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Rotunda Customs 1956 Show

  ROTUNDA CUSTOMS 1956 SHOW   In February 1956 the FoMoCo organized the second Custom Car Show in the Ford Rotunda building. Sadly this would also be the last time this prestigi...
by Rik Hoving
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Rotunda Customs 1955 Show

  ROTUNDA CUSTOMS 1955 SHOW   In 1955 and 1956 the Ford Motor Company hosted a small Custom Car and Hot Rod show in the beautiful Art-Deco Rotunda visitors center in Dearborn, Mi...
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2016 CKOS Lead Sled Award

  2016 CKOS LEAD SLED AWARD   Every year in the early summer the Customs Of Sweden (CKOS) organizes the Lead Parking show. At this event the best Swedish Custom is awarded with t...
by Rik Hoving
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2016 Customs and Kustoms Meet

  2016 CUSTOMS and KUSTOMS meet   In early July 2016 the first Customs and Kustoms weekend meet was held in Ellos, Sweden. The weekend started rainy, but soon the sun came out...
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The Stoustrup Lincoln

  THE STOUSTRUP LINCOLN   Poul Haakan Stoustrup wanted a 1939 Lincoln Convertible so bad, that he had a 4-door sedan rebuilt into a convertible by a Danish Coachbuilder. When Pal...
by Rik Hoving
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John D’Agostino 58 Packard

  JOHN D’AGOSTINO 58 PACKARD   John D’Agostino unveiled his latest Custom Car at the 2016 Fathers-day Concours on Rodeo in Beverly Hill’s California. Another Oz ...
by Rik Hoving
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CCR 2016 Photo Report

  CCR 2016 PHOTO REPORT   The 100% Traditional Custom Car event, the Custom Car Revival in Indianapolis was held on June 11, 2016. We have gathered a selection of photos from this...
by Rik Hoving
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Anthony White Collection

  ANTHONY WHITE COLLECTION   Anthony White, Pin-striper extraordinary, historic Custom Merc owner, collector of vintage photos and walking Custom Car encyclopedia, an introduction...
by Rik Hoving
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Customs by Keith Weesner

  CUSTOMS by KEITH WEESNER   The Custom Car and Hot Rod world Keith Weesner creates in his paintings and black and white artwork is as close to perfection as it can get. Keith Wee...
by Rik Hoving
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Gaylords Coupe DeVille

  GAYLORDS COUPE DEVILLE   How the Gaylord shop in Lynwood California turned a badly damaged 1954 Buick Riviera into a Dream Custom Masterpiece for owner Sal Mammano. Towards t...
by Rik Hoving
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Ralph Bush Sports Custom

Ralph Bush Sports Custom

  RALH BUSH SPORTS CUSTOM   Ralph Bush owned this 1941 Chevy based Sports Custom while in Collage in 52-54 in Santa Barbera. It was originally created in Pasadena around 1948-49. ...
by Rik Hoving
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History of the Chopped Top part 1

  CHOP TOP HISTORY part 1   The most transforming of all custom body changes, if not the most beautiful, is lowering of the top. Better known as the Chopped Top. One of the best k...
by Rik Hoving
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Johnny Hagen 50 Mercury

  JOHNNY HAGEN 50 MERCURY   Johnny Hagen created this Classic restyled padded topped 1950 Mercury as his own personal driver. And as a rolling advertising for his Glendale body sh...
by Rik Hoving
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George Barris Buick

George Barris’ 1941 Buick

  A CAR WORTH FIGHTING FOR   When George Barris moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles he drove a 1936 Ford Cabriolet. A nice custom. But George soon understood that when he wanted ...
by Rik Hoving
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Installing Spotlights

  INSTALLING SPOTLIGHTS   Spotlights have been a popular accessory item on custom cars since the early 1940’s. This article shows an excellent article on how to install them...
by Rik Hoving
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Bill Verna 50 Mercury

  BILL VERNA 50 MERCURY   Carl Johnson operated a small body shop where he created several nice Customs and Hot Rods, this 1950 Mercury is one of three he did. David Wolk recently...
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Bill Shank 56 Chevy

  BILL SHANK 56 CHEVY   In late 2015 Dick Swain send us some photos of his old friend Bill Shanks 1956 Chevy Custom. And asked if we could help locate his old friend Bill Shank f...
by Rik Hoving
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