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Larry Watson

BuSonic at Watsons

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

BUSONIC AT WATSONS In 1959 Roy Abendroth started planning his dream custom based on his 1955 Buick Century. In 1963 the car was finished, Roy named it the BuSonic.     oy Abendroth from Compton Ca, started planning his dream custom in 1959, based on his 1955 Buick Century. Roy had made sketches of how [...]

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George Barris 1942 Cadillac

Posted  September 14, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

GEORGE BARRIS 1942 CADILLAC This Cadillac Convertible Custom with well proportioned Padded Top was a mystery Barris Custom Car for many years. We now know it was one of George Barris his personal rides in the late 1940’s early 1950’s.   he first time I came across this Cadillac Convertible, was when I saw a [...]

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Posies 1936 Ford

Posted  September 13, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

POSIES 1936 FORD This classic looking outside and all modern street rod underneath 1936 Ford built by Posies, was trend setting crowd pleaser in the early 1980’s.   en Fenical, owner of the Posies Hot Rod Shop in Pennsylvania already had quite a reputation for building fine Street Rod and Hot Rods in the early 1980’s. But he [...]

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Memo Ortega Files

Memo Ortega Stories Part Eleven

Posted  September 12, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

1961-62 Its 1961, Memo gets married, keeps on cruising his Custom Cars and his interest for drag-racing is growing more and more!     A few weeks ago Memo bought a scanner for his computer, so he would be able to share his photos on the CCC a little better. Since then Memo really got the hang of it, [...]

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Custom Car Road-trips

2014 A-Bombers Road-trip Part 4

Posted  August 19, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

A-BOMBERS ROAD-TRIP 2 In 2007 my wife organized my best birthday gift ever… a trip to the A-Bombers show in Sweden. In 2014 my good friends Palle Johansen and Tim Kirkegaard thought they would try and top this gift. They invited me to join them on their trip to the A-Bombers show in their 1939 and [...]

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larry watson busonic

BuSonic at Watsons

BUSONIC AT WATSONS In 1959 Roy Abendroth started planning his dream custom based on his 1955 Buick Century. In 1963 the car was finished, Roy named it the BuSonic.     oy Abendroth from Compton Ca, started planning hi...
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George Barris 1942 Cadillac

GEORGE BARRIS 1942 CADILLAC This Cadillac Convertible Custom with well proportioned Padded Top was a mystery Barris Custom Car for many years. We now know it was one of George Barris his personal rides in the late 1940’s ...
by Rik Hoving
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Posies 1936 Ford

POSIES 1936 FORD This classic looking outside and all modern street rod underneath 1936 Ford built by Posies, was trend setting crowd pleaser in the early 1980’s.   en Fenical, owner of the Posies Hot Rod Shop in ...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Eleven

1961-62 Its 1961, Memo gets married, keeps on cruising his Custom Cars and his interest for drag-racing is growing more and more!     A few weeks ago Memo bought a scanner for his computer, so he would be able to ...
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40s NorCal Hot Rod Photos part 3

40s NORCAL RACE TRACK 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 3 of the series on Ed’s Hot Rod p...
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This is Long Beach Video

THIS IS LONG BEACH   PRESS RELEASE: Hot rod builder and filmmaker Brian Darwas talks about making “This is Long Beach” in new video! Hot rod builder and filmmaker Brian Darwas talks about making “This is ...
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1951 Barris Custom Car Study Trip part 2

GEORGE BARRIS 1951 EUROPE TRIP   In 1951 George Barris visited several European countries for his design study trip. Italy, Germany and France were visited. And young George was seriously inspired and immersed himself in t...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part TEN

IN TO THE 1960S Late 1959, early 1960, Memo dates his future wife Terri in his 1946 Ford, and later in his third 1952 Oldsmobile. One that Memo painted in pearl white with candy green and candy purple panels and outlines! &nbs...
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RG Canning Show Card

RG CANNING SHOW CARD Gary Canning was a car/bike show promotor in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Craig Wise shared one of the neat RG Canning Attractions promotional Cards with us.   hen Craig Wise, a good friend, wa...
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Golden Sahara at Watson’s

GOLDEN SAHARA AT WATSONS In late 1959 Jim Skonzakes, owner of the Golden Sahara has Bill Ortega customize and Larry Watson paint his 1958 Ford Truck, which will be used for transporting the Golden Sahara.     hen the...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Nine

MORE AT THE AYALAS It’s the late 1950’s, Memo ’51 Chevy get new paint job by Gil Ayala, and he decides to buy Gil’s old ’46 Ford Coupe and another Oldsmobile!     By Memo Ortega On may 4,...
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