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THE CCC ITEM ARCHIVES
 

 

Single Bar Hubcaps Design

SINGLE BAR HUBCAPS The most popular dress-up item in the early/mid 1940’s was the Ripple-Disk-Single-Bar-Flipper-Hubcap. Many Custom Cars from this era used them, but where did they ...
by Rik Hoving
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The Barris Crest

  THE BARRIS CREST   The Barris Kustom Shop started to use the Barris Kustoms Crest in the early 1950’s. And continued using this crest and the two later versions based on ...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom Interior Tags

  INTERIOR TAGS   In the 1940’s and 1950’s some of the better know upholstery shop used small tags with their name or logo and address information mounted in the cars ...
by Rik Hoving
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Spotlights when Where Who

SPOTLIGHTS ON CUSTOMS Spotlights When where who? That has been a subject for many Custom Car Enthusiasts conversations. We know these mostly Appleton Spotlights were near mandatory in the ...
by Rik Hoving
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57 Chevy Hint of Mint

57 CHEVY HINT OF MINT Originally customized in the early 1960, this 1957 Chevy Bel Air became famous in the mid 1960’s when it was redone as a show car named “Hint of Mint”...
by Rik Hoving
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The first chopped 49-50 Mercury?

  FIRST CHOPPED 49-50 MERCURY   Who was the first one to chop the top of the 1949-1951 Mercury, the quintessential Custom Car? This is a question that has been on the minds of a l...
by Rik Hoving
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The Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury part III

  SUMMERS MERC CURRENT CONDITION   This is the third and last part of the series on the Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury. In this last article we will show you how the car looked when D...
by Rik Hoving
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The Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury part II

  THE SUMMERS MERC IN DETAIL   This is the second part of the three part series on the Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury. In this article we will focus on the car a little more. Dick Pag...
by Rik Hoving
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Identifying the early Roadster Show years

THE OAKLAND ROADSTER SHOW 1950-1955 The Oakland Roadster show is now called the Grand National Roadster show or perhaps better known as the GNRS “the big Daddy” and is the oldes...
by Rik Hoving
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