Wolf Hounds of East Los Angeles

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Joel C. Villanova's Wolf Hounds plaque. Joel was one of the original members. Photo courtesy of Esteban E. Villegas.
The Wolf Hounds of East Los Angeles making the front page of the East Side Journal January 27, 1954. The club were an integrated club, including both whites and Latinos, and when George Gonzales won the presidency in 1954 it made front page news.
Joel C. Villanova's old jacket. In 2015 Esteban E. Villegas acquired the jacket and a plaque from Joel's son. Esteban decided to re-established the club after he acquired these items. Photo courtesy of Esteban E. Villegas.
One of the new plaques that were made after Esteban re-established the club. Same font and layout, but with a redrawn wolf mascot. Photo courtesy of Esteban E. Villegas.

The Wolf Hounds is an East Los Angeles, California car club. The club was an integrated club, including both whites and Latinos, and when George Gonzales won the presidency in 1954 it made front page news. The meeting was held at the Belvedere Playground.


In 2015 Esteban E. Villegas re-established the club in its hometown of East Los Angeles. Esteban decided to bring the local club back from the dead after he acquired an original jacket and plaque from Joel C. Villanova's son. Joel was one of the original members, and Esteban purchased these items after Joel had passed away.


Past and Present Members

Adolf Amador
Danny Fuerta
Edward Thorne
Esteban E. Villegas
Gabriel Gonzales
George Gonzales
Greg Villagran
Joel C. Villanova
John Gomez
Mayo Gonzales
Ralph Padilla
Ray Wardligh



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