CAL-RODS MEMBERS CARS
To give our Web Site viewers a flavor of the beautiful Classic cars owned by CAL-RODS Car Club Members, the photos below will feature some of the cars with a description. This is a page in progress. Additional cars are added periodically so check back to view more pictures.
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Laura Allen (Description coming soon)
Alex and Martha Amescua (Description coming soon)
Joe and Laura Ammirato
1946 Ford 2-Door Sedan in taos turquoise and custom tweed upholstery, 350 Chevy engine, 350 3-speed transmission, Ford 9” rear end, wheels are stock 15” Steelies with Ford caps and beauty rings. Joe bought his car 5 years ago from our favorite dealer Charlie “T” (another satisfied customer). Joe has done some upgrades and put in a new trannie. The car is a real driver with air conditioning, smooth ride, and no problems. They have gone on several vacations with the 46 Ford. including 800 and 600 mile runs. Joe wants to let all the Ford people know that the Chevy engine was in the car when he bought it.
Tom and Becky Atkins
32 ford, 2 door sedan. Featured in Grand National Car Show in 2012.
Don and Kathy Babbit
1940 ford deluxe coupe. LT1GN2 engine,400 R trans, 9 inch ford rear end, AC, PS, PB, American Torq thrust wheels, independent suspension.
Ron and Kathie Backe (Description coming soon)
1940 Ford Deluxe, 302 V-8, 600 CFM Holley, Custom ceramic headers, RV Cam, C-4, Mustang II front end, Mustang power bucket seats.
1956 Volkswagon, 200+HP 2332cc Volkswagon engine, MSD ignition, 48 IDA Weber carbs, beefed close ratio drag transmission, restored body and interior, European bumpers, mag wheels.
1960 Ford Starliner, 11,865 original miles, 292 Y-Block V8, Fordamatic, AM Radio, All original except wheels & tires.
Robert and Ardith Bayles (Description coming soon)
Art and Pauline Bereuter (Description coming soon)
Doug and Anne Bithell
55 Pontiac Chieftain Engine 400cu in Pontiac 72 Vintage Trans:2-speed Hydro. Stock rear end. American wheels. Upholstery is tan with built-in console.
Doug and Anne Bithell
1981 Delorean, Volovo/Renalult PVR, stock automatic transmission, black leather interior.
Danny and Karen Blanton
1953 Ford F-100 Engine is 302 Ford, C-4 Transmission, 9” Ford rear end, stock front end, saw blade wheels, gray cloth upholstery.
1929 Ford Model A, 351 Windsor from a Crown Vic. Mustang 5-speed trans, 9” Ford rear end with ladder bars and coil overs. All steel body with the soft top removed and finished with steel.
Deno Borghi (Museum - Description coming soon)
Mark and Nancy Bower
1939 Chevy Deluxe 2 door Sedan, Mustang II front clip with rack & pinion steering & power disc brakes, 89 Chevy LT 350 engine with Edelbrock manifold & carburetor, 8" Ford rear end.
Chris Branam (Description coming soon)
Mike and Linda Breatore
1937 Jaguar Replica. Ford Mustang 2.8L V6, C4 transmission. Ford Capri running gear. Built in 1982. Kit by Antique and Classic Automotive. Jaguar XKS wheels with knock off spindles, Jaguar mirrors, Ford model A tail lights, 1934 Ford headlights.
Mike and Linda Breatore
1954 Dodge Town Panel, 360ci engine, 727 transmission, front clip; Volarre with Fat Man drop spindles, 360 crate motor, 300+HP Holly.
Mike and Linda Breatore
1968 Ford Fairlane 500 Convertible, 302 Ci., 4 bbl Carburetor, C-4 transmission, aluminum intake with exhaust headers, 8” @ 279.1 rear end, suspension lowered 2”.
