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Barris Mystery Parked Car

  BARRIS MYSTERY PARKED CAR   In 1994 I saw a Mystery Car in the background of one photo taken at the Barris Shop. The shape of the top intrigued me, and I wanted to know more abo...
by Rik Hoving
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Horizontal Custom Grilles

  HORIZONTAL CUSTOM GRILLES From early in the 1940s Custom Restylers started to experiment with new and wider grille designs. These wide custom grilles gave the cars a beautiful modern...
by Rik Hoving
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Chuck DeWitt Ford Clone Debut

  CHUCK DEWITT FORD CLONE   At the 2017 Custom Car Revival show in Indianapolis the long awaited Chuck DeWitt Convertible Ford Clone made its public debut. Its debut has been rumo...
by Rik Hoving
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Horns Used Car 36 Ford

  HORNS Used Car 36 FORD   In 1941 Willis Horn from Marysville California purchased a Custom 1936 Ford Chopped Coupe from and Hot Rod Shop. Since 1973 it is owned by grandson Jeff...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Crest Keychain

  BARRIS CREST KEYCHAIN   In the spring of 2017 Marcus Edell becomes the new caretaker of the Harry Costa 1941 Ford. The car comes with a shipload of history, trophies, photos, a...
by Rik Hoving
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Melford Robbins 39 Tub

  MELFORD ROBBINS 39 TUB   Oilers Club Member Melford Robbins owned this beautiful dark maroon Carson Topped 1939 Ford Sedan Convertible in the late 1940s. The Custom is still aro...
by Rik Hoving
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Curley Tremayne 50 Merc Restoration

  TREMAYNE 50 MERC RESTORATION   Loren Curly Tremayne of Monterey California had this 1950 Mercury Custom built in 1977. Rod Powell and Butch Hurley are responsible for most of th...
by Rik Hoving
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LIFE magazine photo shoot at Barris

  LIFE Magazine photo shoot at BARRIS   In the early 1950s several non car related magazines did some magazine features on Custom Cars. One of them was Life Magazine, or at least ...
by Rik Hoving
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Johnny Zaro 1941 Ford

  JOHNNY ZARO 1941 FORD   Originally created for John Vara by George Barris. This radical full fade away fendered 1941 Ford padded topped Convertible is best known as the Johnny Z...
by Rik Hoving
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Joe Brenner 41 Merc

  JOE BRENNER 41 MERC   The Valley Custom Shop restyles the perfect mild custom 1941 Mercury 4-door Sedan for Joe Brenner. This article was originally created in November, 2015, ...
by Rik Hoving
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The Slippery Ayala Look

  SLIPPERY AYALA LOOK   Gil and Al Ayala started creating Custom Cars in around 1945. One of their trademark restyling techniques would become the super smooth molded in everythi...
by Rik Hoving
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