Reimagined Components: Vintage Arizona FVM carwash token and vintage GM key strung on 22" 12mm brass boxcar chain.
Components Found in: Cottonwood AZ & El Segundo CA
~Car wash tokens~
I love that each car wash had its own token. A little keepsake that someone could take pride in. I wish we could go back to a time when things were just made cool for cools sake. People would pay cash for these little treasures and trade them in for a period of time where the water would flow and the soap would bubble.
Few things turn our heads faster than the rev of a powerful engine, or the site of James Dean against his 1953 MG TD sports car or his 1955 Triumph Tiger T110 650 cc motorcycle. Their keys can be incredible symbols of opportunity, possibility, and desire.
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