Gary and Marilin Brewer
1940 Ford Deluxe 350 Chevy Engine & Trans
Tom and Marilyn Bruner
1934 Ford Deluxe Tudor, 383 Chevy with Turbo 350 transmission, Mustang II front with disc/drum brakes. Ford rear end. Weld wheels.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, engine is 383 custom built by Rick King Speed Engineering, 400 Turbo with a 3400 stall speed by Chino Hills Transmission, rear end Gm 12 bolt with 4.71 gears built by Henry's Machine Works. Color is 2003 VW Metallic off road grey with pinstripe flames. Irene and her late husband Roger purchased this 57 in 2002. Roger changed the engine & all the running gear deciding on a 383 custom built engine by Rick King’s Speed Engineering & a 700 R4 Trans with a 3200 stall speed converter, built by Toy Shop & a GM 12 bolt with 4.11 gears built by Henry’s Machine Works. After removing 7 colors of paint, they painted her with a 2003 VW metallic off road grey. In 2015, Roger started drag racing at the Irwindale 1/8th mile track. By changing the trans to a 400 turbo with 3400 stall speed by Chino Hills Transmission & making it lighter by taking the hood & front bumper off & taking out the back seat out thus saving 280 pounds, he started running 7.4s with a best run of 7.43 et @91 mph in March of 2018. Then Roger’s got a dream “bucket list” chance to run at Pomona’s 1/4 mile track. On November 17, 2018 at the In & Out 70th anniversary party, Roger ran 11.90 et @113 mph, not bad for a 4000 lb car & an engine that was 14 years old & never opened up, except to change the carb. The next month at Irwindale, Roger was running the car & hit a oil slick or something at half track taking out a timing box. He saw both walls twice, didn't hit a thing but scared him enough that he decided it was time to retire from drag racing (this made Irene very happy).
1962 Ford Thunderbird, 390 engine, Edelbrock 4 Barrel carburetor, full power, 2 door, automatic transmission, fine-tuned by Tom Capt.
1940 Chevrolet Business Coupe, 360 small block Chevy engine, 700rv overdrive transmission, 9” Ford rear end, American disk brakes, tan leather with mohair headliner.
Ernie Caraza (Description coming soon)
Mike and Joan Case
1940 Ford Deluxe Two Door Sedan, 49 blown flathead engine, 5 speed transmission, 8.8” Ford rear end, front end Magnum dropped axle with disc brakes, gray tweed upholstery, wheels are steel with beauty rims.
Terry Cherez (Description coming soon)
CW & KC
1940 Dodge custom coupe 10+ genres, concept frame, suspension, 10-point roll cage, pan/firewall, dash & operations. Drive train; Engine Dodge 8.4 Arrow, transmission 48RE Dodge Cummins, final drive Currie/“Powertrax” 31/9”
Jim and Linda Clark
1957 Studebaker Pickup Truck 350 Chevy engine, 3 speed automatic 350 Turbo transmission, upholstery Saddle Tan high end vinyl, rear end GM 10 bolt 3.08 1 gear ratio, late model Camaro front suspension, A/C, power steering & power windows, tilt wheel, AM/FM Bluetooth stereo system. The truck was shown at the Good Guys Rod And Custom Southeastern Nationals Car show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Georgia Coble (Description coming soon)
Bob and Linda Combe
1942 GMC flatbed dualie. Bob found the truck in a field outside of Boise, Idaho with weeds growing around it, lots of body rust, and needing lots of bodywork. He took the truck apart down to the frame and sent the cab, fenders, etc. out for the needed bodywork and paint. Any places where metal was badly bent or rusted, it was cut out and metal patches were welded in. Bob said “no bondo”. The chrome is all original, refurbished of course. The upholstery is nicely done in black and, in keeping with the all original theme, was kept simple. Bob was meticulous in keeping the rebuild exactly like the original, including finding the molds for the original tires and having duplicates made for the restoration. One of the outstanding appearance features of the truck is the wood work that was done for the bed and the side rails, all hand crafted by Bob. Although a workhorse in its day, it is doubtful this beautiful truck is ever going to haul hay or farm implements again. The original 228 ci OHV engine was rebuilt, the electrical system has the rebuilt original generator and new wiring, but like the original, it remains a 6-volt system. When Bob and Linda took the truck to their very first car show in Solvang, they won Best of Class. This truck is unique with the all original look and meticulous attention to detail.
Tom and Judy Connors
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air , 350/300 HP crate engine, GM 700R4, Vintiques chrome rims with painted centers matching the car with baldy hubcaps, rack and pinion steering, with a ’55 chevy tilt steering column. GM bucket seats in gray fabric, billet instrument cluster/clock panels and vintage air.
