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Don Britton 1950 Ford

Posted  February 26, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

DON BRITTON 1950 FORD Don Britton 1950 Ford Sedan was restyled in 1950 by Chuck Calvin who sectioned the body for an unique look. Where is this well published Custom now? This elegant 1950 Ford sedan Custom Car has been featured in quite a few publications in the early 1950’s when the car was near […]

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Car Shows

Custom Car Revival 2019

Posted  February 21, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

CCR 2019 Time to block the date for the Custom Car Revival, the All Traditional Custom Car Show in Indianapolis in your agenda. This year the registration only event will be held on Saturday June 8, 2019 Mark your calendar for the 100% all traditional Custom Car Show. The 2019 event will start on Thursday […]

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Larry Watson

Larry Watson 57 Chevies

Posted  February 9, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

LARRY WATSON 57 CHEVIES Larry Watson Painted a great number of 1957 Chevies in his career, some mild with only added scallops, and some very wild with full pearl and Candy paint jobs. The 1957 Chevy is the one of the always popular Tri-Five Chevies 1955-1956 and 1957 that gets the least customized, at least […]

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Eric Black 1936 Ford Roadster

Posted  February 4, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

ERIC BLACK 36 FORD ROADSTER In 2017 Vintage Automotive Designer Eric Black designed a stunning looking Coachbuild influenced stretched 1936 Ford Roadster. A design that is now taking shape in metal by the team at Hollywood Hot Rods. On NOVEMBER 9, 2017 Eric Black Design shared one image of an beautiful restyled 1936 Ford Roadster […]

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DIGITAL RESTYLING

41 Mercury Sedan Conv

Posted  January 16, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Digital Restyling the 1941 Mercury Sedan. Inspired by the Barris Joe Urritta 1941 Ford and Harry Bradley Designs 41 Mercury Sedan Conv. In 1949 Sam Barris restyled a 1941 Ford two door Sedan for owner Joe Urritta. The most exceptional concept of this car was that Sam turned it from a regular sedan to a […]

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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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Custom Car Maiden Voyage

MAIDEN VOYAGE Rob Radcliffe of King Kustoms has been working on his period loo...
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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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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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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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Sam Barris Chopping Merc Album 1

  CHOPPING MERC ALBUM part 1   Custom Car photograp...
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Sam Barris 1940 Mercury

  SAM’S ’40 MERCURY   Sam Barris’ first full custom was this ...
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1936 Ford sedan for sale in 1949.

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  MEMO’S 51 MERCURY FINISHED   Memo Has been working on his per...
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