GO with MOON! - 1950-2010
Dean Moon was born May 1st, 1927 in New Richland, Minnesota. His father, Dallas "Pop" Moon ran a Phillips 66 Gas and Service station in town. Pop was also one of the bootleggers dealing with illegal alcohol in the area, and according to rumors, Dean was helping his father to supplement the gas station income by delivering illegal alcohol to the Mayor and Sheriff of their town.
In 1934 Pop sold the gas station, and the Moon family moved to California. Pop bought a cafe in Santa Fe Spring that he named Moon Cafe. Dean and his brother Buzz helped serve food and drinks to the oil workers in the area in their spare time. Dean started showing a real interest for the pumping machinery at the back of the family building, and he started to hang out with the Shaffer Tool Works employees. He was allowed to assist the maintenance crew, and earnt the right to learn machining and engineering at a very young age in their workshop. Around the same time Dean and his brother Buzz got into cars and hot rodding. Several builds were bought and hopped up, and Dean became a member of the Hutters car club.
GO with MOON! - 1950-2010 is a full-color book filled with photos from the Moon archive.
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