MEMBERS MEMORIAL             
    

This area of our website is dedicated to rodders who've gone before us, helping to make street rodding what it is today, and providing us with a history and direction for the future. Members our club lost recently include:

 

Don Raible (1930-2000), grew up in Pasadena as a hot rodder, & won the coveted AMBR in 1993 with Blusteel. Don was a prolific inventor of medical devices, including the heart valve.

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Vinnie Bartolone, lost in June 2002, was also a lifelong rodder, renowned marine architect & accomplished artist. Vinnie designed our logo.

Bud Boyle died in January 2005. He was also a lifelong rodder, & winner of the award for "He who dies with the most toys wins," leaving a collection of over 20 hot rods and vintage Fords!

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Terry Terrell (1953-2010) was an original member of California Roadsters (Member No. 3), and was instrumental in forming one of the best hot rod clubs in the country, that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.  He was affectionately referred to as our . . .

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Ralph Suchy, unfortunately lost in 2011. Ralph loved Mary (his wife of 58 years), his very large family (seven kids and 21 grand kids), old cars (his roadster and sprint car), horses and his 400 acre ranch near Redding, CA.  He lived with Mary for many years within Orange Park Acres, and 

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Ray Wilcox, The California Roadsters lost long-term member Ray Wilcox (May 15, 1932- April 24, 2013). He left his beloved wife Sally (almost 60 years of marriage), sons Buck (Ray Jr.), Larry and daughter Susan.  Ray was an accomplished jazz musician, and was a proficient pianist. Ray was head of a family owned construction materials/supply company.

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Frank Currie, The California Roadsters lost long-term member Frank Currie (evening of 3/2/16 of natural causes). He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn, his 4 sons, Charles, John, Raymond and Andy, as well as a large extended family.

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