San Bernardino Krankers
The San Bernardino Krankers was a car club out of San Bernardino, California. According to the father of hydraulics, Ron Aguirre, the Krankers was the premier car club in San Bernardino County. They were based in the city of Rialto, California. Founded by members out of San Bernardino High School in the late 1940s, the club had about 50 - 75 members. Ron believes the club was disbanded in the late 1970s or early 1980s. They began hosting their annual Krankers Motor Revue shows in 1957.
In 2014 George Contaoi told Olav Kvipt of Kustomrama that when the Krankers would embrace new members, each of the members were given a set of marbles, one black and one white. Next they secretly put the marbles in a box, if all the marbles where white, then the new candidate member could join the club as a worthy member. If one or more marbles in the box turned out to be black, then the candidate member would be rejected.
Car Shows Hosted by The Krankers
Alexander I. Castro
Bert Leithold - President in 1954
Bob Baskett - President in 1957
Lloyd C. Hammond
Richard V. Guzman - President in 1958
George Contaoi's 1941 Ford Tudor
George Contaoi's 1941 Mercury Coupe
Lloyd C. Hammond's 1949 Ford - The Majestic Lady
George Contaoi's 1949 Oldsmobile Fastback
Larry Sheckler's 1950 Ford
Pete Gallegos' 1953 Ford
Wayne Wright's 1953 Studebaker Starlight Coupe - Karat Kart
Dick Lindsley's 1954 Mercury - Creme d' Mint
Bill Franks' 1955 Chevrolet
George Contaoi's 1955 Ford F-100
Ron Aguirre's 1956 Chevrolet Corvette - The X-Sonic
Jim Davis' 1956 Ford
Jim Crosby's 1957 Buick
Bob Webster's 1957 Chevrolet
Mike Bradley's 1957 Chevrolet George Contaoi's 1957 Ford Fairlane
Hilton Vail's 1957 Ford Fairlane 500
Dick Merrell's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Louis Elizarrarez' 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Pete Newton's 1958 Pontiac Chieftain
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