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Pat Ganahl

Hot Rod Gallery – Pat Ganahl

Posted  July 27, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

HOT ROD GALLERY Pat Ganahl, A Nostalgic Look at Hot Rodding’s Golden Years: 1930-1960. Memories and photos from the Pat Ganahl Collection CarTech has been publisching a number of really interesting books for us Custom Car and Hot Rod enthusiast in the last couple of years. Their formula really works very well, the price-quality on their offerings is [...]

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Memo Ortega Files

Memo Ortega Stories Part Eight

Posted  July 24, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

AYALA KUSTOMS Its 1956 turning ’57, Memo still works his custom magic at Kolbert’s when the shop gets some deserved magazine recognition.  Memo now owns an ’51 Chevy which gets finished at the Ayala’s.   By Memo Ortega   Kolbert’s ’52 Chevy Fleetline t’s still 1956, my boss Matt Kolbert buys this ’52 Chevy hardtop to go [...]

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Larry Watson

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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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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Hartford Hot Rod Shows

58 HARTFORD AUTORAMA New England Speed & Custom shared some amazing photos of the late 1950′s and early 1960′s New England hot Rod and Custom Car scene. This amazing collection of scanned photos was shared by Ne...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Eight

AYALA KUSTOMS Its 1956 turning ’57, Memo still works his custom magic at Kolbert’s when the shop gets some deserved magazine recognition.  Memo now owns an ’51 Chevy which gets finished at the Ayala’s....
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58 Hartford Autorama photos

58 HARTFORD AUTORAMA New England Speed & Custom shared some amazing photos of the late 1950′s and early 1960′s New England hot Rod and Custom Car scene.   Dennis O’Brien send us an email about the ama...
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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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