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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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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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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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Walter Wyss Photos of 1950’s LA Hot Rod Shows

WALTER WYSS LA HOT ROD SHOWS Walter Otto Wyss moved from Switzerland to Dearborn, Michigan in 1939. In 1950 he went West and moved to Los Angeles. While living in LA in the early 1950̵...
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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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Zaro ’41 Ford Color Slide

KUSTOM SLIDE An amazing and rare color slide of Johnny Zaro’s 1941 Ford, taken at set up day at one of the early 1950’s custom car shows. Color photos from the early 1950’...
by Rik Hoving
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Marcia Campbell’s Hot Rod

GIRL HOT RODDER This 1929 Model A Hot Rod was built and owned by famous custom car photographer Marcia Campbell.   Marcia Campbell is best known for here custom car photography in the ...
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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Mercury Gathering from a birds eye view

  MERCURY’S FROM ABOVE   Part of the 2009 Sacramento Autorama was a gathering of custom Mercury’s. One of the highlights of the show was a view from the balcony allowi...
by Rik Hoving
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1974 LA Low Rider Show Part three

POLAROID MAGIC 3 A look at the fine Low-Riders created in the early 1970’s. Part three of this series on this collection of black and white Polaroid photos. The photos in this 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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’74 LA Low Rider Show

POLAROID MAGIC A look at the fine Low-Riders created in the early 1970’s. A very colorful world, experienced in wonderful black and white. In 2006 I came across an eBay auction for 44...
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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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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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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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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