Phil Aynsley visits the Rock Store outside of L.A.
There are some places that motorcyclists tend to hang out at. On a large scale, the Isle of Man for instance. On a somewhat smaller scale the Ace Cafe in London or the Rock Store in the hills just out of LA are famous examples.
I took these shots of a typical Sunday afternoon’s gathering at the Rock Store on my way to the airport and wouldn’t you know it, as I was driving off Jay Leno was driving in…
The building is constructed from volcanic rock, hence the name and used to have a hot springs (and bootleg booze) that attracted the movie-star set back during the Depression and Prohibition. Before that it was a stagecoach stop. bought the store in 1961 after moving from Pittsburgh and set it up as the local grocery store. Things just happened from there…
Ed died in 2012 but Vern still keeps a sharp eye on things from her table in the restaurant.
The Rock Store – 30354 Mulholland Highway, Cornell, CA
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