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Memo Ortega Stories Part Two

CUSTOMS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Memo Ortega, the Uncrowned Champ, remembers his childhood years in La Verne Ca during the 1940’s. Custom Cars from his neighborhood that changed his live ...
by Rik Hoving
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 24

  MEMOS 37 CHEVY   Memo Ortega bought his 1937 Chevy in 1964, and has redone it several times. In the late 1990’s he redid it in this two-tone blue version. The Memo Orteg...
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Memo Ortega 34 Ford

MIKES ’34 FORD Besides Custom Cars Memo Ortega also worked on a few Rods. He built and painted Mike Evans car in the mid 1970’s. The Memo Ortega 34 Ford stories.     O...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 27

  MEMOS SUNDAY KRUIZIN   Kruzin is what Memo and Terry do on Sundays. Vondolero As Memo named his 1953 Chevy kustom must get out and kruzzzze all over the LA and Harbor areas...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Fourteen

1970 and up We are now in 1970 with the Memo Ortega Stories. Memo is hitting the big shows in California with his 1937 Chevy four door sedan.     By Memo Ortega (Sometimes when...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Seven

HOUSE OF CHROME Its the mid 1950’s, Memo has a steady job at Kolbert’s and brings in lots of Customizing work. Memo specialized in Lowering customer cars. By Memo Ortega   ...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Sixteen

PART 16 Back to the 1970’s and into the 1980’s, Memo flashbacks to when he met his future wife, paints a T-Bucket and Customizes his friends 1977 Chevy Step-Side.     ...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 21

MEMO’S 51 MERC PART 2 This is the second part of the story on Memo Ortega’s personal 1951 Mercury he is currently finishing. The car was recently painted in a really dark blue ...
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Richard Aguirre 55 Mercury

Richard Aguirre 55 Mercury

  RICHARD AQUIRRE 55 MERCURY   After failing to buy a famous Barris Custom, Richard Aguirre buys a brand new 1955 Mercury and drives it straight to the Ayala Shop for some Custom ...
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Memo Ortega 2014 Show

MEMO ORTEGA 2014 SHOW Gongoras Body and Paint organized the 2nd Annual Memo Ortega Car show in Downtown Pomona. Memo Ortega the Uncrowned Champ will be the guest of honor on the second Memo...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Eleven

1961-62 Its 1961, Memo gets married, keeps on cruising his Custom Cars and his interest for drag-racing is growing more and more!     A few weeks ago Memo bought a scanner for...
by Rik Hoving
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Twelve

1963-69 We have arrived in 1963 with the Memo Ortega Stories. Memo is stil customizing cars, but is slowly getting into choppers now as well!     By Memo Ortega ell I ended up wi...
by Rik Hoving
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Nine

MORE AT THE AYALAS It’s the late 1950’s, Memo ’51 Chevy get new paint job by Gil Ayala, and he decides to buy Gil’s old ’46 Ford Coupe and another Oldsmobile! ...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 26

  MEMO’S 51 MERCURY FINISHED   Memo Has been working on his personal 51 Mercury for many years. In the last couple of weeks Memo was finally able to get all the loose ends ...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 28

  CAR SHOWS IN THE 80’s   In the early 1980’s Memo heard about these all Kustom Car Shows in the Paso Robles area. He had to check it out himself… he could not...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 33

  SoCal SHOWS Part 5   More Flashback stories and more photos from the Memo Ortega files from the time Memo went to some of the famous West Coast Kustoms shows in Los Banos. Me...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Four

MY FIRST CAR We have now landed in 1949, and Memo is about to get his first car, an experience which would change his life for-ever.     By Memo Ortega   Model A-Roadster Ano...
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