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2014 Lead-East Award of Excellence Winner


Leading Custom Car magazine Kustoms Illustrated announces the 2014 Lead-East winner of their Award of Excellence.


In late August 2014 Don “The Egyptian” Boeke’s 1955 Lincoln won the Kustoms IllustratedĀ “Award of Excellence” at the world famous Lead East Show.Congratulations to Don for winning this prestigious award presented by the leading Custom Car magazine in the world. TheĀ 32nd Annual LEAD EASTĀ World’s Biggest 50’s Party was held from Wednesday, Aug. 27 thru Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 inĀ Parsippany NJ.

Don’s 1955 Lincoln has a well balancedĀ chop top and tasteful customizing throughout, making it a very elegant custom. The pearl yellow paint with candy dark yellow fogged highlights add to the gracefulness and elegance of this fine traditional custom. The interior was upholstered in a period correct pattern in white and dark yellow. The dash and window garnish molding were painted the same color dark yellow to blend the inside and outside perfectly. Congratulations winning this great award Don!




CCC-kustoms-illustrated-award-le-2014-03The top of Don’s Lincoln was done in pearl very light yellow with darker yellow fogged in edges and gob webbing for the perfectĀ late 1950’s feel.
CCC-kustoms-illustrated-award-le-2014-06Scalloped and pin-striped spotlights and amazing attention to detail everywhere you look.
CCC-kustoms-illustrated-award-le-2014-04Don named his Lincoln “Nadine”


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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