Deano Dyno-Soars
Time Line
(Up dated 3/2011)

1968...................September...................Dean Lowry Left Empi

1968...................September 11................... Deano Dyno-Soars incorporated

1968...................Early October................... Ken Lowry moved from Arizona to Santa Ana, CA

1968...................Mid-October................... Deano Dyno-Soars opened their doors at Alton address

1968...................October 20...................Dean ran first DDS car ran Bug-In 1 (w/steel wheels) vs Vittone

1969...................January 25...................DDS debuted 92mm pistons, shifter at SEMA show at Anaheim

1969...................February 1-2...................Dean at Winternationals, won H/Gas (DDS wheels on front)

1969...................March 16...................Bug-In #2, Dean ran H/Gas, 12.69/92.21mph

1969...................June...................Super Stock magazine story published on DDS #1 car w/92s

1969...................June...................Hot Rod magazine story on four I/Gassers

1969...................June 17...................Paul & Mark Schley ran #1 DDS car at Springnationals, Dallas, TX

1969...................July...................Gene Berg joined Deano Dyno-Soars

1969...................August...................Deano Dyno-Soars moved to Borchard address

1969...................August 6...................Filed patent for DDS shifter design (re: 9/10/71) U.S. Patent pdf file

1969...................September 7...................#1 DDS car ran at DKP Drags #3 at Carlsbad

1969...................October 26...................Bug-In 3; Mark Schley crashed Lightning Bug

1969...................November...................Mark Schley went to work full time at DDS

1969...................December...................Gene Berg left Deano Dyno-Soars (as per GB catalog)

1970...................Jan 25...................Dean Lowry ran OCIR with first DDS car

1970...................Jan 31-Feb 1...................Dean ran first car at Winternationals (new paint), broke trans

1970...................Feb 22...................Dean ran at DKP #4 Drag Day at Carlsbad

1970...................March 7-8...................Dean ran H/G won Street Eliminator at Bakersfield

1970...................March/April 1970................... Dean Lowry on the cover of Hot VWs

1970...................March 15...................Dean crashed the first DDS car at Sears Point

1970...................April 5...................Bug-In 4, debut of the second DDS car, lost to Iguana in H/G

1970...................June 12-14...................Springnationals, Dallas, TX, Dean ran the second DDS car

1970...................July 17-19...................Summernationals, York, PA, Dean ran the second DDS car

1970...................August 2...................DKP Drag Day #5 at Carlsbad

1970...................August...................Ken ran Tera-Soar at Bonneville, set G/SR Record at 153.88

1970...................September 3-7...................Indy Nationals, Dean won H/G, final in Modified Eliminator

1970...................October 25...................Dean sets NHRA H/Gas record at Dallas: 11.54

1970...................Nov 21-23...................Dean ran Ontario in H/G. 11.63 (#2 car), Paul ran I/G

1971...................January 26....................Copyright 1971 catalog, 36 pages (A220048)

1971...................February 5-7...................Paul Schley ran #2 car in H/Gas at Winternationals, broke gearbox

1971...................February 21...................AHRA Winternationals in Phoenix, Paul broke transaxle

1971...................February 28...................Dean ran DKP Drag Day #6 at Carlsbad

1971...................March...................Dean Left Deano Dyno-Soars and started his own company

1971...................April...................Bug-In #6, Paul drove #2 DDS car

1971...................July 16-18...................Paul & Mark ran Englishtown with Lightning Bug, DDS in tow

1971...................July 25...................Paul & Mark delivered #2 car to Billy Mitchell

1971...................August...................Ken ran Tera-Soar at Bonneville w/extended nose at 160.4mph

1971...................November...................Paul Schley left Deanos for Empi

1971...................December...................First Billy Mitchell (w/deano car) story published (January 1972 issue of Super Street Cars)

1972...................February...................Mark Schley left Deanos for Empi

1972...................Spring...................Dean Moved to Tucson (deano de Tucson)

1972...................April...................Hot Rod story on Deano Dyno-Soars with Ken

1974...................Summer...................John Cormonne started work at DDS on Borchard

1974...................December...................DDS moved to Main Street in Orange

1976...................Ken Lowry purchased foundry

1976...................DDS moved to Batavia address in Orange

1977...................Changed name from DDS to A-RPM

1981...................Fall...................A-RPM moved to Santa Ana

1982...................April 20...................Dean Moved back to California, opened Deano's Dynosoar Parts

1985...................Dean moved to Glendale, Arizona

1988...................A-RPM sold VW patterns and tooling to Dee Engineering

1994...................June 30...................Sold A-RPM to Soligen Technology

1999...................June 11 ...................Dean Lowry passed away

2011...................January 29...................(Leland) Ken Lowry passed away