Street Rod Life

Club Scene – the Misfits, Inc.

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Club President Deron Nicholson is ready for a weekend road trip in his ’55 Chieftain Safari wagon, packed with gear, and towing a ’56 Crestliner Voyager ski boat.

Club President Deron Nicholson is ready for a weekend road trip in his ’55 Chieftain Safari wagon, packed with gear, and towing a ’56 Crestliner Voyager ski boat.

If you’re ever in Spokane, Austin, or Las Vegas and find yourself surrounded by cool rods with a great stance and attitude, you may have rolled into a gathering of misfits. Not quite the land of misfit toys — but close — it’s probably the car club known as Misfits, Inc.

Misfits, Inc. Custom Car Club was founded in 2012 in Spokane, Washington, by a group of like-minded enthusiasts who kept running into each other at shows and gatherings. There really were no set guidelines on vehicle types to be a part of the club. It’s more about the build style and overall mindset of the owner. In checking out the member’s cars, you’ll see all types of models and eras, yet they all seem to fit together in a weird sort of Misfit sense and style.

Today, the club also has chapters in Austin and Las Vegas, and the groups get together at premiere events in each city at least once a year. They also help raise money for the Inland Northwest Car Club Council Scholarship Fund, as well as the Living the Dream Foundation.

DSCN6683“Our club is open to all makes, models, and eras so long as the members agree that if it misfits but fits [our] the style, we’ll open our arms to you and your vehicle. Bad-ass stuff has no boundaries,” club president Deron Nicholson explains.

This ’31 coupe belongs to member Ryan McCrery and doesn’t have any parts newer than 1958. The 5-window has a detailed 392c.i. Hemi topped with a 6x2 Offenhauser intake and oodles of incredible vintage speed parts (dig the Electroline headlights).

This ’31 coupe belongs to member Ryan McCrery and doesn’t have any parts newer than 1958. The 5-window has a detailed 392c.i. Hemi topped with a 6×2 Offenhauser intake and oodles of incredible vintage speed parts (dig the Electroline headlights).

When you look at the breadth of club vehicles, you’ll notice that there is a little bit of everything. From a patina’d Pontiac two-door wagon pulling a vintage ski boat, to a ’59 Metro International delivery truck, to a Hemi powered five-window coupe, Impalas, tri-fives, and more. Uniqueness counts when you hang with the Misfits, Inc.

Misfits, Inc.