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Gene Winfield

Recreating Lanny Ericsons 56 Chevy

Posted  March 3, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

RECREATING THE VIOLET FANTASY In early 1958 Gene Winfield applied his first blend paint job, using candy colors fading from one tone to the other on Lanny Ericson’s 1956 Chevy. A new trend was set.   A brief history on Lanny’s Chevy Lanny Ericson had his near new 1956 Chevy two-door sedan chopped by the Clovis Body Shop. […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Larry Ernst Chevy at Cobo Hall

Posted  February 26, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

LARRY ERNST CHEVY AT COBO HALL The team at Brothers Custom Automotive has been freshing up the Barris Kustoms Shop built Larry Ernst 1951 Chevy to be displayed at the 2015 Detroit Autrama.   The Brothers Custom Automotive shop has been working on the Larry Ernst Chevy for the last couple of weeks. Freshing up […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Tom Hocker Ford Restoration update

Posted  February 26, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

TOM HOCKER FORD RESTORATION Tom Hocker’s Barris Kustoms built 1940 Ford Coupe has been around since the early 1950’s. It has been updated a few times, but now its getting close to beeing restored back to its 1957 Barris Version.   Tom Hocker from Oakland, California took his 1940 Ford coupe to the Barris Kustoms shop […]

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The Personal Stories

Conquistadors Club Plaque

Posted  February 20, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

CONQUISTADORS CLUB PLAQUE How do you start a car club? The Sheridan, Wyoming Conquistadors Car Club was founded in 1955. Larry Pointer, one of the founding member remembers it all very well. Lets hear his story…   By Larry Pointer How do you start a car club? For a motley crew of car guys in Sheridan, Wyoming back […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Dick Fowler 1938 Coupe

Posted  February 3, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

DICK FOWLER 1938 COUPE It is miraculous that this very early Barris Custom survived and it in relatively good condition. And the best news is it has been acquired by early Custom Car Collector Kurt McCormick who has the car completely restored at this moment.   Special thanks to Kurt McCormick for the help with this article. […]

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Recreating Lanny Ericsons 56 Chevy

RECREATING THE VIOLET FANTASY In early 1958 Gene Winfield applied his first blend paint job, using candy colors fading from one tone to the other on Lanny Ericson’s 1956 Chevy. A new trend was set.   A brief histo...
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Larry Ernst Chevy at Cobo Hall

LARRY ERNST CHEVY AT COBO HALL The team at Brothers Custom Automotive has been freshing up the Barris Kustoms Shop built Larry Ernst 1951 Chevy to be displayed at the 2015 Detroit Autrama.   The Brothers Custom Automotive ...
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Tom Hocker Ford Restoration update

TOM HOCKER FORD RESTORATION Tom Hocker’s Barris Kustoms built 1940 Ford Coupe has been around since the early 1950’s. It has been updated a few times, but now its getting close to beeing restored back to its 1957 B...
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Hot Rod Coupe Prints by Jimmy

HOT ROD COUPE PRINTS BY JIMMY CCC-Hot Rod contributer and Hot Rod illustrator Jimmy B has released a set of ten Hot Rod Coupe Illustrations. Lets take a look at closer look at Jimmy’s work.   The set of 10 Hot Rod C...
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Conquistadors Club Plaque

CONQUISTADORS CLUB PLAQUE How do you start a car club? The Sheridan, Wyoming Conquistadors Car Club was founded in 1955. Larry Pointer, one of the founding member remembers it all very well. Lets hear his story…  ...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 21

MEMO’S 51 MERC PART 2 This is the second part of the story on Memo Ortega’s personal 1951 Mercury he is currently finishing. The car was recently painted in a really dark blue color and is currently being put back ...
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1936 Ford sedan for sale in 1949.

  A STUNNING UNKNOWN   Mark Murray has been sharing some amazing early custom car photos with the Custom Car Photo Archive for some years. This collection of photos used to belong to his grandfather, who took photos o...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 20

MEMO’S 51 MERC PART 1 After working on several Mercury’s in the past, Memo now finally found one he wants to finish for himself. The car has recently been painted and is currently being put back together. Lets take ...
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Lanny Ericson Color Photos

LANNY ERICSON COLOR PHOTOS Lanny Ericson shared some amazing color photos that he came across recently. Photos of his own 1956 Chevy with an amazing Gene Winfield paint, and some color photos of the white with fading green Lero...
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Spotlights when Where Who

SPOTLIGHTS ON CUSTOMS Spotlights When where who? That has been a subject for many Custom Car Enthusiasts conversations. We know these mostly Appleton Spotlights were near mandatory in the 1940’s and early to mid 1950R...
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Every Picture has a Story

EVERY PICTURE HAS A STORY I always wondered about how these two photos of a classic California custom were in with a picture collection of an early Washington State car.   by Tom Nielsen A while ago I received a packet ...
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Dick Fowler 1938 Coupe

DICK FOWLER 1938 COUPE It is miraculous that this very early Barris Custom survived and it in relatively good condition. And the best news is it has been acquired by early Custom Car Collector Kurt McCormick who has the car co...
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2015 Custom Car Revival

A MUST-GO SHOW A Weekend Exclusively for Traditional Customs. No Hot Rods. No Street Rods. No Muscle Cars. No Rat Rods. No Rat Customs. The Midwest 2015 Custom Car Revival is a traditional custom car show. More info can be foun...
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