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RIP Ed Rincon


We are sad to report that we lost another Custom Car guy, Edward Rincon from Sacramento at age 79.

Chip Chipman informed us that another Custom Car guy has left us. Ed Rincon from Sacramento, worked as a paint-mixer for his own company as well as for Dick Bertolucci. He had amongst many other cars and bikes an 1951 Mercury that was mildly customized by Harry Westergard and later finished by Dick Bertolucci.

Our deepest condolences go out to Ed’s family and friends.

Click HERE to visit the online obituary

CCC-ed-rincon-51-merc-02Ed’s 1951 Mercury with body work by Harry Westergard (photo courtesy of Garage magazine).


CCC-jim-roten-indoorshow-01-WEd’s Mercury finished by Dick Bertolucci at the ’56 Sacramento Autorama. 
CCC-ed-rincon-32-Ford-01One of Ed’s cars in later years. 1932 Ford Sedan (photo courtesy of


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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