Advertisement

 
 

Enjoy


Barris Kustom Shop

Balboa Beach Rendezvous Ballroom

Posted  April 26, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  BALBOA BEACH Rendezvous Ballroom   From 1948 till 1951 the Kustoms Los Angles Car Club would cruise down to Balboa Beach for Easter Ballweek. Free Custom Car show on the parking lot, and the guys dancing at the Rendezvous Ballroom. In the later part of the 1940’ George Barris started to organize special events for […]

Full Story »

Custom History

GSII Glow in the Dark Tires

Posted  April 25, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  GSII GLOW in the DARK TIRES   Jim Skonzakes had created his Golden Sahara II around 1958, filled with the latest technology. When Goodyear developed a glow in the dark tire in the 1960s, Jim stepped in and help develop some for his Golden Sahara II. In the late 1950’s Jim Skonzakes (Street) was […]

Full Story »

Ayala Custom Shop

Gil Ayala painted Cars

Posted  April 21, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  GIL AYALA PAINTED CARS   Gil Ayala loved to mix Custom Paint Colors, he loved to experiment with toners, with different base coats, to create the ultimate Custom Paint finish. In 1945 Gil and two year older brother Al Ayala opened Gil’s Auto Body Shop on Olympic Blvd in East Los Angeles. The team […]

Full Story »

Early Custom Cars

Barter Collection 36 Ford Cabrio

Posted  April 14, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  36 FORD CABRIOLET   Jamie Barter has shared a few more photo from his early photo collection with us. This time he shared 3 photos of a heavily restyled 1936 Ford Cabriolet taken around 1948. Jamie found these three photos at an recent (autumn 2017) eBay auction. The three photos all appear to have been taken in the […]

Full Story »

Larry Pointer Files

Neferteri Part Seven

Posted  April 13, 2017  by  Larry Pointer

  NEFERTERI part Seven   Inspiration. Where does it come from? For our Forrest Gump, the pages of National Geographic became the siren song of Neferteri, his Queen of the byroads. Larry Pointer found himself a survivor of Y2K, retired, a widower, and a more or less empty nester.  He needed a project.  In this […]

Full Story »
Join Us


 
 

 

Why man built boats: a movie by Kat Gardiner

THE CRAFT AND PHILOSOPHY OF WOODEN BOAT CARPENTRY. A MOVIE BY KAT GARDINER You’ve got to love this short film about the craft and philosophy of wooden boat carpentry. There are so man...
by Esther de Charon de Saint Germain
0

 
 

Charles Eames: If it’s not Functional, it’s not Beautiful

THE STORY OF EAMES FURNITURE BY MARILYN NEUHART Here at Custom Car Chronicle we love Eames. Imagine how happy we were when we found this beautiful book about the history of these iconic cha...
by Esther de Charon de Saint Germain
1

 
Advertisement

 

Getting Plastered

THE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS OF A CUSTOM CAR HISTORIAN Early 2000, while on a visit to my parents, I decided to look for a model I built in the early 1980’s. I still had fond memories of it! I f...
by Rik Hoving
2

 
 

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
0

 
Advertisement

 

Hop Up Magazine in the fifties

WHEN A SUBSCRIPTION FOR 12 ISSUES COSTS $ 2.00 In the July 1952 issue Hop Up magazine featured the Barris built Ralph Testa 1950 Mercury convertible in a three pages article. In that same...
by Rik Hoving
0

 
 

C. C. Alexander’s 1950 Ford Sports Custom

AT THE ’52 NEW YORK MOTOR SPORTS SHOW These two photos are some of the earlier pieces that became part of the Custom Car Photo Archive. Both photos show the Sports Custom 1950 Ford Sh...
by Rik Hoving
0

 
Advertisement

 

The Larry Watson signs

SIGN O’ THE TIMES We all know Larry Watson as a Custom Car and Hot Rod painter, and he might possibly be the best Custom painter we ever had. The amount of car’s, bikes, boats a...
by Rik Hoving
0

 
 

Ed Jacques 1942 Ford Exquisite Custom Car Design

  Exquisite Custom Car Design   The customs created by the Valley Custom Shop are always subtile, no matter how dramatic the body changes are. They are always styled with an overa...
by Rik Hoving
0

 
Advertisement

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Rodder’s Journal SCRAPBOOK

Genre: , ,
Publisher:
Author:

Overall Review 4 / 5 - Very Good
by Rik Hoving
0

 
 

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
3

 
Advertisement

 

Larry Robbins 1948 Mercury

LOOKING FOR A CAR Several Barris books show photos of George Barris working on a 1946-48 Mercury coupe, and of George working on installing a 1949 Cadillac grille, during the first steps ...
by Rik Hoving
1

 
 

The Fab Moonglow

  A CAR, A SCRAPBOOK AND LOST INTEREST   A new two part article about Duane Stecks Moonglow has been created on the Custom Car Chronicle, making this old article obsolete. Click H...
by Rik Hoving
3

 
Advertisement

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Jack Stewart Ford

Genre:
Publisher:
Author:

Overall Review 5 / 5 - Must Have!
by Paul Kelly
1