Illinois Valley Mis-Fires

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Photo from a club meeting in the 1950s.
A club shot from the late 1950s.
A Mis-Fires member at one of the Illinois Valley Mis-Fires Rod & Custom Show

Illinois Valley Mis-Fires was an auto club out of Illinois Valley, Illinois. The club was started in 1955 in La Salle at Volpes Gas Station.[1]

In 1961 Ron Volpe was president of the Mis-Fires.

August 21, 2005 the Mis-Fires held a 50th anniversary and reunion in conjunction with the La Salle Car Show. The reunion was held as the legendary Volpes Gas Station where it all started.[2]

Illinois Valley Mis-Fires Rod & Custom Show

In 1959 The Mis-Fires held their first annual Illinois Valley Mis-Fires Rod & Custom Show at the Les-Buzz Ballroom in Spring Valley, Illinois.


Ed Soens
Richard Fuerholze
Ron Volpe



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