Some weeks ago I received an email containing several old dry lakes photos from the 1940s and 1950s. The photos came from the collection of Chuck and Joanna Quesnel, and the sender asked me if I wanted to see some more! Of course I wanted, and about 100 more photos came in the next days. Chuck and Joanna Quesnel were early dry lakes racers. Chuck was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers. Joanna was a part of the club, but not considered a member as she was a girl. Chuck and Joanna went separate ways later on, and Joanna remarried and got a son named Douglas. It was Douglas who sent me these photos. Douglas remembers that his mother told him that the girls were never allowed to race the guys. Joanna had a 1932 Ford roadster that she liked to race, but her car never had any race numbers on. Chuck's younger brother, Jerry Quesnel, was an hourly employee of Barris Kustoms and an expert metal-man. Jerry owned a customized 1949 Mercury that is known as one of the first, if not the first ever chopped 1949 - 1951 Mercury...as many of you on the HAMB here knows I have started to work trough these photos, and I'm adding new ones every now and then on Kustomrama: http://kustomrama.com/index.php?title=The_Chuck_and_Joanna_Quesnel_Photo_Collection Most of the photos have a note written on the back of them with some information. Jim Papworth, that was a member of the club at the same time as Chuck has also helped out with some information. I will share the photos here as we go along as well, and hopefully many of you can chime in with more information and history on the cars and people pictured!