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Pebble Beach Concours Mercury

2015 Pebble Beach Mercurys

  2015 PEBBLE BEACH MERCURYS   The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance creates a class of historic 1949-51 Mercury Customs for Sunday, August 16, 2015     Pebble Beac...
by Rik Hoving
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50’s LA Car Show Memories

  CHILDHOOD LA CAR SHOWS   I saw my first car show in 1951, when I was 11 years old. It was the second or third in a series of shows produced by the Russetta Timing Association, a...
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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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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Americas Most Beautiful Roadster 2017

  AMBR 2017   Americas Most Beautiful Roadster award for 2017 goes to 1936 Packard named The Mulholland Speedster owned by Bruce Wanta. Designed by Eric Black and wonderfully ha...
by Rik Hoving
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1954 Petersen’s Motorama

AMAZING 1954 COLOR PHOTOS The Petersen’s show, held at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, was THE place to be, and the place to be seen in the automotive world. A short introduction to the Peter...
by Rik Hoving
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The Parking Lot Scene

MADE IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF CUSTOM CARS One of the most incredible out door photos of the Golden Age of Custom cars is this birds eye point of view photo taken at the Custom Car and Hot Rods ...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara II display Robots

  GOLDEN SAHARA DISPLAY ROBOTS   Jim Skonzakes (aka Jim Street) came up with, at the time innovative, and attractive display material. To make his dream custom look even better. H...
by Rik Hoving
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Matranga Mercury Show Photo

MATRANGA MERCURY SHOW PHOTO Identifying the display photos on the wall behind the Matranga Merc at the 1951 Oakland Roadster Show   2001 Pat Ganahl published his book The American Cus...
by Rik Hoving
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Mid 50’s Hollywood Park Car Show

  HOLLYWOOD PARK CAR SHOW   These snapshot give a very nice impression of the perfect day for a young kid in the mid 1950’s who visited an outdoor custom car / hot rod show....
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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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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Cross Country in a Kustom

  CROSS COUNTRY IN A KUSTOM   In May 1953 Bob Hirohata drives his Mercillac from California to Indianapolis. An epic Cross Country trip in an award winning custom, that still fasc...
by Rik Hoving
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1959 Car Show Movie

1959 CAR SHOW MOVIE This 1959 Car Show and Lions Drags and Hill Climbs movie with amazing footage of some late 1950’s Customs and Hot Rods was recently shared on facebook   The v...
by Rik Hoving
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Petersen Motorama 1952

  PETERSEN MOTORAMA 1952   Custom Cars at the third Annual International Motorama show held at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles 1952. The Annual International Motorama he...
by Rik Hoving
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Gil Ayala at the 1951 Roadster Show

  GIL AYALA AT THE 1951 ROADSTER SHOW   Lynn Ayala recently share some really great historic Custom Car memorabilia from her dad. Gil Ayala entered the Ayala built 1940 Mercur...
by Rik Hoving
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1989 Oakland Roadster Show

  1989 OAKLAND ROADSTER SHOW   Bob Dzemske and his son visited the 1989 Oakland Roadstershow and captured some of the many Custom Cars that were entered in the 40st Anniversary of...
by Rik Hoving
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