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VooDoo Sahara Debuts

Posted  July 28, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  VOODOO SAHARA DEBUTS   VooDoo Larry did it.. he made it in time to debut the car at the 2016 Salina KKOA Lead Slead Spectacular. And the car is stunning!     This is how Larry announced the VooDoo Sahara on his facebook page early on Thursday July 28, 2016: Larry and a crew of […]

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Hudson Joe Collection part 1

Posted  July 27, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  HUSDON JOE COLLECTION Part 1   Hudson Joe has been collecting old Hot Rod and Custom Car photos for many year. Great material from the 40’s and 50’s. The Hudson Joe Collection Part 1. Hudson Joe from California has a passion for old things and historic photos of Hot Rods and Custom Cars. He […]

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Rotunda Customs 1956 Show

Posted  July 24, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  ROTUNDA CUSTOMS 1956 SHOW   In February 1956 the FoMoCo organized the second Custom Car Show in the Ford Rotunda building. Sadly this would also be the last time this prestigious event was held. The second, and last Rotunda Custom Car Show was held in February 1956. The first show was a good success, but for […]

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Custom Plastic Details

Posted  July 13, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  CUSTOM PLASTIC DETAILS   Around 1947 Jesse Lopez experimented with the use of clear green Lucite to Custom Restyle the interior of his 1941 Ford Coupe. The start of a new trend Custom Plastic Details. The first mass produced plastics was bakelite, its invention made it possible to cast small parts for whatever use. […]

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Quesada 50 Ford Custom

Posted  June 27, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  QUESADA 50 FORD   Guided by Crazy Art Fullington Arturo Quesada set out to create his ultimate 1950 Ford sedan full Custom dream car. – Sponsored Article – Arturo  Quesada Grew up in Southern California where he met Art “Crazy Art” Fullington mid 80’s. He became good friend with Art Fullington who also became his personal mentor. He taught […]

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VooDoo Sahara Debuts

  VOODOO SAHARA DEBUTS   VooDoo Larry did it.. he made it in time to debut the car at the 2016 Salina KKOA Lead Slead Spectacular. And the car is stunning!     This is ...
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Hudson Joe Collection part 1

  HUSDON JOE COLLECTION Part 1   Hudson Joe has been collecting old Hot Rod and Custom Car photos for many year. Great material from the 40’s and 50’s. The Hudson Joe ...
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Rotunda Customs 1956 Show

  ROTUNDA CUSTOMS 1956 SHOW   In February 1956 the FoMoCo organized the second Custom Car Show in the Ford Rotunda building. Sadly this would also be the last time this prestigi...
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Rotunda Customs 1955 Show

  ROTUNDA CUSTOMS 1955 SHOW   In 1955 and 1956 the Ford Motor Company hosted a small Custom Car and Hot Rod show in the beautiful Art-Deco Rotunda visitors center in Dearborn, Mi...
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Voodoo Sahara almost finished

  VOODOO SAHARA ALMOST FINISHED   On July 27 2016 the VooDoo Sahara is planned to debut at the 2016 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular in Salina Kansas… In less than a week and a ha...
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House of Chrome Truck Illustration

  HOUSE of CHROME TRUCK ILLUSTRATION   When CCC Member Hudson Joe went out to buy an 1941 bike, he made an very interesting discovery. A beautiful 1951 Artist Impression of the Ho...
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Low Profile Deuce

  LOW PROFILE DEUCE   Thirty-two Fords have always been at the forefront of the “hotrod movement” which began in the 1940’s. Here is an example of one of the mor...
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RIP Art Chrisman

  RIP ART CHRISMAN   Art Chrisman passed away age 86 on July 12 2016. RIP Mr Art Chrisman Art Chrisman, one of the founding fathers of NHRA Drag Racing and a member of one of the ...
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Custom Plastic Details

  CUSTOM PLASTIC DETAILS   Around 1947 Jesse Lopez experimented with the use of clear green Lucite to Custom Restyle the interior of his 1941 Ford Coupe. The start of a new trend ...
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2016 CKOS Lead Sled Award

  2016 CKOS LEAD SLED AWARD   Every year in the early summer the Customs Of Sweden (CKOS) organizes the Lead Parking show. At this event the best Swedish Custom is awarded with t...
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2016 Customs and Kustoms Meet

  2016 CUSTOMS and KUSTOMS meet   In early July 2016 the first Customs and Kustoms weekend meet was held in Ellos, Sweden. The weekend started rainy, but soon the sun came out...
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CLASSIC CADDY

  1941 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE   In 2012 I came across 3 photos of a very nicely styled 1941 Cadillac convertible Custom. These very interesting in 1946 taken photos show a car tha...
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Hometown Custom

  HOMETOWN CUSTOM   It is unusual now as well as back in the fifties for a custom car to change hands many times, yet remain in the same city where it was originally built. By Tom...
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Bill Gaylord 49 Mercury

  BILL GAYLORD 49 MERCURY   In 1949 Bill Gaylord gets a 1949 Mercury Convertible which George Barris chops right away. Its the first ever chopped 1949 Mercury Convertible. In t...
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Quesada 50 Ford Custom

  QUESADA 50 FORD   Guided by Crazy Art Fullington Arturo Quesada set out to create his ultimate 1950 Ford sedan full Custom dream car. – Sponsored Article – Arturo  Quesada...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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