Long Beach Cavaliers

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A photo of Patrick Farrell old Cavaliers plaque taken in 2020. Photo courtesy of Patrick Farrell.
A photo of Monte Trone next to his 1933 Ford Coupe. Monte was a first generation Long Beach Cavaliers member, and this seems to be an early version of his coupe running Ford hubcaps. Photo from the Long Beach Cavaliers Photo Collection.
A mildly restyled 1941 Ford belonging to a member of the club. Photo from the Long Beach Cavaliers Photo Collection.
Bill Muehlstedt's 1949 Chevrolet. Bill was a member of the Cavaliers from 1956 to 1964. Photo courtesy of Bill Muehlstedt.
A Cavaliers group shot from 1960. "That was about half of the club at about that time," Patrick Farrell told Kustomrama in 2020. Patrick is at the bottom left of the photo holding a poster for an upcoming dance they were putting on at that time. ""Over several years we put on seven or eight dances. Each more elaborate than the last one. Cavaliers became the most well-known club in the area, mainly because of the great entertainment we had at these dances, and also because WE WERE THE GREATEST!" The club grew to about 65+ members by 1962. "Starting on the west side of Long Beach, based at Poly High School it expanded to include many guys from other parts of town," Patrick recalled. Photo courtesy of Patrick Farrell.
A group of cavaliers members from the 1950s and the 1960s photographed in 2013. From left to right: Bill Muehlstedt, Terry Ackerman, Hayden Long, Jack Eslinger, Sam Wiggins, Byron Farrier, Patrick Farrell, Wayne McCaffrey and Phil Hainers. Photo courtesy of Bill Muehlstedt.
An old Cavaliers jacket. Photo courtesy of Neal Carter.
An old Cavaliers plaque. Photo courtesy of Neal Carter.
George Gutierrez' 1928 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
Tim Musico's 1928 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
George Gutierrez' 1929 Ford Model A Sport Coupe
Tony Guardado's 1929 Ford Model A Sport Coupe
Tim Musico's 1941 Ford Business Coupe
This is Long Beach, a movie documentary about the Long Beach Cavaliers, had World Premier at the Art Theatre in Long Beach, California, August 2nd, 2013.
Old and new Cavaliers members in 2013. Photo courtesy of Rick Perez.

The Cavaliers is a car club from Long Beach, California. The club was formed in 1948 at Poly High School, and it had about 25 members. The existence of the club is divided into three generations, 1948 - 1955, 1956 - 1965 and 1998 to present. In the late 1950s and mid 1960s the club consisted of more than 100 members.


The club expands trough dances and great entertainment

Patrick Farrell was a member of the Cavaliers from 1957 to 1962. ""Over several years we put on seven or eight dances, he told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2020. "Each more elaborate than the last one. Cavaliers became the most well-known club in the area, mainly because of the great entertainment we had at these dances, and also because WE WERE THE GREATEST!" The club grew to about 65+ members by 1962. "Starting on the west side of Long Beach, based at Poly High School it expanded to include many guys from other parts of town," Patrick recalled.[1]


This is Long Beach

In the 2010s Brian Darwas made a documentary movie about the Cavaliers called This is Long Beach. The movie documents the history of the club, with members from each generation contributing, sharing their stories. A part of the movie also takes place at Masterson Kustoms in Lynwood, where the current members of the club have the top on a 1947 Ford chopped. The movie had World Premier at the Art Theatre in Long Beach, California, August 2nd, 2013.[2]


Past and Present Members

Bill Muehlstedt
Bill Neal
Bob Crane
Bob Kendrick
Byron Ferrier
David Root
Felipe "Aladdin"
Gary Gabelich
George "Porky" Acosta
George Gutierrez
Hayden Long
Jack Eslinger
Jack Tucker
Jason "T bucket Jay" Valenzuela
Jason "JJ" Wolf
Jim Satterfield
Jim Sherwood
John Passanisi
J.R. Kovalski
Ken Cooper
Monte Trone
Patrick Farrell
Phil Burkowitz
Phil Haines
Paul Forrester
Ralph Thomas
Rick Perez
Roger Thomas
Ronnie Myers
Sam Wiggins
Terry Ackerman
Tex Gresham
Tim Musico
Todd Lancaster
Tony Guardado
Yvonne Perez
Wayne McCaffrey

Past and Present Club Cars

George Gutierrez' 1928 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
Tim Musico's 1928 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
George Gutierrez' 1929 Ford Model A Sport Coupe
Monte Trone's 1933 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Tony Guardado's 1929 Ford Model A Sport Coupe
Tim Musico's 1941 Ford Business Coupe
Bill Muehlstedt's 1949 Chevrolet
Patrick Farrell's 1949 Mercury Two-Door Sedan
Phil Haines' 1950 Ford
George Gutierrez' 1951 Ford Tudor Sedan
Tex Gresham's 1952 Pontiac
Patrick Farrell's 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air
J.R. Kovalski's 1956 Chevrolet
Tim Musico's 1957 Ford Ranchero - The Edselero
Patrick Farrell's 1957 Porsche
Patrick Farrell's 1959 Peerless GT


References


External Links

Cavaliers on MySpace




 

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