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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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Custom History

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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Ayala 49 GMC Restoration Part 2

  AYALA 51 GMC Restoration PART 2   In 2011 the Histo...
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1948 Chevy Coupe

  1948 CHEVY COUPE   This 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster C...
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Barris 1940 Ford Chopped Coupe

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Re-creating That Special Car

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St Louis Mystery Custom

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1942 Ford Twins

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