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Barris Kustom Shop

George Barris at Work

Posted  April 20, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  GEORGE BARRIS at WORK   George Barris is known to the public more as the Barris Kustoms promoter, than as the Barris Custom Builder. He did however build many cars, and painted even more. In this article we will concentrate on George at work from the early beginnings to around 1958. The work George […]

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Custom History

Early Pictures Tell a Story – Curb Parked

Posted  April 14, 2018  by  Tom Nielsen

  CURB PARKED   As a young “car crazy kid” growing up in the 1950’s, I always kept an eye out for customs or hot rods parked along the road while riding in my parent’s car. When I spotted one it was pretty exciting, kind of like finding a “gem in a pile of stones”! […]

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Custom History

Channeled 36 Ford

Posted  April 11, 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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Featured Custom Cars

Porterville 1950 Mercury

Posted  April 11, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  PORTERVILLE 1950 MERC   Who knows more about this mystery 1950 Mercury that was photographed in 1958 in Porterville California. The car was later found in San Diego. UPDATED April – 11 – 2018 In July 2017 Derby Ahlstone from California send me some photos of an vintage 1950 Custom Mercury that a friend […]

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Custom History

Jim Street Golden Sahara II

Posted  April 5, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA II   Around 1956 Jim Street sets out to improve on the first version of his Iconic Golden Sahara dream Custom. Jim and his team created the legendary Laboratory on Wheels, the Golden Sahara II. Special thanks to Jim Street for his stories on the car and how it was […]

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1950 Sacramento Autorama

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Dr Daves 80s Photo Collection

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Larry Watson in Rodder’s Journal #61

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Customs by Keith Weesner

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