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Curley Tremayne 50 Merc Restoration

  TREMAYNE 50 MERC RESTORATION   Loren Curly Tremayne of Monterey California had this 1950 Mercury Custom built in 1977. Rod Powell and Butch Hurley are responsible for most of th...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Eight

  NEFERTERI Part Eight   Herein, our Forrest Gump embarks on a quixotic crusade in search of elements from the Golden Age of the Classics. Larry Pointer found himself a survivor o...
by Larry Pointer
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LIFE magazine photo shoot at Barris

  LIFE Magazine photo shoot at BARRIS   In the early 1950s several non car related magazines did some magazine features on Custom Cars. One of them was Life Magazine, or at least ...
by Rik Hoving
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Johnny Zaro 1941 Ford

  JOHNNY ZARO 1941 FORD   Originally created for John Vara by George Barris. This radical full fade away fendered 1941 Ford padded topped Convertible is best known as the Johnny Z...
by Rik Hoving
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The Slippery Ayala Look

  SLIPPERY AYALA LOOK   Gil and Al Ayala started creating Custom Cars in around 1945. One of their trademark restyling techniques would become the super smooth molded in everythi...
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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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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Digital Restyling: 1949 Cadillac

  DIGITAL RESTYLING: 1949 CADILLAC   Being a fan of customized sedan delivery’s, I started to wonder how a 1949 Cadillac would look like as a sedan delivery with the use of ...
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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RESTYLING 1957 Chevy Pick Up

RESTYLING 1957 CHEVY PICK UP For a client I did a series of quick Digital Restyling proposals to give him some ideas what he could do with his 1957 Chevy Pick-Up Truck. The idea for this Di...
by Rik Hoving
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