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 Pickel 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