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Barris Kustom Shop

Buster Litton Panoramic Ford

Posted  July 25, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  PANORAMIC FORD part one   The Buster Litton Panoramic Ford is really what Customizing is all about. Created by the Barris Kustoms Shop and Carl and George Cerny enhancing all the lines on this 1949 Ford to create this wonderful flowing Custom Car Milestone.   I have been gathering material for a Custom Car Chronicle […]




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Watsons – Dennis Morgan 58 Chevy

Posted  July 15, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  DENNIS MORGAN 58 CHEVY   Larry Watson painted a great number of 1958 Chevys, they made excellent mild custom, and Larry knew how they looked best. This article shows photos of three stages of the 58 Chevy Larry did for Dennis Morgen       Stage One In late 1959 Dennis Morgan took his 1958 Chevy Impala […]




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Dusters 2015 Time Travel Meet

Posted  July 13, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  2015 TIME TRAVEL MEET   CCC-Member Wolf Christiansson shared his photos of his recent trip to the Annual Time Travel Meet organized by the Dusters Car Club. After hearing great stories about and seeing many neat pictures of the past few Annual Dusters Time Travel Meetings it was time this year for Wolf to […]




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Barris Kustom Shop

Barris – Brumbach 42 Ford

Posted  July 12, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  BRUMBACH 42 FORD   The Jack Brumbach, Barris-built 1942 Ford is one of those really great looking early 1950’s Customs we know way to little about. Never featured in any magazine and it disappeared before it made a name for itself. The first time I heard about the Jack Brumbach 1942 Ford was when […]




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Mercs that will appear at Pebble Beach

Posted  July 8, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  PEBBLE BEACH MERCURYS   Ken Gross has officially announced the 7 1949-1951 Mercurys that will be part of the Mercury display at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours.   August 16 is getting closer, and the team at the Pebble Beach Concours in charge of the 1949-1951 Classic Custom Mercury Gathering has announced the 7 Mercury’s […]




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Buster Litton Panoramic Ford

  PANORAMIC FORD part one   The Buster Litton Panoramic Ford is really what Customizing is all about. Created by the Barris Kustoms Shop and Carl and George Cerny enhancing all the lines on this 1949 Ford to create th...
by Rik Hoving
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Watsons – Dennis Morgan 58 Chevy

  DENNIS MORGAN 58 CHEVY   Larry Watson painted a great number of 1958 Chevys, they made excellent mild custom, and Larry knew how they looked best. This article shows photos of three stages of the 58 Chevy Larry di...
by Rik Hoving
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Dusters 2015 Time Travel Meet

  2015 TIME TRAVEL MEET   CCC-Member Wolf Christiansson shared his photos of his recent trip to the Annual Time Travel Meet organized by the Dusters Car Club. After hearing great stories about and seeing many neat pic...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara Seiberling Advertising

  FEATURE STAR THE GOLDEN SAHARA I   In the mid 1950’s Jim Skonsakes’ Golden Sahara I, was hired by the Seiberling Rubber company to promote their new tire range . The futuristic Golden Sahara was used in...
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Barris – Brumbach 42 Ford

  BRUMBACH 42 FORD   The Jack Brumbach, Barris-built 1942 Ford is one of those really great looking early 1950’s Customs we know way to little about. Never featured in any magazine and it disappeared before it m...
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Harvey Buthoff 1956 Chevy

  HARVEY BUTHOFF 1956 Chevy   Harvey Buthoff was good friends with Larry Watson, in fact, Harvey was Larry’s very first paying customer, when he had Larry pin-stripe his Shoebox Ford. Later Larry did this wonder...
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56 Monterey Kar Kapades

  1956 KAR KAPADES SHOW   Marcus Edell has been sharing some really great photos on the Vintage Car Show Photos Facebook Group. Recently he shared these photos taken at the 1956 Kar Kapades show in Monterey California...
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Mercs that will appear at Pebble Beach

  PEBBLE BEACH MERCURYS   Ken Gross has officially announced the 7 1949-1951 Mercurys that will be part of the Mercury display at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours.   August 16 is getting closer, and the team at the...
by Rik Hoving
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1983 Metalflake Inspired

  1983 METALFLAKE INSPIRED   Three wild, Metalflake painted cars from Sweden made a HUGE impact on me when I was a young kid, just discovering Custom Cars.       It was the first ever indoor Custom Car ...
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The Jack Calori Photo Album

  JACK CALORI PHOTO ALBUM   Jack Calori gave away his amazing vintage photo album to a good friend, Billy Crewl. Billy showed me the album, and let me take some photos to share here on the CCC.   I had been in ...
by Rik Hoving
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Confessions of a Conquistador Part Two

  CONFESSION OF A CONQUISTADOR part two   Color always has held a big fascination for me. The metallics in lacquer especially were attractive. I loved to sit down and just page through the paint chip binders.   B...
by Larry Pointer
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CCC the first two years

  CUSTOM CAR CHRONICLE the first two years   Early July 2013 we, my wife, our technical guy Libsky and myself hit the PUBLISH button for the very first time, the Custom Car Chronicle was ON-LINE.   In June 2013 I...
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53 Ford Historical Custom For Sale

  53 FORD HISTORICAL CUSTOM FOR SALE   This is your chance to become the new caretaker of this early-mid 1950s built Clarkaiser 1953 Ford Victoria, and perhaps bring it back to it full glory. For Sale on the Custom Ca...
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Hirohata Merc Mystery Antenna

  HIROHATA MERC MYSTERY ANTENNA   For a short time in 1953 Bob Hirohata had a set of futuristic antennas on his famous Barris Kustoms built 1951 Mercury. Ever wondered where those came from?   In the Barris Kust...
by Rik Hoving
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Dave Peters 1949 Ford

  DAVE PETERS 1949 FORD   Dave Peters 1949 Ford Sedan. The Valley Custom Shop study in restrained Custom Restyling.   Most of the Custom Shops have developed a style of their own. A certain look for the cars ...
by Rik Hoving
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1954 San Jose Show Photos

  1954 SAN JOSE SHOW PHOTOS   Color photos of the early 1950’s car shows are pretty rare, so it was really great when Joe Hickenbottom shared some never before seen color snapshots on his Facebook, taken by a ...
by Rik Hoving
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Ralph Testa 1950 Mercury

  RALPH TESTA 1950 MERCURY   One of the few original customized 1949-51 Mercury’s, created by the Barris Kustom Shop for owner Ralph Testa. This beautifully restyled Custom Mercury survived and was completely re...
by Rik Hoving
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Al Twitchell Restyled 41 Plymouth

  RESTYLED 41 PLYMOUTH   Al Twitchell’s son shared some really great late 1940’s snapshots his father made of the 1941 Plymouth convertible he customized for Charles Kemp.   About a year ago we did an...
by Rik Hoving
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Nick Matranga 1940 Mercury Barris

That Illustrious Sanguine 1940 Merc

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Nick Matranga – That Illustrious Sanguine ’40 Merc! – original written February, 2014)   David E. Zivot and Michelle M. Yiatras are on a quest to create a...
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That Illustrious Sanguine 1940 Merc 2

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Nick Matranga – That Illustrious Sanguine ’40 Merc! – original written February, 2014)   Part two Due to the length of this article from Michelle, we have...
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