Friday, May 29, 2009

Season Award 1952

This wonderful belt buckle is a trophy awarded by the Throttlers Hot Rod Club in 1952 to their top points scorer - Jack McAfee. The Throttlers, based in North Hollywood, were one of the earliest hot rod clubs and it was their clubhouse where the Southern California Timing Association was formed. The buckle is a sensational reminder that not all awards need to take the typically accepted form of a chrome plated plastic cup. It is also infinitely more individual than todays predictable kustom kulture fare of a flamed and pinstriped bowling pin.

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