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Moebius Models 0935 1:87 Mel's Drive-in (HO Scale)

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Mel's Drive-In is an American restaurant chain founded in 1947 by Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs in San Francisco, California.

In October 1963, the Mel's Drive In chain was picketed and subjected to a sit-in by the Ad Hoc Committee to End Discrimination over the fact that while the restaurant would serve food to African Americans and hired them as cooks, they were not allowed to work "up front" where they could be seen by white customers. More than 100 protesters were arrested. The picketing ended when Harold Dobbs settled with the protesters and began to allow black workers "up front"

In 1972, the restaurant was selected as a feature location by George Lucas for his 1973 film American Graffiti. The prominent play given to the location has been credited with saving the company from possibly going out of business. The Mel's used was located in San Francisco.

Consists of 64 plastic parts and numerous 4 colour printed pieces for all of the interior details.

If you're a fan of the American Graffiti series, this one is a must have. It is scaled in 1/87 so it will also fit into any HO scale railroad setting.

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