Long Beach Renegades Car Club Renecade 1957

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18 years old Connie Herbst was selected Renegades Queen of 1957. Clipping from Independent Friday, July 5, 1957.

Long Beach Renegades Car Club Renecade 1957

The 2nd annual Long Beach Renegades Car Club Renecade was held Thursday, July 4 on the grounds of Bellflower High School. A whopping turnout was anticipated before the show, with registered entrants from as far as way as San Diego and the Bay Area. All entrants competed for class trophies as well as a gigantic 56 inch high affair that was given out to best in show. The show contained classes for full, semi, moderate and mild customs, best constructed car, best presented car club, street roadsters, street coupes and sedans, competition speed cars, club participation, special class,sports cars, antiques, pickup trucks and best appearing car.[1]

Spectators at the show could also vote for a queen of the show. Five finalists were selected before the show, and these were Marna Redmayne, Helen Farkas, Donna Claire, Connie Herbst and Judy Smith. The winner, 18 years old Connie Herbst,[2] was crowned by last years queen Diane Guidry.[1]

Cars Attending:
Norm Grabowski's Kookie T
Jim Griepsma's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Rudy Fito’s 1949 Chevrolet
Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet
Bob Metz' 1950 Buick Sedanette - XM105
Junior Conway's 1950 Ford
George Cerny's 1950 Plymouth Suburban
Memo Ortega's 1951 Chevrolet
Mandy Holder's 1951 Mercury Convertible
Pete Angress' 1952 Ford
Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air - Moonglow
Bill Burnett's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet Pickup - The Kopper Kart
Richard Axcell's 1955 Ford F-100 Truck
Earl Bruce's 1955 Mercedes 300 SL
Carol Lewis' 1956 Chevrolet
Dick Jackson's 1957 Ford
Dick Jackson's 1957 Ford Thunderbird


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