Long Beach Renegades Car Club Renecade

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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]

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Long Beach Renegades Car Club Renecade 1956

The first annual Long Beach Renegades Car Club Renecade was held by the Long Beach Renegades Sunday, November 11, 1956 at the Bellflower High School.[3]The sweepstake winner this year was Tom Greipsma with his spectacular yellow Ford Coupe. Queen of the show was Diane Guidry.[1]



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