According to Larry Watson the term Seaweed Flames came about when Al Lazarus and a buddy painted Al Lazarus' 1955 Chevrolet black in his backyard. The paint got a couple of flaws in it, and since he didn't want to repaint it, he asked Larry Watson if he could cover them up. Larry applied some sliver metallic flames on the car. The flames had black and and green toner in them, silver tips and gold striping. The car was painted around the time that the movie the Creature from the Black Lagoon came out. So when Lazarus cruised the front row of Grisinger's Drive-In in Long Beach that night a guy yelled out : "Look at all the seaweed on that car". Lasaruz car was then known as the Seaweed Wagon.
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