The Cliff Riehl Photo Collection
Cliff Riehl was a member of the Road Lords of So. Cal. car club. He joined the club as a teenager in the 1950s, and helped organize the first, and only, Disneyland Car Club Day and Autocade September 5, 1959. "It was the last time we held it there," Cliff told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2020, "Disney took all the money," he added. Cliff did not have a car at the show himself. While he was a member of the club, he drove a 1940 Ford, a Mercury, and different other cars. "My first hot rod was a 1940 Ford coupe. I had traded a 1956 Studebaker Commander convertible for the 40 Ford straight across. The ford was wine-colored and had big tires on the rear wheels." As far as Clif knows, he never took any pictures of that car. He remembers blowing up the transmission while trying to lay rubber. "The transmission was having none of it with big tires in the rear." He repaired the coupe and drove it for a while before trading it in. "That car was real fun to own," he recalled.
- Cliff Riehl
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