1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air. This car is one beautiful ride, but that was not always the case. Doc bought the car in the mid 80’s for $1,500 and it had issues, such as rusted body parts, a fender that was bulging out about 6”, and many more things. The car sat in storage for many years before he could get to work on it. When he did, he worked on it like a mad scientist and after 33 months and some $50,000-$60,000 it was done as the classic beauty it is today. With a full body off restoration, Doc has tubbed the car, modified the frame, built numerous specialized parts, put Glide bucket seats in the rear to look like Corvette seats, and redesigned Ford Taurus seats for the front. It is powered by a 365 Chevy Engine, 5 Speed Richmond manual transmission, and 9” Ford Lincoln rear end. The tan interior, gorgeous red paint, and American wheels make this car a true show stopper. This car was featured in Hot Rod Magazine’s July 2002 issue and has been featured on IN-N-OUT t-shirts.
Vic and Wanda Cunnyngham
1932 Ford Roadster, black with flames, red leather upholstery, Engine: 246 Flathead, trans is 3 speed with Zephyr gears, Banjo rear end, Custom dropped axel front end, wheels are steel with caps. Originally a two-door sedan. Vic removed the sedan body and traded it to the manufacture (Brookville Steel Bodies) for the roadster body that is on it today. The flathead engine is beautifully finished with many parts that Vic built himself. The car has been featured in several car magazines and has won trophies in about every car show it has been in including Bakersfield, Long Beach, Paso Robles, Santa Maria, Del Mar, The Grand National, and lots of local shows.
Vic and Wanda Cunnyngham
1960 Ford Thunderbird in metallic root beer, original 352 Interceptor engine, stock 3 speed transmission, stock rear end and front end, steel wheels with spinner hub cabs, tan marine vinyl upholstery.
Daniel and Roni Diaz
1928 Ford Tudor Sedan hot rod. 350 C.i. Chevy engine, 350 Chevy transmission, Chevy rear end, painted steel rims, gray primer and graphics, upholstery black and white tuck and roll. Daniel was actually looking for a 49, 50, or 51 Ford Shoe Box when he found this 28 Ford and he liked it so he bought it. Daniel would like to pay tribute to Peter Fiorito Jr. the original builder of the car. Peter was quite well known in the hot rod world. He was involved in the informal gathering of the “Doughnut Derelicts” of Huntington Beach Calif. and started a similar group in Las Vegas called the “Doughnut Delinquents”. He also was the founder of “The Road Masters” car club of Las Vegas, Nevada. Daniel had a problem; his car and other cars that Peter built were quite unique and would be recognized so Daniel repainted his car with the grey primer and graphics and created his own identity. Graphics are the Flying Tigers of years past in World War Two, and Daniel’s graphics are a replica of the original ones. He took a picture of a picture of a P-40 Mustang fighter plane and had a photographer print a copy to the exact size of the space he had on his car which he used for a templet. The car has been chopped 3 1/5”inches, body channeled, and the 32-grille shell was copped 1 7/8”. This old-style cool ride gets lots of looks and is fun to drive.
Lee and Emelie Dotson
1940 Ford 2-door sedan, original 95 v-8 engine, and original 3 speed manual transmission, steelie wheels with smooth caps, beauty rings, and original bias whitewall tires, stock rear end, maroon paint and original cloth mohair upholstery. This is just one of three classics they have. Lee has wanted a 40 Ford since he was 15 years old. The way he got it is quite amazing. He had just started looking for a 40 Ford and was at a gas station in Corona when he spotted the Ford pull in. He went over to look at it and there was a for sale sign on the back seat. The owner showed up and Lee asked him if it was for sale. The owner (an attorney from Corona) said “Yes, it is and I was just going put it up for sale.’’ Well with that, Lee went to the attorney’s house, bought it and took it home that day. This car is a classy drive.
Bill and Aileen Dowling
1957 Chevrolet Pick-Up in 2 tone green, gray leather and suede upholstery, 350 cu in Chevrolet engine, Tci 350 transmission, Tci frame, rear end is 9” Ford with 3.70 gears, Coy wheels.
John & Blanca Duran
1947 Ford 4 door deluxe in forest green, tan mohair uphostery. Mercury Flathead engine, stock 3 speed trans, Columbia 2 speed rear end, 4" dropped axel front end, wheels are steel with beauty rims.
