PO Box 2453

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729

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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.   

CAL-RODS Members:  If your car is missing, send a picture and description to Emma at cal-rods@charter.net  Or if you wish to have a different description or picture than what is currently shown, let her know.  Show off all your cars.  There is no limit. Send them all!  

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  

1941 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe. All steel body, all matching mercury drive train, professionally rebuilt 302 engine and c-4 auto transmission. All stock on outside & inside except for American Torq thrust aluminum wheels & retro interior upholstery on stock seats. This model features a factory rear seat.

Ron Barrett    

1940 Ford Deluxe, 302 V-8, 600 CFM Holley, Custom ceramic headers, RV Cam, C-4, Mustang II front end, Mustang power bucket seats.

Ron Barrett     

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.   

Ron Barrett   

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)

Robert and Christine Bennett

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe in black with black leather upholstery.  350 Chevy engine, 5 speed manual transmission. Steel wheels with beauty rims, Ford 9 inch rear end, Kugel Suspension with rack and pinion steering front end.

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.

Gary Bogle   

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.

John & Yvette Calicchio 

1969 Camaro Z28 (Original)

Ken Campbell 

1967 Chevelle. Black on black, 400 cu in motor, 4 wheel discs. Dakota analog dash. A/C, P/S, Boyd Coddington wheels. Retro sound w/blue tooth.

Howard Canter 

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)

AJ Carmody (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. 

Carl and Lillian Conklin

1946 Chevrolet Panel Truck in 1964 GTO Iris Mist, Upholstery: Sebring seats black with inserts that match the car. 350 Chevrolet engine, Artillery wheels with Chevy hubcaps. Transmission is a Turbo 350, rear end is Camaro with drum brakes, front end 1st generation Camaro clip with disk brakes.

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.

Doc Conroy     

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. 

Bob and Joan Cornelius   

1957 Ford Fairlane 500.  Absolutely stunning, with so much attention applied to every detail; body work, paint, trim, engine, upholstery, 4-wheel disc brakes, etc.  But, that was not always the case. Bob bought the car on line in 2002 from a dealer in Denton, Texas, sight unseen. He says it was a rookie mistake and he made the best of it. The body work included replacing various panels on the car and, with much labor and money spent, it was completed to its current state in 2015 (he says it’s never finished). It is powered by a 2002 Ford Cobra 4.6L supercharged 32 valve V8 with a 6 speed Tremic trans & 9” Ford 4:10 positraction rear end. The Volvo Passionate Red paint & black leather interior make the car a truly beautiful ride. The car, with its 400 HP and good looks is something to see and drive.

Vic and Wanda Cunnyngham 

1932 Ford Roadster, black with flames, red leather upholstery, 246 Flathead engine, 3 speed transmission with Zephyr gears. Banjo rear end, custom dropped axel front end. Steel wheels with caps.

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. 

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.

Gary and Sheree Driscoll

55 Chevy Bel Air

Gary and Sheree Driscoll

1970 Chevy Nova

John and 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)

Jack and Diane Ferguson

1947 Cadillac Series S 62 Convertible, 1970 Cadillac 8.2 Liter V8 ‘Cad 500’ engine, Eldelbrock carburetor and Intake Manifold Isky. Cam transmission. High performance Gm Turbo 400, stock rear end, Truespoke chrome steel wire wheels. 


Art 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 torque flite 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 taillight 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 Gloria Geer

1937 Ford Cabriolet convertable in Vibrant Red with a black Hartz canvas top highlighted with chrome bows. The interior features tan and black leather bucket seats and side panels. The engine is a 427ci small block Chevy with Holley fuel injection.

Finishing the look are Billet specialty wheels and a Boyd Coddington steering wheel atop a chrome tilt wheel column.  This car is a three time Grand National trophy winner.

Don & Gloria Geer

1948 Ford Deluxe Convertible, 5"custom chopped convertible in Sunset Orange with tan leather interior. The car features a custom designed dashboard, Billit specialty custom wheels, and matching steering wheel. This car is a 2022 and 2023 Grand National trophy winner. It won First in Class at the 2022 Historic Route 66 Car Show and is featured in their 2023 yearly calendar. Also, a 2022 'Run to the Sun' winner for best Modified Street Rod.

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. 

Carl Glaze

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.

John Gonzales 

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.

Goose Grani

1951 Henry J  392 Chrysler Hemi balanced, 671 Weiand blower, dual quads, 706 hp, Tremac 5 speed transmlssion, dual clutch disks. Custom aluminum radiator, custom dash, over 40 modifications, Currie rear end with 411 gears, Kugel front clip, power steering, disc brakes, custom interior, House of Kolors Burgundy wine paint.

