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Westergard classic 36 Ford

Posted  July 2, 2020  by  Rik Hoving

CLASSIC WESTERGARD FORD One of the finest Harry Westergard build early style custom cars is Jack Odbert’s 1936 Ford convertible. Original article from 2013, updated with Color Photo in July, 2020. When I was about 20 years, I first saw a photo of Jack Odbert 1936 Ford convertible in the Best Hot Rods booklet (published […]

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Custom 1933-34 Fords

Posted  June 17, 2020  by  Tom Nielsen

FORDS MODEL-40 CUSTOMIZED Today almost all of the modified ’33 and ’34 Fords are done up as street rods or traditional hot rods. In the 1940’s and up until the very early 50’s these cars were routinely built as customs. Between these two years of Henry Ford’s popular art deco influenced cars, the 1934 was […]

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1950 Sacramento Autorama

Posted  February 22, 2020  by  Rik Hoving

1950 SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA The Capitol City Auto Club, better known as the Thunderbolts organized a two day Auto Show in 1950. Held at a Sacramento Chevy dealer the show hosted 23 top class Customs and Hot Rods. Special thanks to Lawrence Fears. The title of this article is 1950 Sacramento Autorama, which is not precisely […]

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The Willis Horn Coupe

Posted  February 1, 2020  by  Rik Hoving

The Willis Horn Coupe In 1941 Willis Horn from Marysville California purchased a Custom 1936 Ford Chopped Coupe from a Hot Rod Shop. Since 1973 it is owned by grandson Jeff Boone who is now looking to find out more on the cars history for a full restoration. Jeff Boone from Live Oak, California, was […]

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Bob Lund 50 Mercury
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Bob Lund 50 Mercury

Posted  October 17, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

BOB LUND 50 MERCURY The Bob Lund 1950 Mercury convertible easily fits on the list of some of the best restyled Barris Customs ever created. It sadly never received this recognition in the magazines back in the day. Original article from September 10, 2016, updates October 17, 2019 Bob Lund took his 1950 Mercury convertible to the […]

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Westergard classic 36 Ford

CLASSIC WESTERGARD FORD One of the finest Harry Westergard build early style custom ca...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom 1933-34 Fords

FORDS MODEL-40 CUSTOMIZED Today almost all of the modified ’33 and ’34 Fords are done up a...
by Tom Nielsen
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1950 Sacramento Autorama

1950 SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA The Capitol City Auto Club, better known as the...
by Rik Hoving
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The Willis Horn Coupe

The Willis Horn Coupe In 1941 Willis Horn from Marysville California purchased a Cus...
by Rik Hoving
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Bob Lund 50 Mercury

Bob Lund 50 Mercury

BOB LUND 50 MERCURY The Bob Lund 1950 Mercury convertible easily fits on t...
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Bob Aguilera 53 Mercury

Plain, simple, tastefully done. That would be the best description...
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1957 Sears Parking Lot Show

1957 Sears PARKING Lot SHOW The parking lot at Show Arena. Started in...
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1955 Thrifty Parking Lot Show

55 THRIFTY PARKING LOT 1955 Hot Rod and Custom Car show held at the...
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Gerald Fassett Photo Collection

Special Thanks to Gerald Fassett, David E. Zivot and Michelle M. Yiatras Geral...
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George Barris First Photo Location

George Barris was known for taking photos of Custom Cars in...
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George Barris Buick Sacramento Trip

At the end of 1947 George Barris makes a trip from Los Ang...
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Dick Lippert 49 Chevy

Dick Lippert from upstate New York customized his 1949 Chevy in his ...
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Jim Skonzakes 1949 Buick

Most people know Jim Skonzakes aka Jim Street from his Golden Sahara....
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41 Merc Fade-Away Convertible

41 MERC FADE-AWAY Convertible 1941 Mercury Convertible with full fadeaway fender...
by Rik Hoving
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Palle Johansen 47 Caddy Introduction

PALLE JOHANSEN 47 CADDY After many years in the works, Palle Johansens 1947 ...
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Don Britton 1950 Ford

DON BRITTON 1950 FORD Don Britton 1950 Ford Sedan was restyled in 19...
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Custom Car Revival 2019

CCR 2019 Time to block the date for the Custom Car Revival, the All Traditional Custom Car ...
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Custom Car Art Prints and Wall Photos

CUSTOM CAR ART PRINTS To help support the Custom Car Chronicle site we are now off...
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Larry Watson 57 Chevies

LARRY WATSON 57 CHEVIES Larry Watson Painted a great number of 195...
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Eric Black 1936 Ford Roadster

ERIC BLACK 36 FORD ROADSTER In 2017 Vintage Automotive Designer Eric Black designed...
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41 Mercury Sedan Conv

Digital Restyling the 1941 Mercury Sedan. Inspired by the Barris Joe Urritta 1941 For...
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Ron Sobran 1951 Mercury

Ron Sobran created an unequally restyled 1951 Mercury with laid back windshield around...
by Rik Hoving
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