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Found Treasures


For this first article for the Custom Car Chronicle I wanted to show some nice snapshots from my own personal collection.

From time to time some individual snaps shots show up for sale, and sometimes larger collections or even whole photo albums are offered. Most of the times this material is found when the old guy who took the photos passed away, or perhaps had to move to an elderly home. And lost of stuff gets sold on yard and estate sales if we are lucky. Other collections are not so lucky and might end up in the garbage. I think we all have heard some of those hours stories.


In any event the photos I will be showing here have had better luck, found their new home at a real enthusiast and even better the photos now get to be shared world wide with all who love to watch them.

Some of the cars in the photos I show are identified, and we know a lot about them. But others remain unanimous so far. So we do encourage you, the viewer to help us identify the cars in the photo. If you know more about them, or recognize cars in the background, please sign in and leave a comment on the article. When new information comes available the older articles on the CC Chronicle will be updated.

Now lets see some nice photos taken at the lakes…

Harold Johanson Howard Cams streamliner 1954

Peterson-Sinclair Dodge roadster


1952 Vic Hubbard Merc-Crosley










Jamie Barter

Jamie (aka Jimmy-B) is our Hot Rod contributor. He is a very passionated Hot Rod historian specializing in the early dry lake racers. Located in Australia he has become a living legend when it comes to identifying hot rods from old photo's and magazine articles. Jamie will be sharing some of his amazing material and knowledge on the site.

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