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4th Motorama – Los Angeles

1953 MOTORAMA R&C ARTICLE Jewels From The Archive 60 Years Ago, some amazing Petersen Publishing Archive material on the 1953 Motorama show held in the Pan Pacific Auditorium From time ...
by Rik Hoving
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A day at the Races

SACRAMENTO BACK ROAD RACING Ed Jenson’s photo collection gives us a really great feel how the young Nor-Car Hot Rodder’s raced their cars on the back roads of Sacramento. We hav...
by Rik Hoving
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The Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury part III

  SUMMERS MERC CURRENT CONDITION   This is the third and last part of the series on the Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury. In this last article we will show you how the car looked when D...
by Rik Hoving
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George Barris personal ’36 Ford

  BARRIS SACRAMENTO ’36 FORD   George Barris was still living in Sacramento, spending his spare time in Harry Westergard’s shop, when he build this 1936 Ford convertib...
by Rik Hoving
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Gene Garrett’s Westergard Ford

EARLY WESTERGARD Gene Garrett brought his already mildly customized 1936 Ford convertible to Harry Westergard, to have it turned into -what nowadays is considered-, the first Westergard sty...
by Rik Hoving
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The Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury part II

  THE SUMMERS MERC IN DETAIL   This is the second part of the three part series on the Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury. In this article we will focus on the car a little more. Dick Pag...
by Rik Hoving
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The Howard Gribble Collection Part 1

HOWARD GRIBBLE PASSIONATED ABOUT PHOTOS This is the first article in a series the Custom Car Chronicle will do about the wonderful photos from the Howard Gribble Collection. This first arti...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom 1933-34 Fords

FORDS MODEL-40 CUSTOMIZED Today almost all of the modified ’33 and ’34 Fords are done up as street rods or traditional hot rods. In the 1940’s and up until the very early 50’s these...
by Tom Nielsen
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Custom Car photo albums through the years

CUSTOM CAR PHOTO ALBUMS – PART 1 As a kid I loved to browse through old family photo albums. Hand-tooled, leather bound, black pages, with soft velvet paper protection sheets, coverin...
by Rik Hoving
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Angel Hair & White Rock

  THREE FOR THE SHOW   Indoor car shows have always been an exciting event for me for as long as I can remember! When I was fourteen I persuaded my parents to bring me to the annu...
by Tom Nielsen
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A Mystery Hubcap

EARLY 1940s THREE BAR SPINNER HUBCAP When I received the photo of this mild customized 1941 Ford convertible, I noticed the odd looking hubcap. For some time I thought the single bar flippe...
by Rik Hoving
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The Memo Files: an Ayala Coupe, quad headlights and a found photo

THE MEMO FILES PART 2: ABOUT THE AYALA COUPE AND SWEET MEMORIES In the Memo files, Memo Ortega aka Memo Chop  shares his amazing memories from the 1940’s and up. This is his first st...
by Rik Hoving
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Pre-war Dry Lakes Hot Rod Racing in 8mm

ONLY THE ROAR IS MISSING Dave Welles of Seabright Hot Rods  posted this wonderful video of pre war Dry Lake racing. Dave is the son of a hot rodder and a dry lake racer and when he raced ...
by Esther de Charon de Saint Germain
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’36 Ford in the Magnificent Thirties – Forties

A DEFINING ERA A special era for custom cars is the late 1930’s till the late 1940’s. In this particular period the custom car style was really developed which ultimately lead t...
by Rik Hoving
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1932 Ford Hot Rods with a Custom Feel

LOOKING FOR CUSTOMIZED 32 FORD Yes, it is true the 1932 Ford are primarily seen as Hot Rods, or Street Rods (and of course as a restored stocker, but we’ll leave those for the moment)...
by Rik Hoving
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A wonderful 1947 line up!

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS My favorite era of custom cars is the early times, the 1940’s. The Custom Cars where so original, clean, functional, and well designed back then. I have be...
by Rik Hoving
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Sal Cacciola Westergard Chevy

  SAL CACCIOLA WESTERGARD CHEVY   This great looking 1938 Chevy Custom Convertible was built by Harry Westergard in the late 1940’s for Sal Cacciola from Pittsburg CA. In 2009 J...
by Rik Hoving
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