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Del is gone now, but he left us with many good memories and a collection of photographs of the cars he owned. Some of the cars were previously owned by other club members and others were famous on the Glendale-Burbank car scene before Del bought them. Del's father was a panel beater and painter so Del inherited skills that helped him improve the many cars that passed through is hands. Click on the picture to the left to see Del's cars.
Leroy has a sense of humor. He liked to drive from the back seat so that's where he put the steering wheel on his '38 Fordor. No doubt that he got more than one double-take on the streets of Glendale. Leroy was the main mover behind a series of yearly car shows at his church in La Crescenta (see pictures elsewhere on this site). Leroy is also an accomplished musician. Check out his current activities at www.leroymack.com.
Keith figures eight cylinders are two too many so he specializes in extracting the most from his six cylinder creations. Keith's '39 Chevy set a record of 133 mph at Bonneville in 1987. Keith also ran a '56 Chevy that turned 137 mph at Bonneville and a Corvette that ran 141 mph at El Mirage in 1965. Check out his custom cover for the 2006 Bonneville program.
Bill A. achieved significant fame on both the dry lakes and the drag race circuit. With car builder BIll H. (aka "Rosie") as his partner, he drove a lavender '40 Willys coupe with a de-stroked Chevrolet V8 to a #1 ranking in lakes racing for the 1959(?) season . Later, with the sponsorship of Ernie's Camera Shop in Glendale , Rosie designed and built a short wheelbase, Pontiac-powered dragster that has been recognized as one of the most beautiful ever built. The story of that car, the "Shudderbug", deserves a page of its own. Bill's achievements were recognized when he was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame at the Hot Rod Reunion in Famoso, 2004.
Rennie's gone now too and this is the only picture we have of his car.
That's Mario on the left with his friend Christy in the plaid shirt. Mario started with a '40 Ford coupe. Then in '58 he moved up to a brand new dusty pink Impala. Given that he already had a delightful girl friend he decided he didn't need the Turbo Glide so much and traded the Impala for Kent's white '57 Chevy stick-shift with power-pack. The '57 got dual quads and Mario was off to the races.
Tony was the first in our class to build an engine - a 3/4 race '48 Mercury. He was also the first in our class to join the Bel-Airs. The car on the left was acquired as a platform for his engine. Unfortunately, there was a misunderstanding on the last day of high school that involved a burnout on School Street and a freaked-out Boy's Vice Principal. As a result, Tony elected to join the Air Force. There he acquired mechanical skills, an engineering education and a love of flying, an activity he enjoys to this day.
Garry enjoys building '34 Ford Victorias. He was in the process of building one back in high school and he is in the process of building another one today. He also enjoyed an interlude with a '33 Victoria, but he didn't build it himself and it wasn't the same. In addition to the Victorias Garry has driven a '57 Pontiac, a '50 Merc and, most recently, a '40 Ford Pickup. Although Garry left Glendale in 1963 for a two-year work assignment in Texas followed by a two-year stint in the Army, he returned to be a prime organizer of activities with club members and an archivist of club history. Many of the images on this site were collected and preserved by Garry.
Tim was active during the early sixties when the club raced and showed its '34 Coupe. He was a key organizer in the car show put on by the club at the Glendale Armory. (Rumor has it that he knew the trophy girls.) We can't find a picture of his blue '50 Tudor, but we remember riding in it after he had the springs heated to achieve a proper stance. Tim lives in the northwest now and shows a beautiful red Mustang.