Norwalk Coachmen

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Bob Schremp's 1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air of Norwalk, California was restyled by Branson's Custom Shop in the mid 1950s. In 1956 Bob's Chevrolet received a scallop paint job by Larry Watson. The paint job was done in the driveway of Watson's parents, and it was the first car Watson gave a scallop paint job.

The Coachmen was a car club out of Norwalk, California started in 1953.

The Coachmen held the annual Norwalk Motorcade at Excelsior High School. The first annual Coachman Show was held in 1954. In 1955 John Beddow was the president of the Coachmen.


When Jack Arnold was a member Keith Christensen was the President of the club. This is how Jack remembers Chris and his slammed Buick: "Keith Christensen was our president and drove a 55 Buick lowered to the ground, we had 6 guys cruising through the Clock drive in , we waved to our friends as we cruised thru then drove around the corner to the market jumped out of the car lifted each corner of the Buick and shoved a 2by 4 under the springs which raised the car as far as it could be, jumped back in and drove thru the drive in again, you should have seen the look on everyone's face! this was way before hydraulics were even thought of."[1]


Club Cars

Mervin White's 1936 Ford Coupe
Gary Moore's 1940 Chevrolet Coupe
James Moore's 1953 Chevrolet
Bob Schremp's 1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Keith Christensen's 1955 Buick
Gary Moore's 1955 Chevrolet Hardtop
Mervin White's 1955 Ford Two Door
James Moore's 1956 Chevrolet
Jack Arnold's 1956 Mercury
Mervin White's 1957 Ford Hardtop


Members:
Bob Schremp
Gary Moore[2]
James "Jay" Moore[2]
John Beddow
Jack Arnold
Keith Christensen
Mervin White[2]

References



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