San Fernando Valley Illusions
The Illusions was a custom car and lowrider club from the San Fernando Valley district of Los Angeles, California. The club was formed by a group of teenagers attending Valley jr. College. They met at school and decided to form their own club. Jim Arkin and Johnny Geyer were two of the founding members. There were 3 or 4 cars in the club that featured full custom paint jobs by Joe Andersen of Joe Andersen's Custom Shop, and a couple of cars with flaked tops by Larry Watson of Watson's House of Style. Most of the members were into hydraulic lifts, and 7 or 8 of the cars in the club featured lifts installed by Dick & Ron's of Huntington Park, California.
The club had a club house at San Fernando and Sepulveda. The club house was an old restaurant they rented from one of the club mothers, paying $100 a month.They met every Sunday at the club house or at Sepulveda Park, chosing some where to cruise to. They would line up and head out all together.
Mike Belpedio's 1954 Chevrolet
Bill Stewart's 1955 Chevrolet
Mark Jorgenson's 1960 Chevrolet Impala
Sandy Gordon's 1961 Pontiac Bonnveille Convertible
Bob Guilbault's 1963 Pontiac Bonneville
Jim Arkin's 1965 Chevrolet Impala
Nick Hoogoian's 1965 Chevrolet Malibu
Bob Stepanion's 1966 Chevrolet El Camino
Gary Shermain's 1966 Chevrolet El Camino
Jim Arkin's 1967 Buick Riviera
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