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Customs at Milnes Richfield Station

Posted  September 18, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  NORM MILNES RICHFIELD Station   In the mid 1940’s The Thunderbolts Car Club of Sacramento used the Norm Milnes Richfield Station as their hangout. Some historical important Custom Cars were photographed at this location. The birth of Custom Restyling took place in California, in Southern California to be more precise. Exact dates for when […]

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Larry Watson

Larry Watson Line-Up photo

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  WATSON LINE-UP Photo   6 wild and brilliant painted mild Customs, all painted by legendary Custom Painter Larry Watson. Lined up for this Watson Line-Up Photo shoot. This amazing line up photo of 6 Larry Watson outline or panel painted Custom Cars was most likely organized for a magazine photo shoot. Several photo taken […]

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Bob Armstrong 1940 Mercury

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  BOB ARMSTRONG 1940 MERC   Bob Armstrong from Alhambra California owned this nice looking 1940 Mercury Convertible in 1955. Here is another bit of a mystery Custom Car that I would like to know some more about. I have a feeling that this car might have been build in the 1940’s by the way […]

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Background Mystery Custom

Posted  September 12, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  BACKGROUND MYSTERY CUSTOM   In the background of 2 early 1950s drag strip photos I spotted this unidentified Mystery Custom Convertible with Padded Top. Most of the readers on the Custom Car Chronicle know that I love old photos showing car. And how I love to search the background of city views, cars shows, […]

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Johnny Rosier 53 Mercury

Posted  September 9, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  JOHNNY ROSIER 53 MERCURY   Johnny Rosier worked together with the Gil and Al Ayala to turn his 1953 Mercury Hard-Top into a Magazine featured Custom Car with an unique style. Johnny Rosier from Norwalk California was a young body and fender man working out of the California Custom Shop in Gardena Ca. who […]

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Customs at Milnes Richfield Station

  NORM MILNES RICHFIELD Station   In the mi...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson Line-Up photo

  WATSON LINE-UP Photo   6 wild and brilliant painted...
by Rik Hoving
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Bob Armstrong 1940 Mercury

  BOB ARMSTRONG 1940 MERC   Bob Armstrong from Alhambra California owned t...
by Rik Hoving
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Background Mystery Custom

  BACKGROUND MYSTERY CUSTOM   In the background of 2 early 1950s drag strip p...
by Rik Hoving
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Bob Larson 1940 Mercury

  BOB LARSON 1940 Merc   Inspired by the Nick Matranga Barri...
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1948 Giveaway Teardrop Trailer

  1948 GIVEAWAY TRAILER   Besides being able to win a FREE Hot Rod at the v...
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Johnny Rosier 53 Mercury

  JOHNNY ROSIER 53 MERCURY   Johnny Rosier worked together w...
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Ralph Weflen Sectioned 56 Ford

  RALPH WEFLEN SECTIONED 56 FORD   Ralph Weflen a very skilled Custom ...
by Rik Hoving
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Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford

  JESSE LOPEZ 1941 FORD   Around 1947 innovative car enthusias...
by Rik Hoving
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1952 New York Show Photo

  1952 NEW YORK SHOW Photo   A closer look at an birds eye view photo taken...
by Rik Hoving
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1941 Plymouth Convertible

  1941 PLYMOUTH Convertible   With the main focus on full Custom Cars, ...
by Rik Hoving
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Dragone Custom Car Auction

  DRAGONE CUSTOM CAR Auction   Dragone Auctions teamed up with Lime Rock Race...
by Rik Hoving
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Calnevar Chromesides Hubcaps

  CALNEVAR CHROMESIDES   Aftermarket company Calnevar produced a smooth...
by Rik Hoving
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41 Chevy 3-Window

  41 CHEVY 3-WINDOW Mystery Custom   1941 Chevy Coupe with chopped turned 3-win...
by Rik Hoving
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Joe Gertler 1941 Ford

  JOE GERTLER 1941 FORD   From the Jamie Barter Photo ...
by Rik Hoving
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Paul Bragg Restyled 53 Oldsmobile

  PAUL BRAGG Restyled 53 Olds   Paul Bragg aka...
by Rik Hoving
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Exported Historic US Customs

  EXPORTED HISTORIC US CUSTOMS   In the last decade or so several Ameri...
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Bob Sorrell Custom Roadster

  BOB SORRELL Custom Roadster   Around 1948 Bob Sorrell sets out to crea...
by Rik Hoving
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Brian Holden 1936 Ford

  Brian Holden 1936 Ford   Brian Holden rescued a Street Rodded 1936 Ford and ...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Ten

  NEFERTERI Part Ten   For our Forrest Gump, it has been a long and dedicate...
by Larry Pointer
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Paul Barrow 31 Ford Sedan

  PAUL BARROW 31 FORD SEDAN   Paul Barrow created his 1931 Ford Sedan with ...
by Rik Hoving
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Remembering the Gil Ayala 1942 Ford

  REMEMBERING the Gil Ayala 1942 Ford   In 1959 M...
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