OOPS ..... PLAQUES WITH ERRORS?
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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
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?
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.
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?
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?
Here's a plaque for the Lightning Rods from Birmingham, MI.
Oops, looks like someone stuck an extra I in the city name.
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
This club from an unknown area called themselves the Pied
Pippers. With all those exhaust pipes I wonder if they meant Pipers.
Was Chasers 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
Here is a plaque made for the Road Angeles club in Lewisburg.
This is the only club that has that name and I wonder if it was meant to be
spelled Angels instead of Angeles.
Road Angels is one of the more popular club names and there are
many examples on this page ..... Road
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.
"Devilman" sent this photo of the "Satin's"
plaque from East Los Angeles. It seems as though Satan was a hard word to spell
according to the examples below.
Could it be that this club from Southern California also
spelled Satan wrong, or did the Angels belong to someone named Satin?
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
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 been
Winders, as in winding out an engine. Anyone know of this Michigan based club or
if they had the plaques re-cast?