PASO ROBLES Part 3
Back in the 1980s when Memo Ortega owned his full Custom GMC pick up truck, he went to several of the famous Paso Robles WCK shows.
Memo Ortega is a well known name in the SoCal Custom Car and LowRider Scene, but perhaps not as well known as it should be. Memo has been working on custom cars and Low Riders since the early 1950’s. He became good friends with Custom Car Icon Gil Ayala, and in the late 1950’s he even bought Gil’s famous 1942-46 Ford Coupe as a persona driver. Today, in 2016, 81 years young, Memo is still chopping tops, and any other custom car work you can think of from, his garage work-shop. Check out more of the Memo Ortega Stories in the Memo Ortega Files on the CCC
Once again rock & rolling back into the ’80’s in my kustom chopped GMC truck with my radio casset player blarring out songs like… Buddy Knox Party Doll, Connie Francis Lipstik on your collar, Chuck Berry’s Sweet Little Sixteen, Dee Clarks, Hey Little Girl, and of coarse Little Richard’s Tuti Fruitty. Oh and I forgot Gene Vincent’s Be Bop a Lula…… ahhhhhh Kruising up the famouse highway 101 to the famous Sherwood Park in Paso Robles. We got there 4 hours after we left Montclair, Ca. and we were in kustom haven.
The line to get into the park stretched way back, while we wait we can see a bunch of fine cars already in the park. This is so kool this line waiting for the park with all kustoms in front of us and more and more behind us, all waiting in line to get in. At the gate we are greeted by none other then Rich Pichette, one of the most awesome persons in my book, may he rest in kustom haven. Over the years I have mixed up some of my photos so in this batch we have Paso Robles photos as well as the Los Banos show both done by West Coast Kustoms.
Ahhh gone, yes, but not forgotten!
In Part Two I showed the front of this wild 1950 Mercury that is now owned by Sam Groenberg. The rear is just as wild as the front.
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