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Car Shows

Memo Ortega Stories Part 30

Posted  September 29, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  PASO ROBLES SHOW   Memo Ortega recently came across some more of the photos he took at the late 1980s Paso Robles West Coast Kustoms show. Memo’s Flashback Cruising to East Los Angeles Remembering some of my early cruising days back in 1951, ’52, with my old 37 Chevy. A car I will never forget. I did a […]

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Dan Landon First Car

Posted  September 29, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  DAN LANDON FIRST CAR   A found snapshot of Dan Landon and his 1949 Chevy put more than a huge smile on my face… In the decades that I have been researching the history of Custom Cars, and been searching for Custom Car related photos I have come across numerous spectacular photos. Both in printed […]

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Custom History

Custom Grilles Vertical

Posted  September 21, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  CUSTOM GRILLES VERTICAL   Since the very early beginnings of Custom Restyling the grille has played a huge part in the overall design. Pioneer Customizers designed their own grilles, later swapped or modified grilles were the rage. Lets take a look at the early, vertical Custom Car grilles. One of the key factors of […]

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50 Ford The Capri Found

Posted  September 20, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  50 FORD THE CAPRI FOUND   Richard Gregg rebuild a 1950 Ford Coupe into a chopped and sectioned pick-up shop truck as a rolling advertising for his Ricks Body shop in Sacramento. Tony Gomez bought it, and plans a full restoration. In 2013 Tony Gomes mentioned to me that his father had found a really […]

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Parking Lot Photo Poster

Posted  September 4, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  PARKING LOT PHOTO POSTER   The famous Colorized 1954 Thrifty Drug Store Parking Lot Show photo is now available as high quality large Photo-Poster.   Originally created as part of an Rodder’s Journal Article (issue # 33) in 2006 by CCC-Editor Rik Hoving. The original, already amazing black and white photo was taken in 1954 […]

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55 Chevy Survivor Custom

  55 CHEVY SURVIVOR CUSTOM   Professionally Restyled in 1958 as a Birthday gift for a 16 year old kid. This comfortable family Custom is now ready to find a new Caretaker. Marc M...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 30

  PASO ROBLES SHOW   Memo Ortega recently came across some more of the photos he took at the late 1980s Paso Robles West Coast Kustoms show. Memo’s Flashback Cruising to E...
by Rik Hoving
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Dan Landon First Car

  DAN LANDON FIRST CAR   A found snapshot of Dan Landon and his 1949 Chevy put more than a huge smile on my face… In the decades that I have been researching the history of...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom Grilles Vertical

  CUSTOM GRILLES VERTICAL   Since the very early beginnings of Custom Restyling the grille has played a huge part in the overall design. Pioneer Customizers designed their own gri...
by Rik Hoving
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Richard Gregg 50 Ford The Capri

50 Ford The Capri Found

  50 FORD THE CAPRI FOUND   Richard Gregg rebuild a 1950 Ford Coupe into a chopped and sectioned pick-up shop truck as a rolling advertising for his Ricks Body shop in Sacramento...
by Rik Hoving
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Hirohata Merc Clone Going West

  HIROHATA MERC CLONE GOING WEST   John DAgostino and his Silent partner acquire the Jack Walker Hirohata Mercury Clone. The story behind the deal as told by John DAgostino. A f...
by Rik Hoving
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Historic Customs USA Road Trip P4

  HISTORIC CUSTOMS USA Road Trip Part 4 After spending some time with Gene Winfield, the guys are now on their way to Hot Rodding Mecca El Mirage, and the Los Angeles Roadster Show. I...
by Rik Hoving
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Bob Lund 50 Mercury

  BOB LUND 50 MERCURY   The Bob Lund 1950 Mercury convertible easily fits on the list of some of the best restyled Barris Customs ever created. It sadly never received this reco...
by Rik Hoving
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Hudson Joe Collection Part 4

  HUSDON JOE COLLECTION Part 4   Hudson Joe has been collecting old Hot Rod and Custom Car photos for many year. Great material from the 40’s and 50’s. The Hudson Joe...
by Rik Hoving
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Parking Lot Photo Poster

  PARKING LOT PHOTO POSTER   The famous Colorized 1954 Thrifty Drug Store Parking Lot Show photo is now available as high quality large Photo-Poster.   Originally created as ...
by Rik Hoving
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Hudson Joe Collection Part 3

  HUDSON JOE COLLECTION Part 3   Harlan Frazier owned some pretty nice rides in his life. For this article we concentrate on his Model A Pick Up. Thanks to Hudson Joe for sharin...
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RIP Blackie Gejeian

  RIP BLACKIE GEJEIAN   Blackie Gejeian, long Time Fresno Autorama Promoter passed away on the morning of September 2 – 2016. Michael Gejeian (born 1926), nicknamed “...
by Rik Hoving
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Hirohata Merc Clone new Owner

  HIROHATA MERC CLONE NEW OWNER   In August 2016 John D Agostino and parter Woodroe Parker  buy the Doug Thompson built Hirohata Mercury Clone from original owner Jack Walker. Jo...
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Historic Customs USA Road Trip P3

  HISTORIC CUSTOMS USA Road Trip Part 3   By Ronnie Lindblom & Micke Hedberg. With most of the problems on the cars now sorted Ronnie and Micke are ready to get the grand tou...
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Neferteri Part Two

  NEFERTERI part Two   Larry Pointer, our Forrest Gump of the Conquistadors Car Club, marvels at Europe’s Golden Age of the coach built automobile, and influences that would...
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Custom Plastic Details Part 2

  CUSTOM PLASTIC DETAILS   Shortly after WWII Car builders and Customizers started to experiment with the new product Plastic, and see how it could be incorporated in Custom Resty...
by Rik Hoving
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52 Chevy The Lone Star Deluxe

  THE LONE STAR DELUXE   Sam Navarro set out to create his first ever Custom Car. Inspired by the Larry Ernst and Leon Welmas Chevies he created the wonderful 1952 Chevy The Lon...
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Historic Customs USA Road Trip P2

  HISTORIC CUSTOMS USA Road Trip Part 2   By Ronnie Lindblom & Micke Hedberg. After 11 days of hard work Ronnie and Micke got their Historic Customs on the road and ready to g...
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Jim Roten 52 Ford

  JIM ROTEN 52 FORD   Jim Roten Acquired his 1952 Ford Convertible in 1954. He started customizing it right away. Over the next few years the car developed in a wonderful styled M...
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Historic Customs USA Road Trip P1

  HISTORIC CUSTOMS USA Road Trip Part 1   How to get two historic stalled Custom Cars back on the road and make a once in a life-time Road Trip. By Ronnie Lindblom & Micke ...
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