Arnold Birner

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Arnold in his garage with his 1928 Ford Model A Roadster. Photo courtesy of James Donoho.
Ed Iskenderian with his 1924 Ford Model T in front of Arnold's house on Palm Grove Street in 1939. Photo courtesy of the Bungholers Car Club.
George Homer, Arnold Birner, and Eugene Von Arx next to Eugene's Modified Roadster at Arnold's house. Photo courtesy of James Donoho.
Arnold Birner's 1928 Ford Model A Roadster.
Arnold's mark. Photo courtesy of James Donoho.
Photo courtesy of James Donoho.

Arnold "Arnie" Birner was a member of the Bungholers of Hollywood car club.

Arnie and John Athan were neighbors.[1]

In 1944 Arnie wrote the SCTA News to tell the readers of the newsletter that some of the guys in the Navy were getting some radical ideas about engines. And if they were just as good to work as think, the speed would jump a little higher. Arnie could also report that the Navy was a funny place, as you never knew who you would meet next. The fellows ran trough quite steady, and old faces were always showing up. It seemed for him that people would never forget the lakes. Arnie's letter was published in SCTA News December 1944.[2]

Pattern Maker

When the war ended, Arnold started working as a pattern maker for Ed Donovan, who continued to build four-bangers. The stylized AJB symbol found on Donovan blocks represents Birner's initials.[1]

Arnold ran for the Bungholers car club, in the modified class, at the El Mirage August 18, 1946 time trials event.[3]

Hollywood Throttlers

After the war, Arnie ran with the Hollywood Throttlers. The Throttlers club house was two doors down from the Bungholers club house.[4]

Arnold Birner's Cars

Arnold Birner's 1928 Ford Model A Roadster
Arnold Birner's Lakes Modified



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