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Custom History

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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Custom History

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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Featured Custom Cars

Bob Aguilera 53 Mercury

Posted  August 28, 2019  by  David/Michelle

Plain, simple, tastefully done. That would be the best description of my favorite 1953 Mercury restyle. The Bob Aguilera 1953 Mercury. The Art of Restraint- Aguilera’s 1953 Mercury Plain, simple, tastefully done. That would be the best description of my favorite 1953 Mercury restyle. Plain and simple not in the sense of uninteresting, unattractive, or […]

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Historical Custom Car Shows

1957 Sears Parking Lot Show

Posted  August 27, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

1957 Sears PARKING Lot SHOW The parking lot at Show Arena. Started in the early 1950s, gathering some of the most beautiful Customs. A closer look at the 1957 Sears Parking Lot Show. In 1950’s it was quite common to organize one-day outdoor car how at a large store. The parking lots of these stores […]

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