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The Modern Grecian model

Posted  May 21, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  THE MODERN GRECIAN MODEL   Recently we did an introduction article about the amazing Barris Custom Car recreations in 1/25 scale by Japanese Yoshihiro Hobara. In this CCC-Article we will highlight his recently (April 2015) finished Modern Grecian 1947 Studebaker.     The Modern Grecian model: When Yoshihiro Hobara decided to built a 1/25 scale […]

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Digital Restyling 1947 Cadillac Coupe

Posted  May 15, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  PHANTOM 47 CADILLAC COUPE   For the 1946-’47 year Cadillac did not offer an Coupe model in their line. For this Digital Restyling article I wanted to see how a coupe model would look like, and how well it could have been used as a full Custom Car.   Several years ago I was working on […]

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Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold

Posted  May 13, 2015  by  David/Michelle

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold – original written in august, 2011)   “And shall bring forth a rod from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.” ~Isaiah;11:1     Due to the length of this article from Michelle, 5 chapters, […]

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Kens 1956 Ranchero… and more

Posted  May 7, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  KENS 1956 RANCHERO   I first learned about Ken when I saw a single picture of Kens 1956 Ford Ranchero online. I got in touch with him and found out there is a lot more to tell than just the story on his 60s styled Ranchero. A story by Ken G.   Ken grew up in Wisconsin […]

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Larry Watson Space Age Pick Up

Posted  May 5, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  LARRY WATSON SPACE AGE PICK UP   Besides having his 1961 Ford Econoline, named Wire-O, Larry also had plans for a much wilder Econoline, named Space Age. Sadly this show truck was never completed. This is what we know about it… Larry Watson and Bill Ortega created the already spectacular Wine-O 1961 Ford Econoline Pick Up truck […]

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The Modern Grecian model

  THE MODERN GRECIAN MODEL   Recently we did an introduction article about the amazing Barris Custom Car recreations in 1/25 scale by Japanese Yoshihiro Hobara. In this CCC-Article we will highlight his recently (Apr...
by Rik Hoving
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1947 Cadillac Coupe

Digital Restyling 1947 Cadillac Coupe

  PHANTOM 47 CADILLAC COUPE   For the 1946-’47 year Cadillac did not offer an Coupe model in their line. For this Digital Restyling article I wanted to see how a coupe model would look like, and how well it co...
by Rik Hoving
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Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold – original written in august, 2011)   “And shall bring forth a rod from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fr...
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Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold part 2

  Continued from part ONE of the Jesse Lopez Lo! & Behold story.   © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold – original written in august, 2011)   Chapter 3 Jesse didn...
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Yoshihiro Hobara – Barris Model Cars

  BARRIS MODEL CARS   Yoshihiro Hobara from Kasukabe, Japan is a Custom Car enthusiast, he has an amazing early 1960’s styled 1960 Chevy custom called Future Ray. In this article we like to share his other Cus...
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Kens 1956 Ranchero… and more

  KENS 1956 RANCHERO   I first learned about Ken when I saw a single picture of Kens 1956 Ford Ranchero online. I got in touch with him and found out there is a lot more to tell than just the story on his 60s styled...
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Larry Watson Space Age Pick Up

  LARRY WATSON SPACE AGE PICK UP   Besides having his 1961 Ford Econoline, named Wire-O, Larry also had plans for a much wilder Econoline, named Space Age. Sadly this show truck was never completed. This is what we...
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John St. Germain Customs For Sale

  CUSTOMS FOR SALE   John St. Germain decided to let go of some of his older builds. The early 1950’s style 1950 Ford Shoebox and the Westergard inspired 1940’s styled 1936 Ford Roadster.   John St....
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49 Mercury The Sahara

  THE SAHARA   This Mercury was the first chopped ’49-’51 that Tom Nielsen had ever seen in person, so it made quite an impression on him back in 1957.   By Tom Nielsen   By 1958 there weren’t too man...
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Marcia Campbell – Not a “Bettie” Page!

    © by Michelle M. Yiatras  –  Timechanic ™   My name is Michelle from Las Vegas, NV. In assisting David with his myriad car projects over the years (in this particular case an accurate Matranga ‘40 Me...
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Larry Watson at Work part two

  LARRY WATSON AT WORK   In this second part of photos of Larry Watson at Work we will share some more unique photos from Larry’s Personal Collection. These give a great insight how things where done back then....
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Bob Prill Photo Album Part 2

  BOB PRILL PHOTO ALBUM PART 2   Long lost memories leapt out of Bob Prill’s old photos, like well-traveled friends at a 50-year reunion. Some awe inspiring; some back-slapping funny; some not so much. All old schoo...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 22

  THE KNIGHT PROWLERS   In the mid 1980’s we formed the Knight Prowlers Car Club. A bunch of friends who love Custom Cars and having a good time. Part 22 of the Memo Ortega Stories, the Knight Prowlers story. &n...
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Larry Watson At Work

  LARRY WATSON AT WORK   The Larry Watson Personal Photo Collection contains mostly photos of the cars, bikes and boats Larry painted in his long career. But some of those photos, taken by Larry’s friends show t...
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Motorama Vérité

    MOTORAMA VÉRITÉ   Jim Skonzakes (aka Jim Street) displayed his award winning 1949 Buick at the 1950 Petersen Motorama show, and was captured in a great photo by the crew from Hot Rod magazine. David E. Zi...
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Norman Wesp Barris ’59 Chevy Recreation

CANDY RED IMPALA Another Barris Custom recreation is underway. This time it is the 1959 Chevy Impala originally owned by Norman Wesp from Anoha, Minnesota.   This is how Norman’s 1959 Chevy Impala looked like in the ...
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Wally Welch 1941 Ford

WALLY WELCH 1941 FORD Wally Welch loved everything automotive, he loved his bikes, Hot Rods and his Custom Cars. One of the Custom Cars that meant a lot to him was this 1941 Ford Convertible restyled by the Ayala Custom Shop. &...
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Bob Prill Photo Album part 1

BOB PRILL PHOTO ALBUM Larry Pointer has been sharing some great stories about the Sheridan, Wyoming Custom Car and Hot Rod scene. This time we take a look at Larry’s friend Bob’ Prill’s collection of photos f...
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