A baby-blue 1955 Ford meets an untimely demise at the prow of northbound
Metropolitan Transit Authority (ex-Pacific Electric) blimp interurban
no. 1537 at the intersection of American Avenue and 16th Street in Long
Beach on January 11, 1959, around 3:30 PM.
Bandaged, limping, the result of an auto smashup as they were on their way to the marriage license bureau - well, it made no difference to Byron A. Maxan, of Oakland, Calif., and pretty Helen A. Keyser, now Mrs. Maxan. They got their license and were married - even though they looked like this when the preacher performed the ceremony.