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Valley Custom Shop

Ray Vega 1938 Ford

Posted  December 3, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  RAY VEGA 1938 FORD   Especially because of the 1952 Hop Up Magazine cover, the Ray Vega 1938 Ford sedan Convertible is one of the best known Valley Custom Shop created Custom Cars. The Ray Vega 1938 Ford was created in 1951-52 by the Neil Emory and Clayton Jensen at their Valley Custom Shop. […]

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Colorized Custom Car Photo Posters

Posted  November 29, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  COLORIZED PHOTO POSTERS   NOW finally available from the Custom Car Chronicle. A series of 30 x 20 inch Photo Posters of the famous Colorized Custom Car images. Created by Rik Hoving from old black and white photos, painstakingly digitally colorized to create an unique look into the wonderful Custom Car Colors of days […]

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History of the Early Custom Car
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History of the Early Custom Car

Posted  November 12, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  HISTORY of the EARLY CUSTOM CAR   For as long as there have been automobiles they have been modified for personal taste. This evolved in the 1930s to a style we now know as Customizing. Part One the History of the Early Custom Car. The 1930s Early Custom Cars An article about the early […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Ed Sloan 1953 Plymouth

Posted  November 5, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  ED SLOAN 1953 PLYMOUTH   Ed Sloan had his 1953 Plymouth Hard-Top Restyled at and unknown body shop. Later after it was reworked with a chopped top at the Barris Kustom Shop, it became a famous Magazine Cover Custom. Although most people will recognize Ed Sloan‘s beautiful 1953 Plymouth as this unique Barris Restyled […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Nick Matranga Mercury

Posted  October 29, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  NICK MATRANGA MERCURY   One of the most Iconic Custom Cars of all time the Barris Kustoms Restyled 1940 Mercury Coupe for Nick Matranga was short lived, but made a huge and lasting impact. In the past we have shared the in-depth article on the life of Nick Matranga by Michelle M. Yiatras here […]

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History of the Early Custom Car

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Kevan Sledge Merc Finished

SLEDGE MERC FINISHED After driving his perfectly styled 1940 Mercury in suede for many...
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Dale Runyon Part two

  DALE RUNYON PART TWO   In this second part of the Dale Runyon story we concentra...
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Larry Watson Lace Painting

  WATSON LACE PAINTING   Larry Watson often gets cred...
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2016 CKOS Lead Sled Award

  2016 CKOS LEAD SLED AWARD   Every year in the early summer the Customs Of Sw...
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Bill Gaylord Photo Album

  BILL GAYLORD PHOTO ALBUM   Custom Upholstery legend Bill gaylord shared his stor...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 30

  PASO ROBLES SHOW   Memo Ortega recently came across some more of t...
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Photo Analysis: Sam Barris chopping the top on Jerry Quesnel’s Mercury

WHAT MARCIA CAMPBELL PHOTO’S REVEIL Sometimes we find surprising information in photo...
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Leo Lyons Mercury Progress

LYONS MERCURY PROGRESS Former Car Craft magazine cover car restoration is going well wi...
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Larry Watson 1950 Chevy – part one

WATSON 1950 CHEVY – PART ONE In 1955 A young Larry ...
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Creating laminated Dash knobs in scale

AIMING FOR PERFECTION A while ago I was looking at some photos of the Hirohata Mercury. One of th...
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Mid 50’s Hollywood Park Car Show

  HOLLYWOOD PARK CAR SHOW   These snapshot give a very nice impression of the perfe...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Nine

  NEFERTERI Part Nine   In this, the next to last episode in the Neferteri saga, ou...
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Dick Read’s Show Rod – How it was created

  HOW IT WAS CREATED   In the first article on Dick Read’s Show Rod we showe...
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RIP Mike Alexander

RIP MIKES ALEXANDER Mike Alexander from the famous Alexander Bros Custom Shop passed away on Ju...
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Inside a Barris Kustom

Inside a Barris Kustom

  Inside a BARRIS KUSTOM   A look inside the 1941 Snooky Jani...
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1952 New York Show Photo

  1952 NEW YORK SHOW Photo   A closer look at an birds eye view photo taken...
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The New Must Have Dan Post Book Set

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Memo Ortega Stories Part 31

  PASO ROBLES Part 3   Back in the 1980s when Memo Ortega owned his f...
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King Kustoms Workshop Spotlight

KING KUSTOMS SPOTLIGHT King Kustoms is small one man shop in Temecula, California turning ...
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Norman Wesp Barris ’59 Chevy Recreation

CANDY RED IMPALA Another Barris Custom recreation is underway. This time it is the 1959 Che...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 33

  SoCal SHOWS Part 5   More Flashback stories and more photos from ...
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