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4th Motorama – Los Angeles




Jewels From The Archive 60 Years Ago, some amazing Petersen Publishing Archive material on the 1953 Motorama show held in the Pan Pacific Auditorium

From time to time Rod & Custom Magazine have some really interesting articles and share some amazing material from the Petersen Publishing Archive. Aaron Kahan and Rob Fortier shared some great 1953 photos showing some wonderful custom cars from the Magical Petersen’s Autorama show.

Take a look at the rest of the article on the Rod & Custom site.

1953-Motorama-07-WSam Barris 1950 Buick. With Jack Nethercutt’s 1952 Olds sitting behind it.

1953-Motorama-03-WJerry Reichman four door 1950 Mercury.

1953-Motorama-05-WJack Stewart MG

1953-Motorama-04-WEarl Bruce 1940 Ford Coupe.

1953-Motorama-02-WEarl Wilson 1947 Studebaker 4-door “Grecian”.

1953-Motorama-06-WBill Gaylord 1952 Oldsmobile

1953-Motorama-01-WOverview photo with another look at Sam Barris amazing 1950 Buick.

Many thanks for the Rod & Custom Magazine team for sharing these and some others (which have not been posted here) amazing photos.



Rik Hoving

Rik is the CCC editor in chief. As a custom car historian he is researching custom car history for many years. In 2004 he started the Custom Car Photo Archive that has become a place of joy for many custom car enthousiasts. Here at CCC Rik will bring you inspiring articles on the history of custom cars and builders. Like a true photo detective he will show us what's going on in all those amazing photos. He will write stories about everything you want to know in the realm of customizing. In daily life Rik is a Graphic Designer. He is married to the CCC webmaster and the father of a 10 year old son (they are both very happy with his excellent cooking skills)

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