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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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The Original Kustoms of America

  ORIGINAL KUSTOMS of AMERICA   1954 the Custom Car business was booming Nation wide. Time for George Barris to take the Custom Car Club to a new level. Kustoms Of America was fou...
by David/Michelle
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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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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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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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Balboa Beach Rendezvous Ballroom

  BALBOA BEACH Rendezvous Ballroom   From 1948 till 1951 the Kustoms Los Angles Car Club would cruise down to Balboa Beach for Easter Ballweek. Free Custom Car show on the parkin...
by Rik Hoving
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GSII Glow in the Dark Tires

  GSII GLOW in the DARK TIRES   Jim Skonzakes had created his Golden Sahara II around 1958, filled with the latest technology. When Goodyear developed a glow in the dark tire in t...
by Rik Hoving
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Gil Ayala painted Cars

  GIL AYALA PAINTED CARS   Gil Ayala loved to mix Custom Paint Colors, he loved to experiment with toners, with different base coats, to create the ultimate Custom Paint finish. I...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala John Geraghty 40 Ford

John Geraghty 1940 Ford

  JOHN GERAGHTY 1940 FORD   John Geraghty had the Ayala brothers create this subtile brilliant irridescent green painted 1940 Ford convertible Custom in the late 1940s. Brothers ...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala Bob Lomax Chevy

Bob Lomax 53 Chevy by Ayala

  BOB LOMAX 53 CHEVY   1953 Chevy Convertible created by Gil and Al Ayala form Robert Lomax in the mid 1950s Bob Lomax’s ’53 Chevy was one of the “few” Aya...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Kustoms

Dzemske Collection Barris Photos

  DZEMSKE BARRIS PHOTOS   TIntro text. In the late 1950’s and 1960’s Bob visited many Mid West shows. Most of these shows were filed with the more local Hot Rods and C...
by Rik Hoving
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Gil Ayala wild bird

Gil Ayala Wild Bird Restored

  AYALA WILDBIRD RESTORED   Gil Ayalas 1955 Ford TBird aka Wild Bird has been completely restored by Yarils Customs in Florida. New owner Bjorn Jansson takes it on a Kross Kountr...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris Buick Restoration Finished

  SAM BARRIS BUICK FINISHED   The full restoration on the Sam Barris 1950 Buick has been finished. The Iconic Custom looks breathtaking, just as how Sam Barris finished it in late...
by Rik Hoving
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1941 Ford Mystery Convertible

  1941 FORD MYESTERY CONVERTIBLE   1941 Ford Convertible with chopped padded top, solid grille insert used in Eastern Auto Supply advertising. A Mystery Published Custom Car. 194...
by Rik Hoving
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