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41 Chevy 3-Window

Posted  August 5, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  41 CHEVY 3-WINDOW Mystery Custom   1941 Chevy Coupe with chopped turned 3-window top, 1946 Chevy grille and complete smoothed body. Another Mystery Published Custom Car. 1941 Chevy 3-window Coupe Custom. The first time I saw a picture of this ’41 Chevy Custom was possibly the last published photo of the Custom. It was […]

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Jamie Barter Collection

Joe Gertler 1941 Ford

Posted  August 1, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  JOE GERTLER 1941 FORD   From the Jamie Barter Photo Collection comes this series of slightly oddly restyled 1941 Ford Convertible photos. The car was created by Joe Gertler at the Raceway Garage in the Bronx around 1950. Jamie Barter shared a new set of photos from his collection with the Custom Car Chronicle. […]

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Paul Bragg

Paul Bragg Restyled 53 Oldsmobile

Posted  July 30, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  PAUL BRAGG Restyled 53 Olds   Paul Bragg aka TinGuy from Paso Robles California creates a stunning 1953 Oldsmobile 88 for customer Ralph Bagdasarian from Fresno California. Metal master and Custom Car designer Paul Bragg has created many subtle and not so subtle Custom Cars and Hot Rods in the last couple of decades. […]

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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

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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2016 CKOS Lead Sled Award

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