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Custom Car Photo Archive Collection

41 Ford Mid 40s Custom

Posted  July 22, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

41 FORD MID 40s CUSTOM In the early and mid 1940′s a lot of of simple, yet elegant Customs were created all over the US. Restyled cars for improved looks, not to to win points at cars shows.   the late 1930′s and early to mid 1940′s the Custom Cars as we know them today were [...]

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Larry Watson 1950 Chevy – part two

Posted  July 20, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

WATSON 1950 CHEVY – PART TWO A mishap in November ’56 wiped out the front of Larry’s ’50 Chevy, time for an CUstom update “Grapevine” was born.     n this article about the Larry Watson 1950 Chevy – part two of three,we will share the photos and snapshots from the Larry Watson Personal Collection showing Larry’s [...]

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Petersen Photo Archive

Posted  July 17, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

PETERSEN PHOTO ARCHIVE Part of the immense Petersen Photo Archive of old Hot Rod, Custom Car and Drag Race photos is online to be explored.   etersen Publishing has been around documenting the Hot Rod, Custom Car and Drag  Race scene from the early days. Publishing many magazine titles over the years. Some that are still [...]

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Icons of the 80s and 90s

Walter Leeman 53 Chevy

Posted  July 16, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

LEEMAN 53 CHEVY This ’53 Chevy’s striking color combination, perfect lines and Traditional Custom Car looks stood out in 1983 when it was built, and it still does today.   n our series on 80′s and 90′s Custom Car Icons, we would like to share Walter Leeman’s 1953 Chevy. I consider Walter’s Chevy an Icon, a personal feeling perhaps, [...]

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DIGITAL RESTYLING

Digital Restyling ’40 Ford Pick-Up

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

RESTYLING ’40 FORD PICK-UP In the 1980′s Automotive Illustrator Steve Stanford created one of my all time favorite design sketches. A 1940 Ford Roadster Pick up as early 1950′s Kustom.   teve Stanford’s Illustration appeared full page in Street Rodder magazine. It was absolute perfection in my eyes then, and it still is today.  Steve [...]

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41 Ford Mid 40s Custom

41 FORD MID 40s CUSTOM In the early and mid 1940′s a lot of of simple, yet elegant Customs were created all over the US. Restyled cars for improved looks, not to to win points at cars shows.   the late 1930′s ...
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Larry Watson 1950 Chevy – part two

WATSON 1950 CHEVY – PART TWO A mishap in November ’56 wiped out the front of Larry’s ’50 Chevy, time for an CUstom update “Grapevine” was born.     n this article about the Larry W...
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RIP Mike Alexander

RIP MIKES ALEXANDER Mike Alexander from the famous Alexander Bros Custom Shop passed away on July 18, 2014   Dennis Heapy informed us today that his good friend, famous Custom Car builder, Mike Alexander had passed away at...
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Petersen Photo Archive

PETERSEN PHOTO ARCHIVE Part of the immense Petersen Photo Archive of old Hot Rod, Custom Car and Drag Race photos is online to be explored.   etersen Publishing has been around documenting the Hot Rod, Custom Car and Drag...
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Kevan Sledge wins KI Award

SLEDGE WINS AWARD of Excellence the Kustoms Illustrated Award of Excellence goes to Kevan Sledge’s ’40 Mercury at The Sit Down show. From the Kustoms Illustrated Facebook page It was an honor to bestow the Kustoms I...
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Walter Leeman 53 Chevy

LEEMAN 53 CHEVY This ’53 Chevy’s striking color combination, perfect lines and Traditional Custom Car looks stood out in 1983 when it was built, and it still does today.   n our series on 80′s and 90R...
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Steve Stanford at the Petersen Museum

STEVE STANFORD AT THE PETERSEN Automotive illustrator and designer Steve Stanford is displaying his work and limited edition of prints at the Petersen Museum on August 23rd, 2014. Press release. Please join us in a rare display...
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40s NorCal Hot Rod Photos part 2

40s NORCAL HOT ROD PHOTOS Ed Jensen’s Collection shows an series of unique Custom Car and Hot Rod photos from the ’40′s Nor-Cal scene in his collection. This is part 2 of the series on Ed’s Hot Rod photo...
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CKOS LeadParking 2014

CKOS LEADPARKING 2014 Custom car enthusiast Ulf “Wolf” Christianson visited the 2014 LeadParking show organized by the CKOS in Skultuna, Sweden Here are some of the photos he took.   his annual outdoor parking...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Seven

HOUSE OF CHROME Its the mid 1950′s, Memo has a steady job at Kolbert’s and brings in lots of Customizing work. Memo specialized in Lowering customer cars. By Memo Ortega   My ’51 Chevy Fleetline he year i...
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Life Changing Volvo

LIFE CHANGING VOLVO This pink Volvo Amazon Custom Convertible by Andy Saunders changed my life in 1983, let me tell you how.   n early 1983 we, my mother, father, two year older sister and me went on a day trip to the east...
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