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Barris Kustom Shop

George Barris at Work

Posted  April 20, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  GEORGE BARRIS at WORK   George Barris is known to the public more as the Barris Kustoms promoter, than as the Barris Custom Builder. He did however build many cars, and painted even more. In this article we will concentrate on George at work from the early beginnings to around 1958. The work George […]

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Custom History

Early Pictures Tell a Story – Curb Parked

Posted  April 14, 2018  by  Tom Nielsen

  CURB PARKED   As a young “car crazy kid” growing up in the 1950’s, I always kept an eye out for customs or hot rods parked along the road while riding in my parent’s car. When I spotted one it was pretty exciting, kind of like finding a “gem in a pile of stones”! […]

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Custom History

Channeled 36 Ford

Posted  April 11, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  CHANNELED 36 FORD   Another Mystery Custom is this channeled 36 Ford that probably was restyled by Don Clark. The car has been owned for over 30 years by Doug Hall, and it now in the 3 Dog Museum in Pennsylvania. This is one of those cars they has been on my mind for […]

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Featured Custom Cars

Porterville 1950 Mercury

Posted  April 11, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  PORTERVILLE 1950 MERC   Who knows more about this mystery 1950 Mercury that was photographed in 1958 in Porterville California. The car was later found in San Diego. UPDATED April – 11 – 2018 In July 2017 Derby Ahlstone from California send me some photos of an vintage 1950 Custom Mercury that a friend […]

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Custom History

Jim Street Golden Sahara II

Posted  April 5, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA II   Around 1956 Jim Street sets out to improve on the first version of his Iconic Golden Sahara dream Custom. Jim and his team created the legendary Laboratory on Wheels, the Golden Sahara II. Special thanks to Jim Street for his stories on the car and how it was […]

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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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Channeled 36 Ford

  CHANNELED 36 FORD   Another Mystery Custom is this channeled 36 Ford that probab...
by Rik Hoving
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Porterville 1950 Mercury

  PORTERVILLE 1950 MERC   Who knows more about this mys...
by Rik Hoving
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Overman Lincoln to be Restored

  OVERMAN LINCOLN to be RESTORED   The Valley Cu...
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Jim Street Golden Sahara II

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA II   Around 1956 Jim Street sets out to impro...
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Jim Street Golden Sahara I

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA I   The Amazing Golden S...
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1950 Sacramento Autorama

  1950 SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA   The Capitol City Auto Club, bette...
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Leroy Semas 37 Chevy

  LEROY SEMAS 37 CHEVY   In the late 1940’s Harry W...
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Golden Sahara Hubcaps

  GOLDEN SAHARA HUBCAPS   Jim Street’s Golden Saha...
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Jim Street Collection Uncovered

  JIM STREET COLLECTION UNCOVERED   Jim Street...
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Golden Sahara II Pearl Paint

  GOLDEN SAHARA II PEARL PAINT   Around 1957 Jim ...
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Altissimo 36 Ford Roadster VENUS

  36 FORD ROADSTER VENUS   Brandon Penserini from Alt...
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Gils Auto Butchers

  GILS AUTO BUTCHERS   One of the most recognizable original Custo...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala 49 GMC Restoration Part 2

  AYALA 51 GMC Restoration PART 2   In 2011 the Histo...
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1948 Chevy Coupe

  1948 CHEVY COUPE   This 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster C...
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Larry Watson Painted Hot Rods

  WATSON PAINTED HOT RODS   Larry Watson is best k...
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Barris 1940 Ford Chopped Coupe

  1940 FORD CHOPPED COUPE   In 2007 I first spotted t...
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Re-creating That Special Car

  RE-CREATING THAT SPECIAL CAR   Lots of car fans have fond memories of...
by Tom Nielsen
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St Louis Mystery Custom

  ST LOUIS MYSTERY CUSTOM   John Hellmuth shared these color slide of a Myst...
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1948 Paris Salon Car Show

  1948 PARIS SALON   The 1948 Salon de Automobile has been ca...
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Illinois Mystery Custom 40 Ford

  ILLINOIS MYSTERY CUSTOM   Very interesting Custom 1940 Ford Con...
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