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Westergard classic 36 Ford

Posted  July 2, 2020  by  Rik Hoving

CLASSIC WESTERGARD FORD One of the finest Harry Westergard build early style custom cars is Jack Odbert’s 1936 Ford convertible. Original article from 2013, updated with Color Photo in July, 2020. When I was about 20 years, I first saw a photo of Jack Odbert 1936 Ford convertible in the Best Hot Rods booklet (published […]

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Custom 1933-34 Fords

Posted  June 17, 2020  by  Tom Nielsen

FORDS MODEL-40 CUSTOMIZED Today almost all of the modified ’33 and ’34 Fords are done up as street rods or traditional hot rods. In the 1940’s and up until the very early 50’s these cars were routinely built as customs. Between these two years of Henry Ford’s popular art deco influenced cars, the 1934 was […]

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1950 Sacramento Autorama

Posted  February 22, 2020  by  Rik Hoving

1950 SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA The Capitol City Auto Club, better known as the Thunderbolts organized a two day Auto Show in 1950. Held at a Sacramento Chevy dealer the show hosted 23 top class Customs and Hot Rods. Special thanks to Lawrence Fears. The title of this article is 1950 Sacramento Autorama, which is not precisely […]

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The Willis Horn Coupe

Posted  February 1, 2020  by  Rik Hoving

The Willis Horn Coupe In 1941 Willis Horn from Marysville California purchased a Custom 1936 Ford Chopped Coupe from a Hot Rod Shop. Since 1973 it is owned by grandson Jeff Boone who is now looking to find out more on the cars history for a full restoration. Jeff Boone from Live Oak, California, was […]

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Bob Lund 50 Mercury
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Bob Lund 50 Mercury

Posted  October 17, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

BOB LUND 50 MERCURY The Bob Lund 1950 Mercury convertible easily fits on the list of some of the best restyled Barris Customs ever created. It sadly never received this recognition in the magazines back in the day. Original article from September 10, 2016, updates October 17, 2019 Bob Lund took his 1950 Mercury convertible to the […]

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1938 Ford Sedan Digital Restyling

  1938 FORD SEDAN DR   Digital Restyling the 1938 Ford Standard...
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50s Indianapolis Custom Shows Part 2

50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS P2 Part two in our photo cover...
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50s Indianapolis Custom Shows

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS   In 1951 and 1952 the In...
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Weesner Custom Art

  WEESNER CUSTOM ART   Weesner designs and creates beautiful and very inspiring Custo...
by Rik Hoving
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D and B Auto Sales Part 2

D and B Auto Sales Part 2 In the Golden Years of Customizing Don Britton owned a Car...
by Rik Hoving
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Antennas on Customs – Beam Me Up Scotty!

  ANTENNAS on CUSTOMS   When building a custom car the radio a...
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De Rosa Golden Piranha

  GOLDEN PIRANHA   De Rosa and Son Customs create an uniquely restyled 1966 Buic...
by Rik Hoving
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Cliff Rackohn 1948 Mercury

  RACKOHN 1948 Mercury   One of the more elegnat Customs ...
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Tiago Ranchero Clone

TIAGO RANCHERO CLONE George Garcia from Bellflower California has been dreaming of recreatin...
by Rik Hoving
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Ohio Early Custom Cars

  OHIO EARLY CUSTOM CARS   Dayton Ohio has been a huge Custom Car scene from ...
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Channeled 36 Ford

  CHANNELED 36 FORD   Another Mystery Custom is this channeled 36 Ford that probab...
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A short drive in the Hirohata Mercury

  A SPIN IN A CUSTOM CAR ICON   Hirohata Mercury owner Jim McNiel, asked me to jump...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara Mecum Auction

  GOLDEN SAHARA MECUM AUCTION   Nearly 50 years af...
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Jim Street Golden Sahara I

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA I   The Amazing Golden S...
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Jim Street Golden Sahara II

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA II   Around 1956 Jim Street sets out to impro...
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Santa Monica 36 Ford 5 Window

36 FORD 5 WINDOW Beautifully styled 1936 Ford 5 window Coupe from the Santa M...
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Larry Watson T-Bird Vino Paisano

  LARRY WATSON T-BIRD   Larry Watson Personal c...
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George Barris at Work

  GEORGE BARRIS at WORK   George Barris is known to the public...
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Early Pictures Tell a Story – Curb Parked

  CURB PARKED   As a young “car crazy kid” growi...
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Porterville 1950 Mercury

PORTERVILLE 1950 MERC Who knows more about this mystery 1950 Merc...
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Overman Lincoln to be Restored

  OVERMAN LINCOLN to be RESTORED   The Valley Cu...
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Leroy Semas 37 Chevy

  LEROY SEMAS 37 CHEVY   In the late 1940’s Harry W...
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