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Ayala Custom Shop

Gil Ayala 51 GMC Restoration Started

Posted  January 16, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  AYALA 51 GMC RESTORATION STARTED   TIntro text. In the Summer of 2017 we did an Feature Article on the Gil’s Auto Body Works GMC shop truck. At the end of the article we mentioned the good news that the current owner of the truck, Jim Bobowski, was in the process of restoring the […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Kustoms Sacramento Jacket

Posted  January 16, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  KUSTOMS SACRAMENTO JACKET   Unique Kustoms Sacramento Car Club Jacket from the 1950s. Chip Chipman send us a link for a really unique Kustoms Sacramento Jacked offered for sale on ETSY by Vintage on Hollywood shop. I had never seen a Jacket with a Kustoms Sacramento crest, let alone a Kustoms Sacramento crest at […]

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Custom History

1950 Petersen Motorama

Posted  January 13, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  1950 PETERSEN MOTORAMA   In 1950 Robert E. Petersen organizes the first Annual Motorama Show. A prestigious and well promoted Show setting the trend for all upcoming Shows. In our series of Historic Custom Car Shows I’m creating articles around the, mostly, early Historic Car Shows. And then concentrating mostly on the show itself, […]

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Featured Custom Cars

45 years later Mox Miller 58 Chevy

Posted  January 10, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  45 YEARS LATER   In 1966 Mox Miller showed his 1958 Chevy at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, where the openings photo was taken. 45 years later his car was at the GNRS Customs Then and Now, looking exactly the same. On a recent trip to the Getty Images website, and more specific the Enthusiast […]

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Featured Custom Cars

Porterville 1950 Mercury

Posted  December 27, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  PORTERVILLE 1950 MERC   Who knows more about this mystery 1950 Mercury that was photographed in 1958 in Porterville California. The car was later found in San Diego. In July 2017 Derby Ahlstone from California send me some photos of an vintage 1950 Custom Mercury that a friend of his father considered to sell. […]

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Early Vanity License Plate

  EARLY VANITY LICENSE PLATE   Chas Haggert used a CHUCK Vanity License P...
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Customs at Milnes Richfield Station

  NORM MILNES RICHFIELD Station   In the mi...
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Larry Watson Line-Up photo

  WATSON LINE-UP Photo   6 wild and brilliant painted...
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Bob Armstrong 1940 Mercury

  BOB ARMSTRONG 1940 MERC   Bob Armstrong from Alhambra California owned t...
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Background Mystery Custom

  BACKGROUND MYSTERY CUSTOM   In the background of 2 early 1950s drag strip p...
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Bob Larson 1940 Mercury

  BOB LARSON 1940 Merc   Inspired by the Nick Matranga Barri...
by Rik Hoving
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1948 Giveaway Teardrop Trailer

  1948 GIVEAWAY TRAILER   Besides being able to win a FREE Hot Rod at the v...
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Johnny Rosier 53 Mercury

  JOHNNY ROSIER 53 MERCURY   Johnny Rosier worked together w...
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Ralph Weflen Sectioned 56 Ford

  RALPH WEFLEN SECTIONED 56 FORD   Ralph Weflen a very skilled Custom ...
by Rik Hoving
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Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford

  JESSE LOPEZ 1941 FORD   Around 1947 innovative car enthusias...
by Rik Hoving
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1952 New York Show Photo

  1952 NEW YORK SHOW Photo   A closer look at an birds eye view photo taken...
by Rik Hoving
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1941 Plymouth Convertible

  1941 PLYMOUTH Convertible   With the main focus on full Custom Cars, ...
by Rik Hoving
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Dragone Custom Car Auction

  DRAGONE CUSTOM CAR Auction   Dragone Auctions teamed up with Lime Rock Race...
by Rik Hoving
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Calnevar Chromesides Hubcaps

  CALNEVAR CHROMESIDES   Aftermarket company Calnevar produced a smooth...
by Rik Hoving
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41 Chevy 3-Window

  41 CHEVY 3-WINDOW Mystery Custom   1941 Chevy Coupe with chopped turned 3-win...
by Rik Hoving
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Joe Gertler 1941 Ford

  JOE GERTLER 1941 FORD   From the Jamie Barter Photo ...
by Rik Hoving
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Paul Bragg Restyled 53 Oldsmobile

  PAUL BRAGG Restyled 53 Olds   Paul Bragg aka...
by Rik Hoving
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Exported Historic US Customs

  EXPORTED HISTORIC US CUSTOMS   In the last decade or so several Ameri...
by Rik Hoving
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Bob Sorrell Custom Roadster

  BOB SORRELL Custom Roadster   Around 1948 Bob Sorrell sets out to crea...
by Rik Hoving
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Brian Holden 1936 Ford

  Brian Holden 1936 Ford   Brian Holden rescued a Street Rodded 1936 Ford and ...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Ten

  NEFERTERI Part Ten   For our Forrest Gump, it has been a long and dedicate...
by Larry Pointer
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Paul Barrow 31 Ford Sedan

  PAUL BARROW 31 FORD SEDAN   Paul Barrow created his 1931 Ford Sedan with ...
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