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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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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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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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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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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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The Howard Gribble Collection part 2

  BODY WORK AND PAINT   In this second article on the Howard Gribble photo collection, we like to focus on some of the photos showing custom cars that are a bit different from the...
by Rik Hoving
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John Quintal 1956 Album

  QUINTELL 56 ALBUM   Nor Cal Custom Enthusiast Ron Brooks has an amazing collection of Custom Car Historic material, and the great thing is, he loves to share it. This time Ron s...
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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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...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Roten Photos 1956 Sacramento Autorama part 2

’56 SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA PHOTOS PART 2 Part two of the series of photos Jim Roten took at the 1956 Sacramento Autorama show. Jim Roten, who worked for Riley Collins Body Shop in Chico,...
by Rik Hoving
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Introduction to Walter Otto Wyss

  W.O.W. Once in a while you come across a person that leaves such an great impression on you, that it is hard to believe you have not heard about him before. Walter Otto Wyss is such ...
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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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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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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Hartford Hot Rod Shows

58 HARTFORD AUTORAMA New England Speed & Custom shared some amazing photos of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s New England hot Rod and Custom Car scene. This amazing collect...
by Rik Hoving
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4th Motorama – Los Angeles

1953 MOTORAMA R&C ARTICLE Jewels From The Archive 60 Years Ago, some amazing Petersen Publishing Archive material on the 1953 Motorama show held in the Pan Pacific Auditorium From time ...
by Rik Hoving
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1974 LA Low Rider Show Part two

POLAROID MAGIC 2 A look at the fine Low-Riders created in the early 1970’s. Part two of this series on this collection of  black and white Polaroid photos. The photos in this collect...
by Rik Hoving
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