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Installing Spotlights

  INSTALLING SPOTLIGHTS   Spotlights have been a popular accessory item on custom cars since the early 1940’s. This article shows an excellent article on how to install them...
by Rik Hoving
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Eastern Auto Supply

1951 Eastern Auto

  1951 EASTERN AUTO   Eastern Auto Supply has been in business sine 1919. In the third issue of Hop Up, October 1951, the company was subject of the Meet the advertisers article....
by Rik Hoving
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The Ayala covers

  AYALA COVERS   Gil Ayala’s Auto Body Works never had as much magazine exposure as the Barris shop had. Gil was always hard at work, not spending the time George Barris spe...
by Rik Hoving
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Merry Christmas & Happy 2014

The Custom Car Chronicle would like to wish you a merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year We would also like to thank you for your support in our first half year online. We’re receiv...
by Rik Hoving
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Lowered by the Valley Custom Shop

VALLEY CUSTOM LOWERING KIT In the mid 1950’s the Valley Custom Shop in Burbank, California produced a high standard front end lowering kit for several cars. The shop advertised this m...
by Rik Hoving
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Rotogravure prints in early magazines

ROTOGRAVURE PRINTS You have probably enjoyed these wonderful dark color toned photos when browsing thru your early 1950’s Custom Car and Hot Rod magazines Collection.   hen I s...
by Rik Hoving
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The Wayne Detroit Custom Shop?

WAYNE DETROIT CUSTOM SHOP The Wayne Auto Customs Works Inc. from Detroit, Michigan, who knows more about this shop?   e always love it when people show up with those rare Custom Car re...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris magazine ads

BARRIS MAGAZINE ADS George Barris started to promote his Barris’s Custom Shop in the early car magazines starting in 1948.   When the car magazines started to bloom in around 194...
by Rik Hoving
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Jack Stewart Book Anniversary

  JACK STEWART FORD BOOK   It has been a little over a year now since I put the final touches on my first Custom Car book: “The Jack Stewart Ford Book”. Last weekend I...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom Shop Business Cards

CUSTOM SHOP BUSINESS CARDS In the CCC-Series on printed material we show you here a fine selection of business cards from US custom shops in the 1950’s and 60’s. With my backgr...
by Rik Hoving
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Favorite Four Doors

4-DOOR CUSTOMS As a teenager I loved looking at the cars in the “small pages” car magazines. After spending so much time looking at the cars in them I developed some favorites. The chal...
by Tom Nielsen
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Greetings from Alabama

THE JOHNSON SPECIAL This early 1950’s Chopped Kaiser was build by the Johnson Motor Company in Headland, Alabama, hence the name The Johnson Special Mano Forsman from Sweden is a grea...
by Rik Hoving
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Was Elvis in the Auto Custom Shop?

MEMPHIS BODY-SHOP CARD In the series about Custom Car Business Cards, we highlight a nice card from an rather unknown body shop in Memphis Tennessee. This business card is scanned at the 20...
by Rik Hoving
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Garland’s Business Card

GARLAND’S BUSINESS CARD Paul Garland has been doing some amazing period Custom Car and Hot Rod work for some time. Recently he created some fine T-shirts and this wonderful Business C...
by Rik Hoving
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RG Canning Show Card

RG CANNING SHOW CARD Gary Canning was a car/bike show promotor in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Craig Wise shared one of the neat RG Canning Attractions promotional Cards with us. &n...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara Seiberling Advertising

  FEATURE STAR THE GOLDEN SAHARA I   In the mid 1950’s Jim Skonsakes’ Golden Sahara I, was hired by the Seiberling Rubber company to promote their new tire range . Th...
by Rik Hoving
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Carson Top Shop

Business Cards: Carson Top Shop

THE CARSON TOP SHOP BUSINESS CARD This is the first in a series of spotlight articles on Business Cards from well known -or not so well known- custom car builders. These cards were printed ...
by Rik Hoving
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