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History of the Lone Wolf

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Krash, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Does anyone know the history of the Lone Wolf car club plaque? When and where did it start? Was it popular back in the day? Did guys wear Lone Wolf jackets too? I've always thought the Lone Wolf club plaques were way cool. Just curious about their history.
  2. I think the Lone Wolf was an Honest Charley selection in the old catalog. It was in the catalog as far back as I can remember.
  3. Zerk
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,418


    J.C. Whitney carried the Lone Wolf on a couple of items as well.

    I don't know anything about how it began...was there an original "Lone Wolf"?
  4. That would be my guess as well. I remember seeing them in his catalog and in magazine ads as far back as the late fifties. Another favorite of mine was a plaque with the rear of a '59 Chevy that said, my dust.:)

  5. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,626


    Lenny from Laverne and Shirley was the first. :0)
  6. firingorder1
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,147


    J.C. Whitney, HRM, January 1960. Plaque $2.98. Throw in an extra $6.95 and you can have a "No Club Lone Wolf" jacket as well!! How cool would that be?

  7. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,719

    junk yard kid

    when i searched on wikipedia there was a movie made in 1924 called the lone wolf. I think it has been around for quite a while
  8. lone wolf
    Joined: Jun 26, 2005
    Posts: 417

    lone wolf

    i still got my coat and plaque.
    don,t know gor sure, but i think a lone wolf is a wolf that,s lost its mate.
  9. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,640


    Pics or Ban.....:D
  10. lone wolf
    Joined: Jun 26, 2005
    Posts: 417

    lone wolf

    here,s jacket, plaque packed away.

    Attached Files:

  11. I have a 59 J. C. Whitney catalog that also shows the plaque for 2.98.

    I've also seen a plaque that has three aces (hearts, spades, and diamonds) and says "NO CLUB" across the bottom.
  12. 61 chevy
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 891

    61 chevy

    i think a lone wolf is a inpendent car guy that does things on his own, no club, but will help others when the time comes, thats my 2 cents
  13. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,640


    Thank You!!
    I've seen the plaques,but never the jacket.

    That is VERY Cool!!
  14. Attached Files:

    Last edited: Feb 18, 2010
  15. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,361


    So many guys run the "Lone Wolf" plaque that....doesn't that make them in their own club?
  16. Well, If they could all get together in one place they wouldn't be so lonely anymore would they?
  17. I was under the understanding that O'brien truckers came up with the idea/design and has been producing them for sale for decades now...

    Dennis, and I right?
  18. Lone means alone or a loner not lonesome!
    Joined: Apr 19, 2008
    Posts: 245



    How about that ride in? I guess that’s why they call it Sin City (hahaha)

    You guys may not know this, but I consider myself…a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one man wolf pack. But when my sister brought Doug home, I knew he was one of my own. And my wolf pack, it grew by one. So were two…so there was two of us in the pack. I…I was alone first in the pack, and then Doug joined in later.

    And 6 months ago, when Doug introduced me to you guys. I thought…wait a second, could it be. And now I know for sure, I just added 2 more guys to my wolf pack. 4 of us wolves running around the desert together, in Las Vegas looking for strippers and cocaine. So tonight, we make a toast!
  20. MUNCIE
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,283



    Awesome jacket lone wolf and cooter beat me to it with the comment about Lenny.Although I specifically remember his jacket was a satin red with black and gold stripped trim.:D:cool:
  21. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,537


    I'm sure there is a WWII Nose Art connection.
  22. UA_HoBo
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 108

    from Oswego NY

    I have always Known a "LONE Wolf" to be an independant with no affiliation to any club yet general accept in our society due to their abilty to fit in with others that carry a patch.
  23. The No Club Lone Wolf plaque was made by Speed Gems back in the 50-60's and sold through mail order houses like JC Whitney.

    I've only been casting them since 1977. Since then I have added NCLW bronze rectangular belt buckles, aluminum lake pipe shaped belt buckles, Toppers, lake pipe caps, key chains, T-shirts, satin jackets, miniature (2" x 3") plaques, etc.

  24. Lil' Billy
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,088

    Lil' Billy
    from Georgia

    God that movie was complete crap!
  25. gassedbaker
    Joined: Jul 4, 2007
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    i was waiting for that!!!!! awesome movie!!!!
  26. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,098

    Bullet Nose

  27. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,098

    Bullet Nose

    Then there's also this one ....

  28. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,098

    Bullet Nose

    and this Lone Wolf gives up his territory, Northern Nevada .....

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2010

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