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David Dickinson

The Old Car Nut Book #2

Posted  March 24, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

THE OLD CAR NUT BOOK #2 David Dickinson is publishing a series of car related stories in his The Old Car Nut Books. This is the second book of the series, and it is a great read from cover to cover.     The Old Car Nut Book number 2 is sitting on my coffe […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Identifying the Barris Crests

Posted  March 18, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

IDENTIFYING THE BARRIS CRESTS Preliminary Examination and Detailed Comparison Study of the Barris Kustom Coat of Arms Badge.     By David E. Zivot   I think it is important because so many fakes are being offered for sale on the internet, eBay, etc, that it would be beneficial to discern between vintage originals and modern […]

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The Personal Stories

Conquistadors of Sheridan

Posted  March 15, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

 CONQUISTADORS of SHERIDAN The Conquistadors of Sheridan was an “unorganized” organization. It was just all about the cars. We had no clue we were writing our legacy in lacquer and lead.   By Larry Pointer   The Conquistador Car Club plaques hanging by chains from the rear bumpers of member’s cars really started something in […]

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Road-Trips

Custom Car Maiden Voyage

Posted  March 9, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

MAIDEN VOYAGE Rob Radcliffe of King Kustoms has been working on his period looking 1950 Ford Shoebox Custom for a number of years. The second week of March, 2015 the car was ready for its first drive.   In November 2014 we reported here on the CCC that Rob Radcliffe’s 1950 Ford Shoebox custom was […]

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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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Identifying the Barris Crests

IDENTIFYING THE BARRIS CRESTS Preliminary Examination and Detailed Comparison Study of the Barris Kustom Coat of Arms Badge.     By David E. Zivot   I think it is important because so many fakes are being offere...
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Single Bar Hubcaps Design

SINGLE BAR HUBCAPS The most popular dress-up item in the early/mid 1940’s was the Ripple-Disk-Single-Bar-Flipper-Hubcap. Many Custom Cars from this era used them, but where did they come from?   The Mysterious Singl...
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Conquistadors of Sheridan

 CONQUISTADORS of SHERIDAN The Conquistadors of Sheridan was an “unorganized” organization. It was just all about the cars. We had no clue we were writing our legacy in lacquer and lead.   By Larry Pointer &nb...
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The Barris Crest

THE BARRIS CREST The Barris Kustom Shop started to use the Barris Kustoms Crest in the early 1950’s. And continued using this crest and the two later versions based on the originals up to the most recent built cars. &nbs...
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Custom Car Maiden Voyage

MAIDEN VOYAGE Rob Radcliffe of King Kustoms has been working on his period looking 1950 Ford Shoebox Custom for a number of years. The second week of March, 2015 the car was ready for its first drive.   In November 2014 we...
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Custom Interior Tags

INTERIOR TAGS In the 1940’s and 1950’s some of the better know upholstery shop used small tags with their name or logo and address information mounted in the cars they upholstered. Let s take closer look at those ta...
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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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