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Parking Lot Poster Black Friday

Posted  November 22, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  PARKING LOT POSTER Black Friday   BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT The famous Colorized 1954 Thrifty Drug Store Parking Lot Show photo as high quality large Photo-Poster.   From November 24th till November 27th, 2017 we will have our BLACK FRIDAY Sales on the Parking Lot Show Photo Poster. US orders pay $50.- (including shipping), instead […]

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History of the Early Custom Car
Custom History

History of the Early Custom Car

Posted  November 12, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  HISTORY of the EARLY CUSTOM CAR   For as long as there have been automobiles they have been modified for personal taste. This evolved in the 1930s to a style we now know as Customizing. Part One the History of the Early Custom Car. The 1930s Early Custom Cars An article about the early […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Ed Sloan 1953 Plymouth

Posted  November 5, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  ED SLOAN 1953 PLYMOUTH   Ed Sloan had his 1953 Plymouth Hard-Top Restyled at and unknown body shop. Later after it was reworked with a chopped top at the Barris Kustom Shop, it became a famous Magazine Cover Custom. Although most people will recognize Ed Sloan‘s beautiful 1953 Plymouth as this unique Barris Restyled […]

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Nick Matranga Mercury

Posted  October 29, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  NICK MATRANGA MERCURY   One of the most Iconic Custom Cars of all time the Barris Kustoms Restyled 1940 Mercury Coupe for Nick Matranga was short lived, but made a huge and lasting impact. In the past we have shared the in-depth article on the life of Nick Matranga by Michelle M. Yiatras here […]

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1937 Ford Customs

Posted  October 4, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  1937 FORD CUSTOMS   The 1937 Ford, along with the 1938 models were often considered the Ugly Ducklings from the FoMoCo. Yet they still were Customized, and with great success. The 1937 Fords were introduced on November 6, 1936. Responsible for the designs was not Ford stylist Bob Gregorie, who was busy working on […]

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Former AMBR painted by Larry Watson

  LARRY WATSON PAINTS THE NIEKAMP ROADSTER   The first...
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The Louis Bettancourt Mercury Part 2

MILE DEEP TINGIA MAROON Originally built by the Ayala’s and redone by the Barris Ku...
by Rik Hoving
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Bud Unger

MYSTERIE CUSTOMIZER HERBERT ‘BUD’ UNGER Every now and then you hear about a ‘body sho...
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Your Custom Car in Rodder’s Journal #61!

YOUR CHANCE TO GET YOUR CAR IN THE RODDERS JOURNAL The Rodder’s Journal just announced tha...
by Rik Hoving
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Wally Welch and his passion for cars

  WALLY WELCH THE MAN AND HIS MACHINES   Want to know more about the late Wally We...
by Rik Hoving
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Marcia Campbell

Marcia Campbell Famous photo shoot

  CUSTOM CAR LINE UP   One of Marcia Campbell’s better known photos, ...
by Rik Hoving
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Dave Kyte’s Watson Painted 1955 Mercury

WATSONS WILDEST CUSTOM PAINT JOB Larry Watson was known for his incredible paint jobs. ...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom builder Cecil Proffit passed away

CECIL PROFFIT DIES We have just heard the sad news that legendary Custom Car builder Cec...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara II display Robots

  GOLDEN SAHARA DISPLAY ROBOTS   Jim Skonzakes (aka Jim Street) came up with, at t...
by Rik Hoving
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A Mystery Hubcap

EARLY 1940s THREE BAR SPINNER HUBCAP When I received the photo of this mild customized 1941 Ford c...
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The Mark Murray Collection: Buddy Ohanesian Mercury

WESTERGARD BERTOLUCCI MERCURY ON THE SALT We have been sharing some fine examples of the ...
by Rik Hoving
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Carson Top Shop

Business Cards: Carson Top Shop

THE CARSON TOP SHOP BUSINESS CARD This is the first in a series of...
by Rik Hoving
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Colorized Flames

BOB BROWNS FLAMED COUPE For the Rodder’s Journal #35 Rik Hoving colorized a series of black a...
by Rik Hoving
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Bob Giovanine 1939 Chevy Coupe

A HOT RODDERS CUSTOM CAR. Bob Giovanine is not a name normally associated with Custom cars but...
by Jamie Barter
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R&C Cover Custom PU for Sale

R&C CUSTOM PICK UP FOR SALE. July 11, 2013. The Ralph Ehorn 1954 Ford F100 Kustom ...
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Marcia Campbell photo: Joe Urritta Ford

JOE URRITTA’S FOUR FOOT CUSTOM Joe Urritta’s 1941 Ford was built by ...
by Rik Hoving
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Manufacturing new curved chopped windshields

SHAPING GLASS I chopped my first roof when I was 17 in the early 70’s and made a real mess of ...
by Paul Kelly
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Customs of Sweden LeadParking 2013

THE PERFECT SHOW WITH MANY PHOTOS ON THE CCC-FORUM Good friend and huge custom car enthusias...
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Custom Car Pioneer Willy Wilde is at it again

WILLIE WILDE “DEVIL WITH A HAMMER” Willie Wilde, now li...
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Identifying the early Roadster Show years

THE OAKLAND ROADSTER SHOW 1950-1955 The Oakland Roadster show is now called the ...
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Gale Morris’ 1940 Mercury “Continental Coupe”

INSPIRED BY EUROPEAN SPORTSCARS Gale Morris from Portland Oregon, built and designed his no...
by Rik Hoving
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Creating laminated Dash knobs in scale

AIMING FOR PERFECTION A while ago I was looking at some photos of the Hirohata Mercury. One of th...
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