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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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Getting Plastered

THE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS OF A CUSTOM CAR HISTORIAN Early 2000, while on a visit to my parents, I de...
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A wonderful 1947 line up!

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS My favorite era of custom cars is the early times, the 1940’s. ...
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Hop Up Magazine in the fifties

WHEN A SUBSCRIPTION FOR 12 ISSUES COSTS $ 2.00 In the July 1952 issue Hop Up magazine featured ...
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C. C. Alexander’s 1950 Ford Sports Custom

AT THE ’52 NEW YORK MOTOR SPORTS SHOW These two photos are some of the earlier piec...
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The Larry Watson signs

SIGN O’ THE TIMES We all know Larry Watson as a Custom Car and Hot Rod painter, and he m...
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Ed Jacques 1942 Ford Exquisite Custom Car Design

  Exquisite Custom Car Design   The customs created by the Valley Custom...
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The Rodder’s Journal SCRAPBOOK

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Overall Review 4 / 5 - Very Good
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Sal Cacciola Westergard Chevy

  SAL CACCIOLA WESTERGARD CHEVY   This great loo...
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Larry Robbins 1948 Mercury

LOOKING FOR A CAR Several Barris books show photos of George Barris working on a 1946-...
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The Fab Moonglow

  A CAR, A SCRAPBOOK AND LOST INTEREST   A new two part article about Duane Stecks Moonglow ha...
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The Jack Stewart Ford

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Overall Review 5 / 5 - Must Have!
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