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Mystery 37 Ford Sedan

  MYSTERY 37 FORD SEDAN   In 2008 the AHRF site shared a snapshot of an oddly shaped 1937 Ford Custom from the Tom Davis Collection. In 2015 three more photos surface… In 2...
by Rik Hoving
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Pre War 38 Lincoln Custom

  EXQUISITE 1938 LINCOLN   This exquisite padded topped 38 Lincoln Custom was restyled when the car was very new, perhaps even straight from the dealer. It has this wonderful ear...
by Rik Hoving
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Removed Running boards

  EARLY CUSTOM RESTYLING   Back in the late 1930’s early 1940’s more and more Custom Cars showed up with their running boards removed, for an ultimate slick, sporty, a...
by Rik Hoving
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The Jack Calori Photo Album

  JACK CALORI PHOTO ALBUM   Jack Calori gave away his amazing vintage photo album to a good friend, Billy Crewl. Billy showed me the album, and let me take some photos to share ...
by Rik Hoving
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Al Twitchell Restyled 41 Plymouth

  RESTYLED 41 PLYMOUTH   Al Twitchell’s son shared some really great late 1940’s snapshots his father made of the 1941 Plymouth convertible he customized for Charles K...
by Rik Hoving
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Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury part I

  THE DICK PAGE STORIES   One of my all time favorite custom cars is the Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury convertible. A car Jimmy built for himself as a daily drive in 1946. Jimmy drov...
by Rik Hoving
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Californian License plates

  CALIFORNIAN LICENSE PLATES   In the past I have had great help from a list of vintage Californian License plates to help date certain photos of Custom Cars. Recently I came acro...
by Rik Hoving
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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 th...
by Rik Hoving
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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 F...
by Rik Hoving
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1936 Ford sedan for sale in 1949.

  A STUNNING UNKNOWN   Mark Murray has been sharing some amazing early custom car photos with the Custom Car Photo Archive for some years. This collection of photos used to belong...
by Rik Hoving
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Spotlights when Where Who

SPOTLIGHTS ON CUSTOMS Spotlights When where who? That has been a subject for many Custom Car Enthusiasts conversations. We know these mostly Appleton Spotlights were near mandatory in the ...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Dick Fowler 38 Ford

Dick Fowler 1938 Coupe

DICK FOWLER 1938 COUPE It is miraculous that this very early Barris Custom survived and it in relatively good condition. And the best news is it has been acquired by early Custom Car Colle...
by Rik Hoving
 

 
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Bertolucci 1948 Mercury

  BERTOLUCCI 1948 MERCURY   Jim Roten’s photos of his friend’s Ron Zimmerman’s 1948 Mercury identified as the Dick Bertolucci built Johnny Lehman 1948 Mercury. ...
by Rik Hoving
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30-40 FoMoCo Sedan Customs

FOMOCO SEDAN CUSTOMS When you say ’39-’40 Ford or Mercury Custom, most people visualize a chopped Coupe, or Padded topped Convertible. But what about a full Custom Sedan based...
by Rik Hoving
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Frank Sandoval 36 Ford

SANDOVAL 36 FORD Howard Gribble shared these photos of Frank Sandoval’s 1936 Ford coupe from the mid 1940’s. A trip back in time.   When I see photos like these of Frank Sa...
by Rik Hoving
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Bartlett Collection

  BARTLETT COLLECTION   Bruce Bartlett is a member of the Ramblers Car Club formed in 1950. He is currently working on digitally restoration the old Ramblers Club Photo Album tha...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom Cars – Pride and Joy – Part 2

PRIDE AND JOY A collection of snapshots of Customized Cars with their owners or loved ones.   hile I was browsing my collection of old Custom Car photos I noticed that a lot of people ...
by Rik Hoving
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