Willamette Valley Street Rods has been in continuous existence since
first established in 1970. To the left is an photo taken at an early club
meeting held at Jerry Keppinger's home April 8, 1974. First Row: Bud Graham, Dan
Pullen, Dave Lecompte, Warren Sheppard, Cliff Joerg Second Row: Howard Dutoit,
Jerry Keppinger, Gary Farrier, Tony Mills, Bill Sanders, Bob Pendergraft. Back
Row: Mel Meyers, John Stanton, Boyd Jensen, Doug Daggett, Dale Wheeler, and Gary
In the early days it was the Willamette Valley Street Rod Association (WVSRA) and we hosted a two day "rod run" at Silver Creek Falls Park where most camped overnight and enjoyed events like club hosted dinner and dancing, games, and poker runs while sharing stories about their cars, other rod runs, and new customizing ideas. Through the years the club dropped "Associaton" and added "Kustoms". We've since returned to our roots with our name.
This photo, taken circa 1974/1975 is of Gary Farrier's 1927 Ford Touring that he still owns today.
One of the events enjoyed at the club event was "blind driving"! The object was to direct your blind driver through a coned course in the fastest time possible. During competition you always found out which guy should stop and ask for directions.
In this 1974 photo John Stanton is ready to give his blind driver Connie what seems like simple directions in their 27 Ford Roadster PU. Stop... Go .. Left ... Right.. what could be less complicated right?
A 1971 photo of Dale Wheeler's 32 Ford Sedan he built in 1969 with a 375HP 327 V8, Turbo 400 tranny, and a Vette rearend.
This 1929 Model A Woody belonged to 1988 club president Bob Moody
PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE PAST.