Kevin and Josie Grasso  (Description coming soon)

Roy and Bitsy Hall

1951 Chevy 350ci Chevy ZZ4  700R4 Trans w/overdrive & aluminium driveshaft. TCI Mustang front end, Ford 9” rear end w/4 link suspension, two tone tan interior.

Harold Hannemann

1932 ford roadster  built in 1990 at their shop, Hannemann Fiberglass, in Azusa.  Frame was bought at T.C.I. It's a pro street 4 bar frame with 20" width rear tires.  The first engine was a 406 ford with tri power manifold and carburetors.  The transmission is a C6 . The rear end is a narrowed 9" the summers brothers axel .  In 2006, the 406 engine was taken out and replaced with a single overhead cam engine known as a cammer with dual dominator carburetors.  The beautiful headers are by Rick Laferver.  The roadster was originally upholstered by Ron Mangus.


Maggie Hannemann

Corvette   (Description coming soon)

Ralph & Joanie Hemrick

1957 Ford Custom 300

Gene Hopcus

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.

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.    

Debbie (Gibbs) Kenney

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. 

Dennis and Darlene King 

1932 Ford Roadster Hi-Boy all steel body built in my home shop in Pine Grove, CA which took five years and completed in 2010. Color is an original Ford Washington Blue with a cream firewall which sits on a custom built boxed 32 frame by Kiwi Konnection  & Blackboard Hotrods, powered by a 1962 Chevy 409 with roller rockers and dual quads, connected to a 700R4 transmission, Currie 9" Ford rear end with four bars  and a buggy spring. Upholstery is tan leather stitched by Mike Newhard, Fine Line Interiors in Manteca CA.  Removable tan top with matching side curtains built by "Rod Tops" by Chad. This Hotrod was built to be driven, and I was very fortunate to have the Rod Father himself Andy Brizio be my close neighbor for 15 years. We went every where in Northern and Southern California for rod runs and every year to LA Roadster Show, drove in a large pack  of over 100 other 1932 Fords on the Rod Father-Good Guys Road Tour in 2012 which covered 7000 miles from California to the Indianapolis 500 Speedway, Goodguys Indy event, including 2 hot laps around the famous 500 speedway. The car has also been driven to Deuce Days in Victoria Canada. It carries it's original 1932 License plate "2D 0032".

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. 


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. 

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.

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.

Bert Middleton

1981 Delorean, Volvo/Renault PVR engine, stock 5 speed transmission, gray leather interior.

Bert Middleton   (Description coming soon)

Bert Middleton   (Description coming soon)

Bert Middleton   (Description coming soon)

Robin Millot (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)

Ken and Loretta Nieto

1957 Chevrolet Model 210 .  Red cloth and white vinyl upholstery.  350V8 small block with MSD/260 (RV) 260 Competition cam.  Transmission is Built 700R with shift kit /600 stall converter. Billet Banjo steering wheel, suspension is 2 1/2 inch front drop spindles.  Limited slip positraction rear end with 373 gears, disc brake front, 15" first generation Halibrand aluminum wheels. 

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

1932 Ford Tudor.  All original Henry Ford steel, original seats, air-conditioning, LS motor,
buckboard chassis, 4-link suspension with over coils.

Mark and Susan Paulus  (Description coming soon)

John Phye

Papaya Orange 1953 Ford F-100

Denis and Gail Prosenko

White 1932 Ford coupe with a 350 ZZ4 chevy Eng.  350 Trans.  9 inch rear end   It has a chopped roof, air-conditioning, power windows, door locks, trunk,  TCI frame American torg thrust wheels , Flowmasters mufflers.  

Denis & Gail Prosenko

1964 Chevy Impala with a 350 Chevy engine, 350 TH Trans, stock rear end.  Wheels are Billet Specialties.  Vintage air, power steering, headers and custom exhaust. License plate reads "ADA2UDE".

Sarah Prosenko (Description coming soon)

Rich Ralstin

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.

Rich Ralstin

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 Gwin Ramoneda

1954 Nash Metropolitan in teal & white, matching tuck & roll. Engine is a 1979 Datsun B-210, Transmission is a Datsun automatic, Stock rear end & wheels.  This car is just one of the collection of fine cars owned by Larry and Gwin.  Larry always liked the Metropolitan and when he found one for sale in La Habra, he swooped it up and made it the beauty it is today. He completely stripped and blasted the car, repaired the metal, painted it, upholstered it, new top, lots of new chrome trim, and put in the Datsun motor and trans. Larry said he was quite pleased with the way the new engine and trans fit, like it was made for it and it almost doubled the horsepower. The Metropolitan was designed as a second car to run around town, to the store, or maybe to the train station to commute to work. The design must have been good as they sold 94,986 over a 10-year period for the nation’s first compact car. It was this nation’s car. It was conceived and designed by Nash-Kelvinator for the USA, but it was built by Austin Motor Company in Longbridge, England. Larry and Gwin's car was chosen to parade down the drag strip in Pomona at the NHRA Drags. 

