Friends

The following people are those that have been friends throughout the years and I will do my best to touch each and everyone pictorially in this little tribute to those who stood by me in good and bad times. I want to take this time to say thank you to each and every one of you for your love and gifts of friendship.

 

Degar



Darwin Ted Bommer/Lobster T. Boswell ("Lobby")

"It may have choked Artie, but it ain't going to choke, Lobby!" (Photo by Degar)
"An Ode To A Lobster"
The "Lobster" on daughter, Jamie's wedding day (1996))
Bull Dog Stout Malt Liquor (Lobby, Mogens & Degar's brew!)
"Dine" (Daryl) & Ted ("Lobby") way back when (Omaha?)
A Match Made in Heaven! (inside humor) Photo from 8th grade 1958
The Lobster in the 9th grade (Will Rogers Jr. High) 1959
Lobster at daughter, Jody's wedding (1996)
The Lobster's Montage (2006)
Lobster at the river (Palo Verde, CA)
The "Merry Wino-O" BF/H (Lobby's Dream Boat!)
Lobby in Tamerisk Trailer Park (Palo Verde, CA)
Lobby, Froggy (Steve Kunau) & Degar 1990 (Sadly; I am the sole survivor!)
Degar at the Tamerisk Trailer Park (Palo Verde, CA) 2003
Lobby & Beisball (2003)

The Lobster's Hide-a-way in Palo Verde (Colorado River)

The Lobster in Palo Verde, CA #1
The Lobster in Palo Verde, CA #1 (Lobby moves his trailer to Palo Verde, CA) 1998
The Lobster in Palo Verde, CA #3
The Lobster in Palo Verde, CA #4
The Lobster in Palo Verde, CA #5
The Lobster in Palo Verde, CA #7 (Lobby & "Crazy Mike" 1998)
The Lobster in Palo Verde, CA #6 (Lobby, Jim, Hoss & "Rockin' Rob" 1998)

The Lobster & Degar

Lobby & Degar (2005)
Lobby, Degar & "Count" (Christmas 2001)
Lobby, Mogens & "Count" Gorman (Christmas 2001)

The Lobster's Christmas Cards: 2000 - 2005

Lobby's Christmas Card #1 (2000)
Lobby's Christmas Card #2 (2001)
Lobby's Christmas Card #3 (2002)
Lobby's Christmas Card #4
Lobby's Christmas Card #5 (2004)
Lobby's Christmas Card #6 (2005)
2 AM CLUB

Anthony (Tony) "Mogens" Reynolds

Mogens in the Army (1962-63)
Mogens in high school (1962 or thereabouts)
Mogens & Degar (Palo Verde, CA 1976)
Mogens, Lobby & "The Count" (Christmas 2001)
Collage by Mogens' & the "Lobster"
Degar & Mogens (Lobby's 2005)
Mogens & Lobby (Palo Verde 2002)
Mogens & Degar (Tamerisk Trailer Park in Palo Verde, CA (2002) Note the "Lobster's" reflection in the sliding glass door)
Mogens & Lobby in Big Bear, CA (2003)
Mogens & "Little Oscar's Weiner-mobile"
Painting of Darwin (before & after hair cut)
Mogens & Dooley (Winter Nationals Drag Races 2004)
Mogens' Study (2002)
Mogens' Crib in Marin County (2006)

Mogens' Sketches

Mogens' Sketch of the "Lobster's" Dream Car!
Mogens' Sketch for Lobby ('39 Chevy "Gangsta Car")
Mogens' Sketch of 48 Olds
Mogens' Sketch for Degar (1970 Monte Carlo)
Mogens' Sketch of '50 Mercury
Mogens' Sketch of Lincoln Continental
Mo's '50 Chevy (later to become a "dune-buggy" built by "Eric the Red")
Mogens' Sketch of '51 Chevy Convertible
What ever it is; "I like it!"

Tom "Dooley" Collins

To "Dooley" Collins
Dooley at Winter Nationals
Dooley & Mogens (Winter Nationals 2003)
Degar & Dooley (World Finals 2004)
Dooley (Seeing a man about a horse) 2005
Dooley's Scripps Business Card

Ron "RD" Dilks

Naples Island early 50s

A young "RD" on Naples Island (early 50s)

"RD" photos from the Cache Ranch (August 1997)

The Cache Ranch (originally a one-room school house)
RD & Degar at Cache Ranch (1997)
RD & Degar (August 1997)
"RD" & Fitz (Cache Rach 1997)
Degar & "RD" (Jacumba - 2002))

RD in Tucson, AZ

Ron in Tucson (2003)
Ron's House on a hill (Tucson, AZ) 2003
La Casa de "RD"
Ron's House in Tucson
RD's Snake (2003)
Ron's Back-yard!
RD's Tucson Sunrise (2003)
Ron in desert (2010)
Ron in the desert #2 (January 2010)

The Ferinacs: Mike & Kathy (Lakewood, CA)

Ferinacs #1 (self-explanatory) 1968?
Ferinacs #2 (Mike, Isabella & Noah) 2005
Ferinacs #3 (Mike's '49 Caddy)
Ferinacs #4 Harry Beck, Bill Brooks & Mike Ferinac (August 2006)
Ferinacs #5 (Mike at Orange County Fairgrounds 2002)
Ferinacs #6 (Mike & Degar) Orange County Fairgrounds 2002
Ferinacs #7 (Mike & Dave Lozonne) Orange County Fairgrounds 2002)
Ferinacs #8 (Cool Garage!)
Ferinacs #9 (Cool Garage!)

