All steel body and fenders
  Ramjet 350 engine (350 HP/ 400 lbs.Torque)
  Transmission is a 700R backed by a Gear Vendors
  Leather Interior by Westminster Upholstery
  Kugel Komponents I.R.S. and I.F.S.
  Boyds Smoothie 17” Wheels
  Nitto Extreme Performance Tires


A Little History on Dennis

The Early Years

Dennis was born in Long Beach, CA, in 1941. His parents moved to Downey in 1950. Dennis graduated from Downey High in 1959. Like a lot of young guys he loved cars from a very early age, building models and reading Hotrod and Car Craft instead of doing his homework. When he turned 16 his first car was a 1947 Chevy coupe with duel carbs and duel exhaust and was dropped in front. Next year it was a 1949 Plymouth two door sedan which was dropped on the ground with duel carbs,duel exhaust, lakes plugs, and drive shaft tips and then a 1956 Chevy Belair Hardtop with a 1958 Corvette engine. This car was run at the Drags in 1959 and 1960. Dennis raced it at Santa Ana, San Fernando, Lions, and Pomona and won five trophies. He ran either D/Gas or Cheater Stock classes. Many nights were spent sitting in drive-in restaurants especially Harveys Broiler in Downey. He was in three car clubs in high school.

The Middle Years

Dennis worked for Oasis Travel Trailers, D&O Machine Shop in the summers while still in high school. He worked for Aerojet General in Downey while going to Long Beach City College for a semester. The next job Dennis got was working for Sav-on Drug in Downey. Sav-on Drug turned out to be his career for the next 26 years. He got married to his first wife (also Donna) in 1961 and divorced in 1970. He was in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, with basic training at Ft. Ord, some time at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri, and most time in Hanua, Germany with the 23rd Combat Engineers of the the 3rd Armored Division (Elvis Presley’s old outfit). In 1972 he met Donna (the current love of his life) at the bank which Sav-on dealt with and in 1973 they got married. They have one son Doug. From 1989 to 1999 Dennis was a Marketing V.P. for Myers Car Care and Water Damage Restoration, and has been retired since November 1999.

The Fun Years

Now that the middle forty years is by me, I am back to having fun with cars. We had lots of fun in the middle years, but most of the family and wealth building is behind us. Now I enjoy trading stocks and managing investments. In 2002, I re-entered the car seen with a 1924 Ford T-Bucket with a 671 Blown 350, power-glide and Ford 9”, I still have it. At a car show in 2003, I met Jim Farley and asked him about South Orange County Rods and Customs car club. Jim invited myself and Donna to a club meeting. We enjoyed the people and what SOCR&C is about. I have been active in the positions of Secretary for one year, Communications for two years, and Activities for almost two years. Our Club is a lot of Fun. In 2004, I found my 1931 Ford Victoria, and enjoy taking it on Street Rodder Road Tours, Cruising, Car Shows, and other trips.

                                                                                          Happy Hot Rodding,
                                                                                             Dennis Avery
Spotlight On. . .
Dennis & Donna Avery's 1931 Ford Vicky
   Which is short for Victoria as she is a lady if you please. . .
. . .and she's a DEFINITE cold stone fox!
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