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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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Remembering the Gil Ayala 1942 Ford

  REMEMBERING the Gil Ayala 1942 Ford   In 1959 M...
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1957 Sears Parking Lot Show

  1957 Sears PARKING Lot SHOW   The parking lot at Show Are...
by Rik Hoving
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Tony Rando 1939 Ford

  Tony Rando 1939 Ford   Tony Rando showed his channeled an...
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LAPL Photo Collection

  LAPL Photo Collection   Browsing thru the publicly accessible online photo a...
by Rik Hoving
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Tommy Thornburgh 1947 Studebaker

  TOMMY THORNBURGH 1947 Studebaker   George and Sam...
by Rik Hoving
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Art and Jerry Custom Shop

  ART and JERRY CUSTOM SHOP   Art Lellis and Jerry Moffatt created some ou...
by Rik Hoving
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Gils Auto Body Works GMC

  GILS AUTO BODY WORKS GMC   In 1952 Gil and Al Ayala create...
by Rik Hoving
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Jack Butler Pinhole Camera Project

  JACK BUTLER Pinhole Camera Jack Butler started capturing the Hot Rod an...
by Rik Hoving
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Bob Dzemske Photo Collection P1

  BOB DZEMSKE Photo Collection Part 1   Bob Dzemske has been taking pho...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Nine

  NEFERTERI Part Nine   In this, the next to last episode in the Neferteri saga, ou...
by Larry Pointer
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Barris Mystery Parked Car

  BARRIS MYSTERY PARKED CAR   In 1994 I saw a Mystery Car ...
by Rik Hoving
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Horizontal Custom Grilles

  HORIZONTAL CUSTOM GRILLES From early in the 1940s Custom Restylers started to...
by Rik Hoving
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The Original Kustoms of America

  ORIGINAL KUSTOMS of AMERICA   1954 the Custom Car ...
by David/Michelle
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Chuck DeWitt Ford Clone Debut

  CHUCK DEWITT FORD CLONE   At the 2017 Custom Car Revival show in Indianap...
by Rik Hoving
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Horns Used Car 36 Ford

  HORNS Used Car 36 FORD   In 1941 Willis Horn from Marysville California ...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Crest Keychain

  BARRIS CREST KEYCHAIN   In the spring of 2017 Marcus Edell ...
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Melford Robbins 39 Tub

  MELFORD ROBBINS 39 TUB   Oilers Club Member Melford Robbins owned this b...
by Rik Hoving
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Victoria Custom Stories

  VICTORIA CUSTOM STORIES   The stories that go along with the old pictures of ...
by Tom Nielsen
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Curley Tremayne 50 Merc Restoration

  TREMAYNE 50 MERC RESTORATION   Loren Curly Tremayne of Monte...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Eight

  NEFERTERI Part Eight   Herein, our Forrest Gump embarks on a quixotic crusade in...
by Larry Pointer
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LIFE magazine photo shoot at Barris

  LIFE Magazine photo shoot at BARRIS   In the e...
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Johnny Zaro 1941 Ford

  JOHNNY ZARO 1941 FORD   Originally created for John Vara by ...
by Rik Hoving
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