Bean Bandits

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Joaquin Arnett's 1934 Ford 3-window coupe of San Diego, California was completed in 1951. Shortly after completing the build, Joaquin sold the coupe to Andy Granatelli.

The Bean Bandits Club started in 1949 as members of a club called the Cam Pounders. But this name would change in early 1951 to become the Bean Bandits. Many stories have been told as to where the name came from. Centered around the prominent enlistment of club members being Mexican, they were commonly called the Beaners. Which was a derogatory slur of the time, but these attitudes never stopped the Bean Bandits from doing what they did. Bandits derived from the varied antics that the club did.[1]


Joaquin Arnett

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Joaquin Arnett's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe


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