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1948 Chevy Coupe FOR SALE

Posted  February 10, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  1948 CHEVY COUPE FOR SALE   This 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Coupe was originally built by Glenn Patrick in 1985. In 2008 Glenn sold it to a new owner who had it repainted, stripped and added his personal style to the car. – Sponsored Article – This 1948 Chevy Stylemaster Coupe was Customized by Glenn […]

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Gils Auto Butchers

Posted  February 8, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  GILS AUTO BUTCHERS   One of the most recognizable original Custom Car Club was, and is the Auto Butchers of East Los Angeles. Original founded by Gil Ayala in the later part of the 1940s. In the mid 1940’s into the early 1950’s there were a couple of Custom Car clubs in the US […]

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Ayala 49 GMC Restoration Part 2

Posted  February 6, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  AYALA 51 GMC Restoration PART 2   In 2011 the Historic Ayala GMC Shop Truck changed hands once again. The new caretaker is in the process of a full historical correct restoration. Progress Report Part 2. A couple of weeks ago the new caretaker of the Gil’s Auto Body Works 1949 GMC Shop truck […]

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Larry Watson

Larry Watson Painted Hot Rods

Posted  February 5, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  WATSON PAINTED HOT RODS   Larry Watson is best know for his special paint on Custom Cars, but he also painted his fair share of Hot Rods during his long career. Most of the photos in the Larry Watson Personal Collection were taken of his beautiful paint work on Custom Cars, Bikes and boats. […]

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Barris 1940 Ford Chopped Coupe

Posted  February 2, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  1940 FORD CHOPPED COUPE   In 2007 I first spotted this oddly styled 1940 Ford Coupe with a beautiful heavy chopped top and Barris Crest. It turned out to be another original Mystery Barris Custom. Around 2007 I came across an 1940 Ford Coupe with heavy chop, DeSoto Bumper, and very ugly forward rake […]

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1948 Chevy Coupe FOR SALE

  1948 CHEVY COUPE FOR SALE   This 1948 Chevrolet Stylemas...
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Ayala-autobutchers

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...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson Painted Hot Rods

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

  1940 FORD CHOPPED COUPE   In 2007 I first spotted t...
by Rik Hoving
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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...
by Rik Hoving
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Gil Ayala 49 GMC Restoration Started

  AYALA 49 GMC RESTORATION STARTED   In 2011 the...
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Kustoms Sacramento Jacket

  KUSTOMS SACRAMENTO JACKET   Unique Kustoms Sacramento Ca...
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1950 Petersen Motorama

  1950 PETERSEN MOTORAMA   In 1950 Robert E. Petersen organizes ...
by Rik Hoving
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45 years later Mox Miller 58 Chevy

  45 YEARS LATER   In 1966 Mox Miller showed ...
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Ed Roth at Watsons

  ED ROTH AT WATSONS   Larry Watson painted some of the most ...
by Rik Hoving
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1942 Ford Twins

  1942 FORD TWINS   In the late 1970s Iggy Bara sets out to recreate...
by Rik Hoving
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A Day at the Barris Shop

  A DAY AT THE BARRIS SHOP   The August 1953 issue of Rod a...
by Rik Hoving
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Porterville 1950 Mercury

  PORTERVILLE 1950 MERC   Who knows more about this mys...
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Jerry Reichman 1950 Mercury

  JERRY REICHMAN 1950 MERCURY   The 1950 Mercury 4 door ...
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Cousin Panyas Photos

  COUSIN PANYAS PHOTOS   After looking for a long time Memo Ortega finally w...
by Rik Hoving
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Ray Vega 1938 Ford

  RAY VEGA 1938 FORD   Especially because of the 1952 Hop Up...
by Rik Hoving
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Colorized Custom Car Photo Posters

  COLORIZED PHOTO POSTERS   NOW finally available from the Custom Car Chron...
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History of the Early Custom Car

History of the Early Custom Car

  HISTORY of the EARLY CUSTOM CAR   For as long as there have been a...
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