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July 18, 2014

RIP Mike Alexander

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Written by: Rik Hoving
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RIP MIKES ALEXANDER

Mike Alexander from the famous Alexander Bros Custom Shop passed away on July 18, 2014

 
Dennis Heapy informed us today that his good friend, famous Custom Car builder, Mike Alexander had passed away at 10 o clock in the morning on Friday July 18, 2014.
We are so sad to hear we have lost yet another of our Custom Car Legends. RIP Mike Alexander

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

Mike Alexander was born in Detroit 1933. Mike had three brothers.
Mike and his older brother Larry Alexander started the Alexander Brothers Custom Shop in 1957. Mike loved to do the mechanical part in the shop.
Mike brother Larry, the other half of the Alexander Brothers shop passed away in August, 2010.

CCC-rip-mike-alexander-01Larry and Mike Alexander

 

Downshift video

CCC-rip-mike-alexander-03Larry on the left and Mike on the right discussing a new taillight treatment in front of their Custom Shop.

 

Online Obituary for Mike P. Alexander

 
 
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About the Author

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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3 Comments


  1. I knew Mike to talk to and he was suffering bad health for quite a while. Most people are aware of his talents as a customizer and the famed Alexander Brothers Custom Shop of Detroit but anyone who got to spend any time with him will tell you what a gentleman the man was. R.I.P. Mike


  2. As a kid growing up in the Detroit area the Alexander Bros were part of the group of customizers from the 50’s that I idolized. Mostly all gone now except Bill Hienz. R.I.P. Mr Alexander.


  3. Yet another of my Customizing heros gone. From the beginning of my model car building years in the late ’50s — early ’60s I have always favoured the tasteful style of the cars the brothers customized as the very best there was. R.I.P. Mike Alexander.



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