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THE CCC ITEM ARCHIVES
 

 

57 Chevy El Capitola

  EL CAPITOLA   1957 Chevy El Capitola restyled by Sam Barris after he moved back to NorCal was the last Custom he created for the Barris Kustom Shop. Don Fletcher, from Del Paso ...
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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Bob Lund 50 Mercury

Bob Lund 50 Mercury

  BOB LUND 50 MERCURY   The Bob Lund 1950 Mercury convertible easily fits on the list of some of the best restyled Barris Customs ever created. It sadly never received this reco...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Roten 52 Ford

  JIM ROTEN 52 FORD   Jim Roten Acquired his 1952 Ford Convertible in 1954. He started customizing it right away. Over the next few years the car developed in a wonderful styled M...
by Rik Hoving
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Mexico Runaway

  MEXICO RUNAWAY   La Puente California resident Tom Hutchinson shared some of his old photos with David Zivot. He also shared an very interesting Ayala story told to him by his f...
by David/Michelle
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House of Chrome Truck Illustration

  HOUSE of CHROME TRUCK ILLUSTRATION   When CCC Member Hudson Joe went out to buy an 1941 bike, he made an very interesting discovery. A beautiful 1951 Artist Impression of the Ho...
by Rik Hoving
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The Carson Top Shop Part 2

  CARSON TOP SHOP part 2   The Carson Top Shop changed the scene in the 1940’s with their Padded Top design. Towards the 1950’s and up they excelled in state of the ...
by Rik Hoving
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Bonneville via Custom

  BONNEVILLE via CUSTOM   In 1953 Car Craft editor Dick Day joined Chuch DeWitt on his trip in his Barris Custom 1950 Ford convertible to the Bonneville Speed Trials. Custom Car R...
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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Bumper mounted taillights

  BUMPER MOUNTED TAILLIGHTS   Bumper mounted taillights developed in a time when the trend was to shave and mold car bodies into a smooth sculptured piece of Automotive Art. Re...
by Rik Hoving
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Bailon Ranchero Restored

  BAILON RANCHERO RESTORED   NEWS FLASH… The Davi Horace Joe Bailon 1949 Ford Ranchero from the 1950’s has been restored and debuts at the 2016 Santa Maria Show. The J...
by Rik Hoving
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Thrifty Parking-lot Show

  TRYFTY PARKING-LOT SHOW   In May 1954 the Lords Car Club organized a free one day outdoor Car Show at the Thrifty Drug Store in Los Angles. The Customs they gathered for this e...
by Rik Hoving
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Inside a Barris Kustom

Inside a Barris Kustom

  Inside a BARRIS KUSTOM   A look inside the 1941 Snooky Janich Ford Barris Customs body-work that normally is hidden behind upholstery and other panels. We all have seen many pho...
by Rik Hoving
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Richard Aguirre 55 Mercury

Richard Aguirre 55 Mercury

  RICHARD AQUIRRE 55 MERCURY   After failing to buy a famous Barris Custom, Richard Aguirre buys a brand new 1955 Mercury and drives it straight to the Ayala Shop for some Custom ...
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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Ayala Body Shop

Ayala Body Shop

  AYALA BODY SHOP   The Ayala Body Shop on East Olympic Ave opened in 1945. Gil Ayala would keep this shop open for around 40 year, at the same location, crating Custom Car Mag...
by Rik Hoving
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Gil Ayala on Restyling

Gil Ayala on Restyling

  GIL AYALA on RESTYLING   The April 1950 issue of Motor Trend magazine shared an story on Custom restyling. Part of the article was an unique interview with Gil Ayala… In t...
by Rik Hoving
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