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Larry Watson

Larry Watson 57 Fords

Posted  February 6, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  LARRY WATSON 57 FORDS   The 1957 Ford was a popular base for mild Customs, they did not need much to look really great. Larry Watson painted several of them, from mile two tone paint jobs to wild panel, outline and flamed versions. When the 1957 Ford was introduced in late 1956 the Custom Car […]

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Midnight Sensation back in CA

Posted  February 3, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  MIDNIGHT SENSATION Back in CA   The Custom Car sensation of the early 1980’s John D’Agostino’s 1951 Mercury Midnight Sensation is back in California. The car will be freshened up and then shared with the public as much as possible. John D’Agostino’s 1951 Mercury named “Midnight Sensation” was one of the mercury Customs created […]

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Early Custom Cars

36 Ford Sedan Customs

Posted  February 1, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  36 FORD SEDAN CUSTOMS   When you think about a 1936 Ford Custom you usually think about a coupe, a roadster, or convertible. But what about a 36 Ford Sedan Custom? They make very nice Customs as well, and were already done back in the 1940’s Don’t get me wrong, I love the 1936 Ford […]

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For Sale 1936 Ford Roadster

Posted  January 24, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  1936 FORD ROADSTER   Inspired by the Harry Westergard 1940’s styled roadsters John St Germain set out to built his own personal version of the perfect 1936 Ford all steel Roadster. The car is now For Sale at a Reduced Price. After creating a few custom cars in the past using 1950’s cars, John […]

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C. A. Hall Tops

Posted  January 22, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  HALL TOPS   When you lived in Northern California, and wanted a custom upholstery job or padded top created for your car, then you most likely ended up having the work done at C.A. Hall Auto Tops in Oakland.   When it comes to Custom upholstery and padded tops in California there are only […]

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Larry Watson 57 Fords

  LARRY WATSON 57 FORDS   The 1957 Ford was a popular base for mild Customs, they did not need much to look really great. Larry Watson painted several of them, from mile two tone...
by Rik Hoving
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Midnight Sensation back in CA

  MIDNIGHT SENSATION Back in CA   The Custom Car sensation of the early 1980’s John D’Agostino’s 1951 Mercury Midnight Sensation is back in California. The car w...
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36 Ford Sedan Customs

  36 FORD SEDAN CUSTOMS   When you think about a 1936 Ford Custom you usually think about a coupe, a roadster, or convertible. But what about a 36 Ford Sedan Custom? They make ve...
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KUSTOMS LA Display Cards

  KUSTOMS LA DISPLAY CARDS   A selective group of Barris Kustom car owners was part of the Kustoms of Los Angeles car club. One of the items Barris created for this club was a car...
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2016 GNRS Customs

  2016 GNRS CUSTOMS   The Grand National Roadster Show is now in its 67th year. Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, it is the longest running indoor car show in the world! Pr...
by Rik Hoving
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Gary Niemie 56 Buick

  GARY NIEMIE 56 BUICK   Niemie and Watson were friends in the 1950s. Niemie created the laminated knobs for Larry’s Grapevine, Watson did the scallops on Niemies 56 Buick ...
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Bill Verna 50 Mercury

  BILL VERNA 50 MERCURY   Carl Johnson operated a small body shop where he created several nice Customs and Hot Rods, this 1950 Mercury is one of three he did. David Wolk recently...
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For Sale 1936 Ford Roadster

  1936 FORD ROADSTER   Inspired by the Harry Westergard 1940’s styled roadsters John St Germain set out to built his own personal version of the perfect 1936 Ford all steel ...
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C. A. Hall Tops

C. A. Hall Tops

  HALL TOPS   When you lived in Northern California, and wanted a custom upholstery job or padded top created for your car, then you most likely ended up having the work done at C...
by Rik Hoving
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Perfectly Restyled 1937 Chevy

  PERFECT RESTYLED 1937 CHEVY   So every now and then you see a Custom Car that looks so good, it makes you wonder why there are not many more done just like it. Keith Goettlich&#...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 28

  CAR SHOWS IN THE 80’s   In the early 1980’s Memo heard about these all Kustom Car Shows in the Paso Robles area. He had to check it out himself… he could not...
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33 Ford Early Custom

  33 FORD EARLY CUSTOM   This 1933 Ford Roadster underwent major restyling and the end result was good enough to make it on the cover of the June 1954 Rod and Custom Magazine. I ...
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Hirohata Merc Hawaiian Badge

  HAWAIIAN BADGE   Since the Hirohata Mercury was restored it always had an oddly shaped and located brass badge with the name The Hawaiian on the door… Lets find out the s...
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1Shot Shooter

  1SHOT Shooter   A colorful story about Sheridans Steve “Shooter” Benth, creating irreplaceable pinstripe art in his inspiring shop. “Are you Shooter?” Steve ...
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Customs By The Sea California

  CUSTOMS BY THE SEA CALIFORNIA   TROG (the Race of Gentlemen) is coming to the West Coast! The Customs by the Sea event is tagging along. In early 2016 it was decided that the ve...
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Sam Barris Buick Model

  GOLDEN SAHARA MODEL   Japanese Yoshihiro Hobara is on a quest to build a series of his all time favorite famous Barris Kustoms Shop created Custom cars in scale 1/25. His lates...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 27

  MEMOS SUNDAY KRUIZIN   Kruzin is what Memo and Terry do on Sundays. Vondolero As Memo named his 1953 Chevy kustom must get out and kruzzzze all over the LA and Harbor areas...
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Bill Shank 56 Chevy

  BILL SHANK 56 CHEVY   In late 2015 Dick Swain send us some photos of his old friend Bill Shanks 1956 Chevy Custom. And asked if we could help locate his old friend Bill Shank f...
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