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Selling Custom Cars On-Line

Posted  August 15, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  SELLING CUSTOM CARS on-line   Putting your Custom Car up For Sale on one of the many on-line auction sites has become very easy. But how can you make sure your Custom will get noticed, and you will make the sale your hoping for. For a long time I have been wondering about how […]

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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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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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Dick Fowler 1938 Coupe

  DICK FOWLER 1938 COUPE   It is miraculous that this very e...
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The first chopped 49-50 Mercury?

  FIRST CHOPPED 49-50 MERCURY   Who was the first one to chop the to...
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Mystery Barris 49 Merc

  MYSTERY BARRIS 49 MERC   This typical 1980’s styled C...
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  CUSTOM CAR CHRONICLE the first two years   Early July 2013 we, my wife, our t...
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The Perfect Stance

  THE PERFECT STANCE   From the beginning of Custom Restyling cars have been lowe...
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Jim Street Collection Uncovered

  JIM STREET COLLECTION UNCOVERED   Jim Street...
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History of the Chopped Top part 1

  CHOP TOP HISTORY part 1   The most transforming of all custom body chan...
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George Barris’ 1941 Buick

  A CAR WORTH FIGHTING FOR   When George Barris moved from Sacramento to Los A...
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Custom Car Maiden Voyage

MAIDEN VOYAGE Rob Radcliffe of King Kustoms has been working on his period loo...
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Removed Running boards

  EARLY CUSTOM RESTYLING   Back in the late 1930’s early 1940’...
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CLASSIC CADDY

  1941 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE   In 2012 I came across 3 photos of a very nicely styled 19...
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Fadeaway fenders

  FADEAWAY FENDERS   One of the more extensive ways to Custom Restyle you car is to...
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1947 Cadillac Coupe

Digital Restyling 1947 Cadillac Coupe

  PHANTOM 47 CADILLAC COUPE   For the 1946-’47 year C...
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The end of R&C magazine

RIP R&C MAGAZINE The October 2014 will be the final issue of Rod & Custom Magazine. Thank ...
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1957 Sears Parking Lot Show

  1957 Sears PARKING Lot SHOW   The parking lot at Show Are...
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Shaved Door Handles

  SHAVED DOOR HANDLES   Shaving the door handles of your car for that Ultra Smoo...
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Richard Gregg 50 Ford The Capri

50 Ford The Capri Found

  50 FORD THE CAPRI FOUND   Richard Gregg rebuild a 1950 Ford Coupe into a c...
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Sam Barris Chopping Merc Album 1

  CHOPPING MERC ALBUM part 1   Custom Car photograp...
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Memo Ortega Stories part 19

PART 19 THE MERCS Back in the late 1980’s Memo owned two Mercury’s, one ...
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47 Chevy Purple Burp

REQUIEM FOR PURPLE BURP The Purple Burp, a story about Jack Bushmaker’s chopped &...
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Larry Ernst Chevy at Cobo Hall

LARRY ERNST CHEVY AT COBO HALL The team at Brothers Custom Automotive has been fres...
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  VINTAGE PHOTO BACKGROUNDS   Adding vintage color photos to recently t...
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