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  1. Tom Nielsen
    July 16, 2017

    So many cool customs in one place and all of them driven there by their owners. Wish we had a “time machine” so us custom fans could go to the ’57 Sears parking lot show.

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  2. Torchie
    July 16, 2017

    Great picture Rik.
    These types of shows still happen but not with such great cars. 🙂
    One of the small towns that I live near has a car show as part of it’s annual spring festival. They use the parking lot of the local grocery store as it’s the biggest paved area around.
    Torchie

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  3. Gregg
    July 17, 2017

    Always loved that photo, so many kool kustoms! Does anyone know where the Sears store was located?

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    • SAM FORT
      April 4, 2018

      Sears store on Long Beach Blvd. This store was on the boarder line of Compton and Lynwood. The main store was in Compton and the auto store was in Lynwood. The car show was in the lot behind the auto store. I had the pleasure of being at that show.

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  4. Johan Norlin
    July 17, 2017

    Yes, I agree with Tom, we should have a “time machine” and go there. Some of the unidentified cars like no. 14 & 15 (and also one red and a white next to that) are brand-new Mopar cars in 1957, maybe some Mopar-dealer wanted to show them at this event… Beautiful photo!

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  5. Johan Norlin
    July 17, 2017

    …also nice to see that new Volvo PV to the right of no.35 🙂

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  6. Torchie
    July 17, 2017

    It would be interesting to know how many of these customs are still around today.
    We know that the R and C truck and the former Gil’s Ayala truck still are. Any body know of any of the others?????
    Torchie

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    • Rik Hoving
      July 17, 2017

      Buddy Alcorn’s Merc is also still around.

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  7. Rik Hoving
    July 17, 2017

    And George Barris his Lincoln is also still around… his on Brett now owns it.

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  8. Jeff Neppl
    July 18, 2017

    Great in depth look into an awesome photo.

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  9. jardin
    August 7, 2017

    on the last photo,the black car near red alfa roméo is citroen DS

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  10. Ken Staten
    January 19, 2019

    Cool picture! I would like to see more of these.

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  11. Bill
    February 12, 2020

    Long Beach Boulevard at Orchard Avenue,Lynwood. Parking lot is still there. Still an automotive business but building is somewhat different. Western Home Furniture Company building still there until just recently and has been replaced by new fast food place. Homes on Orchard are still there. Beyond the Sears Automotive building in the old photo, across the boulevard, is an Admiral Television store with the curved signage and that building is still there too.

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