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Jim Nelson's SCTA membership card for 1948
Jim Nelson's SCTA membership card for 1949
The Carlsbad Oilers and Road Ramblers of San Diego Souveinr Program and Year Book for the 1950 Season. This book was advertised for sale on eBay in February of 2013. Photo Courtesy of eBay.

The Oilers was a car club out of Carlsbad, California. The club was organized November 30, 1947, and the charter members included Howard Beckham, Milford Robbins, Dago Cantarini, Don Eastman, Bup Kentner, Jim Nelson, Walt Troxel and Bob Stieger.

The club was organized under the SCTA.

Ski Sass acted as President for the 1951 season. Jack Carpenter was the Vice-President, Gene Shelby, while Gene Shelby acted as secretary and Dick Dunham as treasurer.

Friday, January 26, 1951 the Carlsbad Oilers and the Road Ramblers of San Diego held their annual banquet and trophy presentation for the 1950 season at the Carlsbad Twin Inns. At the event, 1950 SCTA President Akton Miller summarized the past season activities of the two club's participation, while 1951 SCTA President Bill Burke outlined what the the upcoming 1951 season held for the clubs when it came to new schedule of events and rules modifications. Other attendees included chief timer J. Otto Crocker and Hot Rod Magazine editor and former SCTA president Wally Parks.[1]

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Bob Stieger
Bup Kentner
Dago Cantarini
Don Briggs
Don Cox
Don Eastman
Doyle Bradford
Howard Beckham
Jim Ashby
Jim Nelson
John Caps
Milford Robbins
Quint Meland
Ralph Weston
Walt Troxel


  1. Carlsbad Oilers and Road Ramblers of San Diego Souveinr Program and Year Book for the 1950 Season

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