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2020 Roamin Angels Toy Drive in conjunction with the Toys 4 Tots - November 28 & December 5

Meet Some Women Of The Roamin Angels

The Union – Special Edition: Today’s Woman • October 18, 2001 • Story By Pam Jung • Submitted by Sylvia C. If you thought classic cars were more of a guy thing, there are at least 12 female members of the Roamin Angels Car Club who think differently. These women have their own vintage automobiles, which they maintain and drive and even helped restore. As to how they got interested in classic cars, most of the women say it was through their men folk. Once their interest was kindles, however, it quickly grew…

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Restoration/Modification Of My 1956 Chevrolet 210

Here are photos that document the progress we are making on our four-year frame off restoration/modification of my 1956 Chevrolet 210. This car was a low miles one-family car from the Bay area – Totally rust free. The power train has been upgraded to a 350 vortec and 700r 4 speed with A/C, power disc brakes, and power steering.  The suspension has been upgraded.  Exhaust by M&M. We are currently having the interior installed at Romans Upholstery. Story and photos by Jim D. These are pictures of the current progress.

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The Restoration Of Jeff Gordon’s First Two Sprint Cars

After finding a photo on the internet of Jeff Gordon and his 1985 Sprint car and seeing the write up on Roamin Angels’ website by Randy Kirkham about Jeff Gordon in April this year, I decided to try to contact Randy to possibly get some more photos of Jeff’s cars after seeing that he had crewed for him in the first days of his Sprint car racing. In doing so, I have been asked to share a story on the restoration of the two cars I own. Hi, I am…

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1929 Studebaker Dictator

The power of social media: David B. was checking out an app on his phone called NextDoor. It’s an app that people can post information to for just their local area. David came upon a posting that was inquiring about local car clubs. He passed the info onto his wife, Diane, and the rest, as they say, is history. Welcome to the Club Carroll and Paul!  (Oh, an interesting side note is that other people posted on the inquiry offering Carroll suggestions. All the suggestions were ‘Roamin Angels’.)

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Cruising With The Roamin Angels

Former teen hot rodders grow up to be old car enthusiasts About 40 gray-haired hot rodders keep the early ’60’s cruisin’ days alive in Grass Valley. The Roamin’ Angels now sport halos as they polish their street machines. Thirty-five years ago, local police considered them little devils. High school students by day, hot rodders by night, they blasted down the roads of western Nevada County, daring each other to drag race. They decided to turn ‘angelic’ after reading Henry Felson’s book, “Hot Rod”. In the book, the teenagers agree to…

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Car Club Plaques

At one time you may have contributed a photo for my website or expressed interest in one of the plaques I have posted. This month I reached a “Milestone” by posting the 10,000th different plaque to my site. If you’d like to take a look around again, the URL to my home page is …https://carclubplaques.pairsite.com/carclubplaques.htm It’s probably been 18 months or so since my last message to most of you. If you have a plaque that’s not shown on my site, please send me a photo so I can add…

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Pontiac Project

It all started with Diane wanting something special for her 50th birthday in 2006. Having been bitten by the car bug after hanging around with Roamin Angels for 10 years, she decided she wanted a ’57 Pontiac like her parents had owned many years before. She found one in Maryland. Although she had pictures of the car from the owner and her cousin from New Jersey, she admitted that she paid far too much. Caught up with buyer’s frenzy and excited that it seemed the car she wanted, she bought…

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What Goes ‘Round

What goes ’round…. About eight years ago I bought a 1961 VW from a neighbor. Dan had been on the Home Owners Board with me for about 6 years. I pestered Dan for a dozen years to sell me the Bug that sat in his field attracting snakes and leaves. “No, you don’t want that old thing Mike” was always the response. Early in 2012 Dan’s son came into the shop and we got to talking about the car. Turns out the Bug had been a project with Dan and…

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Dashboard Hobbies

One of the things I like to do in my garage is to restore old dashboards from vintage cars. I have about nine of them now hanging on my walls. I try to imagine all the hours someone must have spent looking at these over the years. Imagining what they looked like when the brand new car was brought home. This one is from a 1946 Plymouth. It was in remarkable good shape for it’s age, so it was an easy one to do. I have two more to restore,…

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Flyover Salutes Those On Front Lines Of Pandemic

Beale Air Force Base Flyover Salutes Those On Front Lines Of Pandemic The Fly-over occured just about noon honoring our first responders. As observers, we followed spacing and safety protocols. Some met at the Sierra Nevada Hospital parking lot and some stayed home to watch the tribute.  While our medical facilities and medical personnel have not been challenged as New York’s has or other areas, Our guys and gals on the forefront didn’t know that back when this all hit. They went to work and did their jobs. Thank you…

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