motels" by Kirk Hastings, The Tahiti is regarded as one of the best examples of Polynesian architecture in the Wildwoods. The Wildwoods being a series of 4 towns on a seven mile barrier Island close to the southern end of the state.

Mo, you picked some fantastic pictures for this post, good job.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-11-19 12:02 am   Permalink

Thanks Mo-Eye for getting this thread started with the nice images and history.

I guess it's about time I got around to posting a nice scan of that famous $100 postcard. Here it is:


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-11-19 11:54 am   Permalink

Admittedly, this stellar image deserved a better spot than in the translation section in Tiki Modern, but the horizontal wide shot of the place won out for representing the "drive-to-Tahiti" concept more fittingly.

 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-11-19 12:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-11-19 00:02, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
I guess it's about time I got around to posting a nice scan of that famous $100 postcard. Here it is:



Finally, the $100 baby in all its glory!

Thanks for the post Sabu.

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-06-11 4:12 pm   Permalink

Here is the $3 postcard with the dame view that Mo Eye posted, sans the watermark.



And I spotted this ashtray from the Tahiti Motel with a quizzical looking Tiki figure.




DC


 
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