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THE CCC ITEM ARCHIVES
 

 

Bert Gustafsson 1951 Dodge

  1951 DODGE CUSTOM   Bert Gustafsson 1951 Dodge is restyled using very creative out of the box styling which turned this ugly duckling into a real beautiful 1950s style Custom...
by Rik Hoving
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Pre War 38 Lincoln Custom

  EXQUISITE 1938 LINCOLN   This exquisite padded topped 38 Lincoln Custom was restyled when the car was very new, perhaps even straight from the dealer. It has this wonderful ear...
by Rik Hoving
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Dave Crook 1958 Pontiac

  DAVE CROOK 1958 PONTIAC   Dave Crook is perhaps best known for a few amazing Custom Cars he created together with designer Harry Bradley. But before he teamed up with Harry he...
by Rik Hoving
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2015 Custom Car Line-Up Part 2

  CUSTOM CAR LINE UP part 2   The 2015 Custom Car Line-Up at the Old Style Weekend was so spectacular that we need two CCC-Articles to cover it all. Lets take a look at some more ...
by Rik Hoving
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2015 Custom Car Line-Up

  2015 THE LINE-UP part one   Late July, early August is the time of the year that the A-Bombers Hot Rod Club in Sweden organizes the Old Style Weekend. During this weekend Ulf Ch...
by Rik Hoving
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De Rosa Chopped 41 Caddy

  88 YEARS AND STILL AT IT   Frank De Rosa has been building Custom Cars since the 1940’s and today, August, 2015, at age 88 Frank is still at it. Lets check out his latest ...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara Seiberling Advertising

  FEATURE STAR THE GOLDEN SAHARA I   In the mid 1950’s Jim Skonsakes’ Golden Sahara I, was hired by the Seiberling Rubber company to promote their new tire range . Th...
by Rik Hoving
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56 Monterey Kar Kapades

  1956 KAR KAPADES SHOW   Marcus Edell has been sharing some really great photos on the Vintage Car Show Photos Facebook Group. Recently he shared these photos taken at the 1956 K...
by Rik Hoving
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Mercs that will appear at Pebble Beach

  PEBBLE BEACH MERCURYS   Ken Gross has officially announced the 7 1949-1951 Mercurys that will be part of the Mercury display at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours.   August 16 ...
by Rik Hoving
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Confessions of a Conquistador Part Two

  CONFESSION OF A CONQUISTADOR part two   Color always has held a big fascination for me. The metallics in lacquer especially were attractive. I loved to sit down and just page th...
by Larry Pointer
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CCC the first two years

  CUSTOM CAR CHRONICLE the first two years   Early July 2013 we, my wife, our technical guy Libsky and myself hit the PUBLISH button for the very first time, the Custom Car Chroni...
by Rik Hoving
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1954 San Jose Show Photos

  1954 SAN JOSE SHOW PHOTOS   Color photos of the early 1950’s car shows are pretty rare, so it was really great when Joe Hickenbottom shared some never before seen color s...
by Rik Hoving
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That Illustrious Sanguine 1940 Merc 2

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Nick Matranga – That Illustrious Sanguine ’40 Merc! – original written February, 2014)   Part two Due to the length ...
by David/Michelle
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Larry Watson Cadillacs Part Two

  LARRY WATSON CADILLACS Part two   Part two in the series of photos of Cadillacs custom painted by Larry Watson. Very colorful and amazing photos from Larry’s Personal Ph...
by Rik Hoving
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Wally Welch 1951 Pan Pacific winner

  WALLY WELCH TAKES BEST CUSTOM WITH HIS AYALA 1950 MERCURY   The second Petersens Motorama show was held in November 1951. The show was open to the public from November 7 till th...
by Rik Hoving
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The Ayala covers

  AYALA COVERS   Gil Ayala’s Auto Body Works never had as much magazine exposure as the Barris shop had. Gil was always hard at work, not spending the time George Barris spe...
by Rik Hoving
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 23

  1950 CHEVY EVIL WAYS   Memo Ortega customized many cars since he first started in the 1950’s. He created this chopped 1950 Chevy Fleetline, a nice mix in styles, for his l...
by Rik Hoving
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