Gettin’ around |

Gettin’ around

The Beach Boys’ tune “I Get Around” could well be Justin Schuler’s theme song. After retiring from the L.A. City Fire Department, he moved to the area to be near his daughter and son-in-law, Karin and Bill Robinson. They are active Roamin Angels and he soon found himself accompanying them on club activities, including cruises. But Justin is no “tag-along.” He decided to get his own classic and become a Roamin Angel himself. His son found a ’56 Chevy Bel Air that the owner had spent twelve years restoring, but had decided to sell. Justin bought. It had less than 1500 miles on the restored original 265 CID engine and Powerglide transmission.

With power steering and brakes, it was “loaded” for the era it was built. Air conditioning was added, but the Vintage Air unit was tastefully done. The radio was modern, but a tape deck helps when you drive remote areas. And Justin took his Chevy to remote areas when he made his maiden cruise to Coeur d’Alene, ID with fellow Angels in 2006. While that may not seem like an impressive feat, consider it was the first long trip he made with a car over fifty years old, driving alone in the car. Oh, and Justin was 80 years old. Now that he has the hang of cruisin’ with the Angels, Justin is going to take the Chevy to Scottsdale, AZ, with them this November. He does get around.

For more information about the Roamin Angels Car Club, go to, call 432-8449 or write to Roamin Angels, PO Box 1616, Grass Valley, CA 95945

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