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Mystery 37 Ford Sedan

Posted  August 26, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  MYSTERY 37 FORD SEDAN   In 2008 the AHRF site shared a snapshot of an oddly shaped 1937 Ford Custom from the Tom Davis Collection. In 2015 three more photos surface…   In 2008 I was browsing the American Hot Rod Foundations (AHRF) site. I have always loved their amazing collection of Hot Rod photos […]




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What Goes Around… A Tribute

Posted  August 25, 2015  by  Larry Pointer

  WHAT GOES AROUND   It was the strangest thing. Sometime after the CCC article on the funky Conquistadors club plaque, Rik Hoving sent me this: “Hello, Larry. I got this email. Thought you would enjoy it.”   A lady in North Carolina contacted Rik Hoving in the Netherlands, to reach me in Montana! What could […]




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Bert Gustafsson 1951 Dodge

Posted  August 19, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  1951 DODGE CUSTOM   Bert Gustafsson 1951 Dodge is restyled using very creative out of the box styling which turned this ugly duckling into a real beautiful 1950s style Custom.   I first saw some photos of Bert Gustafsson’s 1951 Dodge when I met Bert for the first time in 2007. The car was still in progress […]




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Dave Crook 1958 Pontiac

Posted  August 17, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  DAVE CROOK 1958 PONTIAC   Dave Crook is perhaps best known for a few amazing Custom Cars he created together with designer Harry Bradley. But before he teamed up with Harry he created several Custom Cars on his own, including this wildly restyled 1958 Pontiac   By Dave Crook I will start at the beginning when I […]




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Removed Running boards

Posted  August 15, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  EARLY CUSTOM RESTYLING   Back in the late 1930’s early 1940’s more and more Custom Cars showed up with their running boards removed, for an ultimate slick, sporty, and perhaps European look. Lets take a closer look at this once very popular Custom Restyling technique.   In the late 1930’s and early 1940’s shops in […]




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Mystery 37 Ford Sedan

  MYSTERY 37 FORD SEDAN   In 2008 the AHRF site shared a snapshot of an oddly shaped 1937 Ford Custom from the Tom Davis Collection. In 2015 three more photos surface…   In 2008 I was browsing the American...
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What Goes Around… A Tribute

  WHAT GOES AROUND   It was the strangest thing. Sometime after the CCC article on the funky Conquistadors club plaque, Rik Hoving sent me this: “Hello, Larry. I got this email. Thought you would enjoy it.”  ...
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Bert Gustafsson 1951 Dodge

  1951 DODGE CUSTOM   Bert Gustafsson 1951 Dodge is restyled using very creative out of the box styling which turned this ugly duckling into a real beautiful 1950s style Custom.   I first saw some photos of Be...
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Pre War 38 Lincoln Custom

  EXQUISITE 1938 LINCOLN   This exquisite padded topped 38 Lincoln Custom was restyled when the car was very new, perhaps even straight from the dealer. It has this wonderful early Custom Car look, a look fortunately...
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Dave Crook 1958 Pontiac

  DAVE CROOK 1958 PONTIAC   Dave Crook is perhaps best known for a few amazing Custom Cars he created together with designer Harry Bradley. But before he teamed up with Harry he created several Custom Cars on his o...
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Removed Running boards

  EARLY CUSTOM RESTYLING   Back in the late 1930’s early 1940’s more and more Custom Cars showed up with their running boards removed, for an ultimate slick, sporty, and perhaps European look. Lets take a ...
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THREE MILE movie

  BRIAN DARWAS MOVIE How often do you get to see a hot rod movie in a movie theater? If NEVER popped into your head, then your life is about to change. THREE MILE a Hot Rod film by Brian Darwas     Press Releas...
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2015 Custom Car Line-Up Part 2

  CUSTOM CAR LINE UP part 2   The 2015 Custom Car Line-Up at the Old Style Weekend was so spectacular that we need two CCC-Articles to cover it all. Lets take a look at some more photos taken at the little park in Udd...
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2015 Custom Car Line-Up

  2015 THE LINE-UP part one   Late July, early August is the time of the year that the A-Bombers Hot Rod Club in Sweden organizes the Old Style Weekend. During this weekend Ulf Christiansson puts together his annual C...
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De Rosa Chopped 41 Caddy

  88 YEARS AND STILL AT IT   Frank De Rosa has been building Custom Cars since the 1940’s and today, August, 2015, at age 88 Frank is still at it. Lets check out his latest creation. A wonderful 1941 Cadillac Se...
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RIP Bo Huff

  RIP BO HUFF   August 4, 2015, we have lost another Custom Car Hero today. Talented and very creative custom car builder Bo Huff lost his battle with cancer. Bo Huff March 12, 1943 – August 4, 2015. The Car wor...
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Watson Painted Vette Found

  WATSON PAINTED VETTE FOUND   Larry Watson painted this 1969 Corvette in 1969 for the daughter of a Bellflower, Ca businessman. The car was recently discovered in a backyard in Las Vegas. While on vacation I was cont...
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Buster Litton Panoramic Ford

  PANORAMIC FORD part one   The Buster Litton Panoramic Ford is really what Customizing is all about. Created by the Barris Kustoms Shop and Carl and George Cerny enhancing all the lines on this 1949 Ford to create th...
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Watsons – Dennis Morgan 58 Chevy

  DENNIS MORGAN 58 CHEVY   Larry Watson painted a great number of 1958 Chevys, they made excellent mild custom, and Larry knew how they looked best. This article shows photos of three stages of the 58 Chevy Larry di...
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Dusters 2015 Time Travel Meet

  2015 TIME TRAVEL MEET   CCC-Member Wolf Christiansson shared his photos of his recent trip to the Annual Time Travel Meet organized by the Dusters Car Club. After hearing great stories about and seeing many neat pic...
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Golden Sahara Seiberling Advertising

  FEATURE STAR THE GOLDEN SAHARA I   In the mid 1950’s Jim Skonsakes’ Golden Sahara I, was hired by the Seiberling Rubber company to promote their new tire range . The futuristic Golden Sahara was used in...
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Barris – Brumbach 42 Ford

  BRUMBACH 42 FORD   The Jack Brumbach, Barris-built 1942 Ford is one of those really great looking early 1950’s Customs we know way to little about. Never featured in any magazine and it disappeared before it m...
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Harvey Buthoff 1956 Chevy

  HARVEY BUTHOFF 1956 Chevy   Harvey Buthoff was good friends with Larry Watson, in fact, Harvey was Larry’s very first paying customer, when he had Larry pin-stripe his Shoebox Ford. Later Larry did this wonder...
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56 Monterey Kar Kapades

  1956 KAR KAPADES SHOW   Marcus Edell has been sharing some really great photos on the Vintage Car Show Photos Facebook Group. Recently he shared these photos taken at the 1956 Kar Kapades show in Monterey California...
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Mercs that will appear at Pebble Beach

  PEBBLE BEACH MERCURYS   Ken Gross has officially announced the 7 1949-1951 Mercurys that will be part of the Mercury display at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours.   August 16 is getting closer, and the team at the...
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