David and Karen Easton (Description coming soon)
Bob and Lynn Estrada (Description coming soon)
Art and Lina Fisher
1975 Plymouth Duster. This car started out as a stock 6 cylinder “mom grocery getter.” Although it can still get the groceries, it can get to the store and back a lot faster with the “few” improvements that have been made to it. First, the slant 6 was replaced by a 360 cu in engine, and an Edelbrock performance package was added along with a high capacity radiator to cool the bigger engine. The exhaust flows through Harold Headers into flow master mufflers. The transmission is performance modified with a Hurst floor mounted torqueflite shifter kit. The rear suspension is a Mopar 8 ¼ rear end on leaf performance springs. Wheels are Mopar all chrome Rallye wheels with the front carrying BF Goodrich P215x70R14 and the rear P2x60x15. To stop the car, the front brakes have been converted to disk, with drums on the rear, and all four being boosted. Steering for the car has been upgraded to power. The body is repainted to its original color, sienna metallic with cuda style billboards side striping and a dual snorkel hood scoop has been added to the black matte painted hood. Front and rear bumpers have been moved 2 inches closer to the body which enhances the look and the tail light lenses have been modified. The interior is done in black with the Duster logo on the doors. The front bucket seats are from an unknown source and Art says they’re comfortable, so they stayed. The rest of the interior is restored to stock. All in all, the car is very nicely done.
Don and Cookie Ford
1953 Mercury Monterey in Yosemite Yellow, stock flathead engine, stock automatic transmission, stock rear and front end and wheels, deep brown tweed upholstery, India black top.
Don and Nancy Geer
1937 Ford Cabriolet. A flawless body rides on a beautifully red chassis with all the quality features and components that make for a great cruiser. The substantial power comes from a 350ci LT1 GM matched to an 700R automatic transmission 9” ford chrome rear end. Four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes make for smooth dependable stops. The Billet Specialties wheels are shod with Goodyear Eagle tires, 225/45/R17 front and 235/50/R18 rear making for a perfect ride stance. The interior features beautiful tan and black coverings over comfortable bucket seating divided by a full-length console. The dash houses digital gauges and flows around into the doors. A Boyd Coddington wheel tops the chromed tilt column. The black Hartz canvas top fits perfectly and is highlighted with bright chrome bows and hardware. Finishing the look is the flawless red exterior with just the right amount of chrome.
Norm and Renee Gerwien
1956 Ford F100 big window
1966 Chevy Chevelle Malibu in Aqua Marine Blue Metallic, Engine Crate LS9 with Sanderson shorty ceramic coated headers, Edelbrock 750 carburetor with polished aluminum Edelbrock intake manifold. Also Billet Specialties Zoop hose ends, lots of chrome. Transmission is Turbo 350 with shift kit & B&M trans cooler. Suspension 2” dropped spindles with CPP front disc brakes, stock rear end with chrome cover, wheels 17”X7” Front, 18”X8 Rear, chrome Foose Legends rims. Exhaust Dual Cat Back H Crossover by CGS Motorsports with Flowmaster mufflers. All black seats & carpet and vintage air and retro sound system with Bluetooth. Debbie has been in CAL-RODS nearly since the beginning of the club re-start in the 2000s. She's been involved in the restoration of 28 different cars in 41 years with her late husband Richard. She's a real hot rod girl. Some people say she has 40 wt. oil running through her veins. Debbie’s beautiful Chevelle is a daily driver. It’s been driven to many out of the area car shows.
John and Linda Glass
1955 Chevy 210 2 Door Wagon (Handyman) 350 Chevy engine, 700 R4 Trans, CPP power steering, disc brakes, Heidt dropped spindles, lowered springs, gas shocks, and of course vintage air. The 2 tone charcoal w/silver paint, the upholstery with gray & silver inserts, and American mag wheels.
1961 Ford Galaxie Series 50 Club Victoria, 352 cu in. Fe V8 250 Hp. (5.8 L) engine, factory 4bbl Carburetor, lowered 2.5”, stock cruise-o-matic dual range transmission, rear end 3.00:12 Currie axles, front disc brakes, factor air-conditioning.
