Carlsbad Oilers

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A photo that Don Cox snapped in Carlsbad, California, during an Oilers gathering off of La Cost Avenue in the lagoon on the beach area. According to Robert Genat, the Oilers used to race there on the beach! Photo from The Robert Genat Photo Collection.
Another photo that Don Cox snapped in Carlsbad, California, during the Oilers gathering. Photo from The Robert Genat Photo Collection.
Bill Junge pieced the two photos above together and got this. He also confirmed with Bup Kentner that the guy in the orange and white jacket is Jack Carpenter, and that's his chopped 1941 Chevrolet Convertible. Bup said, "Unless I'm mistaken, we were messing around on the dry wash which is now the lagoon in front of the La Costa development." Photo from The Robert Genat Photo Collection.
Jim Nelson's SCTA membership card for 1948.
Jim Nelson's SCTA membership card for 1949.
Jack Carpenter's membership card from 1949. Jack was one of the original members of the club. Photo courtesy of Bill Junge.
The Carlsbad Oilers and Road Ramblers of San Diego Souveinr Program and Year Book for the 1950 Season. This book was advertised for sale on eBay in February of 2013. Photo Courtesy of eBay.
Quint Meland's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster of Oceanside, California. Quint bought the basic car, without an engine in 1956. After spending countless hours in school auto shop and at his father's gas station the roadster was finally ready for its first trip to the Paradise Mesa Drag Strip in 1957. In 1958 Quint was asked to join the Carlsbad Oilers car club and the Dragmaster racing team. He owned the car from 1956 to 1961, and he only lost two races with it.
Quint Meland's Oilers membership card for 1958. Photo courtesy of Quint Meland.
Andy Kohler's 1930 Ford Model A roadster at the 2016 the Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey. Andy's roadster made its debut at the show. Photo by Sondre Kvipt - Kustomrama.

The Oilers was a car club out of Carlsbad, California. The club was organized November 30, 1947, and the charter members included Howard Beckham, Milford Robbins, Dago Cantarini, Don Eastman, Bup Kentner, Jim Nelson, Walt Troxel and Bob Stieger.

The club was organized under the SCTA.

Ski Sass acted as President for the 1951 season. Jack Carpenter was the Vice-President, Gene Shelby, while Gene Shelby acted as secretary and Dick Dunham as treasurer.

Friday, January 26, 1951 the Carlsbad Oilers and the Road Ramblers of San Diego held their annual banquet and trophy presentation for the 1950 season at the Carlsbad Twin Inns. At the event, 1950 SCTA President Akton Miller summarized the past season activities of the two club's participation, while 1951 SCTA President Bill Burke outlined what the the upcoming 1951 season held for the clubs when it came to new schedule of events and rules modifications. Other attendees included chief timer J. Otto Crocker and Hot Rod Magazine editor and former SCTA president Wally Parks.[1]

Past and Present Members:
Alt Annable
Andy Kohler
Bob Stieger
Bobby Green
Bup Kentner
Charlie Street
Dago Cantarini
Dick Boschetti
Don Briggs
Don Cox
Don Eastman
Doyle Bradford
Ed Kentner
Fred Boodry
Howard Beckham
Jack Carpenter
Jeremy Baye
Jim Acker
Jim Ashby
Jim Hicks
Jim Nelson
John Caps
Larry "Woodpecker" Godfrey
Mel Stultz
Milford Robbins
Quint Meland
Ralph Weston
Ron Dixon
Tom Nelson
Walt Troxel

Club Cars

Quint Meland's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster - The RoadStar
Andy Kohler's 1930 Ford Model A Roadster
Jack Carpenter's 1941 Chevrolet Convertible



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