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”.

Joe and Joyce Rode

1957 Chevy ½ Ton Big Window.  Dark grey uphostery, 350 Chevy engine, Budnick 22" Billett wheets, Turbo 700 R4 Trans, Rear end is Currie Ford 9" with 4 bar suspension/coil over shocks. Front end Mustang 2. 

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.

Bruce Samuelson

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. 

TJ 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. 

TJ and Susan Santarelli

1968 Chevrolet Rally Sport Camaro in medium light blue metallic.  Blue vinyl upholstery.  317 Chevrolet engine. Steel wheels with beauty rims.  Automatic 700R transmission.  Rear end is stock Chevy. Front end is stock with added disc brakes.

Gary and Monique Schaal

1955 Chevy

Gary and Monique Schaal

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. 

Clyde Searcey

1936 ford roadster.  The car is totally stock: Stock 21 Stud Flathead V8 Engine, Stock 3 Speed Floor Shift Trans, Stock 411 Rear End, Stock Suspension, Stock Mechanical Brakes, and Stock 16” Spider Rims. It also has a very cool Rumble Seat. The White Vinyl Top, Cordovan Tan Paint, and Brown Naugahyde Interior make it a beautiful looking car. The 36 was originally restored in 1970. Clyde also has the original license plates which he obtained from his Grandfather. When you see this car you kind of step back in time. It reminds you of an old black and white movie with the car just tooling down the highway. This is a beautiful old car. 

Doug and Karen Seymour

1956 Ford Customline Victoria  in Bermuda Blue and White.  Upholstery is blue and white vinyl.  1957 T-Bird 312 C.I. engine, stock fordomatic transmission. Stock ford rear end.  Stock front end.  Wheels are steel with beauty rims.  

Bob and Jan Shively

1957 Chevrolet Pickup. Off white upholstery, grey vinyl, 350 Chevrolet engine, 350 automatic transmission.  10" Chevrolet rear end, Heidts Clip front end, Heliburtons wheels. 


Bill and Sandy Sieber

1954 Buick Century   326 Nail Head, stock dynaflow transmission, stock front and rear end, chromed spoke wheels.    Teal and white Naugahyde upholstery. 



Fred and Valerie Simola   (Description coming soon)

Jim and Lan Skalicky   (Description coming soon)

Chuck and Susan Stiles

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray in blue.  Engine is Stock 327, Transmission is 4 speed.  Upholstery is original stock black leather,  distinctive tapering deck and a split rear window. Independent rear suspension. The ’63 is considered the most significant Corvette model year.  This beautiful car was the first corvette “sting ray” coupe and it featured a distinctive tapering deck and a split rear window.  The split rear window was unique to the ’63 and was eliminated the following year.  The tapering deck feature later appeared on the 1971 “Boattail” Buick Riviera.  Along with the distinctive “sting ray” styling, the ’63 Corvette introduced an independent rear suspension which greatly enhanced the ride and handling of the car.  It wasn’t until 29 years later that Chrysler began installing them on the 1991 Viper.  The only other car on the road at that time with an independent suspension was the Jaguar.  Chevrolet only built 10,400 of the ’63’ sting rays. This car is totally stock and all original. Chuck has many more finished and unfinished cars in his warehouse, but Susan says the ’63 is their pride and joy. She also mentioned that Chuck has enough cars.  (Do you ever have enough cars?) This Corvette is an excellent example of the group of fine cars in CAL-RODS.

Chuck and Susan Stiles

1965 El Camino, factory 4 speed.   (Description coming soon)

Nick Swartz

1957 Chevy 150 Handyman Wagon

Mike and Valarie Thompsett

1957 Chevrolet 210 Post, 350 engine, 350 transmission, rear end and front end stock Chevy, gray vinyl tweed upholstery.

Dan and Marty Watkins   (Description coming soon)

Bill and Gloria Wheeler

1955 Chevrolet Model 210   Engine: SP 383, Sanderson Headers, Forged crank shaft, Forged rods, Aluminum heads (raised port), 770 CFM carburetor, 9" shortened rear end (mini tub), Turbo 400 Transmission - 2500 stall with B&M shifter, Coil over rear suspension, Adjustable ladder bar suspension in rear, Front wheels 15X3.5", Rear wheels 15X10", Four wheel disc brakes, IDIDIT Steering Tilt Column.

Frank and Linda White

1967 Pontiac Firebird 400, 455 cubic inch engine, Tremac 5-speed transmission, C-5 Corvette brakes. Frank and Linda's car was on the cover of the "Car Craft" Magazine in June 06.   Also a contestant on the TV show "My Ride Rules" in 2011.  


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