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The Throttle Benders car club was established in 1949. Joe "Bud" Simmons was a founding member of the club, and according to his grandson, Brian Burnham, it wasn't a big club, "just a bunch of farm kids from the California Central Valley." The members of the club were from the town of Chowchilla, California. Photo courtesy of Brian Burnham.
Joe "Bud" Simmons' 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe of Chowchilla, California. Bud was a founding member of the Throttle Benders car club, and photos taken in 1949 shows the car running a filled roof, solid hood sides, dual spotlights, and flipper caps.

Custom Cars of Chowchilla, California

Joe "Bud" Simmons' 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe

Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs of Chowchilla, California

Throttle Benders

People of Chowchilla, California

Joe "Bud" Simmons


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