The 1933 Group’s cocktail haunt Oldfield’s replaced Saints and Sinners just over a year ago, giving Culver City a cool new place to hang out with good drinks and a great early 20th-century look. Named for legendary race-car driver Barney Oldfield, the first man to hit 60-mph on a circular track and developer of Firestone’s Oldfield tire, the lounge debuted a new mural dedicated to Oldfield and his famous 200-horse power, 1910 Blitzen Benz on Sunday. Painted by Daniel Winter, the mural now graces the east side of the bar. Funnily enough, the German-born Oldfield, who’s buried in Culver City’s Holy Cross Cemetery, eventually left racing himself to open a Downtown L.A. saloon named The Old Crow on Spring Street. 1933 just happens to have its own a bar named Thirsty Crow in Silver Lake.
A salute to racer Barney Oldfield Photo: Tatiana Arbogast