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Custom Car Photo Archive site

OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PHOTO’S: THE EVER GROWING CUSTOM CAR PHOTO ARCHIVE The Custom Car Photo Archive has gained serious attention in the past years. There are stories about custo...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Roten 52 Ford

  JIM ROTEN 52 FORD   Jim Roten Acquired his 1952 Ford Convertible in 1954. He started customizing it right away. Over the next few years the car developed in a wonderful styled M...
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Ina Mae Overman Lincoln Part Three

ANOTHER ROUND OF RESTYLING Ina Mae Overman’s 1952 Lincoln Capri was customized by the famous Valley Custom Shop in Burbank, California. The car was customized, and finished in four di...
by Rik Hoving
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The Enthusiast Network Collection

  PETERSON PHOTO COLLECTION ONLINE   A small portion of the huge Petersen photo collection has been added to the Getty Stock Photo Archives part of The Enthusiast Network Collecti...
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The Mark Murray Collection: Buddy Ohanesian Mercury

WESTERGARD BERTOLUCCI MERCURY ON THE SALT We have been sharing some fine examples of the Mark Murray Collection before. This time you can see four snapshots taken most likely at an early 19...
by Rik Hoving
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Calvin Wiekamp 55 Mercury

CALVIN WIEKAMP 55 MERCURY Painted by Larry Watson in late 1957, early 1958 is this mild customized 1955 Mercury with wild scallops in silver and dark purple. The ‘Snake Wagon”. ...
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Dick Gonzales 55 Studebaker

DICK GONZALES 55 STUDEBAKER Larry Watson painted Dick Gonzales his 1955 Studebaker Candy yellow and Pearl White. The car became world wide know after it was on the cover of the Dec. 1959 is...
by Rik Hoving
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40s NorCal Hot Rod Photos part 2

40s NORCAL HOT ROD PHOTOS Ed Jensen’s Collection shows an series of unique Custom Car and Hot Rod photos from the ’40’s Nor-Cal scene in his collection. This is part 2 of ...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson Fifties Corvettes

COLORFUL 50’S VETTES Larry Watson fifties Corvettes show how great these American Sports Cars look with some customizing and special paint. In a previous article we have showed some o...
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BuSonic at Watsons

  BUSONIC AT WATSONS   In 1959 Roy Abendroth started planning his dream custom based on his 1955 Buick Century. In 1963 the car was finished, Roy named it the BuSonic. oy Abendrot...
by Rik Hoving
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Every Picture has a Story

EVERY PICTURE HAS A STORY I always wondered about how these two photos of a classic California custom were in with a picture collection of an early Washington State car.   by Tom Ni...
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Larry Watson at Work part two

  LARRY WATSON AT WORK   In this second part of photos of Larry Watson at Work we will share some more unique photos from Larry’s Personal Collection. These give a great ins...
by Rik Hoving
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Watsons – Terry Holloway Plymouth

WATSONS – TERRY HOLLOWAY PLYMOUTH The paint job Larry Watson created on Terry’s 1957 Plymouth in the late 1950’s is one of the his finest and most recognizable.   e h...
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What’s in a Name?

  WHAT’S IN A NAME?   The trend originated from Motor Boats and WWII airplanes found its way into the Custom Car and Hot Rod scene in the 1950s. It is still going strong ...
by Tom Nielsen
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Wally Welch Mercury 01

  THE AYALA VERSION   Wally Welch’s 1950 Mercury was among the first Customs based on this iconic Mercury model. Gil and Al Ayala of Gil’s Auto Body Works, created this Milest...
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...
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Watson Indoor Show Photos

  WATSON INDOOR SHOW PHOTOS   From the late 1950s to the 1970s the indoor Custom Car and Hot Rod shows were very big. Larry Watson painted many cars during this period, and many...
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