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Early Custom Cars

41 Merc Fade-Away Convertible

Posted  April 3, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

41 MERC FADE-AWAY Convertible 1941 Mercury Convertible with full fadeaway fenders and chopped padded top. A Mystery Published Custom Car. Over the years I have come across a lot of Unidentified Custom Car photos in the early Custom Car Publications. Mystery Customs that appeared in just a single publication, and sometimes even in multiple magazines […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Palle Johansen 47 Caddy Introduction

Posted  April 1, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

PALLE JOHANSEN 47 CADDY After many years in the works, Palle Johansens 1947 Cadillac Padded Topped Convertible Kustom is finally ready – enough – for its debut. For the last few years Palle has been working on and off on his 1947 Cadillac Kustom. Adding all the details he has had in his mind for […]

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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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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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Herb Ogden’s Buick Color Photos

THE HERB OGDEN BUICK This perfect proportioned 1941 Buick convertible, was originally buil...
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Jerry Preston 54 Ford Victoria by Watson

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Dean ‘Deano’ Jeffries passed away

A MAN WITH A BRUSH One of history’s preeminent automotive sculptors and engineers passed away at h...
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Dragone Custom Car Auction

  DRAGONE CUSTOM CAR Auction   Dragone Auctions teamed up with Lime Rock Race...
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Mystery Ayala 40 Mercury

  MYSTERY AYALA 40 MERCURY   This 1940 Mercury chopped conve...
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Harry Bradley Fantom Ford

  SAM FOOSE AND HARRY BRADLEY   Automotive designer Ha...
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Candy Apple ’57 DeSoto

  CANDY APPLE ’57 DESOTO   Joe Bailon’s Candy Apple red never looked ...
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1942 Ford Twins

  1942 FORD TWINS   In the late 1970s Iggy Bara sets out to recreate...
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Sam Barris 1950 Buick

  SAM BARRIS BUICK Part 1   The Sam Barris 1950 Buick is the ...
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Barris “Asteroid” Corvette on Hemmings

60’S CUSTOM BARRIS ASTEROID CORVETTE AT AUCTION The Hemming Blog has done...
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RIP Ray Erickson

RIP RAY ERICKSON Ray “Radical Ray” Erickson, passed away Saturday December 6, 2014, aged 86....
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Dusters 2015 Time Travel Meet

  2015 TIME TRAVEL MEET   CCC-Member Wolf Christiansson shared his photos ...
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Hop Up Magazine in the fifties

WHEN A SUBSCRIPTION FOR 12 ISSUES COSTS $ 2.00 In the July 1952 issue Hop Up magazine featured ...
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Weesner Custom Art

  WEESNER CUSTOM ART   Weesner designs and creates beautiful and very inspiring Custo...
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Custom Plastic Details Part 2

  CUSTOM PLASTIC DETAILS   Shortly after WWII Car builders and Customi...
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Jim Street Collection Uncovered

  JIM STREET COLLECTION UNCOVERED   Jim Street...
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Art and Jerry Custom Shop

  ART and JERRY CUSTOM SHOP   Art Lellis and Jerry Moffatt created some ou...
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The Mark Murray Collection: Buddy Ohanesian Mercury

WESTERGARD BERTOLUCCI MERCURY ON THE SALT We have been sharing some fine examples of the ...
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Billy Powell 39 Mercury

BILLY POWELL 39 MERCURY David Martinez at Martinez Industries Co. creates another period...
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Watsons Saint Vasquez 50 Chevy

  SAINT VASQUEZ 50 CHEVY   Larry Watson designed ...
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Jerry Reichman 1950 Mercury

  JERRY REICHMAN 1950 MERCURY   The 1950 Mercury 4 door ...
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A Mystery Hubcap

EARLY 1940s THREE BAR SPINNER HUBCAP When I received the photo of this mild customized 1941 Ford c...
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