Over the Hill Gang

San Bernardino

EST. 1973
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San Bernardino, CA

Est -  July 1973



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Club Information


This club was founded after a run to Lodi, CA in June of 1973. Tom Sterkel, a local Auto Upholsterer and fellow Street Rodders Craig Lake and John Pickle from San Diego, actually came up with the name and started the club. Tom started the San Bernardino Chapter, while Craig and John started the Chapter in San Diego. The name was taken from an early 1969 TV movie by the same name.

The name was originally meant to fit the cars and the loose association this club is known for, the name would eventually say as much about its members, as its members cars.

The first twelve members of the club were:

bulletTom Sterkel CLUB FOUNDER (34 Ford Pickup)
bulletChuck Grand (46 Ford 2dr Sedan)
bulletSteve Fairbanks (39 Chevy 2dr Sedan)
bulletJack Cox (32 Ford 2dr Sedan)
bulletRich Bagwell (30 Ford 2dr Sedan)
bulletDick Patterson (28 Ford 2dr Sedan)
bulletRichard Kaplan (33 Ford Coupe)
bulletDan Joyce (23 T Roadster)
bulletSteve Wilson (39 Ford Coupe)
bulletOscar Pryor (47 Plymouth Coupe)
bulletJohn Spradlin (29 A Sport Coupe)
bulletGary Ross (47 Olds Sedan)

Tom Sterkel passed away in 1985, he had logged well over 100,000 miles on his 34 Ford Truck. He felt there was a place for a club that could meet the following needs:

The Over the Hill Gang -- A club with very few rules.

The only current rules are:

    1. Prospective members must attend a minimum of two club meetings.
    2. Must have a running pre-1973 car at the time of admission to the club.
    3. Must go on at least one run with the club, in their qualifying vehicle.

Certificate received by the Club for Donating Pull Tabs to the Ronald McDonald House

We challenge every Club to Collect and Beat our Donation!!!!

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Current Membership: 311

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Copyright 1998 J. Cox
Last modified: MAY 20, 2013