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Tacoma Toppers is a car club from Tacoma, Washington. The club was founded in 1951. In 2015 Joe Hammerschmith told The News Tribune that you had to work hard to get in the club; "They had strict rules and regulations; your car had to have three modifications custom-wise to get in. And you had to be a pretty nice guy. Some guys had the car, but their reputation wasn’t quite there."
According to Lance Lambert there were about a dozen bigger, active car clubs in Tacoma in the 1960s; "They would put on dances and car shows, often to raise money for charities. The Toppers were Lincoln High School, The Steeds were Stadium and Wilson. All we did was cruise between Frisko Freeze and Kings Drive-In. It was see and be seen. Frisko was Stadium’s hangout, Kings was Wilson’s territory."
Geno Ames' 1932 Ford Roadster - Deuce of Spades
Danny Hall's 1940 Ford Coupe
Vern LaCoursiere's 1941 Chevrolet Convertible
Tom Richardson's 1949 Ford Convertible
Vern LaCoursiere's 1949 Ford Coupe
Chuck Traaen's 1949 Mercury
Vern LaCoursiere's 1950 Ford Convertible
Jerry Harris' 1950 Mercury
Chuck Johnson's 1952 Ford Victoria
Joe Hammerschmith’s 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
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