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Exported Historic US Customs

Posted  July 26, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  EXPORTED HISTORIC US CUSTOMS   In the last decade or so several American Historic Custom Cars have been bought by new overseas owners. Exported Historic US Customs. Recently (July 2017), an early 1940’s Custom Restyled 1941 Cadillac from the California Bay area was sold to a new owner in Australia. The historic Custom Car […]

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Custom History

Bob Sorrell Custom Roadster

Posted  July 24, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  BOB SORRELL Custom Roadster   Around 1948 Bob Sorrell sets out to create an unique Custom Roadster using 1941 Mercury and 1940 Lincoln body parts. Bob Sorrel was a well known designer/engineer and craftsman who is best know for his Aluminum and Fiberglass Sports Cars, which were popular in the early and mid 1950’s. […]

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Customs For Sale

Brian Holden 1936 Ford

Posted  July 22, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  Brian Holden 1936 Ford   Brian Holden rescued a Street Rodded 1936 Ford and restyled it into this gorgeous  vintage looking Custom. The Holy Grail of tail dragging Customs. Sponsored Article Brian Holden is a 67 year old (2017) car-guy from Vancouver, British Columbia and has been interested in Hot Rods & Custom Cars […]

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Larry Pointer Files

Neferteri Part Ten

Posted  July 20, 2017  by  Larry Pointer

  NEFERTERI Part Ten   For our Forrest Gump, it has been a long and dedicated mission. Now, in this final episode, Neferteri… his Queen of Egyptian Revival… receives her Majesty’s regal raiment. Larry Pointer found himself a survivor of Y2K, retired, a widower, and a more or less empty nester.  He needed a project. […]

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Customs For Sale

Bob Larson 1940 Mercury

Posted  July 12, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  BOB LARSON 1940 Merc   Inspired by the Nick Matranga Barris Restyled 1940 Mercury Bob Larson from Vancouver BC set out to create his own ultimate Dream Custom 1940 Mercury Coupe. (Sponsored Article) Bob Larson from Vancouver, B.C. Canada has been into cars for as long as he can remember. As a kid he […]

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Installing Spotlights

  INSTALLING SPOTLIGHTS   Spotlights have been a popular accessory item on custom cars since the early 1940’s. This article shows an excellent article on how to install them...
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Shaved Door Handles

  SHAVED DOOR HANDLES   Shaving the door handles of your car for that Ultra Smooth Custom Look was one of the major trends in the early to mid 1950s. The history of Shaved Door Ha...
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Bob Fairman 1936 Ford Coupe

  BOB FAIRMAN 1936 FORD   Around 1941 Jimmy Summers and Bob Fairman create this full Custom 1936 Ford Coupe with fade away fenders. A trend setting Custom Car Icon. The first time...
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Calvin Wiekamp 55 Mercury

CALVIN WIEKAMP 55 MERCURY Painted by Larry Watson in late 1957, early 1958 is this mild customized 1955 Mercury with wild scallops in silver and dark purple. The ‘Snake Wagon”. ...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Fifteen

MEMOS 1954 GMC For this story we will follow Memo’s 1954 GMC truck over a period of years when he was constructing and enjoy ing it. From the early 1970’s till 1990.   &nb...
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Watson Painted 49-52 Chevies

  WATSON PAINTED 49-52 CHEVIES   Larry Watson painted quite a few 1949-52 Chevies in his career, including of course his own person Grapevine Chevy. Its time to highlight some of ...
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2015 Custom Car Line-Up

  2015 THE LINE-UP part one   Late July, early August is the time of the year that the A-Bombers Hot Rod Club in Sweden organizes the Old Style Weekend. During this weekend Ulf Ch...
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The Barris Crest

  THE BARRIS CREST   The Barris Kustom Shop started to use the Barris Kustoms Crest in the early 1950’s. And continued using this crest and the two later versions based on ...
by Rik Hoving
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3x Mercury Perfection

  3X MERCURY PERFECTION   Three 1949-1951 Mercurys Customs at the 2016 CCR show caught my eye, just a little more than other Custom Mercs at the event. 3x Mercury Perfection. Ther...
by Rik Hoving
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50’s Custom Black Panther FOR SALE

BLACK PANTHER FOR SALE Built by Chuck Rogers in the mid 1950’s with a lot of European influences, this uniquely styled 1949 Chevy Coupe is now for sale, ready to be restored back to h...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson painted Gullwing Mercedes

BRILLIANT GULLWINGS Back in the 1960’s it was HOT to have your high end Sports Car painted with bright, brilliant or deep custom colors. In this article we would like to focus on some...
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Hirohata Merc Hawaiian Badge

  HAWAIIAN BADGE   Since the Hirohata Mercury was restored it always had an oddly shaped and located brass badge with the name The Hawaiian on the door… Lets find out the s...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson 59 Chevy

2 Watson Painted 59 Chevies.

  WATSON PAINTED 59 CHEVIES   Larry Watson painted quite a few 1959 Chevies in his career. Among those were these two nearly identical painted pearl pink hard-tops. Lets take a cl...
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Watson painted 1960 Vette

  LAVONNE BREMER VETTE   LaVonne Bremer had her 1960 Corvette Restyled with the help of Duane Steck and Dick Williams and Larry Watson added a brilliant Lime Gold to create a stun...
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Redemption

REDEMPTION Together we held a communion, that 1951 Ford coupe and I. I told her of my journeys; she showed me the transformations that had come onto her. Each in our own way had experienced...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 31

  PASO ROBLES Part 3   Back in the 1980s when Memo Ortega owned his full Custom GMC pick up truck, he went to several of the famous Paso Robles WCK shows. Once again rock & r...
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Sharing Custom Car Memories

  An Appeal To You!   Share with us! Your Custom Car Memories. We aren’t looking for letter-perfect. Photos, or not. Just help us preserve the past and grow the future of the be...
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RIP Bo Huff

  RIP BO HUFF   August 4, 2015, we have lost another Custom Car Hero today. Talented and very creative custom car builder Bo Huff lost his battle with cancer. Bo Huff March 12, 19...
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1959 Car Show Movie

1959 CAR SHOW MOVIE This 1959 Car Show and Lions Drags and Hill Climbs movie with amazing footage of some late 1950’s Customs and Hot Rods was recently shared on facebook   The v...
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Late 50’s Kentucky Kustom Found

57 CHEVY CONVERTIBLE Another magazine featured Custom will be restored. This time it is an late 50’s Kentucky customized 1957 Chevy Convertible once owned by Jim Schamback This is how...
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Gary Birns Barris Trip

Gary Birns 1960 SoCal trip

  1960 TRIP TO BARRIS   In the summer of 1960 Gary Birns and two friends make a Dream trip from Cleveland, Ohio to the Barris Kustom City Shop in Lynwood California. By Gary Bir...
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