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Joe Urritta 41 Ford

Joe Urritta 41 Ford

  JOE URRITTA 41 FORD   Joe Urrittas 1941 Ford Sedan was restyled in 1949 by Sam Barris. No panel on the car was left untouched. The end result was a stunning looking Masterpiece....
by Rik Hoving
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Jack Stewart MG part ONE

  CUSTOMIZED JACK STEWART MG   After selling his famous Ayala-Barris built 1941 Ford, Jack Stewart bought something completely different. A MG Sports car, which of course had to b...
by Rik Hoving
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Dan Landon First Car

  DAN LANDON FIRST CAR   A found snapshot of Dan Landon and his 1949 Chevy put more than a huge smile on my face… In the decades that I have been researching the history of...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Shop Wall

  BARRIS SHOP WALL   Spence Murray Took a photo in the early 1950’s of a corner at the Barris Shop that has intrigued me ever since. Its time to do some heavy Custom Car A...
by Rik Hoving
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Wally Welch Other Customs

  WALLY WELCH other CUSTOMS   Before Wally Welch had his famous 1941 Ford and 1950 Mercury, he had a few other Custom Cars as well. Lets take a look at some snapshots of those fro...
by Rik Hoving
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A short drive in the Hirohata Mercury

  A SPIN IN A CUSTOM CAR ICON   Hirohata Mercury owner Jim McNiel, asked me to jump in the passenger seat of his Mercury for a short drive. It put an instant HUGE smile on my face...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson 57 Chevys

WATSON 57 CHEVY Larry Watson painted many ’57 Chevy’s in his career, some mild, others wild. It sure shows that these “restorers cars” look amazing with a custom pai...
by Rik Hoving
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Another Classic Barris Survivor

  BARRIS SHOEBOX CONVERTIBLE   We always get exited when we find out about yet another Classic Custom that has survived. Even if it is only one photo of this unidentified Barris C...
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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Jack Stewart’s original Kustoms Plaque

KUSTOMS OF LOS ANGELES BRASS PLAQUE George Barris came up with the idea to start a car club for Barris-built customs. An early way to promote his business, and have a great time with friend...
by Rik Hoving
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Watson George Teixeira T-Bird

GEORGE TEIXEIRA T-BIRD Larry Watson painted several Squarebirds with a panel – outline design. George Teixeira’s T-Bird was done in gold, white and hue’s of green. arry W...
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Watson Indoor Show Photos

  WATSON INDOOR SHOW PHOTOS   From the late 1950s to the 1970s the indoor Custom Car and Hot Rod shows were very big. Larry Watson painted many cars during this period, and many...
by Rik Hoving
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Ron Dunn Finished paint

RON DUNN FINISHED PAINT November 26, 2014, The Team at Steve’s Auto Restoration in Oregon have completely finished the paint work on the Valley Custom Shop-built Ron Dunn Ford. Next ...
by Rik Hoving
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Unidentified Valley Custom Shop Coupe

STYLISH 1946 FORD COUPE The Valley Custom Shop were known for their very stylish custom cars. From wild to mild, this shop created some amazing, and well designed custom cars. This unidenti...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson painted Gullwing Mercedes

BRILLIANT GULLWINGS Back in the 1960’s it was HOT to have your high end Sports Car painted with bright, brilliant or deep custom colors. In this article we would like to focus on some...
by Rik Hoving
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The Golden Sahara Model

  GOLDEN SAHARA MODEL   Japanese Yoshihiro Hobara is on a quest to build a series of his all time favorite famous Barris Kustoms Shop created Custom cars in scale 1/25. For this ...
by Rik Hoving
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Eldred Nelson 39 Ford

  ELDRED NELSON 39 FORD   This unusual full size padded topped 1939 Ford Convertible was built by a young Campbell Ca student in 1949. He did all the work himself after school at...
by Rik Hoving
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