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Walter Leeman 53 Chevy

LEEMAN 53 CHEVY This ’53 Chevy’s striking color combination, perfect lines and Traditional Custom Car looks stood out in 1983 when it was built, and it still does today.  ...
by Rik Hoving
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1940 Mercury Stardust

  1940 MERCURY STARDUST   In 1986 John DAgostino hired Bill Reasoner to create his dream radical 40’s style custom based on an 1940 Mercury. The end result, named Stardu...
by Rik Hoving
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Gene Winfield’s Comeback

Golden Sunrise ’58 CHRYSLER In 1979 Richard Zocchi asked Gene Winfield to turn his 1958 Chrysler into a typical Winfield custom. Gene outdid himself creating this show winning masterp...
by Rik Hoving
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Harry Bradley Fantom Ford

  SAM FOOSE AND HARRY BRADLEY   Automotive designer Harry Bentley Bradley designed, perhaps his most elegant Custom Car based on a 1949 Ford Sedan. Master-metal man Donn Lowe and ...
by Rik Hoving
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1983 Metalflake Inspired

  1983 METALFLAKE INSPIRED   Three wild, Metalflake painted cars from Sweden made a HUGE impact on me when I was a young kid, just discovering Custom Cars.       It...
by Rik Hoving
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1982 LEADSLED Roadtrip Part 2

  1982 LEADSLED ROADTRIP   In 1984 Mike Key created his famous LEADSLEDS book. It made a huge impact on me. Today, in 2016 Phil Waters makes us relive this 1984 book, with his ph...
by Rik Hoving
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Posies 1936 Ford

POSIES 1936 FORD This classic looking outside and all modern street rod underneath 1936 Ford built by Posies, was trend setting crowd pleaser in the early 1980’s.   en Fenical...
by Rik Hoving
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Curley Tremayne 50 Merc Restoration

  TREMAYNE 50 MERC RESTORATION   Loren Curly Tremayne of Monterey California had this 1950 Mercury Custom built in 1977. Rod Powell and Butch Hurley are responsible for most of th...
by Rik Hoving
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Hirohata Merc Clone Going West

  HIROHATA MERC CLONE GOING WEST   John DAgostino and his Silent partner acquire the Jack Walker Hirohata Mercury Clone. The story behind the deal as told by John DAgostino. A f...
by Rik Hoving
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D'Agostino Midnight Sensation

Midnight Sensation back in CA

  MIDNIGHT SENSATION Back in CA   The Custom Car sensation of the early 1980’s John D’Agostino’s 1951 Mercury Midnight Sensation is back in California. The car w...
by Rik Hoving
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Midnight Sensation 51 Merc

  MIDNIGHT SENSATION 51 MERC   John D’Agostino’s 1951 Mercury built over a period of time in the 1970’s and 80’s is one of those Custom Cars that left an ...
by Rik Hoving
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1982 Road Trip to Des Moines

  ROAD TRIP to DES MOINES   In 1982 Phil Waters makes the trip from Manchester, England, to the US, to visit the Lead Sled Spectacular in Des Moines Iowa. By Phil Waters Driving T...
by Rik Hoving
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Doug Thompson Chevy

Doug Thompson 50 Chevy

  DOUG THOMPSON 50 CHEVY   In 1986 master Custom builder Doug Thompson restyles an 1950 Chevy Hard-Top for Larry Cochran. The uniquely restyled custom is awarded that year with ...
by Rik Hoving
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Richard Zocchi 1939 Dodge

ZOCCHI 1939 DODGE Richard Zocchi’s ’39 Dodge Coupe is an exercise in Custom Restyling. This masterpiece shook the car world in ’92 when it debuted, and it still does tod...
by Rik Hoving
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De Rosa Golden Piranha

GOLDEN PIRANHA De Rosa and Son Customs create an uniquely restyled 1966 Buick Riviera with styling cues from the 50’s and 60’s. The first time I saw a photo of this Custom was i...
by Rik Hoving
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