David Lloyd "Goat" Lozonne (1943-2009)

Dave Lozonne (2001 in Escondido, CA)
354 c.i. Hemi-Powered '57 Ford F-150
354 c.i. Hemi-Powered '57 Ford F-150
Dave's Interior

More of Dave Lozonne's toys: Sult, Allen & Lozonne AF/D

Sult, Allen & Lozonne AF/D (1964)
Sult, Allen & Lozonne #2 (Jim Allen, Dave "Goat" Lozonne & Gary Sult (driver) 1964
Sult, Allen & Lozonne #2

Frederick " Freddie" Christian Bangs ("Too Tall")

Freddie "Too Tall" Bangs b. December 7, 1947 (second greatest tragedy on that date)
Too Tall's Childhood Home (72nd Street near Vermont )
"Too Tall's" Birthday 1986 (and on your far right is Degar's partial left-foot)
Freddie & Degar (near Mormon Lake, Arizona) 1994
Freddie at O'Connell's (May 1997) How unusual?
Joe & Freddie (2002)
Too Tall with look-a-like Dodge of Shay's (2002)
Too Tall's New Ride (2003)
Freddie (2004)
Freddie & Joe Domino (2005)
Too Tall & Lobby (2005)
"Too Tall" and K.C. (Keith Cunningham) painting the pad! (2006)
"Too Tall" paintin' the pad! (2006)
Taking a well deserved break! (2006)
Freddie Kickin' it! (January 2008)
A man on a mission! (2008)
"Too Tall" & "Hobo Jimmy" (2009)
Freddie & Larry (the two "Too Tales") 2009
"Great White Hunter" (1st and only Pocket-Gopher kill!) 2009
"Great White Hunter" #2 (2009)
Freddie "Christmas Tree" Hat (2009)
"Too Tall" in a lighter moment! (2010)
Harbour Cruise (Summer 2011) Freddie & Dusty
"WTF are you lookin' at?" (2010)

Claude Lee "Rick" & Valerie Parris

The Parris' (Rick & Val) 2004
Rick & Val
The Parris' brothers Rick & Jimmy with Mom in the middle (2003)
Rick & Degar (Jacumba 2005)
Rick Kickin' it in McKrittrick, CA!
Rick & Val's Second Home
The Parris' House in McKrittrick, CA
Parris House #1
Parris House #3
Parris House #4
Parris House #5
Parris House #6

The Parris' Cabin on the Greenhorn (Lake Isabella)

Rick & Val's Cabin on the Greenhorn #1
Rick & Val's Cabin on the Greenhorn #2
Rick & Val's Cabin on the Greenhorn #3
Rick & Val's Cabin on the Greenhorn #4

James Wilburn "Barber Jim" Parris (1942-2004) R.I.P.

"Barber Jim" #1
"Barber Jim" #2
"Barber Jim" #3
"Barber Jim" #5
"Barber Jim" #6
"Barber Jim" #7

Robert Jack "Beisball Bob" Anderson b. December 7, 1954

Beisball Bob Hits "Royal-Flush" (2000)
Royal Palms Hotel & Casino (Laughlin, NV) 2000
Beisball Bob be stylin' (Laughlin, NV 2000)
Beisball & Mom (2001)
Beisball Bob at the Pad! (2002)
Beisball's Ride (2006)
Beisball Bob at the "Royal Palms" (April, 2006)
Beisball Bob on his way to the Dentist's Office! (2010)
Beisball Bob at Too Tall's (2010)
Beisball & Too Tall (self-explanitory!) 2011
Beisball repairing Freddie's vents (2009)

Keith & Josie Cunningham

Keith & Josie Cunningham with "Too Tall" in the middle (2006)
Keith & Josie's back yard (2006)
Keith Cunningham in "Too Tall's" backyard (2011)
Keith's at Freddie's (2006)
Keith painting "Too Tall's" (2006)
Keith & Freddie paintin' the pad! (Aug. 2006)

The Gormans: Larry ("Lil Count") & Nancy ("Honeybee")

"Lil Count" & "Honeybee" #1
Lil Count & Honeybee #2
Lil Count & Honeybee #3 ('Lil Count on Signal Hill 1964)
Lil Count & Honeybee #4 (Larry in Wrightwood, CA 2001)
Lil Count & Honeybee #5 ('Lil Count & "Snatch" LA County Drag Strip in Palmdale 2001)
Lil Count & Honeybee #6 (Winter-Nationals 1990) Pomona Fairplex
Lil Count & Honeybee #7 (Degar Winter-Nationals 1990)
Lil Count & Honeybee #8 (Larry & Nancy 2000) Huntington Beach, CA #1
Lil Count & Honeybee #9 (Degar & 'Lil Count 2000) Huntington Beach, CA #2
Lil Count & Honeybee #10 (Larry in Santa Cruz 2002) "Say goodnight, Larry!"

Bob "Snatch" Pendergast

Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #1
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #2 (house in Rancho Cucumonga, CA)
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #3 (race-car trailer & fuel drum)
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #4 (Jr. Fuel Car)
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #5
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #7
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #6
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #7
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #8
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #9 (Palmdale, CA 2000)
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #10 ('Lil Count & "Snatch" at LA Drag Strip in Palmdale, CA) 2000
Bob "Snatch" Pendergast #11 (The Mayor, Degar & Snatch (Belmont Shore Car Show 1999)

"El Rojo" (Mark Bell)

"Rojo" (2009) Belmont Heights
"Rojo" #2