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Joe Bailon Custom Shop

Bailon Ranchero Restored

Posted  May 27, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  BAILON RANCHERO RESTORED   NEWS FLASH… The Davi Horace Joe Bailon 1949 Ford Ranchero from the 1950’s has been restored and debuts at the 2016 Santa Maria Show. The Joe Bailon built 1949 Ford Ranchero for Horace Davi from the early/mid 1950’s restoration has been completed. The car debuts at the 2016 Santa Maria West Coast Nationals […]

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Art & Design

Customs by Keith Weesner

Posted  May 26, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  CUSTOMS by KEITH WEESNER   The Custom Car and Hot Rod world Keith Weesner creates in his paintings and black and white artwork is as close to perfection as it can get. Keith Weesner is a profesional full time artist from Thousand Oaks, California. He creates beautiful paintings of Hot Rods, Custom Cars, Race Cars […]

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custom cars

Gaylords Coupe DeVille

Posted  May 25, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  GAYLORDS COUPE DEVILLE   How the Gaylord shop in Lynwood California turned a badly damaged 1954 Buick Roadmaster into a Dream Custom Masterpiec for owner Sal Mammano. Towards the mid 1950’s several of the major Custom Car builders in California created heavily restyled, almost concept car like custom creations. Cars that took Custom Restyling to a new […]

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Featured Cars

36 Ford Survivor Custom

Posted  May 20, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  36 FORD SURVIVOR CUSTOM   Customizing on this 1936 Ford 5-window Coupe started in 1948 and was finished in 1953. It was family owned until it was sold in 2015. Now it is destined to be fully restored to its former glory.   In November 2015 this 1936 Ford chopped 5-window coupe was offered […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Thrifty Parking-lot Show

Posted  May 17, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  TRYFTY PARKING-LOT SHOW   In May 1954 the Lords Car Club organized a free one day outdoor Car Show at the Thrifty Drug Store in Los Angles. The Customs they gathered for this event was the best of the best. One of the most incredible photos of the Golden Age of Custom cars must be the […]

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Bailon Ranchero Restored

  BAILON RANCHERO RESTORED   NEWS FLASH… The Davi Horace Joe Bailon 1949 Ford Ranchero from the 1950’s has been restored and debuts at the 2016 Santa Maria Show. The J...
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RIP Bill Hines

  RIP BILL HINES   Bill Hines the Leadslinger has passed away on May 20 2016. RIP Mr Bill Hines Bill Hines was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on March 23, 1922. He spend his childhood...
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Customs by Keith Weesner

  CUSTOMS by KEITH WEESNER   The Custom Car and Hot Rod world Keith Weesner creates in his paintings and black and white artwork is as close to perfection as it can get. Keith Wee...
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Gaylords Coupe DeVille

  GAYLORDS COUPE DEVILLE   How the Gaylord shop in Lynwood California turned a badly damaged 1954 Buick Roadmaster into a Dream Custom Masterpiec for owner Sal Mammano. Towards ...
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36 Ford Survivor Custom

  36 FORD SURVIVOR CUSTOM   Customizing on this 1936 Ford 5-window Coupe started in 1948 and was finished in 1953. It was family owned until it was sold in 2015. Now it is destine...
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Thrifty Parking-lot Show

  TRYFTY PARKING-LOT SHOW   In May 1954 the Lords Car Club organized a free one day outdoor Car Show at the Thrifty Drug Store in Los Angles. The Customs they gathered for this e...
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Cats 48 Chevy

  CATS 48 CHEVY   Unexpectedly bumping into my Dream Custom Car on my first American Custom Car show during my 1994 USA trip It was the early 1990’s, I was in my early 20...
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Inset License Plates

Inset License Plates

  INSET LICENSE PLATES   A necessary evil, the license plate requires deft placement in order not to distract from the lines of the restyled job. Recessing is one long-used method...
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2016 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 2016 Custom Car Revival is ...
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Doug Thompson Chevy

Doug Thompson 50 Chevy

  DOUG THOMPSON 50 CHEVY   In 1986 master Custom builder Doug Thompson restyles an 1950 Chevy Hard-Top for Larry Cochran. The uniquely restyled custom is awarded that year with ...
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Inside a Barris Kustom

Inside a Barris Kustom

  Inside a BARRIS KUSTOM   A look inside the 1941 Snooky Janich Ford Barris Customs body-work that normally is hidden behind upholstery and other panels. We all have seen many pho...
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Richard Aguirre 55 Mercury

Richard Aguirre 55 Mercury

  RICHARD AQUIRRE 55 MERCURY   After failing to buy a famous Barris Custom, Richard Aguirre buys a brand new 1955 Mercury and drives it straight to the Ayala Shop for some Custom ...
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1950 Oakland Roadster show

1950 Oakland Roadster show

  1950 OAKLAND ROADSTER SHOW In 1950 Al and Mary Slonaker organized the first Annual National Roadster Show. Mostly entered by Hot Rods, but the Custom entries in this show has always ...
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1982 LEADSLED Roadtrip Part 2

  1982 LEADSLED ROADTRIP   In 1984 Mike Key created his famous LEADSLEDS book. It made a huge impact on me. Today, in 2016 Phil Waters makes us relive this 1984 book, with his ph...
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1982 Road Trip to Des Moines

  ROAD TRIP to DES MOINES   In 1982 Phil Waters makes the trip from Manchester, England, to the US, to visit the Lead Sled Spectacular in Des Moines Iowa. By Phil Waters Driving T...
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Ayala Body Shop

Ayala Body Shop

  AYALA BODY SHOP   The Ayala Body Shop on East Olympic Ave opened in 1945. Gil Ayala would keep this shop open for around 40 year, at the same location, crating Custom Car Mag...
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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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Donn Lowe 1940 Ford

  DONN LOWE 1940 FORD   Donn Lowe reshaped the 1940 Ford coupe into a perfectly balanced piece of automotive art. Donn Lowe from Oregon has been building uniquely styled Custom C...
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