1939 Ford Tudor Sedan Deluxe, PT Cruiser Purple with Pearl base coat, all leather beige and gray upholstery with a custom console, 350 Chevy Engine, Mild CAM with Edelbrock carb & manifold, 350 trans, Rear end 8 inch Ford with 300 gears and headers with 2 ½ inch X pipes, front end Mustang 11 with 4 corner air bags.
Kevin and Josie Grasso (Description coming soon)
Greg and Kiki Hahs
“The Freight Train”. 1946 2 ½ ton Chevy heavy duty commercial truck. Engine 1968 426 Hemi with a Mooneyham supercharger mounted behind the cab, transmission 700-R4, rear end Jaguar V12 limited slip, hydro boost brakes. Custom column with 1958 Impala SS steering wheel, Color is Red Baron red by Star Side Design.
1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe. Have you ever heard the song the beach Boys sang, “Little Deuce Coupe”? Well here is the car they were singing about! Only, this one does not have a “flathead mill, lake pipes, or four on the floor”. What it does have is a totally chromed out 350 mill, Magnaflow Exhaust System, a smooth Chevy 350 tranny, leather interior with a very comfortable Glide bench seat, really cool air conditioning, all wrapped up in gorgeous black body with pinstriping to match the color of the upholstery, louvered trunk, don’t forget that iconic Gene Hopcus 32 grill, and “he’s got the pink slip daddy”. Sorry about the picture. It was taken in a hangar at Chino Airport and the lights reflected off Gene’s highly polished car.
John and Dee Dee Hussey
1965 PHS Documented GTO. PPG Torch Red paint with period correct custom interior upholstery. In 2017, after much encouragement from T.J. Santarelli, to buy a car and join the club, John went to the Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona to buy a Pontiac GTO. You see, he had wanted one since he was 15 years old. When he arrived he found that no GTO’s were on the auction list of cars. As he walked around, he found a late entry that was not on the list; a 1965 GTO. Well the rest is history; he bid on it and got his dream car. While it is a genuine GTO, the original drive train is long gone. The 389ci V8 was replaced with a 1970 Pontiac 400ci V8. The 2 speed syncromesh trans was replaced with a 1967 Pontiac Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 3 speed transmission with a Hurst Dual Gate Shifter. John then added a Gear Vender under/overdrive to give the car a comfortable highway cruising speed. The original rear end was replaced with a 1973 Pontiac Firebird 3.55 with posi-traction. This car, with the upgraded power disc brakes, power steering, cooling system, sound system, and cold Vintage air conditioning makes it a pleasure to drive. Of course, this was goal of John; he wanted a car that would please both of them, especially on the long drives to the out-of-area shows.
Frank and Josephine Johnson
1959 Corvette with 283cu.245HP, Twin WCFB carburetors, 4 Speed transmission, 370 ratio rear end.
Jim and Kelly Karls
1934 Chevy. New suspension, engine, paint, wiring, and interior. Mirror finish black urethane. Powered by a 413 cu.in. "stroker".
Jim and Kelly Karls
1939 Chevy powered by a 355' with Dart heads backed up with a built 700-R4 transmission. It has a '68 Nova sub-frame and 3.73:1. Posi-traction rear end. Mercedes Silver and Lexus Pearl white paint separated by a candy apple red beltline stripe & flames. This car was originally built by Jim and his Dad when Jim was just 15 years old. It has remained in the family for 36 years.
Jim and Kelly Karls
1966 Nova Chevy. All stock including 230" 6-cylinder engine & power glide transmission, much of the paint is still original.
Dave and Emely Knight
1957 Chevy 2 Door Wagon. Car is owned by Dave and his Son Doug. 350ci V8 with less than 300 miles. Borg Warner 5 speed manual transmission. PS, PB, A/C, Bucket seats, digital gauges, aluminum radiator, headers w/electronic cutouts.
Leonard and Charlanda Knight
1929 Ford Roadster, black with reddish orange & white pinstriping. Black leather upholstery, 1967 440 Dodge engine, 727 auto trans, Ford 9" rear end, original Americans wheels.
