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Custom History

1955 Thrifty Parking Lot Show

Posted  August 9, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  55 THRIFTY PARKING LOT   1955 Hot Rod and Custom Car show held at the new Thrifty Drug Store on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. In the 1950’s it was very common to organize Hot Rod and Custom Car shows at the local parking lots large public facilities as drug stores, stadiums etc. The […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Barris Display Wall Pan-Pacific Auditorium

Posted  July 30, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  BARRIS DISPLAY WALL   The Barris Kustom Shop had a special wall Barris Shop display at the Petersen Motorama Shows held at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles. From 1951 till 1955 these Barris Shop Wall Displays were among the highlights of the event. Petersen Publishing had a lot of experience with promoting their […]

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Art & Design

1938 Ford Sedan Digital Restyling

Posted  July 24, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  1938 FORD SEDAN DR   Digital Restyling the 1938 Ford Standard 2 door Sedan as an early Restyled Custom. Sedans from these years make such great Custom Cars, which one is your Favorite? Sedan models from the mid 1930’s to the mid 1940’s have always had a special place in my heart. I love […]

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Custom History

50s Indianapolis Custom Shows Part 2

Posted  July 17, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS P2   Part two in our photo coverage of the early 1950s Custom Auto Shows held in Indianapolis. This is part two of our series on the early 1950’s Custom Auto Shows held in Indianapolis. This show was very popular in the mid west, and with the help of some […]

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Custom History

50s Indianapolis Custom Shows

Posted  July 14, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS   In 1951 and 1952 the Indiana State Fair was hosting the Custom Auto Show. A unique show with the best Hot Rods and Custom Cars the mid-west of the US had to offer. Part One. The first Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows were organized in Southern California back […]

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1955 Thrifty Parking Lot Show

  55 THRIFTY PARKING LOT   1955 Hot Rod and Custom Car sh...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Display Wall Pan-Pacific Auditorium

  BARRIS DISPLAY WALL   The Barris Kustom...
by Rik Hoving
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1938 Ford Sedan Digital Restyling

  1938 FORD SEDAN DR   Digital Restyling the 1938 Ford Standard...
by Rik Hoving
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50s Indianapolis Custom Shows Part 2

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS P2   Part two in o...
by Rik Hoving
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50s Indianapolis Custom Shows

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS   In 1951 and 1952 the In...
by Rik Hoving
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Weesner Custom Art

  WEESNER CUSTOM ART   Weesner designs and creates beautiful and very inspiring Custo...
by Rik Hoving
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D and B Auto Sales Part 2

  D and B Auto Sales Part 2   In the Golden Years of Customizing Don Britt...
by Rik Hoving
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Antennas on Customs – Beam Me Up Scotty!

  ANTENNAS on CUSTOMS   When building a custom car the radio a...
by Tom Nielsen
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Custom Car Art Prints and Wall Photos

  CUSTOM CAR ART PRINTS   To help support the Custom Car Chronicle site ...
by Rik Hoving
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De Rosa Golden Piranha

  GOLDEN PIRANHA   De Rosa and Son Customs create an uniquely restyled 1966 Buic...
by Rik Hoving
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Cliff Rackohn 1948 Mercury

  RACKOHN 1948 Mercury   One of the more elegnat Customs ...
by Rik Hoving
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Tiago Ranchero Clone

  TIAGO RANCHERO CLONE   George Garcia from Bellflower California has been dreamin...
by Rik Hoving
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Ohio Early Custom Cars

  OHIO EARLY CUSTOM CARS   Dayton Ohio has been a huge Custom Car scene from ...
by Rik Hoving
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Channeled 36 Ford

  CHANNELED 36 FORD   Another Mystery Custom is this channeled 36 Ford that probab...
by Rik Hoving
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A short drive in the Hirohata Mercury

  A SPIN IN A CUSTOM CAR ICON   Hirohata Mercury owner Jim McNiel, asked me to jump...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara Mecum Auction

  GOLDEN SAHARA MECUM AUCTION   Nearly 50 years af...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Street Golden Sahara I

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA I   The Amazing Golden S...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Street Golden Sahara II

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA II   Around 1956 Jim Street sets out to impro...
by Rik Hoving
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Santa Monica 36 Ford 5 Window

  36 FORD 5 WINDOW   Beautifully styled 1936 Ford 5 window Coupe fr...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson T-Bird Vino Paisano

  LARRY WATSON T-BIRD   Larry Watson Personal c...
by Rik Hoving
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George Barris at Work

  GEORGE BARRIS at WORK   George Barris is known to the public...
by Rik Hoving
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Early Pictures Tell a Story – Curb Parked

  CURB PARKED   As a young “car crazy kid” growi...
by Tom Nielsen
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