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The Stoustrup Lincoln

Posted  June 24, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  THE STOUSTRUP LINCOLN   Poul Haakan Stoustrup wanted a 1939 Lincoln Convertible so bad, that he had a 4-door sedan rebuilt into a convertible by a Danish Coachbuilder. When Palle Johansen from Denmark was a 12 year young kid, he spend his evening and weekends working at a local paint shop. Because he loved cars, loved to […]

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The Carson Top Shop Part 2

Posted  June 23, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  CARSON TOP SHOP part 2   The Carson Top Shop changed the scene in the 1940’s with their Padded Top design. Towards the 1950’s and up they excelled in state of the art full custom interiors. In PART ONE of the Carson Top Shop story we concentrated mainly on the importance of the Carson Top Shop […]

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John D’Agostino 58 Packard

Posted  June 20, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  JOHN D’AGOSTINO 58 PACKARD   John D’Agostino unveiled his latest Custom Car at the 2016 Fathers-day Concours on Rodeo in Beverly Hill’s California. Another Oz Welch & John D’Agostino Concept Custom. John D’Agostino and Oz Welch have been creating some stunning Custom Cars and Concept Customs for many years. John’s latest is based on […]

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Bonneville via Custom

Posted  June 13, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  BONNEVILLE via CUSTOM   In 1953 Car Craft editor Dick Day joined Chuch DeWitt on his trip in his Barris Custom 1950 Ford convertible to the Bonneville Speed Trials. Custom Car Road-Trip, Bonneville via Custom. Taking  a long road trip in a full Custom Car has always been something special. We know that most of the […]

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Bumper mounted taillights

Posted  May 29, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  BUMPER MOUNTED TAILLIGHTS   Bumper mounted taillights developed in a time when the trend was to shave and mold car bodies into a smooth sculptured piece of Automotive Art. Removing the factory stock taillights from the fenders and creating new, usually smaller taillights units in or on the rear bumper is a Custom Restyling technique done a […]

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The Stoustrup Lincoln

  THE STOUSTRUP LINCOLN   Poul Haakan Stoustrup wanted a 1939 Lincoln Convertible so bad, that he had a 4-door sedan rebuilt into a convertible by a Danish Coachbuilder. When Pal...
by Rik Hoving
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The Carson Top Shop Part 2

  CARSON TOP SHOP part 2   The Carson Top Shop changed the scene in the 1940’s with their Padded Top design. Towards the 1950’s and up they excelled in state of the ...
by Rik Hoving
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John D’Agostino 58 Packard

  JOHN D’AGOSTINO 58 PACKARD   John D’Agostino unveiled his latest Custom Car at the 2016 Fathers-day Concours on Rodeo in Beverly Hill’s California. Another Oz ...
by Rik Hoving
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3x Mercury Perfection

  3X MERCURY PERFECTION   Three 1949-1951 Mercurys Customs at the 2016 CCR show caught my eye, just a little more than other Custom Mercs at the event. 3x Mercury Perfection. Ther...
by Rik Hoving
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Bonneville via Custom

  BONNEVILLE via CUSTOM   In 1953 Car Craft editor Dick Day joined Chuch DeWitt on his trip in his Barris Custom 1950 Ford convertible to the Bonneville Speed Trials. Custom Car R...
by Rik Hoving
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CCR 2016 Photo Report

  CCR 2016 PHOTO REPORT   The 100% Traditional Custom Car event, the Custom Car Revival in Indianapolis was held on June 11, 2016. We have gathered a selection of photos from this...
by Rik Hoving
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55 Chevy Survivor Custom

  55 CHEVY SURVIVOR CUSTOM   Professionally Restyled in 1958 as a Birthday gift for a 16 year old kid. This comfortable family Custom is now ready to find a new Caretaker. Marc M...
by Rik Hoving
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Anthony White Collection

  ANTHONY WHITE COLLECTION   Anthony White, Pin-striper extraordinary, historic Custom Merc owner, collector of vintage photos and walking Custom Car encyclopedia, an introduction...
by Rik Hoving
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The Dowry Monterey

The Dowry Monterey

  THE DOWRY MONTEREY   This 1950 Black and Canary Yellow Mercury Monterey was the perfect wedding gift to Larry Pointer from a College teacher and colleague in 1972.   B...
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Vintage Photo Backgrounds

  VINTAGE PHOTO BACKGROUNDS   Adding vintage color photos to recently taken Custom Car photos gives the image a whole new feel, like they were photographed in the Golden Years of ...
by Rik Hoving
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RIP Gary Chopit Fioto

  RIP GARY CHOPIT FIOTO   On Monday May 30, 2016 Gary Chopit Fioto passed away. We sadly lost another very creative Custom Car Builder. Gary “Chopit” Fioto grew up on ...
by Rik Hoving
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Dick Carter’s Essential ’41 Ford Convertible

  DICK CARTER 41 FORD   Dick Carter padded topped Ford, the very quintessence of the 1946-48 Restyled 1941 Ford Convertibles. By David E. Zivot 1941 Ford ragtops have been a consi...
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Bumper mounted taillights

  BUMPER MOUNTED TAILLIGHTS   Bumper mounted taillights developed in a time when the trend was to shave and mold car bodies into a smooth sculptured piece of Automotive Art. Re...
by Rik Hoving
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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...
by Rik Hoving
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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...
by Rik Hoving
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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...
by Rik Hoving
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Gaylords Coupe DeVille

  GAYLORDS COUPE DEVILLE   How the Gaylord shop in Lynwood California turned a badly damaged 1954 Buick Riviera into a Dream Custom Masterpiece for owner Sal Mammano. Towards t...
by Rik Hoving
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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...
by Rik Hoving
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