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Remembering Pete Peters
Pete Peters with his Nomad in 1964

Pete’s life was too short, only 21 years. But boy, did he have a flair for it! June 22, 1944 to August 1,1965 Second President of the ROAMIN’ ANGELS 1962-63. Story By Lanny N. with Maggie, Pete’s sister. My memories of Pete are of a young man who seemed to be always in a hurry for the next challenge. Most of the time that meant a drag race somewhere. In October ’01, we were privileged to have a visit from Will Peters and Maggie Laney, Pete’s father and sister. Will…

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Lanny’s ‘Blast’ from the Past
Lanny's 1947 Coupe

I know we have all heard this phrase, usually referring to one of the good old songs from our era. Recently that expression took on a different meaning to me, it became a reminder of something that happened almost 50 years ago. I was 16 years old and trying to be a bad-ass kool guy. I had the hair slicked down with Palmaid, a cigarette between my lips and, of course, a real black leather jacket. My car was a 1947 Ford coupe with a built flathead and twin carburetors….

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Back to the Early 50’s

Well, it’s time to sit back, open up a brew, prop up my feet in their worn out Nikes, I wear em every day. I remember when you only wore your PF flyers to gym class. I turn the radio to K-AHI, and listen to some of that old time rock and roll. Im a-gazing at my latest project. Funny it must be Dae ju vue. (That’s French ya know). About 50 years ago I was workin on the same kind of car. Only I paid $50.00 for it then….

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History of the Car Radio

Seems like cars have always had radios, but they didn’t. Here’s the true story: One evening, in 1929, two young men named William Lear and Elmer Wavering drove their girlfriends to a lookout point high above the Mississippi River town of Quincy, Illinois, to watch the sunset. It was a romantic night to be sure, but one of the women observed that it would be even nicer if they could listen to music in the car. Lear and Wavering liked the idea. Both men had tinkered with radios (Lear had…

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