Ross and Marion Leimbach
1970 Chevrolet Nova. Engine: 350 ci V8, Transmission: Close Ratio 4 Speed w/Posi-Traction Rear End Wheels: American Racing Rims, Color: Original Cortez Silver w/Rally Stripes and Custom Trim Upholstery in Factory Black. Has owned the Nova for 14 years. Ross has slowly but surely transformed the car into a beautiful ride. Heads, intake manifold, and the 750 CFM carburetor are all by Edlebrock. He also installed a set of Doug’s Headers. The original factory block and transmission numbers match. Lots of chrome under the hood. New front end rebuild by club member Doug Seymour. Finishing off the beautiful exterior is a new vinyl top.
Red 1956 Chevrolet Wagon - Matador Red and India White – Stock 1956 colors – Upholstery – Custom Red & White Vinyl – Motor – ZZ 4 Crate Chevy 350 – MSD Ignition – Blaster 2 Coil – Edelbrock 4 Bbl Carb – Edelbrock Performer Intake – Doug Thorly Coated Headers – Turbo 350 Trans., Wilwood Front Power Disc Brakes – Stock Drum Rears – 15” Cragar Wheels, 8 Track Player Floor Mounted connected to 2 Door Speakers – Radio & Cassette Player Connected to 4 Door Speakers – Traffic Light Viewer on Dash l- Tach On Steering Column – Halogen Head Lights – Front Turn Signal Lights, Taillights, Small Lights under Tail Lights, Back Up Lights, License Plate Lights, Dome Light and Small Turn Signal Lights in Bumper Bolts All LED.
Green 1956 Chevrolet Wagon Sherwood Green and India White – Stock 1956 colors – Upholstery is Custom Green Vinyl. Motor – Chevy 350.030 Over – MSD Ignition – Blaster 2 Coil – Holley 4 Bbl Carb - Edelbrock Performer Intake – Doug Thorly Coated Headers – Electric Fuel Pump, Turbo 350 Trans – Wilwood Front Power Brakes – Stock Drum Rears. 15” Cragar SS Wheels – 8 Track Player Floor Mounted Connected to Drive In Speakers, Via Plug In Front Bumper – Radio And Cassette Player Connected to 4 Door Speakers, Traffic Light Viewer on Dash – Tach on Steering Column – Halogen Head Lights, Front Turn Signal Lights, Taillights, Small Lights under Taillights, Back Up Lights, License Plate Lights, Dome Light and Small Turn Signal Lights in Bumper Bolts All LED
Terry and Dolores Lowe
1936 Nash Lafayette. The LaFayette Motors Corporation started building cars in 1920. It was the very first car to have an electric clock. In 1921 Charles W. Nash became president of LaFayette Motors. Nash was already president of Nash Motors. The two brands remained separate companies, although Nash Motors was the principal LaFayette Motors stock holder. In 1924, Nash Motors retired the LaFayette name. In 1934 Nash re-introduced the LaFayette and built cars as LaFayette by Nash. After 1936 the cars were known as the Nash LaFayette 400. This all adds up to the fact that Terry’s car is the last LaFayette. Terry bought the car out of Michigan and, with help from Mark Bower, got it running in 2015. It is powered by a 350 Chevy, 700 R4 Trans & a 10 Bolt Rear End. A Mustang II Front Clip with T Bird Components make for a smooth ride. The Malibu Blue Color, Grey Cloth Interior, and American Racing Wheels make it an eye catching car.
Ray and Marian Mahoney
1956 Ford F100 Panel, gray naugahyde with tweed inserts, 383 Stroker Chevy Engine, 350 Chevy transmission, ORD F-100 Panel, 9" ford rear end, 79 volare clip front end, Cragger wheels.
Eric and Joan Martin
1937 Plymouth, 2 door sedan. White walls, green & white tuck & roll seats. Mid 70’s 360 HP Chrysler v8 & 727 trans. Disk brakes in front & the rear & all new brake lines & master cylinder.
Eric and Joan Martin
1957 Ford 3\4 ton pick-up in full patina The truck is equipped with a drive train from a 1972 to 78 F 250. it has a 351 Ford Windsor engine with a FMX cast iron transmission and Heavy Duty, None Positraction 3.54 Gear Ratio.
