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George Barris First Photo Location

Posted  June 10, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

George Barris was known for taking photos of Custom Cars in beautiful special locations. Hollywood Park was his first special location back in 1947. Special thanks to David E. Zivot, Jesse Lopez and Gerald Fassett. After seeing the color photo of George Barris’s 1941 Buick for the first time I was not only intrigued by […]

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George Barris Buick Sacramento Trip

Posted  May 8, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

At the end of 1947 George Barris makes a trip from Los Angeles to Sacramento in his freshly finished 1941 Buick Kustom. George Barris grew up with his older brother Sam at their aunt and uncle Edith and John Barakaris in Roseville, the largest city in Placer County, in the metropolitan area of Sacramento. As […]

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Dick Lippert 49 Chevy

Posted  May 2, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Dick Lippert from upstate New York customized his 1949 Chevy in his parents drive way in 1953. By Dick Lippert I bought the car in the summer of 1951 while in the service and was putting almost 900 miles per week driving home on weekends and etc.While in Korea I gave much thought to what […]

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Jim Skonzakes 1949 Buick

Posted  April 27, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Most people know Jim Skonzakes aka Jim Street from his Golden Sahara. But before that he owned several very nice Customs, including this 1949 Buick Roadmaster. Jim Skonzakes grew up in Dayton Ohio, far away from sunny California where the Custom Car style was born. This did not prevent a young Jim Skonzakes to fall […]

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Palle Johansen 47 Caddy Introduction

Posted  April 1, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

PALLE JOHANSEN 47 CADDY After many years in the works, Palle Johansens 1947 Cadillac Padded Topped Convertible Kustom is finally ready – enough – for its debut. For the last few years Palle has been working on and off on his 1947 Cadillac Kustom. Adding all the details he has had in his mind for […]

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George Barris First Photo Location

George Barris was known for taking photos of Custom Cars in...
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George Barris Buick Sacramento Trip

At the end of 1947 George Barris makes a trip from Los Ang...
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Dick Lippert 49 Chevy

Dick Lippert from upstate New York customized his 1949 Chevy in his ...
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Jim Skonzakes 1949 Buick

Most people know Jim Skonzakes aka Jim Street from his Golden Sahara....
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41 Merc Fade-Away Convertible

41 MERC FADE-AWAY Convertible 1941 Mercury Convertible with full fadeaway fender...
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Palle Johansen 47 Caddy Introduction

PALLE JOHANSEN 47 CADDY After many years in the works, Palle Johansens 1947 ...
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Don Britton 1950 Ford

DON BRITTON 1950 FORD Don Britton 1950 Ford Sedan was restyled in 19...
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Custom Car Revival 2019

CCR 2019 Time to block the date for the Custom Car Revival, the All Traditional Custom Car ...
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Horns Used Car 36 Ford

HORNS Used Car 36 FORD In 1941 Willis Horn from Marysville California purchased a Cu...
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Custom Car Art Prints and Wall Photos

CUSTOM CAR ART PRINTS To help support the Custom Car Chronicle site we are now off...
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Larry Watson 57 Chevies

LARRY WATSON 57 CHEVIES Larry Watson Painted a great number of 195...
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Eric Black 1936 Ford Roadster

ERIC BLACK 36 FORD ROADSTER In 2017 Vintage Automotive Designer Eric Black designed...
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41 Mercury Sedan Conv

Digital Restyling the 1941 Mercury Sedan. Inspired by the Barris Joe Urritta 1941 For...
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Ron Sobran 1951 Mercury

Ron Sobran created an unequally restyled 1951 Mercury with laid back windshield around...
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Albrecht Goertz 40 Mercury

ALBRECHT GOERTZ 40 MERCURY Albrecht Goertz of Los Angeles, California designed a...
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Speakeasy Customs

. SPEAKEASY CUSTOMS The Jim Street Golden Sahara II is being restored at the Speakeasy C...
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Chopped 1949 – 51 Mercury Convertibles

  CHOPPED 49-51 MERCURY Convertibles   A trip in time back to t...
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Road Trip Custom Sightings

  ROAD TRIP CUSTOM SIGHTINGS   David Conrad shared some neat pictures he ...
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1945 San Francisco Customs

  1945 SAN FRANCISCO CUSTOMS   Northern California had a very active C...
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Joe Hocker 1936 Ford

  JOE HOCKER 1936 FORD   The Hocker brothers Joe and Tom from Oakland Califo...
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Frank Sonzogni Mercury

  FRANK SONZOGNI MERCURY   Frank Sonzogni Lynwood Police Offi...
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Marvin Lee 42 Chevy

  MARVIN LEE 42 CHEVY   Marvin Lee of Pasadena California Restyled his 1942 Chev...
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