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Larry Watson

Larry Watson Painted Fords

Posted  February 10, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  LARRY WATSON painted FORDS   In his long career Larry Watson has painted numerous Ford based cars. In this article we show you a selection of the Fords he has painted and saved the photos. From the Larry Watson Personal Collection. The first flame paint jobs Larry did was on Buzzy’s 1950 Ford sedan. Maroon […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Edison Photo Location

Posted  February 6, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  EDISON Photo Location   In the late 1940’s a series of Color and black and white photos were taken at an Edison Plant or something like that. Unique Color photos of early Customs at an unique location. In the mid to late 1940’s color photography was being used more and more. Color slides were […]

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Larry Pointer Files

Neferteri Part Six

Posted  February 6, 2017  by  Larry Pointer

  NEFERTERI part Six   What are you thinking? Friends and family began to have serious concerns our Forrest Gump was a hoarder headed for the looney bin, as he kept dragging odd and assorted rusty parts and pieces home. Larry Pointer found himself a survivor of Y2K, retired, a widower, and a more or […]

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Memo Ortega Files

Memo Ortega Stories Part 32

Posted  February 3, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  PASO ROBLES Part 4   More Flashback stories and more photos from the Memo Ortega files from the time Memo went to some of the famous West Coast Kustoms shows in Paso robles. Memo Ortega Flashback I remember this from way back, I think it was from around ’78, perhaps ’79. One day my wife Terry […]

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Custom History

Buster Litton and Friends

Posted  February 1, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  BUSTER LITTON and FRIENDS   Buster Litton and Ron Roach pay several visits to Rob Radcliffe in Temecula California. They are checking out the progress on the Buster Litton Convertible Ford Rob is working on for his friend Octavio Chavez, and share stories from back in the day. This friendship all started when Rob’s best friend […]

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Larry Watson Painted Fords

  LARRY WATSON painted FORDS   In his long career Larry Watson has painted numerous Ford based cars. In this article we show you a selection of the Fords he has painted and saved...
by Rik Hoving
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Edison Photo Location

  EDISON Photo Location   In the late 1940’s a series of Color and black and white photos were taken at an Edison Plant or something like that. Unique Color photos of early ...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Six

  NEFERTERI part Six   What are you thinking? Friends and family began to have serious concerns our Forrest Gump was a hoarder headed for the looney bin, as he kept dragging odd a...
by Larry Pointer
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 32

  PASO ROBLES Part 4   More Flashback stories and more photos from the Memo Ortega files from the time Memo went to some of the famous West Coast Kustoms shows in Paso robles. M...
by Rik Hoving
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Buster Litton and Friends

  BUSTER LITTON and FRIENDS   Buster Litton and Ron Roach pay several visits to Rob Radcliffe in Temecula California. They are checking out the progress on the Buster Litton Con...
by Rik Hoving
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Americas Most Beautiful Roadster 2017

  AMBR 2017   Americas Most Beautiful Roadster award for 2017 goes to 1936 Packard named The Mulholland Speedster owned by Bruce Wanta. Designed by Eric Black and wonderfully ha...
by Rik Hoving
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GNRS 2017 Customs

  GNRS 2017 CUSTOMS   The Grand National Roadster Show is now in its 68th year. Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, it is the longest running indoor car show in the world! A ...
by Rik Hoving
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Saoutchik Plastic Steering Wheel

  SAOUTCHIK PLASTIC STEERING WHEEL   In the late 1940s Custom builders experimented with the use of plastics in Custom Cars. One of their inspiration sources was the lucite steeri...
by Rik Hoving
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A Trip to Custom City

  A TRIP to CUSTOM CITY   In the 1940s and 1950s there were several second hand Hot Rod and Custom Car lots around. Custom City was one of them. John Hellmuth shared some color sl...
by Rik Hoving
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What’s in a Name?

  WHAT’S IN A NAME?   The trend originated from Motor Boats and WWII airplanes found its way into the Custom Car and Hot Rod scene in the 1950s. It is still going strong ...
by Tom Nielsen
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Larry Watson Painted Porsches

  WATSON PAINTED PORSCHES   Larry Watson painted a large number of Sports Cars and Foreign Exotics, including a number of Porsches THis article shows a selection of the Larry Wats...
by Rik Hoving
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ANNOUNCING Customs & Kustoms Show 2017

  KUSTOMS SHOW 2017   The Second Annual Customs & Kustoms – A meet for you that have a traditional custom car that will be held at Ellos Park , Sweden July 14-15-2017. ...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris Chopping Merc Album 3

  CHOPPING MERC ALBUM part 3   Part three in the series on the Chopping the top on Jerry Quesnels 1949 Mercury by Sam Barris. Finishing the Mercury in white primer, and showing...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris Chopping Merc Album 2

  CHOPPING MERC ALBUM part 2   In part one we have showed the full pages of the Photo album that Marcia Campbell put together for Sam Barris. An album showing Sam chopping a 1949...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris Merc License Plate Frame

  SAM BARRIS MERC LICENSE PLATE FRAME   Sam Barris used Dealer License plate frames on his trend setting 1949 Mercury back in 1951. Rather unusual for a Custom Car with all its ex...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris Chopping Merc Album 1

  CHOPPING MERC ALBUM part 1   Custom Car photographer Marcia Campbell and Sam Barris were good friends. When Sam chopped the top on Jerry Quesnels 1949 Mercury Marcia took a seri...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Five

  NEFERTERI part Five   A custom car guy is, if anything, an opportunist.  And optimistic. Clinically illogical.  Terminally so, friends and family would say.  As they seriousl...
by Larry Pointer
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41 Merc Fade-Away Convertible

  41 MERC FADE-AWAY Convertible   1941 Mercury Convertible with full fadeaway fenders and chopped padded top. A Mystery Published Custom Car. The first “Published Mystery Cu...
by Rik Hoving
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Jerry Preston 54 Ford Victoria by Watson

  JERRY PRESTON 54 FORD   Jerry Preston 1954 Ford Victoria was one of the first panel paint jobs with faded panels done by Custom Car painter Larry Watson. in 2006 I came across 4...
by Rik Hoving
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Early Flipper Hubcaps

  EARLY FLIPPER HUBCAPS   In the mid and late part of the 1930s the industry started to create the first Custom Car accessory parts. Lets take a closer look at an very early Flipp...
by Rik Hoving
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Bob Fairman 1936 Ford Coupe

  BOB FAIRMAN 1936 FORD   Around 1941 Jimmy Summers and Bob Fairman create this full Custom 1936 Ford Coupe with fade away fenders. A trend setting Custom Car Icon. The first time...
by Rik Hoving
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 31

  PASO ROBLES Part 3   Back in the 1980s when Memo Ortega owned his full Custom GMC pick up truck, he went to several of the famous Paso Robles WCK shows. Once again rock & r...
by Rik Hoving
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