Culver City Screwdrivers

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Photo courtesy of Karen Boren.
A 1948 Culver City Screwdrivers group photo. Bill Boren is the fellow on the top row to the far right wearing a striped shirt. Jerry Keldrauk is the big guy in front, to the lower left. Photo from The Bill Boren Photo Collection.
Fred Larsen's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster of Culver City, California. Built in 1948, the car was driven on the streets in addition to being raced on the dry lakes and drag strips. After building the car, Fred became a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers.
Jim Papworth's 1932 Ford Roadster of Culver City, California. Jim was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers, and the roadster, that he bought in 1947, was his first car.
Screwdrivers member Bob Arner bought The Ralph Schenck Streamliner.
Chuck Quesnel's belly-pan'ed 1927 Ford Model T lakester. The caption on the back of the photo says "Chuck's Car. Ed Olson in car, Janet Olson in jacket." Photo from The Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection.
Chuck Quesnel's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster as it appeared when Bob Kuykendall owned it.
Joanna Quesnel's 1932 Ford roadster. Joanna was married to Chuck Quesnel. Chuck was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers. Joanna was also a part of the club, but she was not considered a member as she was a girl. Joanna told her son Douglas that the girls were never allowed to race the guys. She liked to race, but her car never had any race numbers on. Photo from The Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection.
Bill Boren's 1941 Ford convertible of Culver City, California. Bill was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers.
A 1953 Culver City Screwdrivers group photo. Photo provided by Karen Boren.
A 1956 Culver City Screwdrivers group photo. Photo provided by Karen Boren.
A photo of Bill Boren's Screwdrivers jacket from 2014. Photo by Karen Boren.


The Screwdrivers was car club from Culver City, California that was organized under Rusetta Timing Association. The club was named after the tool, not the cocktail. In 2016 former member Ed Olson told Karen Boren that the cocktail in fact was named after the club. Some of the guys that started importing vodka from Germany introduced it to the local bar for him to carry and serve. Prior to that vodka was rarely known in the US. The bartender entered the drink in the cocktail competition and won Best New Cocktail of the Year. He named it after the Culver City Screwdrivers.[1]


Members

Al "Shakey" McKee
Alan Thomas
Andy Minorini
Bill Boren
Bill Likes
Bill Million
Bill Perry
Bob Arner
Bob Calahan
Bob Kuykendall
Bob Shields
Bob Solomon
Bob Thomas
Carmon Pisano
Chuck Metcalf
Chuck Quesnel
Craig Breedlove
Dale Johnson
David James
Dean Musgrove
Don Cummins
Don Johnson
Don Lindsay
Don Rackmann
Ed Harper
Ed Olson
Ed Perry
Ed Safarik
Fred Larsen
Fred Larson
Gene Adams
George Hale
Gilbert Reed
Jack Hershey
Jack Nelson
Jan Musgrove
Jerry Booth
Jerry Keldrauk
Jim Hildreth
Jim Lindsay
Jim Nelson
Jim Papworth
Joe Piesano
John Stephenson
John Sundoen
Kenny Arnold
Lee Titus
Lou Baney
Lynn Arner
Mickey Redding
Neal Buck
Neal Burns
Nick Arias Jr.
Nick Matranga
Reece Adams
Robert Kuykendall
Ronald Brown
Ted Frye
Tom Cobb
Vern Larson


Club Cars

Bob Kuykendall's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Chuck Quesnel's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Jim Papworth's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Ed and Bill Perry's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster - The Perry Boys Roadster
Fred Larsen's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Bob Kuykendall's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Jerry Keldrauk and Bill Boren's 1932 Ford Sedan
Jim Papworth's 1932 Ford 2 Door Sedan
Jim Papworth's 1932 Ford Roadster
Bob Kuykendall's 1933 Ford Cabriolet
Nick Arias Jr.'s 1937 Chevrolet Coupe
Bob Calahan's 1939 Ford Convertible Sedan
Bill Boren's 1941 Ford Convertible
The Ralph Schenck Streamliner


Resources

Click here to visit the Culver City Screwdrivers Facebook Page


References





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