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Kevan Sledge wins KI Award


the Kustoms Illustrated Award of Excellence goes to Kevan Sledge’s ’40 Mercury at The Sit Down show.

From the Kustoms Illustrated Facebook page
It was an honor to bestow the Kustoms Illustrated “Award of Excellence” to Kevan Sledge’s period perfect 1940 Mercury at this year’s Gambino Kustoms THE SIT DOWN. Kevan’s Merc is truly one of the finest early customs built in modern times. The fit and finish was astounding and the overall execution capture the true essence of a traditional early custom car.
Congratulations Kevan!





The one-and-only 100% Kustom Car Magazine Kustoms IllustratedĀ is celebrating its ten year anniversary with introduction of the Kustoms Illustrated Award of Excellence. A few times a year the magazine editor Luke Karosi will be awarding the best-of-the-best Custom Car with this new prestigious award. The award will be given out at a few designated Custom Car Shows a year, including the West Coast Kustoms Santa Maria show, and the Gambino Sit Down. From time to time well know Custom Car people will help with the judgingĀ of the award winner.
Besides winning the Aluminum plaque trophy the winning Custom will also get a fullĀ feature in Kustoms Illustrated magazine as part of this Award of Excellence.



This years Gambino The Sit Down show was possibly the best ever with a huge amount of really amazing Custom Cars, making winning the award even more special. Below are two photos showing just a small selection of the great cars at the show.CCC-kevan-sledge-ki-award-2014-02



CCC-kevan-sledge-ki-award-2014-05From the Custom Car Chronicle team
Congratulations winning the Award of Excellence Kevan Sledge.



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)

2 thoughts on “Kevan Sledge wins KI Award

  • Congrats Kevin. Such a beautiful car that has been built with a great eye and a passion for details. The pics of this years show have been driving me wild!

  • Kevan’s Mercury is absolutely stunning in every detail. The color, the interior, the engine – everything is traditional and expertly executed. More people should strive for this level of quality and accuracy when they build a traditional custom.

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