Studio City, California: Giant Hand Car Wash

Giant hand holding aloft car and sign -- though it was taller before a local sign ordinance prevailed.

Studio City Car Wash

Address:
11514 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA
Directions:
Studio City Car Wash on Ventura Blvd., 1 block east of Colfax Avenue.
Phone:
818-980-8999
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Giant Hand Car Wash

The Hand is still there, but appears to be shortened both at the wrist and at the top of the sign, judging from the other (older) photo posted. The car also appears darker, likely due to smog and general age. We did not get our car washed, but still a fun sight!

[Kellie Parker, 12/26/2005]
Giant Hand crushed by local signage laws

Local sign zoning laws have prevailed against a 26-foot tall giant hand holding a pink Corvette. Studio City Hand Car Wash, on the 11500 block of Ventura Boulevard, has been battling with city officials and residents for two years since it erected the sign without a permit....

[04/08/2001] Complete News Story

Hand Car Wash.

Giant Hand Holding Car

Here is an unusual car wash sign. I think the pink Thunderbird [or is it a Corvette?] held aloft is the icing on the cake, so to speak. Makes Studio City look as glamorous as it sounds. If a Muffler Man had a hand that size, how tall would he be?

[Claudette Bergere, 04/13/2000]
Giant hand attacked by local sign ordnance

A new landmark in Studio City, CA, is under attack by the locals. It is a twenty foot high fiberglass hand holding a sponge and a full size Corvette....

[07/25/1999] Complete News Story


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