Our ALS Guardian Angels Car Show “Racing For A Cure” is approaching, and we are clearing the way for 200+ car participants, and vendors, for this one day event being held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Canyon RV Park (formerly Featherly Park) in Anaheim.
Bob Beck has been a life long automotive enthusiast. He has built vehicles that gained prominence in automotive magazines and books such as Petersen’s Complete Book of Fords, Complete Book of Vans and Pick-ups, Complete Book of Paint and Body and Complete Book of Engine Swaps. Ray Miller’s Nifty Fifty Fords, Legendary Ford Magazine and others. Bob has also been involved in activities as a driver/builder in Sports car/ Sedan racing (SCCA & FCCA, Champion C/Prod. FCCA) and Drag racing an M/Stock Datsun in AHRA competition.
Announcing by the letters
Bob has announced for various association events such as: SCCA, FCCA sports and sedans, NHRA, VRA, NDRA, ANRA, AHRA Drag Racing and local circle track racing (Announcer/Advertising), IKF Kart racing (Sprint kart, Shifter Karts and more), AMSA off road racing, USAC Sprints & Midgets as well as Stock cars. At tracks like Ascot Park, Pomona, Bakersfield Speedway, Famoso Raceway, LACR, Sears Point, Infinion, Gateway Int'l and more.
Walking the walk, not just talking the talk
Bob has many class wins at car shows and driving events with his vehicles including the Sweepstakes award at the R.G. Canning Championship Car shows, Import Division. Over the years he has completed various restorations and has been quoted in car buff journals for his views and insight into the hobby and sport of Rodding, Racing and Collecting. He has also been sought out for duties judging prestigious car shows in Southern California.
Where it all began
Bob entered the auto industry as many young men did by working in gas stations when in high school.
In college, Bob majored in Speech and Broadcasting, earning his degree and an Occupational certificate in radio and TV broadcasting. He also attended Columbia School of Broadcasting and was regularly heard on the Kaleidoscope network (1990) with his auto show G.A.A.S. (Great American Auto Scene/Show) and as part of Speed Scene Live TV (since 2010), and local cable TV in Bakersfield, CA. on the show Gettin Sideways.
His first job out of college was that of a high school auto shop instructor. He brought his racing and rodding experience into the classroom and gave a new twist to high school auto shop. Later he had an association with Super Stock and Stock Carmagazines, Sportscar and others. His racing activities lead him to positions as a motor sports writer for a local newspaper, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and various magazines and car club publications.
Bob has even been behind the wheel driving various race cars including NASCAR stockers, SCCA sports cars, IKF Sprint Karts and a Super Comp Dragster with expert instruction from current T/F Funny car driver Fast Jack Beckman!
Have mouth, will travel
Bob's been an announcer for Off road racing, Karts, Motocross, Drag Bike, NHRA, Goodguys-VRA, NDRA, ANRA, Sprint cars, midgets and stock cars. Antique Nationals, Yesteryear Drags, Chrysler Power Nationals and various race tracks and sanctioning bodies across the country as well as Drag racing videos and TV/radio broadcasts of many events worldwide. He traveled as the announcer with the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association for 14 years and was the staff announcer for 20 years at Los Angeles County Raceway.
In 2010 Bob was named the official announcer for Toyota Drag Strip at Irwindale and all Drag Corner racing events such as the Manufacturers Cup Challenge and the new Pedal To The Metal events to be held at the new Barona Drag Strip !
About the Car Show
This fundraising event would not be possible without the dedicated, experienced volunteers to deliver an outstanding car show event. All proceeds will go to the ALS Guardian Angels Foundation. The event is located at , It begins at 9:00 a.m. & ends at 3:00 p.m.
Most ALS related organizations are dedicated to finding a cure. Until then, ALS patients need help living. The ALS Guardian Angels Foundation is dedicated to helping patients and their families live with ALS while maintaining the best quality of life possible.
Why should you support this charity? ALS has been around for over 100 years, we've lost one of baseball's greatest players, Lou Gehrig, who this disease was named after.
Yet, here we are, still fighting it! Why should you be a part of this car show? This is one answer: To help those people with ALS and their family caregivers thrive and survive this debilitating disease. Another answer is summed up with ALSGA Car Show Ambassador, Becky Gasper, who will change your life with her amazing story about her son, Scott Pfeiffer. Scott was a father, husband, son, and friend to those in his life. He was an avid NASCAR fan, a driver agent for an ASA Challenge Series car in the Midwest, and also in NASCAR Camper World East series. He was living a dream..........Then at the age of 41 everything changed. When Scott was diagnosed, he decided they needed an ALS Race Team! That is when Racin for a Cure was born. We here at ALSGA Car Show are carrying on his legacy by putting on this car show. For the full story on Scott, watch the video at the top of this page.
Johnny has a passion for pinstriping, and has become a self-taught pinstriping Master, whose artistic talent and creativity is in big demand. He is a very compassionate and humble person. This is why he is so well liked and respected. He was the only person that walked on the Grand National's Stage that received a standing ovation from all the car owners.