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Marcia Campbell – Not a “Bettie” Page!

Posted  April 26, 2015  by  David/Michelle

    © 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 Merc rebuild with the assistance of Nick himself), I have enjoyed the rare gift of meeting and […]

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Larry Watson

Larry Watson at Work part two

Posted  April 24, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  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. Lets take a closer look at Larry Watson at Work part two     We have selected a […]

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Larry Pointer Files

Bob Prill Photo Album Part 2

Posted  April 19, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  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 school storied snapshots. Here was a microcosm of all that had happened with us, and with car guys […]

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Memo Ortega Files

Memo Ortega Stories Part 22

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

  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.     In the summer of 1985 me and Richard Mendez were sitting by my garage. I was […]

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Ayala Custom Shop

Wally Welch 1941 Ford

Posted  April 10, 2015  by  Rik Hoving

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.     I’m not quite sure when I read the name Wally Welch for […]

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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....
by Rik Hoving
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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...
by Rik Hoving
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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. &...
by Rik Hoving
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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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RIP Jerry DeVito

RIP JERRY DEVITO JerryDeVito, best know to the Custom Car world for his wild restyled and painted 1957 Ford “The Maze” has passed away on April 04,2015.       Jerry DeVito was a San Jose Rod and Wheel...
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The Super Wheel Disk

SUPER WHEEL DISK When it came to Custom hubcaps in the early-mid 1940’s you did not to many choices. There was the full moon disk, the Single Bar Flipper hubcap, and there was the Swirl Hubcap. As far as we know this las...
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Bill Halliday Cars

BILL HALLIDAY CARS Some time ago I found an old color slide online showing a nicely customized 1940 Ford convertible. I was able to identify that car as  Bill Halliday’s Ford. When I shared it on my Facebook Vince Magnan...
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Mystery 1938 Ford Custom

MYSTERY 1938 FORD CUSTOM Back in the early days of Custom Restyling every body type was considered good Custom material. As we can see with this wonderfully restyled 1937-38 Ford Sedan in front of the Barris’s Custom Shop...
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