Gold Mine's wall of fame changes with the times... Even Michael Jackson made an appearance for a spell.
Happy 40th Anniversary (VW) Gold Mine!
Ralph Chase and crew have been working on Volkswagens in the same location since October, 1973.
September 17, 2013
Way back in October 1973, Ralph Chase opened the doors of VW Gold Mine in downtown Whittier, California. Little did he know that he would still be in the same location, still working on Volkswagens, forty years later. To help celebrate this special occasion, Gold Mine will have a two-day open house, party, BBQ, show-n-shine on Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, 2013. Their address is: 7016 Pickering Ave., Whittier Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. Their phone number is (562) 693-0419.
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