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In Memoriam

March 23, 2014

RIP Johnny Zaro

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Written by: Rik Hoving
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JOHNNY ZARO PASSES AWAY

 

We are deeply saddened about the news we heard that Custom Car legend Johnny Zaro passed away on March 22, 2014



On Sunday March 23, 2014 my good friend Craig Wise send me the sad message. When he was at Fritz Voigt’s 90th B-day party together with Jesse Lopez and many others this saturday the word came in that Johnny Zaro had passed away.

Our sincere sympathy goes out to his family and friends.

CCC-RIP-Johnny-Zaro-02Johnny Zaro 1940 Mercury

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CCC-RIP-Johnny-Zaro-03Johnny just married with Fay and getting away in his 1941 Ford Barris Custom.


CCC-RIP-Johnny-Zaro-01Johnny’s 1941 Ford on the cover of Motor Trend, July 1951 magazine.


CCC-RIP-Johnny-Zaro-04Johnny Zaro at the GNRS Customs Then & Now exhibit in 2011 (photo by Luke Karosi)





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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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4 Comments


  1. Profile photo of KURT MCCORMICK

    JOHNNY ZARO WAS MY FRIEND, AND I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE WHEN I SAY THAT HE WAS A MAN OF GREAT PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL STRENGTH. HE WAS THE KINDEST, GENTLEST MAN I EVER MET, HUMBLE TO A FAULT. WE WHO KNEW HIM ARE SADDENED FOREVER BY HIS PASSING.
    IF YOU WANT THE WORLD TO BE A BETTER PLACE, LIVE YOUR LIFE LIKE JOHNNY ZARO.
    KURT MCCORMICK


  2. Profile photo of Dave (a.k.a. rodncustomdreams)

    I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Zaro, but it is always a loss when good people pass.

    R.I.P. Mr. Zaro…

    Dave


  3. Profile photo of Mickey Bryan

    This is sad to hear, he was one of the guys that I wanted to meet.
    I’ll be praying for the family and friends. RIP



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