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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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Dick Fowler 1938 Coupe

  DICK FOWLER 1938 COUPE   It is miraculous that this very e...
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Jim Street Collection Uncovered

  JIM STREET COLLECTION UNCOVERED   Jim Street...
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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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CCC the first two years

  CUSTOM CAR CHRONICLE the first two years   Early July 2013 we, my wife, our t...
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Mystery Barris 49 Merc

  MYSTERY BARRIS 49 MERC   This typical 1980’s styled C...
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Perfect stance

The Perfect Stance

  THE PERFECT STANCE   From the beginning of Custom Restyling cars have been lowe...
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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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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 Buick

George Barris’ 1941 Buick

A CAR WORTH FIGHTING FOR When George Barris moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles he drov...
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A short drive in the Hirohata Mercury

  A SPIN IN A CUSTOM CAR ICON   Hirohata Mercury owner Jim McNiel, asked me to jump...
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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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1947 Cadillac Coupe

Digital Restyling 1947 Cadillac Coupe

  PHANTOM 47 CADILLAC COUPE   For the 1946-’47 year C...
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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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Sam Barris Chopping Merc Album 1

  CHOPPING MERC ALBUM part 1   Custom Car photograp...
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sam barris 1940 mercury

Sam Barris 1940 Mercury

  SAM’S ’40 MERCURY   Sam Barris’ first full custom was this ...
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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 ...
by Rik Hoving
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1957 Sears Parking Lot Show

  1957 Sears PARKING Lot SHOW   The parking lot at Show Are...
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Vintage Photo Backgrounds

  VINTAGE PHOTO BACKGROUNDS   Adding vintage color photos to recently t...
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Memo Ortega

Memo Ortega Stories Part 26

  MEMO’S 51 MERCURY FINISHED   Memo Has been working on his per...
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Sam Barris 1950 Buick 2

  SAM BARRIS BUICK Part 2   Sam Barris his personal Milesto...
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