Eric and Joan Martin
1969 Corvette C- 3 with 350 engine & automatic trans with T Top.
Bob and Katherine Matejzel
1935 Ford Pick-up. It features 3 ½ inch Top Chop, Custom Rear Roll Pan, Frenched 1939 Ford LED Tail Lights, DP 90 Flat Black with Custom Old School Flames, Electric Door Locks and Windows, Red & Black Tuck & Roll Interior, Shaved Door Handles, 1958 Oldsmobile 371 CID Engine 350 HP, Mild Cam: Solid Lifters with Adjustable Push Rods, Pertronix Ignition, 1958 Old Hydro Transmission with Lokar Shifter and Cooler, Ford 9 Inch Rear End with Split Wishbone, Modified Stock Frame, 3” Dropped Front Axle with Split Wishbone, Ididit Tilt Steering Column with a Vega Steering Box, Power Front Disc Brakes - Drum Rear Brakes.
Klaus and Evelyn Meister
1968 convertible Mustang GT, 289V8 upgraded, delux interior.
Ron and Tamara Merry
1934 Chevrolet Standard Coupe, vermillion red with flames and tan leather interior, front end Mustang li, 360 Zz-r engine, TH350 transmission, 9” Ford rear end, Budnick polished aluminum wheels.
Jesse and Chris Mezquita
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe. Chevy Specifications, Engine: V8, Pro-Flo 4 EFI System. The EFI system 29 Lb/Hr injectors capable of 450 HP with 58 p.s.i. fuel pressure. Displacement.
1981 Delorean, Volvo/Renault PVR engine, stock 5 speed transmission, gray leather interior.
Bert Middleton (Description coming soon)
Lloyd Miyashiro (Description coming soon)
Dave & Mary Morel
1972 Dodge Dart Swinger. “Dover White” with Black Vinyl Top, Stock Transmission, Stock Rear End, Stock Front End, Stock Wheels, Black Vinyl Upholstery w/ Checkered Insert. Original 318 ci Engine Restored Engine Compartment Restored Trunk. This car has been in their family since it came off the dealership floor 46 years ago. In 2015, after driving the car for 36 years, Dave decided to restore it, and restore it he did! First, he rebuilt the engine. Then he restored the engine compartment to look like new. He restored the trunk, replaced the gas tank, replaced the exhaust system, repainted the car with original “Dover White” and two coats of lacquer. He replaced the black vinyl top, re-upholstered the seats, replaced the head liner, replaced the carpeting and insulation, replaced the head lights/tail lights/side lights, and did a bunch of re-chroming. In the process of this re-work most of the parts were factory OEM and everything was done to match the original car.
Frank and Shirley Ness (Description coming soon)
Cliff and Nancy Nicholson (Description coming soon)
Richard and Clara Ochoa
1968 Chevrolet Camaro (Description coming soon)
Bob and Carrie O'Neal
1948 Reo Speed Wagon in Rustic Patina, Chevy 350 C.I. engine, 700 R4 Trans, Ford 9" rear end, wire front & 12x16 cheater slicks back wheels. This rare Rat Rod (Latin: ratatouiee rodius) is really a fun vehicle to drive. Bob says he gets all kinds of looks when he takes it out and all kinds of questions as to “what is it?”. Bob got the cab and hood in Las Vegas, got a frame from So-Cal, and built the car in his garage. He made the truck bed out of heavy steel c-channel for weight to help keep it on the ground...it was a little squirrely without that steel. He has taken the car to the drags and turned 88MPH in the 1/4 mile with an ET of 16.54. He didn’t need a parachute to slow down because of the Corvette disk brakes he put on the truck. The name on the door has meaning...his initials are REO, his son’s initials are REO, his grandson’s initials are REO, and his company’s name is (you guessed it) REO. Furthermore, the VIN# on the vehicle is R1O111 which represents the three of them. The cowhide seats are another special feature. The hide was purchased in Texas. After going through some 300 hides, Bob settled on the color perfectly matched to the patina of the truck.
Bill and Teresa Owens (Description coming soon)
Ron and Jeri Owens (Description coming soon)
Mark and Susan Paulus (Description coming soon)
1931 Ford Roadster, '62 Pontiac Tempest engine, 200-4R Gm Blown 4 cylinder transmission, 9” ford rear end, So-Cal front end. Wheels are steel with beauty rims. Tan leather upholstery.
