The idea of the first annual Motorcade was conceived in July of 1954 at a joint meeting of the Coachmen, Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Sgt. Louis Casullo, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Norwalk Centours Motorcycle Club and interested parents. According to the Souvenir Program for the third annual Motorcade in 1956 "the teenagers wanted a chance to display results of their labor and prove the worth and need of organized clubs with proper adult supervision." The ball started rolling, committees were formed, plans were made and the Junior Chamber volunteered to sponsor the show.
Norm Grabowski's 1922 Ford Model T Roadster - Kookie T
Buzz Pitzen's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Ed Cousins' 1932 Ford Pickup
Lloyd Bakan's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Jim Griepsma's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Dave Cunningham's 1940 Ford Sedan
Louie Bettancourt's 1949 Mercury
Joe Edd Ray's 1950 Buick Sedanette - XM105
Rod & Custom Magazine’s Dream Truck
Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet Convertible
Junior Conway's 1950 Ford - The Teardrop
Pete Angress' 1952 Ford
Ina Mae Overman's 1952 Lincoln Capri
Ed Russell's 1952 Mercury
Bob Schremp's 1954 Chevrolet
Earl Bruce's 1955 Mercedes 300SL
Dick Gonzales' 1955 Studebaker
The Kopper Kart
Ed Roth's 1956 Ford F-100
Jud Morgan's 1956 Ford F-100
Jack James' 1957 Buick Special
Kermit Hanson's 1957 Buick
Harry Okuda's 1957 Dodge
Dick Jackson's 1957 Ford Thunderbird
The third annual Norwalk Motorcade was held July 22 and 23, 1956 at Excelsior High School. According to Larry Watson 22 pinstriped cars were entered in the show. Von Dutch had four of those, Dean Jeffries had seven, and Larry Watson had eleven.
The second annual Norwalk Motorcade was held July 16 & 17 at the Excelsior High School.
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