FOR THE JUNE MEETING OF THE GALT STROKERS CAR CLUB - LARRY RAY HOSTED A TOUR OF HIS HOT ROD SHOP WITH WORKS IN PROGRESS (OR NOT) AS WELL AS A TOUR OF "IRON OXIDE DESIGNS"! HE ALSO SUPPLIED FREE PIZZA, CHICKEN WINGS,CHICKEN TENDERS, BEER (I WAS TOLD TO), POP AND WATER FOR ALL WHO ATTENDED!
The Galt Strokers Reunion Photos-BQQ
A great selection of members classics and rods proves that we are still in love
with the automobile
Bob Drew's 32 Victoria is back on the road
The Club's Dragster at the Clubhouse
The Stroker's 50th Anniversary DVD
By popular request your organizing committee has produced a 30 minute DVD containing a great collection of photos and 8mm movies from the early days with the Dragster and the Gladiator at the Kohler Dragway as well as many member photos. We have added caption to all photos as well as scrolling sub titles for the film clips and many of the slides.
1954 - 2004
We still have a supply of '04 hats and T-Shirts
The Galt Strokers Reunion Photos
Group Photo - click for full size image
DUE TO CONTINUING ISSUES AND PROBLEMS BEYOND OUR CONTROL THIS
Our next-door neighbor was a retired blacksmith and just down the hill from his house were the crumbling remains of the old shop. Charlie was our mentor and us young boys were always welcome at the old shop to observe the operation. We learned a great deal about working the red hot metal on the anvil. We got to turn the handle of the blower to add the air to the charcoal forge. Observe the various tools and their use. The hammer as it was skillfully used on the hot metal to shape it.
Al added Part 4 on June 8, 2009
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Then and now!.... by Al Howlett
The Early Days Remembered
from Al Howlett
I was part of the delegation that approached the senior/senior Melenbacker about using the property for drag racing. Another Stroker member Bob Young was also on the team.