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS. The car was originally a six cylinder and there were only 8,224 of them made as Malibu SS 2-Door Sport Coupes compared to 57,445 of them made with V-8 engines. With its 454 c.i. engine, 700 R4 Trans, and Ford 9” rear end, it will get down the road. The Red Factory Replacement upholstery really sets the look for the white and fana beige paint job. Other comforts include Vintage AC, intermittent windshield wipers, power steering and power brakes.
Larry and Judy Rhinehart
1965 Mustang, Poppy Red, 347 Stroker, Tremec T-5 transmission, Currie 9" rear-end with 3:70 positraction, Wilwood disc brakes and 17" American Racing Torque Thrust II wheels.
Joe and Joyce Rode
Beautiful bright red 1932 Hi-Boy Roadster. The Wescott body has a metal hood and side panels, a Don Fink billet grill, and sits on a TCI custom frame. Interestingly, it’s a Ford-powered Ford. The 302 Ford Engine is topped by a B & M mini-blower, followed by an automatic transmission, then on to a 9” Ford rear end with disc brakes. Up front is a Kugel independent front end with disc brakes. Wheels: Billett Specialty w/Knockoffs. Smoothing out the ride are coil-over gas shocks. The bright red paint is accentuated by the removable black top and two tone gray leather upholstery. License plate reads “RODESTR”.
John and Roberta Rose
1927 Ford Model ‘T’ Coupe (Description coming soon)
Bob and Donna Rosenberg
Coupe, 302 cubic inches engine, Edelbrock 600 carburetor, power glide transmission, factory air conditioning.
Chuck and Rosemary Ross (Description coming soon)
Jim and Judy Salazar
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sports Coupe in Viper Red. Power steering, power brakes, power seats & windows. GMZZ 383 stroker 425hp 450 torque, Trans: 700r4 overdrive, Rear-end: 9" Posi Currie 31 spline, custom 33" aluminum radiator, vintage AC, custom dash and gauges, Boyd wheels, Camaro front clip with all new components, new 21-circuit wiring harness.
1965 Chevy Nova SS. Engine: 350 Chevy w/Edelbrock Aluminum Heads, Crane Cam Transmission: 200 R4 Overdrive, Color: Blazing Blue by Detroit Autobody, Suspension: TCI Pro Touring, Upholstery: Light Metallic Blue, Rear End: 9” Ford, 3:70 Gears, Posi Wheels: Billet Specialty Rims. Remember the phrase "basket case"? This car was definitely that. No engine, no seats, and the chrome trim was missing. That is what Bruce started with. With the help of his brother-in-law, Rich Ralstin (who by the way built the engine for Bruce) they were able to put together one of the most beautiful Nova’s around. Every detail is on the money. All the work was done by them except for the paint and upholstery. This is definitely a home built car.
T.J. and Susan Santarelli
1967 Chevrolet Nova in yellow with black vinyl uphostery, 283 Chevrolet engine, powerglide auto transmission, stock rear and front end, Cragar stock wheels.
1952 GMC One Ton Dually Flatbed 5 window in Morat Green. Stock 261 Cu. In. 6-cylinder engine. 3 speed overdrive manual transmission, interior stock.
Bill and Linda Seal
1923 Ford "T Bucket". Bill started this project in 1995 and finished in 2000. The power for the car comes from a V-8 60 engine with twin carbs, aluminium heads and a mild cam. The trans is a 5 speed Toyota and the rear end is a S10. The car is painted black with brown upholstery with Indy style mag wheels. The chassis was built by Bill, along with the suspension and the exhaust system. Wilwood brakes stop the car with all the adapters also built by Bill. The gas tank is an Acme beer keg. Bill even built the brass radiator shell which nicely accents the black paint. The trailer Bill built follows the car everywhere and carries camping and wet-weather gear because this car gets driven! Since its completion in 2000, Bill and Linda have put over 95,000 miles on the car, mostly on back roads where they prefer scenery to freeways. Its been up and down the western states...California, Oregon and Washington, in all kinds of weather, including rain, heat and an occasional snow. Sometimes their trips take them 2-2 ½ months. They camp in national parks, but occasionally stay in motels. Like the popular song of the late 50’s, this bucket does have a hole in it and since it doesn’t have a top, Bill put several holes in the floor to let the rain out.