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Custom Cars – Pride and Joy – Part 1

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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George Barris 1942 Cadillac

  GEORGE BARRIS 1942 CADILLAC   This Cadillac Convertible Custom with well proportioned Padded Top was a mystery Barris Custom Car for many years. We now know it was one of George...
by Rik Hoving
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41 Ford Mid 40s Custom

41 FORD MID 40s CUSTOM In the early and mid 1940’s a lot of of simple, yet elegant Customs were created all over the US. Restyled cars for improved looks, not to to win points at car...
by Rik Hoving
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Craig Wise Customs Photo Collection

CRAIG WISE CUSTOMS PHOTO COLLECTION Craig wise, a former sign painter loves Hot Rods and Customs and collects, amongst many other things, old photos. Mostly Hot Rod material, but he has a f...
by Rik Hoving
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Coachcraft Ford – Tex Myers Version

  COACHCRAFT FORD – TEX MYERS VERSION   Originally built in 1940 by Coachcraft Ltd for Clarence Solomon, this 1940 Ford based Custom has been owned by Tex Myers since the ea...
by Rik Hoving
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Ed Jensons 36 Fords

  ED JENSONS 36 FORDS   From the Ed Jenson’s wonderful 1940’s Sacramento area photo collection, come these photos of two mildly customized 1936 Ford Coupes. Jenson&...
by Rik Hoving
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Rudy Makela Cadillac

  RUDY MAKELA CADILLAC   In the late 1950’s and early 1950’s a lot of so called Sports Customs were built. Some in back yards and home garages, others by professional ...
by Rik Hoving
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Dale Runyon Part two

  DALE RUNYON PART TWO   In this second part of the Dale Runyon story we concentrate on two of Dale’s fine custom Convertibles, of which one survived. By Tom Nielsen.  ...
by Tom Nielsen
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Dale Runyon part one

  DALE RUNYON PART ONE   Dale Runyon, a young car guy from Everett, Washington. A pioneer in hot rodding and customizing in the mid-late 1940’s. A story by Tom Nielsen. &nbs...
by Tom Nielsen
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Johnny Zaro Interview

JOHNNY ZARO INTERVIEW In 2006 Justin Kudolla sat down with the late Johnny Zaro and his wife Fay in their home in Murrieta, California. Justin talked with Johnny about his Custom Car years ...
by Rik Hoving
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Butler Rugard Westergard Merc

  BUTLER RUGARD WESTERGARD MERCURY   A very early Westergard customized 1940 Mercury survives several re-stylings over the years, gets restored to 1950’s specs and ends up i...
by Rik Hoving
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Another Valley Custom Masterpiece

  VALLEY CUSTOM MASTERPIECE IDENTIFIED   Eric Berge shared some amazing photos of a chopped and channeled 1940 Ford coupe on his Facebook. It turns out to be an previously unknown...
by Rik Hoving
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41 Ford Hall Topped Convertible

HALL TOPPED CONVERTIBLE Roy Herman is the current caretaker of this early 1950’s built custom 1941 Ford. An original custom with rare Hall padded top. From 1973 and up the history on ...
by Rik Hoving
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1949 D & B Auto Sales lot photos

  D & B AUTO SALES   Stan Baker visited the D & B Auto Sales car lot in 1949. He brought his camera with him and shot some of the amazing cars that were for sale that day....
by Rik Hoving
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Delightful De Soto Bumpers

  DELIGHTFUL DE SOTO BUMPERS   Although rarely customized, the De Soto cars have made a huge contribution to the custom car world over the years.   The 1950’s De Soto grilles h...
by Tom Nielsen
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Harry Westergard Headlight Style

EARLY WESTERGARD HEADLIGHT STYLE Before Harry finalized his “Westergard look” he created headlights molded on top of the fenders on the Gene Garrett 1936 Ford. Where did this st...
by Rik Hoving
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Coachcraft Ford forgotten years

  BEING 17 YEARS AND DRIVE LIKE THE KING OF THE ROAD   In 1940 Clarence Solomon commissioned Coachcraft Ltd. to build him a one off custom roadster based on a 1940 Ford. The resul...
by Rik Hoving
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