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By Byrne Bennett
The Record-Times 

Road Knights still laying rubber


Last updated 7/13/2023 at 8:25am

Byrne Bennett

DAVENPORT - In 1954, Life Magazine dubbed kids of that time "The Luckiest Generation." During that era, two groups of teenagers emerged – those who had cars, and those who didn't. The "lucky" ones not only drove cars to school, but some also had jobs allowing them to buy their own.

It was in that year the Road Knights were born when 24 Davenport High School students, under the leadership of Jerry Kruger, formed a club to show off cars that featured a lot of chrome, elaborate tailfins and a flowing design that echoed the look of rockets. An added incentive to the club's charter members was...

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