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THE CCC ITEM ARCHIVES
 

 

Favorite Four Doors

4-DOOR CUSTOMS As a teenager I loved looking at the cars in the “small pages” car magazines. After spending so much time looking at the cars in them I developed some favorites. The chal...
by Tom Nielsen
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Bill Ortega 1941 Mercury

  BILL DECARR 1941 MERCURY   The late Bill DeCarr built this perfectly styled, 1941 Mercury Coupe as his personal car, while he worked at the Barris Kustom shop in the late 1940&...
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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Sam Barris Buick 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. His lates...
by Rik Hoving
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Wally Welch and his passion for cars

  WALLY WELCH THE MAN AND HIS MACHINES   Want to know more about the late Wally Welch? You are at the right place. We will be sharing many more stories, background information, an...
by Rik Hoving
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George Barris The Purpose of Restyling

  THE PURPOSE OF RESTYLING   The third issue of Rod & Custom Magazine, July 1953, had the very first Barris Korner article. George Barris was asked the Purpose of Automobile R...
by Rik Hoving
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Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold part 2

  Continued from part ONE of the Jesse Lopez Lo! & Behold story.   © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold – original written in augus...
by David/Michelle
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Edison Photo Location

  EDISON Photo Location   In the late 1940’s a series of Color and black and white photos were taken at an Edison Plant or something like that. Unique Color photos of early ...
by Rik Hoving
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Nick Matranga 1940 Mercury Barris

That Illustrious Sanguine 1940 Merc

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Nick Matranga – That Illustrious Sanguine ’40 Merc! – original written February, 2014)   David E. Zivot and Michelle ...
by David/Michelle
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Marcia Campbell 49 Chevy

Barris 1949 Chevy Convertible

CLASSIC BARRIS 1949 CHEVY This classic, conservative restyled 1949 Chevy convertible was the first convertible ever to be customized at the Barris shop. Custom Car photographer Marcia Campb...
by Rik Hoving
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1950 Oakland Roadster show

1950 Oakland Roadster show

  1950 OAKLAND ROADSTER SHOW In 1950 Al and Mary Slonaker organized the first Annual National Roadster Show. Mostly entered by Hot Rods, but the Custom entries in this show has always ...
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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Gary Birns Barris Trip

Gary Birns 1960 SoCal trip

  1960 TRIP TO BARRIS   In the summer of 1960 Gary Birns and two friends make a Dream trip from Cleveland, Ohio to the Barris Kustom City Shop in Lynwood California. By Gary Bir...
by Rik Hoving
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Dick Carter’s Essential ’41 Ford Convertible

  DICK CARTER 41 FORD   Dick Carter padded topped Ford, the very quintessence of the 1946-48 Restyled 1941 Ford Convertibles. By David E. Zivot 1941 Ford ragtops have been a consi...
by David/Michelle
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Zupan Mercury

TWO-TONE METALLIC GOLD-RUST Keeping up with the demands set by car show organizers was quite a challenge in the mid-fifties. Especially when your car was considered to be old fashioned and ...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Roten Barris Representative

  BARRIS REPRESENTATIVE   Mike Roten, Jim Roten’s son, send us an interesting photo showing an Barris Kustom Products Business Card with his father Jim Roten listed as the B...
by Rik Hoving
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1951 Barris Study Trip Part 3

GEORGE BARRIS 1951 EUROPE TRIP   In 1951 George Barris visited several European countries for his Barris Study Trip. Italy, Germany and France were visited. And young George was seriou...
by Rik Hoving
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