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The flyer for the 20 year anniversary party held June 30th, 2012.
Kevan Sledge's 1924 Ford Model T Roadster
Kevan Sledge's 1940 Mercury coupe of Martinez, California. Restyled by Kevan, the build was started in 2002 and completed in 2014.

Shifters Car Club So.Cal

With roots all the way back to 1992, the Shifters are known as “the very first nostalgia hot rod club for the younger guys”. The gang consists of nine members, and 7 of these originates back to 1992. Marky Idzardi came up with the name for the club one night he and Alex was driving over to Kevan's house. They were throwing names, and Alex suggested that maybe they should have a name that had something to do with shifting.

The Shifters have created some famous cars, such as Alex Idzardi's blue Five-window Deuce that made the cover of Rod & Custom. Marky Idzardi's Purple People Eater, that also made the cover of Rod & Custom, and Anthony Cataneda's "Brown Neck Bandito" bubble top car.

Besides building some of the scene's most radical hot rods, the Shifters are also known as the former hosts of the car show at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend and the Anti-Blessing of the Cars.

June 30th, 2012 the Shifters will celebrate their 20 year anniversary by holding a traditional hot rod and kustom show at Boondock's Irish Pub in Corona, California.

Past and Present Members

Alex Idzardi
Anthony Castaneda
Joe Buffardi
Kevan Sledge
Marky Idzardi

Club Cars

Anthony Castaneda's Brown Neck Bandito
Kevan Sledge's 1940 Mercury Coupe


Shifters Car Club So.Cal on MySpace


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