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De Rosa Golden Piranha

Posted  June 19, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  GOLDEN PIRANHA   De Rosa and Son Customs create an uniquely restyled 1966 Buick Riviera with styling cues from the 50’s and 60’s. The first time I saw a photo of this Custom was in 1983, when Chrome & Flames magazine had one small photo in an announcement for an upcoming show article. I […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Cliff Rackohn 1948 Mercury

Posted  June 5, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  RACKOHN 1948 Mercury   One of the more elegnat Customs to roll from the Barris Kustom Shop in during its hay days was the 1948 Mercury Restyled for Cliff Rackohn. Before we start about this beautiful Barris Restyled Mercury I want to mention a few things about the name and the year of the […]

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Tiago Ranchero Clone

Posted  June 4, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  TIAGO RANCHERO CLONE   George Garcia from Bellflower California has been dreaming of recreating the Famous Dick Tiago 1957 Ford Ranchero for over 30 years. For many years we have seen photos of an unfinished Ford Ranchero chopped at the old Barris Atlantic Blvd. Shop by Brad Masterson. The Dick Tiago clone, or very […]

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Custom History

Ohio Early Custom Cars

Posted  May 29, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  OHIO EARLY CUSTOM CARS   Dayton Ohio has been a huge Custom Car scene from the very early beginnings. In the 1940s young guys took trips to California to learn all about the latest Customizing trends. In the past ten or so years I have talked with Dayton Ohio’s Jim Skonzakes (aka Jim Street) […]

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Channeled 36 Ford

Posted  May 21, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  CHANNELED 36 FORD   Another Mystery Custom is this channeled 36 Ford that probably was restyled by Don Clark. The car has been owned for over 30 years by Doug Hall, and it now in the 3 Dog Museum in Pennsylvania. This is one of those cars they has been on my mind for […]

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De Rosa Golden Piranha

  GOLDEN PIRANHA   De Rosa and Son Customs create an uniquely restyled 1966 Buic...
by Rik Hoving
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Cliff Rackohn 1948 Mercury

  RACKOHN 1948 Mercury   One of the more elegnat Customs ...
by Rik Hoving
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Tiago Ranchero Clone

  TIAGO RANCHERO CLONE   George Garcia from Bellflower California has been dreamin...
by Rik Hoving
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Ohio Early Custom Cars

  OHIO EARLY CUSTOM CARS   Dayton Ohio has been a huge Custom Car scene from ...
by Rik Hoving
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Channeled 36 Ford

  CHANNELED 36 FORD   Another Mystery Custom is this channeled 36 Ford that probab...
by Rik Hoving
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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...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara Mecum Auction

  GOLDEN SAHARA MECUM AUCTION   Nearly 50 years af...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Street Golden Sahara I

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA I   The Amazing Golden S...
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Jim Street Golden Sahara II

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA II   Around 1956 Jim Street sets out to impro...
by Rik Hoving
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Santa Monica 36 Ford 5 Window

  36 FORD 5 WINDOW   Beautifully styled 1936 Ford 5 window Coupe fr...
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Larry Watson T-Bird Vino Paisano

  LARRY WATSON T-BIRD   Larry Watson Personal c...
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George Barris at Work

  GEORGE BARRIS at WORK   George Barris is known to the public...
by Rik Hoving
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Early Pictures Tell a Story – Curb Parked

  CURB PARKED   As a young “car crazy kid” growi...
by Tom Nielsen
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Porterville 1950 Mercury

  PORTERVILLE 1950 MERC   Who knows more about this mys...
by Rik Hoving
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Overman Lincoln to be Restored

  OVERMAN LINCOLN to be RESTORED   The Valley Cu...
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1950 Sacramento Autorama

  1950 SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA   The Capitol City Auto Club, bette...
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Leroy Semas 37 Chevy

  LEROY SEMAS 37 CHEVY   In the late 1940’s Harry W...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara Hubcaps

  GOLDEN SAHARA HUBCAPS   Jim Street’s Golden Saha...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Street Collection Uncovered

  JIM STREET COLLECTION UNCOVERED   Jim Street...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara II Pearl Paint

  GOLDEN SAHARA II PEARL PAINT   Around 1957 Jim ...
by Rik Hoving
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Altissimo 36 Ford Roadster VENUS

  36 FORD ROADSTER VENUS   Brandon Penserini from Alt...
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Gils Auto Butchers

  GILS AUTO BUTCHERS   One of the most recognizable original Custo...
by Rik Hoving
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