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Hirohata Merc Model

  HIROHATA MERC MODEL   Yoshihiro Hobara built this Barris Kustoms Hirohata Mercury model several years ago. Never really happy with its roofline, he decided to redo it. And now ...
by Rik Hoving
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Hirohata Merc Hawaiian Badge

  HAWAIIAN BADGE   Since the Hirohata Mercury was restored it always had an oddly shaped and located brass badge with the name The Hawaiian on the door… Lets find out the s...
by Rik Hoving
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Hirohata Merc Mystery Antenna

  HIROHATA MERC MYSTERY ANTENNA   For a short time in 1953 Bob Hirohata had a set of futuristic antennas on his famous Barris Kustoms built 1951 Mercury. Ever wondered where thos...
by Rik Hoving
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Hirohata Merc – The Trunk

  HIROHATA MERC – THE TRUNK   The Hirohata Mercury was restyled inside and out, many elements on this car, including the fully detailed trunk, started new trends in customiz...
by Rik Hoving
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Cross Country in a Kustom

  CROSS COUNTRY IN A KUSTOM   In May 1953 Bob Hirohata drives his Mercillac from California to Indianapolis. An epic Cross Country trip in an award winning custom, that still fasc...
by Rik Hoving
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Hirohata Merc Chair

  COMFORT STYLE   Day dreaming about the Hirohata Mercury at shool resulted in this Art Deco design the Hirohata Merc Chair. In the mid 1980’s I was in art-school. Around th...
by Rik Hoving
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1955 damage to the Hirohata Merc

  HIROHATA MERC SIDESWIPED   In October 1955, not to long after Robert Waldsmith had bought the Hirohata Mercury, the car was sideswiped, and the entire left side was severely dam...
by Rik Hoving
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A short drive in the Hirohata Mercury

  A SPIN IN A CUSTOM CAR ICON   Hirohata Mercury owner Jim McNiel, asked me to jump in the passenger seat of his Mercury for a short drive. It put an instant HUGE smile on my face...
by Rik Hoving
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