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THE CCC ITEM ARCHIVES
 

 

49 Mercury The Sahara

  THE SAHARA   This Mercury was the first chopped ’49-’51 that Tom Nielsen had ever seen in person, so it made quite an impression on him back in 1957.   By Tom Nielsen ...
by Tom Nielsen
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Sharing Custom Car Memories

  An Appeal To You!   Share with us! Your Custom Car Memories. We aren’t looking for letter-perfect. Photos, or not. Just help us preserve the past and grow the future of the be...
by Larry Pointer
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A short drive in the Hirohata Mercury

  A SPIN IN A CUSTOM CAR ICON   Hirohata Mercury owner Jim McNiel, asked me to jump in the passenger seat of his Mercury for a short drive. It put an instant HUGE smile on my face...
by Rik Hoving
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47 Chevy Purple Burp

REQUIEM FOR PURPLE BURP The Purple Burp, a story about Jack Bushmaker’s chopped ’47 Chevy coupe, done in 1956, and sadly destroyed in a collision with a tree just a couple of ye...
by Larry Pointer
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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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Gary Birns Barris Trip

Gary Birns 1960 SoCal trip

  1960 TRIP TO BARRIS   In the summer of 1960 Gary Birns and two friends make a Dream trip from Cleveland, Ohio to the Barris Kustom City Shop in Lynwood California. By Gary Bir...
by Rik Hoving
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Conquistadors of Sheridan

 CONQUISTADORS of SHERIDAN The Conquistadors of Sheridan was an “unorganized” organization. It was just all about the cars. We had no clue we were writing our legacy in lacquer...
by Larry Pointer
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Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold part 2

  Continued from part ONE of the Jesse Lopez Lo! & Behold story.   © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold – original written in augus...
by David/Michelle
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Redemption

REDEMPTION Together we held a communion, that 1951 Ford coupe and I. I told her of my journeys; she showed me the transformations that had come onto her. Each in our own way had experienced...
by Larry Pointer
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Life Changing Volvo

LIFE CHANGING VOLVO This pink Volvo Amazon Custom Convertible by Andy Saunders changed my life in 1983, let me tell you how.   n early 1983 we, my mother, father, two year older sister...
by Rik Hoving
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The Shadow

  THE SHADOW   Who knows that evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! By Larry Pointer With these words, delivered in a “hauntingly sibilant quality voice that thrill...
by Larry Pointer
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Confessions of a Conquistador Part 3

  CONFESSIONS of a CONQUISTADOR Part 3   Putting “Aside” I have to confess isn’t actually sending “Away”. Anyway, some say there is no such thing as “Away”, especial...
by Larry Pointer
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Cats 48 Chevy

  CATS 48 CHEVY   Unexpectedly bumping into my Dream Custom Car on my first American Custom Car show during my 1994 USA trip It was the early 1990’s, I was in my early 20...
by Rik Hoving
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1Shot Shooter

  1SHOT Shooter   A colorful story about Sheridans Steve “Shooter” Benth, creating irreplaceable pinstripe art in his inspiring shop. “Are you Shooter?” Steve ...
by Larry Pointer
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Kens 1956 Ranchero… and more

  KENS 1956 RANCHERO   I first learned about Ken when I saw a single picture of Kens 1956 Ford Ranchero online. I got in touch with him and found out there is a lot more to tell...
by Rik Hoving
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Confessions of a Conquistador Part One

  CONFESSION OF A CONQUISTADOR part one   Hello. My name is Larry Pointer. I am a Conquistador. I have an addiction, to custom cars.   By Larry Pointer   This is not jus...
by Larry Pointer
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Angel Hair & White Rock

  THREE FOR THE SHOW   Indoor car shows have always been an exciting event for me for as long as I can remember! When I was fourteen I persuaded my parents to bring me to the annu...
by Tom Nielsen
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