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The Krankers, 1955. Photo by George Contaoi.
A lineup with the San Bernardino Krankers from 1955. George Contaoi's 1955 Ford F-100 is the second car from the back.
A photo from the same session as above.
The Krankers were good to promote safety among the kids of San Bernardino. This is a newspaper clipping from The Daily Sun, March 18th 1954.
The 2nd annual Krankers Motor Revue 1958 was held on June 7 and 8 1958 at the National Orange Show Grounds, San Bernardino, California.
Poster from the Krankers Motor Revue 1959.
From the San Bernardino County Sun, June 18th, 1959, showing Lee Rhodes' 1930 Ford.
George Contaoi's 1949 Oldsmobile fastback of San Bernardino, California. George's Olds was restyled in 1955.
George Contaoi's 1955 Ford F-100 of San Bernardino, California, was restyled by Dick Richardson's Custom Shop and Barris Kustoms in 1956. Von Dutch striped it and made a mural on the tailgate along with Dean Jeffries.
Bob Webster's 1957 Chevrolet of San Bernardino, California. Bob was a member of the San Bernardino Krankers car club, and his car was known as "El Tigere". It was restyled circa 1957-1958.

The San Bernardino Krankers was a car club out of San Bernardino, California. According to the father of hydraulics, Ron Aguirre, the Krankers was the premier car club in San Bernardino County. They were based in the city of Rialto, California. Founded by members out of San Bernardino High School in the late 1940s, the club had about 50 - 75 members. Ron believes the club was disbanded in the late 1970s or early 1980s.[1] They began hosting their annual Krankers Motor Revue shows in 1957.

Car Shows
Krankers Motor Revue

Members' Cars
George Contaoi's 1941 Ford Tudor
George Contaoi's 1947 Mercury
Lloyd C. Hammond's 1949 Ford - The Majestic Lady
George Contaoi's 1949 Oldsmobile Fastback
George Contaoi's 1955 Ford F-100
Ron Aguirre's 1956 Chevrolet Corvette - The X-Sonic
Bob Webster's 1957 Chevrolet
George Contaoi's 1957 Ford Fairlane

Alexander I. Castro
Bert Leithold, president of 1954.
Bob Webster
George Contaoi
Lloyd C. Hammond
Ron Aguirre


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