OOPS ..... PLAQUES WITH ERRORS?
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The plaques below are for the Road Rogues of Los Angeles. Someone reversed the G
and U on what was probably the first version. The plaque on the right looks the
same except Rogues is spelled correctly.
These clubs are both from Piqua, OH but someone misspelled Ohio
on the Miami Valley Kruzers' plaque. Or did they? Could it be that they meant
for it to be
read from the bottom up?
After looking at this plaque for the Wanders, do you think it too was a mistake since the graphic
doesn't fit the
name? The face of a tach with the needle at 6,500 RPM looks like the club's name
should have said Winders, as in winding
out an engine? Anyone
know of this Michigan based club or if they had the plaques re-cast?
Here's a plaque for the Lightning Rods from Birmingham, MI.
Oops, looks like someone stuck an extra I in the city name.
Chuck Hansen gave me info about the Bandidos plaque below. He said he was
the president when the club was formed around 1957. They were from the Skokie
Valley area near Chicago but when Speed Gems made the pattern for the plaque,
they misspelled Skokie. Anyone know if these plaques were re-made with the
When Chicago Metalcraft made the pattern for the Coachmen, the
E was left off La Cross(e), Wis. Maybe this is the way it was submitted to them
and they just followed instructions. I'm not sure why it would be abbreviated
since the period after La Cross doesn't save much space by replacing the
"e". Or is there another reason?
Looks like someone from this Laytonville, CA club didn't know how to
spell Satan or Chauffeurs when they ordered these plaques from Chicago
Metalcraft. After they received them and noticed the errors, they had their plaques remade.
Could it be that this club from Southern California also
spelled Satan wrong, or did the Angels belong to someone named Satin?
Back in the 50's, George Barris started spelling Customs with a
K. Did this club from Great Falls take it one step farther just to be different
or was this another error?
Was Chaser spelled wrong on this plaque? I'm not sure after
doing an Internet search on the word Chasser. In French it means To Search or To
This club from an unknown area called themselves the Pied
Pippers. With all those exhaust pipes I wonder if they meant Pipers.
Looks like someone made a mistake in spelling Tucson. When the plaques were
re-made, they changed the font so maybe a new pattern was made by a different
While searching for info about clubs in Salina, Kansas, I ran
across this plaque for the Blue Devils that has Salinas, KS for their location.
There is no such city in Kansas so either the foundry or the club member that
submitted the drawing made the mistake.